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A governor of the Khabarovsk region along the border with China, Sergei Furgal, center, stands prior to a session in a courtroom in Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 10, 2020. A provincial governor in Russia's far east has been arrested on charges of involvement in multiple murders and was flown to Moscow. The court ordered Frugal to be jailed for two months as the investigation continues. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Russian court jails governor facing murder chargesA court in Moscow has ruled to jail a provincial governor pending an investigation on charges of his involvement in multiple murders
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 file photo, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, attends a meeting with Sweden's Foreign Minister Ann Linde in Moscow, Russia. Lavrov said Friday, July 10 that contacts with the U.S. negotiators leave little optimism about the possibility of extending the New START arms control treaty that expires next February. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, file)
Russia skeptical about nuclear pact extension prospectsRussia's top diplomat says he's not very optimistic about prospects for extending the last remaining U.S.-Russia arms control agreement because of Washington's focus on making China sign up to the pact
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A woman prays next to victims' coffins inside the former UN base in Potocari, near Srebrenica, Bosnia, Friday, July 10, 2020. Nine newly found and identified men and boys will be laid to rest when Bosnians commemorate on Saturday 25 years since more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims perished in 10 days of slaughter, after Srebrenica was overrun by Bosnian Serb forces during the closing months of the country's 1992-95 fratricidal war, in Europe's worst post-WWII massacre. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)
25 years on: A look at Europe's only post-WWII genocideBosnia on Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the country’s worst carnage during the 1992-95 war and the only crime in Europe since World War II that has been declared a genocide
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A view of the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia, an UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Istanbul's main tourist attractions in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, Friday, July 10, 2020. Turkey's Council of State, threw its weight behind a petition brought by a religious group and annulled a 1934 cabinet decision that changed the 6th century building into a museum. The ruling allows the government to restore the Hagia Sophia's previous status as a mosque.The decision was in line with the Turkish President's Recep Tayyip Erdogan's calls to turn the hugely symbolic world heritage site into a mosque despite widespread international criticism, including from the United States and Orthodox Christian leaders. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Turkey's president formally makes Hagia Sophia a mosqueTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has formally reconverted Istanbul’s sixth-century iconic Hagia Sophia into a mosque, hours after a high court annulled a 1934 decision that had turned it into a museum
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A Serbian traffic police officer, left, speaks with a street cleaner after a protest in downtown Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, July 9, 2020. Serbia's authorities on Thursday banned gatherings of more than 10 people in the capital Belgrade after two nights of violent clashes between police and thousands of demonstrators protesting coronavirus lockdown measures. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Serbia's leader not worried about losing power amid protestsSerbia’s president says he’s not worried about losing political power amid large protests against his handling of the coronavirus crisis and hard-line rule
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 23, 2014 file photo, a piece of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 lies in the village of Petropavlivka, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine. The Dutch government is taking to Russia to the European Court of Human Rights for its alleged role in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine six years ago, the foreign minister announced Friday July 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)
Dutch government to take Russia to European court over MH17The Dutch government says it is taking Russia to the European Court of Human Rights for its alleged role in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine six years ago
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Kazakhstan rejects Chinese warning over pneumonia outbreakKazakhstan’s health officials have dismissed a Chinese claim that the Central Asian country is facing an outbreak of pneumonia more deadly than the new coronavirus
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Moveable flood gates rise from the sea in the Venice lagoon, Italy, Friday, July 10, 2020. Venice has conducted a trial run an ambitious anti-flood system of 78 inflatable barriers in the hopes of protecting the lagoon city from devastating high tides. Premier Giuseppe Conte on Friday at a ceremony in Venice pressed a button that activated compressors to pump air into the bright yellow barriers, which then started rising from the sea to act a kind of a dike-on-demand. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)
Flood-weary Venice puts 'Moses' inflatable barriers to testVenice has conducted a trial run of an ambitious anti-flood system of 78 inflatable barriers in the hopes of protecting the lagoon city from devastating high tides
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Medical staff cleans a tent where Covid-19 patients are being treated at the Tshwane District Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday July 10, 2020. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize this week said South Africa could run out of available hospital beds within the month. "The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving," he told lawmakers. The African continent overall has over 523,000 confirmed virus cases after passing the half-million milestone on Wednesday. But shortages in testing materials mean the true number is unknown.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Oxygen already runs low as COVID-19 surges in South AfricaThe coronavirus storm has arrived in South Africa and COVID-19 wards are overflowing
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Yeoman Warders, left and and fourth left, standby as a drawbridge is lowered during a ceremony to mark the reopening of the Tower of London for visitors, in London, as the British government continues to relax its coronavirus restrictions, Friday, July 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Summer getaway underway as new UK quarantine rules in placeThe traditional British summer getaway to sun-soaked Mediterranean beaches is set to pick up steam as quarantine restrictions are removed to dozens of countries, including France, Greece and Italy
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Johnny Depp arrives at the High Court in London, Friday July 10, 2020.  Depp is back in the witness box at the trial of his libel suit against a tabloid newspaper that called him a "wife-beater" in an April 2018 article that said he'd physically abused ex-wife Amber Heard. Depp strongly denies the allegations.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
Depp says feces in bed was last straw in marriage to HeardJohnny Depp has said in a London court that ex-wife Amber Heard’s claims he abused her turned him from “Cinderella to Quasimodo” in the public eye
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France urges Netanyahu not to annex parts of West BankFrench President Emmanuel Macron is urging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to annex Palestinian territory in the West Bank
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