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A journalist reappears, and Russia cries foul

To recap: Russia-watchers received a fresh shock on Tuesday night, when they saw reports that Russian journalist and Kremlin critic Arkady Babchenko had been gunned down in an apparent contract killing. Ukrainian police reported that an unidentified gunman shot and killed him in the entryway to his apartment in Kiev, an apparent murder that bore the hallmarks of a contract
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‘Murdered’ Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko appears on Ukrainian TV

In a stunning development, Arkady Babchenko, 41, walked into a room of journalists in Kiev who had been expecting to get an update on his murder.He apologized to his wife Olechka — who on Tuesday was reported to have found him bleeding to death at his apartment — for the "hell" she had gone through. Ukrainian officials offered a jaw-dropping explanation for his so-called
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Ireland’s yes voters celebrate landmark vote on abortion

"It just means that women — and the men who love the women of Ireland — have spoken out and they've said times have to change. And they are going to change now," a tearful Mellet said at the Royal Dublin Society, where the count took place throughout the day. A crisis pregnancy for Mellet in 2011 became an important step in the fight against Ireland's
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Ireland votes resoundingly to repeal abortion ban

With a high turnout of 64.13%, 1,429,98, or 66.4%, voted for the amendment Friday and 723,632, or 33.6%, against, according to the country's Referendum Commission. The results that were announced Saturday defied earlier projections that it would be a tight race.Only one county voted no — the rural and religiously conservative Donegal in northwest Ireland. The vote
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married

Royal wedding – live updates: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are married – CNNInternationalInternational What we're covering here 9:04 a.m. ET, May 19, 2018 Expand less than 1 min ago From CNN's James Masters The crowds are showing no sign of dispersing in the streets of Windsor, and the town's shops and cafes cashing in. There are huge lines for
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Full order of service for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Below is the full text of the order of service for the ceremony.The marriage vows are taken from Common Worship, the Church of England's standard liturgy, first published in 2000. It is a break from tradition: for their 2011 wedding, Prince William and Kate Middleton chose a slightly amended version of the vows from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.The text was prepared
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TV station can’t show final after censoring LGBT-themed song

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which organizes the contest and distributes it to broadcasters around the world, said it had taken the action after Mango TV cut two acts in the first semifinal, broadcast on Tuesday.China's Global Times, a state-owned tabloid, said on Friday that the two acts — Ireland and Albania — fell foul of Chinese censors because they