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Israel says 99% of more than 300 Iranian drones, missiles were intercepted, calls it a 'significant strategic success'

Israel says 99% of more than 300 Iranian drones, missiles were intercepted, calls it a 'significant strategic success'
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China detains 2 over tourist boat capsizing that killed 12, citing lack of safety equipment

Chinese state media report that two people have been detained following the capsizing of a tourist boat on a river in the country's northeast that led to the drowning deaths of 12 people
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The French connection: Paris flame to make first stop in Greece at heart of modern games' founder

Just outside the site of the ancient Olympic Games, hooting owls break the nighttime silence at a white marble monument containing what’s left of a singular Frenchman’s heart. Baron Pierre de Coubertin was the driving force behind the modern Olympics, and as head of the International Olympic Committee oversaw the last Games to be held in Paris, exactly 100 years ago. On Tuesday, the flame that will burn at this summer’s Olympics — the French capital’s third — is to be lit among the ruined temples and sports venues of Olympia in southern Greece. And its first stop on the relay that culminates in the July 26 opening ceremony will be at this cypress-ringed memorial to Coubertin, where the torchbearer will light an altar in his honor. That happens at every lighting ceremony, but this year it will have a special resonance, according to Spyros Capralos, head of the Greek national Olympic committee. “We pay respect to the (monument) of Coubertin every time ... the flame goes first...
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The 5th century B.C. temple of Zeus in ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games, is seen under the stars, early Tuesday, April 9, 2024 in a night-time image made following special permission by the Culture Ministry. The ancient Olympic Games began in 776 BC. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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Iran's retaliatory strike on Israel has started

A U.S. defense official confirms Iran has fired both cruise and ballistic missiles toward Israel. Martha Raddatz has more on the complicated relationship in the Middle East.
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'Small number' of Iranian missiles land in Israel

A "small number" of Iran's surface-to-air missiles landed in Israeli territory early Sunday morning. A 10-year-old child is in "critical condition," Israel's national emergency services said.
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April 13

Israel vows to respond to Iranian drone attack

There are reports, but nothing is confirmed of missles hitting targets in Israel. U.S. forces in the region are reported to be shooting down drones targeting Israel.
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VIDEO: Israel vows to respond to Iranian drone attack
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Police in Australia identify the Sydney stabbing attacker who killed 6 people

Police have identified the assailant who stabbed six people to death at a busy Sydney shopping center before he was fatally shot by a police officer
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People are led out from Westfield Shopping Centre where multiple people were stabbed in Sydney, Saturday, April 13, 2024. A man stabbed six people to death at the busy Sydney shopping center Saturday before he was fatally shot, police said. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
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Iran begins retaliatory attack against Israel

With Iranian missiles still heading to Israel, the IDF has told the public to stay alert.
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With Iranian missiles still heading to Israel, the IDF has told the public to stay alert.
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Israel's multilayered air-defense system protected it from Iran's drone and missile strike

Israel's multilayered air-defense system is credited with protecting the country from serious damage or casualties from an Iranian strike by more than 300 drones and ballistic missiles
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FILE - A battery of Israel's Iron Dome defense missile system, deployed to intercept rockets, sits in Ashkelon, southern Israel, Aug. 7, 2022. An incoming attack by Iranian drones and ballistic missiles Sunday, April 14, 2024, poses the latest challenge to Israel’s air defense system, which already has been working overtime to cope with incoming rocket, drone and missile attacks throughout the six-month war against Hamas. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
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Air raid sirens sound in Jerusalem as explosions are heard in the skies above

Air raid sirens sound in Jerusalem as explosions are heard in the skies above
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Fishermen spot boat with 20 corpses floating off the coast of northeastern Brazil, reports say

Local news reports say a small boat full of decomposing corpses has been spotted by fishermen off Brazil’s northeastern coast
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Pope Francis sides with Peruvian villagers who accused Catholic group of trying to steal their land

Pope Francis has sided with a group of Peruvian villagers who have complained that companies linked to a powerful South American church group have tried to evict them from their land using lawsuits and obscure land titling schemes
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Pope Francis kisses a new born as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at The Vatican, Wednesday, April 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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Iran's state-run IRNA news agency says Tehran has fired ballistic missiles at targets inside Israel

Iran's state-run IRNA news agency says Tehran has fired ballistic missiles at targets inside Israel
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The Latest | Iran launches its first direct military attack against Israel

Iran launched a first direct military attack against Israel on Saturday, sending drones and cruise and ballistic missiles toward Israel
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This is a locator map for Iran with its capital, Tehran. (AP Photo)
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Israel aviation authorities will close Israeli airspace to all flights ahead of impending Iranian drone strike

Israel aviation authorities will close Israeli airspace to all flights ahead of impending Iranian drone strike
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Israeli military says Iran has launched drones at Israel, will take hours to arrive

Israeli military says Iran has launched drones at Israel, will take hours to arrive
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Cyprus suspends processing of Syrian asylum applications as boatloads of refugees continue arriving

Cyprus says it’s suspending processing all asylum applications by Syrian nationals because of large numbers of refugees from the war-torn country that continue to reach the island nation by boat, primarily from Lebanon
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FILE - A man walks by the fence at the Pournara migrant reception center in Kokkinotrimithia outside of capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on Jan. 24, 2024. Cyprus says it’s suspending processing all asylum applications by Syrian nationals because of large numbers of refugees from the war-torn country that continue to reach the island nation by boat, primarily from Lebanon. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)
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Sydney stabbing: 6 dead, suspect killed in attack at major shopping mall

The suspect, a 40-year-old male, was shot dead by a responding police officer.
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Paramedics push stretchers into the Westfield Bondi Junction shopping mall to retrieve the injured after a stabbing incident in Sydney on April 13, 2024. Australian police on April 13 said they had received reports that "multiple people" were stabbed at a busy shopping centre in Sydney. (Photo by David GRAY / AFP) (Photo by DAVID GRAY/AFP via Getty Images)
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Diplomat tapped as Latvia's new foreign minister as incumbent quits following flights scandal

The head of Latvia’s government has tapped an experienced diplomat to become the Baltic nation’s new foreign minister after the current post holder stepped down earlier this week amid a criminal probe over alleged misuse of government funds
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6 dead, suspect killed in attack at Sydney shopping mall

The suspect, a 40-year-old male, was shot dead by a responding police officer.
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The suspect, a 40-year-old male, was shot dead by a responding police officer.
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Vatican complains after French court rules in favor of nun dismissed from religious order

The Holy See has formally protested to France after a court there ruled that a former high-ranking Vatican official was liable for what the court determined to be the wrongful dismissal of a nun from a religious order
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FILE - Pope Francis, left, listens to Cardinal Marc Ouellet's opening address as he attends the opening of a 3-day Symposium on Vocations in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. The Holy See has formally protested to France after a French court ruled that a former high-ranking Vatican official was liable for what the court determined to be the wrongful dismissal of a nun from a religious order. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
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A Chinese official meets North Korean leader Kim in Pyongyang in highest-level talks in years

Chinese state media reports a top ranking official has reaffirmed ties with North Korea during a meeting with the country's leader Kim Jong Un in the capital Pyongyang
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In this photo provided on April 12, 2024, by the North Korean government, Choe Ryong Hae, right, vice-chairman of the central committee of the Workers' Party of North Korea, talks with Zhao Leji, left, chairman of the National People’s Congress of China during a reception, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang, North Korea, on April 11, 2024. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
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West Bank sees biggest settler rampage since war in Gaza began as Israeli teen's body is found

Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank have gone on the largest rampage against Palestinians there since the war in Gaza began
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Mourners carry the body of Jehad Abu Alia, left, during his funeral in the West Bank village of al-Mughayyir, Saturday, April 13, 2024. Israel's army says the body of a missing Israeli teen has been found in the occupied West Bank after he was killed in a "terrorist attack." The disappearance of 14-year-old Binyamin Achimair sparked a large attack by settlers on a Palestinian village on Friday and Saturday. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
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The Israeli army says the body of an Israeli boy was found in the West Bank after he was killed 'in a terrorist attack'

The Israeli army says the body of an Israeli boy was found in the West Bank after he was killed 'in a terrorist attack'
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Ukraine's battlefield situation worsening 'significantly'

Ukraine's military chief warns of worsening battlefield situation in the east.
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In this photo taken from video released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Saturday, April 13, 2024, Russian Army soldiers ride their armoured vehicle to take positions and fire toward Ukrainian positions at an undisclosed location in Ukraine. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
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Water guns are in full blast to mark Thai New Year festivities despite worries about heat wave

It’s water festival time in Thailand where many are marking the country’s traditional New Year, splashing each other with colorful water guns and buckets in an often raucous celebration that draws thousands of people, even as this year the Southeast As...
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A visitor with an umbrella walks downstairs of the Golden Mount inside the Buddhist Wat Saket temple complex in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Thailand, Cambodia and other countries in this region are celebrating with their annual water festivals as they also suffer through the global heat wave. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
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Iran state media acknowledges paramilitary Revolutionary Guard commandos seized a cargo ship near the Strait of Hormuz

Iran state media acknowledges paramilitary Revolutionary Guard commandos seized a cargo ship near the Strait of Hormuz
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174 people stranded in the air are rescued, almost a day after a fatal cable car accident in Turkey

The last of 174 people stranded in cable cars high above a mountain in southern Turkey have been rescued
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A severely damaged cabin of a cable car transportation system is seen outside Antalya, southern Turkey, Friday, April 12, 2024. At least one person was killed and several injured Friday when a cable car pod in southern Turkey hit a pole and burst open, sending the passengers plummeting to the mountainside below, officials and local media said. Scores of other people were left stranded late into the night after the entire cable car system came to a standstill. (Dia Images via AP)
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Video seen by AP shows helicopter raid on ship near Strait of Hormuz; Mideast defense official says Iran behind attack

Video seen by AP shows helicopter raid on ship near Strait of Hormuz; Mideast defense official says Iran behind attack
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A suspect in a deadly Sydney stabbing attack acted alone and there is no longer a threat, police say

A suspect in a deadly Sydney stabbing attack acted alone and there is no longer a threat, police say
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6 people are dead including a suspect in a Sydney shopping center stabbing attack, police say

6 people are dead including a suspect in a Sydney shopping center stabbing attack, police say
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Israel says Iran launched more than 300 drones and missiles, 99% of which were intercepted

Booms and air raid sirens have sounded across Israel after Iran launched hundreds of drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles in an unprecedented revenge mission that pushes the Middle East closer to a regionwide war
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Israeli Iron Dome air defense system launches to intercept missiles fired from Iran, in central Israel, Sunday, April 14, 2024. Iran launched its first direct military attack against Israel on Saturday. The Israeli military says Iran fired more than 100 bomb-carrying drones toward Israel. Hours later, Iran announced it had also launched much more destructive ballistic missiles. (AP Photo/Tomer Neuberg)
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'Run, run, run': Chaos at a Sydney mall as 6 people stabbed to death, and the suspect fatally shot

Police in Sydney say a man stabbed six people to death at a busy shopping center before he was fatally shot
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A crowd gathers outside Westfield Shopping Centre in Sydney, Saturday, April 13, 2024. Media reports say multiple people have been stabbed and that the police shot a person at the Sydney shopping center. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
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Media reports say multiple people have been stabbed, and one person has been shot by police, at a Sydney shopping center

Media reports say multiple people have been stabbed, and one person has been shot by police, at a Sydney shopping center
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Argentina's populist president meets billionaire Elon Musk in Texas — and a bromance is born

Tech executive Elon Musk and Argentine President Javier Milei have sealed their budding bromance at a Tesla electric car factory in Texas — their first meeting after months of mutual admiration on social media
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Argentine President Javier Milei waves after speaking to students at Florida International University, Thursday, April 11, 2024, in North Miami, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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Colombia's capital starts rationing water after historically low water levels

A severe drought has pushed Colombia's capital to start rationing tap water
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A restaurant cook gets water from a bucket while the kitchen stays open during a 24-hour water restriction in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, April 12, 2024. Water rationing in the capital began on Thursday due to the low level of water in reservoirs that give drinking water to the capital, a consequence of the El Niño weather phenomenon. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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Pakistani police search for gunmen who abducted bus passengers and killed 10

Pakistani police are searching for gunmen who killed nine people after abducting them from a bus in the country’s southwest
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Hospital staff and volunteers unload a casket from an ambulance upon arrival at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Saturday, April 13, 2024. Pakistani police are searching for gunmen who killed eight people after abducting them from a bus on a highway in the country's southwest, a police official said Saturday. Earlier, the same attackers killed two people and wounded six in another car they forced to stop. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)
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Threat of Iranian retaliation looms

Retired Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute joins to discuss the possibility of an Iranian retaliation against Israel after a deadly Israeli strike in Syria earlier this month.
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VIDEO: Threat of Iranian retaliation looms
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A priest from France accused of sexually assaulting children in the Canadian Artic has died

Officials say a priest from France who was accused of sexually abusing Inuit children when he served at the mission in their Canadian Arctic community has died after a long illness
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MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq holds a photo of Joannes Rivoire during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Thursday, July 8, 2021. The Oblates of Mary Immaculate says Rivoire, a priest accused of sexually abusing Inuit children in Nunavut, died after a long illness, Thursday, April 11, 2024. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
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First attempt to catch orphaned orca calf in Canadian lagoon is unsuccessful

An orphaned killer whale stranded in a remote Vancouver Island lagoon is proving difficult for rescuers to catch
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The Ehattesaht First Nation deployed a canoe and other resources to try and rescue an orphaned orca, but were unsuccessful, at a lagoon near Zeballos, British Columbia, Friday, April 12, 2024. (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press via AP)
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A Toronto police officer was stabbed and a suspect shot. Both hospitalized in stable condition

Authorities say a Toronto police officer has been stabbed and a suspect has been shot in the city’s west end
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Police work the scene where a police officer was stabbed and a suspect shot in Toronto on Friday, April 12, 2024. (Arlyn McAdorey/The Canadian Press via AP)
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Russian authorities announce evacuation for flood-hit city near Kazakhstan border

Authorities in the Russian city of Orenburg, near the border with Kazakhstan, have announced a mass evacuation from there after water levels in the Ural River rose further, threatening the area with more flooding
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This image provided by Maxar Technologies, shows flooded areas in Orenburg, Russia, Thursday, April 11, 2024. (Satellite image ©2024 Maxar Technologies via AP)
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Transitional council in Haiti to choose new leaders is formally established amid gang violence

A transitional council tasked with choosing Haiti’s next prime minister and Cabinet has been formally established as gangs tighten their grip on the troubled Caribbean country
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A customer purchases a beverage from a street vendor in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, April 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)
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Officials formally establish a transitional council to choose new leaders for Haiti as gangs there tighten their grip

Officials formally establish a transitional council to choose new leaders for Haiti as gangs there tighten their grip
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Mexico, a leading producer of illicit fentanyl, can't get enough for medical use, study finds

A new report by the Mexican government says the country is facing a dire shortage of fentanyl for medical use, even as Mexican cartels pump out tons of the illicit narcotic
April 12
Workers unpack medicine at a "mega-pharmacy" warehouse on its inauguration day in Huehuetoca, Mexico, Dec. 29, 2023. A new report released by the Mexican government Friday, April 12, 2024, says the country is facing a dire shortage of fentanyl for medical use, even as Mexican cartels pump out tons of the illicit narcotic. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
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Chile will ask Venezuela to extradite citizens suspected of killing an anti-Maduro dissident

Prosecutors in Chile have said they plan to formally request that Venezuela extradite two of its citizens to stand trial for charges related to the abduction and killing of a Venezuelan dissident in Chile earlier this year, a case that has strained rel...
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CORRECTS ROLAND TO RONALD - FILE - The widow, son, and sister of former Venezuelan dissident military officer Ronald Ojeda, bury him at the Canaan Cemetery in Santiago, Chile, March 8, 2024, after he was kidnapped and his body was found buried on the outskirts of the capital. Chile will request the extradition of two Venezuelan citizens who allegedly participated in Ojeda's kidnapping and murder, according to the Chilean prosecutor's office on April 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)
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Belarus convicts a famous dissident rock band and sentences its members to correctional labor

Belarus has convicted a famous dissident rock band, designating the band and its three members as extremist and sentencing them to two years of correctional labor
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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko speaks to the Space crew members of the 21st visiting expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, left, and the first Belarusian cosmonaut Marina Vasilevskaya during their meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, April 12, 2024. (Gavriil Grigorov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
April 12

Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli has died at age 83, his company says

The Italian fashion company Roberto Cavalli says that Cavalli has died at age 83
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Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli talks with journalists prior to the start of the Roberto Cavalli men's Fall-Winter 2014 show, in Milan, Italy on Jan. 14, 2014. Italy’s world-famous fashion designer Roberto Cavalli – known for his flamboyant and glamorous style -- died on Friday, April 12, 2024 aged 83, his company announced in an Instagram post. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
April 12

Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli has died at age 83, his company says on Instagram

Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli has died at age 83, his company says on Instagram
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Cable car accident in Turkey sends 1 passenger plummeting to his death and injures 7

Local media in Turkey say one person was killed and seven injured when a cable car in the south of the country hit a pole and burst open, sending the passengers plummeting to the mountainside below
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A rescue team work with passengers of a cable car transportation systems outside Antalya, southern Turkey, April, Friday 12, 2024. A cable car disaster in southern Turkey left one person dead and seven injured over the busy Eid al-Fitr public holiday on Friday, local media reported. (IHA via AP)