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Pope Francis attends an audience with members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See for the traditional exchange of New Year greetings at the Sala Regia at the Vatican
(Press Association)
January 10, 2019 - 4:42 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has launched an official athletics team. Around 60 Holy See runners — Swiss Guards, priests, pharmacists and even a 62-year-old professor who works in the Vatican's Apostolic Library — are the first accredited members of "Vatican Athletics," which was announced...
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West Main Street leads right to the Capital in Jefferson City
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December 31, 2018 - 10:15 am
When the 2019 legislatives sessions begin, Republicans will control 61 of the 99 state legislative chambers (down from 66 before the November election) and will control both chambers in 30 states.
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This undated photo provided by Georgia Tech in November 2018 shows a domestic cat grooming its fur. (Candler Hobbs/Georgia Tech via AP)
November 19, 2018 - 3:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cat lovers know when kitties groom, their tongues are pretty scratchy. Using high-tech scans and some other tricks, scientists are learning how those sandpapery tongues help cats get clean and stay cool. The secret: Tiny hooks that spring up on the tongue — with scoops built in to...
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, photo provided by RCH Melbourne Creative Studio, 15-month-old girls, Nima and Dawa lie in their hospital bed following a successful separation surgery last week. The conjoined twins from Bhutan were separated at an Australian hospital on Nov. 9, 2018 in a delicate operation that divided their shared liver and reconstructed their abdomens.( The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne Creative Studio via AP)
November 15, 2018 - 12:45 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Medical staff say that conjoined twins from Bhutan who were separated at an Australian hospital last week have been healing well, showing their cheeky side, and have become impossible to keep apart. Joe Crameri, the head of pediatric surgery at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital,...
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A Ryanair plane sits on the tarmac at the Bordeaux-Merignac airport in southwestern France, after being impounded by French authorities, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Storms, strikes, computer failures _ you can now add "your plane has been seized by the government" to the list of things that can delay your flight. (AP Photo)
November 09, 2018 - 1:25 pm
PARIS (AP) — Storms, strikes, computer failures — you can now add "your plane has been seized by the government" to the list of things that can delay your flight. In France, 149 passengers were preparing to take off for London late Thursday when French authorities ordered their Ryanair Boeing 737...
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Dubai Police will soon have officers fighting crime aboard hoverbikes.
(Instagram, @hoversurfofficial)
November 09, 2018 - 8:15 am
The bikes come from a California-based company called Hoversurf - and you can buy one yourself for the low, low price of $150,000.
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Photograph of a courtroom using shallow depth of field.
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November 08, 2018 - 12:13 pm
Emile Ratelband argues that if people can swap their gender in the eyes of the law, he should have a similar privilege.
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(AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
October 31, 2018 - 5:44 am
The 2-month-old Boeing plane plunged into the Java Sea on Monday.
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Asian markets were mostly higher on Wednesday after big American companies reported strong earnings for the third quarter, soothing fears that rising interest rates may weigh on business appetite. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
October 31, 2018 - 5:21 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets were broadly higher on Wednesday after big American companies reported strong earnings for the third quarter, soothing fears that rising interest rates may deter corporate investment. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 rebounded 1.7 percent to 7,151.86...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2010, file photo, Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman, listens to officials at a prison in Sheikhupura near Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan's top court on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, acquitted Bibi who was sentenced to death in 2010 on blasphemy charges, a landmark ruling that could ignite mass protests or violence by hard-line Islamists. (AP Photo, File)
October 31, 2018 - 3:15 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's top court on Wednesday acquitted a Christian woman who was sentenced to death on blasphemy charges in 2010, a landmark ruling that sparked protests by hard-line Islamists and raised fears of violence. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar announced the verdict to a packed...
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