The snow covered streets in Bisham, England, as heavy snowfall across parts of the UK is causing widespread disruption, Sunday Dec. 10, 2017. Snowfall has caused roads to close and grounding some flights at various airports. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)

Snow disrupts road, air travel in England and northern Wales

Snow caused travel disruptions across central England and northern Wales on Sunday, grounding flights, shutting down roads and triggering traffic accidents.

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi salutes security forces during an Iraqi military parade in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Al-Abadi formally announced the victory of hte military over IS forces, in an address to the nation aired on Iraqi state

World leaders congratulate Iraq on defeating IS

World leaders congratulated Iraq Sunday following the prime minister's declaration of victory over the Islamic State group. Saudi Arabia says the achievement is a big victory against terrorism in the region and the United Kingdom applauded Iraq's security forces "for their courage and sacrifice."

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People visit Tomioka Hachimangu shrine in Tokyo Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.

Chief priest, 2 others dead in Tokyo shrine stabbings

The head priest of a prominent shrine in Tokyo was ambushed and killed with a samurai sword, apparently by her brother, who then took his own life, police said Friday.

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Israeli soldier stands during clashes with Palestinians following a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in the West Bank City of Nablus.

Angry worshippers lash out against Trump across Muslim world

Large crowds of worshippers across the Muslim world staged anti-U.S. marches Friday, some stomping on posters of Donald Trump or burning American flags in the largest outpouring of anger yet at the U.S. president's recognition of bitterly contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber, far left, South Korea and U.S. fighter jets fly over the Korean Peninsula during the combined aerial exercise, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.

N. Korea says war is inevitable as allies continue war games

North Korea says a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula has become a matter of when, not if, as it continued to lash out at a massive joint military exercise between the United States and South Korea involving hundreds of advanced warplanes.

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Palestinians burn posters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Donald Trump, during a protest against the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in Gaza City.

Palestinians protest Trump move on Jerusalem

Hundreds of Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli troops across the West Bank on Thursday while demonstrators in Gaza burned posters of President Donald Trump over his widely denounced decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Flames from the Thomas fire burn above a truck on Highway 101 north of Ventura, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Bel-Air wildfire joins the siege across Southern California

A wildfire erupted in Los Angeles' exclusive Bel-Air section Wednesday as yet another part of Southern California found itself under siege from an outbreak of wind-whipped blazes that have consumed multimillion-dollar houses and tract homes alike.

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Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Husnain Rashid in the dock at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017  where he appeared accused of helping would-be terrorists prepare attacks, including by sharing a photo of Prince Georg

Man charged with posting Prince George's photo to aid attack

A 31-year-old man has been charged in England with sharing a photo of Prince George and details about his pre-school in a social media post prosecutors allege was meant to help others plan terror attacks.

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A view of Jerusalem Old City seen from Mount of Olives, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.

Newly crowned by US as Israel's capital, Jerusalem is unique

It is rare and perhaps unique for the world to interfere with a country's choice of its own capital. But that is far from the only unusual thing about Jerusalem.

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FILE - in this file photo dated  July 22, 1963 Christine Keeler, a principal witnesses in the vice charges case against osteopath Dr. Stephen Ward.

Model in Britain's sex-and-spy Profumo scandal dies at 75

Christine Keeler, the central figure in the sex-and-espionage Profumo scandal that rocked Cold War Britain and brought down a Conservative government, has died at 75.

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Supporters of Shiite Houthi rebels attend a rally in Sanaa, Yemen.

Saudi strikes rock Yemeni capital after ex-president slain

Heavy airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition rocked Yemen's capital on Tuesday, striking Sanaa's densely populated neighborhoods in apparent retaliation for the killing of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh by the Shiite rebels who control the city.

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FILE - This Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, file image provided by the North Korean government on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, shows what the North Korean government calls the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile, at an undisclosed location in North Korea.

Cathay Pacific crew witnessed North Korea missile test

The crew of a Cathay Pacific flight saw what it believes was North Korea's latest missile test last week, the second airline to report sighting it.

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A wooden boat is left after being washed ashore in Tsuruoka, Yamagata prefecture, northern Japan Monday, Dec. 4, 2017.

More NKorean 'ghost boats,' bodies wash up on Japan's shores

Three bodies of people believed to be North Koreans were recovered in northern Japan on Monday, two days after authorities found a dilapidated empty boat, coast guard officials said.

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FILE - This Oct. 16, 2017 file photo shows the wreckage of the car of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia after a car bomb which killed her, next to a road in the town of Mosta, Malta.

Malta announces 10 arrests in journalist's car bomb killing

Ten Maltese suspects were arrested Monday over the car bomb slaying of a prominent investigative journalist, the prime minister and other authorities said, about six weeks after the assassination that shocked Malta and drew European Union pressure to ensure rule of law here.

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, greets British Prime Minister Theresa May prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017.

EU, UK leaders fail to get Brexit deal, remain optimistic

The European Union and Britain ended a flurry of top-level diplomacy on Monday without a deal on the terms of their divorce, as agreement on how to maintain an open Irish border after Brexit slipped out of the negotiators' grasp.

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A view of a flooded area at Ferras village at Vlora district, 120 kilometers (75 miles) southwest of the capital Tirana, after non-stop rain caused Vjosa riverbanks to burst in the south of the country, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. At least one person has died

Rain slows in Albania but agricultural land still underwater

Albanian authorities say that despite less rainfall and lower river levels, thousands of homes and scores of schools have been damaged, and agricultural land is still submerged.

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Brandenburg state Interior Minister Karl-Heinz Schroeter is surrounded by media during a news conference in Potsdam, eastern Germany, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. German authorities said the suspicious package containing nails that led to a bomb scare on a Chris

Germany: Suspicious package part of extort plot aimed at DHL

A suspicious package containing nails that led to a bomb scare at a Christmas market in Germany was part of a blackmailing plot against a delivery company, German authorities said Sunday.

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Waiving Argentine flags, relatives of crew members of the missing ARA San Juan submarine march through the streets of Mar del Plata, Argentina, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. The relatives protested the navy's decision to end the rescue operation for 44 crew membe

Argentina checking another deep-water object in sub search

Argentina's navy says it's trying to make a visual inspection of another object that registered on a sonar search for remains of a submarine that vanished 18 days ago with 44 crew members aboard.

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Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, center, a prominent Vietnamese blogger, stands trial in south central province of Khanh Hoa, Vietnam.

Vietnam court upholds jail term for blogger; US protests

A Vietnamese appeals court upheld a blogger's 10-year prison sentence for Facebook posts alleged to be anti-state propaganda, her lawyer said Thursday, in the second tough sentence imposed on dissidents in a week that drew a rebuke from the U.S government.

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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle smile as they arrive at the Nottingham Contemporary to attend a Terrence Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair, in Nottingham, England.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle greet fans in English city

Chanting "Harry, Harry!" and "Meghan, Meghan!" hundreds of people lined the streets of a central English city Friday to welcome Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancee, actress Meghan Markle.

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Members of parliament, from left, Cathy McGowan, Adam Brandt and Andrew Wilkie celebrate the passing of the Marriage Amendment Bill in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra.

Australian Parliament allows same-sex marriages

Australia's Parliament voted Thursday to allow same-sex marriage across the nation, following a bitter debate settled by a much-criticized government survey of voters that strongly endorsed change.

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Firefighters monitor the Thomas fire as it burns through Los Padres National Forest near Ojai, Calif., on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up

 A powerful flare-up on the western edge of Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames churned through old-growth brush in canyons and along hillsides toward coastal towns.

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