Chinese journalists film Chinese President Xi Jinping casts his ballot during a plenary session of China's National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The Chinese Communist Party's move to exert direct control over state broadca

Communist Party will regulate China's media, film industry

Chinese state media will be getting more propaganda now that the Communist Party has announced it will be in direct control of broadcasters and the regulators of everything from movies and TV to books and radio programs.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during an event called

Turkey's Erdogan speaks with Trump amid strained ties

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman says the Turkish president have spoken by telephone with U.S. President Donald Trump amid Turkish frustrations with its NATO ally over its support for Syrian Kurdish militia that Turkey regards as a security threat.

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Invitations for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding in May, after they have been printed at the workshop of Barnard and Westwood in London Thursday March 22, 2018. Prince Harry and Meghan will get married at St George's Chapel  in Windsor Castle on S

Sealed and delivered: Royal wedding invitations dispatched

Time to check that mailbox. Kensington Palace said Thursday that invitations for the wedding between Prince Harry and his American fiancée Meghan Markle have been dispatched.

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Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations Ma Zhaoxu arrives for a Security Council meeting on the situation in North Korea.

UN extends work of experts monitoring North Korea sanctions

The Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to extend the mandate for U.N. experts monitoring sanctions against North Korea.

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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, center, leaves the police station where he was held, in Nanterre, outside Paris.

France: Ex-leader Sarkozy charged over Libyan money claims

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was handed preliminary charges Wednesday over allegations he accepted millions of euros in illegal campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

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This photo released by the Israel Defense Forces shows what was believed to be a nuclear reactor site that was destroyed by Israel, in the Deir el-Zour region, 450 kilometers (about 300 miles) northwest of Damascus, Syria.

Israeli military confirms it hit Syrian nuclear site in 2007

The Israeli military confirmed on Wednesday it carried out the 2007 airstrike in Syria that destroyed what was believed to be a nuclear reactor, lifting the veil of secrecy over one of its most daring and mysterious operations in recent memory.

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Aishat Alhaji , second, right, one of the kidnapped girls from the Government Girls Science and Technical College Dapchi who was freed, is photographed after her release, in Dapchi, Nigeria.

Boko Haram returns Nigeria girls, warns not to put in school

Boko Haram Islamic extremists brought back nearly all of the 110 girls they had kidnapped from a boarding school last month, dropping them off in the middle of the night Wednesday with a warning: "Don't ever put your daughters in school again."

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U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.

Trump congratulates Putin, gets backtalk from Republicans

President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to congratulate him on his re-election, drawing bruising criticism from members of his own party, including a leading senator who scorned the election as a "sham."

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, greets Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi upon his arrival at the Elysee Palace, in Paris.

Ex-French president Sarkozy held on Gadhafi claims

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into custody Tuesday in connection with allegations that he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from the regime of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

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Members of the White Helmets carrying a man who was wounded after airstrikes and shelling hit in Arbeen, in the eastern Ghouta region near Damascus.

Rocket attack on Syrian capital kills 35 people

Rockets fired on a market in a government-controlled neighborhood of Damascus on Tuesday killed 35 people and wounded more than 20 others, Syrian state-run media said, marking one of the highest death tolls in a single attack targeting the capital.

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Johanna Morrow plays the didgeridoo during a memorial service for Justine Ruszczyk Damond at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis officer charged in shooting of Australian woman

A Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman in July minutes after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home was charged Tuesday with murder and manslaughter.

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Turkish soldiers, positioned in the city center of Afrin, northwestern Syria, Monday, March 19, 2018, a day after they took the control of the area. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday following victory in Syria's Afrin region, his country

Turkish leader vows wider offensive against Kurdish militia

Turkey's president vowed Monday to keep up the pressure against a U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia after his troops captured the Syrian town of Afrin, threatening to expand the military offensive into other Kurdish-held areas across northern Syria and even into neighboring Iraq.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during a meeting with opposition candidates who ran against him in yesterday's presidential election, Boris Titov, Maxim Suraykin, Ksenia Sobchak, Vladimir Zhirinivsky, Pavel Grudinin, Sergei Baburin

After huge win, will Putin try to stay in power for life?

Now that President Vladimir Putin has overwhelmingly won re-election for another six years, some are wondering whether he will try to stay in power in Russia for life.

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Wang Qishan casts his vote during a plenary session of China's National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

'Mr. Fix-It': China's new VP has tackled thorniest of crises

Wang Qishan is known as China's "Mr. Fix-It," a trustworthy official deployed to tackle the thorniest of crises — from crumbling banks to deadly illness to high-level corruption.

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British school teacher Andria Zafirakou reacts after winning the Global Teacher Prize at a ceremony in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

UK art teacher wins $1M teaching prize for inner city work

A British art teacher won a highly-competitive $1 million teaching prize on Sunday for her work with inner-city children in London, helping students feel welcome and safe in a borough with one of the highest murder rates in the country.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Putin overwhelmingly wins another 6 years as Russian leader

Vladimir Putin rolled to a crushing re-election victory Sunday for six more years as Russia's president, and he told cheering supporters in a triumphant but brief speech that "we are bound for success."

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A woman examines a poster of candidates as an observer sleeps at a polling station during presidential elections in St.Petersburg, Russia.

Russian vote problems: Ballot stuffing, coercion, gimmicks

Social networks buzzed all day Sunday with videos, photos and firsthand accounts of voting violations in Russia's presidential election.

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Choe Kang Il, a senior North Korean diplomat handling North American affairs, is seen at the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing.

NKorean diplomat heads to Finland for talks with US, SKorea

A senior North Korean diplomat who handles North American affairs was heading to Finland on Sunday for talks with the United States and South Korea.

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Pope Francis prays before a glass display case holding St. Padre Pio' body in a shrine town that draws millions of pilgrims each year, in San Giovanni Rotondo.

Polish church leader criticizes priest wishing Francis death

Poland's leading archbishop has deplored comments by a senior conservative priest who had wished Pope Francis a quick death if he does not open to "wisdom."

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May fist bumps a member of the public as she greets people after viewing the area where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found critically ill, in Salisbury.

Britain points at Putin in poisoning attack as gulf widens

The gulf between Russia and Britain widened on Friday as they cranked up pressure over a nerve agent attack and a suspected murder in Britain that have deepened Western worries about alleged Russian meddling abroad.

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In this Monday, March 19, 2018, underwater video image courtesy of Paul Allen shows wreckage from the USS Juneau, a U.S. Navy ship sunk by the Japanese torpedoes 76 years ago.

Team backed by Microsoft co-founder Allen finds WWII wreck

The recent discovery of the USS Juneau in the depths of the South Pacific has provided some closure to people with connections to the ship, which was blown apart during World War II.


President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, on his return from a trip to New Hampshire. Former Playboy model Karen McDougal apologized to Melania Trump for a 10-month affair sh

Former Playboy model says Trump tried to pay her after sex

A former Playboy model apologized to first lady Melania Trump for a 10-month affair she claims she had with President Donald Trump that started with him offering her money after the first time they had sex.

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