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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addresses the media during his joint press statement with Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo following their bilateral meeting at the Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines Friday, April 28, 2017. When Duterte hosts a summit of Southeast Asian leaders this weekend, the spotlight will be on him. Just less than a year in power, Duterte faces a mass murder complaint before the International Criminal Court and an impeachment bid at home as bodies continue to pile up in his war on illegal drugs. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
April 28, 2017 - 7:56 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Alarm over North Korea's nuclear ambitions and its intensifying standoff with the United States, and tensions over China's assertive territorial claims in the South China Sea are under the spotlight at an annual summit of Southeast Asian nations in Manila. Foreign...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmate Kenneth Williams. Arkansas wrapped up an aggressive execution schedule Thursday, April 27, 2017, putting to death its fourth inmate in eight days. Williams, 38, received a lethal injection Thursday night at the Cummins Unit prison at Varner for the death of a former deputy warden killed after Williams escaped from prison in 1999. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP, File)
April 28, 2017 - 7:49 am
VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas wrapped up an accelerated executions schedule with a lethal injection that left the condemned inmate lurching and convulsing before he died, prompting calls for investigations and renewed scrutiny of the state's efforts to put multiple inmates to death on a compressed...
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FILE- In this file photo dated Sunday, April 9, 2017, a girl lights candles in response after a highjacked truck was driven into a crowd of pedestrians and crashed into a department store in Stockholm, Sweden. A woman in her 60s who was injured in the April 7 truck attack in Stockholm has died, Swedish authorities said Friday April 28, 2017, raising the death toll to five.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, FILE)
April 28, 2017 - 7:48 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A woman in her 60s who was injured in the April 7 truck attack in Stockholm has died, Swedish authorities said Friday, raising the death toll to five. The Stockholm police said in a statement the woman, who has not been publicly identified, had been hospitalized in southern Sweden...
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In this Tuesday, April 25, 2017 photo released by the U.S. Navy, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer, left, is underway alongside the Republic of Korea multirole guided-missile destroyer Wang Geon during a bilateral exercise. Wayne E. Meyer was on a scheduled western Pacific deployment with aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelsey L. Adams/U.S. Navy via AP)
April 28, 2017 - 7:45 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turning to diplomacy after flexing military muscle, the United States will urge the U.N. Security Council on Friday to increase economic pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, leaning on China in particular to turn the screws on its wayward ally. Secretary...
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April 28, 2017 - 7:34 am
CETINJE, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegrin lawmakers are set to ratify the Balkan country's membership in NATO on Friday and make a historic turn toward the West amid protests from traditional ally Russia and the pro-Russia opposition. The Montenegrin parliament will convene in the historic capital of...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 5, 2017, file photo, Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya, whose grandfather co-founded energy drink company Red Bull, walks to get in a car as he leaves a house in London. Police in Thailand say they have begun the process of requesting an arrest warrant for the heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune accused of a deadly hit-and-run accident almost five years ago but never charged. National police chief Chaktip Chaijinda announced that the effort to arrest Vorayuth began Friday, April 28, in Bangkok. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
April 28, 2017 - 7:26 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A Bangkok court on Friday approved an arrest warrant for an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune accused of a deadly hit-and-run accident, Thai police said, moving the case forward after almost five years without charges being pressed. Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya is accused of...
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A billboard with a picture of Egyptian Coptic Pope Tawadros II, left, welcomes Pope Francis, at St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, April 27, 2017. On Friday, Francis is scheduled to begin a two-day pilgrimage to Egypt aimed at lifting the spirits of Christians in the Middle East, whose numbers have rapidly dwindled in recent decades due to war, displacement and emigration. The visit will include a meeting with Egypt's president and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar as well as a Mass in a stadium on the outskirts of Cairo. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
April 28, 2017 - 7:25 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is brushing off security concerns to forge ahead on Friday with a two-day trip to Egypt aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front that repudiates violence committed in God's name. Three weeks after Islamic militants staged twin Palm Sunday church attacks,...
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April 28, 2017 - 7:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy likely slowed significantly in the first three months of the year, though economists foresee a sharp rebound in the current April-June quarter on the strength of solid job growth, higher consumer confidence and stock-market records. The government on Friday will...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks with employee Graeme Sharrocks, left, during a visit to IKO Polymetric factory in Chesterfield, England, while on the election campaign trail, Thursday April 27, 2017. Britain goes to the polls for a General Election on upcoming June 8. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP)
April 28, 2017 - 7:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's economy slowed in the first three months of the year as concerns about the U.K.'s exit from the European Union spurred inflation and forced consumers to rein in spending. The economy expanded 0.3 percent from the previous quarter, below the 0.4 percent that was expected and...
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In this photo taken Thursday, April 27, 2017, photo, Souleymane Guengueng, right, and Abdourahmane Gueye stand outside the Palais de Justice in Dakar, Senegal, where the court upheld a life sentence for Chad ex-dictator Hissene Habre for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Guengueng was barely able to walk or see when the prison doors swung open and he and hundreds of others were released in Chad in 1990 after Habre fled, then he then began collecting accounts of torture and a quarter-century later, those accounts helped convict and uphold a life sentence for Habre. (AP Photo/Carley Petesch)
April 28, 2017 - 6:58 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Souleymane Guengueng was barely able to walk or see when the prison doors swung open and he and hundreds of others were released in Chad in 1990 after dictator Hissene Habre fled. He then began collecting accounts of torture. A quarter-century later, those accounts helped...
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