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Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek (93) celebrates his goal with James van Riemsdyk (25) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday, March 15, 2019, in Toronto.
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March 21, 2019 - 12:05 pm
By Stephen Whyno, AP Hockey Writer Jakub Voracek was psyched at the mere suggestion the Philadelphia Flyers might play an NHL game in his native Czech Republic. "I'm not going to lie to you, it would be great," Voracek said with a smile. "Obviously to play an NHL game in your home country, it'd be...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, greets European Council President Donald Tusk during a tripartite social summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
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March 21, 2019 - 8:41 am
By Lorne Cook and Jill Lawless, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders meeting for a Brexit summit are likely to grant Britain a short extension, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday, if the U.K. government can win parliamentary support next week for its divorce deal. But...
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Peter Biar Ajak has been in a South Sudanese prison since July 28, 2018
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Mike Dougherty
March 21, 2019 - 7:57 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Advocates are hoping to finally learn Thursday why a La Salle grad, one of the "Lost Boys of Sudan," has been imprisoned for the last eight months. Peter Biar Ajak was arrested last July at Juba International Airport and has been sitting in an infamous South Sudanese...
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A young girl is helped from a boat after being evacuated from flood waters following cyclone force winds and heavy rain near the coastal city of Beira, Mozambique, Wednesday March 20, 2019.
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March 21, 2019 - 7:36 am
By Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (AP) — A week after Cyclone Idai hit coastal Mozambique and swept across the country to Zimbabwe, the death, damage and flooding continues in southern Africa, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters in the region's recent...
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In this image made from video taken March 19, 2019, a police officer carries a gun voluntarily surrendered by a member of the public into the Masterton police station in Masterton, New Zealand.
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March 21, 2019 - 6:50 am
By Juliet Williams and Nick Perry, Associated Press CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced a ban of "military-style" semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like those used in the shootings at Christchurch mosques last week...
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Mourners gather before a service of a victim from last week's mosque shooting for a burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, March 21, 2019.
Vincent Yu/AP Photo
March 20, 2019 - 10:54 pm
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local): 3 p.m. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand is immediately banning sales of military style semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines like the weapons used in last Friday's attacks...
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Mourners leave the cemetery after the burial service of the body of a victim of the Friday March 15 mosque shootings at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Vincent Yu/AP Photo
March 20, 2019 - 10:08 pm
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of people were expected to come together for an emotional Friday prayer service led by the imam of one of the two New Zealand mosques where 50 worshippers were killed in a white supremacist attack. Six funerals took place Thursday, including for a teenager...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a statement in London on March 20, 2019
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March 20, 2019 - 5:31 pm
LONDON (AP) — Exactly 1,000 days after Britain voted to leave the European Union, and nine days before it is scheduled to walk out the door, Prime Minister Theresa May hit the pause button Wednesday, asking the bloc to postpone the U.K.'s departure until June 30. EU leaders, who are exasperated by...
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This combination of images shows logos for companies from left, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.
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March 20, 2019 - 3:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — Why did Facebook air live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting for 17 minutes? Didn't anyone alert the company while it was happening? Facebook says no. According to its deputy general counsel, Chris Sonderby, none of the 200 or so people who watched the live video flagged it to...
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Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh
CNN
March 20, 2019 - 8:11 am
By Daniel Burke, CNN Religion Editor (CNN) — They are bonded by horror, houses of worship attacked by white supremacists. But Rabbi Jeffrey Myers says he is determined not to let hate have the final say. Members of Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue, where a white supremacist killed 11 worshippers...
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