File - This Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 file photograph provided by the Israeli Ministry of Defense shows a launch of David's Sling missile defense system.

Israel's multi-layer defense system nearing completion

A joint U.S.-Israeli missile interceptor will be operational soon, completing Israel's multi-layer defense system, a senior Israeli air force official said Monday.

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A man watches a TV news program showing an image, published in North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper, of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the country's Sohae launch site, at Seoul Railway station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, March 19, 2017.

North Korea tests newly developed high-thrust rocket engine

North Korea has conducted a ground test of a new type of high-thrust rocket engine that leader Kim Jong Un is calling a revolutionary breakthrough for the country's space program, the North's state media said Sunday.

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Crew members wave from aboard the Aris 13 oil tanker, which was released by pirates after negotiations by officials and local elders, during a visit by officials in Bossaso.

Ship hijacked and then freed by Somali pirates, at safe port

The captain of the crew of a Comoros-flagged oil tanker that was hijacked and then released by Somali pirates said he feels like he was "dead and born," after the ship reached a port in northern Somalia.

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An ossuary with an inscription of the Hebrew letters forming the word

In an Israeli warehouse, clues about Jesus' life and death

In a cavernous warehouse where Israel stores its archaeological treasures, an ancient burial box is inscribed with the name of Jesus.

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Italian Presdient Sergio Mattarella, right, hugs an unidentified woman at an event to honor victims of Mafia crimes, in the Calabrian town of Locri, southern Italy.

Italy president hugs those like him who lost family to Mafia

Italy's president, whose brother was murdered by Cosa Nostra, traveled on Sunday to an organized crime stronghold to honor hundreds of Italians slain by the country's crime clans over the past decades.

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Kurdish women living in Germany chat as they gather on he square in front of the Old Opera in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, March 18, 2017.

German FM: Turkey 'further away than ever' from joining EU

Senior German officials cast doubt Saturday on Turkey's chances of joining the European Union, amid growing tensions with Ankara over human rights and Turkey's claim that it's being treated unfairly by countries in western Europe.

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evolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, rebel cleans his weapon at a camp in La Carmelita near Puerto Asis in Colombia's southwestern state of Putumayo.

UN: Rebels turn in first 140 weapons in Colombia peace deal

 Colombia's largest rebel group has handed over 140 weapons to United Nations observers as part of an historic peace agreement.

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Former French Economy Minister and candidate for the next presidential election Emmanuel Macron, center, gestures as he arrives for a statement in front of the chancellery after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.

France's Macron backs European unity in Berlin, meets Merkel

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron pledged strong commitment to European unity and said that France needs to restore its economic credibility as he presented his plans to German leaders on Thursday.

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President Donald Trump, center, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, right, and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., pose for photographs after a

Ireland's leader pushes Trump on illegal Irish immigrants

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny is urging President Donald Trump to help Irish people living in the U.S. illegally, saying they just want to "make America great."

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President Donald Trump speaks at the American Center of Mobility, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Ypsilanti Township, Mich.

Trump announces challenge to Obama-era fuel standards

President Donald Trump announced plans Wednesday to re-examine federal requirements governing the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks, moving forcefully against Obama-era environmental regulations that Trump says are stifling economic growth.

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In this photo taken Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, the Aris 13 oil tanker is seen from a helicopter in the harbor of Gladstone, Australia.

Somali pirates demand ransom for oil tanker, EU force says

Armed men are demanding a ransom for the release of an oil tanker they have seized off the coast of Somalia and the crew is being held captive, the European Union anti-piracy operation in the region announced late Tuesday.

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A striking doctor holds his stethoscope in the air as he and other medical staff protest the detention of their union leaders, outside an appeal court in Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenya's public doctors to end 100-day strike that saw deaths

Thousands of doctors at Kenya's public hospitals have agreed to end a 100-day strike that saw people dying from lack of care, an official with the doctors' union said Tuesday.

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Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, delivers her report, during the 34th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva.

Rapporteur 'disappointed' UN rights panel divided on Myanmar

A U.N. expert on Myanmar says she's "disappointed" at the lack of "appetite" at the Human Rights Council to back her call for the creation of Commission of Inquiry into alleged crimes against the Rohingya minority.

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North Korea Deputy U.N. Ambassador Kim In Ryong, holds a press briefing, Monday March 13, 2017 at U.N. headquarters.

North Korea blames US and South Korea for Malaysia attack

North Korea on Monday tried to shift the blame for the deadly attack in Malaysia on the estranged half- brother of its leader Kim Jong Un to the United States and South Korea.

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In this March 2016 photo released by The Ocean Agency/Reef Explorer Fiji, a snorkeler swims above coral that has bleached white due to heat stress in Fiji. Coral reefs, unique underwater ecosystems that sustain a quarter of the world's marine species and

Scientists race to prevent wipeout of world's coral reefs

There were startling colors here just a year ago, a dazzling array of life beneath the waves. Now this Maldivian reef is dead, killed by the stress of rising ocean temperatures.

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Residents of the area display their grief as bodies are recovered at the scene of a garbage landslide on the outskirts of the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

46 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide

A mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, killing at least 46 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as officials vowed to relocate those who called the landfill home.

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People stand by the body of a man who died when a bus crashed into a music festival, before the victim's relatives or public services arrived to take him to a morgue in Gonaives, Haiti, early Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Bus runs into crowd in Haiti, killing at least 34 people

A bus plowed into people taking part in an early morning street festival in Haiti on Sunday, killing at least 34 people and injuring 17 others, rescue officials said.

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Women cry during a burial of 14-year-old Madelyn Patricia Hernandez Hernandez, a girl who died in a fire at the Virgin of the Assumption Safe Home, at the Guatemala City's cemetery, Friday, March 10, 2017.

Death toll in Guatemala fire rises to 39 girls

A key Guatemalan official was ordered not to leave the country Saturday as the death toll rose to 39 girls in fire that began when mattresses were set ablaze during a protest by residents at a youth shelter.

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A picture of Vitaly Churkin, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, is displayed while people sign condolences books at the Russian Mission to the U.N. in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.

Official: Russian UN ambassador died from heart attack

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, who collapsed in his office last month, died from a heart attack, and no foul play was suspected, according to a senior city official briefed by the medical examiner's office.

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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas listens to his Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun address a speech, at the presidential palace, in Baabda east Beirut, Lebanon.

Palestinian leader invited to White House in Trump call

A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the U.S. president on Friday invited him to visit the White House to discuss resuming peace talks, the first contact between the two leaders since Donald Trump took office in January.

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In this March 31, 2014 file photo, the shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion is seen on low level cloud while the aircraft searches for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, near the coast of Western Australia.

Australian service marks third anniversary of MH370 tragedy

The Australian government minister in charge of the suspended seabed search for the Malaysia Airlines jet joined victims' families and friends on Wednesday in the east coast city of Brisbane for a memorial service to mark the third anniversary of Flight 370's disappearance.

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President Donald Trump, accompanied by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, third from left, and Vice President Mike Pence, right, signs an Energy Independence Executive Order.

Trump tosses Obama's 'clean' energy plan, embraces coal

Declaring "the start of a new era" in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs.

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