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Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive for the first time

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced that women will be allowed to drive for the first time in the ultra-conservative kingdom next summer, fulfilling a key demand of women's rights activists who faced detention for defying the ban.

Australian police charge Pope Francis' top adviser with sex offenses

Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of "historical" sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See.

Trump: Fight against terror a 'battle between good and evil'

President Donald Trump called on Middle Eastern leaders to combat a "crisis of Islamic extremism" emanating from the region, casting the fight against terrorism as a "battle between good and evil," not a clash between the West and Islam.

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Cuba's Fidel Castro, who defied US for 50 years, dies at 90

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90.

Police official says American swimmer made up story about robbery, offers details

A Brazilian police official is telling The Associated Press that American swimmer Ryan Lochte fabricated a story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro.

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France reels as Bastille Day truck attack kills 84 in Nice

A Tunisian living in France drove a large truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along Nice's beachfront, killing at least 84 people, many of them children, according to police and hospital officials. The slaughter ended only after police killed the armed attacker in a hail of bullets.

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Lenexa-based nonprofit sending team to Ecuador

A suburban Kansas City nonprofit has sent an official team to Ecuador to determine what type of medical assistance the group can provide in the wake of the deadly earthquake.

Mile-long pizza sets new Guinness World Record

The wait was on the long side for the pizza — 18 hours — but this was an extraordinary pie: 1.59545 kilometers, or nearly a mile long.

Brothel offers free sex in protest to higher taxes

An Austrian brothel is offering a summer special that competitors will find hard to match — free sex. Its owner says it's his way of protesting a tax squeeze.

Philae spacecraft wakes up on comet after seven months asleep

To scientists' relief and delight, the Philae spacecraft that landed on a comet last fall has woken up and communicated with Earth after seven long months of silence, the European Space Agency announced Sunday.

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