Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford speaks with a Chinese official before boarding his plane at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, to travel to Shenyang, China to observe a Chinese Military Exercise.

China tells US, North Korea to 'hit the brakes' on threats

China is telling the U.S. and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on threatening words and actions and work toward a peaceful resolution of their dispute, in a sign of growing concern over the standoff on the part of Pyongyang's only major ally.

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In this Sept. 12, 1958 file photo, Beverly Wysocki, top, and Marie Graskamp, right, emerge from a new family-type bomb shelter on display in Milwaukee, Wis.

Back to bomb shelters? North Korea threats revive nuke fears

After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the era of nuclear nightmares — of the atomic arms race, of backyard bomb shelters, of schoolchildren diving under desks to practice their survival skills in the event of an attack — seemed to finally, thankfully, fade into history.

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Volunteers search for bodies from the scene of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent, just outside of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.

More than 300 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslides

Fatmata Kamara had just stepped outside her house before dawn Monday when she saw the muddy hillside collapsing above her. The only thing she could do was run.

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President Donald Trump speaks during an event to sign a memorandum calling for a trade investigation of China.

Trump seeks probe by his trade office of China's practices

Even as he seeks Beijing's help on North Korea, President Donald Trump asked his trade office on Monday to consider investigating China for the alleged theft of American technology and intellectual property.

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In this Monday, June 19, 2017, photo, a person types on a laptop keyboard, in North Andover, Mass.

One-fifth of Americans find workplace hostile or threatening

The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile. So concludes an in-depth study of 3,066 U.S. workers by the Rand Corp., Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga make fire barricades to block the road at Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.

Death toll rises amid Kenya's rioting over disputed vote

In an escalation of Kenya's deadly election violence, police on Saturday fired live ammunition at rioters and used tear gas on vehicles carrying opposition officials trying to enter a Nairobi slum where they have strong support.

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A PAC-3 interceptor unit arrives at a garrison of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force in Kaita, Hiroshima prefecture, southwestern Japan, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.

Xi calls for calm after Trump says US is 'locked and loaded'

Chinese President Xi Jinping made a plea for cool-headedness over escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea in a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday, urging both sides to avoid words or actions that could worsen the situation.

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A man transports eggs at a processing plant in Gaesti, southern Romania, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. The European Union said Friday that it plans to hold an extraordinary meeting late next month over a growing tainted egg scandal as it revealed that products c

Widening egg scandal hits 17 countries in Europe

The European Union said Friday that it plans to hold an extraordinary meeting late next month over a growing tainted egg scandal as it revealed that products contaminated with an insecticide have now spread to 17 countries.

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In this Saturday, April 15, 2017, file photo, what analysts believe could be the North Korean Hwasong 12 is paraded across Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Trump: NKorea 'will regret it fast' if acts against US ally

President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "will regret it fast" if he continues his threats to U.S. territories and allies, in another warning that the U.S. is willing to act swiftly against the nuclear-armed nation.

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Protesters who had been engaged all day in clashes with riot police, erupt in celebration after hearing news from an opposition press conference which they interpreted as meaning opposition leader Raila Odinga would become president.

Kenya election dispute intensifies with conflicting claims

A dispute over Kenya's presidential election intensified Thursday when supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga said an unofficial tally showed that he won — a claim that conflicted with a provisional official result that put incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta in the lead.

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Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience, in St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican.

Pope Francis to Belgian Catholics: Stop offering euthanasia

Pope Francis has ordered a Belgian Catholic charity to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals.

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A man watches a television screen showing U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. North Korea has announced a detailed plan to

In new threat, Trump demands NKorea 'get their act together'

President Donald Trump issued a new threat to North Korea on Thursday, demanding that Kim Jong Un's government "get their act together" or face extraordinary trouble. He said his previous "fire and fury" warning to Pyongyang might have been too mild.

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Photo released by police of the place where a man identified as identified as Lukasz Pawel Herba, a Polish citizen with British residency, held a young British model, who thought she was coming to Milan for a photo shoot, but instead was drugged, hustled

Lawyer: UK model's 'strange' tale of Italian kidnap is true

Chloe Ayling's ordeal sounds like a tale spawned by nightmares of the evil that lurks online.

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EU flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

France to analyze eggs after EU urges checks in 4 countries

Experts are analyzing contaminated egg products imported from the Netherlands to two establishments in France, one of four countries the European Union notified Monday that some eggs contaminated with an insecticide may have crossed their borders.

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FILE - In this April 23, 1991 file photo, Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana, laugh together during their visit to an iron ore mine near Carajas, Brazil.

Ex-bodyguard: Diana would have 'loved' candid documentary

Producers of a new documentary about Princess Diana say it offers insight. Critics say it's nothing but exploitation. But a former bodyguard says Diana would have been pleased that candid recordings of her are being broadcast in Britain for the first time.

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Russia's Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks during the ASEAN-Russia Ministerial meeting in the 50th ASEAN Regional Forum in suburban Pasay city southeast of Manila, Philippines Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017.

Russia ready for more engagement with US, despite sanctions

Russia's top diplomat said Sunday his country was ready for more engagement with the United States on North Korea, Syria, Ukraine and other pressing matters, even as Moscow braced for new sanctions from the Trump administration.

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A Palestinian barber gives a customer a haircut as a TV set shows a demonstration in Egypt, on the Al Jazeera channel, at a barber shop in Jerusalem's Old city.

Joining Arab states, Israel says it plans to ban Al-Jazeera

Israel said Sunday it plans to ban Qatar's flagship Al-Jazeera network from operating in the country over allegations it incites violence, joining Arab nations that have shut down the broadcaster amid a separate political dispute.

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FILE - In this April 22, 2015 file photo, a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey comes in for a landing at Miami International Airport before a presidential visit, in Miami.

3 US Marines missing after aircraft crashes off Australia

Search and rescue operations were underway for three U.S. Marines who were missing after their Osprey aircraft crashed into the sea off the east coast of Australia on Saturday while trying to land.

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In this October 2013 photo, Audemio Orozco-Ramirez speaks during an interview in Helena, Mont., about a sexual assault he says he experienced at the Jefferson County jail in Boulder, Mont.

Man to be deported after settling claims over jailhouse rape

U.S. immigration authorities arrested a man Wednesday and plan to deport him to Mexico just months after he settled claims that he was raped in a Montana jail while previously awaiting deportation proceedings, the man's attorney said.

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Opposition lawmakers shout

Venezuelans lead firm that cried foul on Venezuela election

Electronic voting company Smartmatic was quick to blow the whistle on electoral fraud by the government of Venezuela, one of its oldest clients, because the credibility of the company and possibly its future depended on it.

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Region

Visitors sit on a tour bus in Tumon, Guam Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.

Guam's tourism popularity unhurt by North Korea threats

Tourists haven't been deterred from visiting the tropical island of Guam even though the U.S. territory has been the target of threats from North Korea during a week of angry words exchanged by Pyongyang and Washington. Chiho Tsuchiya of Japan heard the news, but she decided to come anyway with her husband and two children.

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives to speak about the release of the 2016 annual report on International Religious Freedom, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at the State Department in Washington.

US decries Islamic State 'genocide' of Christians, others

The Trump administration denounced the Islamic State group on Tuesday for carrying out "genocide" against Christians and other religious minorities in areas under its control.

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