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With Britain racing toward a chaotic exit from the European Union within days, May veered away from the cliff-edge Tuesday, saying she would seek another Brexit delay and hold talks with the opposition to seek a compromise.
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April 03, 2019 - 3:20 pm
By Jill Lawless and Raf Casert LONDON (AP) — Britain's Brexit drama went into overtime Wednesday as Prime Minister Theresa May and the country's main opposition sought a compromise deal to prevent an abrupt British departure from the European Union at the end of next week. In an about-face that...
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This photo provided by AuctionArt/Drouot on Wednesday April 3, 2019 shows the revolver it's believed was used by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh to take his own life.
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April 03, 2019 - 1:42 pm
PARIS (AP) — A Paris auction house says it's selling a revolver that was possibly used by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh to take his own life. Hailed by some as the art world's most famous weapon, Auction Art is putting the 7mm pocket revolver up for sale June 19 at the Drouot auction center in...
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In this Monday, March 11, 2019 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex leave after the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London.
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April 03, 2019 - 11:35 am
LONDON (AP) — Pay no attention to Hollywood stars or pop idols. When it comes to Instagram, it seems no one can match the allure of a youthful royal couple expecting their first child. Guinness World Records said Wednesday that a new Instagram account opened by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan is...
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The polar bear cub Hertha plays with a ball of soccer club Hertha BSC, after the announcing of her name, at the Tierpark zoo in Berlin, Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
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April 02, 2019 - 11:35 am
BERLIN (AP) — It's Hertha. Berlin's Tierpark zoo has unveiled the much-anticipated name of its new star attraction, a 4-month-old polar bear cub. Hertha, born on Dec. 1, is named after the German capital's eponymous top league soccer club, which is sponsoring the animal. The club's mascot — a brown...
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In this photo taken on Friday, March 29, 2019, a whale is lifted up onto a truck after being recovered off Sardinia island, Italy.
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April 01, 2019 - 11:15 am
MILAN (AP) — The World Wildlife Foundation is sounding the alarm over plastics in the Mediterranean Sea after an 8-meter (over 26-foot) sperm whale was found dead off Sardinia with 22 kilograms (48.5 pounds) of plastic in its belly. The environmental organization said Monday the garbage recovered...
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Oh, for the days when April Fools' Day hoaxes and pranks could cause lines outside liquor stores or prompt people to smell their TVs or choke telephone lines with complaints to the National Park Service.
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April 01, 2019 - 9:09 am
By Todd Leopold (CNN) — April Fools' Day ain't what it used to be. Companies will come up with gags. Everybody will have a good laugh, but nobody will be fooled. Oh, for the days when April Fools' Day hoaxes and pranks could cause lines outside liquor stores or prompt people to smell their TVs or...
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FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2018, file photo, Japan's Emperor Akihito, right, accompanied by Crown Prince Naruhito, walks away after greeting well-wishers when they appeared on the balcony of the Imperial Palace to mark the emperor's 85th birthday in Tokyo.
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March 31, 2019 - 10:07 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The name of the era of Japan's soon-to-be-emperor Naruhito will be "Reiwa," the government announced Monday. Emperor Akihito is stepping down on April 30, in the first abdication in 200 years, bringing his era of "Heisei" to an end. The new era takes effect May 1. The name draws from...
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March 31, 2019 - 9:45 pm
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis defended his decision to reject French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin's resignation after he was convicted of covering up for a predator priest, saying Sunday the appeals process must run its course before a final decision is made. Francis also explained why...
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Tens of thousands of Palestinians have rallied at points near the Israeli border to mark the first anniversary of weekly protests in the Gaza Strip.
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March 31, 2019 - 3:46 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — A cease-fire deal appeared to take hold between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers on Sunday, with Israel expanding the permitted fishing zone and easing some tight restrictions on movement through its two main crossings with the Palestinian enclave. Egyptian mediators have worked in...
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Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and Queen Saleha ride in a royal chariot during a procession to mark his golden jubilee of accession to the throne in Bandar Seri Begawan.
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March 31, 2019 - 9:52 am
By AnneClaire Stapleton, CNN (CNN) - - A law goes into effect Wednesday in Brunei that will punish adultery and homosexual sex with death. Anyone found guilty of the offenses will be stoned to death, according to a new penal code based on Sharia law, an Islamic legal system that outlines strict...
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