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In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 photo is seen a wind turbine on the Aegean island of Tilos, Greece. When the blades of the 800 kilowatt wind turbine start turning, Tilos will become the first island in the Mediterranean to run exclusively on wind and solar power, feeding the needs of its population of some 400 people in winter, and some 3000 in summer. (AP Photo/ Iliana Mier)
August 19, 2018 - 3:19 am
TILOS, Greece (AP) — When the blades of its 800-kilowatt wind turbine start turning, the small Greek island of Tilos will become the first in the Mediterranean to run exclusively on wind and solar power. The sea horse-shaped Greek island between Rhodes and Kos has a winter population of 400. But...
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A truck carries people past a flooded road in Thrissur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed hundreds, officials said. (AP Photo)
August 19, 2018 - 3:16 am
CHENGANNUR, India (AP) — Indian authorities are bringing drinking water by train to the flooded southern state of Kerala, where over 300 people have died and 300,000 are displaced in the worst flooding in a century. Weather officials predict more rains across the state until Monday morning. Indian...
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19-year-old Yazidi refugee, Ashwaq Haji Hami talks about her experiences in Germany, saying she has now returned to her homeland of Iraq for fear that her alleged Islamic State tormentor could harm her in Germany, during an interview at Essian refugee camp in Iraq, Friday Aug. 17, 2018. Hami says she was enslaved by Islamic State militants in 2014, but escaped and went to Germany where she ran into her captors again, so has emigrated to Iraq for safety. German prosecutors said Saturday Aug. 18, they are taking Ashwaq Haji Hami's claims seriously, but say they need more information to identify him. (AP Photo)
August 19, 2018 - 2:22 am
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Saturday they are taking seriously a Yazidi refugee's claim that she ran into her former Islamic State captor twice in Germany, but say they need more information to identify him. The case of 19-year-old Ashwaq Haji Hami made headlines this week after she was...
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Jeanna Dietz hugs her daughter Eva, 7, while looking onto memorial on the front porch while others gather for a candle-lit vigil for Shanann Watts and her two daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, in front of the Watts’ home on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Frederick, Colo. Authorities are expected to file formal charges Monday against Christopher Watts, an oil and gas worker who authorities said dumped his wife and daughters' bodies on his employer's property. (Timothy Hurst/The Coloradoan via AP)
August 18, 2018 - 11:33 pm
FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado judge has denied a request by a defense attorney for a man accused of killing his pregnant wife and two daughters to require a coroner to collect DNA from the necks of the young girls. The judge said in an order Friday he would not tell the medical examiner's...
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August 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California woman said Saturday that she had to drive herself to the hospital and give birth without her husband after he was detained by immigration agents. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said the man was detained because he was wanted on an outstanding...
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A protester stands on the side of the street with members of Patriot Prayer and other groups advocating for gun rights at a rally, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at City Hall in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
August 18, 2018 - 10:49 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Right-wing demonstrators gathered Saturday in Seattle for a "Liberty or Death" rally that drew counter-protesters from the left while dozens of police kept the two sides separated. The right-wing groups Washington 3 Percenters and Patriot Prayer were holding the rally outside Seattle...
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August 18, 2018 - 10:40 pm
THACKERSVILLE, Okla. (AP) — At least 14 people have been injured and transported to hospitals after trusses holding up the entrance to a resort where the Backstreet Boys were set to begin a concert in Oklahoma collapsed. WinStar World Casino and Resort says in a statement posted on Twitter Saturday...
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August 18, 2018 - 9:11 pm
ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a husband and wife have died in a murder-suicide on Long Island. Nassau County police responded to a 911 call reporting shots fired in Elmont around 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The officers found a man and woman with gunshot wounds. Both were pronounced dead at the scene...
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August 18, 2018 - 9:09 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A deep, undersea earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 has struck Fiji and small tsunami waves have been observed but no damage reported. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at a depth of 560 kilometers (348 miles) and was located 280 kilometers (...
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In this image from video, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks out from inside a helicopter during an aerial survey of flood affected areas in Kerala, southern India, Saturday Aug. 18, 2018. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised more than $70 million in aid for the flood-affected Kerala on Saturday as he undertook an aerial survey to see the devastation caused by relentless monsoon rains.(Doordarshan via AP)
August 18, 2018 - 8:50 pm
TRIVANDRUM, India (AP) — Thousands of stranded people were waiting to be rescued and officials pleaded for more help from relentless monsoon floods that have partially submerged the southern Indian state of Kerala, where more than 190 have died in a little over a week. Heavy rains hit parts of the...
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