FILE - In this April 15, 2011, file photo, a bottle of Johnson's baby powder is displayed in San Francisco.

Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene.

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.

World Health Organization revokes appointment of Mugabe

The head of the World Health Organization revoked his appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador" on Sunday after the choice drew widespread outrage and criticism. Zimbabwe's government said it respected the turnabout and that the U.N. health agency "benefited tremendously" from the attention.

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Leader of the Northern League party Matteo Salvini leaves the polling booth after casting his ballot in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Oct.22, 2017.

Italy's 2 richest regions seek more powers from Rome

Voters in the wealthy northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto decided Sunday if they want to seek greater autonomy from Rome, riding a global tide of self-determination that has swamped Spain's Catalonia region.

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny takes a selfie at his office after been released from a jail in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.

Russian opposition leader Navalny leaves jail, goes to rally

Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition figure, was released from jail Sunday after serving a 20-day sentence for calling an unauthorized demonstration.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Japanese Prime Minister Abe heads to impressive election win

Japan's ruling coalition appeared headed to an impressive win in national elections on Sunday, in what would represent an endorsement for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's nearly five-year leadership.

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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows the 79-foot fishing boat Pacific Paradise, aground off the beach at Waikiki in Honolulu on Oahu.

No distress call after fishing boat with foreign crew wrecks

A boat that ran aground off Honolulu while transporting foreign fishermen to work in Hawaii's commercial fishing industry has raised new questions about the safety and working conditions for foreign laborers in this unique U.S. fleet.

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Forensic police work on the main road in Bidnija, Malta, which leads to Daphne Caruana Galizias house, looking for evidence on the blast that killed the journalist as she was leaving her home, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.

Malta offers $1.18 million to discover who killed reporter

Malta's government on Saturday offered an "unprecedented" 1 million euro ($1.18 million) reward and full protection for anyone with information on who killed an investigative reporter with a car bomb.

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Thousands of Somalis gather to pray at the site of the country's deadliest attack and to mourn the hundreds of victims, at the site of the attack in Mogadishu, Somalia Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. More than 300 people were killed and nearly 400 wounded in Satur

Somalia's death toll now at 358 as 'state of war' planned

Thousands of anguished Somalis gathered to pray Friday at the site of the country's deadliest attack, while the toll rose to 358 and dozens remained missing. Somalia's president will announce a "state of war" against the al-Shabab extremist group blamed for the bombing, the prime minister said.

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In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, photo, video showing Chinese President Xi Jinping handling an assault rifle is shown at an exhibition highlighting China's achievements under five years of his leadership at the Beijing Exhibition Hall in Beijing.

Make China Great Again! Xi leads China into muscular new era

In this summer's "Wolf Warrior II," Chinese action star Wu Jing portrays a tough super-patriot who rescues both fellow countrymen and oppressed Africans with help from the People's Liberation Army.

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This photo from an anonymous source provided by the Dutch Public Prosecution's Office (OM) and Joint Criminal Investigation Team (JIT), shows a Buk-Telar missile launching system probably taken on July 17, 2014, in the town of Makeevka, Ukraine.

MH17 investigators appeal for information about Buk photo

An international team investigating the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine appealed Thursday for information about a photograph which prosecutors believe features the Buk rocket that blew the passenger jet out of the sky, killing all 298 on board.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russia's Putin: Trump's foes have blocked his agenda

President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump's political foes in the U.S. have tried to prevent him from fulfilling his campaign promises.

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A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) defuses a bomb left by Islamic State militants at the stadium that was the site of IS fighters' last stand in the city of Raqqa, Syria, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.

US-backed Syrian forces clear Raqqa after driving out IS

U.S.-backed Syrian forces were removing land mines and clearing roads in the northern city of Raqqa on Wednesday, a day after commanders said they had driven the Islamic State group from its de facto capital.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the 19th Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.

Xi says China's prospects are bright but challenges severe

Chinese President Xi Jinping trumpeted his nation's prospects as bright but made a rare acknowledgement of severe economic challenges as he opened the Communist Party's twice-a-decade national congress on Wednesday.

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South Korean Air Forces' KF-16 fighters perform during the press day of the 2017 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition at Seoul Airport in Seongnam, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.

S. Korea and US begin naval drills amid North Korean threat

South Korean and U.S. troops began five days of naval drills on Monday after North Korea renewed its threat to fire missiles near the American territory of Guam.

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, left, and Japan's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Shinsuke Sugiyama shake hands prior to their bilateral meeting at Iikura Guest House in Tokyo.

US, Japan agree to maximize diplomatic pressure on N. Korea

U.S. and Japanese diplomats agreed Tuesday to maximize pressure on North Korea to resolve tensions over its nuclear program, while citing the need to be prepared for the worst if diplomacy fails.

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Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz.

Austria's Sebastian Kurz preaches change, faces challenges

Young, dynamic and preaching renewal, Austria's next likely leader, the 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is already inviting comparisons with French President Emmanuel Macron.

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Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz.

Austria's Kurz would join growing lineup of young leaders

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz is set to become Europe's youngest leader after his right-wing party won a general election Sunday. Kurz turned 31 in August.

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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping arrive for a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.

Administration does not brand China currency manipulator

The Trump administration on Tuesday once again declined to label China a currency manipulator, even though Donald Trump repeatedly pledged during last year's presidential campaign that he would do so as soon as he took office.

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The wreckage of the car of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia lies next to a road in the town of Mosta, Malta, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.

Bomb kills journalist who exposed Malta's ties to tax havens

A Maltese investigative journalist who exposed the island nation's links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers was killed Monday when a bomb exploded in her car, the prime minister said.

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USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier arrives in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

North Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'

North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment."

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Region

In this Oct. 15, 2017 historic Holden cars parade through the streets of Adelaide, Australia.

Australian car-making ends with last GM plant closing

The last mass-produced car designed and built in Australia rolled off General Motors Co.'s production line in the industrial city of Adelaide on Friday as the nation reluctantly bid farewell to its auto manufacturing industry.

U.S.

This combination of photos provided by the National Park Service show Rachel Nguyen, left, and Joseph Orbeso, as they were seeking the public's help in locating them. Southern California authorities say the deaths of Nguyen, and Orbeso.

Murder-suicide seen in desert deaths of California couple

A young couple whose disappearance in the blazing summer heat of Joshua Tree National Park launched an urgent search died in a murder-suicide, Southern California authorities said Friday. Two bodies discovered Sunday in a remote canyon were identified as Orange County residents Rachel Nguyen, 20, and Joseph Orbeso, 22, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.

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