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On second day of women’s marches, thousands take to the streets of Europe
One day after large crowds attended protests across the United States and all over the world — including in Rome, Sydney and Buenos Aires — it was northern Europe's turn.


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Multiple people killed billionaire couple who were found in Toronto mansion, private investigators say
The probe of the case involving Honey and Barry Sherman at times contradicted early reports by Toronto police, who have remained tight-lipped about the case.



Up to 1,000 more U.S. troops could be headed to Afghanistan
The U.S. military is preparing to deploy newly created combat advisory teams to some of the most violent areas of the country.



Ahead of Trump’s trip to Davos, its experts argue that he doesn’t understand trade deficits
A World Economic Forum paper on “misconceptions” about trade singles out the United States.






FBI did not save officials’ texts during key period in Clinton, Trump probes, senator says
The five-month gap ended the same day Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel over the Russia probe, according to a letter sent Sunday to FBI Director Christopher Wray.


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Jordan’s king delivers pointed public remarks to Pence in wake of Jerusalem decision
The vice president’s regional tour is partly aimed at smoothing over relations with U.S. allies in wake of the controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.


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A kingpin smuggled ivory tusks and rhino horns for years, police say. The suspect was finally caught.
Authorities say Boonchai Bach ran an international network that trafficked massive quantities of elephant ivory, rhino horn and endangered wildlife.


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Turkey launches airstrikes in Syria against U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters
The Trump administration had urged Ankara not to pursue the attack on the enclave of Afrin, arguing that it could distract from the ongoing battle against Islamic State militants. 


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In Cairo, Pence praises the friendship and partnership between the U.S. and Egypt
Egyptian authorities tried to prevent press access to the meeting between Pence and Egypt's president, at one point physically barring reporters from leaving a bus.


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7 die at Ethiopia’s Epiphany in clashes with security forces
An Ethiopian police official in the restive Amhara region in the north confirmed Sunday evening that seven people were killed when worshippers celebrating the Epiphany holiday clashed with security forces.



Kremlin: Putin, Ukraine leader meet unannounced; Kiev denies
The Kremlin’s spokesman says contacts between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s leader have taken place outside the public eye, but Kiev denies any meetings were held.



Turkish troops enter Kurdish enclave in northern Syria
Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to oust from the area a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia, which responded with a hail of rockets on Turkish towns killing at least one refugee.


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Pope wraps Latin America trip haunted by Chile abuse scandal
Pope Francis wrapped up his visit to Peru on Sunday by denouncing the plague of corruption sweeping through Latin America. But controversy over his accusations that Chilean sex abuse victims slandered a bishop continued to cast a shadow over what has become the most contested and violent trip of his papacy.


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Mexico posts highest homicide rate in decades
Mexico has posted its highest homicide rate in decades, with a record 29,168 murders in 2017.