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A helper competes with dog 'Charlie of Greydon' of owner Zsolt Erdei, Jersey, during the IPO competition at the Belgian Shepherd World Championships in Halle (Saale), Germany, Thursday, April 27, 2017. IPO is a three part sport which includes tracking, obedience and protection phases. Dog sportsmen from 40 countries take part at the six different competitions until April 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Photos of the week: 20 great images from around the globe

This week's collection of the most interesting photos from around the world features flying Belgian Shepherds and Blue Jays, mudbathers in Mosul, flooding in North Carolina, a service for a fallen New York firefighter and a convoy of 10,000 bikers. All photos are from the Associated Press, Getty Images or the Tampa …


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  1. Trump's 'very friendly' talk with Duterte stuns aides and critics alike


    WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump called President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines on Saturday, the U.S. leader's national security aides saw it as part of a routine diplomatic outreach to Southeast Asian leaders. Trump, characteristically, had his own ideas.

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been accused of extrajudicial killings.
  2. Pentagon: 45 civilians killed by coalition strikes targeting ISIS


    BAGHDAD — Investigations conducted during the month of March reveal that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria killed 45 civilians, mostly in and around the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to a Pentagon statement released Sunday.

    Rresidents carry the body of several people killed in airstrikes during fighting between Iraq security forces and Islamic State on the western side of Mosul, Iraq. In a statement released Sunday, April 30, 2017, the Pentagon said investigations conducted during the month of March reveal that coalition airstrikes killed 45 civilians, mostly in and around the city of Mosul. [Associated Press]
  3. At least 7 dead and dozens injured after tornadoes, floods hit the South (w/video)


    At least seven people were killed and dozens injured Saturday after tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and floods ripped Texas, Missouri and Arkansas, as well as parts of the Midwest.

    Water begins to cover the Kinser Bridge on Farm Road 164 on Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Springfield, Mo. Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has declared a state of emergency because of flooding across southern Missouri. [Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader]
  4. Trump says we can't let North Korea get better missiles, calls Kim Jong-Un a 'smart cookie' (w/video)


    SEOUL, South Korea — President Donald Trump calls North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un "a pretty smart cookie" for being able to hold onto power after taking over the reclusive Asian nation at a young age.

    A man watches a TV news program reporting about North Korea's missile firing with a file footage, at Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea. [Associated Press]
  5. Famed Swiss climber killed near Mount Everest in Nepal


    KATHMANDU, Nepal — A Swiss climber acclaimed for his rapid ascents — including scaling dozens of peaks in the Alps in a little more than two months — was killed Sunday in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal, expedition organizers said.

    In this Sept. 11, 2015 file photo Swiss climber Ueli Steck poses for a photo at the foot of a climbing wall in Wilderswil, Canton of Berne, Switzerland. Expedition organizers say famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck was killed in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal. [Christian Beutler/Keystone]