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  • 'Like chilies in my nose:' Coping with Delhi's toxic smog

    India's capital has been choking under a thick layer of smog this month, the worst the air quality has been all year in a city that's among the most polluted in the world. While some people work indoors and get a measure of relief from the pollution during the day, others in the city of more...

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  • UN envoy: sexual attacks against Rohingya may be war crimes

    Widespread atrocities against Rohingya Muslim women and girls have been orchestrated and perpetrated by Myanmar's military and may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, the U.N. envoy on sexual violence in conflict said Wednesday. Pramila Patten, who met many Rohingya...

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  • UN envoy: sexual attacks against Rohingya may be war crimes

    The U.N. envoy on sexual violence in conflict says widespread atrocities against Rohingya Muslim women and girls have been orchestrated and perpetrated by Myanmar’s military and may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

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  • Celebrated Australians want services restored to refugees

    A dozen celebrated Australians have sent an open letter to the government warning that asylum seekers could die at a decommissioned immigration camp where food, water power and medical care were cut off more than three weeks ago. The 12 former Australians of the Year on Thursday called on...

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  • Ecuador again tells Assange to not meddle in other countries

    Ecuador on Wednesday again urged Julian Assange to not interfere in the affairs of other countries after Spain complained about his contacts with Catalan secessionists, though the government said the Wikileaks founder would continue enjoying political asylum in its London embassy.

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  • The Latest: States investigate Uber over massive data breach

    The Latest on the data breach at Uber (all times local): 6:30 p.m. More U.S. states say they're investigating Uber over the ride-hailing company's massive data breach. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, a Republican, sent a letter Wednesday telling Uber to notify customers if...

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  • Mexican baseball league to get first female umpire

    The Mexican baseball league is on track to get its first female umpire in the 2018 season. The league said Wednesday that Paulina Rojas and Luz Alicia Gordoa are in training and at least one will of them officiate a game during the regular season. Gordoa has played softball for 21 years...

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  • Therapist who advised baby bottle for boy, 9, gets court win

    Oregon's appeals court ruled Wednesday that a state board was wrong to permanently revoke the license of a psychologist who told the parents of a 9-year-old boy to bottle feed him chocolate milk, engage him in "tummy time" and isolate him from the family to treat what they said were troublesome...

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  • Suspects in Venezuelan corruption probe hold US passports

    Five high-ranking officials arrested in Venezuela amid an anti-corruption sweep of its state-owned oil company’s U.S.-based subsidiary carry American passports.

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  • Russia says expert body on Syria chemical attacks 'is dead'

    Russia’s U.N. ambassador says the expert body that has determined responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria “is dead” but Moscow is ready to discuss “a new mechanism.”

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  • AP Explains: What the Uber data breach is all about

    When Uber paid a $100,000 ransom so that hackers who broke into its data warehouse would destroy the personal information they stole, it allowed the ride-sharing company to keep a massive breach of 57 million user and driver accounts secret for nearly a year. Now that secret...

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  • Ecuador again tells Assange to not meddle in other countries

    Ecuador on Wednesday again urged Julian Assange to not interfere in the affairs of other countries after Spain complained about his contacts with Catalan secessionists, though the government said the Wikileaks founder would continue enjoying political asylum in its London embassy. President...

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  • Climate activist convicted after pipeline protest in Montana

    An activist who was trying to call attention to climate change was found guilty of criminal charges on Wednesday for closing a valve last year on a pipeline carrying crude oil from Canada to the United States. A Montana jury found Leonard Higgins of Portland, Oregon, guilty of criminal...

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  • Uber customers torn between scandals and service

    Uber has managed to hold the title of world's largest ride-hailing service despite its seemingly endless string of scandals. Its latest misbehavior involving a data breach cover-up revealed this week could be the impetus for people to ride elsewhere — or keep looking the other way. ...

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  • Mexico rights agency says minimum wage is still too low

    Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday that the country’s 45-cent increase in the daily minimum wage is worrisome because it still isn’t enough to meet the basic needs of a single worker or a family.

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  • What happens once 'net neutrality' rules bite the dust?

    The Federal Communications Commission formally released a draft of its plan to kill net-neutrality rules, which equalized access to the internet and prevented broadband providers from favoring their own apps and services. Now the question is: What comes next? The FCC's move will allow...

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  • Suspects in Venezuelan corruption probe hold US passports

    Five high-ranking officials arrested in Venezuela amid an anti-corruption sweep of its state-owned oil company's U.S.-based subsidiary carry American passports. Two people with direct knowledge of the case on Wednesday confirmed to The Associated Press the dual citizenship of five of six...

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  • How major US stock indexes fared on Wednesday

    U.S. stocks mostly slipped away from their record highs Wednesday as the two former halves of Hewlett-Packard both tumbled, while falling interest rates helped phone companies but hurt banks. On Wednesday: The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 1.95 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,597.08. ...

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