Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.

Holy Smoke! Vatican to stop selling cigarettes in its shops

Pope Francis is saying "Just Say No" to cigarettes.

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FILE - The Jan. 22, 2015 file photo shows former nurse Niels Hoegel covering his face during his trial at the regional court in in Oldenburg, northern Germany.

Prosecutors: German nurse may have killed over 100 patients

A nurse who is already serving a life sentence for two murders may have killed more than 100 patients over several years at two hospitals in northwestern Germany, prosecutors said Thursday.

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Vietnam's Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh attends the opening of the APEC Ministerial Meeting (AMM) ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit leaders meetings in the central Vietnamese city of Danang Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.

Silence on Pacific Rim ministers' talks ahead of APEC summit

Foreign and trade ministers of 21 Pacific Rim economies meeting in Danang, Vietnam, appeared to be struggling for a consensus on open markets and other strategic issues ahead of a regional summit, as their hosts appealed for cooperation.

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Children wave U.S. and Chinese flags as President Donald Trump arrives at Beijing Airport, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Beijing, China.

Trump warns North Korea: 'Do not try us'

 President Donald Trump delivered a sharp warning to North Korea Wednesday, telling the rogue nation: "Do not underestimate us. And do not try us."

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French President Emmanuel Macron, second left, with his wife, Brigitte, are received by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan, left, and Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, at the official opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi museum

France's Macron, Arab leaders unveil Louvre Abu Dhabi

French President Emmanuel Macron joined Arab kings and other rulers on Wednesday to inaugurate the Louvre Abu Dhabi, a decade after his country signed an over $1.2 billion agreement to share the name and art of the world-famous museum.

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President Donald Trump, second left, first lady Melania Trump, left,  Chinese President Xi Jinping, second right, and his wife Peng Liyuan, right, stand together as they tour the Forbidden City, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Beijing, China. Trump is on a fi

Diplomatic niceties for Trump in Beijing before tough talks

President Donald Trump nodded appreciatively as China's Xi Jinping showcased a centuries-old temple in Beijing's Forbidden City. He clapped along as the two leaders watched a Chinese children's opera. And the pair shared a traditional tea and salutations of friendship.

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A huge mask of U.S. President Donald Trump is displayed with letters

S. Koreans demonstrate to show support, disapproval of Trump

Hundreds of South Koreans took to the streets of Seoul on Tuesday for two separate demonstrations, one to show support for visiting President Donald Trump and the other to voice disapproval of the U.S. leader amid concerns over North Korea's nuclear threats.

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North Korean soldiers look at the south side as a South Korean soldier, center, stand guard at the border village of Panmunjom which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, South Korea.

Near but far: Trump, Kim find themselves closer than ever

It's obvious to anyone who looks at a map but also, this week, especially noteworthy: The leaders of two nations that have squared off with harsh words and the threat of nuclear war are now closer to each other than New York City's Trump Tower is to the White House.

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Ekaterina Lisina is a professional model.

Meet the world’s tallest model, woman with the longest legs

Ekaterina Lisina from Russia is the world’s tallest model.

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The sun rises over Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. The World Climate Conference with 25 000 people participating starts on Monday in Bonn, Germany.

UN weather agency: 2017 set to be among top 3 hottest years

The U.N.'s weather and climate agency says 2017 is set to become the hottest year on record aside from those impacted by the El Nino phenomenon.

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Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al-Saud attends the speech of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, at the Saudi Shura

Saudi arrests of princes consolidates another's power grab

Saudi Arabia's heir to the throne is overseeing an unprecedented wave of arrests of dozens of the country's most powerful princes, military officers, influential businessmen and government ministers — some potential rivals or critics of the crown prince now consolidating his power.

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FILE -  A Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 file photo showing demonstrators holding placards reading

French women ask Macron for attack plan against sexual abuse

Prominent French women challenged President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday to organize an "attack plan" against sexual violence and harassment, saying in a blunt verdict on the recent revelations of alleged past abuses by powerful men: "Our society mistreats women."

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U.S. President Donald Trump, accompanied by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, speaks to members of the media before having a dinner at Ginza Ukai Tei restaurant, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Tokyo.

In Japan, Trump to try to put human face on NKorean menace

After easing into his Asian debut with golf and a taste of home, President Donald Trump is trying to put a human face on North Korea's menace, hearing from anguished families of Japanese citizens snatched by Pyongyang's agents.

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This frame grab from a video released on Nov. 2, 2017 by the Syrian official news agency SANA shows smoke and debris rising after Syrian government shelling of the Deir el-Zour city during a battle against Islamic State militants, Syria. The Syrian army a

Territorial losses suffered by Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

With new losses, the Islamic State group has been driven from more than 96 percent of the large parts of Iraq and Syria it once held, crushing its goal of establishing a "caliphate" that challenges existing borders.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pauses while speaking at a rally in Pittsburgh during a bus tour through the rust belt. In 2016, after repeated attempts to break into various staffers’ hillaryclinton.com email accounts, the hacking group

How Russians hacked the Democrats' emails

It was just before noon in Moscow on March 10, 2016, when the first volley of malicious messages hit the Hillary Clinton campaign. The first 29 phishing emails were almost all misfires. Addressed to people who worked for Clinton during her first presidential run, the messages bounced back untouched.

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Pope Francis stands next to marble crosses at the American military cemetery in Nettuno, Italy, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017.

Pope Francis recalls cost of war with WWII site visits

Pope Francis called war "the destruction of ourselves" during visits Thursday to an American military cemetery and the site of a Nazi massacre in Rome as he marked the Catholic All Souls' Day commemorating the dead.

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Demonstrators gather outside the Catalonian Parliament to protest against the decision of a judge to jail ex-members of the Catalan government, in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. A Spanish judge has ordered nine ex-members of the government in C

Catalan police step in to shield Spain officers

A crowd shouting slogans against the Spanish police has gathered outside a court building in Barcelona that was being guarded by officers from the national force. The crowd shouted "Out with the Spanish police" and "Out with the occupation forces" while members of the regional Catalan police force, the Mossos, stationed themselves between the protesters and the national officers.

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Osama bin Laden is seen at a news conference in Khost, Afghanistan. Never-before seen video of Osama bin Laden’s son and potential successor was released Nov. 1, 2017, by the CIA in a trove of material recovered during the May 2011 raid that killed the al

Bin Laden's thoughts unearthed in a hand-written journal

A journal made public by the CIA and apparently handwritten by one of Osama bin Laden's daughters offers a glimpse into how the late al-Qaida leader viewed the world around him and reveals his deep interest in the 2011 Arab Spring revolutions that were unfolding in the months before a U.S. raid killed him.

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A law enforcement officer walks by a crime scene Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, after a driver mowed down people on a riverfront bike path near the World Trade Center on Tuesday in New York.

Renting a truck is easy, and tough for authorities to stop

It doesn't take a firearm or a bomb to wreak havoc. All it takes is a driver's license, a valid credit card, some proof of insurance — and as little as $19.

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Trevisan family shows from left to right; Hernan Ferruchi, Alejandro Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij, Ivan Brajckovic, Juan Pablo Trevisan, Hernan Mendoza, Diego Angelini and Ariel Benvenuto, gather for a group photo before their trip to New York City, at the airpo

Victims on bike path came to NYC from all over the world

The victims of the New York bike path attack reflect a city that's both a melting pot and a magnet for international visitors. One of the dead was a young mother from Belgium.

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Laughing Samoans Ete’s ugly past revealed

He might have been the charming and funny one half of the popular Laughing Samoans but at home between Ete and his wife Mele Wendt, he wasn’t that funny. Especially when it came to the issue of domestic violence.

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President Donald Trump speaks about his trip to Asia in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Washington.

Trump: China agrees NKorea nuclear weapon freeze not enough

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the U.S. and China agree that North Korea cannot just freeze its nuclear weapons program in exchange for concessions and that it must eliminate its arsenal.

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