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'No turning back': PM May triggers 'historic' Brexit

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain's divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, declaring there was no turning back and ushering in a tortuous exit process that will test the bloc's cohesion and pitch her country into the unknown. | Video

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Face of anti-Kremlin protests is the son of a Putin ally

MOSCOW Russian high school student Roman Shingarkin had some explaining to do when he got home after becoming one of the faces of anti-Kremlin protests at the weekend. His father is a former member of parliament who supports President Vladimir Putin.

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Nearly 150 migrants feared dead after boat sinks, sole survivor says

ROME A rubber boat packed with migrants sank in the Mediterranean and the presumed sole survivor - a 16-year-old Gambian boy - told rescuers he believed all other passengers drowned, the International Migration Organization (IOM) said on Wednesday.

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U.S. military says difficult to avoid Mosul casualties, probes blast

WASHINGTON A senior U.S. general said on Wednesday it will be difficult to maintain "extraordinarily high standards" to avoid civilian casualties in Mosul, even as the U.S. military begins a formal investigation into an explosion in the Iraqi city that is believed to have killed scores of civilians. | Video

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Israel says to cut another $2 million from its U.N. contribution

JERUSALEM Israel said on Wednesday it would cut a further $2 million from its already reduced contribution this year to the United Nations in protest at resolutions taken against it at the world body's various forums.

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Rattled by Trump, Arab leaders renew call for Palestinian state

DEAD SEA, Jordan/AMMAN After weeks of heightened unease over the stance of the United States under the new administration of President Donald Trump, Arab leaders reaffirmed on Wednesday their commitment to a two-state solution to the decades-long Arab-Israeli conflict.

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