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Jul 09, 2019

Africa celebrated black mermaids long before Disney and #NotMyAriel
Artists respond to complaints about a woman of color playing Ariel with one name: Mami Wata.

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Jul 09, 2019

Eight climbers died in the Himalayas. This GoPro footage shows the last video of them still alive.
It was found at 19,000 feet in the Himalayas, in the area where seven of the eight bodies of the hikers were recovered.

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Jul 09, 2019

France moves to combat climate change by making flights more expensive
A new French "ecotax" on flights will provide funds for investment in rail networks.

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Jul 09, 2019

Only 60% of Mexican federal police make grade for new force
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says that only about 60% of Mexico's federal police are passing physical and background exams to join the new National Guard, despite the fact they're considered the elite of law enforcement personnel

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Jul 09, 2019

Saudi princess tried in absentia for alleged Paris beating
The sister of Saudi Arabia's crown prince is being tried in absentia in Paris over the alleged 2016 beating of a workman at her family's apartment

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Jul 09, 2019

The Latest: French FM says US can ease tensions with Iran
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says the U.S. can help encourage dialogue with Iran to ease growing tensions even though it withdrew from the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran

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Jul 09, 2019

U.S. slaps sanctions on Hezbollah officials for aiding Iran
A U.S. official said the Trump administration is taking a "gloves off" approach to the powerful militia, which counts Iran among its primary backers.

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Jul 09, 2019

UN envoy arrives in Syria amid violent clashes in the north
The U.N.'s special envoy for Syria says he is looking forward to constructive discussions with Syrian officials on the formation of a constitutional committee as a "door opener for the broader political process."

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Jul 09, 2019

Yemen's rebels sentence 30 to death on espionage charges
Yemeni lawyer says a rebel-controlled court has sentenced 30 people to death on charges they committed espionage for the Saudi-led coalition fighting the rebels

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Jul 09, 2019

UN says death toll from Libya fighting passes 1,000
The U.N. says more than 1,000 people have been killed since April in fighting between rival militias over the Libyan capital, a grim milestone in the stalemated conflict

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Jul 09, 2019

UK's Labour shifts policy, now backs new Brexit referendum
In a significant shift, Britain's main opposition Labour Party says the country's next leader should hold a referendum on whether to leave the European Union or remain in the bloc

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Jul 09, 2019

Space-tourism biz Virgin Galactic going public after merger
Richard Branson's space-tourism venture, Virgin Galactic, will go public, creating the first publicly listed human spaceflight firm

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Jul 09, 2019

Syrian rebels launch offensive, overrun army posts
Syrian opposition activists and a war monitoring group say rebels have launched an offensive in the mountains of the coastal Latakia province, overrunning a series of Syrian army positions

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Jul 09, 2019

Italian minister Salvini closes migrant center in Sicily
Italy's hard-line interior minister has closed a migrant center in Sicily that he says was the largest in Europe as he underlined the decrease in migrant arrivals since he took over a year ago

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Jul 09, 2019

Israeli city names downtown roundabout after Trump
An Israeli city has named a public square after President Donald Trump, just weeks after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government decided to rename a Golan Heights settlement after the president

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Jul 09, 2019

Former Trump business partner Felix Sater meets with House Intelligence Committee
The panel, which is probing Russian interference during the 2016 election, is grilling Sater about efforts to build a Trump-branded tower in Moscow during the campaign.

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Jul 09, 2019

Fernando de la Rúa, Argentine leader who fled office besieged by riots, dies at 81
His dramatic departure via helicopter ended a short and tumultuous tenure defined by economic free-fall and deadly protests.

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Jul 09, 2019

From Nazis to hippies: End of the road for Volkswagen Beetle
Volkswagen is halting production of the last version of its classic Beetle model in July at its plant in Puebla, Mexico

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Jul 09, 2019

Germany, France, Britain call for urgent meeting of parties to Iran nuclear deal to discuss Tehran's compliance
Germany, France, Britain call for urgent meeting of parties to Iran nuclear deal to discuss Tehran's compliance

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Jul 09, 2019

Electric scooters have arrived in Europe — and a lot of people there hate them too
Drunken riders and poorly parked scooters have given rise to what Paris' mayor has called "anarchy" while Copenhagen police have arrested 28 intoxicated electric scooter riders.

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Jul 09, 2019

Chemical weapons watchdog members voice concerns over Syria
Member states of the global chemical weapons watchdog are voicing concern that Syria may still possess such weapons after inspectors discovered traces of what could be a byproduct of a nerve agent or poison gas

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Jul 09, 2019

Banned at home, Twitter becomes a new tool for Chinese diplomats abroad
Beijing is pushing to spread its influence beyond its tightly censored domestic media bubble.

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Jul 09, 2019

#NotMyAriel? African mermaids existed long before Disney.
Artists respond to Twitter critics of black mermaids with one name: Mami Wata.

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Jul 09, 2019

Putin says he opposes trade restrictions against Georgia
Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken a step forward to cool down the running tensions with Georgia, rejecting calls for the much-anticipated trade restrictions

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Jul 09, 2019

The Latest: Israel PM issues veiled threat against Iran
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is making a thinly veiled threat against Iran, a day after Iran announced it began enriching uranium beyond the limit set by a 2015 nuclear agreement

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Jul 09, 2019

Trump calls British ambassador a ‘very stupid guy' and a ‘pompous fool'
The special relationship between the U.S. and Britain descended into a round of name-calling after a leak of the U.K. ambassador's cables in which he called the Trump administration "inept" and "dysfunctional."

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Jul 09, 2019

Trump lashes out at Britain's ambassador for a second day
U.S. President Donald Trump has lashed out for a second day at Britain's ambassador to the U.S., describing him as "wacky" and a "pompous fool," after a leak of emails critical of the American administration

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Jul 09, 2019

Trump says U.S. ‘will no longer deal with' British ambassador as Britain hunts for leaker of cables
Ambassador Kim Darroch "is not liked or well thought of within the U.S.," President Trump tweeted. In leaked cables, Darroch described Trump as "inept."

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Jul 09, 2019

Trump says U.S. ‘will no longer deal' with British ambassador who called White House ‘inept'
The U.K. prime minister's office had said there was no move to bring Ambassador Kim Darroch home.

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Jul 09, 2019

Trump to meet with Qatar's emir as administration weighs next steps on Iran
Emir Tamin bin Hamad al-Thani of Qatar has offered to mediate between the United States and Iran, according to U.S. and Qatari officials.

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Jul 09, 2019

Thai activist rejects police offer of conditional protection
A Thai pro-democracy activist who was attacked and left unconscious on a Bangkok sidewalk says he will refuse an offer of police protection that would require him to stop political activities

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Jul 09, 2019

Under fire on Libya's front lines
An up-close, highly visual account of the worst fighting in Tripoli since Gaddafi's ouster

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Jul 09, 2019

Why countries target civilians indiscriminately
Is this just a poor decision — or a calculated trade-off?

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Jul 09, 2019

Second sex-crimes case against Jeffrey Epstein shows reach of federal law
Federal prosecutors in New York say their case stands apart from an earlier Florida case because the crimes were committed in the financier's Manhattan mansion.

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Jul 09, 2019

On migration, Europe can't claim the moral high ground
Some critics are comparing the E.U.'s approach to migration to President Trump's efforts to keep South American migrants out of the United States.

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Jul 09, 2019

Long lost WWII-era Soviet songs brought to life in Israel
In its first performance in Israel, a Grammy-nominated Yiddish concert arrived to play the lost songs of lost Jews in a nearly lost language

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Jul 09, 2019

Macron's top adviser in Tehran in bid to save nuclear deal
French President Emmanuel Macron's top diplomatic adviser is spending two days in Tehran as part of an urgent bid to deescalate rising tensions with Iran over its unraveling nuclear deal with world powers

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Jul 09, 2019

Marathon talks between Taliban and prominent Afghans conclude with positive — if vague — peace ‘road map'
The meeting suggested a degree of common ground among Afghans even as fear remains over the Taliban's vision for the country.

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Jul 09, 2019

Japan gov't to pay damages to kin over leprosy isolation
Japan's government says it will abide by a court ruling ordering it to compensate former leprosy patients' families over a lengthy segregation policy that severed family ties and caused long-lasting prejudice

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Jul 09, 2019

How long can Europe keep balance between the U.S. and Iran?
The next few days could be decisive as Europe tries to preserve the Iran nuclear deal while Iran increasingly flouts it.

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Jul 09, 2019

How long can Europe maintain its balancing act between the U.S. and Iran?
The next few days could be decisive.

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Jul 09, 2019

Aboard a U.S. patrol ship in the Persian Gulf, where tensions are spiking
Ships like the USS Whirlwind come near Iranian vessels on a daily basis.

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Jul 09, 2019

Greece's new, conservative Cabinet is sworn in
Greece's new Cabinet has been sworn in, two days after conservative party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis won early elections

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Jul 09, 2019

Hong Kong leader says China extradition bill is ‘dead' but declines to withdraw it
Chief Executive Carrie Lam pledged to end the territory's impasse, but she did not meet protesters' demands.

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Jul 09, 2019

Hong Kong leader says China extradition bill is effectively ‘dead'
Carrie Lam conceded that her government's work on the legislation was a "complete failure," and dismissed fears that the legislature would take up the bill at a later date.

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Jul 09, 2019

Flash floods wash away car, driver found dead in Spain
Authorities in northern Spain say firefighters have found the body of a driver whose car was swept away by flash flooding caused by intense and sudden downpours

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Jul 08, 2019

Hong Kong protesters try to tell mainland Chinese visitors about their struggle
The visitors, accustomed to high-end hotels and luxury stores, were instead confronted Sunday by large crowds that handed out fliers about the ongoing upheaval in the territory.

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Jul 08, 2019

In leaked cables, British ambassador calls Trump ‘inept' and ‘insecure'
The British envoy warned that President Trump could be in debt to Russians, go to war with Iran and destroy the world trade system.

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Jul 08, 2019

Cubans are using social media to air their grievances — and the government is responding, sometimes
The debut of 3G wireless service and the spread of WiFi are giving ordinary Cubans a new voice.

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Jul 08, 2019

‘A golden prison': In Brazil's largest city, home security is a high-tech arms race
Safety-obsessed Sao Paulo is replacing traditional doormen with video cameras, remote sensors and fingerprint scanners.

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Jul 08, 2019

1-year-old dies in fall from cruise ship in Puerto Rico
Authorities say a 1-year-old girl apparently slipped from her grandfather's hands and fell to her death from the 11th story of a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico

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Jul 08, 2019

After Sri Lankan attacks, Muslims face boycotts and violence
Experts fear tensions may worsen along religious lines in the island nation.

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Jul 08, 2019

Albanian lawmakers launch investigation to oust president
Albania's opposition has resumed its anti-government protests after boycotting the June 30 municipal elections

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Jul 08, 2019

Iran breaches key uranium enrichment limit in nuclear deal
Iran begins enriching uranium to 4.5%, breaking the limit set by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers

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Jul 08, 2019

Iran set to breach limit on enriched uranium within ‘hours'
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, however, said this and other measures violating the 2015 nuclear deal were ‘reversible.'

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Jul 08, 2019

Justice Department changing lawyers on census case
The move possibly signals career attorneys' legal and ethical concerns over the latest maneuvering ordered by President Trump.

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Jul 08, 2019

Run-in with Pamplona bull made American ‘fear for my life'
The desire to have a selfie as a souvenir from running with the bulls in Spain turned into a near-death experience an American lawyer says he'll never forget

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Jul 08, 2019

UAE draws down troops in Yemen in ‘strategic redeployment'
The United Arab Emirates has drawn down its troop levels in Yemen but remains a key member of the Saudi-led coalition at war with Iran-aligned rebels there

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Jul 08, 2019

Trump sees a border threat. Others see a crisis of conscience.
The situation at the U.S. border should be seen as a "humanitarian" crisis, not a national security one, says Mexico's ambassador in Washington.

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Jul 08, 2019

Taliban car bomb hits intelligence compound in Afghanistan, killing at least 12 and wounding schoolchildren
The blast in Ghazni came as the lead U.S. negotiator hailed substantive progress in peace talks with the Taliban.

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Jul 08, 2019

State Department launches panel focused on human rights and natural law
The Commission on Unalienable Rights seeks "fresh thinking," but critics fear it will undermine abortion and same-sex marriage rights.

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Jul 08, 2019

The not-so-secret history of ambassadors trashing their hosts
Britain's ambassador to Washington, who called Trump "inept," is not the first diplomat to be caught offering unflattering views of his host nation's leader.

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Jul 08, 2019

Trump says U.S. ‘will no longer deal' with British ambassador who called him ‘inept'
The prime minister's office had said there was no move to bring Ambassador Kim Darroch home.

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Jul 08, 2019

What Iran's uranium enrichment increase actually means
The uranium stockpile and enrichment limits are a relatively minor element of the agreement.

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Jul 08, 2019

Mystery man climbs 1,000 feet up to the top of London's tallest building with no ropes
"Who actually has the energy to climb The Shard that early on a Monday morning??" one person tweeted.

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Jul 08, 2019

Now it's personal: Georgian TV host unleashes nasty tirade against Putin as tensions with Russia escalate
Russia has banned all flights between the two neighboring countries and wants to restrict imports of wine from Georgia.

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Jul 08, 2019

In Brazil's largest city, home security is a high-tech arms race
Safety-obsessed Sao Paulo is replacing traditional doormen with video cameras, remote sensors and fingerprint scanners.

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Jul 08, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein charged with federal sex trafficking crimes involving young girls
The well-connected millionaire pleaded not guilty Monday in federal court in Manhattan.

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Jul 08, 2019

Iran surpasses cap on uranium enrichment in its first major breach of nuclear deal
The move was designed to pressure Europe to reset the terms of the nuclear agreement following a U.S. withdrawal from the pact. Officials warned that Tehran would take further steps to reduce its commitments under the accord.

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Jul 08, 2019

Iran surpasses uranium enrichment limit in its first major breach of nuclear deal
Iran repeatedly warned it would begin dropping its commitments to the deal if Europe was unable to deliver economic benefits.

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Jul 08, 2019

Israel's ambassador to Brazil mocked after non-kosher meal is clumsily concealed
"That's some really lazy photoshopping of the lobster," tweeted one user.

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Jul 08, 2019

‘She might like it': Slovenian pipe layer who carved Melania's statue isn't laughing with critics
Ales "Maxi" Zupevc was born in the same month, the same year and the same hospital as Melania Trump, according to American artist Brad Downey. "But let's face it," Zupevc said. "She owns half of America, while I have nothing."

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Jul 08, 2019

As drug-war deaths soar, Duterte vows to stop any U.N. probe of killings
President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody crackdown is shifting to new areas, targeting mostly poor Filipinos.

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Jul 08, 2019

Georgian TV host unleashes nasty tirade against Putin as tensions with Russia escalate 
Russia has banned all flights between the two neighboring countries and wants to restrict imports of wine from Georgia.

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Jul 07, 2019

France's Macron trying to save Iran nuclear deal by July 15
French President Emmanuel Macron says he wants Iran to renew dialogue with Western partners by July 15 to calm tensions over its renewed nuclear ambitions

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Jul 07, 2019

Four in 10 young European Jews have considered emigrating over fears of anti-Semitism, report says
Nearly half of young Jewish Europeans have considered moving away from their home countries out of fear for their safety amid a rise in anti-Semitic incidents on the continent, according to a new repo...

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Jul 07, 2019

Face of Indonesia disaster relief efforts dies at 49
Indonesia's disaster agency spokesman, who was respected for informing Indonesians accurately and quickly about the country's frequent natural calamities, has died.

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Jul 07, 2019

Iran poised to raise its uranium enrichment amid tensions
Iran appears poised to raises its enrichment of uranium and break another limit from its faltering 2015 nuclear deal with world powers

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Jul 07, 2019

Iran prepared to enrich uranium beyond limits set by nuclear accord, senior official says
Iran said its actions do not violate the deal, which calls on the United States to refrain from reimposing sanctions and allows Tehran to cease performing its commitments if it believes any signatories are failing to uphold the agreement.

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Jul 07, 2019

Otto Warmbier's family is suing for North Korean coal ship seized by U.S. officials
The Warmbiers are seeking to fulfill a $500 million judgment entered against North Korea.

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Jul 07, 2019

North Korea claims deported Australian student conducted ‘spying acts'
Alex Sigley contributed to a news site covering North Korea. The outlet's chief said Sigley wrote on "ordinary life" in the North.

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Jul 07, 2019

Saudi coalition intercepts rebel Yemeni drones
Yemen's rebels say they launched drone attacks targeting two Saudi Arabian airports

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Jul 07, 2019

Pride celebrations in Europe mark 50 years since Stonewall
European cities celebrated LGBTQ pride with colorful parades that also became platforms for political demands and a push back against far-right populist parties

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Jul 07, 2019

Quiet and leading voice of Brazil's bossa nova music dies at 88
He helped make the subtle, swaying style a worldwide craze and won the Grammy for Album of the Year in 1965.

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Jul 07, 2019

Outrage follows as Boris Johnson says everyone in Britain should speak English first
The front-runner to replace Prime Minister Theresa May was seen as disrespecting centuries-old indigenous languages, such as Gaelic and Welsh.

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Jul 07, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein taken into custody in New York on new charges related to sex crimes involving minors
The multimillionaire had previously reached an agreement with prosecutors to resolve allegations that he molested dozens of young girls.

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Jul 07, 2019

‘Moronic & clueless': Boris Johnson sparks outrage, saying everyone in Britain should speak English first
English is far from the only language spoken in Great Britain, from Gaelic and Welsh to Punjabi and Polish.

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Jul 07, 2019

Trying to save the stories of a Philippine culture, one scan at a time
In the southern Philippines, battles against Islamic State-linked militants in 2017 left local historical texts significantly damaged.

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Jul 06, 2019

Rescue ship heads to Italy, with another blocked off shore
The German humanitarian group Sea-Eye says its rescue ship Alan Kurdi with 65 rescued people on board is sailing toward the Italian island of Lampedusa, where it will join another blocked off shore

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Jul 06, 2019

Protesters in Myanmar demand justice after 2-year-old raped
Hundreds of people have marched to Myanmar's Central Investigation Department in Yangon to demand justice for a 2-year-old girl who was allegedly raped in the capital

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Jul 06, 2019

Italian airline Alitalia apologizes for blackface ‘Obama' video
The video was made to advertise a new flight between Rome and Washington, and the company immediately faced accusations of racism.

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Jul 06, 2019

Hungary: Death toll in Danube River boat crash rises to 27
Hungarian police say a South Korean woman recovered from the Danube River has been identified as the 27th fatality of the May 29 crash between a tour boat and a cruise ship

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Jul 06, 2019

Alberta's new conservative government revisits gay-straight student alliances
A proposal by Jason Kenney's United Conservatives would allow schools to tell parents when students join LGBT clubs.

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Jul 06, 2019

Boris Johnson says he's prepared for a no-deal Brexit. Critics say he's reckless.
The front-runner to be the next British prime minister is painting himself into corners.

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Jul 06, 2019

Carnage at migrant center in Libya highlights peril for those blocked from Europe
Even before the devastating airstrike, thousands were trapped in the middle of a resurgent war.

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Jul 06, 2019

In Tunisia, more women in office can make all the difference
Electoral gender quotas can improve women's representation, even in democratizing and authoritarian regimes.

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Jul 06, 2019

Intense tornado in China ravages buildings and kills 6
Terrifying eyewitness video captures the moments the tornado swirled across a roadway, the circulation appearing to pass directly over the videographer's vehicle.

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Jul 06, 2019

Iran accuses Britain of ‘piracy' for seizing oil tanker, warns of retaliation
The seizure of the tanker transporting Iranian oil to Syria heightened tensions surrounding the unraveling Iran nuclear deal and the safety of shipping in the Persian Gulf.

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Jul 06, 2019

Thousands of vacations canceled after mechanical failure on Norwegian Cruise Line ship
Before the cancellation, more than 2,000 cruise passengers were stuck in Barcelona this week because of mechanical issues on the Norwegian Pearl.

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Jul 06, 2019

Top official says Iran ready for higher uranium enrichment
A top aide to Iran's supreme leader says the Islamic Republic is ready to begin enriching uranium beyond the level set by Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers

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