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Handwritten notes highlight British Queen Victoria's griefBritish royal documents including Queen Victoria's heart-wrenching, hand-written account of her husband Prince Albert's death have been put online, offering a firsthand account of her overwhelming grief
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Hundreds of accountants chant placards outside the Legislative Council, in Hong Kong, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Protesters demand to fully withdraw the extradition bill and set up an independent committee to investigate the use of force by the Hong Kong police. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong protesters form human chains to call for democracySupporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement have created human chains on both sides of the city's harbor, inspired by a historic protest 30 years ago in the Baltic states against Soviet control
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Rescuers in a helicopter checking the slopes of the Giewont peak for missing persons and anyone who might need help in the Tatra Mountains in Poland, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Three people are still missing in southern Poland after a deadly thunderstorm with multiple lightning strikes hit the Tatra Mountains, killing five people and injuring over 150. (AP Photo/Bartlomiej Jurecki)
Polish official: Deadly lightning storm like terror attackA Polish emergency official has likened the deadly lightning storm over the Tatra Mountains that killed at least five people and injured more than 150 to a terror attack in terms of the number of casualties and some of the wounds
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Israeli soldiers secure an area near Dolev settlement in the West Bank, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, after three Israelis were wounded in an explosion. The Israeli military said it suspects the explosion near Dolev settlement, northwest Jerusalem, to be a Palestinian attack. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Israeli teen dies of wounds in West Bank attack, 2 wounded17-year-old Israeli girl dies of wounds from West Bank attack, her father and brother wounded
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France opens Epstein-linked rape investigationThe chief Paris prosecutor has announced that he is opening an investigation into the rape of minors and a raft of other charges linked to the Jeffrey Epstein case
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UN: Ebola outbreak in Congo has killed nearly 2,000 peopleThe World Health Organization's emergencies chief said the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo is approaching a "stark" milestone with nearly 2,000 people killed by the virus in the year-long epidemic
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This satellite image provided by NASA shows the fires in Brazil on Aug. 20, 2019.   As fires raged in the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian government on Thursday denounced international critics who say President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing.  (NASA via AP)
France says Brazil leader lied, escalating Amazon disputeFrance has accused Brazil's president of having lied to French President Emmanuel Macron in a sharp escalation of tensions over fires ravaging the Amazon
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A Kashmiri family waits for a lift to take their sick child to hospital as Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard near a checkpoint during lockdown in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. The latest crackdown began just before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist-led government stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its semi-autonomy and its statehood, creating two federal territories. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Security in Kashmir tightened following call for marchAuthorities have intensified patrols in the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir after posters appeared calling for a public march to a United Nations office to protest New Delhi's tightened grip on the disputed region
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This photo taken on Oct. 7, 2018, shows a village of Nyonoksa, northwestern Russia. The Aug. 8, 2019, explosion of a rocket engine at the Russian navy's testing range just outside Nyonoksa led to a brief spike in radiation levels and raised new questions about prospective Russian weapons. (AP Photo/Sergei Yakovlev)
Russian doctor has trace of radiation after explosionRussian officials say they have checked over 100 medical workers who helped treat victims of a recent explosion and found one man with a trace of radiation
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Lebanese Foreign Minister Gibran Bassil, left, meets with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, at the Lebanese foreign ministry, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Syrian TV: Troops in control of northern Hama countrysideSyrian state TV: Troops take villages in northern Hama countryside, gain full control of region south of Idlib
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Zimbabwe comedian is latest in torture of government criticsA wave of abductions, torture and arrests in Zimbabwe are targeting opposition activists and other government critics, the latest being a popular comedian dragged from her home by armed and masked men
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As Malta disembarks migrants more charity-govt clashes loomMalta disembarks migrants but more standoffs between charities and governments loom
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