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By Lisa Schlein GENEVA - U.N. human rights experts say Sudan must end its horrific legacy of violence and abuse and respect the rights of its people if it wishes to achieve a peaceful and stable society. A senior U.N. official has provided an...

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TEHRAN, IRAN - Iran's president warned European partners in its faltering nuclear deal on Wednesday that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to "any amount that we want" beginning on Sunday, putting pressure on them to offer a way around...

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KHARTOUM - The top U.S. diplomat for Africa on Wednesday joined an international effort to press Sudan’s military rulers and the opposition toward a deal on a transition to democracy two months after the overthrow of former President Omar...

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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. — Police in the U.S. state of Virginia say a disgruntled public utility employee killed 12 people at a municipal building in Virginia Beach before he was killed by police. The city’s police chief, James Cervera, said the shooter...

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Thousands of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana residents braced for more flooding Wednesday, and some evacuated their homes, as forecasts of further rain drove fears that decades-old levees girding the Arkansas River may not hold. More than a week...

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SANAA, YEMEN — When the blast went off in early April, shrapnel hit homes and schools all over the quiet residential neighborhood of the Yemeni capital. Windows shattered and the 2,000 girls in a nearby school tried to evacuate at once, many racing...

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After Turkish-backed rebels attacked their homes in Afrin, in northwest Syria, Kurdish Christians were forced to flee. They sought refuge in a nearby region, and have built a church to continue their religious life. VOA's Nawruz Rasho reports.

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Carla Babb at the Pentagon and Anjana Pasricha in New Delhi contributed to this report. WHITE HOUSE — The United States is speeding up the arrival of a naval aircraft carrier strike group to the Arabian Sea after concerns Iran may be planning an...

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COLOMBO, SRI LANKA — Catholic services are being canceled for a second weekend in Sri Lanka’s capital after the government warned of more possible attacks by the same Islamic State-linked group that carried out Easter suicide bombings. Rev. Edmund...

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The U.S. Embassy in Colombo has advised people to avoid places of worship in Sri Lanka over the coming weekend, citing Sri Lankan reports that additional attacks may occur. "Continue to remain vigilant and avoid large crowds," the embassy said...

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