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U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. Joseph Votel testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in Washington.
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February 05, 2019 - 10:37 am
By Matthew Lee, AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to declare near-total triumph over the Islamic State group in Syria in his State of the Union address Tuesday, but U.S. defense officials are increasingly fearful that the militants are simply biding their...
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In the Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, photo, multiple dragon dances take part in Lunar New Year celebrations in the Chinatown area of Yangon, Myanmar.
Thein Zaw/AP Photo
February 05, 2019 - 10:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asia welcomed the lunar Year of the Pig on Tuesday with visits to temples, family banquets and the world's biggest travel spree. Celebrations took place throughout the region, from Beijing and Seoul to Hanoi and Singapore. The streets of Beijing and other major Chinese cities were...
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In this photo taken on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, Vaidas Gecevicius, who developed an app helping to match stray dogs with potential owners, poses for a picture with a dog and shows this dog's profile on the app in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Mindaugas Kulbis/AP Photo
February 05, 2019 - 8:11 am
By Liudas Dapkus, Associated Press VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — If the pooch melts your heart, swipe right. Animal lovers in Lithuania have created a mobile application inspired by the popular dating app Tinder to match up dogs in local shelters with new owners. Called GetPet, the app was launched...
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FILE- In this July 23, 2017, file photo the midnight sun shines across sea ice along the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
AP Photo/David Goldman, File
February 04, 2019 - 3:55 pm
UPDATED: Tuesday Feb. 5, 2019 at 4.20 p.m. WASHINGTON (AP) — North isn't quite where it used to be. Earth's north magnetic pole has been drifting so fast in the last few decades that scientists say that past estimates are no longer accurate enough for precise navigation. On Monday, they released an...
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Detained Bahraini soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi arrives at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.
AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit
February 04, 2019 - 3:42 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — A soccer player who has refugee status in Australia told a Thai court Monday that he refuses to be voluntarily extradited to Bahrain, which has asked for his return to serve a prison sentence for a crime he denies committing. Hakeem al-Araibi's rejection of extradition means a trial...
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Denis Baupin, a prominent Green Party member and former Paris city official, takes part in a climate change demonstration in Paris, France.
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February 04, 2019 - 3:09 pm
By Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Six French women stood trial Monday in a defamation lawsuit brought by a former lawmaker they accused of sexual misconduct 1½ years before the #MeToo movement. Four journalists who published allegations from the women and eight others in May 2016 also...
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Uber Boat service
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February 04, 2019 - 12:05 pm
By Rishi Iyengar, CNN Business (CNN) -- Uber is offering a new way to beat traffic jams in one of the world's most congested cities — speedboats. The ride-hailing company launched its Uber Boat service in India's financial capital, Mumbai, on Sunday. Uber customers can now book boats between three...
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Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez delivers a statement.
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February 04, 2019 - 8:27 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A key group of European Union countries endorsed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president on Monday, piling the pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to resign and let the country hold a new presidential election. Maduro, for his...
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Pope Francis and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan exchange gifts at the Vatican in September 2016.
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February 03, 2019 - 4:06 pm
By Delia Gallagher and Sarah El Sirgany, CNN (CNN) -- Pope Francis has arrived in the United Arab Emirates, making him the first pontiff to visit an Arab Gulf state. In a video address from the Vatican on Thursday, Francis said the trip marks "a new page in the history of relations between...
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Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines.
AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File
February 03, 2019 - 11:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In the same Brooklyn courthouse where jurors have heard testimony about Mexican politicians protecting Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's drug empire, a former Mexican state attorney general pleaded guilty last month to taking bribes from narcotraffickers. The juxtaposition underscored a...
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