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Apple gets ready for life after the iPhone with services push
On Monday, Apple will do something it has never done when making a product announcement — focus largely on other companies, not itself.

03/23/2019

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Navy eyes more, deadlier, aircraft carriers
Threats from long-range guided missiles, surface ship fire-power, submarine-launched torpedo attacks and incoming air assaults all inform the Navy's vigorous push to further weaponize its fleet of aircraft carriers - while assessing its plan to expand its number of carriers up to 12.

03/23/2019

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We're already in the middle of a major cyber war, experts believe
A whopping 87 percent of information security specialists believe we're in the middle of a global cyber war.

03/23/2019

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5 essential router security settings you need to check now
The bad news: most people don't give a second thought to their routers. This lack of know-how puts a lot of households in a dangerous position. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has issued an alert about Russian state-supported hackers carrying out attacks against a large number of home routers in the U.S.

03/23/2019

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South American leaders launch Prosur bloc to replace Unasur
A group of South American presidents has launched a new regional bloc to replace the Union of South American Nations that was promoted by the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to counter U.S. influence in the region.

03/23/2019

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Local officials say 26 killed, 28 injured in China bus fire
Local authorities say 26 people have been killed and 28 injured after a tour bus caught fire on a highway in central China's Hunan province.

03/23/2019

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Cyclone lashes remote Australian coast with wind, rains
The vast and powerful Cyclone Trevor has crossed a remote area of the northern Australian coast, bringing fierce winds and heavy rains amid safety fears for a small number of residents who've stayed in the area.

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Mexico accounts for final 'ghost' prisoners at penal colony
As they closed down the last island penal colony in the hemisphere after more than a century, Mexican authorities faced a conundrum: they had lost track of 16 inmates registered at the Islas Marias prison.

03/23/2019

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'My heart fell' says New Zealand surgeon who treated girl, 4
Vascular surgeon Adib Khanafer says he was in shock March 15 when he walked into the operating theater and saw a 4-year-old girl on the table who had suffered gunshot wounds so severe she'd been in cardiac arrest for 30 minutes before stabilizing.

03/23/2019

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New Thai government may be unstable, short-lived
Thailand's election Sunday is likely to produce a weak unstable government whether it's a civilian or military-backed party that cobbles together a coalition, setting off a new phase of uncertainty in a country that's a U.S. ally in Southeast Asia and one of the world's top tourist destinations.

03/23/2019

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Family of slain boy visits Christchurch mosque as it reopens
The family of a slain 3-year-old boy and a Jordanian prince are among those visiting a New Zealand mosque as it reopens for the first time since a terrorist killed 42 people there.

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India, Pakistan exchange goodwill messages as tensions ease
The prime ministers of India and Pakistan have exchanged goodwill messages in a sign of easing tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals.

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US-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State
A U.S.-backed Syrian force said Saturday that it has liberated the last area held by the Islamic State group in the eastern Syrian village of Baghouz, declaring victory over the extremists and the end of their self-declared caliphate.

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Twin bombing at Afghan ceremony kills 3, wounds a dozen
An Afghan official says a twin bombing at a public ceremony attended by local officials in the southern Helmand province has killed three people and wounded a dozen others.

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Timeline: Key events since Thailand's last general election
Thailand will hold its first general election Sunday since the military ousted the elected government in a coup nearly five years ago.

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Tens of thousands in southern Africa need help after cyclone
A second week has begun of efforts to find and help tens of thousands of people after Cyclone Idai devastated parts of southern Africa.

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Timeline of the rise and fall of the Islamic State group
The Islamic State group erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq's conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a "caliphate."

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US-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State; end of caliphate
U.S.-backed Syrian forces declared victory over the Islamic State after announcing Saturday they had liberated the last ISIS stronghold in the eastern village of Baghouz and put an end to its self-declared Islamic caliphate.

03/23/2019

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French yellow vest protests staged amid enhanced security
The French government vowed to strengthen security as yellow vest protesters stage a 19th round of demonstrations, following last week's riots in Paris.

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Explosion heard in Somali capital Mogadishu
An explosion was heard Saturday in the Somali capital, scene of frequent attacks by Islamic extremist fighters.

03/23/2019

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Q&A: The end of the Islamic State group's "caliphate"
The announcement of victory over the Islamic State group in Syria marks the end of the extremists' self-styled caliphate, a proto-state in which they held millions hostage to their dark and brutal vision.

03/23/2019

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The Latest: Dozens believed trapped during Somalia attack
The Latest on attack in Somalia's capital (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Dozens of people in Somalia's capital are believed to be trapped inside a government building amid an Islamic extremist attack.

03/23/2019

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Pope replaces Santiago bishop after abuse cover-up claims
Pope Francis has replaced Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati , the embattled archbishop of Santiago, Chile, after he became embroiled in the country's spiraling sex abuse and cover-up scandal.

03/23/2019

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The Latest: US-backed Syrian force says IS defeated in Syria
The Latest on the battle against the Islamic State group in Syria (all times local): 2:45 p.m.

03/23/2019

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