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Japan team at World Cup troubled by earthquake, hotel alarm
Word of a deadly earthquake in Japan and an early-morning false alarm at a team hotel have given the country's team at the World Cup some unsettling moments.

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The Latest: Trump slams media coverage of North Korea summit
The Latest on developments in inter-Korean relations after last week's landmark summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 11:55 p.m.

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New Zealand man stole human toes from Body Worlds exhibit, police say
A New Zealand man certainly wasn't putting his best foot forward when he had to appear in court Monday, pleading guilty to stealing two human toes from an exhibition featuring dead bodies.

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Former Israeli lawmaker accused of spying for Iran, passing along sensitive information
A former Israeli lawmaker has been accused of spying for Iran after being caught passing sensitive information to sources in Tehran, including details about Israel's energy sector and the identities of government officials, its Shin Bet security service announced Monday.

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Israel arrests former government minister for Iran spying
A former Israeli government minister, once imprisoned for trying to smuggle drugs, is back behind bars after being charged with spying for archenemy Iran, the country's internal security agency said Monday.

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Italy's interior minister turns gaze to 'Roma question'
Italy's hard-line interior minister, who recently sparked a multinational showdown by refusing entry to a Mediterranean Sea rescue boat packed with 630 migrants, is now taking aim at Italy's minority Roma community.

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Gruesome rape, murder of Kashmir girl raises tensions
The recent gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir has cast an uneasy spotlight on the horrific and often underreported abuses taking place inside the long-running territorial battle between Hindu-dominant India and Muslim-majority Pakistan.

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Doubts looms over Colombia peace deal with hawk's election
Uncertainty loomed over Colombia's fragile peace deal on Monday with the victory of one of its most hawkish critics in a bruising presidential runoff that laid bare deep divisions in the South American nation as it emerges from decades of bloody conflict.

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Turkey charges father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member
A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group," the country's official news agency reported Monday.

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Report says over 1 billion small arms in world, up from 2007
There are over 1 billion firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the dominant owners, according to a study released Monday.

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Saudi Arabia's World Cup team plane catches fire midair with squad onboard
Saudi Arabia's official team plane was forced to make an emergency landing after catching fire with the World Cup squad on board.

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UN rights chief: US policy on migrant kids 'unconscionable'
The U.N. human rights chief is urging the Trump administration to end new policies separating migrant children from their parents after entering the United States from Mexico, saying they've affected nearly 2,000 kids in the last six weeks.

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UN chief warns Gaza violence is close 'to the brink of war'
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the escalation of violence in Gaza is "a warning to all how close to the brink of war the situation is," and he is urging Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers to recommit to the cease-fire that ended their 2014 war.

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Spain takes in boat packed with hundreds of refugees after Italy turns it away
Hundreds of migrants who were turned away from seeking refuge in Italy arrived in Spain on Sunday, where the government recently unveiled a series of measures to "put the people's rights first."

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In Mexico, longtime foes 'AMLO' and elite getting pragmatic
On the campaign trail, presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has railed against a corrupt and "rapacious minority" of business executives who oppose him because they know they will have to "stop stealing" if he wins the July 1 election.

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Kim Jong Un visiting China, expected to discuss his nukes
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is making a two-day visit to Beijing starting Tuesday and is expected to discuss with Chinese leaders his next steps after his nuclear summit with President Donald Trump last week.

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Australian bishop to be sentenced next month for cover-up
A prosecutor told an Australian court on Tuesday that the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse must be jailed to send a message that such institutional cover-ups will no longer be tolerated.

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Blurring the border, Turkey deepens roots in northern Syria
A newly paved road links the Turkish town of Cobanbey to its Syrian sister, al-Bab, across the border.

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South Korea says US drills suspended to aid talks with North
South Korea said Tuesday that a joint military exercise scheduled with the U.S. has been suspended to support ongoing talks both countries have with North Korea.

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Philippine Supreme Court upholds expulsion of chief justice
The Philippine Supreme Court upheld the expulsion of its chief justice, the authoritarian president's highest-ranking critic, in a final ruling Tuesday that critics warned is unconstitutional and threatens judicial independence and the country's fragile democracy.

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100 million-year-old tick found entrapped in amber
Imagine your worst day ever, preserved for eternity. That's what happened to a very unlucky tick 100 million years ago.

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Mammals are going nocturnal to avoid us
The list of ways humans have altered the planet continues to grow: Animals are becoming more nocturnal, possibly as a means of avoiding the superpredators we've become, per a new study.

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Ancient turquoise rewrites Aztec history
For a long time, scholars have thought that the Aztecs had frequent contact with groups in what's now the American Southwest.

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Mysterious wolf-like creature killed in Montana ID'd through DNA test
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) revealed the identity of the mysterious wolf-like creature that was shot dead in the state last month.

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'King Arthur' castle discovery: Mysterious inscription intrigues experts
A mysterious inscription from the 7th-century A.D. has been discovered in the ruins of an English castle associated with the legend of King Arthur.

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