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Delays dog 'shovel ready' projects in Trump's infrastructure plan

NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump reassured manufacturers gathered in the White House Roosevelt room on March 31 that a massive infrastructure program was coming soon.

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Vice President Pence tries hand at koala diplomacy Down Under

SYDNEY U.S. Vice President Mike Pence crouched down in the shade of a eucalyptus tree on Sunday at Sydney's Taronga Zoo where Penny, a red kangaroo, dozed in the midday heat, scratching her behind the ears before she lazily rolled onto her back.

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Hundreds flee Mosul fighting as others return to liberated areas

MOSUL, Iraq Heavy two-way traffic of carts carrying children, clothes, and the elderly crowded the main Baghdad-Mosul road on Sunday as hundreds of Iraqis fled heavy fighting or made their way back to areas liberated from Islamic State.

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Restored Saudi state perks may avert recession, help economic reforms

DUBAI The decision by Saudi Arabia's King Salman to restore cuts to financial allowances for civil servants and military personnel is being seen as helping the kingdom avoid recession this year while smoothing the path toward economic reforms.

World, Saudi Arabia 9:32am EDT

Abu Sayyaf militants behead kidnapped Philippine soldier: army

MANILA A Filipino soldier kidnapped last week in the southern Philippines by Abu Sayyaf militants was found beheaded, the military said on Sunday, hours after government troops killed three more members of the Islamic State-linked group in a clash elsewhere.

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Germany's anti-immigrant party announces September election line-up

COLOGNE, Germany The anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party on Sunday voted for 76-year-old publicist Alexander Gauland and 38-year-old economist Alice Weidel to jointly lead its campaign for the country's September national election.

World, Germany 8:35am EDT
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March for Science draws big crowds, clever signs across U.S.

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO Tens of thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on Saturday for Earth Day events billed as a "celebration of science" to counter what organizers say is a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge in Washington. | Video

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Labour leader Corbyn says could suspend Syria air strikes if elected

LONDON The leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday he could suspend British involvement in air strikes against Syria if he was elected prime minister at a June 8 election.