People try to pull a car out of a torrent after flash floods in the town of Villegailhenc, southern France, Monday, Oct.15, 2018. Flash floods tore through towns in southwest France, turning streams into raging torrents that authorities said killed severa

France: 12 die in floods unseen in more than a century

Flash floods that tore through several towns in southwest France following an overnight storm killed at least 12 people, authorities said Monday. Some residents had to be helicoptered from rooftops as the equivalent of several months of rain poured down in a few hours and turned waterways into raging torrents.

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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018, file photo, a health worker sprays disinfectant on his colleague after working at an Ebola treatment center in Beni, Eastern Congo.

Battles over safe Ebola burials complicate work in Congo

A runaway hearse carrying an Ebola victim has become the latest example of sometimes violent community resistance complicating efforts to contain a Congo outbreak — and causing a worrying new rise in cases.

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Bystanders look at the Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul.

Newspaper says Turkey has audio of Saudi writer's slaying

Turkish officials have an audio recording of the alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi from the Apple Watch he wore when he walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul over a week ago, a pro-government Turkish newspaper reported Saturday.

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Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank during their wedding ceremony at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, near London, England, Friday Oct. 12, 2018.  (Jonathan Brady, Pool via AP)

Princess Eugenie weds her beau at Windsor Castle

Britain's Princess Eugenie married tequila brand ambassador Jack Brooksbank in a star-studded royal wedding Friday at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle. It was the second wedding extravaganza of the year for the royal family, which seems to be riding a wave of popularity as the younger generation comes to the fore and the widely-respected Queen Elizabeth II cuts back slightly on her public appearances.

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President Donald Trump looks on as musician Kid Rock speaks during a signing ceremony for the

Kid Rock comes to White House as Trump signs royalty bill

President Donald Trump welcomed musicians Kid Rock and country star John Rich to the White House on Thursday as he signed legislation overhauling the way music is licensed and songwriters compensated.

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A truck driver comes out from his vehicle to take shelter during rain and strong winds caused by cyclonic storm named Titli, or Butterfly near Gopalpur on the Bay of Bengal coast, Ganjam district, eastern Orissa state, India, Thursday, Oct.11, 2018. The s

9 dead after severe cyclone hits eastern Indian coast

A severe cyclone damaged homes and blew down trees and power poles in eastern India, where nine people were killed and about 300,000 forced to move to higher ground.

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a worker holds a marijuana plant leaf in a massive tomato greenhouse being renovated to grow pot in Delta, British Columbia, that is operated by Pure Sunfarms, a joint venture between tomato grower Village Farms International, and a licensed medical marij

Spark it up, eh! Canada prepares for legalized marijuana

Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there. Years later, it's no joke. The tomato and pepper plants that once filled some of those greenhouses have been replaced with a new cash crop: marijuana.

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This undated image made from video provided by TV Ruse shows journalist Viktoria Marinova in Bulgaria.

Man to be freed in slain Bulgarian journalist investigation

Bulgarian authorities on Tuesday will release and won't charge a man taken into custody in connection with the slaying of Bulgarian television reporter Viktoria Marinova, whose body was found after she highlighted possible government corruption.

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President Donald Trump meets with outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley in the Oval Office of the White House.

UN Ambassador Haley resigning in latest Trump shake-up

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is resigning later this year in the latest shake-up to President Donald Trump's turbulent administration, the announcement Tuesday raising questions in the White House about the timing and Haley's own possible political future.

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, Chair Hoesung Lee, center, speaks during a press conference in Incheon, South Korea.

UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning

Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet, an international panel of scientists reported Sunday. But they provide little hope the world will rise to the challenge.

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A woman overcome by emotion after an aftershock hit the area, is carried by a relative to the general hospital in Port-de-Paix, Haiti.

Quake and aftershock have some Haitians sleeping outside

Thousands of people along Haiti's north coast dragged mattresses and chairs outside Monday, fearing new aftershocks after a 5.9 earthquake killed at least 12 and injured 188 over the weekend. Many wondered how they were going to rebuild from Saturday night's quake and a strong 5.2 magnitude aftershock on Sunday that had residents in the coastal city of Port-de-Paix and elsewhere worried about returning to their cracked cinderblock homes for fear they would collapse.

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A child holds next to a portrait of slain television reporter Viktoria Marinova during a vigil at the Liberty Monument in Ruse, Bulgaria.

Bulgarian journalist killed after reporting on corruption

Bulgarian police are investigating the rape, beating and slaying of a female television reporter whose body was dumped near the Danube River after she reported on the possible misuse of European Union funds in Bulgaria.

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President Donald Trump addresses the crowd during a campaign rally Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kavanaugh fight sharpens the stakes for midterms

The bitter battle over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court has exacerbated the nation's political divide and left many Americans emotionally raw. It's also given new definition to the high stakes of November's election.

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Residents stand looking at a collapsed school damaged by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake the night before, in Gros Morne, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Emergency teams worked to provide relief in Haiti on Sunday after the quake killed at least 11 people and lef

Death toll rises to 12 in Haiti earthquake; 188 injured

Emergency teams brought relief and survivors sifted through the rubble of their toppled cinderblock homes in Haiti on Sunday after an earthquake killed at least 12 people and left 188 injured.

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First lady Melania Trump walks with children as she visits the Nest Orphanage in Limuru, Kenya, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. The first lady is visiting Africa on her first big solo international trip, aiming to make child well-being the focus of a five-day, four

Melania Trump puts on happier face during Africa tour

It took Melania Trump's first big solo international trip for her to show a different side of herself — a playful, less serious one. And while she generously dished out warm smiles and happy waves, the first lady also used her four-nation tour of Africa to draw some firmer boundaries between her own views and those of her husband the president.

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Denis Mukwege, center, celebrates with his staff after learning he has been awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, at the Panzi hospital in Bukavu, eastern Congo, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

Congo's conflict makes fighting Ebola, sexual violence risky

The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a Congolese surgeon brings rare global attention to a region surging for decades with rebel conflict that now threatens efforts to contain a deadly Ebola outbreak.

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U.S. first lady Melania Trump pets a baby elephant, accompanied by CEO Angela Sheldrick, center, and Kenya's first lady Margaret Kenyatta, right, at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage in Nairobi.

Melania Trump loses footing with elephant, but not with kids

Melania Trump briefly lost her footing when a baby elephant startled her with a sudden move, but the first lady was anything but out of step when children at an orphanage welcomed her to their home with African song and dance.

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Mark Flynn, Director General for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, left, and Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers, attend a news conference, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Mart

West accuses Russian spy agency of scores of attacks

The West unleashed an onslaught of new evidence and indictments Thursday accusing Russian military spies of hacking so widespread that it seemed to target anyone, anywhere who investigates Moscow's involvement in an array of criminal activities — including doping, poisoning and the downing of a plane.

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People sit outside Mutiara Sis Al-Jufri airport damaged by a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Palu,

Rescuers detect possible sign of life under quake-hit hotel

A French rescue team said Thursday it has detected a possible sign of life under the rubble of a hotel in Indonesia's Sulawesi island nearly a week after it was hit by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, as the death toll rose to more than 1,500.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a meeting at Workers' Party of Korea headquarters in Pyongyang, North Korea.

NKorea said to have stolen a fortune in online bank heists

North Korea's nuclear and missile tests have stopped, but its hacking operations to gather intelligence and raise funds for the sanction-strapped government in Pyongyang may be gathering steam.

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Region

A ship rests near houses after it was swept ashore during Friday's tsunami at a neighborhood in Donggala, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck at dusk on Friday, Sept. 28, generating the tsunami said to hav

Australia sends 50 medical professionals and $3.6M in aid

Australia's government says it will send more than 50 medical professionals to Indonesia to help with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake and tsunami as part of a 5 million Australian dollar ($3.6 million) aid package.

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Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla., right, looks on as President Donald Trump talks with reporters after arriving at Eglin Air Force Base to visit areas affected by Hurricane Michael, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump gets bird's-eye view of devastated Florida communities

President Donald Trump got a bird's-eye view Monday of Florida communities left in ruins by Hurricane Michael, including houses without roofs, a toppled water tower and 18-wheel trucks scattered in a parking lot during a nearly hour-long helicopter tour of portions of the Panhandle.

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