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This satellite image released by the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 as captured by DigitalGlobe shows UNESCO World Heritage Site of Palmyra, Syria with red box denoting area of new damages on Jan. 10, 2017 . Islamic State group militants destroyed a landmark ancient Roman monument and parts of the theater in Syria's historic town of Palmyra, the government and opposition monitoring groups said Friday. (ASOR/ DigitalGlobe via AP)
IS in Syria destroys part of Roman theater in PalmyraIslamic State militants have destroyed parts of the second-century Roman amphitheater in Syria's historic town of Palmyra, the latest attack by the extremist group on world heritage
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Soldiers roll back the red carpet near a parked Gambian Presidential aircraft on the tarmac of Banjul's airport Friday Jan. 20, 2016. The leaders of Guinea and Mauritania have arrived in Gambia's capital in a last-ditch diplomatic effort to get defeated President Yahya Jammeh to cede power to Adama Barrow who was sworn in as Gambian President Thursday. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Gambia's defeated leader agrees to cede power: OfficialGambia's defeated leader agrees to cede power, official says; final arrangements in works
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A Senegal soldier patrols at the Gambia border with Senegal in the town of Karang, Senegal, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Gambia's defeated President Yahya Jammeh must cede power by noon Friday or he will be dislodged by a regional force that has already moved into the country, West African officials said. (AP Photo/Sylvain Cherkaoui)
The Latest: Defeated Gambia leader not leaving country yetThe Latest: Defeated Gambia leader not leaving country yet; expected to make statement soon
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Rescue personnel work in the site coordinating the rescue operations for an hotel crushed by an avalanche last Wednesday, in Penne, central Italy, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Rescue crews located up to eight people alive in the kitchen of an avalanche-crushed hotel on Friday, an incredible discovery that boosted spirits two days after the massive snow slide buried around 30 people in the resort. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
The Latest: Girl pulled from avalanche hotel, wants cookieA six-year-old girl has been rescued from a hotel devastated by an avalanche in Italy
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FILE-  In this March 4, 2015, file photo, Brazil's Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki attends a session of the Supreme Court in Brasilia, Brazil. Zavascki's son said that his father was on a plane that crashed off the coast of the city in Rio de Janeiro, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
Brazil investigates crash that killed Car Wash probe judgeBrazilian authorities are investigating a plane crash that killed the Supreme Court justice in charge of a major corruption case just weeks before he was scheduled to issue a ruling that could have revealed accusations against key politicians
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People watch the presidential inauguration ceremony for Donald Trump in a network and party location in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. A hundred Trump sympathizers, nationalist activists and spin doctors gathered at a hipster party location several hundred meters away from the Kremlin to celebrate. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Champagne corks pop in Moscow at Trump's inaugurationChampagne corks popped in Moscow as Russians celebrated the start of Donald Trump's presidency, confident of better relations ahead between the two countries
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A pair of locally produced "First Lady" salami is displayed to visitors in Sevnica, Slovenia, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. The inauguration of Donald Trump is a big thing for a small town in Slovenia where the future U.S. first lady traces her roots. Starting Friday, the industrial town of Sevnica plans three days of events to mark the inauguration and welcome all guests wishing to see where Melania Trump grew up. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
Melania Trump's hometown in Slovenia marks inaugurationThe inauguration of Donald Trump is a big thing for a small town in Slovenia where his wife traces her roots
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World Trade Organization, WTO, Director General Roberto Azevedo attends a news conference on the closing day of the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
Will Trump end globalization? The doubt haunts Davos' eliteIt's been impossible to escape the shadow of Donald Trump at this year's gathering of the business elites at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
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Britain's Prince William talks as he attends the inaugural Endeavour Fund Awards ceremony in London, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.  The Fund Awards ceremony will showcase endeavours from the past year, and celebrate excellence through awarding prizes to outstanding individuals who have excelled in their Endeavour Fund sporting challenges, and look forward to exciting future projects in 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, pool)
Prince William to leave job as air ambulance pilotPrince William will soon leave his job as an air ambulance helicopter pilot to spend more time on official duties
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Soldiers wait at the airport after the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Mexico's Foreign Relations Department announced Guzman was handed over to U.S. authorities for transportation to the U.S. on Thursday, the last day of President Barack Obama's administration and a day before Donald Trump is to be inaugurated. (AP Photo/Christian Torres)
Timing of Mexico drug lord's extradition seen as politicalJoaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's abrupt exit to face charges in the U.S. marks the end of an era in which he was Mexico's most notorious drug cartel boss and, for some, the stuff of folk legend
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Lebanese artist Sabine Choucair, who was invited to Davos, poses for a photo on the fourth day of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
In time of troubles, Davos organizers send in the clownA Lebanese-born, curly-haired artist in baggy green trousers and with a frequent raspy laugh made her debut this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos
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Iranian firefighters remove debris of the Plasco building which was engulfed by a fire and collapsed on Thursday, in central Tehran, Iran, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Scores of workers and dozens of trucks were searching the ruins Friday, a day after a historic high-rise building in the heart of Tehran caught fire and later collapsed. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Many still missing at site of deadly Iran building collapseSearch goes on for firefighters, other victims in deadly Tehran building collapse
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