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Hundreds gather to leave second pocket in Syria's Ghouta
BEIRUT (AP) -- Hundreds of members of a rebel group and their relatives boarded Saturday 17 buses in preparation to leave eastern Ghouta to opposition-held areas north of the country Saturday as part of an agreement to evacuate the second of three pockets held by opposition fighters east of the capital Damascus, Syria's state media reported....

UK watchdog evaluates evidence from Cambridge Analytica
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's information regulator said Saturday it was assessing evidence gathered from a raid on the office of data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, part of an investigation into alleged misuse of personal information by political campaigns and social media companies like Facebook....

Lights go dark for Earth Hour to highlight climate change
LONDON (AP) -- In Paris, the Eiffel Tower went dark. In London, a kaleidoscope of famous sites switched off their lights - Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, the London Eye....

Chinese warns against 'trade war,' appeals for cooperation
BEIJING (AP) -- A top Chinese official has warned a "trade war" would harm all sides but gave no indication of Beijing's possible next move in a spiraling dispute with President Donald Trump over steel and technology....

'He fell a hero:" French praise policeman in hostage swap
TREBES, France (AP) -- The French police officer who swapped places with a female supermarket employee being held hostage had already received a lifetime of accolades by the time he walked unarmed into the store under attack by an extremist gunman....

Egypt: Car bomb in Alexandria kills 2 policemen
CAIRO (AP) -- A bomb placed under a nearby car exploded Saturday in the coastal city of Alexandria as the city security chief's convoy passed by, killing two policemen and wounding four others, the Interior Ministry said....

Eiffel Tower protest: Marchers back more US gun control
PARIS (AP) -- Calls for greater gun control in the U.S. came from across the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday as demonstrators near the Eiffel Tower demanded that U.S. politicians "protect children, not guns!"...

Young people give Pope Francis a piece of their mind
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Young Catholics told the Vatican on Saturday they want a more transparent and authentic church, where women play a greater leadership role and where obeying "unreachable" moral standards isn't the price of admission....

Creator of Venezuelan youth orchestras Abreu dead at 79
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Jose Antonio Abreu, the Venezuelan government economist turned musical educator who created a network of youth orchestras that has been replicated in dozens of countries around the world, died Saturday. He was 79....

Thousands of Croatian far-right supporters march in Zagreb
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Thousands of Croatian far-right supporters marched Saturday in downtown Zagreb to protest an international convention they said indirectly legalizes gay marriages and gives rights to transgender people....

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