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Turkey's president formally makes Hagia Sophia a mosque

By Suzan Fraser

The president of Turkey on Friday formally converted Istanbul’s sixth-century Hagia Sophia back into a mosque and declared it open for Muslim worship, hours after a high court annulled a 1934 decision that had made the religious landmark a museum.

Private anti-poachers recruited to fight in Mozambique’s terrorist hot spot

By Hollie McKay

A frustrated Mozambican government recruited a Rhodesian army colonel named Duck, who then hired a band of snipers known for gunning down poachers in the region.

Venice finally tests Moses anti-flood system after years of reported corruption, delays

By Greg Norman

An anti-flood system that was supposed to start working in Venice in 2011 – and could have protected the iconic city from more than a billion dollars in water damage last year – is now getting a trial run. 

The week in pictures, July 4 - July 10

Here's a selection of the most amazing images captured around the world in the past seven days. Enjoy!

Philippines' largest TV network has license renewal rejected

Philippine lawmakers voted Friday to reject the license renewal of the country’s largest TV network, one of the critical news agencies the president has repeatedly threatened, in a move that shut down a major news provider amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Bolivia's interim president, high-ranking Venezuelan leader test positive for coronavirus

By Paola Flores

Bolivia's interim president and Venezuela's No. 2 leader announced Thursday that they have been infected with the new coronavirus, just days after Brazil's leader tested positive as the pandemic hits hard at some of Latin America's political elite.

WHO boss forms coronavirus response panel with former Liberia, New Zealand leaders in charge

By Frank Miles

The head of the World Health Organization said Thursday that former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark will head a new panel tasked with giving “an honest assessment” of the global response to the coronavirus pandemic.