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This Oct. 24, 2016, file photo shows part of the Israeli settlement of Psagot, background, overlooking Palestinian houses, in a suburb of the West Bank city of Ramallah. Israel says it has approved 2,500 homes in West Bank settlements In a statement from his office, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman says he and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed on the approval “in response to housing needs.” He says the majority of the housing units will be built in settlement blocs, areas where most settlers live and which Israel wants to keep under its control under any future peace deal with the Palestinians. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)
With Trump's swearing-in, Israel pushes ahead on settlementsIsrael says it plans to build 2,500 more settler homes on the West Bank
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Austrian man gets prison for selling pro-Hitler songs onlineAn Austrian court has convicted a man under the country's anti-Nazi law and sentenced him to prison for selling recorded songs with titles such as "Adolf Hitler Lives" and displaying Nazi tattoos
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A woman walks in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan, which is hosting Syria peace talks, is a relatively new name on the map. Founded in the early 19th century as a Russian empire outpost, Akmolinsk was a backwater in the wind-swept steppe. That changed in 1994 when Kazakhstan's first president decided to move the capital from the commercial center Almaty, and Akmolinsk was renamed Astana.(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
The Latest: US welcomes attempt to reduce violence in SyriaThe U.S. says it has seen the announcement from Russia, Turkey and Iran on their intent to establish a mechanism to enforce a cease-fire in Syria and welcomes actions that de-escalate violence in the country
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Gina Miller, a founder of investment management group SCM Private, arrives at the Supreme Court in London, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Britain's Supreme Court will rule Tuesday on whether the prime minister or Parliament has the right to trigger the process of taking Britain out of the European Union.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
UK government loses Brexit case, must consult ParliamentBritain's Supreme Court says the government must get parliamentary approval before starting the process of leaving the European Union, potentially delaying Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to trigger negotiations by the end of March
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Vincenzo Forti, right, and Giorgia Galassi, left, two of the nine survivors of the avalanche that hit the Hotel Rigopiano last Wednesday, talk to reporters in Giulianova, Italy,  Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Man at center is Giorgia's father Tommaso Galassi. Hopes faded Tuesday that any more survivors would be found under a devastating avalanche after the death toll more than doubled to 16 and funerals were celebrated for the first victims. Rescue crews were hit with an unrelated tragedy nearby when a helicopter crashed, killing six people.  (AP Photo/Colleen Barry)
Toll from Italy avalanche climbs to 17 as hopes diminishHopes faded Tuesday that any more survivors of the devastating avalanche that buried an Italy hotel would be found after the death toll more than doubled to 17
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Mohammed Alloush, head of a Syrian opposition delegation, center, speaks to the media after the talks on Syrian peace in Astana, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Russia, Iran and Turkey _ sponsors of talks in Kazakhstan between Syria and rebel factions _ pledged Tuesday to consolidate the country's nearly month-old cease-fire and set up a three-way mechanism to ensure compliance of all sides. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Key points in the Syria statement issued in AstanaRussia, Turkey and Iran, who sponsored the first face-to-face meeting between Syria's armed opposition and the Syrian government this week, issued a joint statement Tuesday announcing a trilateral mechanism to ensure full compliance with a cease-fire
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In this handout photo provided by the Egyptian presidency, President Abdel-Fatteh el-Sissi speaks during a ceremony making Police Day, at the Police Academy in an Eastern Cairo suburb, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.  El-Sissi says he is alarmed by his country's high divorce rates and is suggesting ground-breaking legislation to ban Muslim husbands from verbally declaring their spouses divorced. (Egyptian Presidency via AP)
Egypt's el-Sissi says he is alarmed by high divorce ratesEgypt's president says he is alarmed by his country's high divorce rate and is suggesting ground-breaking legislation to ban Muslim husbands from verbally declaring their spouses divorced
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Syrian opposition delegation member Osama Abuzayd speaks to journalists as he arrives to attend the talks on Syrian peace in Astana, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. The face-to-face meeting in Kazakhstan's capital is the latest in a long line of diplomatic initiatives aimed at ending the nearly 6-year-old civil war. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Syria powerbrokers endorse cease-fire deal at talksRussia, Iran and Turkey pledge at the conclusion of talks in Kazakhstan to enforce a cease-fire in Syria and set up a joint mechanism to ensure compliance
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Octave Klaba, the founder of French internet hosting firm OVH, speaks to a journalist at a cybersecurity conference in Lille, northern France, Tuesday Jan. 24, 2017. French authorities say they've ordered the blockage or removal of more than 2,700 websites in 2016, a move Klaba thinks will do little to stifle online extremism. (AP Photo/Raphael Satter)
French internet censorship rose sharply in 2016France's interior minister says authorities have blocked or ordered search engines to de-list hundreds of websites in 2016, a significant increase over 2015
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South Sudan ambassador dismisses rift with EthiopiaSouth Sudan's ambassador to Ethiopia has dismissed reports that relations are strained between the two countries after President Salva Kiir visited Egypt early this month
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French presidential candidate and former French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron, speaks during his meeting with Lebanese president Michel Aoun, at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
France's presidential hopeful Macron pushes for Syria talksFrench presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron says his country needs a more "balanced" policy toward Syria
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Rescuers hug each other on the site where an helicopter crashed, in the Campo Felice ski area, central Italy, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. A helicopter ferrying an injured skier off the slopes crashed Tuesday in central Italy with at least six people aboard, another tragedy to hit a region slammed by recent earthquakes, heavy snowfall and an avalanche. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
The Latest: Italy helicopter crash kills all 6 aboardOfficials say a helicopter ferrying an injured skier off the slopes crashed into a central Italian mountainside and killed all six people aboard, in the latest tragedy to hit a region slammed by recent earthquakes, heavy snowfall and an avalanche
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