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Prince Harry: Split from royal life ‘unbelievably tough’

UPDATED: Mon., March 1, 2021

Prince Harry says the process of separating from royal life has been very difficult for him and his wife, Meghan. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Harry invoked the memory of his late mother, Princess Diana, who had to find her way alone.
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WHO: ‘Premature,’ ‘unrealistic’ COVID-19 will end soon

UPDATED: Mon., March 1, 2021

 A senior World Health Organization official said Monday it was “premature” and “unrealistic” to think the pandemic might be stopped by the end of the year, but that the recent arrival of effective vaccines could at least help dramatically reduce hospitalizations and death.
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Salvadoran president appears to win control of congress

UPDATED: Mon., March 1, 2021

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Populist President Nayib Bukele appeared Monday to have won control of El Salvador’s unicameral congress, ending a two-year standoff with legislators of the old parties that have dominated politics in the Central American country since the end of the 1980-1992 civil war.

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WWII plane fly-past honors Captain Tom Moore at funeral

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 27, 2021

LONDON – Church bells rang out and a World War II-era plane flew Saturday over the funeral service of Captain Tom Moore to honor of the veteran who single-handedly raised millions of pounds for Britain’s health workers by walking laps in his backyard.
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Spain: Violence flares back up at protests for jailed rapper

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 27, 2021

BARCELONA, Spain — After a brief respite, protests have again turned violent in Barcelona as supporters of a Spanish rap artist imprisoned for glorifying domestic terrorist groups and insulting Spain's monarch returned to the streets Saturday.
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Armenia’s president refuses order to dismiss military chief

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 27, 2021

YEREVAN, Armenia — About 15,000 protesters calling for the resignation of Armenia’s prime minister marched through the capital Saturday as pressure on the leader intensified after the country's president rejected his order to dismiss the chief of the military general staff.
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Archeologists find intact ceremonial chariot near Pompeii

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 27, 2021

MILAN — Officials at the Pompeii archaeological site in Italy announced Saturday the discovery of an intact ceremonial chariot, one of several important discoveries made in the same area outside the park near Naples following an investigation into an illegal dig.
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Myanmar police deploy early to crank up pressure on protests

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 27, 2021

YANGON, Myanmar — Police in Myanmar escalated their crackdown on demonstrators against this month’s military takeover, deploying early and in force on Saturday as protesters sought to assemble in the country's two biggest cities and elsewhere.
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Amnesty report describes Axum massacre in Ethiopia’s Tigray

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 26, 2021

NAIROBI, Kenya – Soldiers from Eritrea systematically killed “many hundreds” of people, the large majority men, in a massacre late November in the Ethiopian city of Axum in the Tigray region, Amnesty International said Friday. The new report echoed the findings of an Associated Press story last week and cited more than 40 witnesses.