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Amy Winehouse documentary wins raves but angers family
In "Amy," performers as diverse as Yasiin Bey and Tony Bennett sing the praises of the late Amy Winehouse, and the documentary helps reclaim the talented, troubled singer as a musician, rather than a mess.
Southeast Asia to set up fund to help boat people
A Malaysian minister says Southeast Asian countries will establish a humanitarian fund to help boatloads of Rohingya Muslim and Bangladeshi immigrants who have recently landed in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand.
Pope brings 'church for the poor' to South America's poorest
Pope Francis is taking his "church for the poor" to three of South America's poorest and most peripheral countries.
Germany phasing out some worst-polluting coal plants by 2020
The German government is scrapping plans for a levy on the most-polluting coal-fired power stations and will instead phase some of the plants out.
2 former Khmer Rouge leaders appeal convictions
Two leaders of Cambodia's former Khmer Rouge regime have appealed their convictions by a U.N.-backed tribunal that sentenced them to life in prison for their roles during the group's brutal rule in the 1970s.
UN world heritage body warns of threat to Great Barrier Reef
The United Nations says it is concerned about the state of the Great Barrier Reef and is urging greater efforts to conserve one of the most world's spectacular natural sites.
Former Auschwitz guard asks God for forgiveness at trial
A 94-year-old former SS sergeant who served in Auschwitz says he helped the death camp function in his role sorting cash and valuables seized from Jews after they arrived in cattle-cars.
Toyota's top female executive arrested in Japan resigns
Toyota says Julie Hamp, who was arrested in Japan last month on suspicion of drug law violations, has resigned as managing officer. She was the most senior female executive ever at the Japanese automaker.
Long lines in Greece as banks reopen; new proposal weighed
Eurozone finance ministers were set to weigh Greece's latest proposal for aid Wednesday, hours after the country's international bailout expired without a deal, cutting it off from vital financing and deepening fears over whether it will be able to remain in the eurozone.
Thousands expected at Hong Kong pro-democracy rally
Hong Kongers are set to take to the streets Wednesday to renew their call for full democracy for the Asian financial hub in a rally that follows a turbulent year of protests over political reform.
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