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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 file photo, a villager walks through his yard flooded by toxic mud in the Kolontar, Hungary. A Hungarian court on Monday Feb. 4, 2019, has sentenced to prison two former executives of an alumina plant involved in the 2010 red sludge flood, an industrial disaster which killed eight people and injured over 220. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky, File)
February 04, 2019 - 12:55 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two former executives of an alumina plant in Hungary were convicted and sentenced to prison Monday for an industrial disaster that killed eight people and injured more than 220 in flooded towns and villages, a Hungarian court said. Zoltan B., the former CEO of MAL Zrt.,...
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Rescuers carry away a man who was severely injured by a blast in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. A Somali police officer says a number of people died in a powerful car bomb explosion near a mall close to local government offices in Somalia's capital Monday. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
February 04, 2019 - 6:44 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia's homegrown extremist rebels, al-Shabab, have claimed responsibility for a car bomb explosion on Monday that killed at least seven people in Somalia's capital. Al-Shabab said its website that the attack was aimed at a gathering of government officials and security and...
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February 03, 2019 - 3:24 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Voters in a municipality in northwestern Germany have delivered a clear message: no street names, thanks. Official results from a referendum held on Sunday showed 60 percent of voters in Hilgermissen rejected the local council's plan to name the streets, while 40 percent supported the...
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Anti-government protesters stop a truck while blocking a highway with a small group of demonstrators who were returning from a peaceful demonstration called by self-declared interim president Juan Guaido to demand the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
February 02, 2019 - 8:55 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Several thousand Venezuelans rallied in central Spain's capital of Madrid Saturday to show their support for Juan Guaido, the self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela. Former Caracas mayor...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo, anti-fascists shout slogans against members of the far-right National-Radical Camp in Warsaw, Poland. Poland's political fissures have widened in recent months, pitting conservatives, many of them government supporters, against liberal critics who accuse the leadership of threatening the country's hard-won democracy by undermining the independence of the judiciary and the media. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
February 02, 2019 - 8:30 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Krzysztof Strzemeski watched with unease as a high school friend voiced support for Poland's nationalist government on social media, followed by hate-filled extremist posts. But when the liberal mayor of Gdansk was stabbed to death in public in January, he could no longer hold...
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February 02, 2019 - 7:42 am
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — An aide to Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says has he been shifted from his prison cell to a government hospital in the eastern city of Lahore. Senator Asif Kirmani says Sharif was taken from his cell in Kot Lakhpat prison on Saturday to the Services Hospital...
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Transgender man, Henry Tse displays a banner outside a local court in Hong Kong Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Hong Kong's High Court has refused to allow three transgender men, including Tse, to be recognised as males on their official identity cards because they have not undergone full sex-change operations. (Apple Daily via AP)
February 01, 2019 - 8:11 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's High Court refused to allow three transgender men to be recognized as males on their official identity cards because they have not undergone full sex-change operations. The ruling Friday was seen as a blow to the fledgling LGBT movement in the semiautonomous Chinese...
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February 01, 2019 - 6:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon will not take advantage of a federal program offering massive tax breaks when it builds headquarters in New York City. The internet shopping giant told the New York City Council this week that it had no plans to directly benefit from the Opportunity Zone program offering cuts...
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A woman who lost a relative lights candles outside a church after a Mass for the victims of a mine dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. The dam failure unleashed a surge of mud that buried buildings adjoining the dam and several parts of the nearby city of Brumadinho. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
February 01, 2019 - 6:15 pm
BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — A week after the collapse of a mining dam in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, dozens paid homage Friday to the 115 people killed and 248 still missing, while newly released video footage showed the moment that a powerful wave of waste began sweeping over everything in...
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In this Jan. 14, 2019, file photo, spectators cool themselves down with a water mist fan during play on day one at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Australia has sweltered through its hottest month on record in January and the summer of extremes continues with wildfires razing the drought-parched south while expanses of the tropical north are flooded. Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology confirmed the record heat during January as parts of the northern hemisphere have had record cold. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)
February 01, 2019 - 1:40 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia sweltered through its hottest month on record in January and the summer of extremes continued with wildfires razing the drought-parched south and flooding in expanses of the tropical north. Australia's Bureau of Meteorology confirmed the January record on Friday...
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