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Protesters put a Hong Kong colonial flag and deface the Hong Kong logo at the Legislative Chamber after break in to protest against the extradition bill in Hong Kong, Monday, July 1, 2019.
Vincent Yu/AP Photo
July 01, 2019 - 10:26 am
By Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong swarmed into the legislature's main building Monday night, tearing down portraits of legislative leaders and spray-painting pro-democracy slogans on the walls of the main chamber. The sharp escalation in tactics...
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A whale is unloaded at a port in Kushiro, in the northernmost main island of Hokkaido, Monday, July 1, 2019.
Masanori Takei/Kyodo News via AP
July 01, 2019 - 9:53 am
By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japanese whalers returned to port Monday with their first catch after resuming commercial whaling for the first time in 31 years, achieving the long-cherished goal of traditionalists that is seen as largely a lost cause amid slowing demand for the...
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President Hassan Rouhani listens to explanations on new nuclear achievements at a ceremony to mark "National Nuclear Day," in Tehran, Iran.
Iranian Presidency Office via AP, File
July 01, 2019 - 9:36 am
By Jom Gambrell and Amir Vahdat, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has broken the limit set on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, international inspectors and Tehran said Monday, marking its first major departure from the unraveling agreement a...
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Pope Francis attends the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a United Nations agency, in Rome.
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Mark Abrams
July 01, 2019 - 9:09 am
UPDATED: 10:45 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Vatican said Monday that what's said in a confession box stays there and can't be shared, even if it involves child sex abuse. Pope Francis signed off on the statement released by the Vatican. It comes in the wake of pressure from civil...
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The Mittani Empire is one of the least researched civilizations of the Ancient Near East.
University of Tübingen eScience Cente/Kurdistan Archaeology Organization via CNN
June 30, 2019 - 11:33 am
By Jack Guy, CNN (CNN) -- A 3,400-year-old palace has emerged from a reservoir in the Kurdistan region of Iraq after water levels dropped because of drought. The discovery of the ruins in the Mosul Dam reservoir on the banks of the Tigris River inspired a spontaneous archeological dig that will...
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President Donald Trump walks to the North Korean side of the border with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, Sunday, June 30, 2019, in North Korea.
Susan Walsh/AP Photo
June 30, 2019 - 7:58 am
PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — With wide grins and a historic handshake, President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un met at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone on Sunday and agreed to revive talks on the pariah nation's nuclear program. Trump, pressing his bid for a legacy-defining deal,...
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This September 2018 photo provided by NOAA shows a NOAA research vessel at a Taylor Energy production site in the Gulf of Mexico.
June 29, 2019 - 9:04 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new federally led study of oil seeping from a platform toppled off Louisiana's coast 14½ years ago found releases lower than other recent estimates, but contradicts the well owner's assertions about the amount and source of oil. Oil and gas have been leaking into the Gulf of...
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Donald Trump and Xi Jinping
Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images via CNN
June 29, 2019 - 8:04 am
By Kevin Liptak, CNN (CNN) -- US President Donald Trump says trade talks with China have been successfully revived and new tariffs are on hold after his highly anticipated meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. "We're right back on track. We'll see what happens," Trump said after the talks...
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Migrants sit after being detained during an immigration raid on the cargo train known as "La Bestia" in San Mateo, Chiapas state, Mexico, late Wednesday, June 26, 2019.
AP Photo
June 27, 2019 - 9:55 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — About 100 Mexican soldiers and immigration agents raided a freight train in the southern state of Chiapas on Thursday and detained dozens of Central American migrants riding atop the cars. Such raids had been rare since the last crackdown on migrants in 2014. But under increasing...
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people in front of a fireworks - stock photo
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June 27, 2019 - 6:00 pm
(CBS) — As Americans prepare to celebrate Independence Day, a Fourth of July tradition faces a potential threat. The majority of fireworks sold in the U.S. are manufactured in China -- but a trade war between the two countries may cause prices to skyrocket, and some fireworks vendors fear the...
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