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Police officer: Not clear if ransom was paid for GermansNigerian police say it is not clear if a ransom was paid for the release of two German archaeologists freed over the weekend
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Drought, hunger push Somalis to flee amid fears of famineThousands of desperate people are streaming into Somalia's capital seeking food as a result a prolonged drought, overwhelming local and international aid agencies
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2015 file photo, comrades carry Ilias Mahmoud al-Taweel, a member of Syrian Civil Defence, popularly known as the White Helmets, during his funeral in in Douma, Syria. Raed Saleh, the head of the Syrian search-and-rescue group featured in the Oscar-winning Netflix documentary "The White Helmets," said the award is an inspiration and a huge moral support for the volunteers to keep up their mission in the war-torn country. Saleh also appealed on governments around the world "to stop the bloodshed of the Syrian people." (Feras Domy via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT
Oscar-winning Syrian rescue group says award is inspirationSyrian who runs rescue group featured in Oscar-winning documentary 'The White Helmets' says the award is an inspiration
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FILE -- In this Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi poses for a photo during the premiere of his film, "The Salesman, in Paris. Iran's top diplomat has congratulated director Asghar Farhadi for winning the Oscar in the best foreign language category with his film "the Salesman." Mohammad Javad Zarif saw the prize as a move against President Donald Trump's effort to bar U.S. entry to citizens from seven majority Muslim countries, including Iran. Zarif tweeted: "Proud of Cast and Crew of "The Salesman" for Oscar and stance against #MuslimBan. Iranians have represented culture and civilization for millennia." (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
Iranians welcome Farhadi's Oscar for best foreign filmIranians cheer Oscar for best foreign film; foreign minister lauds win as move against Trump's entry ban
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Palestinian president urges protection of two-state solutionPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is urging the international community to protect the two-state solution as Israel expands settlement construction
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Iraqi Commander: Troops push further into western MosulA senior Iraqi police commander says troops have taken control of the western side of a key bridge in Mosul amid intense clashes with the Islamic State group
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2017 file photo, a man watches a public TV screen showing a file image of North Korea's state security minister Kim Won Hong, who had been seen as close to leader Kim Jong Un, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea executed five senior security officials with anti-aircraft guns because they made false reports that "enraged" leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's spy agency said Monday, Feb. 27. The spy agency told lawmakers that five North Korean officials in the department of recently purged Kim Won Hong were executed by anti-aircraft guns because of the false reports to Kim, South Korean lawmaker Lee Cheol Woo said. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
Seoul says North Korea executes 5 senior security officialsSouth Korea's intelligence agency says that five senior North Korean officials have been executed for making false reports to leader Kim Jong Un
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Christian women who fled el-Arish in Sinai, due to fighting, rest at a youth guest house, in Ismailia, 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Egyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State militants are fleeing the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day, after a string of sectarian killings there sent hundreds fleeing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the minority. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Egypt's Christians flee terror in north Sinai security voidEgyptian Christians flee volatile part of Sinai Peninsula after surge in militant killings of Copts
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FILE - In this June 27, 2016, file photo, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi speaks during a cooperation conference with Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in Hanoi, Vietnam. Yang will meet with U.S. high-ranking officials becoming the first senior Chinese official to visit the United States on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 since President Donald Trump took office. (AP Photo/Tran Van Minh, File)
1st senior Chinese official visits Washington in Trump eraChina is sending its first senior official to visit the U.S. since President Donald Trump took office
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Egyptian Christian Ezzat Yaacoub Ishak, who fled el-Arish in North Sinai with his family two days ago due to fighting, stands in his newly rented apartment, in Ismailia, 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Egyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State militants are fleeing the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day, after a string of sectarian killings there sent hundreds fleeing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the minority. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Egypt's Christians flee terror in north Sinai security voidEgyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State militants are fleeing the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day, after a string of sectarian killings there raised accusations the government is failing to protect the minority
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A view of the the Tower of Pisa (Torre di Pisa) and of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, Italy, taken on Jan. 2, 2012. Pisa, of Leaning Tower fame, has decided to add a towering Ferris wheel. The wheel will be erected in what’s now a parking lot. From the top of the wheel, riders will be able to see both the tower and the nearby Mediterranean Sea. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Italy's Pisa plans to test appeal of towering Ferris wheelThe Italian city of Pisa has decided to add a towering Ferris wheel to its roster of tourist attractions
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Turkish actor Reha Beyoglu, who portrays Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a biopic titled 'Reis', meaning 'The Chief' in Turkish, poses for the photographers during a gala screening of the movie in Istanbul, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. The biopic, which portrays Erdogan's childhood growing up in an Istanbul's rough neighbourhood and his years as the city's mayor between 1994 and 1998, was presented on the day which also marks Erdogan's 63rd birthday and the 89th Academy Awards scheduled to take place in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Biopic about Turkey's president screened at birthday galaThe producers of a new movie about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have hosted a gala screening in Istanbul to celebrate the film and its subject
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