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Charlie Gard's parents ask court to let him die at home
LONDON (AP) -- Charlie Gard's parents know their treasured son is about to die. They have one final wish - to take him home, put him to bed and kiss him goodbye....

Thousands join Muslim prayer protests over Jerusalem shrine
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Thousands of Palestinian Muslims prayed in the streets near Jerusalem's most contested holy site Tuesday, heeding a call by clergy to not enter the shrine despite Israel's seeming capitulation when it removed metal detectors it installed there a week earlier....

Trump message chief willing to 'fire everybody' for leaking
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's new communications director says he's prepared to clean house in order to stop the leaks plaguing the administration....

US Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian Gulf
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots Tuesday near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, the first such incident to happen under President Donald Trump. Iran's hard-line Revolutionary Guard later blamed the American ship for provoking the situation....

The Latest: Abbas says ties with Israel remain suspended
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):...

Al-Qaida in Syria snuffs out competition in northwest
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian rebels and activists are warning that an al-Qaida-linked jihadi group is on the verge of snuffing out what remains of the country's uprising in northwestern Syria, after the extremists seized control of the opposition-held regional capital, Idlib, last weekend....

Top Vatican official faces Australian court on sex charges
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- The most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis made his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday in a scandal that has stunned the Holy See and threatened to tarnish the pope's image as a crusader against abusive clergy....

Uruguay: Ex-Gitmo detainee also tried to travel to Russia
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- A former Guantanamo Bay detainee resettled in Uruguay recently tried to travel to Russia in one of at least four attempts to leave the South American country, an official said Tuesday....

The Latest: Haley urges UN to get serious about Hezbollah
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the visit of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to the White House (all times local):...

US and China report progress on new North Korea sanctions
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States and China said Tuesday they are making progress on a new U.N. resolution that would impose additional sanctions against North Korea following its test of an intercontinental ballistic missile....

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Islamic extremists kill 5 in Burkina Faso's north

Top Vatican official faces Australian court on sex charges

Chainsaw attack suspect arrested in Switzerland

Latin America/Caribbean
Blast damages offices of Mexico Catholic Bishops Council

Middle East
US Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian Gulf