U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, right, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin attend the opening ceremony of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, Monday, May 14, 2018. Amid deadly clashes along the Israeli-Palestinian border, Preside

55 dead in Gaza protests as Israel fetes US Embassy move

In a jarring contrast, Israeli forces shot and killed at least 55 Palestinians and wounded more than 1,200 during mass protests Monday along the Gaza border, while just a few miles away Israel and the U.S. held a festive inauguration ceremony for the new American Embassy in contested Jerusalem.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a media availability with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha at the State Department. Photo/AP

Pompeo: NKorea needs US security assurances for nuke pact

The United States is offering assurances to North Korea's Kim Jong Un as it seeks to put in motion the potential for a sweeping nuclear deal ahead of President Donald Trump's upcoming summit with the North Korean leader.

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File - In this May 5, 2018, file photo, lava burns across a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. The lava hisses, crackles and pops. It roars like an engine as it sloshes and bubbles. It shoots into the sky, bright orange and full o

New volcanic lava fissure in Hawaii prompts more evacuations

A new volcanic fissure on Hawaii's Big Island sent gases and lava exploding into the air, prompting officials to issue calls for more evacuations as residents awaited a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano's summit.

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Forza Italia party's leader Silvio Berlusconi addresses journalists at the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome.

Court rules Italy's Berlusconi can run for office again

A court in Italy has ruled that former three-time Premier Silvio Berlusconi is eligible to seek public office again, nearly five years after a tax fraud conviction sidelined him as a candidate and amid political gridlock that could result in a second national election this year.

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The demolition of the 60-foot-tall cooling tower at its main reactor complex in Yongbyon North Korea.

N. Korea to blow up nuke-site tunnels before Trump-Kim talks

North Korea said Saturday that it will dismantle its nuclear test site in less than two weeks, in a dramatic event that would set up leader Kim Jong Un's summit with President Donald Trump next month.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Singapore ties with US, NKorea make city-state summit site

Singapore's diplomatic ties with North Korea and its relative proximity made the Southeast Asian city-state a natural choice for the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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People applaud at a restaurant as they watch a TV showing former strongman Mahathir Mohamad being sworn in as the new Malaysian Prime Minister in Kuala Lumpur. Photo/AP

Mahathir Malaysia's leader again after ruling party booted

Malaysia's former authoritarian leader Mahathir Mohamad was sworn in as prime minister on Thursday, cementing a stunning political comeback and a historic change in government after leading opposition parties to their first election victory in six decades.

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Sgt. 1st Class Carl Satterwaite, of the U.S. National Guard, tests air quality near cracks emitting volcanic gases from a lava flow in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii Thursday, May 10, 2018. Kilauea has destroyed more than 35 structures

Hawaii volcano could spew boulders the size of refrigerators

If Hawaii's Kilauea volcano blows its top in the coming days or weeks, as experts fear, it could hurl ash and boulders the size of refrigerators miles into the air, shutting down airline traffic and endangering lives in all directions, scientists said Thursday.

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Syrian Central Military Media, shows missiles rise into the sky as Israeli missiles hit air defense position and other military bases, in Damascus, Syria. (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP)

Israel, Iran engage in most serious confrontation in Syria

Israeli forces unleashed a heavy bombardment against Iranian military installations in Syria on Thursday in what Israel called retaliation for an Iranian rocket barrage on its positions in the occupied Golan Heights, the most serious military confrontation between the two bitter enemies to date.

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A survey of U.S. cancer doctors released on Thursday, May 10, 2018, finds nearly half say they've recently recommended medical marijuana to patients, although most say they don't know enough about medicinal use. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

Cancer docs feel unprepared, but recommend marijuana anyway

Nearly half of U.S. cancer doctors who responded to a survey say they've recently recommended medical marijuana to patients, although most say they don't know enough about medicinal use.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, right speaks to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Dalian in northeastern China's Liaoning Province.

N. Korea's Kim meets China's president ahead of Trump summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a northern Chinese port city and pledged his continuing commitment to denuclearization ahead of his expected summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, state media said Tuesday.

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High ranking Muslim clerics stand to greet the United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Tolerance, during the opening of the International Muslims Communities Congress, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Muslim minority communities meet in UAE to talk challenges

The United Arab Emirates hosted the start of a two-day forum on Tuesday for Islamic community leaders from countries around the world where Muslims are minorities.

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Zenele Ndlovu, center, and Jamie Fox hold hands on their wedding day at a hospital Chapel in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. (AP Photo)

Zimbabwe couple weds after crocodile bites off bride's arm

A couple attacked by a crocodile wedded days later in a Zimbabwean hospital, where the bride was recovering after losing an arm. "In one week we went from shock and agony to a truly amazing experience," 27-year-old Jamie Fox told The Associated Press Monday.

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French President Emmanuel Macron pays tribute to the Kanak tribe of Hwadrilla, where the 19 Kanak militants are buried, on Ouvea Island, off New Caledonia.

Macron honors New Caledonians before independence vote

French President Emmanuel Macron acknowledged the "pain of colonization" Saturday during a visit to New Caledonia that was rich with symbolism and emotion as the South Pacific archipelago prepares to vote on whether to break free of French rule.

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This May 5, 2018, photo, released by the Royal Malaysian Police, shows illegal migrants on a rusty tanker near kota tinggi in Johor state, Malaysia.

Malaysia foils smuggling of 131 Sri Lankan immigrants

Malaysian police have intercepted a tanker with 131 Sri Lankans believed bound for Australia and New Zealand, smashing a large human smuggling ring that has been operating for a year.

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Vladimir Putin speaks with his hand on the Constitution during his inauguration ceremony as Russia's president in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow.

Putin vows to boost Russian economy as he begins 4th term

Vladimir Putin on Monday launched his fourth term as president with an ambitious call to vault Russia into the top five global economies by developing its technological products and agricultural exports.

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Britain's Princess Charlotte cuddles her brother Prince Louis, on her third birthday, at Kensington Palace, in London.

First days at home: William, Kate share Prince Louis photos

Two pictures have been released documenting the early days of Britain's newest prince — and one shows Prince Louis being cuddled by three-year-old big sister Princess Charlotte.

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White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, second from left, leaves his hotel in Beijing for trade negotiations with Chinese officials.

China could target US firms, debt if Trump plays hardball

In a looming trade war between the world's two largest economies, American companies in China may have a bull's-eye on their backs.

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Students take a look at an exam test at the Graf-Zeppelin-Gymnasium in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

German high schoolers complain English exam was too hard

High school students in Germany have gathered tens of thousands of signatures in an online petition to complain about an "unfair" final English exam, saying the test was much harder than in previous years.

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Fumes come out of cracks on the asphalt road near the Leilani Estates in Pahoa, Hawaii, Saturday, May 5, 2018. Hundreds of anxious residents on the Big Island of Hawaii hunkered down Saturday for what could be weeks or months of upheaval as the dangers fr

Hawaii volcano destroys 26 homes, spews lava 200 feet in air

The number of homes destroyed by Hawaii's Kilauea volcano jumped to 26 Sunday as scientists reported lava spewing more than 200 feet (61 meters) into the air.

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He said he apologized unreservedly to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for his mistake. He said she declined his offer to resign but chose to transfer his oversight of the Civil Aviation Authority to another minister. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

New Zealand minister's wings clipped for phone call on plane

New Zealand's transport minister will no longer oversee aviation safety after he violated rules by making a cellphone call on a plane. Phil Twyford told reporters Thursday he called a staffer on May 17 while on a flight from Wellington to Auckland.

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Former President Barack Obama speaks at a community event on the Obama Presidential Center at the South Shore Cultural Center in Chicago.

Chicago City Council backs Obama Presidential Center plans

The effort to build the Obama Presidential Center in a park on Chicago's South Side where Barack Obama's political career began cleared its biggest hurdle yet Wednesday when the City Council signed off on the proposal.

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