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Wallaby hops across Sydney Harbor Bridge, captured uninjured

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SYDNEY (AP) — A wayward wallaby disrupted downtown traffic by bounding across the Sydney Harbor...

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India accuses Pakistan of fresh attacks on Kashmir frontier

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SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian officials said Pakistani troops opened fire Saturday along their volatile frontier in Kashmir, killing two civilians and a solider in the latest escalation of violence in the disputed region. Indian police said Pakistani soldiers were targeting Indian border posts and...


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Thai police arrest suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking

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BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia’s illegal trade for over a decade, officials said Saturday. Boonchai Bach, a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese descent, was arrested Friday in the northeastern border province of...


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Indian army soldiers fight fire from highly polluted lake

BANGALORE, India (AP) — Thousands of Indian troops battled for hours a huge fire emanating from a highly polluted lake, causing panic among thousands of people in the southern city of Bangalore, the army said Saturday. Nearly 5,000 soldiers swung into action on Friday after the fire threatened a...


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Analysis: Trump support carries rewards and risks for Israel

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JERUSALEM (AP) — From recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital to cutting aid to Palestinians, President Donald Trump has given Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the unprecedented gift of strong U.S. alignment with a nationalist Israeli government. With the two leaders in sync personally and...


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South Korea asks North to explain canceled visit

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Saturday requested North Korea to explain why it abruptly canceled plans to send a delegation over the weekend to prepare for a visit by an art troupe during next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon said...


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Church conservatives question pope's airborne nuptials

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LIMA, Peru (AP) — The honeymoon, as it were, is apparently over. A day after Pope Francis grabbed headlines by pronouncing two flight attendants man and wife while flying 36,000 feet over Chile, the conservative Catholic commentariat on Friday questioned the legitimacy of the impromptu sacrament...


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Pope: Corruption is 'social virus' infecting Latin America

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LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis strongly condemned corruption in Latin America as a “social virus” infecting all aspects of life in stern remarks Friday to Peru’s president and high-ranking political leaders, several of whom are embroiled in the region’s biggest graft scandal. Hours after decrying...


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Pope to indigenous: Amazon is 'heart of the church'

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PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — From deep in the scorching Amazon rainforest, Pope Francis demanded Friday that corporations stop their relentless extraction of timber, gas and gold from God’s “holy ground,” and called on governments to recognize the indigenous peoples living there as the primary...


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The Latest: Traditionalist blog questions mid-flight wedding

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PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to Peru (all times local): 8 p.m. The honeymoon, as it were, is apparently over. A day after Pope Francis grabbed headlines by pronouncing two flight attendants man and wife while flying 36,000 feet over Chile, the conservative...


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Pope brings environmental crusade to Peru's Amazon

Special To The Washington Post. PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru - Pope Francis landed in the Amazon on Friday, bringing his environmental crusade to a rough-and-tumble corner of Peru’s jungle that is besieged by deforestation and illegal mining. The visit to Peru, the second leg of a trip that ends Sunday...


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