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Picture of Cyprus court sentences serial killer to 7 life terms

Cyprus court sentences serial killer to 7 life terms

A motorcyclist police officer escorts and guards the police van carrying Army Captain Nicholas Metaxas from the court to the Cypriot central prison in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, June 24, 2019. A Cypriot army captain on Monday tearfully apologized to the families of seven foreign women and girls for the "unjust pain" he has caused them after pleading guilty to a dozen charges of premeditated murder and kidnapping.

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Picture of Turkey’s Erdogan faces challenge in Istanbul poll

Turkey’s Erdogan faces challenge in Istanbul poll

People visit the Camlica Mosque in Istanbul, Sunday, June 23, 2019. Polls have opened in a repeat election in Turkey's largest city where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his political allies could lose control of Istanbul's administration for the first time in 25 years.

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The Latest: Trump says he’s in ‘no hurry’ to strike Iran

In this Oct. 24, 2018, photo released by the U.S. Air Force, members of the 7th Reconnaissance Squadron prepare to launch an RQ-4 Global Hawk at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. RQ-4 Global Hawk on Thursday, June 20, 2019, amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian officials said, though they disputed the circumstances of the incident.

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Picture of Prague set to see biggest protests since Velvet Revolution

Prague set to see biggest protests since Velvet Revolution

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 4, 2019, file photo, a woman takes a selfie as protesters gather at the Venceslas Square in downtown Prague, Czech Republic. Prague won’t have seen anything like this since the protests of 1989 which brought down the communist regime in what was then Czechoslovakia. Some 400,000 have signed a petition calling on Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis to step down over fraud allegations and subsidies paid to his former companies. And hundreds of thousands are expected at a rally in Prague on Sunday, June 23, 2019 to urge the populist billionaire to stand down.

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Picture of European leaders wary yet cautious in US-Iran spat

European leaders wary yet cautious in US-Iran spat

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a media conference at the end of an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, June 21, 2019. EU leaders concluded a two-day summit on Friday in which they discussed, among other issues, the euro-area.

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Picture of German firefighters rescue squirrel stuck in manhole cover

German firefighters rescue squirrel stuck in manhole cover

In this Thursday, June 20, 2019 photo provided by the fire department a squirrel is stucked in a gully cover in Dortmund, Germany. When rescuers arrived, they spotted the tufted-eared squirrel’s head poking out of a hole in the cover. Initial attempts to free the animal were unsuccessful, so the entire manhole cover was removed and taken to a nearby veterinary clinic, while police were called in to guard the open sewer. Vets used anesthetic to calm the squirrel and then freed the animal. It was treated for superficial neck wounds and then released back into the wild.

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The Latest: Germany’s Lufthansa restricts Iran-area flights

This map provided by the Department of Defense, Thursday, June 20, 2019, shows the site where they say a U.S. Navy RQ-4 drone was shot down. The Department of Defense says the drone was flying over the Gulf of Oman and the Strait of Hormuz on a surveillance mission in international airspace in the vicinity of recent IRGC maritime attacks when it was shot down by an IRGC surface to air missile fired from a launch site in the vicinity of Goruk, Iran.

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Picture of Riot police drive protesters away from Georgian parliament

Riot police drive protesters away from Georgian parliament

An opposition demonstrator stands in front police line at Georgian Parliament to call for the resignation of the speaker of the Georgian Parliament in Tbilisi, Georgia, Friday, June 21, 2019. Police have fired a volley of tear gas at a massive throng of protesters outside the Georgian national parliament, who are trying to storm the building and are demanding the government's resignation.

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Picture of Georgian protesters try to break into parliament

Georgian protesters try to break into parliament

In this image from video, some thousands of protesters gather outside the parliament building in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi Thursday June 20, 2019. Some thousands of protesters have tried to storm the parliament building in Tbilisi and are calling for the government's resignation.

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Picture of UK Treasury chief issues stiff no-deal Brexit warning

UK Treasury chief issues stiff no-deal Brexit warning

Anti-Brexit remain supporters stand with European flags and pro-Brexit leave supporters hold red placards as they all protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Britain's Conservative Party are set to kick one more candidate out of the contest to become the country's next prime minister, as rivals scramble to catch front-runner Boris Johnson.

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