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Mourners attend the service for a victim of the mosque shootings for a burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 22, 2019. People across New Zealand will listen to the Muslim call to prayer on Friday as the nation marks one week since a gunman attacked two mosques and killed 50 people. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Broken-hearted but not broken: New Zealand prays together

- Associated Press

New Zealanders observed the Muslim call to prayer Friday in reflecting on the moment one week ago when 50 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques were slain — an act that an imam told the crowd of thousands had left the country broken-hearted but not broken.

Web crackdown leaves ordinary Russians on edge

Over the last several years, many laws have been passed which restrict personal freedom. Campaigns against “extremism” have been used to stifle speech the Kremlin doesn’t like. There are too many Russians in jail charged with posting something offensive on Facebook or other social media outlets.

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A Pakistani-made ballistic missile NASR is loaded on a trailer rolls down during a military parade to mark Pakistan National Day, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, March 23, 2019. Pakistanis are celebrating their National Day with a military parade that's showcasing short- and long-range missiles, tanks, jets, drones and other hardware. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Pakistan showcases military even as tensions with India ease

Associated Press

Pakistan celebrated its national day on Saturday with a military parade showcasing its missiles, tanks and aircraft, even as the prime minister and his Indian counterpart exchanged goodwill messages in a sign of easing tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.

FILE - In this July 4, 2017 file photo, Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin is shown prior to a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. (Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool Photo via AP, File)

A look at Russians who became mixed up in Trump probe

- Associated Press

An investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into an elaborate Russian operation that sought to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and try to help Donald Trump win the White House has cast a spotlight on more than a dozen Russian nationals, including billionaires, an elusive linguist, an ambassador and a pop star. A look at some of the cast of characters:

Q&A: Golan Heights an area of beauty, strategic value

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump's move to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights turns the tables on decades of U.S. diplomacy and international law and threatens to further inflame regional tensions.

China to give $989 million to build new highway in Sri Lanka

- Associated Press

China has agreed to provide a loan of $989 million to Sri Lanka to build an expressway that will connect the island nation's tea-growing central region to a China-run seaport on the southern coast, the island's finance ministry said Friday.

FILE - In this March 6, 2019 file photo, Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives back at her home after a court appearance in Vancouver.  China has stopped all new purchases of Canadian canola seeds in what some see as retaliation for Canada's arrest of the top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei. The Canola Council of Canada said late Thursday, March 21, 2019,  that exporters are reporting Chinese importers are unwilling to purchase the seeds at this time.  (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

China stops purchase of Canadian canola seeds

- Associated Press

China has stopped all new purchases of Canadian canola seeds in what some see as retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei.

Ukrainian Minister for Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin talks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, March 22, 2019. With President Petro Poroshenko slipping in the polls a week ahead of elections, Ukraine's government is trying to put a brave face on his achievements, insisting it is well on its way to delivering on the demands of the Maidan protest movement that drove the previous Russian-backed president from power in 2014. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

AP Interview: Ukraine minister claims Russia on its knees

- Associated Press

With President Petro Poroshenko slipping in the polls a week ahead of elections, Ukraine's government is trying to put a brave face on his achievements, insisting it is well on its way to delivering on the demands of the Maidan protest movement that drove the previous Russia-backed president from power in 2014.

Rights body votes to beef up monitoring of Palestinian areas

Associated Press

The top U.N. human rights body on Friday requested a larger presence in Palestinian areas following an investigation that found Israeli soldiers may have committed war crimes in a deadly response to Gaza protests last year.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Italian President Sergio Mattarella review the honor guard at the Quirinale Presidential Palace, in Rome, Friday, March 22, 2019. Jinping is launching a two-day official visit aimed at deepening economic and cultural ties with Italy through an ambitious infrastructure building program called "Belt and Road" that has raised suspicions among Italy's U.S. and European allies. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Italy, China deepen ties under wary gaze of US, EU

- Associated Press

Italy's head of state told visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday that China's new "Silk Road" linking Europe and Asia must be a "two-way street," addressing concerns among Western allies that the colossal infrastructure project is meant merely to amplify Beijing's global influence.