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Mayor Pawel Adamowicz's coffin lies in state in the European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk, Poland, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. Residents of a Polish city are paying respects at the coffin of the longtime mayor who was killed in a stabbing attack. Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz will lie in state until Friday at a museum is devoted to the history of Poland’s anti-communist Solidarity movement, which started in the city. (AP Photo/Wojciech Strozyk)
January 17, 2019 - 3:25 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The slain mayor of Gdansk lay in state Thursday at a museum devoted to Poland's pro-democracy Solidarity movement, which started in a local shipyard and the late city leader was active in as a student. Residents lined up to file past the coffin of Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, which...
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In this image provided by military personnel, emergency personnel respond to the scene of a deadly car bombing at a police academy on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in Bogota, Colombia. (AP Photo)
January 17, 2019 - 1:24 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — At least nine people were killed and dozens more injured in a car bombing at a heavily guarded police academy in Colombia's capital on Thursday, recalling the high-profile attacks seen during the bloodiest chapters of the country's drug-fueled guerrilla conflict. The scene...
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January 17, 2019 - 12:41 pm
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday. His employers said he was assassinated. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was...
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In this photo provided by the Opera Laboratori on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, a drawing by Leonardo Da Vinci is observed after being removed from a briefcase which carried it from the Uffizi Gallery to the Opificio delle Pietre Dure where it will undergo scientific analysis, in Florence, Italy. First-ever scientific study of a Leonardo drawing done in his youth shows the artist added details to earlier sketch. The Uffizi Galleries said that 1473 “Landscape Drawing for Santa Maria della Neve” was taken on Thursday to a Florence restoration for scientific analyses. (Opera Laboratori via AP)
January 17, 2019 - 12:37 pm
ROME (AP) — The first-ever scientific study of the oldest known drawing by Leonardo da Vinci has found that he added details to an earlier sketch of a countryside landscape, said the Uffizi Galleries, whose collections include the fragile work. The Galleries said the 1473 "Landscape Drawing for...
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The Houthi rebel delegation, and delegates of the internationally recognized Yemeni government meet for a second day for talks on implementing a prisoner exchange agreed to in Sweden last month, in Amman, Jordan, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. The office of U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths has described the two-day meeting as a "technical one." The International Committee of the Red Cross is also attending. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
January 17, 2019 - 12:36 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The head of the U.N. mission In Yemen charged with monitoring a cease-fire between rival forces in a key port city was leaving a meeting with government representatives Thursday when a U.N.-marked armored vehicle in his convoy was hit with one round of small arms fire, the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday Aug. 14, 2018 file photo, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on WHO Ebola operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has ordered an internal investigation into allegations the U.N. health agency is rife with racism, sexism and corruption, after a series of anonymous emails with the explosive charges were sent to top managers last year. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/keystone via AP, File)
January 17, 2019 - 12:33 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on misconduct allegations at the World Health Organization (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The World Health Organization has confirmed it is investigating allegations of misconduct following an Associated Press story that revealed its chief ordered an internal probe to examine...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2009 file photo, Zalmay Khalilzad, special adviser on reconciliation speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan. Khalilzad arrived in Pakistan on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 on the last leg of a regional tour aimed at finding a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 17-year war, which would allow American troops to go home, ending the U.S.'s longest military engagement. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
January 17, 2019 - 11:52 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Pakistan on Thursday, the last leg of a regional tour aimed at finding a negotiated conclusion to Afghanistan's 17-year war, which would end the U.S.'s longest military engagement. Khalilzad has accelerated efforts to end the war since...
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January 17, 2019 - 11:27 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The brother of an American being held in Moscow for alleged spying says a prison visit by U.S. Embassy staff has been postponed. David Whelan expressed disappointment that Russian authorities didn't allow the visit scheduled for Thursday, but said he hoped it could be rescheduled soon...
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, delivers a speech with running mate Ma'ruf Amin, right, during a televised debate in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. Indonesia is gearing up to hold its presidential election on April 17 that will pit in the incumbent against the former general.(AP Photo / Tatan Syuflana)
January 17, 2019 - 11:25 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo has accused his election rival of allowing corrupt candidates on his legislative ticket and failing to include women in senior positions. Widodo and former General Prabowo Subianto, along with their running mates, faced off Thursday in the...
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A media conference about the Sweden royal Jewel heist, with left to right, Filippo Bassini of the Swedish police authority cultural heritage crime group, Prosecutor Isabelle Bjursten and Prosecutor Reena Devgun at the Police Headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Thursday Jan. 17, 2019. A man was charged Thursday with stealing 65 million kronor (dollars 7.2 million) worth of Swedish royal treasure including a jewelled crown from a cathedral where they were on display. (Stina Stjernkvist/TT via AP)
January 17, 2019 - 10:42 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man was charged Thursday with stealing a jeweled crown and two other pieces of Swedish royal treasure from a cathedral where the pieces worth 65 million kronor ($7.2 million) were on display. The objects taken on July 31 during a daring daytime heist - the jeweled crown...
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