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Prince William, Kate kick off five-day Pakistan tour

Prince William, Kate kick off five-day Pakistan tour

ISLAMABAD — Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate kicked off a five-day tour of Pakistan on Tuesday amid much fanfare and tight security. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan.
IMF downgrades outlook for world economy; 2019 estimate for Canada unchanged

IMF downgrades outlook for world economy; 2019 estimate for Canada unchanged

WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund is further downgrading its outlook for the world economy, predicting that growth this year will be the weakest since the 2008 financial crisis primarily because of widening global conflicts.
It's a tie: Atwood and Evaristo share fiction's Booker Prize

It's a tie: Atwood and Evaristo share fiction's Booker Prize

LONDON — Canadian writer Margaret Atwood and British author Bernardine Evaristo split the Booker Prize on Monday, after the judging panel ripped up the rulebook and refused to name one winner for the prestigious fiction trophy.
Papua New Guinea police seeking to arrest ex-PM O'Neill

Papua New Guinea police seeking to arrest ex-PM O'Neill

CANBERRA, Australia — Papua New Guinea police said Tuesday they were seeking the arrest of Prime Minister Peter O'Neill for official corruption but the former leader of the South Pacific island nation was refusing to co-operate .
Los Angeles fire began under power lines, cause not known

Los Angeles fire began under power lines, cause not known

LOS ANGELES — A destructive fire that exploded on the edge of Los Angeles began beneath a high-voltage transmission tower owned by Southern California Edison, fire officials said Monday.
California regulator criticizes utility over power outages

California regulator criticizes utility over power outages

SAN FRANCISCO — California's top utility regulator blasted Pacific Gas and Electric on Monday for what she called "failures in execution" during the largest planned power outage in state history to avoid wildfires that she said, "created an unaccepta
Ecuador crisis weakens president, strengthens indigenous

Ecuador crisis weakens president, strengthens indigenous

QUITO, Ecuador — Thousands of indigenous demonstrators, student volunteers and local residents launched a mass cleanup Monday of a Quito park where anti-austerity protesters fought police for days, leaving piles of burning tires, trees and constructi
Officer who shot naked man found not guilty of murder

Officer who shot naked man found not guilty of murder

DECATUR, Ga. — A former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked man was found not guilty of murder Monday but was convicted of aggravated assault and other charges that could send him to prison for more than 30 years.
Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo named joint winners of Booker Prize

Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo named joint winners of Booker Prize

LONDON — Canadian literary star Margaret Atwood is sharing the Booker Prize with British author Bernardine Evaristo, after the prize jury tossed the rulebook out the window by naming two winners.
The Latest: Nobel

The Latest: Nobel

STOCKHOLM — The Latest on the Nobel Prize in economics (all times local): 1 a.m. Tuesday Michael Kremer was worried the Skype message was a scam.