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Relatives, dignitaries remembering German plane crash dead
Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Joachim Gauck and hundreds of other dignitaries and relatives of the 150 people killed in last month's crash of a Germanwings jet are gathering in Cologne's landmark cathedral to pay tribute to those who died.
Thailand's new constitution draft ready for council's review
Thailand's constitution drafters have submitted the draft of a new national charter to an advisory council for review, nearly a year after the military took power from an elected government.
Pope considering Cuba stop during US trip but no decision
The Vatican says Pope Francis is considering adding a stop in Cuba to his U.S. trip in September but that no decision has been made.
Greek, creditor representatives to meet again this weekend
Greek officials say negotiators are to meet representatives of the country's creditors again on Saturday to "find common ground" in tortuous talks over the future of Greece's bailout.
As Islamic State pushes on Iraq's Ramadi, 2000 families flee
An Iraqi official says that more than 2,000 families have fled from their homes amid fierce clashes between Islamic State militants and Iraqi forces near the capital of Anbar province.
Pope Benedict XVI celebrates 88th birthday with party, pint
Retired Pope Benedict XVI is celebrating his 88th birthday with a party at his old summer residence and a pint of beer.
A look at why Greece is again in danger of default
By the day, Greece is getting closer to a potentially catastrophic debt default that could force it out of the euro bloc.
India's die-hard Hindus push to ban beef in blow to poor
Every morning just before dawn, hundreds of trucks loaded with buffaloes trundle into New Delhi's sprawling slaughterhouse complex where young men rush to unload the bellowing cargo. The work is hard and the money at the end of it, poor.
Angry kin unmoved by S. Korean leader's vow to salvage ferry
Angry relatives of passengers who drowned in a ferry sinking snubbed South Korea's president on the disaster's anniversary Thursday, even as she pledged to salvage the ship.
European vacation as much as 25 percent cheaper due to euro
A vacation in Europe is a lot cheaper these days than it was last year.
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