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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks with media and supporters during his visit to the Vatican , April 15, 2016.

Bernie Sanders: Meeting with Pope Francis not an endorsement

By Anne Gearan, Washington Post on April 16, 2016, at 1:24 p.m.
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders met privately with Pope Francis on Saturday, the capstone to an unusual detour from the American election.
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Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard the flight to the Greek island of Lesbos for a visit aimed at supporting refugees and drawing attention to the front line of Europe's migration crisis in Lesbos, Greece, April 16, 2016.

Pope returns with 12 refugees after visit to Greek island

By Philip Pullella and Karolina Tagaris, Reuters on April 16, 2016, at 1:05 p.m.
The pope stressed that taking the refugees to Rome was a humanitarian, not a political, gesture.
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A university student takes a rest in front of their collapsed apartment caused by earthquakes in Minamiaso town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan, April 16, 2016.

‘Race against time’ to find survivors of Japan earthquakes

By Shinichi Saoshiro and Kiyoshi Takenaka, Reuters on April 16, 2016, at 1 p.m.
Japanese rescuers were digging through the rubble of buildings and mud Saturday to reach dozens believed trapped after a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck a southern island, killing at least 32 people and injuring about a thousand.
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Kerry tells Russia to press Assad to comply with Syria cease-fire

By Reuters on April 16, 2016, at 10:04 a.m.
There is an “urgent need” for the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stop violating the cease-fire in Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday, and called on Russia to help, the State Department said.
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Tired of watching the grass grow? Norwegians watch the tide change

By Gwladys Fouche, Reuters on April 16, 2016, at 8:22 a.m.
Stressed out by a fast-paced daily life and binge-watching the latest hit TV shows? Norway may have the answer with its latest slow TV installment: watching the ebb and flow of the sea, for twelve hours, without interruption.

Second big quake hits southern Japan, people flee onto streets

By Elaine Lies and Linda Sieg, Reuters on April 15, 2016, at 1:05 p.m.
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck near Kumamoto in southern Japan on Friday at a depth of 25 miles.

Video of kidnapped girls puts pressure on Nigerian president

By Ulf Laessing and Alexis Akwagyiram, Reuters on April 15, 2016, at 7:08 a.m.
A video showing 15 of the 219 schoolgirls held by the jihadist group Boko Haram has added pressure on the Nigerian government to secure their release, after activists accused authorities of mishandling the case in the two years since their mass kidnap.

Strong quake in Japan kills at least 9, nuclear plants safe

By Kiyoshi Takenaka, Reuters on April 15, 2016, at 7:04 a.m.
A strong earthquake hit southwestern Japan on Thursday, bringing down some buildings, killing at least nine people and injuring hundreds, local media said, but the nuclear regulator reported no problems at power plants.

CDC confirms Zika causes microcephaly, other birth defects

By Bill Berkrot, Reuters on April 14, 2016, at 7:17 a.m.
U.S. health officials have concluded that infection with the Zika virus in pregnant women is a cause of the birth defect microcephaly and other severe brain abnormalities in babies.

MMA fighter Joao Carvalho dies from head injuries suffered in bout

By Cindy Boren, Washington Post on April 13, 2016, at 7:55 a.m.
Joao Carvalho, a mixed-martial arts fighter from Portugal, has died after he was knocked out in a fight Saturday in Dublin.
A visitor looks at a painting titled "Judith Beheading Holofernes" during its presentation in Paris, France, April 12, 2016, that might have been painted by Italian master Caravaggio (1571-1610) and was discovered in an attic in Toulouse and could be worth more than 100 million euros.

Experts: Painting found in French attic is $137 million Caravaggio

By Reuters on April 13, 2016, at 7:53 a.m.
The work, which depicts Biblical heroine Judith beheading an Assyrian general, was found by the owners of a house near Toulouse as they investigated a leak.
Craft beers are pictured in a bar in New York in this Jan. 21, 2015, file photo.

Craft beer fans face squeeze with hops in short supply

By Nigel Hunt and Michael Hogan, Reuters on April 11, 2016, at 10:46 a.m.
Last summer’s hot and dry weather blighted the European hop harvest and strong demand for craft beers, which use a lot of hops, is putting small brewers’ profit margins under pressure and forcing them to raise their prices.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd right) listens to Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (2nd left) as they and G7 foreign ministers visit the Itsukushima Shrine as they take a cultural break from their meetings in nearby Hiroshima to visit Miyajima Island, Japan, April 10, 2016.

John Kerry plans no apology for atomic bombing during Hiroshima visit

By Arshad Mohammed and Kiyoshi Takenaka, Reuters on April 10, 2016, at 2:56 p.m.
The secretary of state’s trip could pave the way for an unprecedented visit to Hiroshima by a sitting president when Barack Obama attends the annual G7 summit to be held in Japan next month.
Demonstrators hold placards during a protest outside Downing Street in Whitehall, central London, Britain April 9, 2016. British Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday he should have handled scrutiny of his family's tax arrangements better and promised to learn the lessons after days of negative media coverage and calls for his resignation.

UK’s David Cameron releases tax records to quell Panama Papers storm

By Estelle Shirbon and Paul Sandle, Reuters on April 10, 2016, at 1:12 p.m.
The past week has been damaging because the drip-drip of carefully worded statements before the fuller disclosure created the impression he may have had something to hide.
People walk past debris after a fire broke out at a temple in Kollam in the southern state of Kerala, India, April 10, 2016. A huge fire swept through a temple in India's southern Kerala state early on Sunday, killing nearly 80 people and injuring over 200 gathered for a fireworks display to mark the start of the local Hindu new year.

Hindu temple in India blaze kills 100

By Sivaram V, Reuters on April 10, 2016, at 12:03 p.m.
A fire and explosions during a fireworks display to mark the start of the local Hindu new year killed 100 people and injured more than 380 at a temple in India’s southern Kerala state.
Belgium police officers secure the access during a police operation in Etterbeek, near Brussels, Belgium, April 9, 2016.

Brussels bombers had planned to attack France again

By Robert-Jan Bartunek, Reuters on April 10, 2016, at 10:27 a.m.
The bombers were forced to strike closer to home as police closed in on the militant cell last month.

French labor reform protests turn violent

By Reuters on April 09, 2016, at 6:43 p.m.
Demonstrations around France against a draft labor reform law turned violent on Saturday, with at least seven police officers injured and 17 people arrested in Paris and Rennes, which saw the worst clashes.

Two killed in suspected leftist rebel attack ahead of Peru election

By Reuters on April 09, 2016, at 4:42 p.m.
LIMA — At least two people, including an army sergeant, were killed in an attack staged by suspected leftist Shining Path rebels on the eve of Peru’s presidential election, authorities said. Police said the attack, in a remote coca-growing region of the Andean nation, occurred early on Saturday and that …

Blame it on the Yanquis? Cuba runs low on beer in tourism boom

By Frank Jack Daniel, Reuters on April 09, 2016, at 4:16 p.m.
The ubiquitous fridges that dispense beer in Cuba’s bars, cafes and gas stations are running out of the island’s favorite Cristal and Bucanero brands in recent weeks, as a surge in American tourists and new private watering holes strain the main brewery.
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Three rescued from remote island after writing ‘help’ in sand

By Niraj Chokshi, Washington Post on April 09, 2016, at 1:45 p.m.
The crew aboard a Navy plane spotted the men waving life jackets, standing next to piles of palm leaves arranged to spell out four capital letters: H-E-L-P.