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Comedian faces president in Ukrainian pre-election stadium debate

Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(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   ... Read More

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

Chalabala/iStock(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   ... Read More

UK to introduce first age-verification system for online pornography

scyther5/iStock(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   ... Read More

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

Craig Zerbe/iStock(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   ... Read More

France pays tribute to firefighters who saved Notre Dame Cathedral

CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON/AFP/Getty Images(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   ... Read More

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

Karwai Tang/WireImage(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   ... Read More

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

MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images(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   ... Read More

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

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(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   ... Read More

London climate protesters glue themselves to train as 300 arrested

Matthew Chattle / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images(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   ... Read More

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

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(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?   ... Read More

Rare 20-carat blue diamond unveiled in Botswana

Okavango Diamond Company(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   ... Read More

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

NASA(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   ... Read More

Teen climate change activist meets Pope Francis ahead of protest

TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images(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   ... Read More

Kim Jong Un to meet Vladimir Putin as North Korea pivots to Russia for help

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- A month and a half after President Donald Trump ended his summit with Kim Jong Un without a deal, the young North Korean leader is preparing to step out again on the world stage.   ... Read More

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

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(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   ... Read More

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Comedian faces president in Ukrainian pre-election stadium debate

Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(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   ... Read More

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

Chalabala/iStock(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   ... Read More

UK to introduce first age-verification system for online pornography

scyther5/iStock(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   ... Read More

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

Craig Zerbe/iStock(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   ... Read More

France pays tribute to firefighters who saved Notre Dame Cathedral

CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON/AFP/Getty Images(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   ... Read More

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

Karwai Tang/WireImage(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   ... Read More

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

MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images(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   ... Read More

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

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(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   ... Read More

London climate protesters glue themselves to train as 300 arrested

Matthew Chattle / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images(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   ... Read More

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

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(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?   ... Read More

Rare 20-carat blue diamond unveiled in Botswana

Okavango Diamond Company(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   ... Read More

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

NASA(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   ... Read More

Teen climate change activist meets Pope Francis ahead of protest

TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images(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   ... Read More

Kim Jong Un to meet Vladimir Putin as North Korea pivots to Russia for help

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- A month and a half after President Donald Trump ended his summit with Kim Jong Un without a deal, the young North Korean leader is preparing to step out again on the world stage.   ... Read More

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

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(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   ... Read More

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