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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mexico's World Cup goal against Germany may have triggered 'artificial earthquake'
Mexico's FIFA World Cup goal that led its team to an upset win over Germany on Sunday triggered so much excitement that it may have caused what officials called an "artificial earthquake" in Mexico City.

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Mexico shakes with excitement over Germany World Cup win
Thousands of exuberant Mexican soccer fans took to the streets Sunday to cheer their national team's long-shot win against Germany in Mexico's first match of the 2018 World Cup soccer tournament.

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Papal envoy asks forgiveness in divided Chilean diocese
A papal emissary has asked forgiveness from Roman Catholics in a region of Chile where people had been protesting a bishop who was once a lieutenant of the country's most notorious predator priest.

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Egypt goalkeeper declines beer-sponsored World Cup award
An Egypt team official has confirmed goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy declined to receive a player of the match trophy at the World Cup for religious reasons.

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Man who thought he was wearing 'stab-proof' vest dies after stabbing himself
A British man who believed he was wearing a "stab-proof vest" died last summer after he took a knife to his chest.

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