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FILE - In this June 27, 2013 file photo, large photographs of former South African President Nelson Mandela are displayed at the Nelson Mandela Legacy Exhibition at the Civic Centre in Cape Town, South Africa. The United Nations is seeking to harness the soaring symbolism of Mandela, whose South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman is one of the 20th century's great stories of struggle, sacrifice and reconciliation. The unveiling of a statue of Mandela, born 100 years ago, with arms outstretched at the U.N. building in New York on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, opens a peace summit at the General Assembly. (AP Photo, File)
Mandela: A life of soaring symbolism, now harnessed by UNThe U.N. is harnessing the soaring symbolism of Nelson Mandela, whose South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman is one of the 20th century's great stories of struggle, sacrifice and reconciliation
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In this Aug. 14, 2018, photo, Andy Chan, founder of the Hong Kong National Party, speaks during a luncheon at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong. Authorities in Hong Kong have taken an unprecedented step against separatist voices by banning a political party that advocates independence for the southern Chinese territory on national security grounds. Hong Kong’s secretary for security, John Lee, announced Monday, Sept. 24, that the Hong Kong National Party will be prohibited from operation. (Paul Yeung/Pool Photo via AP)
In a first, Hong Kong bans pro-independence political partyHong Kong takes an unprecedented step against separatist voices by banning a pro-independence political party on national security grounds
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo, Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang meets with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the Presidential Palace during the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi, Vietnam. Official media say Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died at age 61 due to illness on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Kham/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Vietnam to hold state funeral for President Tran Dai QuangVietnam will hold a state funeral and national mourning this week for President Tran Dai Quang who died last week of a rare viral illness at age 61
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Members of the public march in support of the People's Vote campaign in Liverpool, during the Labour Party's annual conference at the Arena and Convention Centre (ACC).  Sunday Sept. 23, 2018. Britain's Labour Party is facing a huge choice at its annual conference, whether to back a new Brexit referendum on the country's departure from the European Union. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
Stop Brexit? UK's Labour party mulls backing new referendumThe opposition Labour Party will hold a major debate on Brexit at its party conference this week, raising hopes of those who want to stop the country from leaving the European Union
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Maldivian polling workers  prepare to count ballots at the end of the presidential election day in Male, Maldives, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. As officials began tabulating votes after the polls closed at 7 p.m., people in the Maldives and observers outside the tiny, tropical South Asian country waited for the results to see whether the opposition's cries of a rigged vote would be validated. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Maldives' opposition presidential candidate claims victoryOpposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has declared victory in the Maldives' contentious presidential election widely seen as a referendum on the Indian Ocean nation's young democracy
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Maldivians hold colorful umbrellas as they wait in the sun to caste their vote during presidential election day in Male, Maldives, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
The Latest: US congratulates Maldives, notes opposition winThe U.S. State Department has congratulated the Maldives' on its peaceful democratic election
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this March 21, 2017, file photo, Chinese actress Fan Bingbing poses after winning the Best Actress Award of the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong. Fan Bingbing, one of China's best-known starlets and a rising Hollywood star, has well and truly fallen off the map amid vague allegations of tax shenanigans and possibly other infractions that have put her at odds with China's Communist Party-appointed culture czars. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star Fan BingbingFan Bingbing, one of China's best-known stars, has well and truly fallen off the map amid vague allegations of tax shenanigans that have put her at odds with China's Communist Party-appointed culture czars
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 file photo provided by Mehr News Agency, an Iranian soldier carries a child away from a shooting during a military parade, in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, Iran. On Saturday, Arab separatists killed at least 25 people in an attack targeting the military parade in Iran, and President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani declared that the Iranian government would be toppled. From Saturday’s attack in Ahvaz to America resuming sanctions despite Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, pressure on Tehran is rising and its leaders are growing more combative toward the West. (AP Photo/Mehr News Agency, Mehdi Pedramkhoo)
Iran fears plot by US and its Gulf allies as pressure growsIran sees gathering threats from abroad after attack on military parade kills at least 25
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this photo provided by the Iranian Students' News Agency, ISNA, a Revolutionary Guard member carries a wounded boy after a shooting during a military parade marking the 38th anniversary of Iraq's 1980 invasion of Iran, in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, Iran, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Gunmen attacked the military parade, killing at least eight members of the elite Revolutionary Guard and wounding 20 others, state media said. (Behrad Ghasemi/ISNA via AP)
The Latest: Boy wounded in Iran parade attack has diedIran's president is accusing an unnamed ally of the U.S. of aiding the militants who attacked a military parade in southwestern Iran
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In a Aug. 15, 2018 file photo, the Aquarius rescue ship enters the harbor of Senglea, Malta. Spain’s maritime rescue service said Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 that it rescued more than 400 people from 15 small boats, most of them off the country’s southern coast, while humanitarian groups lamented that the sole private rescue boat operating near the deadly central Mediterranean human trafficking route risked being put out of action by Italy’s anti-migrant leaders. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud, File)
Spain saves some 440 migrants; new crackdown on rescue boatSpain's maritime rescue service says it has saved over 400 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE -- In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 photo Hans-Georg Maassen, left, head of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, and German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, right, shake hands as they arrive for a hearing at the home affairs committee of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany. The leaders of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition were trying Sunday to resolve a standoff over the future of the country's domestic intelligence chief and stabilize their six-month-old alliance. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
German government reaches deal to solve spy chief disputeLeaders of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition have reached a deal to resolve a standoff over the future of the country's domestic intelligence chief
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak attends OPEC's 10th meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee to monitor the oil production reduction agreement of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, and non-OPEC members, in Algiers, Algeria, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. The meeting of OPEC and its allies ended without any decision to further increase oil output, despite President Donald Trump's call for lower prices. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)
OPEC, allies agree not to further increase oil productionA meeting of OPEC and its allies ended without any decision to further increase oil output despite President Donald Trump's call for lower prices
The Associated Press10 hours ago
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