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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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Inside Mosul, a huge blast, then screams, dust and horror

MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD Crouching in his Mosul home, Abu Ayman suddenly felt the ground rock as if struck by an earthquake when a massive explosion tore through his street, filling the room with dust and shattered glass. Then came the screams and cries from next door.

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Mexican news editor shot as attacks against journalists soar

MEXICO CITY A Mexican journalist was shot and injured early on Wednesday in the eastern state of Veracruz, the state attorney general's office said, the latest in a spate of attacks against reporters in Mexico.

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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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Syrian opposition, Russia discuss reinforcing ceasefire

GENEVA The Syrian opposition and a senior Russian diplomat agreed on Wednesday that Syria's fragile ceasefire needed to be shored up amid growing violations in the multi-sided civil war.

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Colombia's Congress approves police general as vice president

BOGOTA Colombia's Congress backed the appointment of retired General Oscar Naranjo as vice president, replacing German Vargas Lleras who stood down to qualify for a run at the presidency next year.

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