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New Zealand: US doctor must pay reparations for deadly crash

THE WASHINGTON POST - 9 hours 19 min ago
A Wisconsin heart surgeon who was vacationing in New Zealand when he caused a highway accident that killed two people and injured four others has been ordered to make reparation payments but has avoided jail time.

Siren wails as Israel marks annual Holocaust Remembrance Day

THE WASHINGTON POST - 9 hours 19 min ago
Israel has come to a standstill as people stopped in their tracks for a two-minute siren that wailed across the country in remembrance of the Holocaust’s 6 million Jewish victims.

Afghan army chief, defense minister resign following attack

THE WASHINGTON POST - 9 hours 19 min ago
Afghan officials say the country’s army chief and the defense minister have resigned following the weekend Taliban attack at a northern army base that killed more than 100 military and other personnel.

French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics

AP - 9 hours 19 min ago
PARIS (AP) — French voters shut out the country's political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country's modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted across the spectrum for the runoff election. 2017-04-23T23:39:00-04:00 2017-04-24T03:39:46-04:00
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Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks new space record

BBC WORLD NEWS - 9 hours 30 min ago
Peggy Whitson has now spent more time than any other US astronaut in space, breaking Jeff Williams' 534-day record.

Hong Kong court grants bail to disgraced former leader Tsang

REUTERS - 9 hours 35 min ago
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong court on Monday granted bail to former leader Donald Tsang, who was jailed in February for 20 months for misconduct in public office, the broadcaster RTHK reported.

Afghan defense minister, army chief of staff resign over deadly attack

REUTERS - 9 hours 41 min ago
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani accepted the resignations of his defense minister and army chief of staff on Monday, after more than 140 soldiers were killed last week in the deadliest ever Taliban attack on a military base, the president's office said.

The Latest: EU VP Lambsdorff backing Macron

THE WASHINGTON POST - 9 hours 49 min ago
The Latest on the French election (all times local):

Officials: Afghan army chief, defense minister resign following weekend attack on army base that killed more than 100

THE WASHINGTON POST - 9 hours 49 min ago
Officials: Afghan army chief, defense minister resign following weekend attack on army base that killed more than 100.

Jewish war veterans bemoan stalling of Israel’s WWII museum

THE WASHINGTON POST - 9 hours 49 min ago
Two years after Israel’s prime minister vowed to complete the establishment of a museum honoring Jewish World War II veterans, funds have dried up and an abandoned construction site is all that remains of the grand project.

Cement multinational CEO resigns after Syria deals

THE WASHINGTON POST - 9 hours 49 min ago
Cement group LafargeHolcim says its chief executive officer is resigning, weeks after the multinational acknowledged that its branch in northern Syria had struck deals with armed groups so that it could keep business there running.

Pence cites 'challenging times' to troops in American Samoa

AP - 9 hours 49 min ago
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — US Vice President Mike Pence is thanking US service members based in American Samoa. 2017-04-23T20:44:00-04:00 2017-04-24T00:44:09-04:00
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U.N. finds torture widespread in Afghanistan

REUTERS - 9 hours 56 min ago
KABUL (Reuters) - Torture and mistreatment of detainees by Afghan security forces is as widespread as ever, according to a U.N. report released on Monday, despite promises by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and new laws enacted by the government.

Afghan defence chiefs resign over deadly Taliban attack

BBC WORLD NEWS - 10 hours 8 min ago
The insurgent attack on an army base in Mazar-e Sharif left scores of soldiers dead.

AP Exclusive: The sad saga of North Korea's ATMs

AP - 10 hours 19 min ago
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — No modern airport terminal is complete without an ATM, and Pyongyang's now has two. But they don't work — because of new Chinese sanctions, according to bank employees — and it's not clear when they will. 2017-04-23T19:49:00-04:00 2017-04-23T23:49:52-04:00
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Woman attacked by shark in British territory St Helena

BBC WORLD NEWS - 10 hours 47 min ago
Her husband reportedly punched the animal to scare it away and she is now being treated in hospital.

South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act

AP - 10 hours 49 min ago
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Fresh off an immense North Korean parade that revealed an arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles, rival South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that Pyongyang's follow-up act will be even bigger. 2017-04-23T22:00:00-04:00 2017-04-24T02:00:29-04:00
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France's far-right reaches across spectrum as runoff looms

AP - 10 hours 49 min ago
PARIS (AP) — France's far right is reaching out to voters who backed the defeated far-left contender, hoping to peel away voters from the extremes of the political spectrum. 2017-04-23T21:55:00-04:00 2017-04-24T01:55:41-04:00
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South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act

THE WASHINGTON POST - 11 hours 19 min ago
Fresh off an immense North Korean parade that revealed an arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles, rival South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that Pyongyang’s follow-up act will be even bigger.

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