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May 17, 2019 - 9:39 am
(HONG KONG) -- Lawmakers in Taiwan voted in favor of a bill legalizing same-marriage Friday, making the self-governing island the first Asian country to do so. Tens of thousands of demonstrators, gay rights supporters and dissenting protesters packed the streets outside the parliament building in...
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May 17, 2019 - 7:48 am
(LONDON) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May looks set to step down in June or July after a meeting with disgruntled lawmakers that left her "tearful," according to British media. In the Thursday meeting with the 1922 Committee, an influential group of Conservative lawmakers from her own party,...
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May 17, 2019 - 6:20 am
(WASHINGTON) -- One of the key "threat streams" that Iran or Iranian-backed groups in the Middle East were planning possible attacks against U.S. forces in Iraq, Syria and at sea were U.S. intelligence photos that indicated that Iran had placed cruise missiles on small boats in the Persian Gulf...
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May 17, 2019 - 6:15 am
(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon is requesting the ability to provide lodging and transportation to insurgent groups in Afghanistan that are looking to implement local ceasefires with the Afghan government, the Pentagon said on Thursday. The decision to request the authority came after a largely...
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May 17, 2019 - 5:52 am
(NEW YORK) -- Millions of pieces of plastic are washing onto the shores of a chain of remote Australian islands, according to a new study. The waste is polluting the Coco Islands, an archipelago of 27 tiny islands located in the Indian Ocean about 1,300 miles off the coast of northwest Australia...
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May 17, 2019 - 5:51 am
(BERLIN) -- Six months after banning headscarves in Austrian kindergartens, the country's ruling right-wing government has gone a step further and prohibited girls under the age of 11 from wearing the Muslim covering in primary schools. The ban, which Austrian lawmakers approved in a vote late on...
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May 17, 2019 - 4:53 am
(LONDON) -- Prince Charles finally met his newest grandson, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the firstborn child of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, on Thursday evening. The meeting took place at Harry and Meghan's home at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, according to ABC News' royal contributor...
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May 16, 2019 - 10:28 am
(LONDON) -- New dad Prince Harry received an apology and won a court victory Thursday against paparazzi who took photos of his and his wife Meghan's country home in Oxfordshire. The photos were taken in January via a helicopter chartered by Splash News and Picture Agency LLC, according to court...
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May 16, 2019 - 10:27 am
(WASHINGTON) -- Senior State Department officials are trying to tamp down concerns about the move to evacuate non-essential personnel from two diplomatic facilities in Iraq, while backing up the administration's intelligence of an Iranian threat. "It would be an act of gross negligence if we did...
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May 16, 2019 - 10:15 am
(ROME) -- Pope Francis gave a special lift to a group of kids during his weekly general audience. Eight migrant children joined him on his pope mobile as he cruised around St. Peter's Square Wednesday. Some of the kids are survivors of the dangerous boat crossing from Libya to Italy. Others came...
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