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July 19, 2017 - 9:32 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has instituted heightened security measures for laptops and tablets on U.S.-bound flights from the country. Mexico's Transportation Department says in a statement that the measures take effect starting Wednesday for...
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A plainclothes security official approaches journalists outside an apartment complex where Liu Xia, widow of late Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, lives in Beijing, Wednesday, July 18, 2017. Supporters of Liu Xiaobo are gathering worldwide to mark the traditional Chinese observance of the seventh day after his death. However, in a leafy apartment complex in west Beijing, more than a dozen men have been holding an around-the-clock vigil with a different purpose altogether: keeping visitors and journalists away from the home Liu shared with his wife, Liu Xia. (AP Photo/Gerry Shih)
July 19, 2017 - 7:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — Supporters of Liu Xiaobo gathered worldwide Wednesday to mark the traditional Chinese observance of the seventh day after the imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate's death, amid growing concern over the fate of his widow, Liu Xia, who has been kept under house arrest for more than...
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July 19, 2017 - 6:15 am
LONDON (AP) — The publicly funded BBC has published the names and salaries of its highest-earning actors and presenters, revealing that its best-paid star, radio host Chris Evans, earns more than 2.2 million pounds ($2.9 million) a year. The list published Wednesday shows that the BBC pays 96...
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July 19, 2017 - 6:06 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish truck maker AB Volvo says second-quarter profits surged more than threefold amid solid sales, particularly from Europe and Russia. Net profit jumped to 6 billion kroner ($725 million) in the period, from 1.9 billion kronor a year earlier. Last year's profit had been dented...
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People walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after a mixed finish on Wall Street. Investors turned their focus to policy meetings by central bank boards in Japan and the EU. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
July 19, 2017 - 5:04 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares meandered in slow trading Wednesday in Europe after a day of gains for most Asian stock benchmarks as investors turned their focus to Japan and EU central bank policy meetings and China-U.S. economic talks in Washington. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,390.86 and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2011 file photo, members of Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia hold posters during a rally in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Indonesian government on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 banned Hizbut Tahrir, an organization that wants to establish a global caliphate, under a new presidential decree criticized as draconian by rights groups. Writings on the posters read "No to dictatorship or democracy, Yes to caliphate" and "Overthrow dictatorship, uphold the caliphate." (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim, File)
July 19, 2017 - 4:42 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian government on Wednesday banned Hizbut Tahrir, an Islamic organization that wants to establish a global caliphate, under a new presidential decree criticized as draconian by rights groups. Hizbut's legal status was revoked to protect national unity, said...
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July 19, 2017 - 3:59 am
BANGASSOU, Central African Republic (AP) — Bullet-riddled roofs line the "boulevard of death" in Central African Republic's southeastern town of Bangassou. More than 2,000 Muslims are hiding in the local cathedral as the country's sectarian violence reaches this once-quiet area. More than 300...
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July 19, 2017 - 2:56 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police in South Korea's capital on Wednesday began investigating how a North Korean woman who defected in 2014 and made South Korean TV appearances ended up back in the North. The woman known as Lim Ji-hyeon in South Korea had appeared on cable talk shows that aired until...
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Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, centre right, is welcomed by students and a staff from UNICEFF during a visit to the camp of people displaced by Islamist extremist in Maiduguri Nigeria, Tuesday, July. 18, 2017. Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai was greeted with cheers Tuesday by dozens of young women in northeastern Nigeria, where she spoke out for the many girls abducted under Boko Haram's deadly insurgency. (AP Photo/ Jossy Ola)
July 19, 2017 - 2:49 am
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai was greeted with cheers by dozens of young women in northeastern Nigeria, where she spoke out for the many girls abducted under Boko Haram's deadly insurgency. The 20-year-old Pakistani activist told The Associated Press on Tuesday she...
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Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, centre right, is welcomed by students and a staff from UNICEFF during a visit to the camp of people displaced by Islamist extremist in Maiduguri Nigeria, Tuesday, July. 18, 2017. Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai was greeted with cheers Tuesday by dozens of young women in northeastern Nigeria, where she spoke out for the many girls abducted under Boko Haram's deadly insurgency. (AP Photo/ Jossy Ola)
July 19, 2017 - 2:47 am
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai was greeted with cheers Tuesday by dozens of young women in northeastern Nigeria, where she spoke out for the many girls abducted under Boko Haram's deadly insurgency. The 20-year-old Pakistani activist told The Associated Press she...
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