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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. deputy chief said Friday there is an “alarming” crisis in education, pointing to the 258 million children under the age of 17 who are not going to school — and only 49 percent completing secondary education.

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A 6.8-magnitude earthquake rocked a sparsely-populated part of eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at least 18 people, injuring more than 500 and leaving some 30 trapped in the wreckage of toppled buildings, Turkish officials said.

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Fitch ratings agency on Friday raised Greece's credit rating by one notch to BB with a positive outlook, implying that a further upgrade could come in the future.

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BEIJING (AP) — China expanded its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims Friday as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country's biggest, most festive holiday.

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PARIS (AP) — France on Friday announced the first cases outside Asia and the United States of the deadly new virus from China, and the country's health minister said Europe should brace for other new cases from the spreading epidemic that she said must be fought like a wildfire.

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BERLIN (AP) — The German soccer federation says it has a “special responsibility” to support Holocaust Memorial Day as its former president Felix Linnemann was directly responsible for sending victims to be murdered at the Auschwitz extermination camp.

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George Salines (der), cuya hija murio en un ataque terrorista en París a fines del 2015, conversa con Azdyne Amimour, padre de uno de los yiadistas que participó en la acción, durante una entrevista conjunta que dieron en París el 21 de enero del 2020. Los dos entablaron un diálogo que dio l…

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El libro que escribieron George Salines y Azdyne Amimour sobre un ataque terrorista en el teatro parisino Bataclan el 13 de noviembre del 2015. En el ataque murió una hija de Salines, mientras que un hijo de Amimour fue uno de los atacantes. Los dos mantuvieron un diálogo reproducido en el l…

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LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Hoisting a large leather Bible above her head, Bolivia’s new interim president delivered an emphatic message hours after Evo Morales fled under pressure, the end of a nearly 14-year presidency that celebrated the country’s indigenous religious beliefs like never before.

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María Gálvez sostiene dos identificaciones de su marido fallecido, Erasmo Ibarguen Jimenez, en el cementerio Jardín de Paz, donde forenses trabajan en exhumar restos de víctimas de la invasión estadounidense en Panamá en 1989 en Panamá el viernes 24 de enero de 2020.

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Un sacedote católico bendice un automóvil frente a la Basílica de Nuestra Señora Virgen de Copacabana el 11 de enero del 2020 en Copacabana, Bolivia. En Bolivia es común combinar las creencias católicas con las de los pueblos originarios que veneran a la Pachamama, la diosa de la tierra.

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La guía espiritual indígena Josefa Oblitas bendice un muñeco de Jesús de una mujer frente a la Iglesia de San Francisco tras la Misa de Reyes el 6 de enero del 2020 en La Paz, Bolivia. Oblitas era una de varios guías espirituales que realizan ceremonias tradicionales indígenes afuera de la iglesia.

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CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — From the roadside stand where his family sells mole, barbecue and chicken stew, Miguel Ángel Vázquez has seen all the caravans of Central American migrants and asylum seekers stream past his front door in recent years, throngs of people driven to flee poverty an…

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GREAT LAKES, Ill. (AP) — A man who drove onto a naval station north of Chicago without showing credentials early Friday, leading to a lockdown and a warning for personnel to “RUN, HIDE, FIGHT!,” turned out to be an employee who didn't follow directions, officials said.