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If the U.S. had Samoa’s current level of measles cases, there would now be more than 7 million infected Americans

The expanding measles outbreak in Samoa comes amid a global surge in new cases, according to a new report.
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If the U.S. had Samoa’s current level of measles cases, there would now be more than 7 million infected Americans

The expanding measles outbreak in Samoa comes amid a global surge in new cases, according to a new report.

Boris Johnson breaks tradition by dodging interview with BBC’s top Rottweiler, Andrew Neil

On Thursday night, Neil issued a remarkable, unprecedented on-air challenge to the British prime minister where he suggested that Johnson might be a coward or a fabricator.
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Boris Johnson breaks tradition by dodging interview with BBC’s top Rottweiler, Andrew Neil

On Thursday night, Neil issued a remarkable, unprecedented on-air challenge to the British prime minister where he suggested that Johnson might be a coward or a fabricator.

U.S. blacklists Iraqi militia leaders over killing of anti-government protesters

The Treasury Department enacted the designation for leaders of three Iraqi militias considered proxies for Iran.
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U.S. blacklists Iraqi militia leaders over killing of anti-government protesters

The Treasury Department enacted the designation for leaders of three Iraqi militias considered proxies for Iran.

Merkel visits Auschwitz for the first time in her 14 years as German chancellor

The visit to the Holocaust site comes just two months after a deadly synagogue shooting in Halle. “This is a story and a history that has to be told time and again, to ensure that we remain vigilant,” the German chancellor said.
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Merkel visits Auschwitz for the first time in her 14 years as German chancellor

The visit to the Holocaust site comes just two months after a deadly synagogue shooting in Halle. “This is a story and a history that has to be told time and again, to ensure that we remain vigilant,” the German chancellor said.

Ukraine’s president, a political novice, will meet Putin face to face. Is he up to the task?

Volodymyr Zelensky goes into next week's meeting weakened by President Trump’s suspicions of Ukraine. The stakes: Ending the war that has cost more than 13,000 lives.
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Ukraine’s president, a political novice, will meet Putin face to face. Is he up to the task?

Volodymyr Zelensky goes into next week's meeting weakened by President Trump’s suspicions of Ukraine. The stakes: Ending the war that has cost more than 13,000 lives.

Unions protesting pension changes disrupt transport, shutter schools with crippling strikes in France

The Eiffel Tower was closed, hospitals were left understaffed, trains and flights were cancelled, and many daily activities in Paris ground to a halt as thousands took to the streets to protest plans to overhaul the nation's retirement system.
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Unions protesting pension changes disrupt transport, shutter schools with crippling strikes in France

The Eiffel Tower was closed, hospitals were left understaffed, trains and flights were cancelled, and many daily activities in Paris ground to a halt as thousands took to the streets to protest plans to overhaul the nation's retirement system.

Apples, beer and pajamas: Turkish goods face boycott in northeastern Syria

Following Turkey’s incursion into Kurdish-held northeastern Syria, residents who chose to boycott Turkish imports discovered how reliant the area is on them.
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Apples, beer and pajamas: Turkish goods face boycott in northeastern Syria

Following Turkey’s incursion into Kurdish-held northeastern Syria, residents who chose to boycott Turkish imports discovered how reliant the area is on them.

As measles hits Samoa, officials tell unvaccinated people to mark homes with red flags

Facing an outbreak that has killed 60 people amid low vaccination rates, the nation has turned to a disease-control tactic that goes back centuries.
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As measles hits Samoa, officials tell unvaccinated people to mark homes with red flags

Facing an outbreak that has killed 60 people amid low vaccination rates, the nation has turned to a disease-control tactic that goes back centuries.

She lied on her résumé to get a government job. Now she’ll spend at least a year in jail.

The photo on her LinkedIn profile was actually American supermodel Kate Upton, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
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She lied on her résumé to get a government job. Now she’ll spend at least a year in jail.

The photo on her LinkedIn profile was actually American supermodel Kate Upton, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

France braces for massive strikes and transportation disruptions

The protests, which are set to begin Thursday and could be the biggest in years, are a response to President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to overhaul the nation’s retirement system.
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France braces for massive strikes and transportation disruptions

The protests, which are set to begin Thursday and could be the biggest in years, are a response to President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to overhaul the nation’s retirement system.

NATO summit ends with Trump calling Trudeau ‘two-faced’ after video shows leaders’ laughter

President Trump did not make the fiery threats that have punctuated previous gatherings, leaving NATO leaders almost giddy as they survived another encounter with Trump with their alliance intact.
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NATO summit ends with Trump calling Trudeau ‘two-faced’ after video shows leaders’ laughter

President Trump did not make the fiery threats that have punctuated previous gatherings, leaving NATO leaders almost giddy as they survived another encounter with Trump with their alliance intact.

Russians spotted a polar bear painted with cryptic graffiti. Scientists are searching for answers.

The tag appears to be a reference to a famous Soviet tank introduced during World War II.
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Russians spotted a polar bear painted with cryptic graffiti. Scientists are searching for answers.

The tag appears to be a reference to a famous Soviet tank introduced during World War II.

Iran acknowledges it shot and killed ‘rioters,’ but won’t say how many died in last month’s protests.

At least 208 people were killed in the unrest that began Nov. 15, Amnesty International said. The actual tally is probably higher.
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Iran acknowledges it shot and killed ‘rioters,’ but won’t say how many died in last month’s protests.

At least 208 people were killed in the unrest that began Nov. 15, Amnesty International said. The actual tally is probably higher.

Trump resists wading into British politics — except to say Boris Johnson will do ‘a good job’ if elected

The British prime minister, in the closing days of an election he is forecast to win, has sought to keep President Trump at arm’s length.
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Trump resists wading into British politics — except to say Boris Johnson will do ‘a good job’ if elected

The British prime minister, in the closing days of an election he is forecast to win, has sought to keep President Trump at arm’s length.

Indian amateur helps NASA reveal fate of failed moon mission

The software engineer spent hours poring over photos every day until he located debris from India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission on the moon’s surface.
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Indian amateur helps NASA reveal fate of failed moon mission

The software engineer spent hours poring over photos every day until he located debris from India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission on the moon’s surface.

Trump resists wading into U.K. politics — except to say Boris Johnson ‘will do a good job’ if elected

The British prime minister, in the closing days of an election he is forecast to win, has sought to keep President Trump at arm’s length.
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Trump resists wading into U.K. politics — except to say Boris Johnson ‘will do a good job’ if elected

The British prime minister, in the closing days of an election he is forecast to win, has sought to keep President Trump at arm’s length.

Prince Andrew accuser tells BBC she was forced to have sex with the British royal

Virginia Roberts Giuffre, an American, said in a documentary that aired Monday that she was trafficked by U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein.
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Prince Andrew accuser tells BBC she was forced to have sex with the British royal

Virginia Roberts Giuffre, an American, said in a documentary that aired Monday that she was trafficked by U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein.

North Korea just opened its socialist ‘utopia’ town. Similar endeavors elsewhere are crumbling away.

With ski slopes, commercial facilities and homes for thousands of families, according to state media propaganda, the city appears designed to project a very different image of North Korea than the brutal one recounted by survivors of regime torture who manage
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North Korea just opened its socialist ‘utopia’ town. Similar endeavors elsewhere are crumbling away.

With ski slopes, commercial facilities and homes for thousands of families, according to state media propaganda, the city appears designed to project a very different image of North Korea than the brutal one recounted by survivors of regime torture who managed to escape.

Samoan government to close for 2 days amid measles outbreak that has killed dozens of children

The Pacific island nation has raced to vaccinate its children and other residents since an outbreak was declared on Oct. 16.
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Samoan government to close for 2 days amid measles outbreak that has killed dozens of children

The Pacific island nation has raced to vaccinate its children and other residents since an outbreak was declared on Oct. 16.

When a crusading Maltese journalist was slain, her sons vowed to get justice. Almost miraculously, it’s happening.

The prime minister has resigned, but Daphne Caruana Galizia’s family is pressing on.
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When a crusading Maltese journalist was slain, her sons vowed to get justice. Almost miraculously, it’s happening.

The prime minister has resigned, but Daphne Caruana Galizia’s family is pressing on.

With Iraq on edge, prime minister’s resignation sets up political crisis

Parliament will now have to choose a new prime minister as protesters call for sweeping reforms to the political system.
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With Iraq on edge, prime minister’s resignation sets up political crisis

Parliament will now have to choose a new prime minister as protesters call for sweeping reforms to the political system.

Sudan repeals ‘Public Order Law’ that had let police flog women for wearing pants

It's the latest political reform since women-led mass protests broke out nearly a year ago, culminating in the ouster of Omar al-Bashir, the African country’s long-time dictator accused of war crimes.
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Sudan repeals ‘Public Order Law’ that had let police flog women for wearing pants

It's the latest political reform since women-led mass protests broke out nearly a year ago, culminating in the ouster of Omar al-Bashir, the African country’s long-time dictator accused of war crimes.

One of the men who stopped the London Bridge terrorist is reportedly a convicted murderer

“He’s not a hero, and he never will be,” say the family of Amanda Champion, who was murdered in 2003.
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One of the men who stopped the London Bridge terrorist is reportedly a convicted murderer

“He’s not a hero, and he never will be,” say the family of Amanda Champion, who was murdered in 2003.

London Bridge attacker was convicted terrorist who plotted to blow up British landmarks, police say

Inspired by al-Qaeda, Usman Khan was sentenced in 2012 for plotting to bomb the London Stock Exchange.
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London Bridge attacker was convicted terrorist who plotted to blow up British landmarks, police say

Inspired by al-Qaeda, Usman Khan was sentenced in 2012 for plotting to bomb the London Stock Exchange.