In this Jan. 4, 2019 photo, a woman places her hands in prayer on a wooden triangle, between framed images of spiritual healer Joao Teixeira de Faria and Jesus Christ, inside the Casa de Dom Inacio, in Abadiania.

Brazil's #metoo moment: Spiritual guru accused of sex abuse

For over 40 years, spiritual healer Joao Teixeira de Faria drew people from all over the world to this small city in central Brazil, offering treatment for everything from depression to cancer.

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President Donald Trump speaks to a Venezuelan American community at Florida Ocean Bank Convocation Center at Florida International University in Miami, Fla., Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump pleads with Venezuela's military to back Guaido

President Donald Trump on Monday pleaded with Venezuela's military to support opposition leader Juan Guaido and issued a dire warning if they continue to stand with President Nicolas Maduro's government.

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Demonstrators drag the body of a fellow protester toward police, as a form of protest after police shot into the crowd in which he died.

Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protest

Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti on Monday after more than a week of violent demonstrations by tens of thousands of protesters demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise over skyrocketing prices that have more than doubled for basic goods amid allegations of government corruption.

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Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, attend a meeting in Warsaw, Poland.

Israeli leaders' Nazi comments derail European summit

Poland on Monday withdrew from a European summit in Jerusalem, derailing the meeting and embarrassing its Israeli hosts, to protest claims by Israel's acting foreign minister that Poles collaborated with the Nazis and "suckled anti-Semitism with their mothers' milk."

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A nurse feeds a newborn baby at a hospital in Fuyang in central China's Anhui province.

China's leaders want more babies, but local officials resist

Facing a future demographic crisis and aging society, China's leaders are desperately seeking to persuade couples to have more children.

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Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

The United Arab Emirates' yearslong war in Yemen alongside Saudi Arabia bled into the start of a biennial Abu Dhabi arms fair Sunday, which saw the Emirates sign $1.3 billion in weapons deals.

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A man holds a flare chanting the name of Gen. Hristo Lukov, who had supported Germany during the Second World War, depicted on his t-shirt, as people take part in the

Bulgarian nationalists march in honor of pro-Nazi general

Bulgarian nationalists have marched through Sofia, the country's capital, to honor a World War II general known for his anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi activities.

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FILE - In this Monday, April 18, 2005 file photo, U.S. Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick attends a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. On Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 the Vatican announced Pope Francis defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick for sex abuse

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro.

US military aircraft to deliver more aid to Venezuela border

The Trump administration is sending another large shipment of humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan border in Colombia, for the first time using U.S. military aircraft as it increases pressure on Nicolas Maduro to give up power, according to a State Department email sent to Congress.

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A display of fentanyl and meth that was seized by Customs and Border Protection officers over the weekend at the Nogales Port of Entry at a press conference in Nogales, Ariz.

Deadly blue 'Mexican oxy' pills take toll on US Southwest

Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever. He became yet another victim killed by a flood of illicit fentanyl smuggled from Mexico by the Sinaloa cartel into the Southwest — a profitable new business for the drug gang that has made the synthetic opioid responsible for the most fatal overdoses in the U.S.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.

UK's May suffers embarrassing defeat on Brexit strategy

British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered an embarrassing defeat by lawmakers Thursday in a vote that left her bid to secure a European Union divorce deal stuck between an intransigent EU and a resistant U.K. Parliament — with Brexit just six weeks away.

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United States Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a statement in front of the 'Warsaw Uprising Monument' in Warsaw.

Pence urges Europe to quit Iran deal, stop busting sanctions

The Trump administration lashed out at some of America's closest traditional allies Thursday, accusing Britain, France and Germany of trying to bust U.S. sanctions against Iran and calling on European nations to join the United States in withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear deal.

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A shopper walks past a Huawei store at a shopping mall in Beijing.

China's Huawei soft power push raises hard questions

Canada's national game — brought to you by China's Huawei.

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States Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Poland's President Andrzej Duda.

Absent Iran takes center stage at Mideast talks in Poland

Although it is absent from the stage, Iran is nevertheless taking the spotlight at a Middle East security conference co-hosted by the United States and Poland that has highlighted deep divisions between the U.S. and some of its traditional allies.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in Jerusalem.

Israeli leader hopes summit brings Arab ties out in the open

The Mideast conference in Poland that started Wednesday offers Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an opportunity to flaunt in public what he has long boasted about happening behind the scenes — his country's improved relations with some Gulf Arab nations.

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Demonstrators chant

Maduro challenger plans caravans for US aid to Venezuela

Opposition leader Juan Guaido said Tuesday that he will try to run caravans of badly needed food and medicine into Venezuela but won't start for nearly two weeks, a timeline that threatens to deflate momentum toward unseating entrenched President Nicolas Maduro.

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In this Jan. 19, 2017 photo provided by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

Notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman convicted

Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and a naked escape with his mistress through a tunnel.

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A supporter of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds a poster of him during a rally in Urena, Venezuela.

Venezuela's crisis hits stand-still over emergency aid

Nearly three weeks after the Trump administration backed an all-out effort to force out President Nicolas Maduro, the embattled socialist leader is holding strong and defying predictions of an imminent demise.

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Refugee soccer player Bahraini Hakeem al-Araibi leaves the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand.

Bahrain refugee soccer player freed by Thailand, heads home

A refugee soccer player was freed by Thailand and left on a flight to Australia early Tuesday after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition to Bahrain in a case that has drawn worldwide attention.

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FILE - In this June 27, 2008 file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, the cooling tower of the Yongbyon nuclear complex is demolished in Yongbyon, North Korea.

Trump-Kim summit to focus on NKorea nuke complex, US rewards

When President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un first met in Singapore last year, there was pomp, there was circumstance, but there wasn't much substance.

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Cameron shares David Tua’s pain

WHEN YOU NEED A FRIEND: Former foes and now friends Shane Cameron and Toaletai David Tua share a video at David Tua’s boxing gym.

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Former Congressman Anthony Weiner leaves federal court following his sentencing in New York.

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison in Massachusetts.

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