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Thousands flock to funeral of 2 teenage Kashmir rebels

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Srinagar, Dec 10 (AP) - Thousands of people in Indian-controlled Kashmir joined a funeral procession Monday for two teenage rebels who were killed over the weekend in a long gunbattle with Indian troops in the disputed region.
Villagers carried the teens' bodies to a "martyr's graveyard" in the northern town of Hajin. They chanted slogans eulogizing anti-India militants and demanding an end to Indian rule over the Himalayan region.
Thousands took part in funeral prayers for the two boys that...
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Female voices take center stage at Grammys

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New York, Dec 9 (AP) - After being nearly muted at this year's ceremony, the 2019 Grammys are shaping up to be the year of the woman, with powerful female voices representing the majority in two of the top catego-ries.
Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R. and Janelle Monae, performers who play instruments...
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For Palestinian children in Gaza, an education in conflict

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Gaza Strip, Dec 9 (AP) - When Mazen al-Dalo took two of his young sons to see the Palestinian protests against Israel's decade-old blockade of Gaza, he knew it could be dangerous.
Rock-throwing demonstrators were being shot by Israeli soldiers, and armored Israeli jeeps were firing endless...
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Paris cleans up after latest riot; pressure builds on Macron

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Paris, Dec 9 (AP) - Paris tourist sites reopened, workers cleaned up broken glass and shop owners tried to put the city on its feet again Sunday, a day after running battles between yellow-vested protesters and riot police left 71 injured and caused widespread damage to the French capital.
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UNAIDS found in ‘crisis’ after sex harassment claims

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Geneva, Dec 8 (AP) - Independent experts looking into allegations of sexual harassment at the U.N. agency that fights AIDS say it is plagued by "defective leadership," a culture of impunity, and a toxic working environment that cannot be changed unless its top official is replaced.
In a damning...
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