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IS gunmen in Iraq kill 11 soldiers in brazen barracks attack

Gunmen from the Islamic State extremist group attacked an army barracks in a mountainous area north of Baghdad, killing 11 soldiers as they slept, Iraqi security officials said
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Taliban to hold meeting in Norway next week

A Taliban delegation will travel to Norway next week for talks
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Has rule-breaker Boris Johnson met his match in 'partygate'?

For Boris Johnson, facts have always been flexible.
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FILE - Boris Johnson, then Mayor of London in seen looking through perspex as models of the next two commissions that will appear on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square in London, Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. For Boris Johnson, facts have always been flexible. The British prime minister's career is littered with doctored quotes, tall tales, exaggerations and mistruths. When called out, he has generally offered an apologetic shrug or a guilty grin, and moved on. At least until now. Revelations that the prime minister and his staff partied while Britain was under coronavirus restrictions has provoked public outrage. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
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At least 17 killed in road crash explosion in western Ghana

Officials say that at least 17 people have been killed and dozens more injured when a vehicle carrying mining explosives collided with a motorcycle and blew up in western Ghana
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France's Total says it will withdraw from Myanmar oil field project, citing aftermath of military takeover

France's Total says it will withdraw from Myanmar oil field project, citing aftermath of military takeover
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Fire erupts at Kuwait petroleum site, week after fatal blaze

A fire broke out early in Kuwait at a petrochemical site, forcing a suspension of export operations
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AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

JAN. 14-20, 2022 From floods in Madagascar and Novak Djokovic's deportation from Australia to Russians celebrating Epiphany by immersing themselves in water through holes cut in ice, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the week by The Associated Press from Europe and Africa. The selection was curated by Paris Photographer Thibault Camus. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP—Images AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com
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Smoke rises from chimneys of Turow power plant located by the Turow lignite coal mine near the town of Bogatynia, Poland, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. The Polish lignite mine is located near the Czech border and Czech authorities have said it negatively affects the environment and drains water from local villages. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
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Iraq security officials say Islamic State gunmen have killed 11 soldiers in an attack on army barracks north of Baghdad

Iraq security officials say Islamic State gunmen have killed 11 soldiers in an attack on army barracks north of Baghdad
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Italy's next moral compass? Berlusconi, 85, eyes presidency

Italy is poised to elect a new president.
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FILE - Italian former Premier and Forza Italia (Go Italy) party leader, Silvio Berlusconi, smiles during the recording of the Italian state television RAI, Porta a Porta (Door To Door) TV talk show in Rome Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Italy is poised to elect a new president, a figure who is supposed to serve as the nation's moral compass and foster unity by being above the political fray. Silvio Berlusconi thinks he fits the bill. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
January 21

Israeli general turned lawmaker emerges as settler critic

A retired Israeli general has emerged as one of the country's most vocal critics against settlers in the occupied West Bank
January 21
Israeli Deputy Minister of Economy and Industry Yair Golan, a legislator with the dovish Meretz party, poses during an interview with The Associated Press at his office at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Golan spent a significant part of his military career serving in the occupied West Bank, protecting Jewish settlements. Today, he is one of their most vocal critics. His comments, highlighted by his recent description of violent settlers as “subhuman,” have rattled Israel’s delicate governing coalition. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
January 21

Florida man charged after 4 found dead at Canada-US border

A Florida man has been charged with human smuggling after the bodies of four people, including a baby and a teen, were found near the Canada United States border
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Manitoba RCMP Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy holds a news conference in Winnipeg on Thursday Jan. 20, 2022. Mounties in Manitoba say they have found the bodies of four people — including an infant and a teen — near the United States border. (Kelly Geraldine Malone/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 21
A child cools off amid a summer heat wave in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Mario De Fina)
January 20

By the Numbers: Rare stretch of pristine coral reef discovered off Tahiti

Scientists have discovered one of the largest healthy coral reefs on record. It appears to have been spared the damaging effects of human activity and climate change.
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VIDEO: By the Numbers: Rare stretch of pristine coral reef discovered off Tahiti
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19-year-old aviator sets new solo world record

British-Belgian pilot Zara Rutherford has landed in Belgium, becoming the youngest woman to fly alone around the world.
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VIDEO: 19-year-old aviator sets new solo world record
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Yemen loses internet connection after Saudi-led airstrike

Yemen has lost its connection to the internet after Saudi-led airstrikes targeted a site in the contested city of Hodeida
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Report on sexual abuse in German diocese faults former pope

A report on sexual abuse in Munich has faulted retired Pope Benedict XVI.
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FILE - The sun goes down behind the Church of Our Lady, right, the city hall and Church Alter Peter in Munich, southern Germany, Sept. 28, 2008. Munich archdiocese, whose current archbishop is a prominent ally of Pope Francis and which was once led by retired Pope Benedict XVI, is being released on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
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Toyota production in Japan hit by parts crunch from COVID-19

The shortage of parts caused by the coronavirus pandemic is further denting production at Toyota, Japan’s top automaker
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FILE - A man walks by the logo on a Toyota car at a showroom in Tokyo on Oct. 18, 2021. The shortage of parts caused by the coronavirus pandemic is further denting production at Toyota, Japan’s top automaker. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
January 20

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Jan. 14-20, 2022 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and Pacific. The gallery was curated by AP photo editor Masayo Yoshida in Tokyo. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP—Images AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com
January 20
Camel-mounted soldiers stand in formation during rehearsals for the upcoming Beating Retreat ceremony at Raisina hill which houses India's most important offices and the presidential palace in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. The ceremony held annually on Jan. 29 marks the end of Republic Day festivities. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
January 20

French energy giant Total joins push for Myanmar sanctions

French energy conglomerate TotalEnergies has asked the American and French governments to support targeted sanctions against Myanmar’s oil and gas funds
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FILE - This photo shows TotalEnergies tower in La Defense business district outside Paris on Sept.7, 2021. French energy conglomerate TotalEnergies has asked the American and French governments to support targeted sanctions against Myanmar's oil and gas funds, the largest single source of income for the country's military leaders. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh, File)
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Libya's central bank, torn by civil war, says it will unify

Libya’s central bank says that it has started a process to reunify after being split for years during the country’s civil war
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Serbia scraps planned Rio Tinto lithium mine after protests

Trying to defuse large protests by environmentalists, Serbia’s populist government said Thursday that it was canceling all licenses for mining giant Rio Tinto to open a lithium mine in the Balkan country
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Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic speaks during a press conference in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. Trying to defuse protests by environmentalists, Serbia's populist government declared Thursday it is canceling all rights that would help mining giant Rio Tinto launch a lithium mine in the Balkan country. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
January 20

Aftermath of Tonga volcanic eruption captured on video

Fresh aftermath footage shows roads of Tonga coated in layers of ash and ridden with debris following the volcanic eruption and tsunami.
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Fresh aftermath footage shows roads of Tonga coated in layers of ash and ridden with debris following the volcanic eruption and tsunami.
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Critically endangered turtle hatchlings released in Indonesia

Around 40 critically endangered turtle hatchlings were released into the sea in Indonesia after being rescued from the beaches in Bali.
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Around 40 critically endangered turtle hatchlings were released into the sea in Indonesia after being rescued from the beaches in Bali.
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Huge snow slabs fall from roof onto students

A couple of students were lucky to escape injury after huge slabs of snow slid off a roof and fell on them in Turkey.
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A couple of students were lucky to escape injury after huge slabs of snow slid off a roof and fell on them in Turkey.
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4 people, including infant, freeze to death being smuggled across US-Canada border

A Florida man was arrested for driving a van smuggling the people into the U.S.
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In a photo released by the Manitoba Royal Canadian Mounted Police after they located four deceased individuals near the Canada/US border, Jan. 19, 2022.
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'Pristine' coral reef could save dying species

The marine science community is buzzing with excitement after the discovery of a rare stretch of coral reef in Tahiti.
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The marine science community is buzzing with excitement after the discovery of a rare stretch of coral reef in Tahiti.
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Cuban protesters await sentencing, facing long prison terms

Cuban courts have wrapped up the hearing phase of six mass trials for people accused of involvement in the largest and most unruly protests on the island in decades
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Odlanier Santiago Rodríguez, who was accused of participating in the recent protests against the government and released after 22 days in prison, waits by the door of his home in La Guinera neighborhood of Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Six months after surprising protests against the Cuban government, more than 50 protesters who have been charged with sedition are headed to trial and could face sentences of up to 30 years in prison. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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How the discovery of a 'pristine' coral reef could save dying reefs around the world

Up to 14% of the coral reefs in the world were killed between 2009 and 2018.
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Researchers for the French National Centre for Scientific Research study corals in the waters off the coast of Tahiti of the French Polynesia in December 2021.
January 20

Groups: 6 killed in rocket attack on northern town in Syria

Syrian rescuers and a war monitor say a rocket attack on a town controlled by Turkey-backed opposition fighters in northern Syria killed six civilians and wounded over a dozen people
January 20
This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian White Helmet civil defense worker, extinguishes flames rising from a burning car, in the town of Afrin, north of Aleppo, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. The rocket attack on Afrin, controlled by Turkey-backed opposition fighters, killed several civilians and wounded over a dozen people on Thursday, Syrian rescuers and a war monitor said. Both blamed U.S-backed Syrian Kurdish forces for the attack. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
January 20

US charges Belarusians allegedly involved in hijacking of flight carrying activist

Roman Protasevich was taken into custody after the flight was forced to land.
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A Ryanair Boeing is parked on Minsk International Airport's apron in Minsk, on May 23, 2021. Belarusian opposition Telegram channel Nexta said Sunday its former editor and exiled opposition activist Roman Protasevich had been detained at Minsk airport after his Lithuania-bound flight made an emergency landing.
January 20

Massive explosion rocks town in Ghana

Investigators said a mining vehicle likely collided with a motorcycle.
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Police said a mining explosive vehicle collided with a motorcycle and exploded, completely wrecking the small town of Apietse, in the western part of Ghana, Jan. 20, 2022.
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Israel's attorney general orders probe of NSO spyware claims

Israel’s attorney general says he is launching an investigation into the police’s use of phone surveillance technology following reports that investigators tracked targets without proper authorization
January 20
FILE - A logo adorns a wall on a branch of the Israeli NSO Group company, near the southern Israeli town of Sapir, Aug. 24, 2021. Israeli lawmakers on Tuesday,Jan. 18, 2022, called for a parliamentary inquiry into the police’s alleged use of sophisticated spyware on Israeli citizens, including protesters opposed to former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, following a newspaper report on the surveillance. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
January 20

Jihadi video shows child fighters executing Nigeria soldiers

An Islamic State-linked extremist group accused of killing hundreds in northeast Nigeria has released a video purporting to show child soldiers executing two men identified as members of the Nigerian military
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Maduro, Putin talk after diplomat hints at military activity

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says he has spoken by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin about cooperation between the two countries
January 20
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro clasps his hands as he arrives to deliver his State of the Nation address at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
January 20

Police: Road accident in Ghana causes huge explosion, deaths

Police in western Ghana say a vehicle carrying mining explosives has collided with a motorcycle and blown up, causing an unknown number of fatalities
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Australian open, Biden’s presser, Beijing snow: World in Photos, Jan. 20

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
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VIDEO: Australian open, Biden’s presser, Beijing snow: World in Photos, Jan. 20
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Belarus calls referendum that could strengthen Lukashenko

Belarus’ authoritarian president has called a referendum next month on constitutional amendments that could allow him to further cement his grip on power after months of mass protests and remain in office until 2035
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3 countries investigate Morocco attacker who killed tourist

A Moroccan judge has ordered a man suspected of fatally stabbing an elderly French tourist and injuring a Belgian visitor in southern Morocco to undergo psychiatric evaluation
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Tonga devastated by volcanic eruption

A massive eruption near Tonga left the nation’s many islands littered with ash.
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A massive eruption near Tonga left the nation’s many islands littered with ash.
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South Korean satellite captures volcano near Tonga

The satellite images show the moment ash spewed from the ocean.
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The satellite images show the moment ash spewed from the ocean.
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US says nuclear talks with Iran at 'decisive moment'

U_S_ Secretary of State Antony Blinken says talks with Iran over its nuclear program are at a “decisive moment.”
January 20
Annalena Baerbock, Foreign Minister of Germany, holds a press conference with her counterpart from the US, Antony Blinken, after talks with the foreign ministers of Great Britain and France at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Jan.20, 2022. (Kay Nietfeld/Pool via AP)
January 20

US says it will not resume Sudan aid after recent violence

Two senior American diplomats say the United States will continue withholding aid from Sudan until the country's military rulers stop the killing of anti-coup protesters and a civilian led-government takes power
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People chant slogans during a demonstration against the killing of dozens by Sudanese security forces since the Oct. 25, 2021 military takeover, in Khartoum, Sudan, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali)
January 20

Bombing in Pakistan's 2nd city Lahore kills 2, wounds 26

Pakistani police say a powerful bomb has exploded in a crowded bazar in Lahore, the country's second-largest city, killing at least three people and wounding 28
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Police officials examine the site of bomb explosion, in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. Police said the powerful bomb exploded in a crowded bazar in Pakistan’s second largest city of Lahore, killing several people and wounding dozens of others. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
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Montenegro government urges early vote to resolve crisis

Montenegro’s embattled government has called for an early election to be held in the Balkan country
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California coasts flood following Tonga eruption

Santa Cruz's streets were filled with water on Jan. 15 following volcanic activity in the Pacific Ocean.
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Santa Cruz's streets were filled with water on Jan. 15 following volcanic activity in the Pacific Ocean.
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Waves from Tonga’s volcanic eruption reach Vanuatu

The strong tides crashed along the shoreline in Port Vila on Jan. 15.
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The strong tides crashed along the shoreline in Port Vila on Jan. 15.
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Tonga volcano viewed in 3D

A Dutch visualization specialist created the image to show how far the volcano extends beneath the ocean surface.
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A Dutch visualization specialist created the image to show how far the volcano extends beneath the ocean surface.
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Volcano erupts near Tonga

Video from the Tonga Geological Services showed the most recent volcanic eruptions on Jan. 14.
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Video from the Tonga Geological Services showed the most recent volcanic eruptions on Jan. 14.
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EU orders Poland to pay 70 million euros in spat over judges

The European Union is ordering Poland to pay a fine of nearly 70 million euros ($80 million) for its failure to shut down a disciplinary chamber with the power to suspend or otherwise discipline judges
January 20
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Phone call shows brother pleading with Texas hostage-taker

A British man who held four people hostage in a Texas synagogue ranted against Jews and American wars in countries like Afghanistan as his brother pleaded with him to give up and free the captives
January 20
This Jan. 2, 2022 photo provided by OurCalling, LLC shows Malik Faisal Akram, at a Dallas homeless shelter. Akram, the armed man who took four people hostage during a 10-hour standoff at a Texas synagogue on Saturday, Jan. 15, had spent time in area homeless shelters in the two weeks leading up to the attack, and was dropped off at one by someone he appeared to know. (OurCalling, LLC via AP)