Yolanda Mendiola, mother of crew member Leandro Cisneros of the missing ARA San Juan submarine, holds a photos of her son, outside the navy base in Mar del Plata, Argentina, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. The sign reads in Spanish:

Missing sub crew families ask Argentina to continue rescue

Families of 44 crew members aboard a submarine that has been lost for 16 days in the South Atlantic demanded Friday that Argentina reverse its decision to stop looking for survivors.

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Slobodan Praljak brings a bottle to his lips, during a Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. Praljak yelled,

Dutch autopsy shows dead war criminal had cyanide in system

A former Croatian general who died after swallowing a liquid at a war crimes hearing in the Netherlands had cyanide in his system, Dutch prosecutors said after an autopsy was performed Friday.

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Pope Francis gestures as he visits the National Martyrs' Memorial of Bangladesh in Savar, outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Pope demands 'decisive measures' to resolve Rohingya exodus

Pope Francis demanded Thursday that the international community take "decisive measures" to resolve the causes of the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, breaking his recent silence over what the United Nations has declared to be a textbook case of "ethnic cleansing."

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This Nov. 29, 2017, image provided by the North Korean government on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, third from left, and what the North Korean government calls the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile, in North Ko

What North Korean photos say about new ballistic missile

North Korea released dozens of photos Thursday of the Hwasong-15, a new intercontinental ballistic missile it claims can reach any target in the continental United States.

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A man watches a TV screen showing a local news program reporting with a file footage of North Korea's missile launch, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. After 2 ½ months of relative peace, North Korea launched it

Trump calls North Korea's Kim 'a sick puppy'

President Donald Trump can't resist taking a dig at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, even when selling tax reform. After calling the Republican tax plan "rocket fuel" for the American economy, Trump digressed with an aside on "Little Rocket Man," calling Kim "a sick puppy."

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Saudi Press Agency, British Prime Minister Theresa May meets Saudi King Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. May traveled to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday night to meet the king and his assertive 32-year-old son, Crown Prince Mohammed

Britain's May in Saudi Arabia after surprise stop in Iraq

 British Prime Minister Theresa May traveled to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday night and met King Salman and his assertive 32-year-old son who now stands next in line for the throne, capping a day that saw her make a surprise visit to Iraq.

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Mahboobeh Zeinali, who is HIV-positive, attends an acting class at Reviving Values aid group institute in Tehran, Iran. “Everybody has a very bad attitude toward this disease,” she says. “They even think if they wash their hand where I do they can be infe

Iran challenges taboos as HIV infections from sex rise

In a square in a poor eastern Tehran neighborhood known for its drug addicts and dealers, psychologist Atefeh Azimi draws another drop of blood from a worried passer-by's finger.

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RETRANSMISSION WITH TRANSLATION - A man watches a TV screen showing a local news program reporting North Korea's missile launch at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea.

NKorea launches ICBM in possibly its longest-range test yet

After 2 ½ months of relative peace, North Korea launched its most powerful weapon yet early Wednesday, a presumed intercontinental ballistic missile that could put Washington and the entire eastern U.S. seaboard within range.

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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose for the media in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London.

Spring wedding at Windsor Castle for Prince Harry and Markle

It will be a spring wedding on the glorious grounds of Windsor Castle for love-struck Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, right, is escorted by police as she arrives for a court hearing at the Shah Alam court house in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017.

Doctor: Kim Jong Nam's underwear soiled, pupils contracted

A Malaysian doctor testified Monday at the trial of two young women accused of murdering the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader that the victim's pupils contracted and his underwear was soiled with feces, both signs of poisoning.

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In this Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, photo, an unidentified boat is pictured in Oga, Akita prefecture, northern Japan after being washed ashore.

Japan on alert as boats thought to be from North Korea found

Japan is stepping up patrols and urging local authorities and fishermen to be on the alert after several boats thought to be from North Korea, some carrying dead bodies, were found on its northern coast.

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A villager leads his cows to a filed with Mount Agung volcano erupting in the background in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia.

Bali volcano spits ash 2 ½ miles in the sky, airport closed

A volcano with a deadly history continued to erupt Tuesday on Bali, one of the world's most popular resort islands, spitting ash 4,000 meters (2 ½ miles) high and stranding tens of thousands of tourists for a second day.

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A woman who fell begs for mercy during clashes between rock-throwing supporters of President Uhuru Kenyatta and police at his inauguration ceremony after they tried to storm through gates to get in and were tear-gassed, at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi.

President vows to unite Kenyans but deadly clashes continue

President Uhuru Kenyatta vowed at his inauguration Tuesday to unite Kenyans after months of election turmoil, but violence flared anew as police shot dead at least three people, including a child, when opposition supporters tried to hold a memorial for dozens killed in earlier protests.

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A family on a motorcycle passes by the Mount Agung volcano erupting in the background in Karangasem, Indonesia, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017.

Indonesia volcano forces mass evacuation, shuts Bali airport

Indonesian authorities ordered 100,000 people to flee Monday from an erupting volcano on Bali that forced the island's international airport to close, stranding large numbers of travelers.

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Pope Francis is greeted by young children in traditional clothes upon his arrival at Yangon's airport, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017.

Pope dives into Rohingya crisis upon arrival in Myanmar

Pope Francis opened a diplomatically fraught trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh on Monday by immediately diving into the crisis over Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims: He met with the country's military chief, even before beginning the official program of his trip.

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People gather in front of the government headquarters at the start of a protest in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. Thousands have protested in Romania's capital and other major cities against planned changes to the justice system they say will

US criticizes plans to weaken Romania anti-corruption fight

The U.S. State Department has expressed concern about planned legislation it says could weaken Romania's fight against corruption.

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Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle pose for photographers during a photocall in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London, Monday Nov. 27, 2017. Britain's royal palace says Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle are engaged and will mar

Harry, Markle hope to start a family

The Latest on the engagement of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Prince Harry says he and Meghan Markle hope to start family in the future. Harry said "one step at a time" when asked about plans for having children.

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Discarded shoes of victims remain outside Al-Rawda Mosque in Bir al-Abd northern Sinai, Egypt.

Egyptian village where mosque was attacked had been warned

Elders of a village in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula where militants killed 305 people in a mosque had been warned by Islamic State operatives to stop collaborating with security forces and to suspend rituals associated with Islam's mystical Sufi movement, security officials and residents said Sunday.

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Fidelis Mukonori, a Catholic priest who mediated talks with Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe, prays inside the sacristy after mass in Chishawasha, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017.

Mugabe was relieved after quitting, Zimbabwean mediator says

Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe knew it was "the end of the road" days before he quit, and appeared relieved when he signed his resignation letter after 37 years in power, a Catholic priest who mediated talks leading to his ouster said Sunday.

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Women fill the seats during a special conference on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, held at the Lower Chamber of the Italian Parliament, in Rome, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

France to tackle violence on women; Italy grapples with same

French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday launched an initiative to combat violence and harassment against women in France, aiming to erase a sense of shame that breeds silence among victims and changing what he said is the country's sexist culture.

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Region

Members of parliament, from left, Cathy McGowan, Adam Brandt and Andrew Wilkie celebrate the passing of the Marriage Amendment Bill in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra.

Australian Parliament allows same-sex marriages

Australia's Parliament voted Thursday to allow same-sex marriage across the nation, following a bitter debate settled by a much-criticized government survey of voters that strongly endorsed change.

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Firefighters monitor the Thomas fire as it burns through Los Padres National Forest near Ojai, Calif., on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up

 A powerful flare-up on the western edge of Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames churned through old-growth brush in canyons and along hillsides toward coastal towns.

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