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Israel’s most powerful party calls for annexation of parts of West Bank

TEL AVIV, Israel — The strongest political party in Israel — the…

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presides over a military parade held in Pyongyang to mark the 105th birthday of late founder Kim Il-sung on April 15, 2017. (Yonhap News/Newscom/Zuma Press/TNS)

Kim Jong Un says nuclear button to hit US is ‘always on my desk’

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — Kim Jong Un Monday repeated claims that he…

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presides over a military parade held in Pyongyang to mark the 105th birthday of late founder Kim Il-sung on April 15, 2017. (Yonhap News/Newscom/Zuma Press/TNS)
The size of the Kumimanu biceae in  comparison to a human diver. (Reconstruction by G. Mayr/Senckenberg Research Institute)

Giant penguins, as tall as people, lived in New Zealand millions of years ago

Scientists have discovered the fossil remains of an ancient giant penguin with…

The size of the Kumimanu biceae in  comparison to a human diver. (Reconstruction by G. Mayr/Senckenberg Research Institute)
Palestinians clash with Lebanese security forces during a protest on Sunday at the U.S. embassy in Awkar, outside Beirut. (Marwan Naami/DPA/Abaca Press/TNS)

Anti-US protest in Lebanon turns violent

BEIRUT — Lebanese security forces Sunday fired tear gas and water cannons…

Palestinians clash with Lebanese security forces during a protest on Sunday at the U.S. embassy in Awkar, outside Beirut. (Marwan Naami/DPA/Abaca Press/TNS)
U.S. President Donald Trump declares formal recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel during a statement on Wednesday in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as capital of Israel

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that the United States will…

U.S. President Donald Trump declares formal recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel during a statement on Wednesday in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
Undated photo from North Korean News Agency shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visiting a Korean People's Army unit, in an undisclosed location, North Korea. Photo released August 2017. (Balkis Press/Abaca Press/TNS)

North Korea fires ballistic missile from north of Pyongyang

WASHINGTON — North Korea on Tuesday fired a ballistic missile that landed…

Undated photo from North Korean News Agency shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visiting a Korean People's Army unit, in an undisclosed location, North Korea. Photo released August 2017. (Balkis Press/Abaca Press/TNS)
Oscar Pistorius arrives for the final verdict at North Gauteng High Court on Sept. 12, 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa. Pistorius's sentence was more than doubled by a South African court, putting it at 13 years and five months in jail. (Whitehotpix/Zuma Press/TNS)

Oscar Pistorius’ murder sentence more than doubled by South African court

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will serve 13 years…

Oscar Pistorius arrives for the final verdict at North Gauteng High Court on Sept. 12, 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa. Pistorius's sentence was more than doubled by a South African court, putting it at 13 years and five months in jail. (Whitehotpix/Zuma Press/TNS)
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson listens as President Donald Trump speaks to the media during a cabinet meeting at the White House on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. President Trump officially designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool/Sipa USA/TNS)

Trump re-designates North Korea as a ‘state sponsor’ of terrorism’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he is putting North Korea back…

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson listens as President Donald Trump speaks to the media during a cabinet meeting at the White House on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. President Trump officially designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool/Sipa USA/TNS)
Protesters gather on Saturday in front on the road leading to State House in Harare, Zimbabwe to demand President Robert Mugabe step down from his position. (Belal Khaled/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/TNS)

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe remains president, at least temporarily, after ruling party fires him

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who was widely expected…

Protesters gather on Saturday in front on the road leading to State House in Harare, Zimbabwe to demand President Robert Mugabe step down from his position. (Belal Khaled/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/TNS)
Injured people receive medical treatment in a hospital in Kirkuk, Iraq, on Sunday after an earthquake measuring 7.2 magnitude hit Iraq's northern province of Sulaimaniyah. (Xinhua/Raizer Zangana/Sipa USA/TNS)

Hundreds killed and thousands injured in a magnitude 7.3 earthquake near Iran-Iraq border

Survivors crowded hospital emergency rooms as rescue teams and sniffer dogs combed…

Injured people receive medical treatment in a hospital in Kirkuk, Iraq, on Sunday after an earthquake measuring 7.2 magnitude hit Iraq's northern province of Sulaimaniyah. (Xinhua/Raizer Zangana/Sipa USA/TNS)
Thousands of Spanish supporters gathered in center city of Barcelona on Sunday to show disappointment against the separation from Spain. (Mauro Ujetto/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/TNS)

Spain fires Catalonia’s secessionist leaders, invokes direct rule over region

BARCELONA, Spain — In the first large-scale public rebuke of last week’s…

Thousands of Spanish supporters gathered in center city of Barcelona on Sunday to show disappointment against the separation from Spain. (Mauro Ujetto/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/TNS)
A young woman sings the Catalan anthem in University Square on Thursday in Barcelona, Spain. Thousands of students have rallied in support of the Declaration of independence and the Catalan Republic in Barcelona. (Paco Freire/SOPA/Zuma Press/TNS)

Catalonia regional leader does not call for independence or elections despite Spain’s deadline

BARCELONA, Spain — After dramatic brinkmanship with Spain’s central government, Catalonia’s leader…

A young woman sings the Catalan anthem in University Square on Thursday in Barcelona, Spain. Thousands of students have rallied in support of the Declaration of independence and the Catalan Republic in Barcelona. (Paco Freire/SOPA/Zuma Press/TNS)
From left, Oriol Junqueras, Carles Puigdemont, Carme Forcadell and Artud Mas occupy the first row of a Saturday demonstration in front of the stage. Spain's foreign minister has promised no arrests will be made when the Catalan government is dismissed as soon as this week. (Paco Freire/SOPA/Zuma Press/TNS)

Catalonia stands firm on independence from Spain

BARCELONA, Spain — The regional government of Catalonia refused again Sunday to…

From left, Oriol Junqueras, Carles Puigdemont, Carme Forcadell and Artud Mas occupy the first row of a Saturday demonstration in front of the stage. Spain's foreign minister has promised no arrests will be made when the Catalan government is dismissed as soon as this week. (Paco Freire/SOPA/Zuma Press/TNS)
At least 40 people were killed and several others injured on Saturday in a deadly bomb explosion near the Safari hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. (Faisal Isse/Xinhua/Sipa USA/TNS)

More than 230 die in truck bomb blast in Somalia

Hundreds of Somalis marched in the streets of Mogadishu on Sunday to…

At least 40 people were killed and several others injured on Saturday in a deadly bomb explosion near the Safari hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. (Faisal Isse/Xinhua/Sipa USA/TNS)

Spain’s prime minister threatens direct rule if Catalonia presses independence bid

BARCELONA, Spain — Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday issued a…

Thousands of people protest with Catalonian and Spanish flags against the independence movement and the regional government's speraratist plans, in Barcelona, Spain, on  Oct. 8, 2017. (Nicolas Carvalho Ochoa/dpa/Abaca Press/TNS)

Catalonia’s regional leader stops short of declaring independence from Spain

BARCELONA, Spain — Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Tuesday called for a…

Thousands of people protest with Catalonian and Spanish flags against the independence movement and the regional government's speraratist plans, in Barcelona, Spain, on  Oct. 8, 2017. (Nicolas Carvalho Ochoa/dpa/Abaca Press/TNS)
Thousands of people protest with Catalonian and Spanish flags against the independence movement and the regional government's speraratist plans, in Barcelona on Sunday. (Nicolas Carvalho Ochoa/dpa/Abaca Press/TNS)

Marchers in Barcelona urge Catalonia not to secede from Spain

BARCELONA, Spain — Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Barcelona Sunday…

Thousands of people protest with Catalonian and Spanish flags against the independence movement and the regional government's speraratist plans, in Barcelona on Sunday. (Nicolas Carvalho Ochoa/dpa/Abaca Press/TNS)
Kazuo Ishiguro, shown in a file image from 2012, has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature. (Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Abaca Press/TNS)

Kazuo Ishiguro wins the Nobel Prize in literature

Kazuo Ishiguro is the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, the…

Kazuo Ishiguro, shown in a file image from 2012, has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature. (Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Abaca Press/TNS)
National Police officers and civil guards were deployed in Barcelona on Sunday to prevent people from entering polling centers and voting in the Catalan independence referendum, which was banned by the Spanish Constitutional Court. (Alberto Estevez/EFE/Zuma Press/TNS)

Independence promised as Catalonia votes ‘yes’ in violent referendum

BARCELONA, Spain — Catalonia has “gained the right” to secede from Spain…

National Police officers and civil guards were deployed in Barcelona on Sunday to prevent people from entering polling centers and voting in the Catalan independence referendum, which was banned by the Spanish Constitutional Court. (Alberto Estevez/EFE/Zuma Press/TNS)
Just one example of the devastation caused by hurricane Maria, shown on Sept. 25, 2017. Nearly one week after hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, residents are still trying to get the basics of food, water, gas, and money from banks. Much of the damage done was to electrical wires, fallen trees, and flattened vegetation, in addition to home wooden roofs torn off. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

After storm, Puerto Rico’s capital dreads what’s next

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Here at the massive Luis Llorens Torres…

Just one example of the devastation caused by hurricane Maria, shown on Sept. 25, 2017. Nearly one week after hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, residents are still trying to get the basics of food, water, gas, and money from banks. Much of the damage done was to electrical wires, fallen trees, and flattened vegetation, in addition to home wooden roofs torn off. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)