In this photo taken Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, the Aris 13 oil tanker is seen from a helicopter in the harbor of Gladstone, Australia.

Somali pirates demand ransom for oil tanker, EU force says

Armed men are demanding a ransom for the release of an oil tanker they have seized off the coast of Somalia and the crew is being held captive, the European Union anti-piracy operation in the region announced late Tuesday.

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A striking doctor holds his stethoscope in the air as he and other medical staff protest the detention of their union leaders, outside an appeal court in Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenya's public doctors to end 100-day strike that saw deaths

Thousands of doctors at Kenya's public hospitals have agreed to end a 100-day strike that saw people dying from lack of care, an official with the doctors' union said Tuesday.

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Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, delivers her report, during the 34th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva.

Rapporteur 'disappointed' UN rights panel divided on Myanmar

A U.N. expert on Myanmar says she's "disappointed" at the lack of "appetite" at the Human Rights Council to back her call for the creation of Commission of Inquiry into alleged crimes against the Rohingya minority.

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North Korea Deputy U.N. Ambassador Kim In Ryong, holds a press briefing, Monday March 13, 2017 at U.N. headquarters.

North Korea blames US and South Korea for Malaysia attack

North Korea on Monday tried to shift the blame for the deadly attack in Malaysia on the estranged half- brother of its leader Kim Jong Un to the United States and South Korea.

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In this March 2016 photo released by The Ocean Agency/Reef Explorer Fiji, a snorkeler swims above coral that has bleached white due to heat stress in Fiji. Coral reefs, unique underwater ecosystems that sustain a quarter of the world's marine species and

Scientists race to prevent wipeout of world's coral reefs

There were startling colors here just a year ago, a dazzling array of life beneath the waves. Now this Maldivian reef is dead, killed by the stress of rising ocean temperatures.

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Residents of the area display their grief as bodies are recovered at the scene of a garbage landslide on the outskirts of the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

46 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide

A mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, killing at least 46 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as officials vowed to relocate those who called the landfill home.

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People stand by the body of a man who died when a bus crashed into a music festival, before the victim's relatives or public services arrived to take him to a morgue in Gonaives, Haiti, early Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Bus runs into crowd in Haiti, killing at least 34 people

A bus plowed into people taking part in an early morning street festival in Haiti on Sunday, killing at least 34 people and injuring 17 others, rescue officials said.

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Women cry during a burial of 14-year-old Madelyn Patricia Hernandez Hernandez, a girl who died in a fire at the Virgin of the Assumption Safe Home, at the Guatemala City's cemetery, Friday, March 10, 2017.

Death toll in Guatemala fire rises to 39 girls

A key Guatemalan official was ordered not to leave the country Saturday as the death toll rose to 39 girls in fire that began when mattresses were set ablaze during a protest by residents at a youth shelter.

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A picture of Vitaly Churkin, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, is displayed while people sign condolences books at the Russian Mission to the U.N. in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.

Official: Russian UN ambassador died from heart attack

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, who collapsed in his office last month, died from a heart attack, and no foul play was suspected, according to a senior city official briefed by the medical examiner's office.

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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas listens to his Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun address a speech, at the presidential palace, in Baabda east Beirut, Lebanon.

Palestinian leader invited to White House in Trump call

A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the U.S. president on Friday invited him to visit the White House to discuss resuming peace talks, the first contact between the two leaders since Donald Trump took office in January.

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Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin speaks during a news conference at United Nations headquarters, to discuss the crisis in Ukraine.

Cause of Russian UN ambassador's death won't be released

The New York City medical examiner's office, citing diplomatic protocol, will not release the cause and manner of death for Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, who died suddenly last month after collapsing in his office.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, meets with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia.

Putin tells German FM he wants better ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told the visiting German foreign minister that he would like to improve ties between the two countries that were soured by the Ukraine crisis.

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A Sucre municipality worker fumigates for Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela.

Doctors tie Zika virus to heart problems in some adults

For the first time, doctors have tied infection with the Zika virus to possible new heart problems in adults.

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In this undated photo provided by the Office of the Slovenia's president and used on president's Instagram, Slovenia's president Borut Pahor, enjoys sunbathing on a beach in Pacug, Slovenia.

Forget Trump; Slovenian president rules Instagram

Donald Trump may rule Twitter, but he's no match for his Slovenian counterpart on Instagram.

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Protesters shout slogans during a rally to oppose the plan to deploy the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, in front of the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea.

US, China lock horns on missile defense against NKorea

If China was hoping for a concession from the U.S. after recently suspending coal imports from cash-poor North Korea, it got the opposite.

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German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, second left, talks to his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, second from right, after a meeting in a hotel in Berlin.

Germany hopeful relations with Turkey can normalize

Germany's foreign minister expressed cautious optimism Wednesday that Berlin and Ankara may begin to slowly reel diplomatic relations back to normal, following an escalation of tensions that culminated with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accusing Germany of "Nazi practices."

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British Prime Minister: Theresa May.

UK's plans for EU exit runs into more snags in Parliament

The British government encountered more opposition Tuesday to its plans for leaving the European Union in Parliament's unelected House of Lords.

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Argentina's President Mauricio Macri arrives to open the 2017 session of Congress and give the annual State of the Nation address in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Argentina unions protest against president's job cuts

Argentina's most powerful unions are bringing thousands of people into the capital's streets to protest government job cuts, the lifting of restrictions on imports and other policies of President Mauricio Macri.

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, file photo, a Tyson Foods, Inc., truck is parked at a food warehouse in Little Rock, Ark.

Bird flu found at Tyson Foods chicken supplier

Tens of thousands of chickens have been destroyed at a Tennessee chicken farm due to a bird flu outbreak, and 30 other farms within a six-mile radius have been quarantined.

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In this Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 photo, a U.S. soldier, left, prepares to launch a drone in a joint base with Iraqi army on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq.

Iraq welcomes removal from revised US travel ban

Iraq welcomed its removal from a revised U.S. travel ban on Monday, saying the move would strengthen its alliance with Washington as U.S.-backed Iraqi forces battle the Islamic State group in Mosul.

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Region

In this March 31, 2014 file photo, the shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion is seen on low level cloud while the aircraft searches for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, near the coast of Western Australia.

Australian service marks third anniversary of MH370 tragedy

The Australian government minister in charge of the suspended seabed search for the Malaysia Airlines jet joined victims' families and friends on Wednesday in the east coast city of Brisbane for a memorial service to mark the third anniversary of Flight 370's disappearance.

U.S.

President Donald Trump smiles as he listens during a meeting with truckers and industry CEOs regarding healthcare, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.

A look at the wiretap flap from Trump tweets to Capitol Hill

President Donald Trump's startling allegation that former President Barack Obama tapped his phones during last year's election is pitting the White House against U.S. intelligence officials, sparking grave concern in law enforcement circles and alarming Democrats and Republicans alike.

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