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FILE - In this photo taken during Dec. 27 - Dec. 31, 2021 and provided on Jan. 1, 2022 by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a meeting of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea fires projectile into sea in the fourth launch this month, South Korea says on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified.

Seoul: N. Korea fires projectile in 4th launch this month


Serbia votes in referendum on constitutional changes
A woman casts her ballot for a referendum on constitutional changes, in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. The government has said the amendments are designed to boost independence of the judiciary and are part of reform needed for Serbia's European Union membership bid.

No title defense for No. 1: Djokovic deported from Australia
Defending men's champion Serbia's Novak Djokovic practices on Margaret Court Arena ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.

Microsoft discloses malware attack on Ukraine govt networks
In this undated handout photo released by Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Press Service, the building of Ukrainian Foreign Ministry is seen during snowfall in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukrainian officials and media reports say a number of government websites in Ukraine are down after a massive hacking attack. While it is not immediately clear who was behind the attacks, they come amid heightened tensions with Russia and after talks between Moscow and the West failed to yield any significant progress this week.

Prince Andrew's military affiliations returned to queen
FILE - In this Sunday, April 11, 2021, file photo, Britain's Prince Andrew speaks during a television interview at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor, England, Sunday, April 11, 2021.

China faces omicron test weeks ahead of Beijing Olympics
A worker wearing a face mask to help protect against the coronavirus walks past a display of the Winter Paralympic mascot Shuey Rhon Rhon, left, and Winter Olympic mascot Bing Dwen Dwen near the Olympic Green in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. Just weeks before hosting the Beijing Winter Olympics, China is battling multiple coronavirus outbreaks in half a dozen cities, with the one closest to the capital driven by the highly transmissible omicron variant.

FILE— Italian firefighters conduct search operations on the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia that ran aground the tiny Tuscan island of Isola del Giglio, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. Italy on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, is marking the 10th anniversary of the Concordia disaster with a daylong commemoration, honoring the 32 people who died but also the extraordinary response by the residents of Giglio who took in the 4,200 passengers and crew from the ship on that rainy Friday night and then lived with the Concordia carcass for another two years before it was hauled away for scrap.

Italy marks 10 years since deadly Costa Concordia shipwreck


IOC major sponsors mostly muted in runup to Beijing Olympics
Large explosion outside Mogadishu airport, at least 8 killed
US announces $308 million in aid for Afghans as crisis grows
Neighbors say N. Korea has fired possible missile into sea
Pope Francis delivers the Angelus noon prayer in St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022.

Pope on COVID vaccines says health care a 'moral obligation'


Death toll in rockfall on Brazilian lake rises to 10
Kazakhstan says 164 killed in last week's protests
Venezuela's cradle of Chavismo picking new gov in vote re-do
German vaccine mandate may take months to pass, parties say

Amid tensions, Bosnian Serbs celebrate outlawed holiday

Iraq's new parliament holds 1st session 3 months after vote

US hones warnings, offers to Russia over Ukraine

Duchess of Cambridge, the reliable royal, turns 40


NATO rules out any halt to expansion, despite Russian demand


Kazakh president: Forces can shoot to kill to quell unrest


'Scream' scares off 'Spider-Man' with $30.6M debut
Rising costs add to pandemic pain for small businesses
Microsoft discloses malware attack on Ukraine govt networks

A guide to 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in the Twin Cities



Willmar police arrest man after 2-hour standoff

2 arrested after stolen vehicle crashes on I-394

Fire spreads from garage, destroys northern Minnesota home