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Nevada, Vermont Seek Abortion Rights amid Backlash

Nevada and Vermont are poised to enact laws that protect access to abortion, at a time when conservative US states have adopted highly restrictive measures.

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First Black Female Everest Summiteer Says It 'Needed to be Done'

The business executive who became the first black African woman to climb Mount Everest said Wednesday that knowing her climb would be in the record books helped her push on to the top.

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Omanis Praise Compatriot for 'Historic' Man Booker Literature Prize

Omanis on Wednesday hailed writer Jokha Alharthi's "historical achievement" and praised her for bringing "honor" to their Gulf nation after she became the first Arab author to win the Man Booker International prize.

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Football Scandal Girl Zahia Scores Cannes Hit in Film Debut

She is notorious as the under-age escort at the heart of a scandal that shook the French football team, but Zahia Dehar has confounded her critics with a startling big screen debut at the Cannes film festival.

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Germany Returns Papers of Kafka's Friend Max Brod to Israel

German police on Tuesday handed over to Israel thousands of stolen papers and manuscripts belonging to Max Brod, the friend and literary executor of Czech writer Franz Kafka.

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Vatican Seeks 'Effective Solutions' for Frenchman in Vegetative State

The Vatican called Tuesday for "effective solutions" to protect the life of a Frenchman living for years in a vegetative state, hours after a court told doctors to resume his life support.

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Don't Give Up on Radicalized Muslim Youths, Say Cannes Directors

When is it too late to save a radicalized Muslim teenager?

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Films in the Running for Cannes' Top Prize

From a zombie flick starring Iggy Pop to a tale of Chinese gangsters who decide to take over a city, these are the films vying for the top prize at the Cannes film festival:

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'Injured' Maradona Unable to Attend Cannes Film Festival

Football legend Diego Maradona will not attend the Cannes film festival, where a documentary about his life is being premiered, after he injured his shoulder, its director told AFP Sunday.

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Netherlands Wins Eurovision as Madonna Dancers Spark Flag Controversy

The Netherlands won the 2019 Eurovision song contest early Sunday at a show in the seaside Israeli city of Tel Aviv that featured a performance from Madonna, plenty of glitz and some controversy.

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