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Duterte Defends Need to 'Power Nap' after Summit No-Shows

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday made light of his penchant for daytime dozes after his office said "power naps" had caused the gruff leader to miss a number of key meetings at a Singapore summit.

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Rare Diamond Fetches $50 Million in Price-Per-Carat Record

An exceptionally rare 19-carat pink diamond has fetched $50 million (44 million euros) in Geneva on Tuesday, setting a new price-per-carat record for a stone of its kind, auction house Christie's said.

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Trump Tweets Himself as Star of Own Iran Sanctions Movie

"Game of Thrones" fans are primed for the final season, but starring Donald Trump? Well not quite, though the president had a laugh at Iran's expense Friday by posing in a GoT-style picture.

"SANCTIONS ARE COMING," reads the mock movie poster Trump tweeted Friday, echoing the HBO swords-sex-dragons-and-zombie series' signature line: "winter is coming."

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A Chinese Farmer Couldn't Fly a Plane, So He Built One

When a Chinese garlic farmer's dream of flying an airplane didn't pan out, he decided to build one instead.

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No Brexit Camp Deploy 5,000 Dogs for 'Wooferendum' March

Anti-Brexit campaigners are planning to march on parliament on Sunday accompanied by up to 5,000 dogs to hound Prime Minister Theresa May into holding a second referendum on EU membership.

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Britain's May Shakes It Up with 'Dancing Queen' Boogie

Gyrating awkwardly to the sounds of ABBA's disco hit "Dancing Queen", British Prime Minister Theresa May made an unusual stage entrance for a keynote speech on Wednesday.

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Teetotal Trump Asks World to Imagine Him Drunk

Lifelong teetotaler Donald Trump is already loud, brash and provocative, so just imagine him after a few drinks, the U.S. president quipped Monday.

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Stressed Out by Brexit, MPs Try Meditation

In the shadow of London's Big Ben, members of parliament weary of the endless commotion over Brexit head into a chimney-stacked building to meditate and recharge.

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NZealand PM Makes UN History with First Baby

New Zealand's prime minister has been proclaimed a history maker for taking "first baby" -- daughter Neve -- into the United Nations General Assembly hall, shaking up what is still a boys' club of world leaders.

Photographs of Jacinda Ardern, 38, kissing and bouncing her three-month-old in the main hall at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit on the eve of the General Assembly have gone around the world and taken the internet by storm.

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Trump Brings Rare Laughter to August U.N. Summit

Donald Trump, whose political ascent has been full of firsts, on Tuesday achieved another rare feat -- bringing laughter to the solemn U.N. General Assembly.

Delivering his address to the annual gathering of U.N. heads of state, Trump began in the hyperbolic style of a domestic campaign as he boasted of his record.

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