Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives at a parole office with a security guard in Vancouver.

China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

China on Tuesday demanded the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington in a case that has severely damaged Beijing's relations with Ottawa.

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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, left, arrives at Robert Mugabe International Airport in Harare.

Zimbabwe leader: Violence by security forces 'unacceptable'

Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday said "unacceptable" violence by security forces will be investigated after a days-long crackdown on economic unrest, while a doctor said the 12 documented deaths and more than 300 people wounded are likely "are just a fraction of the actual victims."

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In this Jan. 17, 2019, photo, women take a selfie as others tour at the Yu Garden decorated with pig statues for Lunar New Year in Shanghai.

China's 2018 economic growth sinks to 3-decade low

 China's economic growth hit a three-decade low in 2018, adding to pressure on Beijing to beef up stimulus measures and settle a tariff war with Washington.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May.

UK leader unveils Brexit Plan B, looks a lot like Plan A

British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her Brexit Plan B on Monday — and it looks a lot like Plan A.

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The ground is scorched where an oil pipeline exploded in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo state, Mexico.

Death toll reaches 79 in Mexico fuel pipeline fire horror

People in the town where a gasoline explosion killed at least 79 people say the section of pipeline that gushed fuel has been a habitual gathering site for thieves, repeatedly damaged and patched like a trusty pair of jeans.

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In this Aug. 26, 2016 photo, former Bishop of Oran Gustavo Zanchetta participates in negotiations with border workers in Oran, Salta, Argentina.

Ex-deputy to Argentine bishop says Vatican knew of misdeeds

The Vatican received information in 2015 and 2017 that an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis had taken naked selfies, exhibited "obscene" behavior and had been accused of misconduct with seminarians, his former vicar general told The Associated Press, undermining Vatican claims that allegations of sexual abuse were only made a few months ago.

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File-This jan. 10, 2019, file photo shows opposition candidate Martin Fayulu speaking to the press at his headquarters in Kinshasa, Congo.

Congo on brink of 1st peaceful transfer with Tshisekeid win

Congo is on the brink of its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960 after the Constitutional Court on Sunday confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, although questions remain about the result.

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FILE - This Friday, July 27, 2018 file photo shows a blood moon lunar eclipse from the Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Curtain rising Sunday night on total lunar eclipse

The celestial curtain will be rising soon on a lunar extravaganza. Sunday night, the Earth will slide directly between the moon and the sun, creating a total lunar eclipse. There won't be another until 2021.

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A black urn containing the ashes of slain Gdansk city Mayor Pawel Adamowicz placed in a niche at the city's basilica following his funeral attended by Poland's and European dignitaries, at St. Mary's Basislica in Gdansk, Poland, on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019

Archbishop calls for unity at slain Polish mayor's funeral

A Catholic archbishop and other speakers at the funeral Saturday of slain Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz urged an end to the political and social divisions in Poland, targeting some of their comments at the country's ruling right-wing party.

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President Donald Trump walks on the South Law upon arrival at the White House in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, after attending the casualty return at Dover Air Force Base, Del., for the remains of four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in S

Trump expected to float 'Dreamers' for border money proposal

Seeking a shutdown solution, President Donald Trump was expected to announce Saturday that in exchange for money for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall he was open to trading temporary protections for young people brought to America illegally as children. 

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Britain's Prince Philip waves to the public as he leaves after attending a Christmas day church service in Sandringham.

Britain's Prince Philip, 97, recovers after Land Rover crash

Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip was recovering at the royal Sandringham estate after the Land Rover he was driving rolled over on its side in a collision with another vehicle.

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North Korean official Kim Yong Chol, right, prepares to leave the Beijing International Airport in Beijing.

US and North Korea to hold talks on 2nd Trump-Kim summit

 High-level talks aimed at finalizing a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planned for this week in Washington, U.S. officials said Thursday.

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FILE - This Dec. 29, 1968 photo made available by NASA shows the large moon crater Goclenius, foreground, approximately 40 statute miles in diameter, and three clustered craters Magelhaens.

Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

Giant rocks from space are falling from the sky more than they used to, but don't worry.

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Supporters of Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro display a giant banner of him on his inauguration day in Brasilia, Brazil.

Brazil's Bolsonaro makes stumbling start as president

A few days after being inaugurated, new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced a tax increase, only to have his chief-of-staff say hours later that the boss "had been wrong."

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Pastor and activist Evan Mawarire arrives at the magistrates courts in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe pastor faces subversion charge amid economic unrest

A prominent Zimbabwe pastor and activist who faces a possible 20 years in prison on a subversion charge said Thursday it is "heartbreaking" to see the new government acting like that of former leader Robert Mugabe, as alarm grew about a violent crackdown on people protesting a dramatic rise in fuel prices.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May.

May wins no-confidence vote, but is still beset by Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday to remain in office — but saw more of her power ebb away as she battled to keep Brexit on track after lawmakers demolished her European Union divorce deal.

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Unidentified women console each other at the scene of a violent attack early Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe ta

Kenya says gunmen are killed in hotel attack; 14 victims die

All the gunmen who staged a deadly attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi were killed, Kenya's president said Wednesday, declaring an end to the brazen overnight siege that underscored the ability of al-Shabab extremists to strike despite military setbacks.

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In this frame grab from Iranian state TV, a video, a rocket carrying a Payam satellite is launched at Imam Khomeini Space Center, a facility under the control of the country's Defense Ministry, in Semnan province, Iran.

Iran satellite fails to reach orbit in US-criticized launch

An Iranian satellite-carrying rocket blasted off into space Tuesday, but scientists failed to put the device into orbit in a launch criticized by the United States as helping the Islamic Republic further develop its ballistic missile program.

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Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun makes a public statement in Toronto.

Saudi teen says wants to work for freedom for women

A Saudi teen whose flight from her allegedly abusive family captured global attention said Tuesday she wants to work in support of freedom for women around the world for years to come.

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U.S.-bound migrants walk along the roadside as they leave San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

New migrant caravan sets out from Honduras for US

Hundreds of Hondurans trekked out of a violent northern city Tuesday, part of a new caravan of migrants hoping to reach the United States or Mexico, following in the path of another group last year that U.S. President Donald Trump turned into a hot political issue during the U.S. midterm elections.

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FILE - This Sept. 9, 2015, file photo shows Mungau Dain in Venice, Italy. Dain had never considered acting before he starred in the Oscar-nominated film “Tanna.” He got the role because his elders decided he was the best-looking guy in their traditional v

Humble Pacific island movie star Mungau Dain dies in mid-20s

Mungau Dain had never considered acting before he starred in the Oscar-nominated film "Tanna." He got the role because his elders decided he was the best-looking guy in their traditional village on the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. They would later describe him as their answer to Brad Pitt.

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President Donald Trump speaks about the partial government shutdown, immigration and border security in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, in Washington.

Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn't budge Democrats

Thirty-one days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he'd billed as a compromise.

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