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Sri Lanka's newly elected president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, center right, greets people as he leaves after taking the oath of office during the swearing in ceremony held at the 140 B.C Ruwanweli Seya Buddhist temple in ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura in northcentral Sri Lanka Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. The former defense official credited with ending a long civil war was Monday sworn in as Sri Lanka’s seventh president after comfortably winning last Saturday’s presidential election. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new presidentFormer defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been sworn in as Sri Lanka’s president and appealed to minority Tamils and Muslims who voted against him to give their support
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A policeman in riot gear points his weapon as protesters try to flee from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. Hong Kong police have swooped in with tear gas and batons as protesters who have taken over the university campus make an apparent last-ditch effort to escape arrest. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
The Latest: China editor says HK police should use live ammoThe head editor of China’s nationalistic Global Times newspaper says Hong Kong police should use snipers to fire live ammunition at violent protesters
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Policemen in riot gear fire teargas outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. Hong Kong police have swooped in with tear gas and batons as protesters who have taken over the university campus make an apparent last-ditch effort to escape arrest. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
Hong Kong police battle protesters trying to escape arrestPolice with tear gas and batons are fighting off Hong Kong protesters trying to break through a police cordon that is trapping hundreds of them on a university campus
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This undated photo provided on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, by the North Korean government shows a parachuting drill of military sharpshooters at an unknown location in North Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a parachuting drill of military sharpshooters and vowed to build an “invincible army,” displaying more defiance even as the United States and South Korea called off their own exercises to create space for nuclear diplomacy. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
Kim Jong Un supervises another N. Korean military drillNorth Korea says leader Kim Jong Un supervised a military drill and vowed to build an “invincible army,” displaying defiance even as US and South Korea call off their own exercises to create space for diplomacy
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2014, file photo, British photographer Terry O'Neill attends the Los Angeles Confidential Magazine and SLS Las Vegas' "Celebrate the Oscars with Jared Leto" reception at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles. O'Neill, whose images captured London's Swinging '60s and who created iconic portraits of Elton John, Brigitte Bardot and Winston Churchill, has died at age 81. O'Neill died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at his home in London, following a long battle with cancer, according to Iconic Images, the agency that represented him. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP, File)
Terry O’Neill, whose images captured ‘60s London, dies at 81Photographer Terry O’Neill, whose images chronicled London’s swinging1960s and who shot iconic images of the Rolling Stones and Brigitte Bardot, has died
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Why Drug Traffickers Ran Their Own Phone CompanyA Dutch crime blogger got into his Volkswagen Polo one night in 2016 and boom, he was shot dead—a crime that led authorities to a phone company allegedly run by violent criminals, Joseph Cox writes at Vice . Why a phone company? That's what makes it interesting. As for the...
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A protester burns a US and NATO flags during a rally in Athens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. Several thousands people march to the U.S. Embassy in Athens under tight police security to commemorate a 1973 student uprising that was crushed by Greece's military junta, that ruled the country from 1967-74. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
Greece marks 1973 student uprising anniversary; 28 arrestedHeavy police presence in Athens appears to have prevented serious clashes with anarchists and other extreme leftists in Athens on the occasion of the 46th anniversary of a student uprising against the then-ruling Greek military dictatorship
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Andrew's Interview Called Worse Than a 'Train Wreck'Prince Andrew's TV interview about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has triggered shock waves of disbelief across British media, CNN reports. To recap, the prince soberly denied even knowing accuser Virginia Giuffre, who was underage at the time. In particular, he denied having sex with Giuffre on...
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TS Raymond fizzles, heavy rain forecast for Mexico’s BajaTropical Storm Raymond has fizzled into a remnant low-pressure system over the Pacific off western Mexico and is forecast to likely avoid a direct hit on the resorts of Los Cabos
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Migrant shot and seriously wounded in CroatiaA Croatian hospital says a migrant is fighting for his life after being shot Friday by police
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He Saw the Speeding Car. He Knew His SUV Could Stop ItA quick-thinking dad of three is being called a hero after throwing his Mercedes SUV in the path of a speeding car. The CBC and Montreal Gazette report Erick Marciano, 48, was on his way to a meeting Tuesday shortly after noon when he saw a Honda speed through a...
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Business chief concerned about UK parties’ economic policiesA senior British business leader raised concerns about the economic policies of the two main parties in next month’s election, describing 2020 as the most important year in a generation due to uncertainty over Britain’s departure from the European Union
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