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Syrian troops advance, militants partially leave rebel townAs Syrian government forces push into key rebel town, al-Qaida-linked militants inside 'redeploy' to its southern part
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In this May 8, 2019, photo, white disinfectant powder is scattered on the ground around buildings at a pig farm in Jiangjiaqiao village in northern China's Hebei province. As a deadly virus ravages pig herds across Asia, scientists are accelerating efforts to develop a vaccine to help guard the world's pork supply. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)
Urgency for vaccine grows as virus ravages China's pigsScientists are working to develop a vaccine for a deadly virus that's devastating pig herds in Asia
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam listens to reporters' questions at a press conference in Hong Kong Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Lam said she’s setting up a “communication platform” to resolve differences in the Chinese city, which has been wracked by months of chaotic anti-government protests. She also said a fact-finding study will look at the causes of the protests and the police response to them. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Lam promises work to narrow Hong Kong rifts, no specificsHong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she's setting up a "communication platform" to resolve differences in the city after months of anti-government protests
The Associated Press2 hours ago
13 Chinese killed as tour bus crashes in LaosA tour bus carrying dozens of Chinese passengers has crashed in Laos, killing at least 13
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this Feb. 26, 2019, photo, Cardinal George Pell leaves the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. Pell’s lawyers argued in his appeal that there were more than a dozen “solid obstacles” that should have prevented a jury from finding him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of molesting two choirboys. The appeal court will give their verdict on Aug. 21. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
Cardinal Pell's appeal verdict due but may not be final wordCardinal George Pell will learn the outcome of his appeal for sex abuse convictions Wednesday, but the verdict may not be the final word in his case
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - This Sept. 9, 2018, file photo shows the facade of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne. Cardinal George Pell’s appeal against his convictions for child molestation was largely a question of who the jury should have believed, his accuser or a senior priest whose church role was likened to Pell’s bodyguard. Pell’s accuser was a 13-year-old choirboy when he alleged that he was abused by then-Melbourne Archbishop Pell at the city’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral in December 1996 and February 1997. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk, File)
Pell's appeal pitted word of former choirboy against priestCardinal George Pell's appeal against his convictions for child molestation was largely a question of whom the jury should have believed, his accuser or a senior priest whose church role was likened to Pell's bodyguard
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 file photo, pro-China supporters take a selfie with a Chinese national flag to support police and anti-violence during a rally at a park in Hong Kong. Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protestsTwitter has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were linked to the Chinese government and a disinformation campaign targeting protests in Hong Kong
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Protesters gather on Victoria Park in Hong Kong Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. Thousands of people streamed into the park for what organizers hope will be a peaceful demonstration for democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
China lashes out at Taiwan over Hong Kong asylum offerChina is lashing out at Taiwan over its offer of political asylum to participants in Hong Kong pro-democracy movement
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks as he meets with patients and staff at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, England, Monday Aug. 19, 2019.   Johnson is under increasing pressure Monday to recall Parliament after leaked government documents warned of widespread problems if the U.K. leaves the European Union without a Brexit withdrawal agreement. (Peter Nicholls/Pool via AP)
UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax infoBritain's government is planning to pressure social media companies to do more to fight misinformation on vaccines following a spike in measles cases
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Retrial Clears Rape Victim Convicted After StillbirthA retrial in El Salvador has cleared a rape victim whose baby was found dead in a toilet. Evelyn Hernandez had been sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2017, the BBC reports. She has said that she didn't realize she was pregnant and that she'd fainted in an outhouse...
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A Turkey Armed Forces convoy is seen at a highway between Maaret al-Numan and Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province, Syria, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. The Turkish Defense Ministry says airstrikes have targeted a Turkish military convoy in Syria, killing at least three civilians and wounding 12 others in Monday's attack that occurred while the convoy was heading toward a Turkish observation post in the rebel-held stronghold of Idlib. (Murat Kibritoglu/DHA via AP)
Airstrikes target Turkish convoy in Syria, raising tensionsAirstrikes targeted a Turkish army convoy inside a rebel-held part of northwestern Syria on Monday, killing three civilians and wounding 12 others, the Turkish Defense Ministry said
The Associated Press9 hours ago
American Slips Hiking With Fiancee, Falling to His DeathAn American hiking with his fianceé on the Spanish island of Ibiza was killed when he fell off a cliff, plunging more than 80 feet. Dr. Daniel Sirovich, 33, and Kristi Kelly were sightseeing last week near a cliff in the southwestern part of the island, in Sa Pedrera de...
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