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Former pro wrestler Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka dies at 73

Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, a former professional wrestler who earlier this month was found not competent to stand trial in the 1983 death of his girlfriend, has died. He was 73.

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Asian elephants perform for the final time in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Providence, R.I. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will end

Nowhere left to run away to: The final days of the circus

Goodbye to death-defying feats — daring young men (and women) on the flying trapeze, whip-wielding lion tamers, human cannonballs. Goodbye to the scent of peanuts and popcorn, the thrill of three rings, the jaunty bum-bum-dadadada of circus music.

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Passengers in an inflatable raft move away from an Airbus 320 US Airways aircraft that has gone down in the Hudson River in New York.

'Miracle on the Hudson' legacy: 70,000 slain birds

Birds took the blame for bringing down the jetliner that "Sully" Sullenberger landed on the Hudson River eight years ago this weekend. They have been paying for it with their lives ever since.

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People inspect a bridge destroyed by Islamic State militants in a neighborhood recently liberated from Islamic State on the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq.

Iraqi forces in IS battle raise flag over Mosul University

Iraqi special forces raised the Iraqi flag above buildings within the Mosul University complex Friday as they battled Islamic State militants for control of the city, according to senior Iraqi officers and the U.S.-led coalition.

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A man pushes a woman in a wheelchair in their neighborhood that was recently liberated from Islamic State militants as life begins to return to the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017.

In eastern Mosul, small signs of progress amid the fighting

Small stalls and carts have sprung up outside the bombed-out buildings in eastern Mosul, selling meat and vegetables, cigarettes and cellphones to the thousands of civilians still living in neighborhoods where the Iraqi military has driven out the Islamic State group.

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Customers look at eggs at a discount store in Seoul, South Korea.

Bird flu-plagued South Korea agrees to buy US eggs

South Korea is in the throes of a bird flu outbreak and for the first time has asked the United States to ship it shell eggs.

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This image made from video released by the Taliban on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 shows an Australian identified as Timothy Weekes making a statement on camera while in captivity.

Taliban release video showing American, Australian captives

The Taliban have released a video showing an American and an Australian who were kidnapped in August, the first time they've been seen since their abduction.

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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim speaks during a panel discussion at the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings at IMF headquarters in Washington.

World Bank forecasting brighter prospects for 2017

The World Bank is forecasting the global economy will accelerate slightly in 2017 after turning in the worst performance last year since the 2008 financial crisis.

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Hillary Clinton.

In subtle rebuke to Trump, Clinton extols diplomacy

Hillary Clinton, making a rare public appearance after her presidential election loss, offered an impassioned tribute to the power of diplomacy on Tuesday evening, saying the United States will "weather every storm on the horizon" by staying true to its "universal values."

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Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Roof is escorted from the Cleveland County Courthouse in Shelby, N.C. Relatives of Tywanza Sanders are slated to be the last to testify Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Roof’s federal sentencing trial.

Church gunman tells jury he still feels he 'had to do it'

Dylann Roof threw away one last chance to plead for his life in front of the jurors who convicted him of killing nine black churchgoers, telling them Tuesday: "I still feel like I had to do it."

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Israelis mourn during the funeral of 20-year-old Lt. Yael Yekutiel at Kiryat Shaul military cemetery in Tel Aviv. Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. Yekutiel was one of four killed when a Palestinian drove a truck into a group of Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem Sunday.

UN chief condemns Israel attack, says it mustn't deter talks

The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemns the "terrorist attack" that killed four Israeli soldiers but believes it shouldn't be allowed to undermine the necessity of restarting restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

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Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, speaks with French journalists in Damascus, Syria.

Syria's Assad ready to 'negotiate everything' with rebels

Syrian President Bashar Assad said in remarks published Monday that he was prepared "to negotiate everything" at planned talks later this month in Kazakhstan, seeking to cast himself as a peacemaker after his forces' recapture of Aleppo last month.

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A heavy police presence was at the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after it re-opened Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017.

TMZ releases video it says depicts Florida airport shooting

TMZ has released video footage that the website says shows the initial seconds of the deadly airport shooting in Florida last week.

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Israeli police investigates the scene of an attack in Jerusalem Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017.

Truck attack kills 4 Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem

A Palestinian truck driver on Sunday rammed his vehicle into a crowd of Israeli soldiers at a popular Jerusalem tourist spot, killing four people and wounding 17 others in the deadliest single attack of more than a year of Israeli-Palestinian violence.

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Ghana President elect Nana Akufo-Addo during his inauguration ceremony in Accra, Ghana, Saturday Jan. 7, 2017.

Ghana's new president, vice president peacefully sworn in

Ghana's newly elected President Nana Akufo-Addo was sworn into office Saturday in a peaceful handoff of power that stood out in a region facing political crises.

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Director of National Intelligence James Clapper listens to questions while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Trump: Only 'stupid' people, fools oppose better Russia ties

President-elect Donald Trump said Saturday that "only 'stupid' people or fools" would dismiss closer ties with Russia, and he seemed unswayed after his classified briefing on an intelligence report that accused Moscow of meddling on his behalf in the election that catapulted him to power.

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In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier during its mission in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Russia role in Syria undiminished despite latest withdrawal

Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to cast himself as a peacemaker in Syria, after his military proved to be the difference in the battle for Aleppo.

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A man digs a grave for an inmate killed in a prison riot at the Parque Taruma cemetery in Manaus, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017.

Brazil's Temer calls killings of 60 inmates "an accident"

After days of silence, Brazilian President Michel Temer said on Thursday that the killing of 60 inmates in two Amazon prisons was a "dreadful accident" and that public agencies have no clear responsibility because the prison where most died was run by a private company.

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Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, right, with Defense Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Marcel Lettre II, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.

US official says Russia undoubtedly meddled in US election

America's top intelligence official said Thursday that Russia undoubtedly interfered in America's 2016 presidential election but stopped short of using the explosive description "an act of war," telling lawmakers such a call isn't within the purview of the U.S. intelligence community.

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File image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok.

Nigeria finds Chibok girl kidnapped by Boko Haram, with baby

Soldiers interrogating captured Boko Haram suspects have found one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by the extremist group nearly three years ago, along with her baby, Nigeria's military said Thursday.

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Man accused of biting during Hawaii flight to be sentenced

A man accused of biting a Hawaiian Airlines employee during a July flight from American Samoa to Hawaii is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday for interfering with a flight crew.

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President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump shake hands following their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

In Trump, man elected by Americans is president they'll get

After 10 weeks, dozens of tweets and one rollicking news conference, Donald Trump's transition into the White House has left little doubt that the man Americans elected in November is the president they'll get.

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