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British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, to attend Prime Minister's Questions in 2017 at the Houses of Parliament. Photo: Matt Dunham / Associated Press

UK’s May Suffers Embarrassing Defeat on Brexit Strategy

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered an embarrassing defeat by lawmakers Thursday in a vote that left her bid to secure a...
Rhinos walk in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi game reserve in 2015 in South Africa. Photo: Schalk van Zuydam / Associated Press

South Africa Reports Drop in Rhinos Killed by Poachers

JOHANNESBURG — The South African government is reporting progress in the fight against rhino poaching. The environmental affairs ministry said Wednesday that poachers killed 769...

Journalist and Duterte Critic Posts Bail After Libel Arrest

MANILA — The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's administration was freed on bail Thursday after her arrest in a libel case.
In this Thursday Jan. 11, 2018 photo, Palestinian children play in an alley at the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City. Photo: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

Israel Refuses to Let UN Council Visit Palestinian Areas

UNITED NATIONS — Israel has refused to allow the U.N. Security Council to visit the territory that the Palestinians claim for a future independent...
A Thai Airways Airbus 380 takes off in 2015. Photo: Masakatsu Ukon / Flickr

Airbus to Stop Making Struggling A380 Superjumbo in 2021

TOULOUSE, France — European aviation giant Airbus said Thursday it will stop making its superjumbo A380 in 2021 for lack of customers, abandoning the...

Philippine Journalist, Duterte Critic Arrested in Libel Case

MANILA — The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's administration was arrested Wednesday by government agents in a libel case.

Refugee Footballer Thanks Australian Leader for Freedom

CANBERRA — A refugee soccer player who was detained in Thailand for three months under threat of extradition to Bahrain shook hands Thursday with Australia's prime minister, whom he credits with securing his freedom.
A male missionary from the Congo Balolo Mission holds the arm of a Congolese man in the Congo Free State. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Belgian PM Criticizes UN Report on Racism in Belgium

BRUSSELS — Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel says he is baffled by a preliminary U.N. report that said racial discrimination against Africans "is endemic"...
An Brussels Airlines Airbus 319 taxis in 2013 at Heathrow Airport in London, England. Photo: Mark Harkin / Flickr

Belgium to Shut Airspace for 24 Hours Due to Strike

BRUSSELS — Belgium's air traffic control authority said Tuesday it is shutting down the country's airspace for 24 hours due to staffing uncertainties caused...

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Is Big Eyes and Big Effects

Alita is just like a typical teenage girl. She loves chocolate, breaks curfew and crushes on a bad boy with floppy hair, a leather jacket and a motorcycle. But Alita isn’t typical in other ways. For one, she can slice apart a single falling tear with her ferocious battle sword.

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