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Mexico blocks 2,500 migrants from crossing at Guatemala entry point, authorities say

By Nick Givas

Mexican officials have closed a section of their border with Guatemala, following a push by thousands of migrants to make their way across a bridge over the Suchiate River. 

Lebanon police fire tear gas, spray water cannons at protesters amid riots in Beirut

Riot police fired tear gas and sprayed water cannon near parliament in Lebanon's capital Saturday to disperse thousands of protesters after riots broke out during a march against the ruling elite amid a severe economic crisis.

Angola's Isabel dos Santos hits back at corruption allegations, eyes possible presidential run

By Hollie McKay

As Africa’s wealthiest woman, Isabel dos Santos, battles her homeland in a stunning financial battle over her assets, the former first daughter has hit back with the hint that she might just run for office herself.

Woman enters China's Forbidden City in luxury SUV, sparking outrage

By Robert Gearty

A wealthy young woman was allowed to enter China's famed Forbidden City in a black Mercedes-Benz SUV, sparking online condemnation.

Protesters mar Macron's Paris theater date with wife in clashes with police

By Robert Gearty

Angry anti-government protesters clashed with riot police at a Paris theater where French President Emmanuel Macron was attending a performance with his wife.

Brazil's culture minister fired after paraphrasing quote by Nazi propaganda chief Goebbels

By Barnini Chakraborty

Brazil's Culture Secretary Roberto Alvim was fired Friday after posting a video that strongly resembled a speech given by notorious Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels while music from Adolf Hitler's favorite composer played in the background. 

Overweight ISIS fanatic arrested in Iraq sparks stream of Internet memes

A massive 560-pound jihadi dubbed “Jabba the Jihadi” has been nicked by Iraqi forces, sparking a stream of hilarious Internet memes.

British woman in Cyprus gang-rape case appeals guilty verdict to lying

By Robert Gearty

A British teen has asked a Cyprus court to overturn her conviction for lying about a gang rape by 12 Israeli tourists, according to a report Friday.

Climate change or poor policy? As Australia’s wildfires see some relief, blame game ascends

By Hollie McKay

The sky finally cracked open atop much of the fire grounds in NSW, Australia this week – the welcome deluge slashing the number of burning fires to below 100 for the first time in more than a month. But the challenge is far from over as the finger-pointing game ignites.

Irish teen dismembered in apparent gang revenge hit, police find 'partial human remains' in duffel bag, car fire: report

By Paulina Dedaj

The sadistic killing of an Irish teen, whose dismembered remains were discovered Monday in a duffel bag by children, may have been the result of an ongoing dispute between two rival gangs, reports say.

Isolated Iran leader lashes out at Europe as nations join US in ramping up pressure

By Adam Shaw

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Friday lashed out at Germany, the U.K. and France, calling them the “footmen of the U.S.,” days after the European countries moved to sanction the Islamic Republic for violating the controversial 2015 nuclear deal.

The week in pictures, Jan. 11 - Jan. 17

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

Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump a clown, praises missile attack in rare appearance

By Edmund DeMarche

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, addressed Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time since 2012 and used the platform to praise the country's retaliatory strike against the U.S. over the killing of one of its top generals and called President Trump a clown who cannot be trusted.

Iran rocket attack on Iraqi military base injured 11 US service members, official reveals

By Frank Miles

Eleven U.S. service members were flown out of Iraq and treated for concussion symptoms after Iran's rocket attack targeting Iraqi military bases earlier this month, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command revealed Thursday night.

ISIS panel in Syria acts as 'judge, jury and executioner,' report finds

By Nick Givas

A U.S.-based Syrian rights group said Thursday that it's assembled a 24-page report titled "Juge, Jury and Executioner," detailing the atrocities committed by the Islamic State and the total control with which they ruled over elements of daily life.