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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2019 file photo, Yalitza Aparicio, nominated for an Oscar for best actress for her role in "Roma," poses for a portrait at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. The United Nations' cultural agency UNESCO is appointing Friday Oct. 4, 2019 Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio as its Goodwill ambassador for the indigenous peoples.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
October 04, 2019 - 10:54 am
PARIS (AP) — The United Nations' cultural agency UNESCO has appointed Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio as its goodwill ambassador for indigenous peoples. The 25-year-old actress made history as the first indigenous performer nominated for a best actress honor at the Academy Awards this year for her...
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October 04, 2019 - 9:36 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The husband of a "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star can go to Italy while he fights deportation efforts. A federal appellate court in Philadelphia on Thursday lifted a stay in Joe Giudice’s (joo-DEE'-chay) case. That paves the way for him to soon return to the country of his...
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks to soldiers during his visit to military base outside Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Ukraine's president says to media his country won't be pressured into opening an investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
October 04, 2019 - 8:37 am
ZHYTOMYR, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s Prosecutor General said on Friday that his office is reviewing all the cases that were closed by his predecessors, including several related to the owner of a gas company where former Vice President Joe Biden’s son sat on the board. Ruslan Ryaboshapka’s comments...
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Iraqi security forces fire tear gas while anti-government protesters gather for a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Iraq's prime minister told protesters Friday that their "legitimate" demands have been heard and likened security measures imposed in the wake of this week's violence, including a curfew, to a "bitter medicine" that needs to be swallowed. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
October 04, 2019 - 7:50 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s top Shiite cleric on Friday sharply criticized the government in the wake of deadly violence gripping the country, urging both the political leaders and the protesters to pull back “before it is too late” as the death toll in this week’s anti-government demonstrations climbed...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed Friday after Wall Street rebounded on investor hopes for a U.S. interest rate cut. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 04, 2019 - 7:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — World shares were mixed Friday as investors turn their attention to the monthly U.S. jobs report after a series of gloomy economic news dampened investors’ outlook this week. London and Frankfurt opened higher and Tokyo rose, while Hong Kong declined. Chinese markets were closed for...
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Backdropped by a painting of independence leader Simon Bolivar, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gives a press conference at the Foreign Ministry in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Maduro denied the accusation by the Colombian president that the guerrilla group ELN was operating with the Venezuelan government's support inside Venezuelan territory, answered questions about his recent trip to Russia and about a possible return to the negotiation table with the opposition. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
October 04, 2019 - 7:07 am
GENEVA (AP) — A panel of experts at the U.N. labor agency is calling on Venezuelan authorities to halt violence, threats and other forms of “aggression” against workers and employers who oppose President Nicolas Maduro’s government. The three-person commission at the International Labor...
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Kurt Volker, a former special envoy to Ukraine, is leaving after a closed-door interview with House investigators as House Democrats proceed with the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
October 04, 2019 - 7:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Ukrainian envoy Kurt Volker (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Three House committees have released dozens of texts between U.S. diplomats in Ukraine discussing how to handle a response to President Donald Trump’s demands that the country launch an investigation...
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Pro-democracy protesters march in the city center ahead of reported plans by the city's embattled leader to deploy emergency powers to ban people from wearing masks in a bid to quash four months of anti-government demonstrations, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 04, 2019 - 6:24 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Thousands of protesters in masks are streaming into Hong Kong streets after the territory’s leader invoked rarely used emergency powers to ban masks at rallies. Immediately defying the ban set to take...
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Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, right, shakes hands with Germany's Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, following their meeting to discuss cooperation on migration management in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Cavusoglu, Seehofer and European Commissioner for Immigration Dimitris Avramopoulos later met for breakfast and further discussed the migrants issue. (Turkish Foreign Ministry via AP, Pool)
October 04, 2019 - 5:27 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister has called on European nations to work with Ankara on solving the refugee crisis instead of blaming it for a rise in migrant flows to Europe. Mevlut Cavusoglu made the comments on Friday after a meeting with German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and...
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Soldiers from the 4th Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division stationed at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, are brought to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Miss., Wednesday, night, Oct. 2, 2019. At least 22 soldiers training at the Mississippi military base have been injured during a night parachuting exercise (Cam Bonelli/Hattiesburg American via AP)
October 03, 2019 - 6:08 pm
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Military officials are investigating after 32 parachuting soldiers were injured _ four badly enough to require hospitalization _ when 87 jumpers were blown into trees during a night training exercise in Mississippi. Injuries during training jumps are fairly common, but the...
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