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Song Tao, center, the head of China's ruling Communist Party's International Liaison Department, arrives at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Chinese state media said Song would travel to Pyongyang on Friday to report on the party's national congress held last month. Song would be the first ministerial-level Chinese official to visit North Korea since October 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Senior Chinese envoy in North Korea amid chill in ties

- Associated Press

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, center, arrives to preside over a student graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Mugabe is making his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest earlier this week. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Robert Mugabe makes 1st public appearance amid talks on departure

- Associated Press

Fishing, once the economic engine in Kisumu, Kenya, is thriving again after postelection violence in August and September. President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared winner with 98 percent of the votes after Raila Odinga boycotted the vote and asked his supporters not to participate in the repeat election. (Tonny Onyulo/Special to The Washington Times)

In Odinga strongholds, Kenyans grapple with frustrating election loss



Iraqi forces retake the country’s last ISIS-held town

- Associated Press


In this Jan. 16, 1996 file photo, Mafia ''boss of bosses'' Salvatore ''Toto'' Riina, center, enters handcuffed into Bologna's bunker-courtroom, escorted by Carabinieri, Italian paramiliary police, in Bologna, Italy. Italian media is reporting that Riina has died while serving multiple life sentences. He was 87. The justice ministry on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017,  had allowed his family a bedside visit at a hospital Parma shortly before his death. He had been placed in a medically induced coma after his health deteriorated following two recent surgeries. (AP Photo/Gianni Schicchi, File)

Toto Riina, notorious Mafia ‘boss of bosses,’ dead at 87

- Associated Press

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- Associated Press

In this Nov. 3, 2017, photo, Mike Walsh takes a sample of corn at Premier Cooperative in Mineral Point, Wis. Cooperatives in the tri-state region face a busy harvest season (Jessica Reilly/Telegraph Herald via AP)

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- Associated Press


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- Associated Press


Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, left, shakes hands with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, right, after their joint news conference following their meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Turkish envoy: Cleric’s network has infiltrated US justice

- Associated Press




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