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Spanish passengers wait for their flight to Malaga, Spain, in front of Ryanair airline check-in desks during a Ryanair employees strike at the Charleroi airport, outside Brussels, Belgium, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Ryanair pilots and cabin crew went on strike forcing the cancellation of some 250 flights across Europe, including Spain, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy and Germany.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
September 28, 2018 - 6:58 am
MADRID (AP) — Thousands of travelers in Europe saw their plans disrupted Friday after airline Ryanair cancelled more than 200 flights because of strikes by cabin crew in Spain, Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Italy and Germany. The budget airline says it had informed passengers of possible disruptions...
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September 28, 2018 - 4:07 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court on Friday lifted a temple's ban on women of menstruating age, holding that equality is supreme irrespective of age and gender. The historic Sabarimala temple had barred women age 10 to 50 from entering the temple that is one of the largest Hindu pilgrimage...
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In this photo combination, Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington. (Pool Image via AP)
September 28, 2018 - 1:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — He let his anger flare repeatedly, interrupted his questioners and cried several times during his opening statement. She strived to remain calm and polite, despite her nervousness, and mostly held back her tears. Throughout their riveting, nationally televised testimony on Thursday...
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FILE- In this May 3, 2016 file photo, Bangladeshi journalists cover proceedings outside a court in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Journalists and human rights groups are demanding major amendments to a new law passed in Bangladesh Parliament in September, 2018, saying the law will choke constitutional rights of freedom of speech and expression. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad, File)
September 28, 2018 - 1:45 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Journalists and human rights groups are demanding major amendments to a bill recently passed in Bangladesh's Parliament, saying it will further choke constitutionally protected freedom of speech. A powerful body of editors of leading newspapers and TV stations has...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
September 28, 2018 - 12:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a day like few others in Senate history, California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford quietly recounted her "100 percent" certainty Thursday that President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court had sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers — and then Brett...
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FILE- In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, gay rights activists celebrate after the country's top court struck down a colonial-era law that made homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in Mumbai, India. India's Chief Justice of the Supreme Court has presided over a string of verdicts in recent weeks that grant more rights to women, gay couples and religious minorities as he prepares to retire from the bench next month. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
September 27, 2018 - 10:43 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — The chief justice of India's Supreme Court has presided over a string of recent rulings that grant more rights to women, gay couples and religious minorities, challenging deeply conservative Indian society before he retires next month. In the latest decision Thursday, Chief Justice...
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The motorcade transporting President Donald Trump drives down Pennsylvania Avenue heading towards the Trump Hotel in Washington on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2018. Trump is having a private meeting and dinner with supports (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 27, 2018 - 10:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 10:15 p.m. President Donald Trump described Thursday's heated Senate hearing as "brutal" and "hard to watch" during an evening GOP fundraiser. But Trump also praised Supreme Court nominee Brett...
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Head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, Pierre Krahenbuhl, left, speaks with a reporter during an interview with AP on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
September 27, 2018 - 8:46 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Facing a financial crisis after the United States cut funding, the head of the U.N. agency that helps 5.3 million Palestinian refugees says the problem of their well-being will continue to exist whether there's money or not — and especially if it was forced to shut down. While...
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September 27, 2018 - 7:45 pm
The Latest on governors and gubernatorial candidates' reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 7:40 p.m. In New Mexico, where two members of Congress are running for governor, Republican candidate Steve Pearce said in a statement that "it will...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
September 27, 2018 - 7:44 pm
It was one hearing with just two witnesses but, in an era of deep political polarization and yawning cultural divisions, Americans came away Thursday having heard very different things. Millions of men and women listened to a nervous-but-composed college professor Christine Blasey Ford tell the...
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