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Comedian faces president in Ukrainian pre-election stadium debate

(NEW YORK) -- In a fittingly showbiz finale to the country’s surprising election, Ukraine’s two presidential candidates, incumbent president Petro Poroshenko and Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the comedian who currently leads him the polls, faced each other on Friday in a debate held in a stadium filled with thousands of cheering supporters.The…... Read More

Journalist, 29, shot to death during riots in Northern Ireland

(NEW YORK) -- A journalist from Northern Ireland was shot and killed by what authorities called "terrorists" during rioting in the country ahead of this weekend's religious holidays.Lyra McKee, 29, was fatally shot Thursday night in Derry/Londonderry near Creggan, a large housing complex in the northwest town, about 70 miles…... Read More

UK to introduce first age-verification system for online pornography

(LONDON) -- The United Kingdom said it will introduce a law requiring Age Verification Certificates, or AVCs, to view online pornography beginning in July, making it the first country to do so.Digital rights campaigners have criticized the decision aimed at ensuring only those 18 and older can view the material,…... Read More

Three 'highly experienced' climbers presumed dead after avalanche at Canadian national park

(NEW YORK) -- One American and two European climbers are presumed dead after after an avalanche at a national park in Canada.The mountaineers, who have not been named, were attempting to climb the east face of Howse Peak at Banff National Park in Alberta on Tuesday but were reported overdue…... Read More

Woman finds man and girl from viral photo taken outside Notre Dame before fire

(PARIS) -- The father and daughter captured in a photograph in front of Notre Dame an hour before a massive fire erupted and destroyed parts of the building has been found.But, the dad has asked to keep their identities a secret.Brooke Windsor, who took the photo, tweeted on Thursday morning,…... Read More

France pays tribute to firefighters who saved Notre Dame Cathedral

(PARIS) -- France is paying tribute Thursday to the hundreds of firefighters who saved the world-renowned Notre Dame Cathedral from utter collapse. Nearly 500 firefighters battled a massive fire at the 12th century Catholic cathedral in Paris for several hours Monday night. The flames devoured its oak-ribbed roof and 300-foot…... Read More

North Korea's weapon test claim attempt to get US back to table: Analysts

(NEW YORK) -- North Korea's announcements this week that its leader Kim Jong Un had inspected military sites and overseen the test-firing of a new weapon appear to be an attempt to get the United States back to the negotiating table, analysts said. The North's state media reported this week…... Read More

Prince Harry and Meghan may break from tradition with royal nanny: Report

(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, may look beyond the normal pool of royal nannies when selecting someone to care for their first child, according to a new report in the U.K.'s The Daily Mirror. “Meghan and Harry have actually said that they actually…... Read More

North Korea test-fires new tactical guided weapons, state media reports

(SEOUL, South Korea) -- North Korea reportedly test-fired a new type of tactical guided weapon on Wednesday in a move that could dampen the prospects of a successful denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Hours later, the isolated nation outright called for U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to be replaced…... Read More

French prime minister announces competition to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral's iconic spire

(LONDON) — France's prime minister has announced "an international architecture competition" to rebuild the iconic arrow-like spire atop the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which caught fire on Monday evening.“Should we reconstruct an arrow? The same? Adapted to the techniques and challenges of our time? An international architecture competition for…... Read More

London climate protesters glue themselves to train as 300 arrested

(LONDON) — Over 300 climate change activists have been arrested during three days of demonstrations in London.Protesters have been attempting to disrupt transportation in the city, including gluing themselves to trains and blocking off a major intersection at Waterloo Bridge.The action is being led by the radical Extinction Rebellion group…... Read More

NASA plans record-setting stay for Christina Koch at International Space Station

(NEW YORK) -- Last month, NASA astronaut Christina Koch was less than a week away from a historic all-women spacewalk before a spacesuit availability problem nixed that plan, but on Wednesday the space agency announced its intentions to give Koch a different piece of history. This one will just take…... Read More

Rare 20-carat blue diamond unveiled in Botswana

(NEW YORK) -- Botswana unveiled the largest rare blue diamond ever discovered within its borders: a super rare "Fancy blue" diamond weighing more than 20 carats. The unique gemstone was discovered at Botswana’s Orapa mine as a 41.11-carat rough stone. Its unusual and vibrant blue color is created by the…... Read More

Teen climate change activist meets Pope Francis ahead of protest

(ROME) -- Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg met the pope in Rome Wednesday ahead of a youth rally against climate change this week. Thunberg, 16, met Pope Francis at the end of his weekly audience in St Peter's Square, shaking hands with the pontiff and showing him a banner…... Read More