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Job shift creates hope and tension as election looms

[2017-04-12 06:47]

PARIS - It's lunchtime and Parisians are queuing for baguettes at a bakery on the Rue Montmartre, a sight long typical of life in the French capital.

Bleak outlook for coral in Australia

[2017-04-11 07:20]

SYDNEY - Coral bleached for two consecutive years at Australia's Great Barrier Reef has "zero prospect" of recovery, scientists warned on Monday, as they confirmed the site has again been hit by warming sea temperatures.

Nepal's rhinos on recovery road with anti-poaching initiative

[2017-04-11 07:20]

CHITWAN, Nepal - All hell broke loose as the one-horned rhino stepped out of the crate, the powerful male charging elephant-mounted mahouts relocating him to a new home in Nepal's far west in the hope of shoring up the vulnerable species.

Native languages reclaim their rightful role in Bolivia

[2017-04-11 07:20]

LA PAZ, Bolivia - Spanish-speaking Bolivia is recognizing the importance of its native languages.

Myanmar prepares for water festival

[2017-04-11 07:20]

YANGON, Myanmar - People in Myanmar are busy preparing for celebrating the country's traditional Thingyan Water Festival.

Xi extends condolences over attacks

[2017-04-11 07:20]

President Xi Jinping sent a message of condolences to his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, on Monday over the terrorist attacks that targeted two churches.

Erdogan says EU bid 'on table' after referendum

[2017-04-11 07:20]

ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Sunday that the country's embattled bid to join the European Union will be back "on the table" after next week's referendum on enhancing his powers, raising new doubts about the future of the membership drive.

Sweden mourns victims in truck attack

[2017-04-11 07:20]

STOCKHOLM - Sweden's Prime Minister said on Monday the country would never yield to terrorism, as he led a minute's silence for those killed and injured when a truck driver mowed down pedestrians on a Stockholm shopping street.

Bombings at churches leave 36 dead

[2017-04-10 07:10]

CAIRO - At least 36 people were killed and more than 100 injured in bomb attacks on two Coptic churches on Palm Sunday, in the latest assault on a religious minority increasingly targeted by Islamist militants.

US strike group deployed to the Korean Peninsula

[2017-04-10 07:10]

LOS ANGELES - The US Navy said on Saturday it had sent the USS Carl Vinson Strike Group to the Korean Peninsula.

Counterterrorism on agenda for Tillerson's visit, says Russian FM

[2017-04-10 07:10]

MOSCOW - Russia intends to discuss international counterterrorism with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during his visit next week, despite clouded Russia-United States ties, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharov said on Saturday.

Iran's president lends backing to Assad; brands strikes a 'violation'

[2017-04-10 07:10]

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani affirmed his support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government on Sunday, following last week's United States missile strike on a Syrian airbase.

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