Palestinian protesters hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel.

Stone throwers face different fates across the globe

President Donald Trump's recent assertion that U.S. troops should respond to rock-throwing migrants — a hypothetical scenario — as if they were armed has sparked a debate about the appropriate use of force.

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In this Oct. 26, 2018, photo, workers prepare a lawn outside the venue for the upcoming China International Import Expo in Shanghai.

China seeks to rebrand global image with import expo

Facing a blizzard of trade complaints, China is throwing an "open for business" import fair hosted by President Xi Jinping to rebrand itself as a welcoming market and positive global force.

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President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Belgrade, Mont. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump doesn't hide that Tester is reason for Montana stop

President Donald Trump didn't try to hide what brought him back to Montana on Saturday campaigning against Democratic Sen. Jon Tester.

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Central American migrants, part of the caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, get a ride on a truck in Donaji, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The migrants had already made a grueling 40-mile (65-kilometer) trek from Juchitan, Oaxaca, on Thu

Patience wears thin as migrant caravan heads north

Patience among 4,000 Central American migrants appeared to be wearing thin on Saturday, as exhausted members of the caravan journeying toward the United States openly disagreed with organizers who are shepherding the group through southern Mexico.

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Yamilet Hernandez rests carrying her sick son, Eduardo, 2, inside a truck during a ride on the road that connects Pijijiapan with Arriaga, Mexico.

'We have to keep going:' A day with the migrant caravan

On the 15th day of their journey, Joel Eduardo Espinar and his family were hurting. And they still had a country to traverse before they got to the United States. A little more than two weeks before, they had fled Honduras and joined the migrant caravan of Central Americans snaking toward the border. 

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Pakistani protesters burn a poster image of Christian woman Asia Bibi, who has spent eight-years on death row accused of blasphemy and acquitted by a Supreme Court, in Hyderabad.

Protests in Pakistan delay release of Christian woman

 The release of a Christian woman in Pakistan, acquitted eight years after being sentenced to death for blasphemy, was delayed Friday after authorities agreed to bar her from flying abroad following talks with radical Islamists who want her publicly hanged.

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People watch a TV screen showing the live broadcast of South Korean President Moon Jae-in's speech on the economy given before the parliament, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea.

S. Korea's Moon: N. Korean leader Kim to visit Seoul 'soon'

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will "soon" visit Seoul as part of a series of high-profile diplomatic efforts aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons.

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The casket of one of the migrants who died when their boat capsized off in the Canal of Sicily is lifted by crane to an Italian Navy ship at the Lampedusa island harbor.

56,800 migrant dead and missing: 'They are human beings'

One by one, five to a grave, the coffins are buried in the red earth of this ill-kept corner of a South African cemetery. The scrawl on the cheap wood attests to their anonymity: "Unknown B/Male."

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Supporters of a Pakistani religious group block a main road after a court decision in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Pakistan court acquits Christian on death row for blasphemy

A Christian woman who spent eight years on death row under Pakistan's blasphemy law was acquitted and ordered released Wednesday by the country's top court, a ruling that raised fears of violence by religious extremists who held angry protests over the verdict.

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A rescuer inspects parts of Lion Air Flight 610 retrieved from the waters off Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. A massive search effort identified the possible seabed location of the crashed Lion Air jet, Indonesia's mili

Lion Air crash search finds debris, belongings on seafloor

The search for the crashed Lion Air plane has found aircraft debris and passenger belongings on the seafloor but the object thought to be the fuselage is still eluding it, an Indonesian official said Wednesday, as chilling video of passengers boarding the fatal flight emerged.

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Indonesian navy frogmen emerge from the water during a search operation for the victims of the crashed Lion Air plane in the waters of Tanjung Karawang, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Divers searched Tuesday for victims of the Lion Air plane crash and

Previous flight of crashed Lion Air jet terrified passengers

Relatives numbed by grief provided samples for DNA tests to help identify victims of the Lion Air plane crash that killed 189 people in Indonesia, as accounts emerged Tuesday of problems on the jet's previous flight including rapid descents that terrified passengers.

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FILE - In this May 12, 2012 file photo, a Lion Air passenger jet is parked on the tarmac at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, Indonesia. Indonesia's Lion Air said Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, it has lost contact with a passenger jet flying from Jakarta

Indonesian airline whose plane crashed a low-cost high flyer

Lion Air, the airline whose plane crashed early Monday while traveling from Jakarta to an island off Indonesia's Sumatra with 189 people on board, is a fast-growing low-cost airline with a mixed safety record.

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This Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, aerial photo shows Shiite pilgrims gathering between the holy shrine of Imam Hussein and the holy shrine of Imam Abbas in Karbala, Iraq.

'Walk to heaven': Shiite pilgrims trek to Iraq's Karbala

Millions of Shiite Muslims from around the world are making their way this week to their sect's holy shrines in the Iraqi city of Karbala, a pilgrimage that is as much about community as it is about religion.

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A woman pushes two children in a single stroller as migrants advance after Mexican police briefly blockaded the road, outside the town of Arriaga, Mexico.

Migrant caravan takes a break in southern Mexico

Thousands of Central American migrants took a break Sunday on their long journey through southern Mexico, but vowed to press ahead toward the U.S. border roughly 1,000 miles away, with Mexican government agencies seeming to waver between helping and hindering.

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Pope Francis poses for a group photo with bishops and partecipants during the last day of the synod of bishops, at the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (Fabio Frustaci/ANSA via AP)

Pope wraps up synod on youth claiming persecution over abuse

Pope Francis has wrapped up a monthlong meeting of bishops dedicated to young people by saying the Catholic Church is being "persecuted" and "dirtied" by accusations — an apparent reference to the clergy sex abuse and cover-up scandal.

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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2018, file photo, an exchange shop displays rates for various currencies, in downtown Tehran, Iran. A battle is brewing between the Trump administration and some of the president’s biggest supporters in Congress who are concerned th

Trump faces complaints that new Iran sanctions are too weak

A battle is brewing between the Trump administration and some of the president's biggest supporters in Congress who are concerned that sanctions to be re-imposed on Iran early next month won't be tough enough.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan talks to members of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), in Ankara, Turkey.

Turkey seeks extradition of suspects in Khashoggi killing

Turkey on Friday intensified its demands for Saudi Arabia to extradite 18 suspects in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a call that is likely to be met with resistance from the kingdom and could escalate tensions between the U.S.-allied regional powers.

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A general view shows the location of the accident where people were killed in a flash flood near the Dead Sea, Jordan, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018.

Death toll in Jordan flood rises to 21, mostly children

The death toll from flash floods near Jordan's shore of the Dead Sea rose to 21 on Friday, in what Civil Defense officials said was one of the deadliest incidents in the kingdom involving schoolchildren.

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People hold signs during a protest at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in Washington.

Saudi Arabia again changes its story on Khashoggi killing

Signaling a major pivot in its narrative, Saudi Arabia on Thursday said evidence shows that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated, an apparent effort to ease international outrage over the death of a prominent critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London.

UK's May faces down critics but 'no deal' Brexit chaos looms

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced down her Conservative Party critics and got roars of approval Wednesday even as warnings mounted about the disruption that could be unleashed if Britain leaves the European Union without a divorce deal.

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Region

Security officials stand outside a perimeter fence for a secured area ahead of the APEC Economic Leaders' Week Summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Expensive APEC summit sows division in host Papua New Guinea

After three decades of promoting free trade as a panacea to poverty, the APEC grouping of nations that includes the U.S. and China is holding its lavish annual leaders meeting in the country that can least afford it.

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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017 file photo provided U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin

US trial of Mexican drug lord "El Chapo" gets underway

The infamous Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was alternately portrayed at his U.S. trial on Tuesday as a calculating leader of a bloodthirsty smuggling operation that funneled tons of cocaine and other drugs into American cities and a scapegoat for a conspiracy whose actual mastermind bribed crooked Mexican officials as high as the president to keep his freedom.

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