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A general view of a meeting of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) General Assembly is seen on April 8, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Feng Li, Getty Images) Bach: IOC doesn't always agree with host country politics

IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body does not necessarily condone the political or legal systems in countries it selects to host the games.

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Hugo Chavez, 2006 (Getty Images)
Amid crisis, Venezuelans commemorate Chavez
Venezuelans are commemorating Hugo Chavez on the second anniversary of his death even as an economic crisis threatens to undo the former president's legacy of lifting thousands out of poverty.
Paul Allen (Mat Hayward/Getty Images for 1st Family Foundation)
Ex-crew recognizes photos of sunken Japanese battleship found by Paul Allen
A former crewmember on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II says he recognizes photos taken of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
Trafalgar Square skeleton horse (Mary Turner/Getty Images)
Skeleton horse erected in London's Trafalgar Square
London's Trafalgar Square, full of tourists, pigeons and military monuments, has a new occupant — a skeletal horse displaying stock quotes.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of the United States Congress in the House chamber at the U.S. Capitol March 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. During his speech, Netanyah said,
Netanyahu says he gave 'practical alternative' to Iran deal
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his speech to the U.S. Congress offered a "practical alternative" to a possible Iranian nuclear deal and that lawmakers "better understand" why the deal is bad.
Paul Allen (Mat Hayward/Getty Images for 1st Family Foundation)
Microsoft co-founder says he found sunken Japan WWII warship
Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen says he's found a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank over 70 years ago.
Italy's Coast Guard (Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images, 2013 Getty Images)
Nearly 1,000 migrants rescued off Italy; 10 die
Italy's Coast Guard is bringing nearly 1,000 migrants to southern Italian ports from several different boat rescues, but 10 migrants perished at sea.
Renault Kadjar (Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)
Honey, we shrunk the SUV _ and Europe loves it
In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrunken Utility Vehicle.
Duke Of Cambridge visits China (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince William meets elephants on final day of China tour
Britain's Prince William highlighted his interest in wildlife conservation on the final stop of his China tour Wednesday, feeding baskets of carrots to an elephant in the country's southwest.
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Islamic State group releases 4 more Christian hostages
Syrian activists say the Islamic State group has released four more Christian hostages from dozens who were abducted by the extremists last week.
Actor Leonard Nimoy arrives at the Premiere Of Paramount's 'Star Trek' on April 30, 2009 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. (Frazer Harrison, Getty Images)
Canadian banks: Please stop 'Spocking' $5 bills
Executives at Canada's central bank have urged "Star Trek" fans to stop a campaign to deface currency as a tribute to late actor Leonard Nimoy.

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