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Intl court opens preliminary probe into Rohingya expulsionsThe prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says she is launching a preliminary investigation into deportations of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh.
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Niger says Italian priest kidnapped near Burkina Faso borderNiger says Italian priest kidnapped near Burkina Faso border; several extremist groups active
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2015 file photo, supporters of 21 activists on trial stand on wooden court benches chanting, "Down with military rule," after the activists were sentenced to prison terms over an unauthorized street protest in 2013, in Cairo, Egypt. Amnesty International launched a campaign called "Egypt, an Open-Air Prison for Critics" on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, saying Egypt's crackdown on freedom of expression has reached "alarming" levels, and called for the unconditional release of Egyptians jailed for peacefully expressing their views. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
Amnesty calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for criticsAmnesty International says Egypt's crackdown on critics reaches "alarming" levels, calls country open-air prison
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EU Commissioner for migration Dimitris Avramopoulos, left, and Cyprus' president Nicos Anastasiades talk during their meeting at the presidential palace in Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. The European Union's top migration official says personnel from the bloc's new, upgraded border police could in the future be dispatched to Cyprus to help stem the flow of migrants that are putting a strain on the tiny east Mediterranean island. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
Greece to move 2,000 out of overcrowded Lesbos migrant campA Greek official says some 2,000 asylum-seekers will be moved out of a severely overcrowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos this month
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, welcomes Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prior to their talks at the Bocharovy Ruchei residence, in Sochi, Russia, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. The leaders of Russia and Turkey agreed Monday to establish a demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib region. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
Syria's government and opposition welcome Idlib dealSyria welcomes Turkey-Russia deal declaring a de-militarized zone around Idlib but vows to keep up its campaign against 'terror,' either through military action or reconciliation deals with the opposition
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Trump welcomes president of Poland to the White HousePresident Donald Trump is welcoming the leader of Poland to the White House
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From left, Pussy Riot member Nadesha Tolokonnikova, Verzilov's girlfriend Veronica Nikulshina and Verzilov's mother Elena Verzilova, address the media during a press conference on the state of health of the member of the Russian Punk band Pussy Riot, Pyotr Verzilov, in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
German doctors: Pussy Riot poisoning 'highly plausible'German doctors treating a member of Russian protest group Pussy Riot say that claims he has been poisoned are "highly plausible."
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FILE-- In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 photo Hans-Georg Maassen, center, head of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, waits for the beginning of a hearing at the home affairs committee of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany. The leaders of Germany's three governing parties are meeting in Berlin on Tuesday to decide the fate of the country's domestic intelligence chief amid calls for him to be fired over his approach to far-right extremism. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
Top German spy loses job after clashing with MerkelThe head of Germany domestic intelligence agency is being replaced after clashing with Chancellor Angela Merkel over anti-migrant violence in the country
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UPDATES text to say jet was shot down; corrects spelling of Latakia; map locates Lattakia, Syria, where Russian military says one of its jets disappeared; 1c x 2 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 63 mm;
The Latest: UN envoy urges restrain in SyriaThe U.N. special envoy for Syria is calling on Russia, Syria and Israel "to refrain from military actions" following the downing of a Russian military aircraft
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Pope Francis shows a crucifix during the Angelus noon prayer he delivers from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Tens of thousands of faithful have been treated to gifts from the pontiff, tiny crucifixes, distributed by nuns, refugees and some of Rome's homeless and poor after the pope’s traditional Sunday appearance to pilgrims and tourists in the square. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Pope gives bishops more decision-making optionsPope Francis is codifying ways of consulting ordinary Catholics about issues facing the Catholic Church and is giving more decision-making possibilities to bishops to interpret and implement them
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Alister Shepherd, the director of a subsidiary of the cybersecurity firm FireEye, gestures during a presentation about the APT33 hacking group, which his firm suspects are Iranian government-aligned hackers, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. FireEye warned Tuesday that Iranian government-aligned hackers have stepped up their efforts in the wake of President Donald Trump pulling America from the nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
Cybersecurity firm: More Iran hacks as US sanctions loomedCybersecurity firm warns Iran government-backed hackers stepped up efforts after Trump pulled America from nuclear deal
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, file photo, newly arrived Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar prepare to leave a transit shelter in Shahparirdwip, Bangladesh. A team of independent investigators examining alleged violence and killings in Myanmar that caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee their homes have issued a searing critique of the United Nations' own operations in the country just as bloodshed erupted in August 2017. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)
Experts air new concerns about UN response to Myanmar crisisIndependent investigators examining alleged violence and killings in Myanmar that caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee their homes have issued a searing critique of the United Nations' response just as bloodshed erupted in August 2017
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