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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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A guest, second left, reacts as he attends a traditional Carnival ball at the Copacabana Palace hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. In stark contrast to the hundreds of hard-charging street parties across Rio that are open to anyone, the "Baile do Copa" bills itself as a fairytale event where the country's elite can see and be seen in a hotel known for both opulence and a lengthy tradition of welcoming world leaders and stars. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Far from Carnival street fests, glitzy Rio Ball for eliteFar from the Carnival's hard-charging street parties, Brazil's glamorous elite gather for the Rio Ball
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Iran begins annual navy drill off Strait of HormuzIran's navy has begun an annual drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, its first major exercise since the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump
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Attendees check the new re-launched Nokia 3310 phone, during a Nokia presentation ahead of Monday's opening of the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Finland-based HMD Global is re-launching the simple Nokia 3310 model along with unveiling three new devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Samsung delays its new phone, and showcases tablets insteadSamsung's product showcase is notable for what's missing: a new flagship phone
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Pope Francis and reverend Robert Innes, right, the Anglican Bishop in Europe, pray during a ceremony of blessing of an icon of Christ the Saviour by English artist Ian Knowles, during his historic visit to the Anglican Church of All Saints in Rome, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Francis becomes 1st pope to visit an Anglican church in RomePope Francis has become the first pontiff to visit an Anglican church in Rome
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UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura waves as he arrives for Syria peace talks with Syria's main opposition High Negotiations Committee, HNC, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
Syrian warplanes pound rebel-held area in central citySyrian opposition activists say government warplanes have pounded a rebel-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs killing at least three and wounding dozens
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Displaced civilians, who were injured by mortars fired by Islamic State militants as they fled their homes, wait to be taken to a hospital after receiving first aid in a field clinic, in western Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Feb. 26. 2017. Iraqi militarized police captured a neighborhood on the western side of Mosul on Sunday amid fierce clashes with Islamic State militants, as thousands of people continued to flee the battle to government-controlled areas, security officials said. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Casualties mount as Iraqi troops advance in IS-held MosulAs Iraqi forces push deeper into western Mosul, the assault is bringing a surge of casualties _ at least 30 Iraqi security forces and more than 200 civilians killed or wounded in the last three days
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In this photo taken June 28, 2016 and released by the World Food Programme (WFP), people collect food assistance from WFP on the outskirts of Mayom, in Unity state, South Sudan. The United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of March to prevent catastrophic hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, yet just $90 million has been collected so far, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (Challiss McDonough/WFP, via AP)
Pope says he's studying possible trip to South SudanPope Francis says he's studying the feasibility of a trip to famine-struck South Sudan
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2 kidnapped Germans are freed
Nigerian governor says 2 kidnapped Germans are freedA Nigerian governor says security agents have freed 2 German archaeologists who were kidnapped in northern Nigeria
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