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Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball to Serena Williams of the United states during their mixed doubles match at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, Tuesday, 1, Jan. 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)
January 01, 2019 - 8:57 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer won the bragging rights over fellow tennis great Serena Williams as they faced each other on court for the first time on Tuesday, with Federer spearheading Switzerland's 4-2, 4-3 (3) victory over the United States in a mixed doubles decider at the Hopman Cup. "...
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January 01, 2019 - 7:22 am
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — A law sharply limiting the sale of alcohol has gone into effect in the former Soviet republic of Turkmenistan, whose authoritarian president has made physical fitness a top initiative. The law that took effect Tuesday forbids the sale of alcoholic drinks including beer...
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Migrants disembark from the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue vessel, after being rescued Dec. 21, in the Central Mediterranean Sea, before disembarking in the port of Crinavis in Algeciras, Spain, Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. The Proactiva Open Arms aid boat carrying over 300 migrants rescued at sea, has ended a weeklong journey across the western Mediterranean Sea to dock at the Spanish port of Algeciras on Friday. (AP Photo/Olmo Calvo)
January 01, 2019 - 6:03 am
MADRID (AP) — Desperate to reach Europe from North Africa, two African migrants were discovered by police attempting to cross the Spanish border hidden inside a pair of mattresses. A video shot by a mobile phone of the move Sunday went viral in Spain. It showed agents of Spain's Civil Guard taking...
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Rescuers carry the body of a landslide victim in Sirnaresmi, West Java, Indonesia, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. The landslide triggered by torrential rain has killed a number of people and left dozens of others missing on Indonesia's main island of Java. (AP Photo)
January 01, 2019 - 4:15 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers recovered six more bodies buried under tons of mud from a landslide that crashed onto a hilly village on Indonesia's main island of Java, bringing the death toll to 15, officials said Tuesday. The landslide that plunged down surrounding hills just before sunset...
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Filipinos cheer during a New Year countdown at the Eastwood Shopping Mall late Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Filipinos welcome the New Year with the loudest noise possible including setting off powerful firecrackers in one of Asia's most violent celebrations. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
January 01, 2019 - 4:04 am
Fireworks, concerts, spiritual services and political addresses abounded to mark the transition to 2019 as revelers around the globe bid farewell Monday to a year filled with challenges to many of the world's most basic institutions, including in the realms of politics, trade, alliances and...
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Christopher Cevilla, father of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, speaks during a news conference, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Houston. Authorities are seeking the public's help in locating a man in a pickup truck who pulled up next to a car that was leaving a Houston-area Walmart parking lot Sunday and started shooting, killing Barnes inside the car and wounding the girl's mother. (Nicole Hensley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
January 01, 2019 - 3:18 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Investigators in Houston said Monday that they have a surveillance video image of a pickup truck from which a driver fired several shots into a car carrying a family, killing a 7-year-old girl and wounding the child's mother. The image of the red, four-door pickup was captured...
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Pope Francis delivers his speech as he celebrates a new year Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
January 01, 2019 - 3:09 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis ushered in the New Year with an ode to motherhood Tuesday, reminding the faithful that a mother's example and embrace is the best antidote to today's disjointed world of solitude and misery. Francis celebrated Mass in St. Peter's Basilica to formally open 2019, a...
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January 01, 2019 - 2:29 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan special forces launched a new offensive against the Islamic State group in eastern Nangarhar province, killing 27 militants, officials said Tuesday. Meanwhile, Taliban attacks in northern Afghanistan killed 15 members of the country's security forces. According to...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2018, file photo, Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn, center, holds a candle light during Wesaka Bucha, at Emerald Buddha temple Bangkok. Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn will have his official coronation on May 4. Vajiralongkorn in 2016 succeeded his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died at age 88 after reigning for seven decades. The palace announcement Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, said the coronation ceremonies for 66-year-old Vajiralongkorn will be held on May 4-6, with the monarch making a public appearance on the last day.(The Nation/Pool Photo via AP, File)
January 01, 2019 - 12:22 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn will have his official coronation on May 4, the palace announced Tuesday. The coronation will be more than two years after Vajiralongkorn succeeded his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died at age 88 after reigning for seven decades. The palace...
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December 31, 2018 - 10:38 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's attorney general late Monday dismissed a team investigating the far-reaching Odebrecht corruption scandal, setting off street protests in cities across the country. President Martin Vizcarra quickly denounced the move, saying it undercuts Peru's drive to purge corruption. "...
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