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Karl Kreile, left, and Bodo Mende kiss after their marriage in Berlin, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. The couple has become the first in Germany to celebrate a same-sex wedding, after a new law called “marriage for all” came into force Sunday. Karl Kreile, 59, and Bodo Mende, 60, were married Sunday morning at the town hall in Schoeneberg, a Berlin district. The law change followed a free vote in Parliament in June, making Germany the 23rd country worldwide to allow same-sex marriages. (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP)
October 01, 2017 - 7:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany celebrated its first same-sex weddings Sunday, after a new law came into force putting gay and lesbian couples on an equal legal footing with heterosexual couples. Town halls in Berlin, Hamburg and elsewhere opened their doors to mark the event, made possible by a surprise...
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In this Sept. 27, 2017 photo Karl Kreile, left, and Bodo Mende are looking into each others eyes in Berlin, Germany. Almost forty years after their first kiss, Karl and Bodo are getting hitched. The two civil servants are expected to become the first gay couple to tie the knot in Germany when a law allowing same-sex marriages comes into effect Sunday Oct. 1, 2017. (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP)
September 30, 2017 - 12:40 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Almost 40 years after their first kiss, Karl and Bodo are getting hitched. The two civil servants from Berlin are expected to become the first gay couple to tie the knot in Germany when a law allowing same-sex marriages takes effect Sunday. Until now, gay and lesbian couples in...
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In this March 2016 photo provided by Mercedes de la Fuente, Amy Huang, left, is pictured with friends at a hot air balloon festival in Teotihuacan, Mexico. Huang was originally from Taiwan and among the immigrants killed during the recent 7.1 magnitude earthquake. (Mercedes de la Fuente via AP)
September 27, 2017 - 6:25 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The women working at ABC Toys on the second floor of a nondescript office building in Mexico City's working-class Obrera neighborhood drew so little attention to themselves that when the building collapsed in last week's powerful quake few living nearby could recall them. In...
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CORRECTS BYLINE - Robert Spooner, a U.S. Customs and Border patrol officer, center, and other volunteers work to prepare boats to help people in the aftermath of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug.30, 2017 in Houston. Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but many thousands of homes in and around the nation's fourth-largest city were still swamped and could stay that way for days or longer. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 5:09 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Authorities say a married couple who drove their pickup truck into Harvey's floodwaters has drowned after the current from a nearby creek swept them away. Fort Bend County Sheriff's Maj. Chad Norvell says the couple was...
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French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, center right, and his Spanish counterpart Juan Ignacio Zoido Alvarez observe a minute of silence for the victims of the attacks in Spain, at the of the French Gendarmerie headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux, outside Paris, Wednesday Aug.23, 2017. Spanish police said they were investigating material found in searches in two northeastern towns, a day after a judge jailed two of the four surviving alleged cell members that carried out the attacks last week that killed 15 people. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
August 23, 2017 - 7:54 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the Spain attacks (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Portugal's president and prime minister have attended the funerals of a Portuguese granddaughter and grandmother killed in last week's attack in Barcelona. Maria de Lurdes Ribeiro, 74 years old, and 20...
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Firefighters and rescuers pull out a boy, Mattias, from the collapsed building in Casamicciola, on the island of Ischia, near Naples, Italy, a day after a 4.0-magnitude quake hit the Italian resort island, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. irefighters freed a 7-month-old baby and an older brother from rubble of a house some seven hours after the quake, and are continuing work on rescuing another brother who remained trapped. (Italian Carabinieri, HO/ANSA via AP)
August 22, 2017 - 9:43 am
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the quake that hit the Italian resort island of Ischia (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Hospital officials on the Italian resort island of Ischia say that three young brothers rescued from the rubble of their home after a 4.0-magnitude quake are all doing well. The three boys...
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Firefighters and rescuers pull out a boy, Mattias, from the collapsed building in Casamicciola, on the island of Ischia, near Naples, Italy, a day after a 4.0-magnitude quake hit the Italian resort island, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. irefighters freed a 7-month-old baby and an older brother from rubble of a house some seven hours after the quake, and are continuing work on rescuing another brother who remained trapped. (Italian Carabinieri, HO/ANSA via AP)
August 22, 2017 - 7:41 am
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the quake that hit the Italian resort island of Ischia (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Italian firefighters have extracted the third and final brother from the rubble of their home that collapsed in a 4.0-magnitude quake on the resort island of Ischia. Firefighters dug with...
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A man cries as he prays by a memorial tribute to the van attack victims in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Authorities in Spain and France pressed the search Saturday for the supposed ringleader of an Islamic extremist cell that carried out vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a seaside resort, as the investigation focused on links among the Moroccan members and the house where they plotted the carnage. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
August 19, 2017 - 6:47 pm
PARIS (AP) — An Italian father who saved his children's lives but lost his own. An American celebrating his first wedding anniversary. A Portuguese woman celebrating her birthday with her granddaughter. These were some of the 14 people from around the world killed in vehicle attacks in Barcelona...
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A man cries as he prays by a memorial tribute to the van attack victims in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Authorities in Spain and France pressed the search Saturday for the supposed ringleader of an Islamic extremist cell that carried out vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a seaside resort, as the investigation focused on links among the Moroccan members and the house where they plotted the carnage. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
August 19, 2017 - 6:09 pm
PARIS (AP) — An Italian father who saved his children's lives but lost his own. An American celebrating his first wedding anniversary. A Portuguese woman celebrating her birthday with her granddaughter. These were some of the 14 people from around the world killed in vehicle attacks in Barcelona...
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WWII veteran Marvin Strombo, right, and Tatsuya Yasue, 89-year-old farmer, hold a Japanese flag with autographed messages which was owned by his brother Sadao Yasue, who was killed in the Pacific during World Work II, during a ceremony in Higashishirakawa, in central Japan's Gifu prefecture Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. Strombo has returned to the fallen soldier's family the calligraphy-covered flag he took from the man's body 73 years ago. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 15, 2017 - 5:34 am
HIGASHISHIRAKAWA, Japan (AP) — Tatsuya Yasue buried his face into the flag and smelled it. Then he held the 93-year-old hands that brought this treasure home, and kissed them. Marvin Strombo, who had taken the calligraphy-covered Japanese flag from a dead soldier at World War II island battlefield...
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