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Turkey to Reopen Iconic 'Iron Church' after Revamp

The leaders of Turkey and Bulgaria are Sunday due to reopen the Bulgarian St Stephen's Church in Istanbul after seven years of restoration, in a gesture of harmony in an often turbulent relationship between the two neighbours.

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Blocks from White House, a Freezing Tent is Home

Two sleeping bags and "many blankets" are not enough to keep Jin Yang-Hun comfortable in the pup tent in which he lives just blocks from the White House.

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Thousands of Mexicans Polish Off Massive King Cake

Mexico City's giant plaza was girdled with king cake late Friday as part of the capital's traditional Three Kings Day celebration.

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Ukraine Baby's Tragic Death Exposes Religious Rift

The death of a baby crushed by a drunk man who committed suicide by jumping out of an eighth-floor apartment in Ukraine has exposed the religious divide in the Orthodox Christian country.

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Outrage in Turkey over 'Child Marriage Green Light'

Turkey's religious affairs state agency came under heavy criticism on Thursday from the main opposition party after it reportedly said girls as young as nine could marry under Islamic law.

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Egypt's Mufti Says Bitcoin Forbidden in Islam

Egypt's grand mufti has said that bitcoin is forbidden in Islam, warning the digital currency could be used for criminal purposes.

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U.S. Courts to Seek Sexual Harassment Protections

Chief Justice John Roberts unveiled a plan Sunday to help shield U.S. court employees from sexual harassment, acknowledging the judicial branch is "not immune" after a powerful appellate judge retired over misconduct allegations.

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Vienna Waltzes the World into 2018

The Vienna Philharmonic did its best to give a troubled world a soothing start to 2018 on Monday with its traditional New Year's Concert, broadcast live in over 90 countries.

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Romans Brave Chilly Tiber for New Year Plunge

Hardy thrillseekers plunged into Italy's Tiber river on Monday, continuing a decades-old New Year's tradition. 

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Controversial Film on Bataclan Massacre Postponed

French public television has put a controversial film about the Bataclan massacre on ice "until all of the victims' groups are consulted".

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