This frame grab from video provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows flames rising after an explosion near an airport west of Damascus, Syria

Israeli strikes inside Syria pick up tempo in proxy war

Syria's military said Israel struck a military installation southwest of Damascus International Airport before dawn Thursday, setting off a series of explosions and raising tensions further between the two neighbors.

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File - This June 6, 2016 file photo taken in Honolulu shows a bumper sticker Hawaii officials distributed in a campaign for a Hawaii boy who disappeared 20 years ago.

Mother of Hawaii boy missing for 20 years released from jail

The mother of a Hawaii boy who disappeared 20 years ago was released from jail Thursday after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the 6-year-old's death.

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Dr. Claudia Henschke, chief of the Division of Chest Imaging, right, and CT supervisor Gus Daphnis watch the lung scan of a patient at New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center in New York.

Blood test offers hope for better lung cancer treatment

Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages.

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a newly-built aircraft carrier is transferred from dry dock into the water at a launch ceremony at a shipyard in Dalian in northeastern China's Liaoning Province, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. China launc

China launches its first domestically-made aircraft carrier

China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and crucial trade routes.

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. is pursued by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.

No sign probes into Russia, Trump campaign will die down

An FBI investigation and congressional probes into the Trump campaign and contacts with Russia continue to shadow the administration, each new development a focus of White House press briefings and attention on Capitol Hill.

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Trump, Australia prime minister to meet next month in NYC

President Donald Trump plans to mark the 75th anniversary of a World War II naval battle by visiting the USS Intrepid.

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The diary of Tamara Lazerson, written during the Holocaust, is seen at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center in Bowie.

Artifacts preserve Holocaust stories for future generations

The small wicker doll chair was a modest toy, but it meant the world to Louise Lawrence-Israels.

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Vice President Mike Pence, left, poses with South Korea's acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn for a photo before their meeting in Seoul, South Korea.

Amid North Korea crisis, Pence becomes Trump emissary abroad

As tensions rose on the Korean peninsula, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has President Donald Trump's trust but little diplomatic experience to go with it, became the top American official headed to the region after North Korea again failed to successfully launch a ballistic missile.

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Far-left presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon walks out after voting in the first round of the French presidential election, in Paris.

Tight, tense French presidential vote echoes around world

Whatever the result of France's presidential election, the choice will resonate far beyond France's borders, from Syrian battlefields to Hong Kong trading floors and the halls of the U.N. Security Council.

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Cars line up at at a gas station in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Pyongyang drivers scramble as gas stations limit services

Car users in Pyongyang are scrambling to fill up their tanks as gas stations begin limiting services or even closing amid concerns of a spreading shortage.

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A woman places flower at the place where a police officer was killed Thursday on the Champs Elysees boulevard, Friday, April 21, 2017 in Paris.

Police officer killed in Paris was on duty at Bataclan

The Paris police officer who was shot to death while at work on the French capital's most famous boulevard had seen firsthand the horror that could be carried out in the name of the Islamic State group.

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President Donald Trump speaks to Associated Press Chief White House Correspondent Julie Pace in the Oval Office in Washington.

Trump says Paris attack will help Le Pen in election

President Donald Trump waded into France's upcoming elections Friday, saying he believes an attack on police officers this week will help Marine Le Pen, the far-right presidential candidate.

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Forensic experts collect evidences from the car belonging to an attacker who killed a police officer on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Friday, April 21, 2017.

Paris police shot on Champs-Elysees; IS group claims attack

A gunman opened fire on police on Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard Thursday night, killing one officer and wounding three people before police shot and killed him.

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, center, is given a tour by the Grand Imam of Istiqlal Mosque Nasaruddin Umar, left, and the Chairman of the mosque Muhammad Muzammil Basyuni, right, during his visit to the largest mosque in Southeast Asia, in Jakarta.

Nervous about China, Southeast Asia gets Trump's attention

Southeast Asia, a focus of past U.S. presidents, has been overlooked thus far for the Trump administration, but Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Indonesia Thursday marked a sign of change and he announced the president would follow him to the region later this year.

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Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, and his close ally Hamid Baghaei.

Iran's Ahmadinejad disqualified from presidential election

Iranian state TV said Thursday that the body charged with vetting candidates has disqualified former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from running in next month's presidential election.

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks to U.S. servicemen and Japanese Self-Defense Forces personnel on the flight deck of U.S. navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan at the U.S. Navy's Yokosuka base in Yokosuka.

US VP Pence warns North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

"The United States of America will always seek peace but under President Trump, the shield stands guard and the sword stands ready," - Pence

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Soldiers march across Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea, to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un.

Nation by nation, how Trump has shaken up Koreas, neighbors

Unpredictable. Unhinged. Dangerous.

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U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson.

US aircraft carrier to reach waters near NKorea next week

The Navy says an aircraft carrier that is intended as a show of force to North Korea will arrive in the region next week.

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrives with U.S. Gen. Vincent Brooks, second from right, commander of the United Nations Command, U.S. Forces Korea and Combined Forces Command, and South Korean Deputy Commander of the Combined Force Command Gen.

US VP Pence assures Japan: America is with you '100 percent'

"We appreciate the challenging times in which the people of Japan live with increasing provocations from across the Sea of Japan," Pence said after arriving from Seoul for talks with Abe. "We are with you 100 percent."

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United States' Ambassador United Nations and current Security Council President Nikki Haley.

US to hold UN human rights meeting after deal with Russia

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley was determined to hold a Security Council meeting on the importance of human rights to international peace and security and it will happen on Tuesday — but only after the U.S. addressed objections from Russia, China and other council members.

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Region

Vice President Mike Pence, back to camera, greets U.S. service members during a refueling stop in Pago Pago, American Samoa, Monday, April 24, 2017. Pence stopped in American Samoa after leaving Australia en route to Hawaii.

Pence cites 'challenging times' to troops in American Samoa

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has thanked American service members based in American Samoa, citing "challenging times" for the military in the Asia-Pacific.

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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

In call to Trump, Chinese leader urges restraint over NKorea

As the world braces for a possible North Korean nuclear test, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday urged restraint in a call to President Donald Trump.

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