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Spicer Resigns From White House Over Trump Hire

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Sean Spicer is resigning from his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision.

Han Kang's 'The Vegetarian' Wins Man Booker Fiction Prize

LONDON — South Korean author Han Kang won the Man Booker International Prize for fiction Monday with "The Vegetarian," an unsettling novel in which a woman's decision to stop eating meat has devastating consequences.

Alleged Bali Bombing Leader to Stay at Guantanamo

MIAMI — A U.S. government review board has rejected the release of the alleged Southeastern Asian terrorist leader known as Hambali from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

‘Yes’ Side Wins Catalonia Independence Vote Marred by Chaos

BARCELONA, Spain — Catalonia's regional government declared a landslide win for the "yes" side in a disputed referendum on independence from Spain that degenerated into mayhem Sunday, with more than 800 people injured as riot police attacked peaceful protesters and unarmed civilians trying to cast their ballots.

Australian Teen Terror Suspect Denied Bail

SYDNEY — A 15-year-old boy charged with plotting a terrorist attack in Sydney was denied bail Friday in the Children's Court.

Swiss Complete $12B Rail Tunnel, World’s Longest (Photos)

GENEVA — It's taken 17 years and cost 12.2 billion Swiss francs (about USD$12 billion) but Switzerland is finally ready to inaugurate the world's largest railway tunnel.

UN Panel: Assange Detained Arbitrarily, Should Be Freed

GENEVA — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been "arbitrarily detained" by Britain and Sweden since December 2010, and should be freed and compensated, a U.N. human rights panel said.

El Salvador Has Rare Murder-Free Day, 1st in Nearly 2 Years

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — El Salvador, one of the world's deadliest countries, has recorded a rare day without a single homicide.

Catalan Leader: Spanish King has ‘Disappointed Many Catalans’

BARCELONA, Spain — Catalonia's regional government on Wednesday mulled when to declare the region's independence from Spain, with some lawmakers saying it would happen Monday. Spanish stocks sank as the country grappled with its most serious national crisis in decades.

Gaza Barber Blazes Hair Styles with Fiery Method (Video)

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — Palestinian barber Ramadan Adwan has found a fiery way to trim his client's hair — if they are brave enough.

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