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An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard as Kashmiri voters wait in a queue to cast their votes outside a poling station during the second phase of India's general elections, on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, April 18, 2019. Kashmiri separatist leaders who challenge India's sovereignty over the disputed region have called for a boycott of the vote. Most polling stations in Srinagar and Budgam areas of Kashmir looked deserted in the morning with more armed police, paramilitary soldiers and election staff present than voters. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
April 18, 2019 - 6:29 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Voting began in the second phase of India's general election Thursday amid massive security and a lockdown in parts of the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Srinagar is one of 95 constituencies across 13 Indian states where voting was taking place. Kashmiri Muslim...
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In this image from video, emergency services attend the scene after a tour bus crashed at Canico, on Portugal's Madeira Island, Wednesday April 17, 2019. Some 28 people are reported to have died in the crash, most of them German tourists, local mayor Filipe Sousa told TV news. (TVI via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 5:57 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities on Portugal's Madeira Island were working Thursday to identify the victims of a tour bus crash that killed 29 people and injured 28 others, many of them German tourists who were onboard. The bus carrying 55 people rolled down a steep hill after veering off the...
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Kosuke Kitajima, a four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist attends a press conference in Tokyo Thursday, April 18, 2019. Kitajima helped Tokyo Olympic organizers launch their ticket website on Thursday, which is where only Japan residents can buy tickets when they go on sale in Japan on May 9. But the useful site can also be accessed by people outside Japan, where basic prices are listed along with the full competition schedule. (Yuta Omori/Kyodo News via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 5:54 am
TOKYO (AP) — It's Olympic ticket sales time again, perhaps the least understood side of the games. "Time flies," said Kosuke Kitajima, a four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist from Japan. "It's as if the Rio de Janeiro Olympics were just yesterday." The now-retired Kitajima helped Tokyo Olympic...
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This 2018 photo provided by the University of New Hampshire shows a ground nesting bee pollinating a flower in New Hampshire. The species is one of 14 declining wild bee species identified in a study published in April 2019 by researchers at the university. The new study has found that more than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinating fruits and vegetables across New England are on the decline. (University of New Hampshire/Molly Jacobson via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 5:50 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A new study has found that more than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinating fruits and vegetables across New England are on the decline. The University of New Hampshire study examined 119 species in the state from a museum collection at the college dating back 125...
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In this photo released by Taroko National Park, an injured Malaysian tourist, in red, is assisted by rescue workers at the Taroko National Park in Hualien in eastern Taiwan Thursday, April 18, 2019. A strong earthquake rattled eastern Taiwan early Thursday afternoon, causing scattered light damage in the capital and the eastern coast region. (Taroko National Park via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 5:44 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A strong earthquake shook eastern Taiwan on Thursday afternoon, causing scattered light damage in the capital and along the eastern coast. The 6.1 magnitude quake was centered northwest of the city of Hualien at a depth of nearly 19 kilometers (12 miles), Taiwan's Central...
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Pat McGuffie speaks with Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves about the damage at his home in Warren County, Miss., Tuesday, April 16, 2019, following Saturday evening's tornados that swept through Vicksburg and Warren County. (Courtland Wells/The Vicksburg Post via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 4:42 am
DALLAS (AP) — Severe thunderstorms rumbled across North Texas, the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas, producing several tornadoes and unleashing widespread hail. Seven tornadoes were reported across the Plains from the northeastern Texas Panhandle to southeastern Kansas. Strong...
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In this image from video, emergency services attend the scene after a tour bus crashed at Canico, on Portugal's Madeira Island, Wednesday April 17, 2019. Some 28 people are reported to have died in the crash, most of them German tourists, local mayor Filipe Sousa told TV news. (TVI via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 4:42 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on the deadly bus crash on Portuguese island of Madeira (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Authorities on Portugal's Madeira Island have removed a tour bus from the hillside where it crashed, killing 29 people and injuring 28, many of them German tourists. Local media...
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April 18, 2019 - 4:40 am
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Most campgrounds, picnic areas and roads in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are opening just in time for Easter weekend. The partial government shutdown over the winter caused a small delay in facilities openings at America's most visited national park. But spring...
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Pope Francis stands next to an amphora containing holy oil during a Chrism Mass inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Thursday, April 18, 2019. During the Mass the Pontiff blesses a token amount of oil that will be used to administer the sacraments for the year. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
April 18, 2019 - 4:28 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is ushering in the most solemn period in the Catholic liturgical calendar by celebrating a Holy Thursday Mass, made more poignant this year following the devastation of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral. The Crism Mass celebrates the unity of priests with their bishops...
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A lone bicycle stands in the rack outside East High School, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Denver. Denver-area public schools closed Wednesday as the FBI hunted for an armed young Florida woman who was allegedly "infatuated" with Columbine and threatened violence just days ahead of the 20th anniversary of the attack. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 18, 2019 - 4:16 am
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The death of a Florida teenager who authorities say was obsessed with the Columbine school shooting and may have planned to carry out her own attack in Colorado did not end an investigation into the 18-year-old, authorities said as they examine whether the young woman acted...
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