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Liberia swears in ex-soccer star George Weah as new leaderFormer international soccer star George Weah has been sworn into office Monday as Liberia's new president, taking over the post-war impoverished West African nation from Africa's first female president
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2017, file photo, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on "The Authorizations for the Use of Military Force: Administration Perspective" on Capitol Hill in Washington. A half century after the Tet Offensive punctured American hopes for victory in Vietnam, Mattis is visiting the former enemy to promote closer ties. Mattis will be in Vietnam just days before the 50th anniversary of the Communist offensive on Jan. 30-31, 1968, in which North Vietnam attacked an array of key objectives in the South, including the city of Hue. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
50 years after key Vietnam battles, Mattis seeks closer tiesA half century after the Tet Offensive punctured American hopes for victory in Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting the former enemy to promote closer ties
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FILE - In this May 11, 2016, file photo, members of the Moranbong Band, North Korea's most popular all-female pop group formed by leader Kim Jong Un, perform during a concert where high level officials, diplomats and foreign journalists were invited to watch, as part of celebrations on the conclusion of the ruling party congress in Pyongyang, North Korea. Hyon Song Wol, the photogenic leader of Kim Jong Un's hand-picked Moranbong Band, made two excursions across the Demilitarized Zone as a negotiator and advance team leader working out the details of Kim's surprise offer for the North to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
'Executed' North Korean pop diva takes Olympic spotlightFrom reportedly going before a firing squad to stealing the Olympic spotlight, North Korea's top pop diva is an unexpected headliner in run-up to Pyeongchang Games
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There Will Be a 2nd Royal Wedding in 2018Prince Harry won't be the only British royal to tie the knot this year—and he'll share not just a calendar year but a wedding venue with his cousin. Princess Eugenie, 27, will marry longtime boyfriend Jack Brooksbank this fall, per a Monday statement from Buckingham Palace. Eugenie is the...
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In this image made from video, North Korean figure skaters Ryom Tae-ok, center, and Kim Ju-sik, center left, are guarded as they leave Taipei Arena after a practice session in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The North Korean figure skating pair, who will compete in the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, are in Taiwan this week to take part in a competition. (TVBS via AP)
S. Koreans burn Kim's photo as N. Korean band leader passesSouth Korean activists have burned a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the head of the North's extremely popular girl band passed them during a visit to Seoul amid warming ties between the rivals ahead of next month's Winter Olympics
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his ruling party members in Bursa, Turkey, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to drive from the region a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia, which responded with a hail of rockets on Turkish towns that killed at least one refugee. The Turkish offensive on Afrin, which started Saturday, has raised tension in the already complicated Syrian conflict, threatened to deepen strained ties between NATO allies Turkey and the United States.(Kayhan Ozer/Pool Photo via AP)
Editor: Erdogan urged attack on Turkish Cypriot newspaperThe editor of a left-wing Turkish Cypriot newspaper has accused Turkey's president of instructing supporters to launch a violent attack against his publication's offices over criticism for Ankara's military offensive into Syria
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Rohingya children and refugees raise their hands and shout that they won't go back to Myanmar during a demonstration at Kutupalong near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The gradual repatriation of more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been postponed amid widespread fears that refugees would be forced to return, a Bangladesh official said Monday. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Rohingya Muslim refugee return to Myanmar likely delayedThe repatriation of more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh has been delayed amid widespread fears that they are being forced to return, Bangladesh says, but there is no immediate confirmation from Myanmar
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015 file photo former nurse Niels Hoegel, accused of multiple murder and attempted murder of patients, covering his face with a file at the district court in Oldenburg, Germany. The German nurse already serving a life sentence for two murders has been indicted in nearly 100 more killings. News agency dpa said prosecutors in Oldenburg said Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 that they have charged Niels Hoegel with 97 counts of murder. (Carmen Jaspersen/dpa via AP, file)
German nurse charged with 97 more murders at hospitalsA German nurse already serving a life sentence for two murders has been indicted in nearly 100 more killings
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Security forces leave the Intercontinental Hotel, right background, after a deadly attack, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Gunmen stormed the hotel Saturday night and set off a 12-hour gun battle with security forces that continued into Sunday morning, as frantic guests tried to escape from fourth and fifth-floor windows. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
Survivors of Taliban attack on Kabul hotel recount ordealSurvivors of Taliban attack on a Kabul hotel recount ordeal of the deadly, 13-hours-long standoff
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Indonesian Siti Aisyah, center, is driven by a police car as she leaves after a court hearing at Shah Alam court house in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The trial of the two women, Siti Aisyah and Vietnam's Doan Thi Huong, accused of killing Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, resumed after a seven-week recess, with witnesses taking the stand to verify the authenticity of security camera footage showing the attack. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
Trial in Kim Jong Nam's murder resumes in MalaysiaThe trial of the two women accused of killing the half brother of North Korea's leader has resumed after a seven-week recess, with witnesses taking the stand to verify the authenticity of security camera videos
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A police officer cleans the roof of a hotel from snow near the congress center where the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum take place in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The meeting brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, chief executives and political leaders from Jan. 23 to 26. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Trump to face mixed welcome at elite Davos gatheringPresident Donald Trump is likely to receive a mixed welcome when he visits the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week, where his "America First" policies may clash with the elite event's stated interest in global cooperation.
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A worker places a plant during preparations for the 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. The meeting brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, chief executives and political leaders from Jan. 23 to 26. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
Top CEOs take 4 days to earn a Bangladesh worker's life payA CEO from one of the world's top five global fashion brands only has to work for four days to earn what a garment worker in Bangladesh will earn in her entire lifetime, campaigning group Oxfam International said Monday.
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