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TOKYO -- Japan's Emperor Akihito formally abdicated Tuesday during a historic ceremony in Tokyo, becoming the country's first monarch to step down from the Chrysanthemum Throne in two centuries. His son, Crown Prince Naruhito, 59, will be inaugurated as the 126th emperor...
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Calling burqas "a security risk and a flag of fundamentalism," Sri Lanka's president is banning the garment worn by some Muslim women. The move follows a series of bombings on Easter Sunday that killed more than 250 people and wounded at least 500 in Sri...
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lankans of different faiths were being urged to pray privately amid fears of further attacks Friday, as the country's prime minister that security forces are still working to pick up terrorist "sleepers." The call to avoid places of worship comes as Sri...
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COLOMBO -- A Sri Lankan business tycoon is being accused of helping his two sons carry out the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed over 350 people and injured hundreds more in coordinated attacks on churches and hotels across Sri Lanka. Spice trader Mohamed Yusuf Ibrahim...
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PARIS -- The spire atop the iconic Notre Dame cathedral collapsed amid a devastating fire at the Paris cathedral on Monday that has been burning for several hours. Flames and thick plumes of smoke billowed from the cathedral, including at the bell tower and up the spire, which...
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OXFORDSHIRE, England. -- Dozens of Neolithic skeletons, including those of people who may have been victims of human sacrifice, have been discovered in an almost 3,000-year-old settlement in Britain. The remains of 26 people from the Iron Age and Roman periods were found,...
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MOSCOW -- A prominent Russian lawmaker says now is the time to reset U.S.-Moscow relations after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation cleared President Trump of Russian collusion. Parliament member Konstantin Kosachyov wrote on Facebook today that Russia is ready to...
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(CNN) -- At least 49 people have been killed and 20 seriously injured after gunmen opened fire in two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch Friday, a coordinated and unprecedented attack that has shocked the usually peaceful nation. New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda...
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(CNN) -- Airlines in multiple countries have suspended the use of Boeing's new 737 MAX 8 aircraft over concerns about its safety, after an Ethiopian Airlines flight of the same model crashed Sunday killing all 157 people on board. Flight ET302 to Nairobi had just taken off from...