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Friday, Feb 24, 2017 - 2:31pm

French open full fake jobs inquiry into candidate Fillon

PARIS (AP) -- The French financial prosecutor's office has decided to open a judicial inquiry into the allegedly fake parliamentary aide jobs that conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon gave to his wife and two of his children....

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Friday, Feb 24, 2017 - 1:37pm

Brazil's Carnival kicks off with parades and street parties

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Revelers all over Brazil are gearing up for parades, balls and street parties on the first of five official days of Carnival celebrations....

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Friday, Feb 24, 2017 - 1:08pm

Iraq strikes IS in Syria as Iraqi forces enter western Mosul

MOSUL AIRPORT, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's air force struck Islamic State targets inside Syria for the first time on Friday as Iraqi troops on the ground pushed into western Mosul, the last major urban stronghold held by the Sunni militant group in Iraq....

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Friday, Feb 24, 2017 - 1:05pm

The Latest: Syrian opposition says leading fight upon terror

BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the developments in the Syrian conflict (all times local):...

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Friday, Feb 24, 2017 - 11:41am

South Africa anti-immigrant protests erupt in capital

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Police fired stun grenades, rubber bullets and water cannon Friday as the latest wave of anti-immigrant protests broke out in South Africa's capital, while President Jacob Zuma condemned the violence but said his country's migrant burden is bigger than Europe's....

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Friday, Feb 24, 2017 - 9:59am

Malaysia: VX nerve agent killed brother of N. Korean leader

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Sometime in the hours after poisoning the half brother of North Korea's leader, one of his two attackers began to vomit, Malaysian police said Friday. It was apparently an early indication of the immensely powerful toxin that was used in the killing: the chemical warfare agent VX....

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Friday, Feb 24, 2017 - 9:12am

Other nations shaking heads at US transgender toilet battle

DUBLIN (AP) -- Coming out as a transgender boy brought untold relief to Irish student Lucas Cross. After years of holding it in, he could finally start using the boys' restrooms at school - because Ireland, like some other parts of the world, doesn't make a federal issue about where children do their business....

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Friday, Feb 24, 2017 - 7:28am

Tunisia overwhelmed, divided over returning extremists

KELIBIA, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's unhappy distinction as one of the world's primary jihadi exporters is coming home to haunt the country, where young men trained by the Islamic State group have killed tourists, soldiers and even an unfortunate shepherd....

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Friday, Feb 24, 2017 - 5:53am

Banned chemical weapon VX is potent killer that lingers

The banned chemical weapon VX is considered by some experts to be the nastiest of the nasty nerve agents known to exist. With a consistency similar to motor oil, it lingers for long periods in the environment and even a tiny amount causes victims' bodies to flood with fluids, producing a feeling of drowning before death....

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