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South Korean parliament votes overwhelmingly to impeach President Park

SEOUL South Korean lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Friday to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal, setting the stage for her to become the country's first elected leader to be expelled from office in disgrace. | Video

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Schoolgirl suicide bombers kill 56 in Nigerian market: official

YOLA/BAUCHI, Nigeria Two schoolgirl suicide bombers killed 56 people and wounded dozens more in a coordinated attack on a crowded market in the northeastern Nigerian town of Madagali on Friday, a local official said.

Africa 1:48pm EST

Turkey-backed rebels close in on Islamic State-held Syrian city al-Bab

ISTANBUL Turkey-backed rebels closed in on an Islamic State-held city in northern Syria on Friday, foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, with Turkish tanks and warplanes supporting the assault.

Syria 2:11pm EST

Negligence trial in France casts shadow over IMF's Lagarde

PARIS IMF chief Christine Lagarde goes on trial on Monday for her role in a 400 million euro ($425 million) state payout to businessman Bernard Tapie in 2008 when she was France's finance minister.

France, IMF 1:59pm EST

Iraqi judo coach saved his black belt when Islamic State stormed Mosul club

GOGJALI, Iraq His black belt and membership card were all that Iraqi judo coach Ali Mahmoud managed to save when Islamic State stormed his club in Mosul, turning the gym into an arms training camp for fighters.

Iraq, United Nations 12:27pm EST

Earthquake measuring 6.9 strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS

LONDON An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck early on Saturday off the Solomon Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Environment 2:31pm EST

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