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FILE - In this Thursday Jan. 6, 2011 file photo, a traditional dhow floats in the Corniche Bay of Doha, Qatar, with tall buildings of the financial district in the background. Qatar likely faces a deadline this weekend to comply with a list of demands issued to it by Arab nations that have cut diplomatic ties to the energy-rich country, though its leaders already have dismissed the ultimatum. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)
July 02, 2017 - 2:40 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar likely faces a deadline this weekend to comply with a list of demands issued by Arab nations that have cut diplomatic ties to the energy-rich country, though its leaders already have dismissed the ultimatum. Here's a look at the ongoing crisis, the worst to...
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File - This Wednesday, June 28, 2017 file photo, shows an aerial view of the destroyed landmark al-Nuri mosque in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq. Abdul Wahab al-Saadi, an Iraqi commander said Thursday, June 29, 2017, that his forces have taken the al-Nuri Mosque compound that was destroyed by the Islamic State group last week. Al-Saadi said special forces entered the compound and took control of the surrounding streets on Thursday afternoon, following a dawn push into the area. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
June 29, 2017 - 2:41 pm
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's Prime Minister declared an end to the IS caliphate Thursday after Iraqi forces captured the compound of a landmark mosque in Mosul that was blown up last week by the Islamic State group. "We are seeing the end of the fake Daesh state. The liberation of Mosul proves that,"...
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In this May 2, 2017 photo, Eric Treene, Special Counsel For Religious Discrimination, Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on responses to the increase in religious hate crimes. Treene lamented the lack of solid data on hate crimes during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in May, saying incomplete numbers stymie officials’ ability to fully understand the problem. But he said the department is committed to prosecuting hate crimes, even as critics have blamed the Trump administration’s tough rhetoric and policies for a spike in such offenses. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 29, 2017 - 12:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most victims of hate crimes don't report them to police, according to a new study that advocates say reinforces their fears that the Trump administration's tough rhetoric and policies will make more people afraid to come forward. More than half the 250,000 hate crimes that took...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2017 file photo, protesters wave signs and chant during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, outside a federal courthouse in Seattle. The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it. The action Monday, June 26, 2017, is a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
June 26, 2017 - 12:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is letting a limited version of President Donald Trump's ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries take effect, a victory for Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency. The justices will hear full arguments in October in the case that...
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People carry the body of a victim of Sunday's fuel tanker fire incident for funeral prayer at Ahmad Pur Sharqia near Bahawalpur, Pakistan, Monday, June 26, 2017. The Pakistani prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of the massive fuel tanker fire as authorities on Monday raised the death toll from the blaze to more than 155. (AP Photo/Iram Asim)
June 26, 2017 - 10:47 am
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as authorities on Monday raised the death toll to 157. The truck, carrying some 25,000 liters (6,600 gallons) of gasoline, was traveling from the southern port city...
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A Pakistan army soldier stands guards while rescue workers examine the site of an oil tanker explosion at a highway near Bahawalpur, Pakistan, Sunday, June 25, 2017. An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing over one hundred people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. (AP Photo/Iram Asim)
June 26, 2017 - 4:20 am
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as authorities on Monday raised the death toll from the blaze to 157. The truck, carrying some 25,000 liters (6,600 gallons) of gasoline, was traveling from the...
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A Pakistan army soldier stands guards while rescue workers examine the site of an oil tanker explosion at a highway near Bahawalpur, Pakistan, Sunday, June 25, 2017. An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing over one hundred people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. (AP Photo/Iram Asim)
June 26, 2017 - 2:36 am
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say the death toll from a massive fuel truck fire the previous day has risen to 157 as four more of the victims died overnight. The truck was traveling from the southern port city of Karachi to Lahore, the Punjab provincial capital, when the driver lost...
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Riot police move to detain a person as they stop protesters for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for LGBT Pride protest following a ban issued by the governor, in Istanbul, Sunday, June 25, 2017. The Istanbul governor's office on Saturday banned the LGBT event, for the third year in a row, citing reasons of safety and public order.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
June 25, 2017 - 4:30 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for an LGBT pride event in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed by the governor. Organizers of the 2017...
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Riot police move to detain a person as they stop protesters for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for LGBT Pride protest following a ban issued by the governor, in Istanbul, Sunday, June 25, 2017. The Istanbul governor's office on Saturday banned the LGBT event, for the third year in a row, citing reasons of safety and public order.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
June 25, 2017 - 3:07 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for an LGBT pride event in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed by the governor. Organizers of the 2017...
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An Albanian man casts his ballot at a polling station in Tirana, Sunday, June 25, 2017. Albanians were voting Sunday in a general election that follows a landmark agreement between the country's two biggest political parties to look past their bitter differences and back efforts for Albania to eventually join the European Union. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)
June 25, 2017 - 2:50 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanians voted in what was expected to be low numbers Sunday in a general election that was aimed at giving the country's two biggest political parties a chance to look past their bitter differences and work toward eventually joining the European Union. The voting ended at 8...
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