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Miner Cashes In AgainThe small-scale miner in Tanzania who sold two of his finds for $3.4 million in June has made another big sale. Saniniu Laizer collected $2 million for a 14-pound Tanzanite stone, the BBC reports. The rare gemstones—which a geologist said could be gone in 20 years—are found...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2019 file photo, Iraqi Yazidi women grieve during the exhumation process of a mass grave in Iraq's northwestern region of Sinjar. U.N. investigators have collected millions of call data records implicating Islamic State militants in atrocities committed in northern Iraq, but delays in passing a law to govern war crimes probes is hindering the pursuit of justice, according to the head of the investigation. The data will help geolocate suspects in and around Sinjar in the summer of 2014, when the extremists killed and enslaved thousands of Yazidis.  (AP Photo/Farid Abdulwahed, File)
Murad, Amal Clooney accuse leaders and UN of failing YazidisNobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney are accusing government leaders and the United Nations of failing to bring Islamic State extremists responsible for the genocide against Iraq's Yazidi minority to justice
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'Murdered' Man Lived in Woods for 5 YearsWhen Ricardas Puisys vanished in September 2015 shortly after authorities received a warning from a resident concerned about his safety, police in Cambridgeshire, England, feared the worst. A murder investigation was launched and a man was arrested and then released. It turns out there was no murder. Police now believe...
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Journalist and police guard killed in southern MexicoUnidentified gunmen have killed a journalist in southern Mexico along with a police officer assigned to protect him after a 2016 attack
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WHO advance team ends visit to China to probe COVID originThe World Health Organization says an advance team looking into the origins of the coronavirus outbreak has concluded its mission in China, and the U.N. health agency has agreed to details of the deployment of a larger team to the suspected outbreak zone
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2005 file photo, a woman prays in front of Sangre de Cristo in the Metropolitan Cathedral in Managua, Nicaragua. The Vatican's top diplomatic envoy in Nicaragua said Monday, August 3, 2020, that he had requested the Nicaraguan government ensure a "serious, careful and transparent investigation" into the attack on the Sangre de Cristo chapel in capital's cathedral that destroyed the venerated statue of almost 4 centuries. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Vatican calls for arson investigation at Nicaragua cathedralAn apparent arson attack on Managua’s cathedral has drawn the attention of Pope Francis and the Vatican after Nicaragua’s vice president initially dismissed it as an accidental fire
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Singapore Will Issue New Arrivals With Electronic TagsSingapore says some visitors and returning residents can now quarantine at their residence instead of in dedicated facilities—but they will be issued with electronic monitoring devices and face up to 6 months in prison if they remove them or tamper with them. Authorities say the devices, which use GPS...
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A statue bust of Spain's former monarch, King Juan Carlos I is pictured at the "Jardines del Campo del Moro" in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020.  The royal family's website on Monday Aug. 3, 2020, published a letter from Spain's former monarch, King Juan Carlos I, saying he is leaving Spain to live in another country, amidst a financial scandal. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Spain's former king leaving country amid financial scandalSpain’s former monarch, Juan Carlos I, says he is leaving Spain to live in another country amid a financial scandal
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A view of the new San Giorgio Bridge ahead of its inauguration in Genoa, Italy, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. A large section of the old Morandi bridge collapsed on Aug. 14, 2018, killing 43 people and forcing the evacuation of nearby residents from the densely built-up area. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Genoa has new bridge 2 years after collapse that killed 43Two years ago, a stretch of Genoa's Morandi Bridge collapsed, sending cars and trucks plunging to a dry riverbed below and killing 43 people
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 21, 2020 file photo, the sun shines above Britain's Houses of Parliament as the country is in lockdown to help curb the spread of coronavirus, in London. The conviction of a British lawmaker for sexual assault, and the arrest of another on rape allegations, are increasing pressure on Britain’s political leaders to confront a political culture that has often let abuse go unchecked. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
Lawmaker arrest spotlights UK Parliament’s sex abuse problemThe weekend arrest of a British lawmaker accused of rape and the sexual assault conviction of a former legislator last week are increasing pressure on Britain’s political leaders to confront a political culture that has often let abuse go unchecked
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Mexico's school year to begin with instruction on televisionDistance learning will begin for more than 30 million Mexican school children Aug. 24, but a return to classrooms will remain an uncertain goal
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FILE  - In this Sept. 24, 2018 file photo, Claudia Patricia Diaz Guillen, the former nurse of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, leaves the national court in Madrid, Spain, where she fought and won a case of extradition at Venezuela's request for alleged money laundering. It was 2014 when Diaz, then Venezuela's former treasurer, was looking for a safe haven to store the unexplained wealth she had accumulated over the years, and allegedly turned to one of the oldest ways of moving vast sums of money anonymously: buying gold. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)
Gold in secret vault is traced to Hugo Chávez's former nurseCourt records in Liechtenstein obtained by The Associated Press show that Claudia Díaz, who once served as a nurse for former Venezuela president Hugo Chávez, is accused of transferring millions of dollar out of the socialist country by purchasing gold bars through a shell company in the Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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