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In this photo taken on Monday, June 26, 2017, Russian tourists enjoy the black sea in front of the Fisht stadium in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
May 10, 2018 - 2:10 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Visiting Sochi is a mouthwatering prospect for World Cup fans, with beaches, blue skies and arguably the best game in the group stage. Portugal and Spain meet on June 15 in Sochi, which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics and is a top Russian tourist destination. The legacy of the...
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May 10, 2018 - 1:02 pm
LONDON (AP) — A London teenager is on trial for allegedly plotting a grenade attack on the British Museum after failing in her ambition of becoming a jihadi bride in Syria. Prosecutors say Safaa Boular plotted the attack in messages exchanged with an Islamic State group fighter. She hoped to marry...
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Picture shows 104-year-old Australian David Goodall in a room in Liestal near Basel, Switzerland, where he plans to end his life on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Swiss law currently allows assisted suicide for anyone who acknowledges in writing that they are taking their lives willingly — without being forced. The practice is frowned upon by many doctors and others who say it should be reserved for the terminally ill. (AP Photo/Philipp Jenne)
May 10, 2018 - 10:51 am
LIESTAL, Switzerland (AP) — A 104-year-old Australian biologist who drew international attention to his right-to-die case ended his life in Switzerland on Thursday, an advocacy group said. Exit International, the group that helped David Goodall carry out his wish, said the scientist was declared...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 23, 2018 file photo, a young Maasai herder boy stands in the bush at the end of the day near Mikumi National Park in Tanzania. A U.S.-based group said Thursday, May 10, 2018 that tens of thousands of Tanzania's ethnic Maasai people have been left homeless after their houses were burned to keep the savannah open for tourism benefiting foreign safari companies. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
May 10, 2018 - 9:18 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Tens of thousands of Tanzania's ethnic Maasai people are homeless after the government burned their houses to keep the savannah open for tourism benefiting two foreign safari companies, a U.S.-based group charged Thursday. Villagers in northern Tanzania's Loliondo area, near...
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In this Friday, May 4, 2018 photo Tobias Hirsch of the 'Historic City Train Driving Simulator' poses in the simulator cockpit in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
May 10, 2018 - 6:05 am
BERLIN (AP) — Hydraulic systems jerk and pull the metal train cab back and forth as the driver pilots it along the tracks of Berlin's commuter rail system, as images of the city just after the fall of the Berlin Wall whiz by. Completed in communist East Germany in 1968, the one-of-a-kind train...
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Visitors watch as steam and gas rise from Kilauea's summit crater in Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Geologists warned Wednesday that Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks and ash into the air around its summit in the coming weeks. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 10, 2018 - 1:14 am
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Geologists warned Wednesday that Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks and ash into the air around its summit in the coming weeks. The risk will rise as lava drains from the summit crater down the flank of the volcano, and explosions could...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2002 file photo, members of the Culinary Union Local 226 picket outside the Plaza hotel-casino in Las Vegas hours before their contract was to expire. Fifty-thousand unionized Las Vegas casino workers whose contracts will expire at the end of the month are set to vote on whether to go on strike. The Culinary Union on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, said it will hold a strike vote May 22 at a university arena. (AP Photo/Lori Cain, File)
May 09, 2018 - 9:11 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The union representing 50,000 Las Vegas casino employees whose contracts will expire at the end of the month announced Wednesday the workers are set to vote on whether to strike, a move that could cripple the city. The Culinary Union will hold the strike vote May 22 at a university...
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FILE - This March 2, 2017, file photo, shows then Lonely Planet CEO Daniel Houghton at a rooftop bar in in New York. Houghton took over the venerable travel publishing company Lonely Planet at age 24 in 2013. On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, the company said Houghton "has stepped away from Lonely Planet to take on a CEO role at another company." (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz, File)
May 09, 2018 - 1:31 pm
The wunderkind CEO of Lonely Planet has departed, the company confirmed Wednesday, amid reports that the travel brand and guidebook publisher is up for sale. Daniel Houghton "has stepped away from Lonely Planet to take on a CEO role at another company," Lonely Planet spokeswoman Natalie Nicolson...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2015 file photo, professor Stephen Hawking listens to a news conference in London. The family of the late British physicist Stephen Hawking has opened a lottery for 1,000 tickets for a service of thanksgiving in his honor at Westminster Abbey. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
May 08, 2018 - 7:41 pm
LONDON (AP) — The family of the late Stephen Hawking is holding a lottery to choose 1,000 people who will get a free ticket to attend a service of thanksgiving in the British physicist's honor at Westminster Abbey. Hawking's ashes are to be interred June 15 at the London church between the graves...
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May 08, 2018 - 5:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA and Uber have signed an agreement to explore putting flying taxis in the skies over US cities. NASA said Tuesday that it will begin simulations for so-called "urban air mobility" vehicles that also include delivery drones. The announcement comes as the Uber Elevate summit in...
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