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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford Thursday pose with their newborn daughter at the Auckland City Hospital. Photo: Jacinda Ardern / Instagram

New Zealand Leader Welcomes Newborn Girl ‘To Our Village’

WELLINGTON — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a daughter Thursday and posted a photo welcoming the healthy newborn "to our village."
President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, Minn. Photo : Susan Walsh / Associated Press

At Raucous Rally, Trump Touts Hawkish Immigration Plans

DULUTH — Hours after reversing himself to end the forced separations of migrant families, President Donald Trump returned to the warm embrace of his supporters at a raucous rally Wednesday to defend his hard-line immigration policies while unleashing a torrent of grievances about the media and those investigating him.
Baled plastics await pickup in a July 2017 file photo for recycling inside the Athens-Clarke material recycling facility in Athens, Georgia. Photo: Joshua L. Jones / Athens Banner-Herald

Study: Plastic Will Pile Up in Wake of China Recycling Ban

PORTLAND, Maine — China's decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing plastic to pile up around the globe, and wealthy countries must find a way to slow the accumulation of one of the most ubiquitous materials on the planet, a group of scientists said.

Activists Decry EU For Welcoming Prayuth

BANGKOK — Activists said junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha’s visits to the United Kingdom and France are a sober reminder that those nations prioritize their national interests above democracy and human rights.
England supporters celebrate Harry Kane's winning goal as fans watch the World Cup soccer match between Tunisia and England at the Lord Raglan Pub in London, Monday, June 18, 2018. Photo: Nigel French / PA via AP

Beer May Lack Fizz in Europe Amid Carbon Dioxide Shortage

LONDON — No beer at this time of year?
In this April 20, 2015 file photo, a Canadian flag with a cannabis leaf flies on Parliament Hill during a 4/20 protest in Ottawa, Ontario. Photo: Adrian Wyld / The Canadian Press via AP

Canada to Legalize Marijuana on Oct. 17: Trudeau

TORONTO — Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country's youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.
Rescuers Tuesday searching for dozens of people missing after a ferry sank on Indonesia's Lake Toba have found bags, jackets, an ID card and other items in the waters but no new survivors, casting a tragic pall over holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month. Photo: Associated Press

Indonesia Raises Number of Ferry Sinking Missing to 166

TIGARAS PORT, Indonesia — Indonesian officials say 166 people are missing from a ferry sinking Monday evening at a popular lake on Sumatra, a much higher number than previously believed.

All 5 First Ladies Speak Out on Family Separations at Border

All four former first ladies have joined the current one, Melania Trump, in an unusual united political front expressing horror at children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Unapologetic Trump Digs in on Immigration Despite Outrage

WASHINGTON — An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration's border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of...

Compulsive Video-Game Playing Now New Mental Health Problem

GENEVA — The World Health Organization says compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition — a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players.

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