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Powerful 7.5-magnitude quake hits southern EcuadorA very powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake that struck southern Ecuador in the early hours of Friday shook the areas close to the country's border with Peru, although no immediate reports of possible casualties or damage were available
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Russian court extends detention for alleged American spyA Moscow court has extended the detention for the American taken in at the end of December for alleged spying
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Family of IS teen appeals to UK to help bring her child homeThe family of a UK teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group is begging the government to help bring her newborn son to Britain.
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China blocks travel for 'social credit' offensesChina blocks travel for 'social credit' offenses under system Communist Party says will improve public behavior
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Ireland's Deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney, during a media conference on the publication of the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2019,  at Government Buildings in Dublin, Ireland, Friday Feb. 22, 2019. The Irish government on Friday published legislation designed to ease the damage if Britain leaves the European Union without a Brexit deal. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
Ireland publishes no-deal Brexit bill it hopes it won't needThe Irish government has published legislation designed to ease the damage if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal _ but says it hopes the law will never be needed
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Pope Francis adjusts his papal cross as he arrives for the opening of the second day of a Vatican's conference on dealing with sex abuse by priests, at the Vatican, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Pope Francis has issued 21 proposals to stem the clergy sex abuse around the world, calling for specific protocols to handle accusations against bishops and for lay experts to be involved in abuse investigations. (Giuseppe Lami/Pool Photo via AP)
Vatican sex abuse summit seeks new culture of accountabilityCardinals attending Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse have called for a new culture of accountability in the Catholic Church to punish bishops and religious superiors who fail to protect their flocks from predator priests
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Tony Foulds, 82, waves from Endcliffe Park in Sheffield, as warplanes from Britain and the United States stage a joint flypast tribute to ten US airmen Friday Feb. 22, 2019, 75-years after Foulds witnessed the crash that killed them. Foulds was just a child playing in the park on Feb. 22, 1944, when a U.S. Air Force crew decided to crash and die rather than take the chance of hitting the playing children. For decades Foulds has tended a memorial dedicated to honouring the 10 U.S. airmen who died in the plane crash at Endcliffe Park, and today the flypast fulfils his wish for the men who saved his life. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
Fly-past honors WWII airmen who died saving UK childrenU.S. and Royal Air Force plans have soared over Sheffield, England, to honor 10 U.S. airmen who sacrificed their lives during World War II to save children playing in a park where they had tried to land
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Swede gets 4.5 years for royal jewels heistA 22-year-old Swede has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison after he was convicted of stealing royal funeral artifacts said to be worth 65 million kronor ($7 million) from a Swedish cathedral last year
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017 file photo, Lulu Yurdio, 12, collects food aid for himself and his two siblings and parents who remain hiding in the bush, in Padeah, South Sudan. Five months into South Sudan's fragile peace deal and 1.5 million people are on the brink of starvation while half the population, more than six million people are facing extreme hunger, according to a report released Friday Feb. 22, 2019,  by the United Nations and South Sudan's government. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick, File)
South Sudan's hunger is growing, despite 5 months of peaceFive months into South Sudan's fragile peace, 1.5 million people are on the brink of starvation and half the population, more than six million people, are facing extreme hunger, say the United Nations and South Sudan's government in a report issued Friday
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, Maria Saleh a woman who says she was assaulted and displaced by Islamist extremist is photographed at Malkohi camp in Yola, Nigeria. Maria is from the town of Madagali in Adamawa, has a child by a Boko Haram fighter who assaulted and then enslaved her for months following a 2014 attack that killed her husband. Two of her children were taken by militants. (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)
In Nigeria, Boko Haram violence disenfranchises many votersIn Nigeria, Islamic extremist violence disenfranchise thousands of potential voters, including widows who survived attacks
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LGBT activists and supporters attend a Kenyan court ruling on whether to decriminalize same sex relationships, in Nairobi, Kenya,  Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. A Kenyan judge says the High Court has postponed a ruling on a petition to decriminalize same sex relationships. The decision has left the tens of the activists who turned up in court disappointed.  (AP Photo/Brian Inganga) .
Kenya court postpones ruling on anti-gay laws to May 24Disappointment as Kenyan court postpones decision on abolishing anti-gay laws
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A man walks by electoral posters advertising the candidates of the the Show party, led by Israeli born Modovan businessman Ilan Shor, in Chisinau, Moldova, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, ahead of parliamentary elections taking place on Feb. 24. Moldova's president says the former Soviet republic needs good relations with Russia, amid uncertainty about the future of the European Union. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Russian opens money laundering probe involving MoldovaThe Russian Interior Ministry says that it has launched a money laundering probe involving the influential leader of Moldova's Democratic Party, just two days before parliamentary elections in the former Soviet republic
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