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  • Parents prepare to return to court in Charlie Gard case

    LONDON - The parents of a critically ill infant are returning to court for the latest stage in their effort to seek permission to take the child to the United States for medical treatment.
  • Nigeria releases 1st new photo of absent leader in 2 months

    ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigeria's government has released a photo of President Muhammadu Buhari more than two months after he left for London for medical treatment amid growing health concerns.
  • Polish president to veto 2 bills seen as moves on judiciary

    WARSAW, Poland - Poland's president says he will veto two contentious bills that are widely seen as assaults on the independence of the judicial system and are part of a planned legal overhaul by the ruling party that has sparked days of nationwide protests.
  • At least 8 dead after suicide bombers hit camps in Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - A civilian self-defence group says at least eight people are dead after female suicide bombers attacked two displaced persons camps in northeastern Nigeria's main city.
  • France bringing top Libyan rivals together in new initiative

    PARIS - The office of French President Emmanuel Macron says he is bringing together two Libyan leaders, and rivals, to try to "contribute to an end to the Libyan crisis."
  • Report: German runaway girl in Iraq wants to go home

    BERLIN - A teenage German girl, who ran away after converting to Islam and was found by Iraqi troops in Mosul, has told a newspaper she wants to go home.
  • The Latest: Jerusalem police chief, lawyer met over crisis

    JERUSALEM - The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):
  • Black women picking up firearms for self-defence

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Sitting in a classroom above a gun range, a woman hesitantly says she isn't sure she could ever shoot and kill someone, even to protect herself. Couldn't she just aim for their leg and try to maim them?
  • A look at major issues Duterte confronting in his 2nd year

    MANILA, Philippines - A year ago Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte promised to cleanse his Southeast Asian nation of illegal drugs in three to six months. He said he would tame corruption and began a profanity-spiked tongue lashing of America — which he called "lousy" last week. Those "shock and awe" declarations of a year ago have collided with reality. Drugs and corruption have persisted and he grudgingly thanked the United States recently for helping to quell a disastrous siege in the south by pro-Islamic State group militants.
  • Police: Distracted driving crashes causes gas station fire

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Police in New Hampshire say a man who was driving distractedly caused a gas station fire after crashing into a pump.

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