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June 29, 2018 - 3:14 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Friday has acquitted a prominent singer of the charge of royal defamation, the second time this week a case of such a serious offense has been dropped against an activist. The Ratchaburi Provincial Court ruled that even though Thanat Thanavacharanon — whose stage name...
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June 29, 2018 - 3:11 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — In her first visit to civil war-torn South Sudan, actress Ashley Judd had a message for survivors of sexual assault in a country where rape is a widespread weapon. "I see you, I love you and I'm here for you," she said in an interview with The Associated Press. Seated on...
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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, second from left, with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera reviews an honor guard before their meeting at Defense Ministry in Tokyo Friday, June 29, 2018. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Pool Photo via AP)
June 29, 2018 - 1:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — For the second time in two days, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is trying to assuage an Asian ally's worries about America's commitment to the region amid the ongoing denuclearization negotiations with North Korea. Mattis met Friday with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera,...
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In this Thursday, June 28, 2018, file photo, an aircraft flies above as rescuers stand amid the wreckage of a private chartered plane that crashed in Ghatkopar area, Mumbai, India. The plane hit an open area at a construction site for a multistory building in a crowded area with many residential apartments. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
June 29, 2018 - 12:16 am
MUMBAI, India (AP) — An aviation company official says the plane that crashed in India's financial capital of Mumbai, killing five people, was not certified as airworthy and was undergoing major repairs after an earlier crash. Anil Chauhan, a manager at UY Aviation, which owned the small King Air...
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Protesters from faith-based groups gathered inside the state Capitol to condemn Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez's support for federal immigration policies Thursday, June 28, 2018, in Santa Fe, N.M. The protestors ignored requests to leave as the building was closed to visitors. At least three were arrested by state police who provide security for the governor. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
June 28, 2018 - 11:35 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Immigrants who have spent years fighting to change the country's immigration system are getting newfound support from liberal activists, moms and first-time protesters motivated by a visceral narrative: President Donald Trump's administration separating children from their...
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Rescuers work at the entrance to a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been missing in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province in northern Thailand, Friday, June 29, 2018. Rescuers punched a hole into the side of a mountain on Thursday in a desperate attempt to drain rising water from the flooded cave. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
June 28, 2018 - 9:15 pm
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Thailand's prime minister on Friday visited the flooded cave complex where rescuers have been searching for 12 boys and their soccer coach missing for six days and urged their relatives to not give up hope. "There has to be faith. Faith makes everything a success," Prime...
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El Salvador's President Salvador Sanchez, left, shakes hands with Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales prior to a meeting on immigration issues with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, center, at the National Palace in Guatemala City, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)
June 28, 2018 - 9:13 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence had a blunt message for three Central American governments: You must do more to stop migrants who enter the United States illegally. "This exodus must end," Pence told the leaders of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador late Thursday in a meeting...
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Leaders, from left, El Salvador's President Salvador Sanchez, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales and Honduras' President Juan Orlando Hernandez wave to the press during a photo opportunity, prior to their meeting on immigration issues at the National Palace in Guatemala City, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)
June 28, 2018 - 9:10 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told the leaders of three Central American nations Thursday that they must do more to stop the flow of migrants who enter the United States illegally. He made the comments to the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, where economic...
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Passengers looks at an information board at Bali's international airport, Indonesia on Thursday, June 28, 2018, as airlines canceled flights. The Mount Agung volcano has shot ash 2,000 meters into the atmosphere, disrupting the travel plans of thousands as several airlines canceled flights from the Indonesian tourist island. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
June 28, 2018 - 8:01 pm
DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian tourist island of Bali closed its international airport Friday, stranding thousands of travelers, as the Mount Agung volcano gushed a 2,500-meter (8,200-feet) column of ash and smoke. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said nearly 450 flights were...
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Belgium's Michy Batshuayi reacts during the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
June 28, 2018 - 2:59 pm
KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Michy Batshuayi's celebration after Belgium's goal at the World Cup has drawn plenty of laughs online. The Borussia Dortmund striker scooped up the ball after Adnan Januzaj scored Thursday in a 1-0 victory over England and kicked it hard — probably aiming for the net...
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