In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, photo, video showing Chinese President Xi Jinping handling an assault rifle is shown at an exhibition highlighting China's achievements under five years of his leadership at the Beijing Exhibition Hall in Beijing.

Make China Great Again! Xi leads China into muscular new era

In this summer's "Wolf Warrior II," Chinese action star Wu Jing portrays a tough super-patriot who rescues both fellow countrymen and oppressed Africans with help from the People's Liberation Army.

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This photo from an anonymous source provided by the Dutch Public Prosecution's Office (OM) and Joint Criminal Investigation Team (JIT), shows a Buk-Telar missile launching system probably taken on July 17, 2014, in the town of Makeevka, Ukraine.

MH17 investigators appeal for information about Buk photo

An international team investigating the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine appealed Thursday for information about a photograph which prosecutors believe features the Buk rocket that blew the passenger jet out of the sky, killing all 298 on board.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russia's Putin: Trump's foes have blocked his agenda

President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump's political foes in the U.S. have tried to prevent him from fulfilling his campaign promises.

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A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) defuses a bomb left by Islamic State militants at the stadium that was the site of IS fighters' last stand in the city of Raqqa, Syria, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.

US-backed Syrian forces clear Raqqa after driving out IS

U.S.-backed Syrian forces were removing land mines and clearing roads in the northern city of Raqqa on Wednesday, a day after commanders said they had driven the Islamic State group from its de facto capital.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the 19th Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.

Xi says China's prospects are bright but challenges severe

Chinese President Xi Jinping trumpeted his nation's prospects as bright but made a rare acknowledgement of severe economic challenges as he opened the Communist Party's twice-a-decade national congress on Wednesday.

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South Korean Air Forces' KF-16 fighters perform during the press day of the 2017 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition at Seoul Airport in Seongnam, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.

S. Korea and US begin naval drills amid North Korean threat

South Korean and U.S. troops began five days of naval drills on Monday after North Korea renewed its threat to fire missiles near the American territory of Guam.

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, left, and Japan's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Shinsuke Sugiyama shake hands prior to their bilateral meeting at Iikura Guest House in Tokyo.

US, Japan agree to maximize diplomatic pressure on N. Korea

U.S. and Japanese diplomats agreed Tuesday to maximize pressure on North Korea to resolve tensions over its nuclear program, while citing the need to be prepared for the worst if diplomacy fails.

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Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz.

Austria's Sebastian Kurz preaches change, faces challenges

Young, dynamic and preaching renewal, Austria's next likely leader, the 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is already inviting comparisons with French President Emmanuel Macron.

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Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz.

Austria's Kurz would join growing lineup of young leaders

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz is set to become Europe's youngest leader after his right-wing party won a general election Sunday. Kurz turned 31 in August.

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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping arrive for a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.

Administration does not brand China currency manipulator

The Trump administration on Tuesday once again declined to label China a currency manipulator, even though Donald Trump repeatedly pledged during last year's presidential campaign that he would do so as soon as he took office.

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The wreckage of the car of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia lies next to a road in the town of Mosta, Malta, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.

Bomb kills journalist who exposed Malta's ties to tax havens

A Maltese investigative journalist who exposed the island nation's links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers was killed Monday when a bomb exploded in her car, the prime minister said.

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USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier arrives in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

North Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'

North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment."

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, Politburo Standing Committee member Wang Qishan, center, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attend a ceremony marking Martyrs' Day at Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

China's Xi looks to extend power at Communist Party congress

Having bested his rivals, Chinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its twice-a-decade national congress on Wednesday.

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This image made from a video shows Iraqi soldiers on military vehicles in the Qatash area towards Kirkuk gas plant, south of Kirkuk, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.

Kurds withdraw as Iraqi forces push into disputed Kirkuk

Kurdish forces were withdrawing from Kirkuk on Monday as Iraqi federal forces moved in to the disputed city and seized oil fields and other infrastructure amid soaring tensions over last month's Kurdish vote for independence.

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Volunteers use a water hose to fight a wild fire raging near houses in the outskirts of Obidos, Portugal, in the early hours of Monday, Oct. 16 2017.

Portugal wildfires kill at least 35; 4 dead in Spain

Late season wildfires that broke out over the weekend in Portugal have killed at least 35 people, including a 1-month-old infant, authorities said Monday, making 2017 by far the deadliest year on record for forest blazes in the country.

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Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, head of Austrian People's Party, talks to the media after casting his vote in Vienna, Austria.

Election produces likely right turn, young leader in Austria

Austria's 31-year-old foreign minister declared victory for his party Sunday in a national election that set him up to become Europe's youngest leader and puts the country on course for a rightward turn.

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Germany Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble speaks with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde during the Monetary Fund (IMF) Governors group photo at the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings in Washington.

Improving world economy still needs help from low rates

The world economy is the healthiest it's been in years but could still use a little help from low-interest rates and higher government spending from countries that can afford it, the International Monetary Fund says.

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Somalis remove the body of a man killed in Saturday's blast, in Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.

231 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia's history

The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia's capital killed at least 231 people with more than 275 injured, a senator said Sunday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The toll could continue to rise.

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A Somali soldier helps a civilian who was wounded in a blast in the capital of Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017.

Huge blast rocks Somalia's capital; police say 20 killed

A huge explosion from a truck bomb killed 20 people in Somalia's capital, police said Saturday, as shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they'd heard in years.

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UNESCO'S new elected director-general France's Audrey Azoulay smiles as she arrives the council hall at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017.

France's Audrey Azoulay wins vote to be next UNESCO chief

UNESCO's executive board on Friday chose former French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay to be the U.N. cultural agency's next leader over a Qatari candidate in an unusually heated race overshadowed by Mideast tensions.

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Region

Guam has 167,000 people, meaning there is about one stray dog for every seven residents.

Guam struggles to deal with island's 25,000 stray dogs

Guam residents could be required to spay their pet dogs and permanently identify them with microchips as part of a plan to reduce the island's population of about 25,000 stray dogs.

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FILE - In this April 2014 file image frame grab from video, provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a test at the FAAs technical center in Atlantic City, N.J.

US: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire.

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