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In this May 1, 2019, photo provided by the U.S. Navy, the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) transits the San Diego Bay in San Diego, Calif.
Jesse Monford/U.S. Navy via AP
July 19, 2019 - 2:45 pm
By Amir Vahdat, Gregory Katz, Robert Burns and David Rising LONDON (AP) — Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker Friday and briefly detained a second vessel in the Strait of Hormuz, intensifying tensions in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint between Tehran and the West. The...
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Japanese Diet member, Kenta Izumi, left, and Buddhist monk, Matsumoto Genkun, pay respects at a makeshift memorial site in front of burned Kyoto Animation Studio building, background left, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Kyoto, Japan.
Jae C. Hong/AP Photo
July 19, 2019 - 8:04 am
By Haruka Nuga and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press KYOTO, Japan (AP) — Investigators on Friday returned to the skeletonized building where a man raging about theft set a fire that gutted an animation production studio, killed 33 people and crushed the hearts of comic fans in Japan and beyond...
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President Donald Trump says a US ship "destroyed" an Iranian drone on Thursday.
Alex Brandon/AP via CNN
July 18, 2019 - 5:29 pm
By Zachary Cohen, Kevin Liptak, Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne, CNN (CNN) -- President Donald Trump said Thursday that the USS Boxer downed an Iranian drone that came within 1,000 yards of the Navy ship and ignored "multiple calls to stand down" -- marking yet another escalation in the already tense...
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A migrant baby is given a bath at the AMAR migrant shelter in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, Tuesday, July 16, 2019.
Marco Ugarte/AP Photo
July 17, 2019 - 10:29 am
By Maria Verza, Associated Press NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — Asylum-seekers gathered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refuge claims by Central Americans and many others meant for their bids to find a better life in...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea.
Susan Walsh/AP Photo, File
July 16, 2019 - 11:09 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday suggested it might call off its 20-month suspension of nuclear and missile tests because of summertime U.S.-South Korean military drills that the North calls preparation for an eventual invasion. The statement by the North's Foreign Ministry...
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Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney poses for a photo with the artwork for the concept of the new 50 pound notes, after announcing that Second World War code-breaker Alan Turing has been selected to feature on the new notes.
Peter Byrne/PA via AP
July 15, 2019 - 8:30 am
LONDON (AP) — Codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing has been chosen as the face of Britain's new 50 pound note, the Bank of England announced Monday. Governor Mark Carney said Turing, who did ground-breaking work on computers and artificial intelligence, was "a giant on whose shoulders so...
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Running of the bulls
Alvaro Barrientos/AP
July 08, 2019 - 3:06 pm
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The desire to have a selfie as a souvenir from running with the bulls in Spain turned into a near-death experience an American lawyer says he'll never forget. A 6-ton bull ran over and gored San Francisco resident Jaime Alvarez in the neck during the first run of this year's...
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Technicians and researchers check equipment set up inside a glass chamber as they begin to study Rembrandt's 'Night Watch' masterpiece, at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Monday July 8, 2019.
Aleksandar Furtula/AP Photo
July 08, 2019 - 10:40 am
By Aleksandar Furtula, Associated Press AMSTERDAM (AP) — Researchers and restorers at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum launched a months-long project Monday, using high-tech imaging technology to throw new light on Rembrandt van Rijn's iconic "Night Watch." Working in a specially designed glass chamber,...
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The deputy foreign minister says that his nation considers the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers to be a "valid document" and seeks its continuation.
Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Photo
July 07, 2019 - 7:23 am
By Jon Gambrell and Nasser Karimi TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran increased its uranium enrichment Sunday beyond the limit allowed by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, inching its program closer toward weapons-grade levels while calling for a diplomatic solution to a crisis heightening tensions...
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A$AP Rocky
Christopher Jue/Getty Images for MARQUEE Singapore
July 05, 2019 - 10:10 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky was ordered held by a Swedish court Friday for two weeks in pre-trial detention while police investigate a fight in downtown Stockholm. Prosecutor Fredrik Karlsson said Friday after the hearing at the Stockholm District Court that A$AP Rocky — the...
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