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Czechs boo prime minister 50 years after Soviet-led invasion

PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- A ceremony to honour the victims of the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia on Tuesday turned into a protest against Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis.
Hundreds jeered and booed Babis' arrival for a ceremony in front of the Czech public radio building in downtown Prague, a site of a fierce street battle between unarmed civilians and invading troops in the first hours of occupation where 17 people died.
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Hawaii urged to stock up on water, food, cash as Hurricane Lane approaches

HONOLULU -- Hawaii residents rushed to grocery stores Tuesday to stock up on bottled water, ramen and toilet paper as they faced the threat of heavy rain, flash flooding and high surf from a powerful and erratic hurricane expected to churn close to the islands or directly over them.
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Strong earthquake hits northern Venezuela

A powerful earthquake shook Venezuela's northeastern coast on Tuesday, spooking residents in the capital who evacuated buildings and briefly interrupting a pro-government rally in favour of a series of controversial economic reforms.
The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude of the quake at 7.3 and said it had a depth of 123 kilometres.
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Four months ago, Trump mocked report suggesting Cohen would 'flip'

The very first time Donald Trump mentioned Michael Cohen in a tweet was Aug. 1, 2012.
At the time, Trump had openly mused about running for president but was years away from launching his campaign.
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Strong earthquake rocks Venezuela, felt as far away as Colombia's capital

CARACAS, Venezuela -- A powerful earthquake has shaken eastern Venezuela, causing buildings to be evacuated in the capital of Caracas.
The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude of Tuesday's quake at 7.3 and said it had a depth of 76 miles (123 kilometres).
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8 dead bodies found on streets of Mexican resort of Cancun

MEXICO CITY -- Prosecutors say they have found a total of eight dead bodies on the streets of the Mexican resort city of Cancun, with two bodies dumped at two spots and four others found shot to death individually.
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Michael Flynn not yet ready to be sentenced, prosecutors say

WASHINGTON -- Prosecutors with the special counsel's office say U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn is not yet ready to be sentenced.
The joint filing with defence lawyers Tuesday is a sign that Flynn's co-operation with investigators is continuing.
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Authorities: Iowa student killed by Mexican in U.S. illegally

MONTEZUMA, Iowa -- A man from Mexico living in the U.S. illegally has confessed to kidnapping college student Mollie Tibbetts while she was running in her small Iowa hometown, killing her and dumping her body in a cornfield, authorities said Tuesday.
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Russia shows off flamethrowers, exoskeletons, new jet at military show

MOSCOW -- Russia on Monday displayed its latest weapons at a military show aimed at attracting more foreign customers.
President Vladimir Putin said in an address to the Army 2018 show that it reflects the "huge potential" of Russian military industries and will serve as a platform for military co-operation with other countries.
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A look at the verdicts on 18 counts in Paul Manafort's case

WASHINGTON -- Paul Manafort's 16-day trial ended Tuesday with the former Trump campaign chairman convicted of eight felony counts and prosecutors facing a choice of whether to retry him on 10 other charges.
The jury's verdict after four days of deliberations appeared to indicate prosecutors for special counsel Robert Mueller presented a slam-dunk case of tax fraud, but jurors ran into trouble deciding on more complex allegations of failing to report foreign bank accounts to the IRS and bank fraud conspiracy.
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Two people familiar with the financial fraud investigation of Donald Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, say he has reached a plea agreement with U.S. prosecutors. 
Cohen is due to appear in federal court in New York at 4 p.m.
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After Cohen plea, Trump attacks Manafort conviction

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump says the conviction of his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort on financial crimes is "a disgrace."
But he is largely ignoring his former personal attorney Michael Cohen's guilty pleas to felonies, including campaign finance violations he stated he carried out in co-ordination with Trump, other than to say he felt "badly for both" men.
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Two people familiar with the financial fraud investigation of Donald Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, say he has reached a plea agreement with U.S. prosecutors. 
Cohen is due to appear in federal court in New York at 4 p.m.
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