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Members of parliament, from left, Cathy McGowan, Adam Brandt and Andrew Wilkie celebrate the passing of the Marriage Amendment Bill in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Gay marriage was endorsed by 62 percent of Australian voters who responded to a government-commissioned postal ballot by last month. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
December 07, 2017 - 7:57 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister rushed gay marriage into law on Friday by gaining a final signature on a bill hours after it was overwhelming endorsed by Parliament and as the nation started planning weddings that can take place in a month. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, photo, Indian workers clean the discoloration of the Taj Mahal caused by environmental pollution in Agra, India. Authorities in India are trying to figure out how workers will scale the Taj Mahal’s majestic but delicate dome as they complete the first thorough cleaning of the World Heritage site since it was built 369 years ago. Work on the mausoleum’s minarets and walls is almost finished, after workers began the makeover in mid-2015. They’ve been using a natural mud paste to remove yellow discoloration and return the marble to its original brilliant white. Called fuller’s earth, it’s the same clay that some people smother on their skin as a beauty treatment. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
December 07, 2017 - 7:15 pm
AGRA, India (AP) — Authorities in India are trying to figure out how workers will scale the Taj Mahal's majestic but delicate dome as they complete the first thorough cleaning of the World Heritage site since it was built 369 years ago. Work on the mausoleum's minarets and walls is almost finished...
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December 07, 2017 - 6:27 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's economy grew at a 2.5 percent annual pace in July-September, faster than the earlier estimate of 1.4 percent growth, the government reported Friday. The revision issued Friday reflects higher than expected business investment and rising inventories. In quarterly terms the world...
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In this Dec. 5, 2017 photo Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, front left and Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, front second right, attend a parliament session in Warsaw, Poland.Poland's conservative ruling party said Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 that Polish Prime Minister, Beata Szydlo, has resigned and will be replaced by Morawiecki. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
December 07, 2017 - 4:38 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister resigned Thursday and will be replaced by Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, as the conservative ruling party took the risk of trading a popular leader for a former international banker who seemed better-suited to representing Poland to critics...
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Pakistanis burn a representation of the U.S. flag during a protest rally in Hyderabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Hundreds of Islamists have rallied in major cities of Pakistan, condemning U.S. President Donald Trump for declaring Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih)
December 07, 2017 - 1:26 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to take urgent action and demand that President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 27, 2017 file photo, the President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi speaks during a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany. A key global forum of banking regulators has completed a new set of rules aimed at keeping bad banks from needing taxpayer bailouts and hurting the economy, it was reported on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Under the latest rules, banks must keep at least 7X percent of the capital buffers under their own internal risk calculations, compared to a stricter measure used by regulators.(AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
December 07, 2017 - 11:28 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A global forum of banking regulators has finished its yearslong work on rules that aim to keep weak banks from needing taxpayer bailouts and setting off financial crises like the one that led to the Great Recession. The oversight board of the Basel Committee on Banking...
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Sami artist Maret Anne Sara stands near her art piece of 400 reindeer skulls hanging in front of the Parliament building in Oslo, Norway, Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017. (Heiko Junge/NTB Scanpix via AP)
December 07, 2017 - 10:38 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An artist from the indigenous Sami community in Norway's Arctic region is drawing attention to the country's policy of culling its reindeer population. In a display outside the country's parliament in Oslo, Maret Anne Sara has hung a curtain made of 400 bullet-ridden...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, speaks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov at the OSCE Foreign Ministers meeting in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.(AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
December 07, 2017 - 10:33 am
VIENNA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that Ukraine was the sole sticking point keeping the United States and Russia from forging a closer relationship, suggesting that all other disputes were secondary. "The issue that stands in the way is Ukraine," Tillerson said. The...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II walks with the ship's commanding officer Captain Jerry Kyd, rear right,, as she arrives for the commissioning ceremony of Britain's biggest and most powerful warship HMS Queen Elizabeth into the Royal Navy Fleet at Portsmouth Harbour southern England, Thursday Dec. 7, 2017. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
December 07, 2017 - 8:05 am
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has attended the commissioning ceremony of Britain's new aircraft carrier, which is named after the monarch. The 91-year-old queen boarded the Royal Navy's newest, largest and most expensive vessel Thursday in Portsmouth naval base. The white ensign was raised to...
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FILE-In this Monday, May 11, 2015 file photo Selahattin Demirtas, co-chair of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition People's Democratic Party (HDP) talks during an interview with the Associated Press in Istanbul. A trial began Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 against the imprisoned leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition party on terror charges has opened in the Turkish capital. Prosecutors are seeking a total of 142 years in prison for Peoples' Democracy Party — or HDP — co-chairman Selahattin Demirtas. He is charged with leading a terror organization, engaging in terror propaganda and other crimes. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
December 07, 2017 - 6:51 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A trial against the imprisoned leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition party on terror charges has opened in the Turkish capital. Prosecutors are seeking a total of 142 years in prison for Selahattin Demirtas, the co-chairman of the Peoples' Democracy Party — or HDP. He is...
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