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Japan Wins Cannes Top Prize after Weinstein Accuser Takes Stage

"Shoplifters", a heartwrenching family tale by Japanese veteran director Hirokazu Kore-eda, won the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes film festival Saturday, at a ceremony marked by an emotional speech from a Harvey Weinstein accuser.

Spike Lee accepted the runner-up Grand Prix for "BlacKkKlansman", a searing broadside against racism with the stranger-than-fiction true story of an African-American police officer who manages to infiltrate the highest levels of the Ku Klux Klan.

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Hitler Definitely Died in 1945 According to New Study of His Teeth

Adolf Hitler definitely died in 1945 in Berlin, from taking cyanide and a bullet, according to French researchers who were given rare access to fragments of the dictator's teeth held in Moscow.

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Germany Loses Holocaust Reminder as Survivors Dwindle

Renowned for its relentless confrontation of its Nazi past, Germany's culture of remembrance faces new 21st-Century challenges as survivors of World War II and the Holocaust disappear and far-right politics reemerges.

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Estonian Town Adopts Highly Popular Cannabis Leaf Logo

A rural Estonia town whose name literally means "cannabis" has voted to adopt a marijuana leaf as its official logo, a local official said Thursday. 

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Arab Cinema Back with a Bang, Lepers, Lust and Class Conflict

A boy who takes his parents to court for having him is one of a wave of Arab films making people sit up and take notice at the Cannes film festival.

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Macedonia Says Agrees 'Acceptable' Deal with Greece in Name Row

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Thursday he has agreed with his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras on a solution to ending a long-running name row between the neighboring countries.

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Yemenis Fall Deeper into Poverty on Eve of Ramadan

Marketplaces in Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa were stacked with produce on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan, but there were barely any customers with the means to buy.

Prices have spiked over the course of Yemen's conflict, which since 2015 has pitted a Saudi-led coalition against the Iran-backed Huthi rebels and seen the country's largest port reduced to a wasteland under de facto blockade.

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In Wartime Yemen, Artisans Keep Up the Shine on Gemstones

Her fingers bleed from beneath the nail beds, but sitting at her workstation, filing Yemeni gemstones on a spinning wheel, Safaa al-Faqih is at peace in a country for too long at war.

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Lebanese Authorities Block Gay Pride Festival

Lebanon's LGBT festival, the only event of its kind in the Arab world, was suspended after authorities interrogated its organizer and threatened him with prosecution, he said Wednesday.

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Saudi Arabia Announces Thursday Start for Ramadan

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan will begin Thursday in Saudi Arabia, the land of the religion's two holiest sites, authorities said. 

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