In this image taken from July 24, 2008, video footage by AP Video, Liu Xiaobo speaks during an interview at a park in Beijing, China.

Political prisoner, Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies at age 61

Imprisoned for all the seven years since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Liu Xiaobo never renounced the pursuit of human rights in China, insisting on living a life of "honesty, responsibility and dignity." China's most prominent political prisoner died Thursday of liver cancer at 61.

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People look at flowers placed on the Promenade des Anglais at the scene of a truck attack.

French court rejects ban on magazine for Nice attack photos

A French court ruled Thursday against withdrawing the picture magazine Paris Match from newsstands for publishing gruesome photos of the attack a year ago that killed 86 people in Nice — but forbid two pictures of it from being published again, including on the internet.

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This is a Feb. 2017 image of the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica made available by the Antarctic Survey on Wednesday July 12, 2017.

Scientists say massive iceberg has broken off in Antarctica

One of the biggest icebergs ever recorded, a trillion-ton behemoth more than seven times the size of New York City, has broken off of Antarctica, triggering disagreement among scientists over whether global warming is to blame.

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, right, and Director General of the Museum of Fine Arts of Budapest Laszlo Baan observe the exhibited Seuso-treasures.

Hungary buys 2nd half of Roman-era silver treasure

The government of Hungary has bought the remaining seven objects of a Roman-era silver collection believed to have been smuggled out of the country in the 1980s, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Wednesday.

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Smoke billows from Islamic State positions on the edge of the Old City a day after Iraq's prime minister declared

Clashes shake west Mosul after victory over IS declared

Airstrikes, shelling and other heavy clashes shook a small sliver of western Mosul on Tuesday in renewed fighting, a day after the government declared victory over Islamic State militants in Iraq's second-largest city.

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In this photo taken Thursday, June 29, 2017, a worker inspects rolls of coiled steel plate into barge, in the city of Smederevo, 45 kilometers east of Belgrade, Serbia. When U.S. Steel sold its loss-making smelter in Serbia to the government for $1 in 201

China's ambition, US retreat on show in Serbian factory town

A giant Chinese red flag flutters on a pole where an American flag used to fly at a steel mill in this dusty industrial Serbian town.

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TV personality Rob Kardashian and his former fiancee Blac Chyna.

Bad behavior is trending online, inspiring it in real life

Young children know that name-calling is wrong. Tweens are taught the perils of online bullying and revenge porn: It's unacceptable and potentially illegal.

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In this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers, left and second from left, fly with South Korean and U.S. fighter jets over the Korean Peninsula, South Korea Saturday, July 8, 2017. Two U.S. bombers flew to the

North Korea calls US practice bombing run a provocation

North Korean state media have sharply criticized a recent practice bombing run by two U.S. B-1B bombers on the Korean peninsula, calling it a dangerous move raising the risk of nuclear war.

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Iraqis celebrate in Tahrir square while holding national flags in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, July 10, 2017.

Iraqi prime minister declares 'total victory' in Mosul

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory Monday evening over the Islamic State in Mosul after nearly nine months of grueling combat to drive the militants out of Iraq's second-largest city.

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In this June 27, 2017 photo archaeologists work at an excavation in the 'Hohle Fels' caves in Blaubeuren, Germany.

Old German caves, Poland silver mines make UN heritage list

Ancient caves in west Germany with art dating back to the Ice Age and disused silver ore mines in southern Poland were among the sites that a United Nations cultural agency has added to its list of heritage treasures during its current session.

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Iraqi security and civilians celebrate while holding national flags as they wait for the final announcement of the defeat of the Islamic state militants, in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.

Iraqi leader congratulates troops in Mosul; fight goes on

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi congratulated Iraqi troops Sunday in the streets of Mosul for driving Islamic State militants out of most of the city.

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Women hold up megaphones during a protest against the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, Saturday, July 8, 2017.

G-20 shut Trump out on climate, strike deal on trade

World powers lined up against U.S. President Donald Trump on climate change, reaffirming their support for international efforts to fight global warming.

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First lady Melania Trump waves as she and President Donald Trump board Air Force One in Hamburg, Germany.

Trump, Asian allies seek counter to North Korean 'menace'

Wrapping up his second European tour, President Donald Trump searched for consensus with Asian allies Saturday on how to counter the "menace" of North Korea after its test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

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Ralph Goodale,right, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, hold a news conference regarding a $10.5 million payment to Omar Khadr on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Ex-Gitmo inmate gets apology, millions from Canada

A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan received an apology and a multimillion-dollar payment from the Canadian government after a court ruling said his rights were abused.

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A police robot carries a device into a bomb squad vehicle at a Wells Fargo Bank, Friday, July 7, 2017 in Marietta, Ga.

Man claiming to have bomb in bank killed in police standoff

A man who claimed to have a bomb that could "take out the room" barricaded himself inside a suburban Atlanta bank Friday, sparking an hourslong standoff that forced police to bust through a brick wall of the building and ended when an officer shot and killed the suspect.

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Christian Gutierrez.

Hawaii prep school grad aims to avoid jail in bird killings

A college student who graduated from one of Hawaii's most prestigious high schools — former President Barack Obama's alma mater — is hoping to avoid jail time for slaughtering vulnerable seabirds at a nature reserve.

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The Police uses a water canon during a protest against the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany.

German police clash with protesters before G-20 summit

German police clashed with violent protesters Thursday in Hamburg a day ahead of the Group of 20 summit, using water cannons, pepper spray and batons to disperse marchers after some attacked them with bottles and other objects.

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FILE -- In this photo taken on April 1, 2005, Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro Valls delivers a statement on Pope John Paul II's condition at the Vatican.

Pope John Paul II's longtime spokesman dies at age 80

Joaquin Navarro-Valls, a suave, silver-haired Spaniard who was a close confidant of Pope John Paul II, serving for more than two decades as chief Vatican spokesman, has died at the age of 80.

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A man walks by a TV screen showing a local news program reporting about North Korea's missile firing at Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

US warns North Korea that diplomatic window is closing

The United States is warning that North Korea is "quickly closing off" the prospect of a diplomatic resolution to its nuclear provocations.

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In this photo distributed by the North Korean government,  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from right, inspects the preparation of the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile, ICBM, in North Korea's northwest Tuesday, July 4, 201

N. Korea vows more 'gift packages' of missile tests for US

Grinning broadly, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delighted in the global furor created by his nation's first launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, vowing Wednesday to never abandon nuclear weapons and to keep sending Washington more "gift packages" of missile and atomic tests.

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Cardinal George Pell, left, reads a bible during the blessing of a statue of John Paul ll at St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, Australia.

Australian police charge Vatican cardinal with sex offenses

Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of historical sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See.

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Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson attends his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

O.J. Simpson had a 'conflict-free life'? Not really

When O.J. Simpson told a Nevada parole board last week that he's led a "conflict-free life," he seemed to overlook a few episodes that had him cycling in and out of courtrooms and jail cells for nearly 20 years before the Las Vegas hotel-room heist that sent him to prison in 2008.

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