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Russia is lowest-ranked team in draw for its home World Cup

APTOPIX Peru New Zealand Wcup Soccer

ZURICH (AP) — Russia will be the lowest-ranked team in the draw for the World Cup it is hosting...

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Indian ruling party member offers bounty for beheading of a Bollywood star

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The release of a highly anticipated Bollywood blockbuster has been delayed after a politician from India’s governing party offered a bounty of $1.5 million for the heads of the movie’s star and director amid outcry that the film distorted Hindu legend. The movie...


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Zimbabwe's Mugabe, facing impeachment, calls Cabinet meeting

Zimbabwe Political Turmoil

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s ruling party on Monday ordered impeachment proceedings to begin against longtime President Robert Mugabe and expressed confidence that he could be voted out within two days, while the world’s oldest head of state ignored the party’s midday deadline to resign and...


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The Latest: Mugabe calls Cabinet meeting for Tuesday morning

Zimbabwe Political Turmoil

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe’s political turmoil (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Zimbabwe’s longtime President Robert Mugabe has called a Cabinet meeting for Tuesday morning even as the ruling party moves to impeach him when Parliament resumes on the same day. The notice from...


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Islamist extremists have deep roots in the area where US soldiers died in Niger

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. OUALLAM, Niger - By the time a U.S. Army Special Forces team arrived in Tongo Tongo last month - its last stop in an ill-fated mission - Islamist militants already wielded power and influence in the remote border village. In a poor, barren region neglected by the...


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Barnier raises Irish obstacle as U.K. moves on Brexit bill

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told the U.K. to come up with a solution for the Irish border, making clear that an improved offer on the divorce bill might not be enough to unblock talks. Barnier told a conference in Brussels on Monday that Northern...


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Zimbabwe's Mugabe faces impeachment after balking at retirement

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Zimbabwean lawmakers are set to begin impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe and vote him out of power within two days after he missed a ruling-party deadline to end his 37-year rule. “We will move a motion tomorrow, set up the committee tomorrow and on...


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Two sumo wrestlers walked into a bar. The brawl they had there is rocking Japan's sumo

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. TOKYO - The world of sumo has been turned upside down like, well, like a wrestler pushed from the ring. In a case that has enthralled Japan and dominated the headlines for a week, a 33-year-old grand sumo champion, a Mongolian called Harumafuji, is accused of...


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Search for a missing submarine is stymied by new challenges: 20-foot waves and 50 mph

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. An international team of searchers trying to locate a vanished Argentine submarine and its 44 crew members is being stymied by a new challenge: an uncooperative ocean. Twenty-foot waves and winds near 50 mph were battering more than a dozen search-and-rescue ships...


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Merkel's stumble slows leadership drive for Paris ally Macron

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. French President Emmanuel Macron, who has laid out a series of far-reaching proposals for Europe, called for a “stable and strong” Germany after Chancellor Angela Merkel’s failure to form a government put some of his continental ambitions on hold. Macron, who spoke to Merkel on...


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Buronson's manga school to open in Saku, Japan

(c) 2017, The Japan News/Yomiuri. Buronson, the writer of the “Fist of the North Star” manga series, is scheduled to open a free manga school in April in his home city of Saku, Japan, for a year, in an effort to attract and support prospective manga creators from across the nation. Instructors at...


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