In this frame grab from Iranian state TV, a video, a rocket carrying a Payam satellite is launched at Imam Khomeini Space Center, a facility under the control of the country's Defense Ministry, in Semnan province, Iran.

Iran satellite fails to reach orbit in US-criticized launch

An Iranian satellite-carrying rocket blasted off into space Tuesday, but scientists failed to put the device into orbit in a launch criticized by the United States as helping the Islamic Republic further develop its ballistic missile program.

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Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun makes a public statement in Toronto.

Saudi teen says wants to work for freedom for women

A Saudi teen whose flight from her allegedly abusive family captured global attention said Tuesday she wants to work in support of freedom for women around the world for years to come.

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U.S.-bound migrants walk along the roadside as they leave San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

New migrant caravan sets out from Honduras for US

Hundreds of Hondurans trekked out of a violent northern city Tuesday, part of a new caravan of migrants hoping to reach the United States or Mexico, following in the path of another group last year that U.S. President Donald Trump turned into a hot political issue during the U.S. midterm elections.

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Civilians who had been hiding in buildings flee under the direction of a member of security forces at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya.

Extremists attack hotel in Nairobi; al-Shabab claims role

Militants stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables and offices in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic extremist group. Witnesses reported seeing several bodies.

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In this image taken from a video footage run by China's CCTV, Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg attends his retrial at the Dalian Intermediate People's Court in Dalian.

China sentences Canadian to death, raises diplomatic tension

 A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian man to death on Monday in a drug smuggling case as tensions heightened between the two countries over Canada's arrest last month of a top Chinese technology executive.

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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Tomorrow’s Women Wirral.

Baby boy or girl? It seems Harry and Meghan don't know yet

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have apparently chosen not to learn the gender of the baby they are expecting this spring.

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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday Jan. 14, 2019, en route to New Orleans. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Trump promotes his trade policies to farmers after AF1 delay

President Donald Trump on Monday left a city shut down by a funding dispute with Congress and the year's first snowfall to promote his trade policies and the new farm law at a farm convention in Louisiana.

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Pope Francis salutes the crowd as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican.

Pope to parents: It's OK to fight, just not in front of kids

Pope Francis offered new parents a bit of advice Sunday, telling them it's perfectly normal to fight, but just not in front of the children.

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FILE - In this file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA Dec. 16, 2018, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, meets with Sudan's President Omar Bashir in Damascus, Syria.  Assad has survived years of war and millions of dollars in money

Arab nations inch toward rehabilitating Syria's Assad

He has survived eight years of war and billions of dollars in money and weapons aimed at toppling him. Now Syrian President Bashar Assad is poised to be readmitted to the fold of Arab nations, a feat once deemed unthinkable as he forcefully crushed the uprising against his family's rule.

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French riot police take positions in the city center during a yellow vest demonstration in Marseille, southern France, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. The French Interior Ministry says about 32,000 people have turned out in yellow vest demonstrations across Fran

French yellow vest protests hit 9th week, clash with police

Thousands of yellow vest protesters marched Saturday through Paris and other French cities for a ninth straight weekend to denounce President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies, and repeated tensions broke out with police.

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President Donald Trump attends a roundtable discussion on border security with local leaders, Friday Jan. 11, 2019, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

GOP rejected Obama's executive reach, but accepts Trump's

President Barack Obama stunned Republicans when he bypassed Congress and, relying on what he called his pen and his phone, used executive powers to enact his agenda, including protecting millions of young immigrants from deportation.

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The Huawei logo displayed at the main office of Chinese tech giant Huawei in Warsaw, Poland.

Poland: Huawei exec, Polish security expert spied for China

Poland has arrested a director at the Chinese tech giant Huawei and one of its own former cybersecurity experts and charged them with spying for China, authorities said Friday.

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People clear snow from inside the Hotel Saentis in Schwaegalp, Switzerland.

Avalanche, accidents add snow-related deaths in Europe

Heavy snow cut off access to villages, swamped the inside of a Swiss hotel and contributed during the last week to at least 20 weather-related deaths in Europe, including four reported Friday in the Balkans region and countries to its north.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

South Korean leader urges bolder steps from North Korea, US

South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged North Korea to take bolder disarmament measures that the United States should then reward, suggesting Thursday he wants harsh sanctions lifted so Seoul can eventually restart dormant economic cooperation projects with its neighbor.

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Residents celebrate in Kinshasa Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, after learning that opposition presidential candidate Felix Tshisekedi had been declared the winner of the elections. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Congo's surprise election result could face court challenge

Congo appeared ready to achieve its first peaceful transfer of power with the surprise victory Thursday of opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi, despite clear signs that a rival opposition leader actually won in a landslide.

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds up a small copy of the constitution as he speaks during his swearing-in ceremony at the Supreme Court in Caracas, Venezuela.

Venezuela's Maduro celebrates 2nd term as crisis deepens

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was sworn in to a second term Thursday amid international calls for him to step down and a devastating economic crisis.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Kim looking to 'achieve results' in 2nd summit with Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly told the leader of his only major ally, China, that he wants to "achieve results" on the nuclear standoff on the Korean Peninsula in a second summit with President Donald Trump.

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, meets with Iraqi President Barham Salih, in Baghdad.

Pompeo, in Iraq, seeks to reassure Kurds on Syria withdrawal

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought Wednesday to reassure U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria that they will be safe after American troops withdraw from the country.

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A worker waters marijuana plants at the Colorado Harvest Company in Denver.

Denver unveils new system for clearing marijuana convictions

Denver on Wednesday became the latest city in the nation to take steps to eliminate low-level marijuana convictions in places where the drug is now legal, acknowledging the barriers that such offenses pose to minority, low-income and other people.

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Snowplow clears a road covered by the snow during heavy snowfall in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Winter storm blasts Europe; 13 dead amid heavy snow, gusts

Deadly winter weather blasted Europe for yet another day Tuesday, trapping hundreds of people in Alpine regions, whipping up high winds that caused flight cancellations and increasing the risks of more deadly avalanches.

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FILE - This Sept. 9, 2015, file photo shows Mungau Dain in Venice, Italy. Dain had never considered acting before he starred in the Oscar-nominated film “Tanna.” He got the role because his elders decided he was the best-looking guy in their traditional v

Humble Pacific island movie star Mungau Dain dies in mid-20s

Mungau Dain had never considered acting before he starred in the Oscar-nominated film "Tanna." He got the role because his elders decided he was the best-looking guy in their traditional village on the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. They would later describe him as their answer to Brad Pitt.

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President Donald Trump.

Graham urging Trump to reopen government for a few weeks

A Republican lawmaker advising President Donald Trump said he is encouraging the president to reopen the government for several weeks to continue negotiating with Democrats over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall before the president takes the more drastic step of declaring a national emergency.

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