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Arlindo, a patient from the Nise da Silveira Mental Health Institute, makes his marionette dance during a carnival parade coined, in Portuguese: "Loucura Suburbana," or Suburban Madness, in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Patients, their relatives and institute workers held their parade one day before the official start of Carnival. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Brazil's Carnival kicks off with parades and street partiesRevelers all over Brazil are gearing up for parades, balls and street parties during the first of five official days of Carnival celebrations
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A model wears a creation for Marco De Vincenzo women's Fall-Winter 2017-2018 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Versace 'power woman' designs, Etro funky nomads in MilanGigi Hadid drew a crowd to Milan's Rinascente Department store where she was showing off Tommy Hilfiger's latest fall-winter collection
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The CEO of Volkswagen Matthias Mueller speaks during a press conference held after the conclusion of the company's board of directors meeting in Wolfsburg, Germany, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Volkswagen bounced back into the black in 2016 after suffering a loss the previous year due to the diesel emissions scandal, according to figures released by the German automaker Friday. (Swen Pf'rtner/dpa via AP)
VW makes $5.4 billion profit in 2016, limits executive payVolkswagen says it bounced back into the black in 2016 after suffering a loss the previous year due to the diesel emissions scandal
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Security officers stand guard at the residence of abducted German archaeologists professor Peter Breunig and his associate Johannes Behringer in Janjala Village, Nigeria. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.  Kidnappers are demanding a ransom of 60 million naira (about Dlrs 200,000 US) for the two captives abducted this week from Janjala village in northern Nigeria, the excavation site where the German archaeologists was working. Two villagers were shot and killed in the kidnapping, police confirmed Friday. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi )
Nigerian kidnappers demand $200,000 for German scientistsA worker at a Nigerian excavation site says kidnappers are demanding a ransom of 60 million naira (about $200,000) for a German archaeologist and his associate abducted this week at a remote northern village
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Ukrainian lawmaker visits rebel east, urges prisoner releaseA Ukrainian lawmaker has visited the rebel east to meet with Ukrainian war prisoners
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday Oct. 17, 2016, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo poses for photographers during a photo call for the french premiere of the film 'Before the Flood', ('Avant Le Deluge') at Chatelet Theater in Paris. Hidalgo has pushed back at U.S. President Donald Trump for insulting Paris, saying American tourist reservations are up 30 percent in 2017 so far compared to last year. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, FILE)
Paris mayor fires back at Trump for insulting her cityParis Mayor Anne Hidalgo has pushed back at U.S. President Donald Trump for insulting the City of Light in a speech
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Displaced Iraqis flee their homes due to fighting between Iraqi special forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Feb. 2017. The Iraqi security forces advance comes as part of a major assault that started five days earlier to drive Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
Iraqi forces advance in Mosul, strike IS inside SyriaAs Iraqi ground troops push into western Mosul, the country's air force strikes Islamic State group targets inside Syria for the first time in response to recent bombings in Baghdad claimed by the militants
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1 killed as bandits raid livestock in drought-plagued KenyaKenyan police say an official has been killed by livestock bandits in the volatile Rift Valley county of Baringo, where a drought has increased cattle rustling
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A Syrian man who was wounded at a blast in Al-Bab, a town in northern Syria, is wheeled at the hospital in Kilis, southeastern Turkey, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. A car bomb went off Friday north of the town, that was controlled by Islamic State militants since late 2013 and was just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters, killing dozens of people, mostly civilians who gathered seeking to return to their liberated area, Turkey's news agency and Syrian opposition said. (DHA-Depo Photos via AP)
Attacks near Syria town captured from IS kill 60Syrian activists and a Turkish officials say a car bomb north of a town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from Islamic State militants has killed 60 people, mostly civilians and two Turkish soldiers
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Christians flee Egypt's Sinai after militant killingsSuspected Islamic militants gunned down a Christian man inside his home in northern Sinai the latest in a string of sectarian killings there that has sent hundreds of Christians fleeing
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This image released by the Thiqa News Agency, burned motorcycles and car that damaged after a suicide attacker blew his small pick-up truck outside a security office in Sousian village, about 8 kilometers (5 miles) north of al-Bab, Syria, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. A car bombing north of a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the Islamic State group killed several people, mostly civilians who had gathered trying to go back home, Turkey's news agency and Syrian activists said. (Thiqa News Agency, via AP)
The Latest: Syrian opposition says leading fight upon terrorA Syrian opposition official says rebel forces are leading the fight against terrorism in Syria as representatives of the warring parties meet in Geneva in a fresh quest for a political solution to the conflict
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Italy vows to be ready in time to host G-7 in Sicilian townItaly is promising all be ready for the G-7 summit, to be held in the stunning setting of Sicily in late May, even as construction awaits its start
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