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August 19, 2018 - 1:41 pm
PULA, Croatia (AP) — A British woman has been rescued after falling from a cruise ship and spending 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night, Croatia's coast guard said Sunday. The unidentified woman was taken to a hospital in the town of Pula and is out of danger. The woman fell from the Norwegian...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Constance Wu in a scene from the film "Crazy Rich Asians." (Sanja Bucko/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
August 19, 2018 - 1:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Glitz won over guns as the gilded romance "Crazy Rich Asians" debuted at No. 1 in North American theaters this weekend, surpassing industry expectations and beating out action-packed fare like "Mile 22." Warner Bros. estimates that the film earned $25.2 million over the weekend...
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August 19, 2018 - 1:37 pm
NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Many students in one Missouri school district won't be using bathrooms designated by gender any longer. The Kansas City Star reports that the North Kansas City School District has installed gender-neutral restrooms at two new elementary schools that opened this past...
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AT 19 Aug 2018 14:56:27 UTC, an earthquake was reported at 4.5 km (2.8 mi) S of Belanting, Indonesia.
August 19, 2018 - 1:18 pm
SEMBALUN, Indonesia (AP) — Strong earthquakes jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, causing power blackouts, landslides and damage to buildings, as the tourist hotspot tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people. A shallow quake Sunday evening was...
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Pope Francis leaves his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square at the end of the Angelus noon prayer at the Vatican, Sunday, Aug.19, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
August 19, 2018 - 12:41 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The archbishop of Dublin said Sunday he hopes Pope Francis will speak frankly about the "darkness" of priestly sex abuse during his upcoming visit to Ireland, which has been clouded by new revelations of misconduct in the U.S. Catholic Church. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, who has...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2018 file photo, Taliban fighters gather with residents to celebrate a three-day cease fire marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, in Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. On Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a conditional cease-fire with Taliban insurgents for the duration of the Eid al-Adha holiday. Ghani made the announcement Sunday during celebrations of the 99th anniversary of Afghanistan's independence. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
August 19, 2018 - 12:18 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has called for a conditional cease-fire with Taliban insurgents for the duration of the Eid al-Adha holiday. President Ghani made the announcement Sunday during celebrations of the 99th anniversary of Afghanistan's independence in the capital...
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August 19, 2018 - 12:00 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state-run news agency says prosecutors have referred two monks to trial on charges of killing an abbot in a monastery north of Cairo last month. The MENA news agency reported Sunday that prosecutors are charging a recently defrocked monk, identified as Isaiah, and another...
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August 19, 2018 - 11:34 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on earthquakes that have struck Indonesia's Lombok island (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Another strong earthquake has struck near the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 6.9 quake struck Sunday night at a depth of...
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FILE - It his April 22, 2016 file photo, EgyptAir plane hijacking suspect Seif Eddin Mustafa, center, with a t-shirt reading "Cici Killer", is escorted by Cyprus police officers as he arrives in a court in capital Nicosia, Cyprus. Cyprus police say an Egyptian man who in 2016 hijacked a domestic EgyptAir flight and ordered it to land on the east Mediterranean island has been extradited to his homeland. Police said Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, that Seif Eddin Mustafa boarded an EgyptAir flight that took off for Egypt on Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)
August 19, 2018 - 11:25 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An Egyptian man who hijacked a domestic EgyptAir flight in 2016 and ordered it to land in Cyprus has been extradited to his homeland after giving up a drawn-out legal fight, authorities said Sunday. Seif Eddin Mustafa was transferred to Egyptian custody and flown back to...
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FILE - This July 12, 2018 file photo shows the Diciotti ship of the Italian Coast Guard carrying rescued migrants as it enters the Sicilian port of Trapani, southern Italy. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini demanded Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, that other European countries take in the 177 migrants rescued on Aug. 16 by the Diciotti after his Maltese counterpart, Michael Farrugia, insisted that the "only solution" is for the Diciotti ship to dock at the Sicilian island of Lampedusa. (Igor Petyx/ANSA via AP)
August 19, 2018 - 11:24 am
ROME (AP) — Italy's firebrand interior minister threatened Sunday to return to Libya 177 migrants who have been aboard an Italian coast guard ship for days following another standoff with Malta. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini demanded that other European countries take in the migrants after his...
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