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Swimmer Ends 'Very Disturbing' JourneyA swimmer's record-breaking effort may be on hold, but his warning endures: There's way too much plastic out there. Benoît "Ben" Lecomte set foot on Oahu, Hawaii on Monday, conclusively ending his dream of being the first swimmer to cross the Pacific Ocean, per CNN . A storm broke the mainsail...
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Anti-government demonstrators light up their mobile phones during their protest in the downtown of Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)
Hungary sees 4th day of protests over overtime, other issuesSeveral thousand people have marched through Hungary's capital in a fourth day of demonstrations against new laws that critics say restrict workers' rights and undermine democracy
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FILE - In this July 4, 2017, file photo, fleeing Iraqi civilians walk past the heavily damaged al-Nuri mosque as Iraqi forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in Iraq's Old City of Mosul. Iraqi religious leaders have laid the cornerstone to rebuild Mosul's landmark al-Nuri mosque, which was blown up in the battle with Islamic State militants in 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
Iraq lays cornerstone to rebuild iconic Mosul mosqueIraqi religious leaders have laid the cornerstone to rebuild Mosul's landmark al-Nuri mosque, which was blown up in the battle with Islamic State militants in 2017
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Prof Takes Incredible Action to Save Student From ISISFour years ago, a chemistry professor got a text from her grad student: If I'm not back in a week, cut me from the doctoral program. Charlotta Turner called him right away: "He was very sad and crying,” the 48-year-old prof at Lund University in Sweden tells NBC News . "I...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, meets with Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 in Damascus. Sudan's president has become the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since a war erupted there nearly eight years ago. Omar al-Bashir was greeted at the Damascus airport Sunday by Syrian President Bashar Assad. Syria was expelled from the 22-member Arab League soon after war broke out in 2011. (SANA via AP)
Sudan president lands in Syria in 1st visit by Arab leaderSudan's president has become the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since civil war erupted there nearly eight years ago
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Israeli PM's son gets temporary ban on FacebookFacebook has temporarily blocked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son Yair for writing a post criticizing the social media platform as "thought police."
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Sri Lanka's reinstated Prime Minister Ranil Wickeremesinghe, center, surrounded by his loyal lawmakers and supporters speaks after assuming duties in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. Sri Lanka's president has reappointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister, nearly two months after firing him and setting off weeks of political stalemate. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Sri Lankan leader takes reinstated PM to taskSri Lanka's president on Sunday launched a scathing verbal attack at his reappointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe accusing his leadership of being corrupt and anti-national, casting doubt on any immediate end to the country's restive politics
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Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives at a parole office with a security guard in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Canada gets access to detainee in China 6 days after arrestCanada's ambassador to China was given access Sunday to detained Canadian entrepreneur Michael Spavor six days after he was arrested, the country's Global Affairs department said
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, left, speaks to people as a new elected head of independent Ukrainian church Metropolitan of Kiev Epiphanius looks on near the St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Ukraine's Orthodox clerics gather for a meeting Saturday that is expected to form a new, independent Ukrainian church, and Ukrainian authorities have ramped up pressure on priests to support the move. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
New Ukrainian Orthodox leader gives 1st liturgy, urges unityNew Ukrainian Orthodox leader urges peace and unity in first liturgy
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Bomb kills 8 in Syrian town held by Turkey-backed forcesSyrian activists say a bomb blast in a northern town held by Turkish-backed opposition forces has killed at least eight people
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Fighting around Yemen's Hodeida leaves 12 dead, 25 woundedFighting around Yemen's port city of Hodeida leaves 12 dead and 25 injured
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Somalia closes notorious prison amid abuse allegationsSomalia has closed an underground prison where the government has held extremist suspects and journalists, amid allegations of abuses against inmates, the security minister said Sunday
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