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Germans warned against apathy as Merkel heads for fourth term

BERLIN Germans were urged to vote in a national election on Sunday in which a seemingly assured fourth term for Chancellor Angela Merkel risks being overshadowed by a far-right party entering parliament for the first time in more than half a century.

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Hopes for Mexico quake survivors dim as search enters sixth day

MEXICO CITY Emergency workers searched by floodlight in smashed buildings for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in 32 years amid fading rescue prospects, five nights after the disaster and as President Enrique Pena Nieto urged Mexicans to turn their attention to rebuilding. | Video

Auditor says he was forced to quit Vatican after finding irregularities

VATICAN CITY The Vatican's first auditor-general, who resigned without explanation in June, has broken his silence, saying he was forced to step down with trumped-up accusations after discovering evidence of possible illegal activity.

United Nations, Pope 12:32am EDT

UK's Johnson opposes adopting any new EU rules during Brexit transition

LONDON British foreign minister Boris Johnson will oppose any move to adopt European Union regulations made after Britain leaves the bloc in March 2019, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, risking reigniting divisions over Brexit.

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First refugees taken from offshore detention under U.S. refugee swap deal

Sydney Refugees have left one of Australia's offshore detention centers on Sunday for the United States, an asylum seeker and a refugee advocate said, as part of a swap brokered by former U.S. president Barack Obama last year.

Australia 5:04am EDT

New Zealand's ruling party ahead after poll but kingmaker in no rush to decide

WELLINGTON The leaders of New Zealand's main parties prepared on Sunday to start talks with Winston Peters, the leader of a nationalist party who emerged as kingmaker after an inconclusive general election, but Peters indicated he was in no rush to pick a side.

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