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Russian Olympic Committee expects 200 to compete in SKorea

Russian Olympic Committee expects 200 to compete in SKorea

MOSCOW — Despite Russia's ban from the upcoming Olympics, officials in the country still expect more than 200 of their athletes to compete at the Pyeongchang Games.
Austria: 1 dead, 21 hurt in explosion at natural gas plant

Austria: 1 dead, 21 hurt in explosion at natural gas plant

BERLIN — An explosion Tuesday at a major natural gas facility near Austria's border with Slovakia killed one person and left 21 others injured, and caused some gas flow disruptions to other countries, authorities said.
Fetid attraction: London fatberg to go on museum display

Fetid attraction: London fatberg to go on museum display

LONDON — Part of a monster fatberg that clogged one of London's sewers is destined for fame in a museum. The Museum of London says it will put the only remaining chunk of the 130-metric-ton (143-U.S.

Egyptian singer sentenced to 2 years over racy video

CAIRO — An Egyptian female pop singer has been convicted of promoting debauchery in a racy video clip and sentenced to two years in prison.
Thousands of Russian private contractors fighting in Syria

Thousands of Russian private contractors fighting in Syria

MOSCOW — Before he was killed by a sniper in Syria at age 23, Ivan Slyshkin wrote a poignant message on social media to his fiancee: "We will see each other soon — and I will hold you as tight as I possibly can.
'Alternative facts' remark tops 2017 list of notable quotes

'Alternative facts' remark tops 2017 list of notable quotes

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The use of the term "alternative facts" by Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to President Donald Trump, tops a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotes of 2017.

Houston 18-year-old arrested on charges of trying to aid IS

HOUSTON — A Houston 18-year-old has been arrested and charged with illegally distributing explosive-making information and attempting to support the Islamic State organization. The U.S. Justice Department said Monday that Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya, a U.
Homeless in Rio skyrockets, creating tensions, violence

Homeless in Rio skyrockets, creating tensions, violence

RIO DE JANEIRO — One night about a year ago, Leandro Mota Generoso was sleeping on a street in downtown Rio de Janeiro when he felt something jagged strike his face.
Israel survey finds deep divisions, displeasure with leaders

Israel survey finds deep divisions, displeasure with leaders

JERUSALEM — With the prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations, the peace process at a standstill and the government moving to stifle critics, it is no secret that Israel is a deeply polarized nation.
Ex-US deserter to NKorea who married Japanese abductee dies

Ex-US deserter to NKorea who married Japanese abductee dies

TOKYO — Charles Jenkins, a U.S. Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. He was 77.