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Hundreds of Central American migrants cross river into Mexico

Hundreds of Central American migrants waded across the Suchiate River into southern Mexico Monday in a new test of U.S. President Donald Trump's Central America strategy to keep them away from the U.S. border.
The migrants moved off the border bridge and toward the river after Mexican officials told them they would not be granted passage through the country.
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Prince Harry hopes for calmer future, but not much chance

LONDON -- Prince Harry says he's taking a "leap of faith" as he steps back from royal duties in an attempt to build a more peaceful life -- one free of the journalists who have filmed, photographed and written about him since the day he was born.
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U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team asserted Monday that he did "absolutely nothing wrong," calling the impeachment case against him flimsy and a "dangerous perversion of the Constitution."
The brief from Trump's lawyers, filed ahead of arguments expected later this week in the Senate impeachment trial, offered the most detailed glimpse of the lines of defence they intend to use against Democratic efforts to convict the president and oust him from office over his dealings with Ukraine.
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Bungee-jumping pig in China draws backlash on social media

TORONTO -- A 100-kilogram pig tied to a bungee cord and thrown off a tall platform on Saturday as part of a new park attraction stunt in Chongqing ahead of the Lunar New Year sparked disgust across Chinese social media over the weekend, prompting organizers to issue an apology the following day.
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McConnell proposes swift impeachment trial for Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team asserted Monday that he did "absolutely nothing wrong," calling the impeachment case against him flimsy and a "dangerous perversion of the Constitution."
The brief from Trump's lawyers, filed ahead of arguments expected later this week in the Senate impeachment trial, offered the most detailed glimpse of the lines of defence they intend to use against Democratic efforts to convict the president and oust him from office over his dealings with Ukraine.
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Puerto Ricans demand answers after discovery of disaster aid in warehouse

Dozens of demonstrators gathered Monday in front of the governor's mansion in Puerto Rico's capital to demand the resignation of the U.S. territory's governor and protest the recent discovery of apparently forgotten disaster supplies amid ongoing earthquakes.
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McConnell proposes swift impeachment trial, with long days, for Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team asserted Monday that he did "absolutely nothing wrong," calling the impeachment case against him flimsy and a "dangerous perversion of the Constitution."
The brief from Trump's lawyers, filed ahead of arguments expected later this week in the Senate impeachment trial, offered the most detailed glimpse of the lines of defence they intend to use against Democratic efforts to convict the president and oust him from office over his dealings with Ukraine.
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SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in successful astronaut escape test

SpaceX completed the last big test of its crew capsule before launching astronauts in the next few months, mimicking an emergency escape shortly after liftoff Sunday.
No one was aboard for the wild ride in the skies above Cape Canaveral, just two mannequins.
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The populist Progress Party pulled out of Norway's centre-right governing coalition Monday over the decision to repatriate an ISIS-linked woman and her two children from a detention camp in Syria.
Prime Minister Erna Solberg said she would continue with a minority government comprised of three coalition partners — her own Conservatives, the centrist Liberal Party and the Christian Democrats.
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Man who tricked girls into shocking themselves convicted of attempted murder

BERLIN -- A Munich court on Monday convicted a German man of more than a dozen offences of attempted murder for tricking women and girls into giving themselves electric shocks while he watched over the internet.
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China confirms human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus

Human-to-human transmission has been confirmed in an outbreak of a new coronavirus, the head of a Chinese government expert team said Monday.
Team leader Zhong Nanshan, a respiratory expert, said two people in Guangdong province in southern China caught the disease from family members, state media said.
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Angola vows to bring back 'Africa's richest woman' over graft claims

LUANDA, ANGOLA -- Angolan prosecutors vowed on Monday to use "all possible" means to bring back Isabel dos Santos, the former president's billionaire daughter, after thousands of leaked documents revealed new allegations she siphoned off hundreds of millions in public money.
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Putin sends his constitutional proposals to Parliament

MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to Parliament a package of constitutional amendments widely seen as an attempt to secure his grip on power well after his current term ends in 2024.
Putin first presented the proposed changes in his state-of-the-nation address Wednesday, arguing they are intended to bolster the role of Parliament and strengthen democracy.
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