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Zimbabwe's new leader Mnangagwa is sworn in

HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in, beginning a new era for the long-troubled nation. He promises to devote himself to the well-being of the people, to cheers from tens of thousands present.

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Pope's Asia tour stirs fond memories for Thai-based cousin

NAKHON PATHOM, Thailand -- From the courtyard of a Catholic girls' school outside Bangkok, Sister Ana Rosa Sivori is eagerly awaiting a visit to the region from her second cousin -- Pope Francis.

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Woman raises more than $100,000 for homeless man who helped her

PHILADELPHIA -- A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man after she ran out of gas on an interstate in Philadelphia has raised more than $100,000 for the good Samaritan.

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Good night, night: Light pollution increasing around globe

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The world's nights are getting alarmingly brighter — bad news for all sorts of creatures, humans included.

A German-led team reported Wednesday that light pollution is threatening darkness almost everywhere.

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Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57M riders, drivers

SAN FRANCISCO -- Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers.

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Mugabe resigns, ending 37-year reign over Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday, finally swept from power as his 37-year reign of autocratic control and brutality crumbled within days of a military takeover.

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Rights group: Myanmar treatment of Rohingya "dehumanizing apartheid"

BANGKOK -- Myanmar has subjected Rohingya Muslims to long-term discrimination and persecution that amounts to "dehumanizing apartheid," Amnesty International said Tuesday in a report that raises questions about what those who have fled a violent m

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Senior Chinese envoy heads to North Korea amid chill in ties

BEIJING -- China dispatched its highest-level envoy to North Korea in two years on Friday in a bid to improve chilly relations after President Donald Trump last week urged Beijing to pressure Pyongyang to cease its nuclear weapons program.

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