This courtroom sketch depicts Rick Gates on the witness stand as he is cross examined by defense lawyer Kevin Downing during the trial of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on bank fraud and tax evasion at federal court in Alexandria, Va.

Gates, star witness against Manafort, concludes testimony

Paul Manafort's protégé wrapped up his testimony Wednesday after implicating the former Trump campaign chairman and himself in financial crimes while also enduring stinging attacks on his character and credibility.

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80-year old Margaret Achieng places a rosary on her daughters name Doreen Aluoch at plague with the names of victims of the August 7, 1998 US embassy bombing at the Kenya's capital Nairobi during the 20th commemoration at the memorial park, Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya, Tanzania mark 20 years since US embassy bombings

Kenyans and Tanzanians on Tuesday marked the 20th anniversary of the al-Qaida bombings of the U.S. embassies in their countries that killed more than 250 people, with hundreds of local survivors calling on the U.S. government for compensation.

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FILE - This July 25, 2018, file photo shows Donald Trump's vandalized star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. The West Hollywood City Council has unanimously approved a resolution seeking to remove President Donald Trump's star from the Hollywo

Remove Trump star from Hollywood Walk of Fame

The West Hollywood City Council has unanimously approved a resolution seeking the removal of Donald Trump's star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame for the president's "disturbing treatment of women and other actions."

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In this frame grab taken from a video released by the Italian police, the moment a truck that was transporting flammable substances explodes after colliding with another truck on a highway in the outskirts of Bologna, Italy.

Gas truck explodes on Italian highway; 2 dead, scores hurt

A tanker truck carrying a highly flammable gas exploded Monday after rear-ending a stopped truck on a crowded highway near the northern Italian city of Bologna.

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A woman burns a stick of incense at the cenotaph dedicated to the victims of atomic bombing at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan.

Hiroshima marks 73rd anniversary of atomic bombing in WWII

Hiroshima marked the anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing with a somber ceremony Monday to remember the people killed and injured and a call to eliminate nuclear weapons amid hopes of denuclearizing North Korea.

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Iran Air's new commercial aircrafts are parked at Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Iran.

Iran receives more airplanes ahead of renewed US sanctions

Iran acquired five new commercial aircraft on Sunday, a day before the U.S. begins restoring sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear accord with world powers.

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Police at the scene of debris on top of a motorcycle after an earthquake in Bali, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. A strong earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least three people and shaking neighboring Bali, on

Powerful quake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island, 39 dead

A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least 39 people and shaking neighboring Bali, one week after another quake on Lombok killed more than a dozen.

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Drones armed with explosives detonated near Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as he gave a speech to hundreds of soldiers in Caracas on Saturday but the socialist leader was unharmed, according to the government. (Xinhua via AP)

Venezuela's Maduro: Drone attack was attempt to kill him

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro dodged an apparent assassination attempt when drones armed with explosives detonated while he was delivering a speech to hundreds of soldiers being broadcast live on television, officials said.

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President Donald Trump, right, greets Senate candidate Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., during a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. More than 2,600 candidates are running in the midterm elections. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

GOP grumbles as Donald Trump reshapes midterm campaigns

President Donald Trump's strategy of becoming aggressively involved in the midterm elections is prompting concern among some Republicans who worry he's complicating the political calculus for GOP candidates trying to outrun his popularity.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrives to attend the wedding of Charlie van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks at St Mary the Virgin Church in Frensham, England, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)

Royal couple at friend's wedding on Meghan's 37th birthday

Weeks after tying the knot themselves, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were at another wedding Saturday — this time as guests. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended the wedding of the prince's long-time friend Charlie van Straubenzee to videographer Daisy Jenks.

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Zimbabwean President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa prepares to address a press conference in Harare.

Zimbabwean president talks unity; challenger alleges fraud

The two news conferences embodied Zimbabwe's bitter political divisions: Riot police unsuccessfully tried to scuttle an appearance in a hotel garden by the opposition leader who said the country's election was a fraud, while the president spoke about a "flowering" of freedom and bipartisan unity from a red carpet in an elegant State House building.

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People cool themselves at a fountain at a park in Moscow, Russia.

Hot, dusty and on fire: Portugal's heatwave breaks records

Eight places in Portugal broke local temperature records Friday as a wave of heat from North Africa swept across the Iberian peninsula — and officials predicted the scorching temperatures could get even worse over the weekend.

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Police patrol outside the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission offices in Harare.

Zimbabwe's political crisis deepens after disputed election

The ruling party and the main opposition group both declared Thursday they won Zimbabwe's presidential election ahead of an imminent announcement of the official result, deepening a political crisis that was worsened by deadly rioting in the capital.

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U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, in Singapore.

Trump receives new letter from Kim Jong Un, sends his reply

The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump received a new letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and responded quickly with a letter of his own.

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Red Cross workers and rescue workers carry an injured person on a stretcher, right, as airline workers, left, walk away from the site where an Aeromexico airliner crashed in a field near the airport in Durango.

Mexico airliner crashes and burns, but all aboard survive

An Aeromexico jetliner crashed while taking off during a severe storm in northern Mexico on Tuesday, smacking down in a field nearly intact then catching fire, but officials said everyone on board escaped alive.

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A torn campaign poster of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa is seen on a wall in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Photo/AP

Zimbabwe says election is clean; opposition is skeptical

Zimbabwe's election took an uneasy turn Tuesday when the opposition alleged results were not posted outside one-fifth of polling stations as required by law, and the electoral commission said the impatient nation would have to wait longer to learn who will be its next president.

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People cool off at the Idroscalo artificial lake in Milan, Italy.

Animals, crops and people all suffer amid Europe's heatwave

The heatwave gripping large stretches of Europe has already been blamed for deadly forest fires and crop failures. Now freshwater fish could be its next victims.

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Ahed Tamimi sits in the backyard of her family house in the West Bank village of Nebi Saleh, near Ramallah, Monday, July 30, 2018. Tamimi has vowed to keep demonstrating against the Israeli occupation and says she expects to have a

Palestinian teen icon says she has a 'political future'

Teenage Palestinian protester Ahed Tamimi on Monday vowed to keep demonstrating against the Israeli occupation and said she expects to have a "political future."

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A man walks debris from destroyed houses in an area affected by an earthquake at Sajang village, Sembalun, East Lombok, Indonesia.

Hundreds stranded on Indonesian mountain after earthquake

Hundreds of tourists stranded on Mount Rinjani on the Indonesian island of Lombok by an earthquake that killed 16 people and triggered landslides are making their way off the mountain, shaken by their experience but mostly unharmed, an official said Monday.

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Orthodox faithful attend a memorial service for the victims of a forest fire, inside a church at Mati village, east of Athens, Sunday, July 29, 2018. Hundreds of worshippers attended a memorial service in Mati for the dozens who perished in a wildfire tha

Death toll from Greek wildfire reaches 91 as village grieves

Fire officials in Greece raised the death toll from a wildfire that raged through a coastal area east of Athens to 91 and reported that 25 people were missing Sunday, six days after Europe's deadliest forest fire in more than a century.

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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, left, and New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters address a press conference after their meeting at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.

EU says encouraging trade with Iran is crucial to nuke deal

The European Union's foreign policy chief encouraged companies to do more business with Iran despite new U.S. sanctions, saying Tehran had upheld its commitments under the deal to limit its nuclear program.

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An unidentified young boy places a bouquet of flowers on a pile of tributes outside the home where a pregnant woman and her two daughters lived Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Frederick, Colo. The woman's husband has been arrested in the disappearance of the

Colorado husband arrested in deaths of wife, 2 little girls

After his pregnant wife and two daughters disappeared, Christopher Watts stood on his porch in Colorado and lamented to reporters how much he missed them.

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