North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho speaks outside the U.N. Plaza Hotel, in New York.

North Korean diplomat describes nukes as 'sword of justice'

Russian state news agency Tass says North Korea's foreign minister has described his nation's nuclear weapons as a "sword of justice."

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Senior Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad, center right, and Hamas' representative, Saleh al-Arouri, center left, sign a reconciliation agreement during a press conference at the Egyptian intelligence complex in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.

Palestinian rivals reach preliminary deal on governing Gaza

Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas reached a preliminary agreement Thursday that could return the Gaza Strip to President Mahmoud Abbas' control and ease a decade-old Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the coastal territory, but past attempts at unity have foundered on key issues that remain unresolved.

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This Sept. 24, 2017 photo shows an apartment building that was partially destroyed during the 7.1 magnitude earthquake, on Emiliano Zapata Avenue in Mexico City.

Engineers: lives lost in Mexico quake could have been saved

Nearly two-thirds of the buildings that collapsed in Mexico City's monstrous earthquake last month were built using a construction method that is now forbidden in seismic hotspots in the United States, Chile and New Zealand, according to new data compiled by a team of structural engineers at Stanford University.

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U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division's the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team move during a joint military exercise between the U.S. and South Korea at the Rodriquez Multi-Purpose Range Complex in Pocheon, South Korea.

Media: S. Korean lawmaker says North Korea hacked war plans

A South Korean lawmaker says North Korean hackers may have stolen highly classified military documents that include U.S.-South Korean wartime "decapitation strike" plans against the North Korean leadership, according to South Korean media reports.

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Demonstrators shout slogans as thousands of people march to protest the Catalan government's push for secession from the rest of Spain in downtown Barcelona, Spain, Sunday Oct. 8, 2017.

Spain on edge before possible Catalan secession declaration

The focus of the deepening clash between Catalan separatists and Spanish authorities is shifting to the regional parliament for a key session likely to include a historic declaration of independence that Spain has pledged to crush.

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Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen delivers a speech during the National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Building in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.

Taiwan leader: Protect regional stability amid China tension

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday said her government will defend the self-governing island's freedoms and democratic system amid heightened tensions with rival China, and renewed calls for dialogue that Beijing suspended more than a year ago.

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Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, escorted by police as she leaves after the court hearing at Shah Alam court house in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.

Chemist says Kim had 1.4 times lethal dosage of VX on face

The estranged half brother of North Korea's leader had about 1.4 times the lethal dosage of VX nerve agent on his face after he was attacked at a Malaysian airport, a government chemist testified Tuesday.

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FILE - This combination of the Oct. 2, 2017 file photos shows Indonesian Siti Aisyah, left, and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, right, escorted by police as they leave a court hearing in Shah Alam, Malaysia, outside Kuala Lumpur.

Kim's murder trial to resume with lab visit for VX evidence

The trial of two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader enters its second week with the court moving temporarily Monday to a high-security laboratory to view evidence tainted with the toxic VX nerve agent.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and his sister Kim Yo Jong watch a military parade at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang.

At party meeting, Kim Jong Un's sister gets promotion

Kim Jong Un has promoted his younger sister to a new post within North Korea's ruling party.

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, left, shakes hands with Romania's President, Klaus Iohannis, during the NATO Parliamentary Assembly session in Bucharest, Romania, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

NATO chief: 'We don't want a new Cold War' with Russia

NATO doesn't want a "new Cold War" with Russia despite members' concerns about the Russian military buildup close to NATO's border, the alliance's secretary general said Monday.

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People on a rooftop wave Spanish flags during a march in downtown Barcelona, Spain, to protest the Catalan government's push for secession from the rest of Spain, Sunday Oct. 8, 2017. Sunday's rally comes a week after separatist leaders of the Catalan gov

Spanish unionists find their voice in huge Barcelona rally

Spanish unionists in Catalonia finally found their voice on Sunday, resurrecting the Spanish flag as a symbol of patriotism after decades of it being associated with the Franco dictatorship.

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Pope Francis walks to his chair for his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.

Pope denounces porn and corruption of kids' minds, bodies

Pope Francis on Friday denounced the proliferation of adult and child pornography on the internet and demanded better protections for children online — even as the Vatican confronts its own cross-border child porn investigation involving a top papal envoy.

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Riot police officers detain a protester during a rally in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.

Protesters rally across Russia on Putin's 65th birthday

Police arrested rapper Nelly early Saturday after a woman said he raped her on his tour bus in a town outside Seattle, an accusation the Grammy winner's attorney staunchly denied.

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People are checked by security guards before entering GUM, State Shop, at Red square in Moscow, Russia.

Moscow faces 130 fake bomb calls, evacuates 100,000 people

Moscow on Friday faced over 130 fake bomb calls that prompted the evacuation of some 100,000 people from shopping malls, schools, railway stations and office buildings.

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Women and children from Hawija sit outside a Kurdish screening center in Dibis, Iraq.

Iraq says it has retaken one of IS group's last strongholds

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced Thursday that Iraqi forces have driven the Islamic State group from one of the extremists' last strongholds in the country, the northern town of Hawija.

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Max Mayfield, the former director of the hurricane center (now retired), draws a line showing one of the possible trajectories of Hurricane Wilma in Miami.

Science Says: Era of monster hurricanes roiling the Atlantic

It's not just this year. The monster hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Jose and Lee that have raged across the Atlantic are contributing to what appears to be the most active period for major storms on record.

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In this Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 photo, Elvis tribute artist Eddie Powers poses for a photo with newlyweds Rob and Kelly Roznowski after he married them at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign in Las Vegas.

After massacre, Las Vegas gets back to beers, slots, shows

The fountains at the Bellagio casino went off like clockwork, the water swaying and pulsating in time to Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA."

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FILE - In this undated file photo released by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, militants of the Islamic State group hold up their weapons and wave its flags on their vehicles in a convoy to Iraq, in Ra

IS latches on to global attacks as it fights for survival

Just hours after Stephen Paddock unleashed a hail of bullets on a country music festival in Las Vegas, the Islamic State group issued a flurry of statements claiming the 64-year-old gunman as one of its own.

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Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, center, is escorted by police as she leave the court house in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017.

Post-mortem: VX poison killed brother of North Korean leader

A Malaysian government pathologist testified Tuesday at the trial of two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader that the banned VX nerve agent caused his death.

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FILE - In this Friday, June 2, 2017, file photo, smoke rises from an attack inside the Resorts World Manila complex in suburban Pasay city, southeast of Manila, Philippines.

Terror risks make tight security routine for world's hotels

In many parts of the world, the constant fear of extremist attacks has led to tighter security measures at hotels and resorts, but that is less so in the United States, where hotels are reluctant to intrude on the privacy of guests.

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Guam has 167,000 people, meaning there is about one stray dog for every seven residents.

Guam struggles to deal with island's 25,000 stray dogs

Guam residents could be required to spay their pet dogs and permanently identify them with microchips as part of a plan to reduce the island's population of about 25,000 stray dogs.

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In this image provided by the U.S. Army, a carry team of soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), carry the transfer case during a casualty return for Staff Sgt.

Kelly defends Trump's call to war widow, raps congresswoman

White House chief of staff John Kelly delivered an extraordinary denunciation of a Democratic congresswoman Thursday, accusing her of politicizing what he called a "sacred" presidential effort to console the grieving loved ones of a slain soldier.

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