A car enter North Korea's embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A look at assassination attempts involving chemicals

Kim Jong Nam, the outcast half brother of North Korea's leader, told medical workers before he died this week that he had been attacked at a Malaysian airport with a chemical spray, according to Malaysian officials. A look at notable assassinations or attempted assassinations involving poison or chemicals:

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President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participate in a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

Trump slams intel officials, media over Flynn and Russia

President Donald Trump slammed intelligence officials and the media Wednesday over what he called "very, very unfair" treatment of his ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn and for "illegally leaked" information about reported contacts between his campaign advisers and Russian officials.

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A TV screen shows pictures of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his older brother Kim Jong Nam, left, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017.

Malaysia official: N.Korea leader's brother slain at airport

The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was assassinated at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, telling medical workers before he died that he had been attacked with a chemical spray, a Malaysian official said Tuesday.

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Kenya doctors union Secretary General Dr. Ouma Oluga, left, Chairman Dr. Samuel Oroko, center, and Vice-Chairman Dr Allan Ochanji, right, are taken away to a police vehicle after a court hearing in Nairobi.

7 Kenyan doctors jailed for not ending strike

Seven Kenyan doctors who are officials of the medics union were jailed Monday for failing to call off a two-month strike by doctors at public hospitals that has seen several die due to lack of medical care.

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Democratic Party leader Matteo Renzi arrives at the PD meeting in Rome

Renzi to Italy's feuding Democrats: Populists are the enemy

Former Italian Premier Matteo Renzi admonished his Democratic Party on Monday to stop its internal squabbling and focus instead on defeating the populist politicians and protectionist politics gaining popularity in Europe.

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This photo combo, made from footage taken from the Russian Defense Ministry official website, purports to show the Roman-era amphitheater on June 6, 2016, left, and on Feb. 5, 2017, right, in Palmyra, Syria.

Russian video raises alarm: New IS damage in Syria's Palmyra

Russia on Monday released footage from one of its drones in Syria, revealing for the first time the latest destruction to the ruins of historic Palmyra since it was recaptured by Islamic State militants, as Syrian government forces pushed ahead on the ground in a new offensive to take the city back.

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A masked protester holds a banner during a demonstration in Bucharest, Romania.

Romania: 13th day of govt protests draw tens of thousands

Protesters numbering in the tens of thousands gathered again Sunday outside the Romanian government's offices to demand the resignation of the East European country's leadership.

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South Koreans watch a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's New Year's speech, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea.

North Korea reportedly test fires missile, challenging US

North Korea reportedly fired a ballistic missile early Sunday in what would be its first such test of the year and an implicit challenge to President Donald Trump's new administration.

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A woman with her face painted joins relatives of military police members as they block an entrance in an attempt to impede officers from going to work at a military police in Rio de Janeiro.

Military police begin patrols in paralyzed Brazilian state

A few dozen military police returned to duty in Espirito Santo on Saturday, but it was unclear if the force as a whole was ready to end a weeklong strike that has paralyzed the southeastern Brazilian state and led to an outburst of violence in which more than 130 people have reportedly died.

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Union workers protest corruption outside the Public Ministry in Panama City.

Panama arrests partners in Mossack-Fonseca firm

Prosecutors in Panama say they've formally arrested the partners of a law firm involved in last year's "Panama Papers" scandal, in which thousands of pages of documents related to offshore accounts were leaked.

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Rachelle Bond is arraigned in Dorchester District Court in Boston.

Mother pleads guilty to accessory charge in 'Baby Doe' case

A woman whose ex-boyfriend is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter pleaded guilty Friday to helping dispose of the girl's body in a plea deal that's expected to lead to her release from jail less than two years after the girl's remains washed up on a Boston Harbor island.

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Police detained four Islamic State group suspects who were allegedly planning to carry out a

Turkey detains 4 IS suspects, seizes 24 suicide attack belts

Turkish police detained four Islamic State group suspects who were allegedly planning to carry out a "sensational" attack in Turkey and seized 24 suicide attack belts, officials said Thursday.

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Mother of backpacker slain in Australia criticizes Trump

The mother of a backpacker slain in an Australian hostel wrote an open letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, rejecting the decision to label her daughter's death as a terror attack.

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Britain's Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow as he walks through Central Lobby before Britain's Queen Elizabeth II delivered the Queen's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London.

UK Speaker: Trump shouldn't be allowed to address Parliament

The Speaker of Britain's House of Commons said Monday that he strongly opposes letting U.S. President Donald Trump address Parliament during a state visit to the U.K.

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Professor Huang Jiefu, Chairman of the Chinese National Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee, talks during an interview with The Associated Press, at the Chinese embassy to Italy, in Rome.

China seeks to show pope, world its organ program reforms

China is stepping up its efforts to persuade the international medical community that it has stopped using executed prisoners as organ donors, sending a high-level delegation to a Vatican conference amid continued skepticism that the practice has ended.

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Israeli police evicts settlers from the West Bank settlement of Ofra, following the evacuation of Amona outpost, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017.

In shift, Trump warns Israel against new settlements

President Donald Trump on Thursday warned Israel that constructing new settlements "may not be helpful" to Middle East peace efforts, shifting toward a tougher line with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government.

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Local residents queue to receive food and humanitarian aid in Avdiivka, eastern Ukraine.

Group calls for cease-fire amid upsurge in Ukraine fighting

Freezing residents of an eastern Ukraine town battered by an upsurge in fighting between government troops and Russia-backed rebels flocked to a humanitarian aid center Wednesday to receive food and warm up.

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Scout girls

New Jersey Girl Scout benefits from cookie review

She wrote the "Toffee-tastic is a bleak, flavorless, gluten-free wasteland," while calling the Samoa a "caramel-chocolate-coconut winner."

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The Israeli settlement of Maaleh Adumim looms over Arab Bedouin shacks in the West Bank.

Israel government approves 3,000 new settler homes

Israel on Tuesday announced plans to build 3,000 new homes in West Bank settlements, pressing forward with a construction binge in the wake of the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president.

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New U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim addresses the media shortly upon his arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines, to succeed his predecessor Philip Goldberg.

Ambassador says US not building arms depot in Philippines

The United States is not building any weapons depot anywhere in the Philippines, the U.S. ambassador said Tuesday, denying the basis on which President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to abrogate a 2014 defense pact that allows U.S. forces to temporarily base in local camps.

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In this November 2014 file photo, Archbishop Anthony Apuron stands in front of the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica in Hagatna, Guam.

Vatican abuse probe of Guam archbishop heads to mainland US

Vatican officials prosecuting Guam's archbishop for alleged sex abuse have moved their investigation from the territory to Hawaii and now the mainland U.S. so they can interview potential witnesses.


The vandalized Hollywood Walk of Fame star of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.  An attorney for James Lambert Otis, who admitted causing the damage, says he pleaded no contest to felony vandalism Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.

Man who smashed Trump star to pay damages, serve probation

A man who destroyed Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to three years of probation for vandalism.

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