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    The Latest: Lisa Kudrow, Keegan-Michael Key at Twain awards

    WASHINGTON — The Latest on Julia Louis-Dreyfus receiving the 21st annual Mark Twain Award for an iconic career in comedy (all times local):

  • A ragged, growing army of migrants resumes march toward US
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    A ragged, growing army of migrants resumes march toward US

    A ragged army of Honduran migrants streamed through southern Mexico on Sunday heading toward the United States, after making an end-run around Mexican agents who briefly blocked them at the Guatemalan border. Besi Jaqueline Lopez of the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula carried a stuffed polar bear in

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    Australian PM seeks meeting with independent lawmakers in bid to shore-up government

    The ruling Liberal Party saw a 20 percent swing against it at a by-election in Sydney, leaving the government reliant on support of five independents to survive. Several independent lawmakers have so far offered only qualified support for Morrison to continue, warning that their backing would be conditional

  • Saudi Arabia calls Khashoggi killing 'grave mistake,' says prince not aware
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    Saudi Arabia calls Khashoggi killing 'grave mistake,' says prince not aware

    The comments from Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir were some of the most direct yet from Riyadh, which has given multiple and conflicting accounts about Khashoggi's killing on Oct. 2, first denying his death and later admitting it amid an international outcry. The weeks of denial and lack of credible

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    Author of critical book on Egypt's economy arrested: sources, wife

    Egyptian police on Sunday arrested the author of a book about Egypt's economy on charges of publishing false news, security sources and the author's wife said. Abdul Khalik Farouk's detention came days after local media reported that draft copies of his book, "Is Egypt Really a Poor

  • Thousands of Hondurans in U.S.-bound migrant caravan head into Mexico
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    Thousands of Hondurans in U.S.-bound migrant caravan head into Mexico

    Many members of the caravan, exhausted from the hours-long trek on foot from the Guatemalan border, mostly ignored police offers to board buses heading to a migrant shelter because of suspicions they might be deported instead. The migrants have defied threats by Trump that he will close the U.S.-Mexico

  • Turkey to reveal details of probe into Khashoggi's killing
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    Turkey to reveal details of probe into Khashoggi's killing

    In a sign of growing pressure on Saudi Arabia, Turkey said it will announce details of its investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday and U.S. congressional leaders said the Gulf kingdom — in particular its crown prince — should face severe consequences for the death of the

  • Exit poll: Polish populists lead local votes, support down
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    Exit poll: Polish populists lead local votes, support down

    The governing populist party, which has repeatedly clashed with European Union institutions, was the top vote winner in local elections Sunday, according to an exit poll, but it was headed to lower support than it got in Poland's 2015 parliamentary elections. The Ispos survey said that in lower

  • With divorce deal almost done, May repeats rejection of EU proposal on Northern Ireland
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    With divorce deal almost done, May repeats rejection of EU proposal on Northern Ireland

    Prime Minister Theresa May will tell parliament on Monday that 95 percent of Britain's divorce deal has now been settled but will repeat her opposition to the European Union's proposal for the land border with Northern Ireland. Facing some of the fiercest criticism to date over her Brexit plans

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    Two Venezuelans die attempting to reach Aruba by boat: government

    Two Venezuelans attempting to reach the Caribbean island of Aruba died, authorities said over the weekend, highlighting the increasingly perilous routes migrants take to escape the OPEC member's economic meltdown. Venezuelans routinely travel to the more prosperous Aruba in search of work or staple

  • Poland's ruling eurosceptics score modest gains in local vote, lose Warsaw
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    Poland's ruling eurosceptics score modest gains in local vote, lose Warsaw

    Since sweeping into power in 2015, PiS has remained broadly popular, benefiting from voter-pleasing welfare reforms, nationalist rhetoric and strong economic growth. The party won some 32.3 percent of votes for provincial assemblies, compared with 26.9 percent in a vote four years earlier and 37.6 percent

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    Coalition airstrike targets mosque used by Islamic State

    AL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — An airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group targeted a mosque in Syria last week because it was determined to be an insurgent command-and-control centre , the U.S. said Sunday. U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, the top American commander for the Middle

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    Deadly attack amid Ebola outbreak stalls containment efforts

    Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the epicenter of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo's military said Sunday, as the violence again forced crucial virus-containment efforts to be suspended. "It will be very hard to stop the outbreak if this

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    Jordan says it won't renew peace treaty land deal with Israel

    Much of the land in Baquora in the northwestern part of the kingdom and Ghumar in the south is used by Israeli farmers, some of whom were given private land ownership rights and special travel rights under a 1994 peace treaty between the two countries. King Abdullah has been under increasing public

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    Israel arrests Palestinian officials suspected of abduction: lawyers

    Israel has arrested two officials from the Palestinian Authority over suspicions they helped abduct a Palestinian resident of Jerusalem, their lawyers said on Sunday. The two men taken into custody by Israel were Adnan Gheith, who holds the largely ceremonial post of Palestinian-appointed governor of

  • Brazil's Bolsonaro says he intends to use armed forces to fight violence
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    Brazil's Bolsonaro says he intends to use armed forces to fight violence

    A 63-year-old, seven-term congressman who openly defends Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship, Bolsonaro is widely expected to win the presidency this month. Opinion polls show him leading his leftist rival Fernando Haddad by 18 percentage points just a week ahead of the Oct. 28 second-round

  • Chilean court orders Catholic Church to pay damages over abuse: report
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    Chilean court orders Catholic Church to pay damages over abuse: report

    Citing a copy of a leaked judgment, La Tercera said the three judges who heard the case on Thursday found in favor of an appeal for "moral damages" against the church for allegedly covering up the crimes. The Santiago Archbishopric, which could appeal to Chile's Supreme Court, said it

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    Amid skepticism, Saudi official provides another version of Khashoggi death

    The latest account, provided by a Saudi official who requested anonymity, includes details on how the team of 15 Saudi nationals sent to confront Khashoggi on Oct. 2 had threatened him with being drugged and kidnapped and then killed him in a chokehold when he resisted. A member of the team then dressed

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    Poland's ruling PiS leads in local vote: exit poll

    WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's ruling eurosceptic Law and Justice (PiS) party has secured the highest number of provincial assembly seats in a regional election on Sunday, an exit poll showed. The poll by Ipsos pollster showed the conservative PiS winning 32.3 percent in the vote for provincial assembly

  • Spanish firefighter dies as flash flooding hits south
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    Spanish firefighter dies as flash flooding hits south

    A Spanish firefighter died while emergency services responded to flash floods caused by heavy rain in southern Spain, authorities said Sunday. The firefighter went missing when his truck overturned on a flooded road overnight, according to emergency services in the southern region of Andalusia. Two

  • Taiwan train crash kills 18 in deadliest rail tragedy in decades
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    Taiwan train crash kills 18 in deadliest rail tragedy in decades

    As of 9:35 p.m. (1335 GMT), all 366 passengers onboard - including the dead and injured - had been evacuated or removed from the wreckage, the Taiwan Railways Administration said. Hundreds of rescuers and military personnel worked through the wreckage with spotlights on Sunday night in search of survivors

  • Dozens hurt in floor collapse at S. Carolina condo party
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    Dozens hurt in floor collapse at S. Carolina condo party

    The floor of a condominium clubhouse near Clemson University collapsed during a large private party early Sunday, hurtling dozens of people into the basement, authorities said. About 30 people were taken to local hospitals after the centre of the floor caved in at the clubhouse near the South Carolina

  • Italy expects EU budget rejection on Tuesday: source
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    Italy expects EU budget rejection on Tuesday: source

    The Commission has slammed as an unprecedented breach of EU fiscal rules Italy's 2019 budget plan, which aims to lift the deficit to 2.4 percent of domestic output next year from 1.8 percent in 2018. Since receiving beefed-up powers in 2013 over member states' budgetary plans, the Commission

  • Authorities hunt for 2nd suspect in Georgia police shooting
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    Authorities hunt for 2nd suspect in Georgia police shooting

    Two teenage suspects, including one who is still being sought by police, are facing charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer who was killed while responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near a school, authorities said Sunday. Authorities said they believe 18-year-old

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    Renowned planetarium screens Mars film to celebrate 60th

    BOSTON — A renowned Boston planetarium is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a new film that's out of this world.