• Malaysia's long-haul budget airline AirAsia X Airbus A340 jetliner is greeted with jets of water upon its landing at the end of the AirAsia X first flight Kuala-Lumpur-Paris at Paris' Orly airport on Feb. 14, 2011. AirAsia X is a branch of largest low-cost carrier AirAsia. (Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • AirAsia A320-200 plane takes off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang, Malaysia, on May 9, 2014. An AirAsia plane with 162 people on board went missing on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, while flying over the Java Sea after taking off from Surabaya, Indonesia for Singapore. The plane in this photo is the same model but not the one which went missing in Indonesia Sunday. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

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  • Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Gen. John Campbell, left, and Command Sgt. Maj. Delbert Byers open the "Resolute Support" flag during a ceremony at the ISAF headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. The United States and NATO formally ended their war in Afghanistan on Sunday with the ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul as the insurgency they fought for 13 years remains as ferocious and deadly as at any time since the 2001 invasion that unseated the Taliban regime following the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

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  • Relatives of the passengers of AirAsia flight QZ8501 comfort each other at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Trisnadi)

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  • Left: American journalist James Foley, who was murdered by Islamic militants, poses for a photo in Boston on May 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) Right: American journalist Steven Sotloff, purportedly shown just before he was beheaded by Islamic State in September 2014. (AP Photo) Bottom: Al-Jazeera news channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste at the police institute near Cairo's Tora prison on June 23, 2014. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • After AirAsia announced one of its planes had gone missing on Saturday evening, the airliner changed its logo from red to grey on Facebook. (Screenshot)

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  • A Bahraini election official waits at a polling station in the village of Jidd Hafs, west of the capital Manama, on Nov. 29, 2014. (Mohammed al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, meets with Russia's deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/SANA)

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  • Four suspected Shebab fighters are detained by Somalian national soldiers following a gun battle in Mogadishu that left four other suspects dead on Dec. 26, 2014, a day after al-Shabab militants attacked the AMISOM force's heavily fortified headquarters in Somalia. The African Union force known as AMISOM said troops regained control of the base in Mogadishu after a gunfight that left five of the attackers dead while three others were captured. (Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Japanese Prime Minister and leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party Shinzo Abe (L) arrives for a press conference at the party headquarters in Tokyo on Dec. 15, 2014. Japan's Cabinet on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, approved about 3.5 trillion yen ($29 billion) in fresh stimulus, including subsidies and job creation, to help pull the world's third-largest economy out of recession. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin looks over at the French president during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.  (AP Photo/Alain Jocard, Pool)

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  • A mother feeds her malnourished child at a feeding center run by Doctors Without Borders in Maiduguri, Nigeria, on Aug. 29, 2016. During its seven-year uprising, Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 20,000 people and displaced more than 2.6 million in Nigeria and neighboring Cameroon, Niger, and Chad. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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  • FILE - In this June 14, 2015, file photo, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir attends a photo session at the African Union summit in Johannesburg. South Africa has decided to withdraw from the International Criminal Court following a dispute over the visit by al-Bashir, who is wanted by the tribunal for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed, File)

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  • Abana Muta (L) and Hawa Abana (R), parents of Blessing Abana, one among of the freed twenty-one Chibok schoolgirls smiles during an interview in Nasarawa, Nigeria, on Oct. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Gbemiga Olamikan)

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  • Elizabeth Athiel holds her 8-month-old malnourished daughter Anger, at a UNICEF feeding center in Aweil, South Sudan, where she faced the anguished decision of getting urgent medical attention for Anger at a medical clinic a half-day's walk away, or making sure her other five children could eat at the center where she was, on Sept. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Justin Lynch)

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  • Demonstrators gather in front of a burning car during an opposition rally in Kinshasa on Sept. 19, 2016. Police fired tear gas at scores of opposition supporters rallying in Kinshasa to demand that DR Congo's long-serving President Joseph Kabila step down this yea (AFP / EDUARDO SOTERAS/Getty Images)

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  • Somali Fadumo Dayib, who is living in Finland, pictured during an interview in Helsinki, Finland, on Sept. 22, 2016. (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP)

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  • A dead camel in the desert outside the southeastern village of Ben Guerdane, Tunisia, close to the border with Libya, on March 12, 2011. Struggling with extremism and economic woes, Tunisia now faces another menace: persistent drought across several regions that is threatening farming, a pillar of the economy, and creating new social tensions. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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  • Rebel fighters shoot into the air during a funeral for slain comrades on March 3, in Ajdabiya, Libya. (John Moore/Getty Images)

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  • Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (C) reviews honor guards, as he takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier outside of Kremlin wall in Moscow, Russia, on Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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  • Actors George Clooney (L) and Don Cheadle (C) appear with author John Prendergast at the National Press Club, Sept. 14, to discuss the findings of a two-year investigation into the networks of corrupt South Sudan's senior officials. Clooney and Prendergast co-founded The Sentry and have an abiding interest in African issues. (Gary Feuerberg/Epoch Times)

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  • An African elephants throws mud onto himself at the Mpala Research Center and Wildlife Foundation, in Laikipia District, Kenya, on Jan. 31, 2016. (SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • In this photo taken Monday Aug. 29, 2016. Women feed their malnourished children at a feeding centre run by Doctors Without Borders in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The whimpers from skeletally thin babies too weak to cry out are a harbinger of worse things to come: A quarter of the kids lucky enough to make it to this emergency feeding center are dying _ the latest victims of Boko Haram's Islamic insurgency. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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  • Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari listens during a panel discussion at the Anti-Corruption Summit in London, England, on May 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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  • FILE - In this Sunday, July 26, 2015 file photo, an African Union (AU) soldier walks past the scene of destruction following a suicide car bomb attack outside a well-known hotel in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia. War-weary Somalis are trying to relax and rebuild their country after decades of violence, but the homegrown Islamic extremists al-Shabab keep striking at the heart of its seaside capital, killing scores of people so far this year. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)

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  • Tunisia's new Prime Minister Youssef Chahed (L) arrives for his first cabinet meeting on August 31, 2016 at the Carthage Palace near Tunis. (FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • A group of government soldiers wait in line during a military parade celebrating the national army in Juba, South Sudan, on May 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Justin Lynch)

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  • Members of the Algerian Republican Guards and a security offical stand guard at Martyr's Shrine in the Algerian capital, Algiers, on June 15, 2015. (Farouk Batiche/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • A university student confronts police standing guard during a protest demanding a recall referendum against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, near the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) in Caracas, Venezuela, on Oct. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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  • Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka 'el Chapo Guzman' (C), is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on February 22, 2014 in Mexico City. (RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Residents carry a coffin containing the remains of a pregnant woman, a victim of Hurricane Matthew, in Jeremie, Haiti, on Oct. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

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  • Opponents to the peace deal signed between the Colombian government and rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, celebrate the results of the referendum in Bogota, Colombia, on Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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  • Cars drive along a street under heavy rain in downtown Kingston Jamaica, Sunday Oct. 2 , 2016. An extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew is moving slowly over the Caribbean. It's following a track that authorities are warning could trigger devastation in parts of Haiti.(AP Photo/Collin Reid)

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  • People wait in line to vote in the municipal election in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Oct. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

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  • This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at 12:45 AM EDT shows well defined Hurricane Matthew continuing to slowly move westward at about 7 MPH across the Caribbean. Recent reconnaissance missions have revealed max sustained wind speeds up to 160 MPH, bringing Matthew up to a category 5 hurricane. Some of the outer bands can be seen pushing into Hispaniola, as well as Venezuela and Columbia. Matthew is expected to begin its northward turn over the next few days, largely impacting Jamaica next. (NOAA/Weather Underground via AP)

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  • People enjoy a concert for peace in Carmen de Bolivar, Colombia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. Colombia's government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, will sign a peace agreement to end over 50 years of conflict, in Cartagena, on Monday. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

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  • Haitian refugees await breakfast at an immigrant center in Tijuana, Mexico, on Sept. 24, 2016. In recent months a surge of Haitian refugees has arrived to Tijuana, seeking asylum at the border crossing into the United States. The center, called the Desayunador Salesiano Padre Chava, serves breakfast to more than 1,000 immigrants daily, many of them deportees from the United States. (John Moore/Getty Images)

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  • People paying their last respects on Sept. 21, 2016 to slain Rev. Jose Alfredo Suarez de la Cruz, who was found bound and shot to death alongside another priest, inside Our Lady of Asuncion Church in Paso Blanco, Veracruz state, Mexico, his hometown. In this eastern oil town already weary of rising gangland violence and extortion, the abduction and murder of two priests this week sank many residents only deeper into despair. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

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  • FILE - In this April 28, 2016, file photo, Mexican singer Juan Gabriel performs during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Representatives of Juan Gabriel have reported Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, that he has died. Gabriel was Mexico's leading singer-songwriter and top-selling artist with sales of more than 100 million albums. The statement says he died Sunday, but did not say where. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

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  • Firemen removed a palm tree felled by Hurricane Newton in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. Newton slammed into the twin resorts of Los Cabos on the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula Tuesday morning, knocking out power in some places as stranded tourists huddled in their hotels. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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  • Brazil's President Michel Temer (C) is surrounded by senators as he arrives to take the presidential oath at the National Congress, in Brasilia, Brazil, on Aug. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, center, is escorted to the podium for a news conference prior to boarding his flight for a three-day official visit to Japan at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Duterte lashed out anew at the United States following Monday's interview with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel who said that the Philippine president's controversial remarks and a "real climate of uncertainty" about the government's intentions have sparked consternation in the U.S. and other governments and in the corporate world. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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  • A man takes cover as strong winds and rain topple trees while Typhoon Haima lashes Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, northern Philippines on Thursday Oct. 20, 2016. Super Typhoon Haima slammed into the northeastern Philippine coast late Wednesday with ferocious winds and rain that rekindled fears and memories from the catastrophe wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Typhoon Haima Leaves at Least 7 Dead in Northern Philippines

    VIGAN, Philippines—Super Typhoon Haima weakened and blew out to sea Thursday after smashing the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain overnight. Flooding, landslides and... Read more

  • Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadej during the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of his accession to the throne in Bangkok, on  June 9, 2006. (Thai Government Public Relations Department via AP, File)

    King’s Death Leaves Thailand on Uncertain Path

    For decades, Thailand’s king was the unifying force of the country—leading the country through 10 military coups. But with the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the looming... Read more

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during his address to a Filipino business sector in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines, on Oct. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Duterte Acknowledges He Can’t Concede Sea Claims to China

    MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine president acknowledged Sunday that he can be impeached if he concedes his country’s territorial claims in the South China Sea in talks... Read more

  • A Thai woman weeps as she holds on to a portrait of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej in a line to offer condolences for the king at Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. Grieving Thais went to work dressed mostly in black Friday morning, just hours after the palace announced the death of their beloved King Bhumibol, the politically fractious country's unifying figure and the world's longest-reigning monarch.(AP Photo/ Gemunu Amarasinghe)

    Thai King’s Body at Grand Palace for People to Pay Respects

    BANGKOK—A white-and-blue van carrying Buddhist monks and the remains of King Bhumibol Adulyadej led a royal convoy Friday from a hospital to the Grand Palace,... Read more

  • Thais pray for Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Siriraj Hospital where the king is being treated in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. The royal palace said in a statement late Wednesday that the 88-year-old king's blood pressure had dropped, his liver and kidneys were not working properly and he remained on a ventilator. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Thais Waiting for Word on King’s Health Pray, Offer Flowers

    BANGKOK—Hundreds of tearful Thais on Thursday were continuing to offer flowers and chant prayers for King Bhumibol Adulyadej outside the Bangkok hospital where the world’s... Read more

  • Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana speaks during a press conference at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines, on Oct. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    Philippines Tells US No Joint Patrols in South China Sea

    SAN ANTONIO, Philippines—The Philippine defense chief said Friday he told the U.S. military that plans for joint patrols and naval exercises in the disputed South... Read more

  • A Filipino trader looks at an electronic board showing the exchange rates and a downward graph during afternoon trading at the Philippine Stock Exchange in the financial district of Makati, south of Manila, Philippines, on Sept. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    Uncertainty Over Philippine President Alarms Investors

    MANILA, Philippines—Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug war and his outbursts in defense of the campaign have unnerved foreign investors in one of Asia’s fastest-growing economies... Read more

  • Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers his policy speech during a Diet session at the lower house of Parliament in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Japan’s Leader Vows to Accelerate Economic Measures, TPP

    TOKYO—Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to accelerate his mix of policies to prop up Japan’s economic recovery and speed up parliamentary approval of... Read more

  • North Korean defector Kim Jungah cries during an interview at her house in Gunpo, South Korea, on Sept. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    North Korean Defectors Sold as Brides in China Want Kids Back

    SEOUL, South Korea—After fleeing North Korea to avoid extreme poverty and oppression, the young woman allowed a stranger to arrange a marriage for her with... Read more

  • North Korean defector Park Kyung-hwa who works for a Seoul-based shortwave radio station targeting audience in North Korea, demonstrates how she records her broadcast at a church in Seoul, South Korea, on Aug. 25, 2016. Park, who fled the North in 2000 before being sold to a Chinese man, said she saw brokers grope other trafficked women many times. She said brokers kicked and beat her with wooden clubs for about 20 minutes when her first attempt to escape failed. (AP Photo/Jungho Choi)

    North Korean Defectors Who Became Chinese Brides End Silence

    SEOUL, South Korea—North Korean defectors who became brides for rural Chinese men, they faced another excruciating choice when they suffered abuse: to flee to South... Read more

  • An Indian Border Security Force soldier looks at the Pakistan side of the border through a binocular at Ranbir Singh Pura, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Jammu, India, on Sept. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

    India’s Prime Minister Says Pakistan a Haven for Terrorism

    NEW DELHI—India’s prime minister said Saturday that he would work to isolate Pakistan internationally, accusing his country’s archrival of trying to destabilize Asia by exporting... Read more

  • South Korea's Minister of National Defence Minkoo Han delivers his speech during a plenary session at the 15th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on June 4, 2016. Han said South Korea will assassinate Kim Jong Un if a nuclear threat arise on Sept. 21. (ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    South Korea Will ‘Eliminate’ Kim Jong-Un, Says Defense Minister

    South Korean government officials have set forth a plan to protect its nation from North Korea’s nuclear threats. Defense Minister Han Min-koo revealed on Sept... Read more

  • Police cordon off a crime scene during an alleged shootout which killed 2 drug suspects in Manila, Philippines, on Aug. 10, 2016. (Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)

    Philippine President Seeks Extension of Bloody War on Drugs

    MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine president said Sunday that he may need to extend a bloody government anti-drug campaign that has left more than 3,000 people dead... Read more

  • Released Norwegian hostage Kjartan Sekkingstad carries a backpack as he boards a plane to take him to Davao city for an audience with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Jolo island, Sulu Province, in southern Philippines, on Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Nickee Butlangan)

    Norwegian Says His Philippine Kidnapping Was ‘Devastating’

    INDANAN, Philippines—A Norwegian man freed by militants after a year of jungle captivity in the southern Philippines described the ordeal Sunday as “devastating,” carrying a... Read more

  • Refugees who fled the recent violence in South Sudan and crossed the border into Uganda arrive and await transportation from a transit center in the town of Koboko, Uganda, on Jan. 6 2014. (AP Photo/Rebecca Vassie)

    More Than a Million Refugees Have Fled South Sudan, UN Says

    AWEIL, South Sudan—More than one million refugees have fled South Sudan’s ongoing civil war, overwhelming aid agencies and creating one of the world’s worst humanitarian... Read more

  • A Pakistani child who was injured in a suicide bombing is treated at a local hospital in Khar, Pakistan, on Sept. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Anwarullah Khan)

    Bombing in Northwest Pakistan Mosque Kills 36

    KHAR, Pakistan—A suicide bomber attacked a Sunni mosque in northwest Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 36 worshippers, officials said. Several children were also among those... Read more

  • A Canada Post employee delivers mail to a community mailbox in Dartmouth, N.S., June 30, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan)

    Appeal Court Sides With Canada Post in Community Mailbox Dispute

    TORONTO—Ontario’s highest court has ruled in favour of Canada Post in a dispute which saw the City of Hamilton go up against the Crown corporation... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Liberal headquarters in Ottawa on Oct. 19, 2016, a year to the day after his party’s election win. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Five Things to Know About Justin Trudeau One Year After Election

    OTTAWA— It was a year ago on Oct. 19 that Canadians headed to the polls in a federal election that elevated the third-place Liberals and... Read more

  • Arugula, a spicy-flavoured green that the ancient Romans used in aphrodisiac dishes, is popping up more and more in the grocery store. (The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese)

    Grocery Store Innovation Includes Catering to Foodies

    TORONTO—Time-crunched consumers who mostly shop the grocery store’s perimeter may be finding retailers are displaying more packaged foods in the areas traditionally reserved for fresh... Read more

  • Minister-President of Wallonia Paul Magnette waves to journalists as he arrives for a meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Oct. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Canada in Brief, Oct. 13-19

    Belgian region rejects deadline to sign on to Canada-EU trade deal BRUSSELS—The head of Belgium’s small Wallonia region is rejecting a Friday deadline to sign... Read more

  • Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz discusses the latest interest rate decision in Ottawa on Oct. 19, 2016. The central bank downgraded the outlook based primarily on weak exports. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Bank of Canada Cuts Economic Growth Outlook Due to Exports, Housing

    OTTAWA—The Bank of Canada downgraded its economic outlook due to systematic weakness in exports and the short-term impact on the housing market stemming from the... Read more

  • A sign advertising office space for lease in downtown Calgary on April 13, 2016. Once the thriving financial pulse of the energy industry, Calgery is struggling to adjust to the new economic reality due to tanking oil prices. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

    Unemployment Grows as Calgary Adjusts to New Economic Reality

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  • Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, listens to a question during a news conference with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on Sept. 13, 2016. Lagarde strongly advocates a greater role for women in business to improve economic growth. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Benefits of Women to Business and the Economy Are Clear, but Distant

    Research overwhelmingly suggests that having more women in the C-suite improves profitability. More women in the workforce would kick-start the economy. However, despite all the... Read more

  • A section of forest is harvested by loggers near Youbou, B.C. , on Jan. 14, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

    Canada and US to Keep Softwood Talks Going Despite Deadline Expiry

    OTTAWA—The Canadian and U.S. governments say they are continuing negotiations to try to reach a new softwood lumber deal despite the expiry of a standstill... Read more

  • Bill Janzen outside his Ottawa home on Oct. 6, 2016. The government was warned repeatedly years before an arcane law began stripping longtime Canadians of their citizenship, says Janzen, who spent decades lobbying for change. (The Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand)

    Ottawa Warned About Law That Stripped Some Canadians of Citizenship: Advocate

    VANCOUVER—The Canadian government was aware and warned repeatedly years before an arcane law began stripping longtime Canadians of their citizenship, says a man who spent... Read more

  • A demonstrator during an anti-CETA protest in front of the chancellery in Berlin on Oct. 12, 2016. Opposition to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement is festering among Belgium's French-speaking Walloons, which could pose a problem for completion of the deal. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Belgium’s Walloons Could Hinder Canada-EU Trade Deal

    The Walloons are not to be taken lightly. Belgium’s French-speaking self-governing southern region could stymie a decade-long effort to seal a Canada-EU trade deal. Wallonia... Read more

  • Protesters against the four-state Dakota Access pipeline march in downtown Chicago on Sept. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Tae-Gyun Kim)

    Trans Mountain Expansion Approval Could Create Target for Attackers: Kinder Morgan

    CALGARY—Kinder Morgan Canada is anticipating more attacks by activists if its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion from Edmonton to the West Coast is approved, president Ian... Read more

  • Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall arrives for a meeting of provincial premiers in Whitehorse, Yukon, July 21, 2016. Wall says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should look south of the border before implementing a carbon tax in Canada. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

    Canada in Brief, Oct. 6-12

    Wall says Clinton’s climate plan a better approach REGINA—Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is looking south of the border in his push against a carbon tax... Read more

  • An Amish farmer in Summerville, P.E.I., on Oct. 8, 2016. Over the past year, eastern Prince Edward Island has become a bit of an Amish paradise, and Islanders are welcoming the new settlers with open arms. (The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan)

    Former Ontario Amish Farmers Find Paradise on PEI

    MONTAGUE, P.E.I.—There’s a sudden population boom in eastern Prince Edward Island, and the local hardware store has been buzzing. Home Hardware owner Mark Beck says... Read more

  • A Bombardier C Series 100 taxis to the runway prior to a demonstration flight in Mirabel, Quebec. (The Canadian Press/Graham Hughes)

    Feds to Invest in Bombardier

    MONTREAL—The federal government investing in aerospace giant Bombardier is not a matter of if but how, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains said Tuesday. “We want to... Read more

  • Chair of Interntional Human Rights Committee Michael Levitt, former MP Irwin Cotler and Conservative foreign affairs Critic Peter Kent speak at a press conference on Parliament Hill on Oct. 2, 2016. (Epoch Times)

    Rights Advocates Call for Change at UN Human Rights Council

    Too many repressive regimes have found a place on the United Nations Human Rights Council, rendering it ineffective as a voice for democracy and human... Read more

  • A Kermode bear near the Riordan River on Gribbell Island in the Great Bear Rainforest, Sept, 18, 2013. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

    Great Bear Rainforest Project Earns Environmental Group $100,000 US Award

    VANCOUVER—Three groups that were once labelled enemies of the province by a former British Columbia premier have been given a prestigious international award for their... Read more

  • Houses under construction in Toronto on June 26, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Graeme Roy)

    Toronto Area Housing Prices, Sales Volume Continue to Soar

    TORONTO—Housing sales in the Toronto area continued to soar last month, with the average price rising 20.4 percent from September last year to $755,755, the... Read more

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs Stéphane Dion responds to a question in the House of Commons on Sept. 28, 2016. China has for years tried to block Canadian diplomats from Tibet, banning some of them from visiting aid projects once funded by Canadian taxpayers, says Dion. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Canada in Brief, Sept. 29-Oct. 5

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    Sales Motivation: Cutting Out Barriers, Helping Salespeople Thrive

    For sales managers wanting to help their salespeople elevate their performance, here are some fundamental truths: • You cannot motivate other people. What you can... Read more

  • A farmer in southwest Ontario. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    New Generation of Debt-Laden Farmers Must Learn Lessons From the Past

    I have farmed for 20 years. To get my start, I received help from my dad in the form of exchanging use of equipment for... Read more

  • Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi during the EU Summit in Brussels on Oct. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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    A referendum on constitutional reforms that would greatly increase the power of the central government in Rome will determine the political future of Prime Minister... Read more

  • The RS-28 "Satan II" missile (Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau)

    Russia Unveils Update of Advanced Nuclear Weapon

    Russia has unveiled a new nuclear missile that “is capable of wiping out parts of the earth the size of Texas or France.” Reports say... Read more

  • Migrants leave a makeshift camp known as "the jungle" to register at a processing center, near Calais, northern France, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. France began the mass evacuation Monday of the makeshift migrant camp, a mammoth project to erase the humanitarian blight on its northern border, where thousands fleeing war or poverty have lived in squalor, most hoping to sneak into Britain. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

    Police Deployed in Calais Amid Influx of Young Migrants

    PARIS—French police are being deployed to keep order among the young migrants pushing barriers at Calais’ makeshift camp. Dozens of migrants jumped over railings Tuesday... Read more

  • In this image taken from a video smoke billows as a light plane crashed after takeoff from Malta airport, in Valletta, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Officials say a light plane has crashed after takeoff from Malta International Airport, killing all five people on board. The twin-prop Metroliner tipped toward the right and crashed into the ground soon after lifting off at 7:20 a.m. Monday, bursting into flames, eyewitnesses said. (AP Photo/Ed De Gaetano)

    Plane Crashes on Takeoff at Malta Airport, 5 Aboard Killed

    VALLETTA, Malta—A small plane heading toward Libya’s coast to monitor migrant trafficking routes for the French government crashed soon after takeoff from Malta’s airport Monday,... Read more

  • Migrants line-up to register at a processing centre in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle" near Calais, northern France, Monday Oct. 24, 2016. French authorities say the closure of the slum-like camp in Calais will start on Monday and will last approximatively a week in what they describe as a "humanitarian" operation. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

    France Moving More Than 6,000 Migrants, Destroying Huge Camp

    CALAIS, France—Lines of migrants with their lives in small bags walked to a registration center in the French port city of Calais Monday, the first... Read more

  • An apartment building freshly renovated by an international developer group that bought the house from the husband of Warsaw Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, in Warsaw, Poland, on Sept. 19, 2016. Its previous ownership rights and its restitution to the Waltz family are one of the issues raised amid a current political storm. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Property Restitution an Issue in Poland Long After Communism

    WARSAW, Poland—A Warsaw court had no questions when a landlord known for brutal evictions sought the return of an apartment house seized under communism from... Read more

  • Protestors place banners in front of an inflatable Trojan horse outside a meeting venue of EU trade ministers at the EU Council building in Luxembourg, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. European Union trade ministers meet Tuesday to discuss the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

    Belgium Still Holding up EU Approval of Canada Trade Deal

    LUXEMBOURG—European Union nations are unlikely to back a landmark trade deal with Canada as scheduled on Tuesday, but remain optimistic they can do so by... Read more

  • Migrants stand in a makeshift migrants camp near Calais, France, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. The government is gradually deporting migrants without right to asylum and relocating the rest to more than 160 centers around France. It is expected to close the camp in the coming weeks but no official dates have been announced. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    14 Migrant Children Arriving in UK From Calais Migrant Camp

    LONDON—Fourteen children who have been living in a border refugee camp in northern France are due to arrive in Britain to be reunited with their... Read more

  • Montenegro's Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic speaks to journalists after casting his ballot at the polling station in Podgorica, Montenegro, on Oct. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Fearing Attacks, Montenegro Arrests 20 Serbs Amid Key Vote

    PODGORICA, Montenegro—Police in Montenegro have arrested 20 Serbs suspecting of planning politically motivated armed attacks amid a parliamentary election Sunday that could determine whether the... Read more

  • A dog named "Charly" rests in the arms of his owner after both took part in a run in Madrid on Oct. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    3,500 Dogs, Owners March in Spain Against Animal Cruelty

    MADRID—About 3,500 dogs of all breeds and sizes ran through the streets of Spain’s capital with their owners in the fifth edition of the “Perroton,”... Read more

  • First Minister of Scotland and the leader of the Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon, at the start of the SNP's biggest-ever conference, in Glasgow, Scotland, on Oct. 13, 2016. (John Linton/PA via AP)

    Sturgeon Warns of Possible Scottish Independence Referendum

    LONDON—Scotland’s leader has again warned that a second referendum on Scottish independence is likely if British leaders pursue a radical break with the European Union... Read more

  • A worker pushes a trolley past the Spanish Parliament in Madrid, Spain, on May 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul White)

    ‘Economic Bubble’? Spain Nears 300 Days Without a Gov’t

    MADRID—Spain is about to pass 300 days without a government. But guess what? Few Spaniards seem bothered by that as the country’s economy roars ahead... Read more

  • Russian Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile is displayed during a Victory Day parade rehearsal on April 24, 2009 in Alabino, outside Moscow, Russia. (Dmitry Korotayev/Epsilon/Getty Images)

    Russian Lawmaker Says Americans Should Vote Trump or Risk Nuclear War

    An ally of Russian leader Vladimir Putin issued a warning of sorts to Americans regarding next month’s presidential election, urging them to vote for Republican... Read more

  • Attorney General of England and Wales Jeremy Wright arrives at the High Court in London, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. Wright will put the British Governments case against financial entrepreneur Gina Miller's landmark lawsuit that begins with a simple question: can Prime Minister Theresa May’s government invoke Article 50 and trigger the exit from the European Union without an act of Parliament? (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Dueling Protests as Brexit Battle Goes to UK’s High Court

    LONDON—Rival protesters gathered Thursday outside the High Court in London, where lawyers battled over whether the government has the power to trigger Britain’s exit from... Read more

  • A debate in the U.K. Parliament on forced organ harvesting in China took place on Tuesday, Oct 10. (unsplash)

    ‘Abhorrent’ Forced Organ Harvesting in China Must Be Stopped, Say MPs

    LONDON, U.K.—Removing organs from prisoners of conscience in China is happening on an “industrial scale”, a group of MPs heard in a Parliamentary debate on... Read more

  • In this Tuesday, May 7, 2013 file photo, Russian Iskander missiles make their way through Red Square during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia.  (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

    Russia Moves Nuclear-Capable Missiles to Kaliningrad, Alarming Neighbors

    Russia has confirmed the deployment of Iskander missiles, capable of nuclear strikes, at its Kaliningrad outpost near the borders of Poland and Lithuania. Lithuania, Estonia,... Read more

  • Russian President Vladimir in Sochi, Russia, on Nov. 10, 2015. (Alexei Druzhinin//Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

    France Seeks War Crimes Probe of Russian Actions in Syria

    France’s foreign minister is calling on the International Criminal Court to investigate Russia for possible war crimes in Syria. Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told France-Inter... Read more

  • A police barrier tape and a vehicle of a forensic team blocks off the entrance to an apartment in the Paunsdorf district of Leipzig, Germany, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. Two days after explosives were found in an apartment in Chemnitz, German police arrested a terror suspect, a Syrian national named Jaber al-Bakr, in Leipzig following a nationwide manhunt. (Hendrik Schmidt/dpa via AP)

    German Police Arrest Syrian Man Wanted in Alleged Bomb Plot

    BERLIN—A Syrian man wanted for allegedly preparing a bombing attack was apprehended by three of his countrymen, who overpowered him, tied him up in their... Read more

  • Migrants queue for food at a park where hundreds of migrants are temporarily residing in Belgrade, Serbia, on Oct. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Afghan Migrants Stuck in the Balkans Resist Going Home

    BELGRADE, Serbia—They have come a long way, spent most of their money on smugglers and camped out in the open for weeks. For Afghan migrants... Read more

  • Police officers secure a residential area in Chemnitz, eastern Germany, on Oct. 8,2016. (Arno Burgi/dpa via AP)

    German Police Find Explosives Stashed in Raided Apartment

    BERLIN—German investigators found several hundred grams of “highly volatile” explosives in an apartment they raided Saturday in the eastern city of Chemnitz as they sought... Read more

  • India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addresses a press conference in New Delhi, India, on Aug. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

    Thousands of Indians Declare $9.5 Billion in ‘Black Money’

    NEW DELHI—Tens of thousands of Indians have declared a total of $9.5 billion in money that was either illegally obtained or not declared for tax... Read more

  • An Indian army soldier guards the army base which was attacked by suspected rebels in the town of Uri, west of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    17 Soldiers Killed in Attack at Indian Army Base in Kashmir

    SRINAGAR, India—Suspected rebels using guns and grenades sneaked into a crucial army base in Indian-controlled Kashmir early Sunday and killed at least 17 soldiers in... Read more

  • Indian policemen stand guard during a curfew in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Aug. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Kashmiri Police Face Public Wrath Amid Anti-India Uprising

    SRINAGAR, India—Before the crack of dawn and before the protesters hit the streets to resume demands India leave Kashmir, he dressed like an ordinary man... Read more

  • Dana Manjhi and is 12-year-old daughter are seen as he lifts the body of his wife (YouTube/screenshot)

    Indian Man Carries His Wife’s Body for Miles After He Can’t Get a Car

    A grieving Indian man carried his wife’s body six miles after the hospital where she was pronounced dead couldn’t provide a way to transport her... Read more

  • FILE- In this Aug. 15, 2013 file photo, a boy flies a kite from the roof of a house as other kites seem to flock in the sky above as Indians celebrate Independence Day in New Delhi, India. Indian police say three people, including two children, have died after their throats were slashed by glass-coated kite string used in competitions to slice the strings of other kites.The deaths occurred in New Delhi on Monday, which was a holiday on account of India's Independence Day when people fly kites to celebrate. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)

    Glass-Coated Kite String Kills 3 People in Indian Capital

    NEW DELHI—Indian police say three people, including two children, have died after their throats were slashed by glass-coated kite string used in competitions to bring... Read more

  • In this Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, file photo, an Indian Air Force's (IAF) AN-32 transport aircraft releases chaff as it flies past the IAF Day Parade in New Delhi, India. A spokesman for India's defense ministry says the Indian air force has lost contact with a transport plane AN-32 with 29 people on board. A massive search by the air force, navy and coast guard has been launched. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi, file)

    Indian Air Force Plane With 29 On Board Goes Missing Over Bay of Bengal

    NEW DELHI—The Indian air force Friday lost contact with a transport plane carrying 29 people to islands in the Bay of Bengal, the defense ministry... Read more

  • Kashmiri villagers wave Pakistani flags during the funeral procession of Burhan Wani, chief of operations of Indian Kashmir's largest rebel group Hizbul Mujahideen, in Tral, some 24 miles south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on July 9, 2016. Indian troops fired on protesters in Kashmir as tens of thousands of Kashmiris defied a curfew imposed in most parts of the troubled region Saturday and participated in the funeral of the top rebel commander killed by Indian government forces, officials and locals said. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    16 Dead in Indian Kashmir Protests After Top Rebel Killed

    SRINAGAR, India—The death toll in Kashmir rose to 16 on Sunday as clashes between Indian troops and protesters continued despite a curfew imposed in the... Read more

  • A masked Kashmiri protester prepares to throws a brick at an Indian policeman during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on July 9, 2016. Indian authorities imposed an indefinite curfew in most parts of Kashmir on Saturday, a day after government forces killed the top rebel commander in the disputed Himalayan region, officials said, describing it as a major success against rebels fighting Indian rule. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    Indian Troops, Kashmir Protesters Clash as Top Rebel Killed

    SRINAGAR, India—Indian troops fired on protesters in Kashmir on Saturday, killing at least seven as tens of thousands of people defied a curfew and participated... Read more

  • The landscape of Manipur, India, in the background. (Wikimedia/Mongyamba, CC BY-SA) Top right: Satyendra Garg, joint secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, is chairing the meeting between the armed groups and the Manipur state government.

    India: Government and Armed Groups Begin Political Dialogue After 10 Years

    The central government and the Kuki armed groups—the United Peoples’ Front (UPF) and the Kuki National Organization (KNO)—began their first round of political dialogue at... Read more

  • Apple currently sells its products through resellers in India but easing of restrictions may see the company soon opening stores in the world’s second most populous nation. (SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

    India Announces Sweeping Foreign Investment Reforms

    India has announced sweeping moves to expand foreign investment in civil aviation, defence, and a string of other sectors as part of attempts to open... Read more

  • Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (R) shakes hands with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi before their meeting in New Delhi, India, on June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

    India Sure of China’s Support for Nuclear Group’s Membership

    NEW DELHI—India said Sunday that it was confident of winning China’s support for U.S.-backed efforts for its membership in a group of 48 nations controlling... Read more

  • President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister India Narendra Modi before their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    India’s Bid to Join Nuclear Supplier Group a Point of Pride

    NEW DELHI—India is rejoicing over news that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brokered deals with U.S. officials to bring New Delhi closer to its long-held... Read more

  • Indian labourers in a hospital near New Delhi after one of their kidneys was removed. Recently, New Delhi police have arrested three kidney donors over an illegal organ trafficking racket at one of India’s top hospitals.  (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Indian Police Make New Arrests in Kidney Sale Racket

    New Delhi police have arrested three kidney donors over an illegal racket at one of India’s top hospitals that has shone a spotlight on underground... Read more

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    Monkey Tricks Shopkeeper in India, Leaves With 10,000 Rupees

    A jewelry store owner in India was swindled by a monkey after he offered it a treat outside his shop. CCTV footage shows the monkey... Read more

  • A labourer pushes a handcart on a street in Imphal in the northeastern state of Manipur on Feb. 20, 2012. Promoted in official tourist brochures as the "jewel of India," the tiny state of Manipur often seems closer to an ignored family heirloom than a proudly coveted gem. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP/GettyImages)

    India: A Faux Pas in Manipur’s Three Bills

    As tensions surrounding the controversial issue of the three bills passed by the Manipur State Assembly in August last year continue to grip the state,... Read more

  • Indian Prime Minister India Narendra Modi looks over his shoulder to speak with an aide during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Indian PM Burnishes His Standing With Address to Congress

    WASHINGTON—Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets to burnish his standing as a trusted U.S. partner Wednesday, addressing a joint meeting of Congress after years of... Read more

  • President Barack Obama (L) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the gardens of the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, on Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Is the Obama-Modi Friendship Real? In India, Many Doubt It

    NEW DELHI—It’s a friendship between two powerful men that transcends politics, transcends diplomacy. It certainly looked like genuine affection when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi... Read more

  • A man prays inside a temple that survived last years attacks, on the day of Probarona Purnima on October 19, 2013 in Ramu, Bangladesh.  Getty Images)

    Buddhist Monk in Bangladesh Has Throat Slit in Murder

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP)—A 75-year-old Buddhist monk has been killed in a monastery in southeastern Bangladesh, police said Saturday. The body of Maung Shue U. Chak... Read more

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    72-Year-Old Indian Woman Gives Birth to Healthy Baby Boy

    A 72-year-old Indian woman has reportedly given birth to a healthy child. The Guardian reported that Daljinder Kaur, the woman, and her 79-year-old husband, Mohinder... Read more

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    Indian Teen Dies After Shooting Himself While Taking Selfie

    #RamandeepSingh, 15, Accidentally Shoots Self Dead Taking #Selfie In #Pathankot, #Punjab — UJReview (@UJReview) May 2, 2016 A 15-year old teenager in India... Read more

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    Quake Rattles Central Italy, Rome, Shaking Historic Palazzi

    ROME—An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 rattled a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome, on Wednesday, just two months after a powerful... Read more

  • Thick smoke and flames rise from amidst the tents after fires were started in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle" near Calais, northern France, on Oct. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

    French Authorities Declare the Calais Migrant Camp Empty

    CALAIS, France—French authorities declared the Calais migrant camp known as “the jungle,” empty on Wednesday, after fires set by departing migrants accelerated plans to evacuate... Read more

  • Rescue personnel stand by the Thunder River Rapids ride at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, Australia, on Oct. 25, 2016. (Channel 9 via AP)

    Police: 2 Children Lucky to Survive Accident at Aussie Park

    SYDNEY—Two children are fortunate to be alive, police said Wednesday, after they were thrown clear and survived an accident that killed their mothers and two... Read more

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (L) is shown the way by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after a joint press conference following their meeting at Abe's official residence in Tokyo, on Oct. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool)

    Philippine, Japanese Leaders Sign Military, Economic Deals

    TOKYO—The leaders of Japan and the Philippines agreed Wednesday to cooperate in promoting regional peace and stability, and acknowledged the importance of their alliances with... Read more

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    British Airways Plane With Ill Crew Makes Emergency Landing

    LONDON—A plane traveling from San Francisco to London diverted to Vancouver after members of the crew reported feeling ill, British Airways said Tuesday. Vancouver Coastal... Read more

  • Crews start to demolish shelters in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle" near Calais, northern France, on Oct. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Crews Start Dismantling French ‘Jungle’ Camp While Migrants Remain

    CALAIS, France—Crews in hard hats and orange jumpsuits on Tuesday started dismantling a makeshift camp in France that has become a symbol of Europe’s migrant... Read more

  • Rescue personnel stand by the Thunder River Rapids ride at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, Australia, on Oct. 25, 2016. (Channel 9 via AP)

    4 Killed on River Rapids Ride at Australian Theme Park

    SYDNEY—Four people were killed Tuesday after a river rapids ride malfunctioned at a popular theme park on Australia’s east coast, officials said. Two men and... Read more

  • The child of an Afghan farmer harvests opium sap from a poppy field in Surkh Rod District, Nangarhar Province, on May 5, 2015. Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has reached a record high in 2014, a U.N. report has revealed, highlighting the failure of the U.S.-led campaign to crack down on the lucrative crop. The total area under cultivation was about 224,000 hectares (553,500 acres) in 2014, a 7 percent increase from 2013, according to the Afghanistan Opium Survey released by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime. (Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)

    Report Shows Increase in Afghanistan Opium Poppy Cultivation

    KABUL, Afghanistan—Afghanistan saw an increase of 10 percent in opium poppy cultivation and 91 percent decrease in eradication across the country, according to a new... Read more

  • U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affair Daniel Russel issues his statement to reporters after meeting with Philippine officials at the Department of Foreign Affairs in suburban Pasay, south of Manila, Philippines on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Russel has said that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial remarks and a "real climate of uncertainty" about his government's intentions have sparked consternation in the U.S. and other governments and in the business world. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    US: Philippines’ Duterte Sparking Distress Around the World

    MANILA, Philippines—America’s top diplomat for Asia said Monday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial remarks and a “real climate of uncertainty” about his government’s intentions... Read more

  • Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces advance near Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016.   Iraqi special forces charged into the Mosul battle Thursday with a pre-dawn advance on a nearby town held by the Islamic State group, a key part of a multi-pronged assault on eastern approaches to the besieged city.(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Limited Gains in First Week of Iraq’s Mosul Offensive

    KHAZER, Iraq—In the week since Iraq launched an operation to retake Mosul from the ISIS terrorist group, its forces have pushed toward the city from... Read more

  • Firefighters investigate the scene where two cars caught on fire at a parking lot in Utsunomiya, north of Tokyo on Oct. 23, 2016. (Yukie Nishizawa/Kyodo News via AP)

    2 Explosions Hit Japanese City, Killing 1; Suicide Suspected

    TOKYO—Two apparent explosions hit the Japanese city of Utsunomiya back-to-back Sunday, killing one person and injuring three others in what police are viewing as a... Read more

  • Nigerian soldiers stand guard at the offices of the state-run Nigerian Television Authority in Maiduguri, Nigeria, on June 6, 2013. Thousands of members of Nigeria’s home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks. In Niger, the government has declared a “humanitarian crisis” and appealed for international aid to help tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees driven from their homes by the insurgency. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

    83 Nigerian Soldiers Missing in Boko Haram Attack

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—Some 83 Nigerian soldiers are missing in action since Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked a remote military base in the northeast, senior army officers... Read more

  • A prison cell is empty after inmates escaped from the Civil Prison in the coastal town of Arcahaiea, Haiti, on Oct. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Haiti Authorities Nab Some 1 Dozen of 172 Escaped Inmates

      ARCAHAIE, Haiti—Police officers were searching cars and boats for escaped prisoners on Sunday after recapturing at least a dozen of the 172 inmates who... Read more

  • A blue state historical marker sits outside Grace Kelly's family's home in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia. (April Saul/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)

    Prince Albert of Monaco Buys Philadelphia Home of Mom Grace Kelly

    PHILADELPHIA—The Philadelphia home where Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1955 is now... Read more

  • A man walks inside a makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle" near Calais, northern France, on  Oct. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

    French Police Use Tear Gas to Disperse Calais Camp Residents

    CALAIS, France—French police have fired tear gas to disperse people throwing stones toward them amid rising tensions ahead of the planned dismantling of a slum-like... Read more

  • The Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov passes within a few miles of Dover, in the southeast of England as a fleet of Russian warships sail through the North Sea, and the English Channel Friday, on Oct. 21, 2016. (Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)

    Kremlin: Demands for Assad’s Departure ‘Thoughtless’

    MOSCOW—The entire territory of Syria must be “liberated,” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said in remarks televised Saturday, dismissing demands for Syrian President Bashar Assad’s... Read more

  • United Nations staff, some holding signs, stand in a silent protest against a U.N. meeting to designate Wonder Woman as an "Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls," at the U.N. headquarters in New York on Oct. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Wonder Woman Named a Special UN Ambassador, Despite Protests

    UNITED NATIONS—The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman’s 75th birthday on Friday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment... Read more

  • Emergency services outside London City Airport on Oct. 21, 2016. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

    London City Airport Declared Safe After ‘Chemical Incident’

    LONDON—More than two dozen people were treated for breathing difficulties in a suspected chemical incident that sparked the evacuation of London City Airport Friday, fire... Read more

  • A university student is reflected in a glass display case showing the photos of 43 missing students from the Rural Normal School of Ayotzinapa, Mexico, at the Central American University, UCA, in Managua, Nicaragua. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)

    Mexico Arrests Ex-Police Chief of City Where 43 Disappeared

    MEXICO CITY—The former police chief of Iguala, where 43 students went missing in 2014, was detained Friday after two years at large in a development... Read more

  • Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte in Beijing during a four-day visit to China, on Oct. 20, 2016. (Wu Hong-Pool/Getty Images)

    Ex-Top Diplomat: Duterte’s China Shift a ‘National Tragedy’

    MANILA, Philippines—A former top Filipino diplomat, who brought the triumphant arbitration case against China over territorial disputes, said Friday the Philippine president’s declaration to pivot... Read more

  • Pakistan's Inam Khan, owner of a book shop shows a copy of a magazine with the photograph of Afghan refugee woman Sharbat Gulla, from his rare collection in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. A Pakistani investigator says the police have arrested National Geographic's famed green-eyed 'Afghan Girl' for having a fake Pakistani identity card. Shahid Ilyas from the Federal Investigation Agency, says the police arrested Sharbat Gulla during a raid on Wednesday at a home in Peshawar. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

    Afghan Girl From Iconic National Geographic Cover Faces 14 Years in Prison

    An Afghan woman whose image became known around the world after she was featured on the cover of the National Geographic magazine over 30 years... Read more

  • A Saudi man walks at the Tadawul Saudi Stock Exchange, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on June 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

    Saudi Economic Woes Involve More Than Low Oil Price

    People in the West perceive that money in stable Middle Eastern oil countries grows on trees. Or, to be precise, it’s pumped out of the... Read more

  • A member of Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces watches a truck carrying fleeing civilians drive off, as Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces fight against Islamic State militants, in the village of Tob Zawa, about 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) from Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Iraqi Forces Evacuate 1,000 Civilians From Mosul Front Lines

    KHAZER, Iraq—Iraqi special forces have moved more than 1,000 people from villages near the front lines of the battle to retake the ISIS-held city of... Read more

  • People attend a candlelight vigil for the victims of an overnight attack on the Quetta Police Training Academy, in Lahore, Pakistan, Oct. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

    Pakistan City Shuts Down, Mourns 61 Killed at Police Academy

    QUETTA, Pakistan—Pakistan’s city of Quetta was completely shut down Wednesday following a militant rampage at a police academy the day before while families buried 60... Read more

  • Pakistani police officers stand guard outside a police training center which was attacked by militants in Quetta, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Gunmen stormed a police training center late Monday in Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province and detonated explosive vests, killing dozens of police trainees and wounding many others, authorities said. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

    Militants Attack Pakistan Police Academy, Killing 61

    QUETTA, Pakistan—Militants wearing suicide vests stormed a Pakistani police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta overnight, killing 61 people, mostly police cadets and recruits,... Read more

  • Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces prepare to attack Islamic State positions as fighting to retake the extremist-held city of Mosul entered its second week, in the village of Tob Zawa, outside Mosul, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A convoy of special forces advanced toward the village of Tob Zawa, Monday, encountering roadside bombs and trading heavy fire with the militants. Loudspeakers on the Humvees blared Iraqi patriotic music as they pushed toward the village. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Iraq Forces Shell ISIS Near Mosul; Group Urges Airstrike Probe

    BARTELLA, Iraq—Iraqi forces shelled ISIS positions outside Mosul on Monday as fighting to retake the extremist-held city entered its second week and a rights group urged... Read more

  • President Hassan Rouhani speaks to a crowd during a visit to the central city of Arak, Iran, on Oct. 23, 2016. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

    Iran’s President Criticizes US Presidential Candidates

    TEHRAN, Iran—Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday criticized the U.S. presidential candidates’ behavior during their recent debates. “Did you see the debate and the way... Read more

  • Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces patrol outside the town of Bartella, Iraq, on Oct. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Iraqi Forces Launch New Advance Northeast of Mosul

    KHAZER, Iraq—Iraqi and Kurdish forces launched a new offensive Sunday on a town near Mosul as part of a massive operation aimed at retaking the... Read more

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 22, 2016. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Pentagon Chief in Irbil for Closer Assessment of Mosul Fight

    IRBIL, Iraq—U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Irbil on Sunday for a closer assessment of the fight against the Islamic State group in northern Iraq... Read more

  • A chemical weapons cache captured from ISIS in Qayarah, Iraq, contains homemade rockets and mustard gas. (Ed Alexander/BLACKOPS Cyber)

    Exclusive: ISIS Mustard Gas Stockpile Captured Near Mosul (Photos)

    Iraqi troops have captured a cache of chemical weapons that formerly belonged to the ISIS terrorist group in Qayyarah, Iraq, just east of the terrorist... Read more

  • An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter stands guard outside Bartella, Iraq, on Oct. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Iraqi Leader Resists US Push for Turkish Role in Mosul Fight

    BAGHDAD—U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s push for Iraq to let Turkey play a role in the Mosul battle encountered resistance Saturday from Iraq’s prime minister,... Read more

  • Syrians workers fix electricity cables after airstrikes, in Aleppo, Syria, on Aug. 20, 2016. (Local Council of Aleppo City via AP)

    In Aleppo, Jewel of Syrian Rebellion Faces Possible Collapse

    BEIRUT—The Aleppo that Ibrahim al-Haj’s son Laith was born into 10 months ago is now being destroyed. The opposition-held districts of the Syrian city have... Read more

  • Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces are deployed in Bartella, Iraq, on Oct. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Iraq Pushes Into Town Near Mosul After ISIS Assault on Kirkuk

    BARTELLA, Iraq—The Iraqi army pushed into a town near the Islamic State-held city of Mosul on Saturday, a day after dozens of IS militants stormed... Read more

  • FILE - In this file photo released early Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 and provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, rescue workers try to remove a boy stuck in the debris of a building in the neighborhood of Qaterji in rebel-held east Aleppo following an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. The Syrian government has opened a corridor Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, for rebels and civilians who want to leave the besieged eastern neighborhoods of the city of Aleppo. Residents in the besieged area have said many won't go since there are no guarantees that evacuees won't be arrested by government forces (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP, File)

    Syrian Government Opens New Aleppo Corridor for Evacuations

    BEIRUT—The Syrian government on Friday opened a new corridor for rebels and civilians who want to leave the besieged eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, a move... Read more

  • In this image made from video, smoke rises from a building where two militants are believed to be holed up, according to Rudaw TV, in Kirkuk, Iraq, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Militants armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk early on Friday in an assault quickly claimed by the Islamic State group and likely aimed at diverting authorities' attention for the battle to retake IS-held Mosul. (Rudaw TV via AP)

    ISIS Attacks Iraq City of Kirkuk, Power Plant Amid Mosul Fight

    KIRKUK, Iraq—ISIS militants armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk early Friday in an assault... Read more

  • Iraqi forces deploy near Mosul, as they advance towards the city to retake it from ISIS on Oct 17, 2016.

    Mosul Offensive Highlights Uncertain Future of War-Torn City

    A major operation aimed at retaking the city of Mosul—the ISIS terrorist group’s last major urban stronghold in Iraq—is raising the question of what will happen... Read more

  • The Commander of the Joint Military Operation Commander, Army Lt. Gen. Talib Shaghati, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in in the town of Khazer, Iraq, Oct. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Iraqi General Calls on ISIS Militants in Mosul to Surrender

    KHAZER, Iraq—A senior Iraqi general on Wednesday called on Iraqis fighting for the ISIS terrorist group in Mosul to surrender as a wide-scale operation to retake... Read more

  • Masood Ahmed, director of IMF Middle East and Central Asia Department, stands in front of the view of Dubai skyline from The Gate building before a press conference on the IMF Regional Economic Outlook Update in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. Ahmed told The Associated Press that oil-producing Mideast countries "still have some way to go" in reforming government sector and cutting spending. ((AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    IMF Says Low Oil Prices Still Hurting Mideast

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Oil-producing Mideast countries are coping with low global oil prices though more government reforms are needed, the International Monetary Fund’s chief for... Read more

  • Members of the Higher Council for Civilian Community Organization inspect a destroyed funeral hall as they protest against a deadly Saudi-led airstrike on a funeral hall six days ago, in Sanaa, Yemen, on Oct. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Saudi-Led Coalition Blames Yemeni Party for Funeral Bombing

    CAIRO—A Saudi-led coalition on Saturday blamed “wrong information” for the bombing last weekend of a packed funeral hall in the rebel-held Yemeni capital that killed... Read more

  • Iraqi special forces soldiers deployed for an offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants prepare to move out from a camp near Khazer, Iraq, on Oct. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Adam Schreck)

    Iraqi Special Forces Arrive Outside Militant-Held Mosul

    KHAZER, Iraq—A few hundred Iraqi special forces arrived Friday at the front line near militant-held Mosul, one small part of a series of troop movements... Read more

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