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What's in a name? Franco's memory divides a Spanish town - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:50am - A small town that owes its origin and name to Francisco Franco may not be a decisive battleground in Sunday's national election, but it epitomizes how the late dictator's legacy and the rise of the far right are dividing voters across Spain.

Foreign groups likely behind Sri Lanka attacks, U.S. ambassador says - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:39am - The scale and sophistication of the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka suggested the involvement of an external group such as Islamic State, the U.S. ambassador said on Wednesday as the death toll jumped to 359.

Kim Jong Un arrives in Russia for summit with Vladimir Putin - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:30am - Kim, dressed in a black coat and a fedora, met with Russian officials at Russia’s Khasan train station near its border with the North.        

North Korean leader Kim arrives in Russia's Vladivostok - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:29am - A train carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian Pacific city of Vladivostok on Wednesday, a Reuters witness reported, in advance of a summit later this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

North Korea's Kim arrives for summit with Russia's Putin - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:29am - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin aimed at mustering international support while nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo.

Trumps at addiction summit, 1998 Jasper murder, smog report: 5 things you nee... - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:21am - From Donald and Melania Trump speaking at an addiction summit to the release of a new report on the nation's smoggiest metro area, here's what you need to know Wednesday.        

North Korea's Kim says to talk to Putin about nuclear standoff: TV - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:05am - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Wednesday he hoped to have concrete discussions about efforts to end the nuclear standoff in the Korean peninsula when he meets Russian President Vladimir Putin for a summit this week.

Golden Knights' Cody Eakin gets major penalty; Sharks stage furious rall... - 24 Apr 2019 at 3:51am - Golden Knights' Cody Eakin gets five-minute major for cross-checking Joe Pavelski; Sharks turn 3-0 deficit into lead on power play, win in overtime.        

Two Danes missing after Sri Lanka hotel blast: TV2 - 24 Apr 2019 at 3:32am - Two Danish citizens are missing following the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, broadcaster TV2 reported on Wednesday citing Denmark's ambassador to India.

Exclusive: Gold worth billions smuggled out of Africa - 24 Apr 2019 at 3:05am - Billions of dollars' worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East ? a gateway to markets in Europe, the United States and beyond ? a Reuters analysis has found.

Top Sri Lankan officials deliberately withheld intelligence on attacks: minister - 24 Apr 2019 at 2:52am - Senior officials deliberately withheld intelligence about possible attacks on Sri Lanka, where a rash of suicide bombings on Easter Sunday killed at least 359 people, the leader of parliament said on Wednesday.

Four Hong Kong 'Occupy' leaders jailed for 2014 democracy protests - 24 Apr 2019 at 2:49am - A Hong Kong court jailed four leaders of 2014 pro-democracy protests on Wednesday amid heightened concerns over the decline of freedoms in the China-ruled city nearly five years after activists took to the streets in mass protests.

Asian shares fall despite strong Wall Street; oil retreats - 24 Apr 2019 at 2:29am - Equity markets in Asia faltered on Wednesday amid losses in South Korea and uncertainty over China's plans for further stimulus as the economy shows signs of regaining its footing.

Japan's Heisei era: Changes, growth and tragedies - 24 Apr 2019 at 2:26am - Japanese Emperor Akihito's abdication on April 30 will end the three-decade Heisei era that began on Jan. 8, 1989, one day after he inherited the throne upon the death of his father, Hirohito.

U.S. believes there is ongoing terrorist plotting in Sri Lanka: envoy - 24 Apr 2019 at 2:15am - The United States had no prior knowledge of the Easter Sunday suicide bombing attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, but now believes there is ongoing terrorism plotting in the country, Washington's ambassador to Colombo said on Wednesday.

U.S. federal judge to block Trump's new abortion rule: media, activists - 24 Apr 2019 at 2:12am - A federal judge in the U.S. state of Oregon will block a move by the Trump administration to cut off federal money to family planning clinics that offer abortion or refer women to abortion providers, activists and media reports said late on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka deputy defense minister one of nine bombers was a woman - 24 Apr 2019 at 2:09am - One of the nine bombers that detonated explosives in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday was a woman, deputy defense minister Ruwan Wijewardene told reporters on Wednesday.

Damian Lillard's epic performance vaults Blazers to NBA playoff series w... - 24 Apr 2019 at 2:00am - Damian Lillard already had produced a spectacular playoff performance. Then, he hoisted one, final, perfect shot to cap a game for the ages.        

Sri Lanka says 60 people arrested since Easter Sunday blasts - 24 Apr 2019 at 1:53am - More than 60 people have been arrested since the rash of Easter Sunday suicide bombing attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed at least 359 people, the leader of the country's parliament said on Wednesday.

Bad air days on the rise: The nation's most polluted city is ... - 24 Apr 2019 at 1:43am - Though California cities have the nation's worst air quality, as usual, a new report finds that smog and soot pollution is increasing in other U.S. cities as well.        

Sri Lanka police carry out controlled explosion near Colombo cinema - 24 Apr 2019 at 1:26am - Sri Lankan police said on Wednesday they carried out a controlled explosion of a suspicious motorscooter parked near the popular Savoy cinema in the capital Colombo.

Explainer: What was Hong Kong's 'Occupy' movement all about? - 24 Apr 2019 at 1:20am - Occupy Central is the name given to the protests that paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for 79 days in late 2014.

Fear consumes Sri Lankan blast survivor after scenes from hell - 24 Apr 2019 at 1:02am - Ab Nirmala had just recounted how a day earlier she had found her daughter alive amid the body parts and bloody corpses strewn across the nave of St Anthony's Church, when a car exploded outside her home, plunging the 54-year-old woman deeper into the trauma consuming all of Sri Lanka.

New Zealand PM says no intelligence linking Sri Lanka attacks to Christchurch - 24 Apr 2019 at 12:54am - New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that her government was not aware of any intelligence suggesting that a devastating attack on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka was in retaliation for deadly shootings on a mosques in Christchurch.

Islamic State claims Sri Lanka blasts, as government says probe making progress - 24 Apr 2019 at 12:54am - Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for the bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed 321 people in what officials believe was retaliation for assaults on mosques in New Zealand.

ISIS claims Sri Lanka attacks; official says bombings were retaliation f... - 23 Apr 2019 at 11:47pm - The Islamic State claimed responsibility for bombings at churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday that killed 359 and injured 500.        

Federal judge in Oregon to block new Trump abortion policy - 23 Apr 2019 at 11:36pm - The states say the rule change, due to take effect May 3, is a transparent attack on Planned Parenthood and a violation of the Affordable Care Act.        

Britney Spears stands up against 'out of control' rumors about her ... - 23 Apr 2019 at 11:28pm - Britney Spears reassured that she's OK after her reported stay in a mental-health facility sparked a #FreeBritney social media campaign among her fans.        

70-year-old woman falls to her death from Grand Canyon's South Rim - 23 Apr 2019 at 11:03pm - The woman's death is the latest in string of recent deaths recorded at the Grand Canyon.        

Texas school's dress code for parents bans 'sagging pants,' pa... - 23 Apr 2019 at 10:35pm - The policy's prohibition of hair rollers and certain head coverings has drawn particular criticism from some who think the policy is discriminatory.