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Trump's 'big, beautiful' border wall faces many roadblocks

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump has now laid out exactly what he wants in the "big, beautiful wall" that he's promised to build on the U.S.-Mexico border. But his effort to build a huge hurdle to those entering the U.S.
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German minister 'speechless' over Erdogan rhetoric

BERLIN -- A senior German official says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's rhetoric in the standoff with European countries ahead of his country's April 16 referendum is causing damage that will take years to repair.
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Grenade attack leaves 4 dead, many wounded in Philippines

JOLO, Philippines -- At least four people were killed and 23 others wounded in a grenade attack in the southern Philippines that appears to be unrelated to terrorism, officials said Sunday.
Army Col. Cirilito Sobejana said the attacker was arrested following the late Saturday grenade blast in Busbus village near the domestic airport in Sulu province's Jolo town.
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Russian opposition leader arrested amid wave of corruption protests

MOSCOW -- Thousands of people crowded into Moscow's Pushkin Square on Sunday for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government, part of a wave of demonstrations taking place throughout the country.
Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is leading the opposition to President Vladimir Putin, was arrested while walking from a nearby subway station to the demonstration, according to Associated Press journalists at the scene.
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1 dead, 14 injured in Cincinnati nightclub shooting

CINCINNATI -- At least two people opened fire inside a crowded nightclub early Sunday morning, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen others in what authorities described as a chaotic scene.
It was not clear what prompted the shooting at the Cameo club about 1:30 a.m.
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Syrian opposition urges U.S. to spare Raqqa civilians

BEIRUT -- A leading Syrian opposition group is calling on the U.S.-led coalition to stop targeting residential areas in and around Raqqa, the Islamic State group's de facto capital.
The Syrian National Coalition says it is "increasingly concerned" about civilian casualties in the campaign against the extremist group.
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British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday end-to-end encryption of messages offered by services like Whatsapp are "completely unacceptable" and there should be no "secret place for terrorists to communicate."
Khalid Masood drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge last Wednesday, killing four people and wounding several others.
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China-friendly Carrie Lam chosen as Hong Kong leader

HONG KONG -- The candidate favoured by China's Communist leadership was chosen as Hong Kong's new leader on Sunday, in the first such vote since huge pro-democracy protests erupted over the semiautonomous Chinese city's election system in 2014.
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Belarus police arrest over 400 protesters; many are beaten

MINSK, Belarus -- Police in Belarus cracked down hard Saturday on opposition protesters who tried to hold a forbidden demonstration in the capital - a human rights group said more than 400 people were arrested and many were beaten.
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Cincinnati, Ohio nightclub shooting leaves 1 dead, 14 wounded

Fifteen people were shot, one fatally, at a packed nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early on Sunday.
The shooting took place around 1 a.m. when hundreds of people were reported to be at the Cameo Nightlife club, which the Cincinnati Police Department said has had "multiple problems" in the past.
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Al Qaeda leader killed by U.S. airstrike: Pentagon

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team, the Pentagon said Saturday.
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Dozens detained in anti-corruption protests across Russia

Several dozen people were detained in protests across Russia on Sunday, after the opposition urged people to take to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said on his website that more than 80 towns and cities across Russia would hold protests on Sunday and that authorities had not sanctioned the majority of the rallies.
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1 dead in Vegas Strip shooting, gunman surrenders

LAS VEGAS — A man riding on a double decker bus on the Las Vegas Strip pulled a gun and started shooting, killing one person and wounding another before barricading himself inside in a standoff that lasted hours before he finally surrendered.
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