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Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel met with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro on April 21 in his first official act as the country’s leader.

Mr. Maduro is the first president to visit Mr. Diaz-Canel since he was selected by outgoing President Raul Castro to lead the island’s government earlier las week.

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, famed for its multicolored corals, suffered its worst bleaching event on record from in 2016, causing an estimated loss of more than one-quarter of its shallow-water coral.

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A 25-year-old who plowed a van into a crowded Toronto sidewalk was ordered held Tuesday on 10 counts of murder and 13 of attempted murder as Canadian authorities and the public sought to make sense of what appeared to be one of the deadliest mass murders in the country’s modern history.

Alek Minassian showed little overt emotion as he made a brief appearance in a Toronto courtroom in a white jumpsuit and handcuffs. The judge ordered him detained without bond and scheduled the next hearing for May 10.

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Prince William and his wife, Duchess of Cambridge Kate, emerged from St. Mary’s Hospital in London in the late afternoon of April 23, holding a tiny, newborn royal highness, wrapped in a white lace shawl.

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On the scorching edge of the Sahara Desert, the U.S. Air Force is building a base for armed drones, the newest front in America’s battle against the growing extremist threat in Africa’s vast Sahel region.

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From their first handshake, French President Emmanuel Macron’s relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump has been an improbable one. And it will be on full display starting Monday as Mr. Macron goes on a state visit to Washington, the first by any leader since Mr. Trump took office.

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Africa’s last male northern white rhino died in March. There’s been a 50% decline in many fish populations since 1970. Only 1% of North America’s ash trees will survive the emerald ash borer beetle. What does this all mean for us?

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Despite the simple premise of the study, it proves the importance of parents setting positive examples for their children—even from the youngest of ages.

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Americans largely fear the country’s relationship with Russia and China will get worse in the coming year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un on nuclear weapons, nearly half say the same about North Korea.

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A massive Chinese infrastructure program that Beijing says is aimed at promoting global trade and economic growth is actually intended to expand the country’s political influence and military presence, according to a report issued April 17.

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Students from Florida to Chicago started streaming out of their schools April 20 in the latest round of gun-control activism following the February shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Organizers said there will be walkouts in every state.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe courted the new American president with a golden golf club not long after Donald Trump won the White House. He has met with the billionaire businessman more than any other world leader, and he is Mr. Trump’s second-most frequent caller. (Mr. Trump’s most frequent caller is the president of France, Emmanuel Macron.) Yet the relationship between the United States and Japan appears to have limits.

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More than 200 child soldiers were released by armed groups in war-torn South Sudan, part of a series of releases that will see almost 1,000 children freed in the coming months.

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Sirens wailed, church bells tolled and yellow paper daffodils of remembrance dotted the crowd as Polish and Jewish leaders extolled the heroism and determination of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising fighters on the 75th anniversary of their ill-fated rebellion.

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan caught Turkey off guard on April 18 by calling early elections for June, in a move that could cement his grip on power a year ahead of schedule.

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Wildfires that have killed two people in western Oklahoma are nearing conditions not seen in at least a decade because of the mixture of high temperatures, low humidity and heavy winds, the National Weather Service said April 16.

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Cuba on April 18 selected 57-year-old First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as sole candidate to succeed Raul Castro as president of Cuba, the centerpiece of an effort to ensure that the country’s single-party system outlasts the aging revolutionaries who created it.

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed that his CIA chief secretly met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea and said “a good relationship was formed” heading into the adversaries’ anticipated summit.

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After securing the Venezuelan presidency with 50.6 percent of the vote in 2013, Nicolas Maduro pledged: “I am ensuring the legacy of my commander, [the then-deceased predecessor Hugo] Chavez, the eternal father.”

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Syrian and Russian authorities prevented independent investigators from going to the scene of a suspected chemical attack, the head of the chemical watchdog group said April 16, blocking international efforts to establish what happened and who was to blame.

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Heavy rains fell on the Hawaiian island of Kauai during the weekend, leaving residents stranded by floodwaters.

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For all planets that orbit around bright, nearby stars, NASA’s new Tess spacecraft is looking to do a head count.

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We kick it. We stomp it. We sweep it out of our homes. We even use its name as an insult. Yet by doing so, we undervalue one of our most important resources.

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The divisive legislation means Hawaii joins California, Colorado, Oregon, Vermont, Washington state and the District of Columbia in allowing doctor assisted suicide.

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Higher gas prices will affect drivers the most during the coming months.

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What holds your organs together? A group of researchers have discovered a part of human anatomy that does just that.

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Bacteria with an unusual resistance to last-resort antibiotics were found 221 times in the United States during nationwide testing in 2017, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention reported.

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