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UN: 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

POZZALLO, Italy — The UN refugee agency says over 700 migrants may have drowned in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried to reach Europe.

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Breakaway Taliban faction expresses support for peace talks

SHINDAND, Afghanistan — A senior leader of a breakaway Taliban faction said Sunday it was willing to hold peace talks with the Afghan government but would demand the imposition of Islamic law and the departure of all foreign forces.

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Duterte to skip Joint Canvass Committee proclamation

DAVAO CITY -- Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte is not attending the proclamation for President-elect and Vice President-elect by the Joint Canvass Committee (JCC), which acted as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), on Monday afternoon.

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Social media buzzing over Harvard grad's spoken-word speech

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Social media is buzzing over a Harvard graduate's poetic commencement speech, which has garnered millions of views and the attention of celebrities.

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