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UN chief urges protection for civilians trapped in conflict

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United Nations, (Aug 19 (AP) - Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had a message for people everywhere ahead of World Humanitarian Day on Saturday: "Civilians in conflict are not a target."
He told a U.N. event Friday to mark the day that protecting civilians trapped in conflict and humanitarian and health care workers trying to help them is required under international law, "yet in war zones all over the world, parties to conflict are flouting their obligations."
"As war is waged in towns and...
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California man celebrating marriage killed in Spain

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Walnut Creek, Aug 19 (AP) - California resident Jared Tucker and his new bride had just sent joyful pictures from their first trip to Europe, a vacation they'd saved for to celebrate their 1-year anniversary. The last pictures arrived a day before tragedy struck.
Tucker's family in Northern...
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Kenya minister blocks actions against NGOs after election

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Nairobi, Aug 16 (AP)- Kenya's interior minister on Wednesday blocked an attempt to de-register two civil society groups that pointed out anomalies in last week's presidential election, while opposition leader Raila Odinga was expected to announce next steps in disputing what he has called...
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Russian ex-minister on trial for bribery blames Putin ally

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Moscow, Aug 16 (AP) - Breaking months of silence, the former Russian economic development minister on trial for allegedly accepting a $2 million bribe publicly accused the head of Russia's oil company on Wednesday of setting him up.
Alexei Ulyukayev, the highest-ranking Russian official to have...
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China, India soldiers hurl stones at one another in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Aug 16 (AP) - Indian and Chinese soldiers yelled and hurled stones at one another in the high Himalayas in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Indian officials said Wednesday after the altercation that escalates tensions between two nations already engaged in a lengthy border standoff...
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