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Pope Francis blesses a child outside the Apostolic Nuncio in Lima, Peru, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (L'Osservatore Romano Vatican Media/Pool Photo via AP)
The Latest: Pope urges end to Amazon rainforest exploitationPope Francis has travelled deep into the Amazonian rainforest to demand an end to the relentless exploitation of its timber, gas and gold and the recognition of its indigenous peoples as the primary custodians to determine the future of "our common home."
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Flanked by Catholic clerics, indigenous musicians perform as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis in Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios province, Peru, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. After lengthy treks through the muddy Amazon, indigenous men, women and children will greet Francis Friday in a visit to the world's largest rainforest that native leaders hope will mark a turning point for the increasingly threatened ecosystem.(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Peru's indigenous welcome Pope Francis to scorching AmazonAfter lengthy treks through the muddy Amazon, indigenous men, women and children will greet Pope Francis Friday in a visit to the world's largest rainforest that indigenous leaders hope will mark a turning point for the increasingly threatened ecosystem
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In this photo provided by South Korea Unification Ministry, South Korean Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung, second right, shakes hands with the head of North Korean delegation Jon Jong Su during a meeting at Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in the South, Seoul officials said. (South Korea Unification Ministry via AP)
IOC: More initiatives coming to promote Korean unityOlympics organizers have promised that "much more exciting initiatives" promoting Korean unity will emerge this weekend.
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Hezbollah chief weighs in on Lebanon's Spielberg controversyThe leader of Hezbollah is weighing in on a local controversy about Steven Spielberg's newspaper drama "The Post," saying it was wrong to let it show in Lebanese theaters
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Hezbollah denies US drug trafficking accusationsThe leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group has categorically dismissed allegations that it is involved in drug trafficking and money laundering
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This photo released by the press office of the Kurdish militia, People's Protection Units or YPG, shows protesters waving giant flags of the YPG and other parties and militias, during a demonstration against Turkish threats, in Afrin, Aleppo province, north Syria, Thursday, Jan 18, 2018. Deputy Syrian Foreign Minister Faysal Mekdad said the country's air force will shoot down any Turkish fighter jets that attack Syria. The warning comes as tensions are skyrocketing over apparent Turkish preparations to attack a Kurdish enclave in the north of the country. (YPG Press Office via AP)
Turkey says no turning back from offensive in SyriaTurkey's defense minister says country determined to carry out a military offensive against enclave in northwest Syria, saying Syrian Kurdish fighters pose ever increasing threat to Turkey
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An Indian man inspects a house damaged allegedly due to firing from the Pakistan side of the border at Suchetgarh village , in Ranbir Singh Pura district of Jammu and Kashmir, India, Friday, Jan.19,2018. Tensions soared along the volatile frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir as soldiers of the rivals continued shelling villages and border posts for third day Friday. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Tensions soar along Indian, Pakistan frontier in KashmirTensions between India and Pakistan have soared along their volatile frontier in Kashmir as soldiers shell villages and border posts for third day
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If UK Has Its Way, No One Will Be Lonely AgainThere's a rampant health issue in Britain that may be worse for one's health than smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and PM Theresa May has just appointed a person to address it. "For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life," May said in a statement,...
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Smoke rises as a fire set up by penitentiary staff outside the prison in Vendin le Vieil, northern France, Tuesday, Jan.16, 2018. Protesting French prison guards have pushed back against riot police and shouted down the justice minister amid demonstrations at several prisons over violent inmates and overcrowding. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
2 prison guards attacked in Corsica jail, 4 inmates arrestedFrench justice ministry says two prison guards have been injured in Corsica after an attack by three inmates amid widespread protests outside jails across the country
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Brexit costs Britain data center for Europe's satnav systemOfficials have decided to move a data center for the European Union's new satellite navigation system out of Britain because of Brexit
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French President Emmanuel Macron reviews an honor guard upon his arrival on board the the Dixmude, an amphibious assault ship, docked in the French Navy base of Toulon, southern France, before delivering a speech to present his New Year's wishes to the French Army, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, Pool)
France's Macron pledges big increase in defense budgetFrench President Emmanuel Macron has pledged an "unprecedented" hike in defense spending in the coming years to guarantee France's security within its borders and fight extremism abroad
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Britain's Prince William chats to guests at a reception after delivering a speech to celebrate the national rollout of the 'Step into Health' programme, at Chandos House in London, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. The initiative is supported by the Royal Foundation to help ex-service people, their spouses and dependants find employment in the National Health Service. The event was hosted by NHS Employers. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)
Royal close shave: Prince William opts for dramatic buzz cutIn Britain, the hair on the heir is no longer quite so apparent
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