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VATICAN CITY (AP) — The religious soap opera at the ancient Knights of Malta religious order has taken on new drama on the eve of the election of a new leader. Pope Francis invited more than a dozen senior knights to a pre-vote huddle Wednesday at the Vatican hotel where he lives. The topic:...
PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — The wife of a Thai man who hanged their 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live said Wednesday her husband is the only person to blame and she bears no anger toward the social media site or the users who shared the horrific video. The video showed 20-year-old Wuttisan...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea, Asia’s fourth-largest economy, grew at the fastest clip in nearly a year thanks to recovery in exports, the central bank said Thursday, despite a backlash from Chinese consumers over the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system. The economy expanded 2.7...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics reported its best quarterly profit in more than three years Thursday and forecast improvement for the full year as its semiconductor division posted its highest income ever. The South Korean company’s stellar financial results beat expectations and...
NEW DELHI (AP) — Vinod Khanna, a dashing Bollywood actor turned politician, has died of cancer, a hospital official said. He was 70. Tushar Pania, a spokesman for Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, said Khanna died Thursday due to bladder carcinoma. Khanna made his Bollywood debut in 1968...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world’s last male northern white rhino has joined the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species alive. “I don’t mean to be too forward, but the fate of the species literally depends on me,” the rhino’s profile says. “I...
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts city known for celebrating the occult is drawing attention after its mayor snapped a photo that appears to show a scowling face trapped in a streetlamp. Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll shared the photo on Twitter on Wednesday (https://twitter.com/MayorDriscoll/status...
NEW YORK (AP) — Liberals who feel the current Republican presidential administration is driving them to drink now have the perfect place to do it. A new bar, Coup, opened this month with protest-themed decor, a distinctly anti-President Donald Trump vibe and a promise by its owners to donate...
Today is Thursday, April 27, the 117th day of 2017. There are 248 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 27, 1967, Canada’s Universal and International Exhibition, also known as “Expo 67,” began a six-month run as it was officially opened in Montreal by Canadian Prime...
Today is Wednesday, April 26, the 116th day of 2017. There are 249 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 26, 1777, according to a widely accepted account from the American Revolutionary War, 16-year-old Sybil Ludington, the eldest child of Col. Henry Ludington, a...

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