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Charlie Gard’s parents curse, sob and storm out of courtroom over brain scan

For Charlie Gard’s parents, the lawyer’s words were both a necessary court report and an emotion-laden update on the status of their critically ill son.The hospital lawyer told the judge in Friday’s pretrial hearing that there was an updated brain scan on the terminally ill baby, but that it m
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Philippines’ Duterte vows not to come to the U.S.: ‘I’ve seen America, and it’s lousy’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, previously praised and invited by President Trump to come to the White House, said he will not visit the United States during or after his term because the country is “lousy.”Duterte's remarks about one of the Philippines' oldest allies was in response to
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Israeli troops deploy across East Jerusalem and West Bank after violence over holy site

JERUSALEM — Israeli forces fanned out across East Jerusalem and the West Bank on Saturday, carrying out raids and arrests a day after three Palestinians were killed in violent protests and after three Israeli settlers were knifed to death in their kitchen during a birthday celebration.Israeli sol
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The last British lynx was killed 1,300 years ago. Now the wild cat may be poised for a comeback.

KIELDER, Britain — Kielder Forest offers some of the wildest landscapes in all of Britain, a “Lord-of-the-Rings”-esque tableau of squishy green moss and soaring dark spruce where ospreys rule the skies and badgers, otters and adders skitter through the brambles below.But it’s not wild enoug
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Poland’s long march toward democracy is threatened by quick steps away from it

WARSAW — The Polish Parliament’s move on Saturday to subvert judicial independence has opened a searing debate about whether a nation once held up as a paragon of post-communist democracy has slid back into a darker era.The Senate’s 55-23 vote on the measure, which is widely expected to be si
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3 Palestinians, 3 Israelis killed in violence over holy site

JERUSALEM —After a long, hot day of violent protests that saw three Arab Muslims fatally shot during clashes, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced Friday night that his government would “freeze contact on all levels” with Israel until newly installed metal detectors are rem
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The Latest: UN deplores Palestinians deaths in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — The Latest on developments in Israel (all times local):1:50 a.m.The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “deeply deplores” the death of three Palestinians in clashes with Israeli security forces and urges Israeli and Palestinian leaders to refrain from actions tha
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Venezuela power struggle intensifies in Supreme Court battle

CARACAS, Venezuela — The opposition-controlled congress named a slate of new judges Friday replace the government-stacked Supreme Court, which wasted no time in rejecting the move as an ongoing power struggle heats up between President Nicolas Maduro and his foes.Emboldened by a 24-hour national s
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The Latest: Mexico jobseekers tricked into cartel boot camps

MEXICO CITY — The Latest on drug cartel-fueled violence in Mexico (all times local):5:25 p.m.The top prosecutor in the western Mexican state of Jalisco says authorities have discovered two drug cartel training camps where they believe about 40 people had been trapped and trained after being tricke
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UN official says Haiti peacekeeping a mission accomplished

UNITED NATIONS — The top U.N. official for Haiti is urging the Caribbean country’s new government to keep its promises to fight corruption, improve justice, and combat poverty especially in rural areas, saying peacekeepers have accomplished their mission of stabilizing the Western hemisphere’s
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