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1. As demand for Nigerian art booms abroad, a homegrown movement looks to inspire domestic collectors too13:00[−]

Late last year, a family in north London contacted the Bonhams auction house and asked one of its experts on African art to come see a painting that might solve a decades-old mystery.

In 1973 and 1974, the Nigerian modernist Ben Enwonwu painted three portraits of Princess Adetutu Ademiluyi. The...

2. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro reelected amid boycott by opposition groups06:35[−]

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won reelection Sunday in a vote marred by an opposition boycott and a victory that critics viewed as illegitimate.

According to a bulletin issued by the National Electoral Council with 93% of the ballots counted, Maduro won with 5,823,728 votes, or 68% of votes...

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3. Pope's reported comment to a gay man may indicate a new level of acceptance of homosexuality02:55[−]

Pope Francis has reportedly told a gay man that “God made you that way and loves you as you are,” apparently pushing the pontiff’s acceptance of homosexuality to a new level.

Francis made the comments to Juan Carlos Cruz, a Chilean victim of priestly sexual abuse who recently spent days with the...

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4. Taiwan's president pledges more security amid concerns about ChinaВс., 20 мая[−]

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen vowed Sunday to step up security as citizens worry about the growing military and diplomatic strength of China, which resents Tsai for opposing its bid to unify the two sides.

The president gave no details on possible new security measures, but last year she vowed...

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5. Family of Pakistani girl killed in Texas school shooting begs U.S.: 'Please make sure this doesn't happen again'Вс., 20 мая[−]

Sabika Sheikh spoke to her 9-year-old sister on the phone from suburban Houston on Friday, counting down the days before she would complete her high school exchange program and return to the family home in Karachi, Pakistan.

“She told me that in 20 days we will be together,” said Sabika’s sister,...

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6. A royal wedding for the 21st century: Prince Harry weds Meghan Markle amid calls for social justiceВс., 20 мая[−]
Until Meghan Markle came along, it's unlikely that anyone would associate the words "royal wedding" with the phrase "ringing call for social justice."

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7. 'I've got pins and needles!' The commoners take in the royal weddingСб., 19 мая[−]

“It’s all a fairy tale!” came the excited cry from a woman inside the Prince Harry pub in Windsor as images of Meghan Markle being driven to meet her royal groom flashed on the television.

The crowd around her cheered loudly with delight, their eyes glued to the screen as they got the first glimpse...

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8. As despair continues to engulf Venezuela, voters go to the pollsСб., 19 мая[−]

Mariana Leal won’t be voting in Sunday’s presidential election because she believes the fix is in for President Nicolas Maduro to win reelection. Besides, the physical therapist from Caracas has something better to do: pack for her imminent departure from Venezuela.

“These elections don’t mean...

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9. 2,000 Colombians evacuated, tens of thousands more put on alert amid fears of dam collapseСб., 19 мая[−]

After the evacuation of 2,000 residents at risk from floodwaters in northwest Colombia, tens of thousands more were put on alert Friday as engineers struggled to contain the damage at a giant hydroelectric dam project that its owners admitted is in danger of collapse.

The crisis developed at the...

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10. Chile's bishops offer to resign en masse over sex-abuse coverupСб., 19 мая[−]

All 33 Roman Catholic bishops in Chile offered to resign Friday after meeting with Pope Francis in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the Latin American country.

The unprecedented offer by the Chilean church’s top hierarchy came after a week of tense meetings with Francis in the...

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11. Palestinians vow to press on with border protests in Gaza as U.N. calls for inquiryСб., 19 мая[−]

Thousands of Palestinians protested along the Gaza Strip’s eastern border Friday, vowing to press on with a seven-week campaign to reclaim ancestral homelands in what is now Israel.

They were the first significant demonstrations in the enclave since Israeli forces shot and killed 59 people and...

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12. More than 100 are feared dead in jetliner crash in CubaСб., 19 мая[−]

More than 100 people were feared killed Friday when a Boeing 737 passenger jet on a domestic flight in Cuba crashed shortly after takeoff from Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, officials and news reports said.

Only three survivors, all women listed in critical condition at a Havana hospital,...

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13. As Ebola outbreak threatens nine African countries, new vaccine is main hope for preventing a major epidemicСб., 19 мая[−]

Hopes of containing a growing outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo are pinned on an experimental vaccine that was tested in 2015 during a major outbreak of the disease.

The World Health Organization plans to vaccinate up to 10,000 people in the first phase of its response...

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14. Not a love match: Anti-monarchists remind Britain that not everyone adores the royal familyПт., 18 мая[−]

How about a lovely set of Meghan-and-Harry tea towels? Mmm, no thanks. Champagne celebration in front of the telly? Pass. A jaunt to join the crowds outside Windsor Castle? Don’t think so.

It’s a lonely time to be an anti-monarchist in the United Kingdom.

As Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tie the...

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15. Prince Charles will walk Meghan Markle down the aisleПт., 18 мая[−]

Meghan Markle has asked Prince Charles to walk her down the aisle when she marries Prince Harry on Saturday, Kensington Palace has announced.

The heir to the British throne said Friday that he was “pleased” to be able to welcome his future daughter-in-law into the royal family in this way after...

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16. Sorry, but a wedding — no matter how royal — will not create 'Princess Meghan'Пт., 18 мая[−]

It’s shouting into the head winds of romantic swoonery, but Saturday’s wedding will not create “Princess Meghan.”

Quaint and odd they may be, but the rules of the royal road are both clear and strict, and neither tabloids nor TV will change them. In the House of Windsor, “princesses” are born,...

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17. Pomp and pageantry, a few days early: In Windsor, royal regalia goes through its pacesПт., 18 мая[−]

In the shadow of Windsor Castle’s fairy-tale turrets, the majestic clip-clop of hooves and a brass band’s soaring notes rang out Thursday as throngs alternately cheered, clapped and sighed.

All that was missing was the bride and groom.

It was just a dry run, but an elaborate rehearsal of the stately...

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18. Ukraine arrests journalist for Russian news agency, ramping up tension with KremlinПт., 18 мая[−]

Authorities in Ukraine have arrested a journalist with a Kremlin-funded news agency who they said “justified” Crimea’s annexation, “supported” pro-Russian separatists and now faces up to 15 years in jail for treason.

The arrest of Kirill Vyshynsky, a Ukrainian national and head of the Ukrainian...

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19. Longtime Palestinian official speaks on protests, violence, Israel and seeking peace without U.S. helpПт., 18 мая[−]

Nabil Shaath, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on foreign affairs and international relations, has in one capacity or another been in the midst of relations with Israel and the United States for nearly 30 years.

Shaath has an extensive network of contacts around the world...

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20. After centuries of practice, Britain's royals figure out how to turn a wedding into a global watch partyЧт., 17 мая[−]

The House of Windsor may be slow, but it’s not dumb.

A dazzling royal wedding, watchable from just about anywhere in the connected world, serves up one more example of how the British royal family has survived and even eked out triumphs through war, tabloids, television and Twitter.

And that’s...

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21. This nature-loving sect in India dragged one of the world's biggest movie stars to court — and wonЧт., 17 мая[−]
The Bishnois of northwestern India, devotees of wildlife and a 15th century Hindu guru, fought for 20 years to get Bollywood icon Salman Khan imprisoned for killing two rare antelope.

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22. Trump administration support for Israel goes beyond its predecessors and isolates U.S. internationallyЧт., 17 мая[−]

The Trump administration has gone further than any previous U.S. government in expressing full-throated support for Israel in the recent clashes that left dozens of Palestinians dead, isolating itself internationally and further relinquishing its role as a Middle East peace broker.


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23. Former Mexican lawmaker and first lady ends her presidential bidЧт., 17 мая[−]

Margarita Zavala, an independent Mexican presidential candidate and former first lady, said Wednesday that she was dropping out of the July 1 presidential race.

A former congresswoman with the center-right National Action Party, Zavala broke with that party in October after a public spat with its...

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24. North Korea threatens to cancel summit with Trump; White House insists the meeting is still onСр., 16 мая[−]

North Korea threatened Wednesday to call off a planned summit between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and President Trump, rejecting the administration’s demand for what it called “unilateral nuclear abandonment.”

Trump and his national security advisor, John Bolton, have repeatedly said that the U.S....

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25. A baby girl dies in the haze of GazaСр., 16 мая[−]
Layla Ghandour, 10 months, dies after being carried through clouds of tear gas at a protest. A doctor says she had a preexisting heart condition. Across Gaza, thousands join funeral processions for some of the Palestinians killed by Israeli troops. Israel faces mounting international criticism.

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