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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
Updated at 7:56 AM

DARAYA, Syria (AP) " Buses, ambulances and trucks lined up at the entrance of a long-blockaded Damascus suburb on Friday to evacuate rebels and civilians under a deal struck between the Syrian opposition forces and the government. The surrender of the Daraya suburb, which became an early symbol of the nascent uprising against President Bashar Assad, marks a success for his government, removing a persistent threat only a few miles from his seat of power. Daraya's rebels agreed to...

Updated at 7:46 AM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) " Kurdish militants on Friday attacked a police checkpoint in southeast Turkey with an explosives-laden truck, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, the state-run news agency said. The attack...

Updated at 7:39 AM

SANT'ANGELO, Italy (AP) " Rustic yet refined, the two-story villa at the foothills of the Apennines is a family treasure, embracing five centuries of the Celli family's noble history, memories and mementoes. But after the earthquake left wide...

Updated at 7:36 AM

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) " Six Indonesian provinces have declared states of emergency as forest fires blanketed a swath of Southeast Asia in a smoky haze. Singapore's air quality deteriorated to unhealthy levels on Friday as winds blew smoke...

Updated at 7:35 AM

DURANT, Miss. (AP) " In the rural Mississippi community they served, two nuns found slain in their home "would do anything for anybody," friends said. The women, both nurse practitioners, were found dead Thursday morning when they didn't...

Updated at 7:25 AM

GENEVA (AP) " The top diplomats of Russia and the United States are meeting in Geneva to discuss the Syria civil war, the Ukraine crisis and other issues. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov were...

Updated at 7:19 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " Days after the body of a woman was found in the Los Angeles area, a couple suspected of killing her and kidnapping her three children have been arrested in Colorado. Joshua Aaron Robertson, 27, and Brittany Humphrey, 22,...

Updated at 6:45 AM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) " North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr's formula for getting re-elected in November includes touring factories and visiting nonprofits, not large-scale campaign events. He says he won't focus on being a candidate until the Senate...

Updated at 6:42 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The White House says that President Barack Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine protected area. Obama's proclamation will quadruple in size a monument...

Updated at 6:40 AM

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) " Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump has unleashed the "radical fringe" within the Republican Party, including anti-Semites and white supremacists, dubbing the billionaire businessman's campaign as one that will "make America...

Updated at 6:01 AM

KUWAIT CITY (AP) " Kuwait has dissolved its Olympic committee and the country's national soccer association, further deepening an ongoing dispute over the direction of sports in the oil-rich country. Kuwait's Public Authority for Sports...

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