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Hundreds rescued from California floodwaters in San Jose

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San Jose, Feb 22 (AP) - Rescuers chest-deep in water steered boats full of people, some with babies and pets, from a San Jose neighborhood inundated Tuesday by water from an overflowing creek.
Further north, farmers used tractors to shore up an endangered levee in California's agricultural heartland, offi-cials opened a spillway at the Don Pedro reservoir for the first time in 20 years, and a Sierra Nevada highway threatened to collapse after the latest downpours swelled waterways, leaving...

Amnesty blames Trump, others in global rollback of rights.

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Paris, Feb 22 (AP) - Amnesty International says "toxic" fear-mongering by anti-establishment politicians, among them President Donald Trump and the leaders of Turkey, Hungary and the Philippines, is contributing to a global pushback against human rights.
Releasing its 408-page annual report on...

Suspects in N. Korean death coated hands with poison

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Kuala Lumpur, Feb 22 (AP) - The women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them on his face, police said Wednesday, announcing they were now seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the...

Cambodia lawmakers approve law threatening opposition party

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Phnom Penh, Feb 20 (AP) - Cambodia's legislature amended a law governing political parties on Monday to allow the government to apply to the courts to have a party dissolved, an act aimed at the sole opposition group in parliament.
The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party boycotted Monday's...

Draft DHS guidelines sharpen focus on those in US illegally

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Washington, Feb 20 (AP)- The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly.
The memos dated Friday seek to implement...

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