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Masked gunmen kill 28 in attack on Christians in Egypt

CAIRO Gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians traveling to a monastery in southern Egypt on Friday, killing 28 people and wounding 25 others, and many children were among the victims, Health Ministry officials said.

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Russia, China urge caution in countering North Korea's nuclear program

MOSCOW Russia and China agree that the development of North Korea's nuclear program should not be used as an excuse for deploying elements of a U.S. global anti-missile system on the Korean peninsula, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

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U.S., Japanese leaders agree to enhance sanctions against North Korea: White House

TAORMINA, Italy President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed on Friday to expand sanctions against North Korea for its continued development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, the White House said in a statement.

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Philippine president urges IS-linked rebels to halt siege, start talks

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte appealed to Islamist militants on Friday to abandon hostilities and start dialogue in an effort to end their bloody occupation of a southern city that experts called a major blow to regional security. | Video

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Ireland looks set to elect gay premier in social, generational shift

DUBLIN Ireland is on the verge of a huge generational change in its political life with the likely election of Leo Varadkar as its next premier -- a move that would give the once-staunchly Catholic country its first openly gay leader and its first of Asian immigrant descent.

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Sleepy seaside town in Sicily braces for G7 protests

GIARDINI NAXOS, Italy Shopkeepers down the hill from where world leaders are meeting boarded up their windows and doors on Friday, bracing for a protest march along the seafront of this normally sleepy Sicilian tourist town. | Video

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