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Photo, Video Gallery: Mexican Prison Riot, Fire

Relatives of inmates stand outside the Topo Chico prison, where a riot broke out around midnight, in Monterrey, Mexico, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Dozens of inmates were killed and several injured in a brutal fight between two rival factions at the prison in northern Mexico, the state governor said. (AP Photo/Emilio Vazquez)
Relatives of inmates stand outside the Topo Chico prison, where a riot broke out around midnight, in Monterrey, Mexico, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Dozens of inmates were killed and several injured in a brutal fight between two rival factions at the prison in northern Mexico, the state governor said. (AP Photo/Emilio Vazquez)

Dozens of people are reportedly dead, and many more injured, after the riot at Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, northeastern Mexico. Inmates’ relatives were reportedly...


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  • Emergency rescuers continue to search for the missing in a collapsed building from an earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan, on Feb. 7, 2016. Rescuers on Sunday found signs of live within the remains of the high-rise residential building that collapsed in a powerful, shallow earthquake in southern Taiwan that killed at least 18 people and injured hundreds. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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  • A rioter tries to throw a litter bin at police on a street in Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Hong Kong Activists, Police Clash Over Holiday Food Stalls

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  • North Korean guide Kim Won Ho speaks near a photo depicting the 2009 satellite rocket launch at the Three Revolutions exhibition hall in Pyongyang, North Korea, on April 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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  • North Koreans gather at the Kim Il-Sung Square to celebrate a satellite launch in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Feb. 8, 2016. People in Pyongyang danced and watched fireworks the day after a rocket launch that has been strongly condemned by many countries around the world. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

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  • Army soldiers guard the rescue staging area around a collapsed building complex in Tainan, Taiwan, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. More than 100 people are believed to be still buried in the collapsed building from a disaster that struck during the most important family holiday in the Chinese calendar — the Lunar New Year holiday. (AP Photo/Gladys Tsai)

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  • South Korean army soldiers watch a TV news program with a file footage about North Korea's rocket launch at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    North Korea Praises Rocket; Others View as Covert Missile Test

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  • President Barack Obama (R) meets with General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong of Vietnam in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on July 7, 2015. Obama met with Vietnam's Communist Party chief about better relations between the two countries. (Martin H. Simon/Getty Images)

    A Window of Opportunity for Reforms in Vietnam

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    Police Arrest Man Who Stole $10K Worth of Magic: The Gathering Cards

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  • Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall addresses a news conference in Regina on Jan. 23, 2016. The Saskatchewan government is proposing to have oil and gas workers who have lost their jobs clean up abandoned wells. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor)

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  • Syrian refugee children respond to their teacher inside a tent that has been turned into a makeshift school at a refugee camp in Lebanon, Jan. 27, 2016. Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion says Lebanon and Jordan need more Canadian help in order to survive the pressure of the Syrian civil war. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

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  • A two-storey home for sale in the Kitsilano area of Vancouver, April 4, 2010. Some Metro Vancouver real estate agents have allegedly been involved in “shadow flipping,” or selling a property multiple times before the closing date. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

    BC Premier Tells Real Estate Industry to Act on ‘Shadow Flipping’ Allegations

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  • Cee Jai Julian, an aboriginal woman who escaped mass murderer Robert Pickton's farm, sings at the People's Gathering for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls at Carleton University in Ottawa on Feb. 27, 2015. Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett recently met with the families of missing and murdered aboriginal women in Winnipeg, and said she noticed a different tone from similar meetings in other cities. (The Canadian Press/ Patrick Doyle)

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  • Shareholders leave the Royal Bank of Canada annual meeting in Calgary on Feb. 28, 2013. A businessman from Nova Scotia has been sentenced to four years in jail after taking $8.5 million from RBC. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

    Businessman Jailed in Record Nova Scotia $8.5 Million Fraud

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  • British Columbia's Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon delivers the Throne Speech in the B.C. Legislature in Victoria on Feb. 9, 2016. B.C. ministers say comments made during the throne speech about Alberta’s economy weren’t meant to insult. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

    BC Ministers Say Throne Speech Comments Weren’t Meant to Insult Alberta

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  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (L) shakes hands with Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan prior to a bilateral meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Feb. 10, 2016.  (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool)

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  • Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers a question as he is joined by (L-R) Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie Marie-Claude Bibeau and Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion at a news conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Feb. 8, 2016. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Canada to End Airstrikes Against Islamic State Group Shortly

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    Real Canadian Superstore Embraces Diversity, Prepares for Year of the Monkey

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  • International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland answers a question in the House of Commons on Dec. 7, 2015. The federal government has confirmed that it intends to sign the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal this week in New Zealand—but that doesn't necessarily mean Canada will ultimately ratify it, Freeland said Feb. 1, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

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  • Former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi leaves a Toronto courthouse with his lawyer Marie Henein after the first day of his sexual assault trial on Feb. 1, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Frank Gunn)

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  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley meet in Edmonton on Feb. 3, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Jason Franson)

    Canada in Brief, Jan. 28-Feb. 3

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  • Lobbying commissioner Karen Shepherd appears at a Commons ethics committee on Parliament Hill, May 1, 2012. Shepherd’s new guidance on the section of the lobbyists' code of conduct that deals with gifts has startled the government relations world. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Going Dutch: Sudden Lobbying Changes Ruffle Hyper-Social Ottawa

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  • David Lutz, lawyer for Justin Bourque, leaves Moncton Law Courts on Oct. 27, 2014. Bourque used a semi-automatic rifle to kill three RCMP officers and wound two others.  Ron Davis, whose daughter was gunned down in a robbery, wants a renewed debate on firearm control and the federal long-gun registry. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

    Man Whose Daughter Was Murdered Wants New Debate on Gun Control

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  • Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the opening day of the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, on the outskirts of Paris, on Nov. 30, 2015. (Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images)

    Optimistic Trudeau Administration Brings Canada Closer to US Democrats

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  • Canadian Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau arrives to give a press conference in Ottawa on Oct. 20, 2015, after winning the general elections. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Democratic Progressive Party leader Tsai Ing-wen waves to supporters in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on Jan. 9, 2016, a week before winning the presidential election. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

    Professor: ‘Democracy is compatible with Chinese culture’

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  • Chinese paramilitary police marching through the downtown shopping area of Chongqing in February 2013. Chinese authorities recently indicted a Canadian for allegedly stealing state secrets. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Makes Tit-for-Tat ‘Spy’ Accusation of Canadian Citizen

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  • Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill arrives at the Jose Marti International airport in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Kirill is traveling through Latin America, visiting national leaders and the region's small Russian Orthodox communities. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

    Court Rules Russian Orthodox Church Prayers as Valid Form of Debt Repayment

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  • The EURO logo is pictured in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, on Oct. 26, 2014. (Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images)

    Eurozone Economy Ends 2015 With Whimper as Dark Clouds Grow

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  • 94-year-old former SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp Reinhold Hanning, center, leaves the building after the opening of his trial in Detmold, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (Bernd Thissen/Pool Photo via AP)

    Former Auschwitz Guard, 94, Goes on Trial in Germany

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  • Prime Minister David Cameron leaves 10 Downing Street in London for the House of Commons to prepare for Prime Minister's Questions on Feb. 10, 2016. (Stefan Rousseau/ PA via AP)

    EU and Britain Have Big Differences Over ‘Ever Closer Union’

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    French Regulators Force Supermarkets to Donate Unsold Food to Charity

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  • The axis sits separated from the carriage at the site of a train accident near Bad Aibling, Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 9,  2016.  (Josef Reissner/dpa via AP)

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  • Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. holding a U.N. report speaks on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London on Feb. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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    Husband Sues Wife in Sonnino, Italy After She Allegedly Neglected Household Duties

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  • Rescuers, who have been helping migrant families disembark on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey, have been nominated for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.  (BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

    Donald Trump, Greek Islanders in the Running for Nobel Prize

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  • Protesting lawyers shout slogans as their colleague holds up during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.  (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    40,000 Protest Pension Reform as General Strike Grips Greece

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  • Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney delivers a speech at the annual Peston Lecture at Queen Mary University on January 19, 2016, in London, United Kingdom. (Frank Augstein - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

    Bank of England Keeps Rates Steady, Cuts Growth Forecast

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  • Calved icebergs from the nearby Twin Glaciers are seen floating on the water on July 30, 2013 in Qaqortoq, Greenland. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Greenland’s Ice Sheet Releases 400,000 Metric Tons of Phosphorus Yearly, Study Says

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  • An aerial image shows what it says is a column of heavy trucks carrying ammunition hit by a Russian airstrike near Aleppo, Syria, on Feb. 1, 2016. The Russian military has beefed up its air group in Syria with state-of-the art fighter jets amid tensions with Turkey. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service photo via AP)

    Russian Military Officer Killed in Syria

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    Sarah Reed, Victim of Police Brutality, Found Dead in London Prison

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    Eurozone Economy ‘Losing Steam’ Amid Market Turmoil

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  • Indian bystanders watch as a wild elephant walks along a busy street in Siliguri on February 10, 2016. (Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty Images)

    Wild Elephant Goes on Rampage in Indian Town

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  • Indian guided missile destroyer 'Ranveer' is seen during the International Fleet Review in Vishakapatnam, India, on Feb. 6, 2016. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces, reviewed a fleet of over 90 naval ships including several from foreign countries. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

    India Builds Naval Strength to Meet Future Challenges in Its ‘Backyard’

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  • People run as they follow a wild elephant that strayed into the town of Siliguri in West Bengal state, India, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. The elephant had wandered from the Baikunthapur forest on Wednesday, crossing roads and a small river before entering the town. The panicked elephant ran amok, trampling parked cars and motorbikes before it was tranquilized. (AP Photo)

    Elephant Rampages in East Indian Town, Smashing Homes

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  • The Facebook logo displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia on May 16, 2012. Facebook says it’s cracking down on online gun sales, with a new policy that bars private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world’s largest social network, on Jan. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    India Internet Ruling Blocks Facebook ‘Free Basics’ Program

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  • A falling star crosses the night sky over Halle / Saale, eastern Germany, during the peak in activity of the annual Perseids meteor shower on August 13, 2015. The Perseids meteor shower occurs every year when the Earth passes through the cloud of debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle. (HENDRIK SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Suspected Meteorite Kills Man in India

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  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, talks as he greets French President Francois Hollande in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

    India Nears Deal to Buy 36 Rafale Fighter Jets From France

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  • Indian students shout slogans and burn effigies of Hyderabad University's vice chancellor and a federal minister while protesting the death of an Indian student who, along with 4 others, was barred from using some facilities at his university in the southern tech-hub of Hyderabad, in New Delhi, India, (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

    Suicide of Student Triggers Protests in Southern India

    HYDERABAD, India—Shouting slogans and holding placards, hundreds of students on Tuesday angrily protested the death of an Indian student who, along with four others, was... Read more

  • Air India's Dreamliner gets water cannon salute after touching down at Sydney airport on August 30, 2013.  Australia's first ever Dreamliner passenger flight touched down in Sydney as the airport welcomed direct services from New Delhi to Sydney with Air India.     AFP PHOTO / Saeed Khan        (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Air India Plane Turned Around After Rat Spotted on Plane

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  • Widow K. Panna shows a picture of her husband after his death in a road accident in the village of Peddakunta, India. Peddakunta has been dubbed the "village of highway widows" with only one male adult left

    Indian Killer Road Creates Village of Widows

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  • In this photograph taken on June 11, 2015, twelve year old Indian girl, Kavita works at a brick kiln on the outskirts of Jammu on the eve of World Day against Child Labour. World Day against Child Labour is held every year on June 12 and is intended to foster the worldwide movement against child labour in any of its forms.  AFP PHOTO         (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • A wild-growing Salicornia brachiata, a halophyte known to locals as “chicken feet,” thrives on fields tainted by saltwater from a neighboring shrimp farm near Velankanni, India. On a sun-scorched wasteland near India's southern tip, an unlikely garden filled with spiky shrubs and spindly greens is growing. The plants are living on saltwater, coping with drought and possibly offering viable farming alternatives for a future in which rising seas have inundated countless coastal farmlands. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

    As Seas Rise, Saltwater Plants Offer Hope Farms Will Survive

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    Artisans in the Developing World, and Why They Matter to Us

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  • An Injured woman is carried on a stretcher to a hospital for treatment in Patna, India, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Aftab Alam Siddiqui)

    Stampede Kills 27 During Religious Bathing Festival in India

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    India Census Says 70 Percent Live in Villages, Most Are Poor

    NEW DELHI— India released new data Friday showing that more than 70 percent of its people live in villages, with the majority extremely poor and... Read more

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  • This picture released by the official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry on Oct. 11, 2015, claims to show the launching of an Emad long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile in an undisclosed location. Iran tested a ballistic missile again in November 2015, a U.S. official said, describing the second such test since this summer’s nuclear agreement. (Iranian Defense Ministry via AP)

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  • A Sahrawi woman walks in the desert near the Western Sahara refugees camp called "27 February" in Tindouf on March 1, 2011. Western Sahara is a former Spanish colony which was annexed in 1975 by Morocco. The Polisario Front, backed by Algeria, wants independence for the territory on the west African coast. (Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • The warships of the standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE with, from front to back, Estonian minehunter Admiral Cowen, Dutch minehunter Makkum, Norwegian minesweeper Otra, and Belgian minehunter Belis set sail from Kiel, Germany, on April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

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  • Syrian National Coalition President Khaled Khoja at a news conference in Moscow, Russia, on Aug. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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  • NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at a media conference prior to a meeting of the North Atlantic Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Dec. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

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  • European Union flags in front of the EU Parliament building in Brussels, Belgium, on Jan. 27, 2015. (VanderWolf-Images/iStock)

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  • Pope Francis delivers his homily during the Epiphany Mass at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Vatican, on Jan. 6, 2016. (Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

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  • (L–R) John Cassara, former U.S. intelligence officer and Treasury special agent; Louis Bock, former senior special agent, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Farley Mesko, co-founder and chief executive officer, Sayari Analytics; and Dr. Nikos Passas, professor of criminology and criminal justice, Northeastern University, testify, Feb. 3, before the Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing. (Gary Feuerberg/Epoch Times)

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  • Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (on the screen) takes part in a teleconference during the 2nd International Congress on Universal Jurisdiction in Buenos Aires on September 9, 2015. ( Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • In this Nov. 1, 2007 file photo, a 2008 Honda Accord Coupe, left,  is driven off the assembly line as a 2008 Acura TL waits during production at  Honda of America Manufacturing's Marysville Auto Plant in Marysville, Ohio.  Continental Automotive Systems says in documents filed with the government, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016,  that moisture can get inside its air bag control computers, causing the power supplies to corrode and fail. If that happens, air bags may not inflate in a crash or they could deploy without a crash. Documents say Continental will notify automakers, who will recall cars dating to 2006. Already Honda, Fiat Chrysler and Mercedes have issued recalls. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

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  • (L-R) U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, and British Prime Minister David Cameron attend the "Supporting Syria Conference" at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London, England, on Feb. 4, 2016. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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  • A selfie of Hung Thai and his fiancee Lina Jiang on a trip to Malibu, Calif., in April 2015. The Seattle couple have decided to go ahead with a destination wedding in Mexico despite headlines about the mosquito-borne Zika virus. But they're letting guests know that it's OK if they opt to stay home, and they're encouraging those who do plan to come to buy cancel-for-any-reason travel insurance. (Lina Jiang via AP)

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  • North Korean rocket Unha-3, carrying the satellite Kwangmyongsong-3, lifts off from the launching pad in Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, North Korea, on Dec. 12, 2012. (KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Staffan de Mistura, U.N. envoy for Syria, at a press briefing at the Syrian peace talks in Geneva on Feb. 3, 2016. The UN special envoy for Syria announced on Wednesday a 'temporary pause' until Feb. 25 of troubled talks in Switzerland aimed at ending the civil war. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • 166 silhouettes represent French women victims of violence in 2007 as part of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, in Le Mans, on Nov. 25, 2010. (Jean-Francois Monier/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Flags hang in front of the European headquarters of the United Nations during a round of negotiations between the Syrian government and the opposition in Geneva, Switzerland, on Feb. 2, 2016. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)

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  • German special forces soldiers exercise an evacuation of a prisoner during the "Swift Response" airborne training exercise in Hohenfels, southern Germany, on Aug. 26, 2015. (Philipp Guelland/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Secretary of State John Kerry (C), Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (L), and U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura (R) at a news conference after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

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  • Secretary of State John Kerry at a news conference after a United Nations Security Council meeting on Syria at the United Nations in New York on Dec. 18, 2015. (Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)

    John Kerry: Syrian Leaders Agree to a Ceasefire

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  • An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter fires at ISIS militant positions, from his position on the top of Mount Zardak, a strategic point about 15.5 miles (25 km) east of Mosul on Sept. 9, 2014. (J.M. Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Kurdish Fighters Capture Military Air Base in Northern Syria

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  • Syrian National Coalition President Khaled Khoja at a news conference in Moscow, Russia, on Aug. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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  • This Jan. 12, 2016, still image taken from video made available by the U.S. Navy shows Iranian drone" Shaheed " as it flies over the USS Harry S. Truman. That’s according to an internal U.S. Navy report on the Jan. 12 incident obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act request. The Iranian drone was the first to conduct an overflight of an American carrier since 2014. (U.S. Navy via AP)

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  • An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter fires at ISIS militant positions, from his position on the top of Mount Zardak, a strategic point about 15.5 miles (25 km) east of Mosul on Sept. 9, 2014. (J.M. Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, center left, visits a defense industry display while listening to explanation of a military official in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Mohammad Berno, Iranian Presidency Office)

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  • A Starbucks customer works on his laptop inside a Starbucks Coffee shop on January 22, 2015 in San Francisco, California.(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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  • Syrian residents and security forces inspect the damage following a car bomb explosion on April 10, 2015, in the government-controlled majority Alawite neighbourhood of Hay al-Arman, located on the outskirts of the Zahraa district in Homs city. (AFP/Getty Images)

    ISIS Car Bomb in Syrian Capital Kills 10

    BEIRUT—A suicide car bomber dispatched by the ISIS group struck near a police officers’ club in the Syrian capital on Tuesday, killing at least 10... Read more

  • Members of Saudi Special Forces march during a graduation ceremony in the capital Riyadh, on May 19, 2015. (Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Fimuicello's Mayor Ennio Scridel delivers his speech during a candle lights procession to honor the memory of  Giulio Regeni in his hometown of Fiumicello, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. Regeni, 28, an Italian doctoral student disappeared in Cairo on Jan. 25, the anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising, a day when security forces were on high alert and on the streets in force to prevent any demonstrations or protests. His body, stabbed repeatedly and exhibiting cigarette burns and other signs of torture, was reported found on Feb. 3. (AP Photo/Paolo Giovannini)

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  • In this photo released on Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian government troops and allied militiamen walk inside the key town of Salma in Latakia province, Syria. (SANA via AP)

    Syria Troops Make More Gains in Aleppo, Near Turkish Border

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  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives to the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on Sunday,  Feb. 7, 2016. (Gali Tibbon/Pool via AP)

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  • Syrians fleeing the northern embattled city of Aleppo wait on Feb. 5, 2016 in Bab-Al Salama, next to the city of Azaz, northern Syria, near Turkish crossing gate. Nearly 40,000 Syrian civilians have fled a regime offensive near Aleppo, a monitor said, as Turkey warned it was bracing for a wave of tens of thousands of refugees. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Syrians, some carrying belongings, head towards the Bab al-Salam border crossing with Turkey, in Syria, on Feb. 6, 2016. Thousands of Syrians have rushed toward the Turkish border, fleeing fierce Syrian government offensives and intense Russian airstrikes. Turkey has promised humanitarian help for the displaced civilians, including food and shelter, but it did not say whether it would let them cross into the country. (AP Photo/Bunyamin Aygun)

    Turkey Under Pressure as Syrians Mass at Border

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  • Members of the Syrian pro-government forces stand in a road in the town of Rabia in Syria's coastal Latakia Province on Jan. 27, 2016. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Forces loyal to the Syrian regime stand on a street with national flags after Syria's army and allied forces took full control from rebel groups of the strategic town of Salma, in the northwestern province of Latakia on Jan. 12. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

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