• Samba dancers perform during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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  • In this Aug. 18, 2016 file photo, Usain Bolt from Jamaica celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 200-meter final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

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  • In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi visits the Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Emperor Qin Shihuang in Xi'an in northwestern China's Shaanxi Province, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. China and Myanmar have pledged to forge closer ties as "blood brothers" following Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to Beijing, her first diplomatic trip since taking power in March. (Li Yibo/Xinhua via AP)

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    BEIJING (AP) — China and Myanmar said Saturday that they have pledged to forge closer ties as “blood brothers,” as Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi got set to wrap up a visit to Beijing, her first diplomatic trip since taking power in March.

  • In this Aug. 23, 2008 file photo, United States' Sanya Richards, left, celebrates winning the women's 4x400-meter final at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. At center is Russia's Anastasia Kapachinskaya, who took the silver, but in 2016 was retroactively disqualified after she and two other Russians tested positive in rechecks of their doping samples. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, File)

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  • 3 Russian athletes, including a relay silver medalist, disqualified from 2008 Beijing Olympics after retesting of doping samples

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — 3 Russian athletes, including a relay silver medalist, disqualified from 2008 Beijing Olympics after retesting of doping samples.

  • In this April 29, 2015 photo, a woman uses her smartphone near a booth for the Chinese Internet company Tencent at the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing. Chinese state media reported Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, that new rules hold chief editors of news websites personally liable for content, months after several portals posted material that was seen as embarrassing to President Xi Jinping. Tencent, one of China's most popular websites, fired its top editor after a July headline mistakenly said Xi delivered a "furious" - instead of "important" - speech commemorating a Communist Party anniversary. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

    China tightens control of online news after sensitive gaffes

    BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government is holding chief editors of news websites personally liable for content, months after several portals posted material that was seen as embarrassing to President Xi Jinping.

  • Correction: China-G20 story

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  • Usain Bolt from Jamaica celebrates after crossing the line to win the gold medal in the men's 200-meter final at the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

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  • This combo of two 2016 file photos shows, at left, Germany's women's soccer coach Silvia Neid at an Aug. 12 Olympic quarter-final against China in Salvador, Brazil, and at right: Sweden's soccer coach Pia Sundhage at an Aug. 12 Olympic quarter-final against the U.S. in Brasilia, Brazil. Back when the first women’s Olympic soccer tournament was held in 1996 at the Atlanta Games, they were players: Neid played for Germany and Sundhage for Sweden. Close pals bound together by long careers in soccer, they’ll put aside the friendship on the field on Friday, Aug 19 as their teams face off in the gold-medal match at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, Arisson Marinho, Files)

    Neid and Sundhage are longtime contemporaries and foes

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Back when the first women’s Olympic soccer tournament was held in 1996 at the Atlanta Games, they were players: Silvia Neid played for Germany and Pia Sundhage for Sweden.

  • Chinese admiral visits Syria in show of support

    BEIJING (AP) — A top Chinese military officer visited Syria this week in a show of support for President Bashar Assad’s embattled regime, official media reported Thursday, underscoring Beijing’s backing of fellow authoritarian governments and concerns about the spread of religious militancy.