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North Korea  (Getty Images) North Korea readies massive anniversary celebration

North Korea is holding what is expected to be one of its biggest celebrations ever Saturday for the 70th anniversary of its ruling party's creation, an attention-getting event that is the government's way of showing the world and its own people the Kim dynasty — now in its third generation — is firmly in control and its military a power to be reckoned with.

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Tents are viewed in a camp for individuals who have lost their homes in the January 12 earthquake in Cite Soleil, a historically impoverished area of Port au Prince October 31, 2010 in Port au Prince, Haiti.  (Spencer Platt, Getty Images)
Haiti voters grapple with packed field for presidency
Cities and towns across Haiti are plastered with colorful campaign ads, leaving voters struggling to differentiate a swarm of candidates who grin from posters, banners and billboards slapped on nearly everything that doesn't move and a few that do.
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Actor Daniel Craig: I'm over James Bond
Actor Daniel Craig has said he wants to move on from the James Bond franchise and that, for now, he would rather slit his wrists than do another Bond movie.
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Qatar royal sentenced by Prague court
A Prague court has convicted a Qatari royal family member of sexually abusing minors and sentenced him to 11 months and eight days in prison.
An Afghan health worker administers the polio vaccine to a child on the second day of a vaccination campaign on March 15, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Majid Saeedi, Getty Images)
UN: Polio vaccines in Ukraine safe despite local concerns
The World Health Organization says it's worried that millions of doses of polio vaccine might be wasted in the Ukraine after concerns were raised by a patient group that the doses are unsafe.
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Portugal waits as politicians try to build a government
Days of hard political bargaining are expected in Portugal as party leaders negotiate compromises to find a stable government following a general election that produced no clear winner.
SANLIURFA, TURKEY - JUNE 17: Syrian refugee children eat their lunch as ther family lives in their makeshift shelter near a truck close to the Turkish border post of Akcakale, province of Sanliurfa, on June 17, 2015. Some hundreds of Syrian refugees are returning to Tal Abyad from Turkey a day after Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG fighters evicted Islamic State group fighters from the area. According to the UNHCR, the Kurdish advance caused the displacement of about 23,000 people who fled into Turkey from the fighting in the past two weeks. (Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images)
Some Syrians chart pre-approved path to European asylum
Her slain husband, bombed-out Damascus home and refugee life are behind her. The recipient of a coveted asylum-seeker visa, Syrian teacher Amena Abomosa is settling into a new life in France with her family. But now what?
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Honduran soccer club president arrested in US
The president of Honduras' most famed soccer club has been arrested by U.S. authorities in Miami on money laundering charges.
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Zimbabwe official: 5 arrested for poisoning 11 elephants
A Zimbabwean wildlife official says five people are in police custody and being questioned over the killing of 11 elephants poisoned by cyanide at Hwange National Park in the west of the country.
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal (Jasper Juinen, Getty Images)
Saudi billionaire doubles shares of Twitter stock
Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and his investment company have doubled their ownership of Twitter's publicly traded shares in the past six weeks.
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Albania fans arrested with weapons before Serbia match
Police in Albania say they have arrested a man who claimed to have flown a drone carrying a nationalist banner over a stadium in Serbia last year during a European qualifier, in an incident that prompted fan violence and a diplomatic spat between the two countries.

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