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Tony Foulds, 82, waves from Endcliffe Park in Sheffield, as warplanes from Britain and the United States stage a joint flypast tribute to ten US airmen Friday Feb. 22, 2019, 75-years after Foulds witnessed the crash that killed them. Foulds was just a child playing in the park on Feb. 22, 1944, when a U.S. Air Force crew decided to crash and die rather than take the chance of hitting the playing children. For decades Foulds has tended a memorial dedicated to honouring the 10 U.S. airmen who died in the plane crash at Endcliffe Park, and today the flypast fulfils his wish for the men who saved his life. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
Fly-past honors WWII airmen who died saving UK childrenU.S. and Royal Air Force plans have soared over Sheffield, England, to honor 10 U.S. airmen who sacrificed their lives during World War II to save children playing in a park where they had tried to land
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 file photo, U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces  fighters take a break as the fight against Islamic State militants continues in the village of Baghouz, Syria. U.S. and Iraqi officials say IS fighters facing defeat in Syria are slipping across the border into Iraq, where they are destabilizing the country’s fragile security. Hundreds -- likely more than 1,000 -- IS fighters have crossed the open, desert border in the past six months, defying a massive operation by U.S., Kurdish, and allied forces to stamp out the remnants of the jihadi group in eastern Syria. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
More civilians leave last IS-held pocket in eastern SyriaSmall trucks carrying civilians leave Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in eastern Syria in escorted convoy
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Swede gets 4.5 years for last year's royal jewels heistA 22-year-old Swede has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison after he was convicted of stealing royal funeral artifacts said to be worth 65 million kronor ($7 million) from a Swedish cathedral last year
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017 file photo, Lulu Yurdio, 12, collects food aid for himself and his two siblings and parents who remain hiding in the bush, in Padeah, South Sudan. Five months into South Sudan's fragile peace deal and 1.5 million people are on the brink of starvation while half the population, more than six million people are facing extreme hunger, according to a report released Friday Feb. 22, 2019,  by the United Nations and South Sudan's government. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick, File)
South Sudan's hunger is growing, despite 5 months of peaceFive months into South Sudan's fragile peace, 1.5 million people are on the brink of starvation and half the population, more than six million people, are facing extreme hunger, say the United Nations and South Sudan's government in a report issued Friday
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British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister Theresa May meet Wednesday for their latest negotiating session to seek an elusive breakthrough in Brexit negotiations. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
Ireland publishes no-deal Brexit bill it hopes it won't needThe Irish government has published legislation designed to ease the damage if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal _ but says it hopes the law will never be needed
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In Nigeria, Boko Haram violence disenfranchises many votersIn Nigeria, Islamic extremist violence disenfranchise thousands of potential voters, including widows who survived attacks
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LGBT activists and supporters attend a Kenyan court ruling on whether to decriminalize same sex relationships, in Nairobi, Kenya,  Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. A Kenyan judge says the High Court has postponed a ruling on a petition to decriminalize same sex relationships. The decision has left the tens of the activists who turned up in court disappointed.  (AP Photo/Brian Inganga) .
Kenya court postpones ruling on anti-gay laws to May 24Disappointment as Kenyan court postpones decision on abolishing anti-gay laws
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A man walks by electoral posters advertising the candidates of the the Show party, led by Israeli born Modovan businessman Ilan Shor, in Chisinau, Moldova, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, ahead of parliamentary elections taking place on Feb. 24. Moldova's president says the former Soviet republic needs good relations with Russia, amid uncertainty about the future of the European Union. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Russian opens money laundering probe involving MoldovaThe Russian Interior Ministry says that it has launched a money laundering probe involving the influential leader of Moldova's Democratic Party, just two days before parliamentary elections in the former Soviet republic
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A crowd gathers at the site of a fire that raced through this neighborhood on Wednesday night in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Police on Friday were seeking up to a dozen suspects in connection with a fire in the oldest part of Bangladesh's capital that killed scores of people. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
Police investigating negligence in deadly Bangladesh fireBangladesh police say they are seeking up to a dozen suspects in connection with a fire in the oldest part of the capital that killed at least 67 people and could charge them with negligence
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FILE - In this Jan.7 2019 file photo, Francois Devaux, one of the plaintiffs and President of the "La Parole Libérée" (the Liberated Word) Victims' Group and self-declared victim of Father Preynat talks to the media as he arrives to attend the trial of Cardinal Philippe Barbarin at the Lyon courthouse in Lyon, central France. Still coming to terms with their responsibility in the clerical sex abuse scandals that have rocked the Catholic church, French bishops have finally accepted the principle of awarding a financial compensation to victims in France. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)
French bishops agree to compensation for sex abuse victimsFrance's bishops agree 'in principle' to award financial compensation to victims sexual abuse by priests
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Filipino rebel commanders become officials under peace dealSome of the fiercest Muslim rebel commanders in the southern Philippines are in Manila to be sworn in as administrators of a new Muslim autonomy region in a delicate milestone to settle one of Asia's longest-raging rebellions
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Nigeria leader says many feared 'the worst' after vote delayNigeria's leader says many feared 'the worst' after election delay; vote now on Saturday
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