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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has ruled the Communist state since 2011Kim Jong-Un on Friday opened North Korea's first ruling party congress for nearly 40 years with a defiant defence of the "magnificent" strides made in the country's nuclear weapons programme. Hailing the historic test of what North Korea claims was a hydrogen bomb in January, the isolated state's young leader said it had shown the world it would not be cowed by sanctions or outside pressure. Dressed in a western style suit and tie, Kim's speech was delivered to thousands of party delegates who had gathered in Pyongyang for the once-in-a-generation conclave.


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This Wednesday, May 4, 2016, photo shows a full-scale, hand-painted replica of Cave 275 of China's Cave Temples of Dunhuang on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibit "Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on the Silk Road" opens Saturday, May 7, and runs until Sept. 4, 2016 at the Getty Center. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a thousand years China's Cave Temples of Dunhuang were a popular traveler's rest stop, marketplace and religious shrine on the fabled Silk Road. Now they are coming to Los Angeles, both in spirit and reality.


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FILE - In this April 20, 2013, file photo, media mogul Sumner Redstone arrives at the 2013 MOCA Gala celebrating the opening of the Urs Fischer exhibition at MOCA, in Los Angeles. A judge ruled on Monday, May 2, 2016, that Sumner Redstone should give 30 minutes of videotaped, sworn testimony in a case about the ailing media mogul's mental capacity that was filed by Redstone's ex-girlfriend and longtime companion, Manuela Herzer. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a trial that will determine whether media mogul Sumner Redstone is mentally competent (all times local):


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Chinese military personnel wait as the USS Blue Ridge prepares to berth in Shanghai on May 6, 2016China will take part in a regular US-led naval exercise starting next month, a top US commander said Friday, despite tensions over Beijing's territorial claims in the South China Sea. The United States will host multinational naval drills called the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) -- billed as the world's largest -- off Hawaii in June and July. Although the Chinese navy has previously joined the exercises, held every two years, the latest drill comes as the country more aggressively asserts its maritime claims in Asia, prompting the US to say in March that it was "reassessing" Beijing's participation.


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In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles Keating IV, 31, of San Diego. Navy SEAL Keating was shot and killed Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Iraq during a gunbattle that involved more than 100 Islamic State fighters. (U.S. Navy via AP)SAN DIEGO (AP) — The body of a U.S. Navy SEAL killed during combat in Iraq is returning to the United States.


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Andy Murray from Britain serves against Tomas Berdych from Czech Republic, during a Madrid Open tennis tournament match in Madrid, Spain, Friday, May 6, 2016. Murray won 6-3 and 6-2. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)MADRID (AP) — Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal will meet again in the semifinals of the Madrid Open on Saturday, a rematch of last year's final won by the British player.


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Picture released by Turkish daily newspaper Cumhuriyet shows Dilek Dundar (2L), the wife of the paper's editor-in-chief Can Dundar, and another man trying to stop a gunman in Istanbul on May 6, 2016Turkish opposition journalist Can Dundar escaped an apparent attempt on his life by a gunman Friday outside the courthouse in Istanbul where he was standing trial on hugely controversial charges of revealing state secrets, an AFP reporter said. Brandishing a pistol, the attacker fired several times before being detained by police. Dundar, the editor-in-chief of leading Turkish opposition daily Cumhuriyet, was unharmed.


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President Barack Obama speaks in the White House briefing room in Washington, Friday, May 6, 2016, about the economy and new steps to strengthen financial transparency and combat money laundering, corruption, and tax evasion. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times Eastern):


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US President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC on May 6, 2016Obama also said Trump's record needs to come under closer scrutiny. "He has a long record that needs to be examined, and I think it's important for us to take seriously the statements he's made in the past," Obama said.


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WPP founder and CEO Martin Sorrell speaks at the British chambers of Commerce annual conference in LondonThe average pay for chief executives of a company in the blue chip FTSE 100 index was 5.23 million pounds ($7.6 million)last year, down from 5.36 million in 2014, a Reuters examination of corporate filings shows. In 2005, CEO compensation, including pensions and share awards, was just 0.1 percent of pre-tax earnings, the Reuters analysis of annual reports over the period shows. Rapid growth in executive pay has long drawn criticism from some politicians and media headlines denouncing corporate "fat cats".


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