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A Holocaust survivor's inspiring story of forgiveness
April 30, 2017
This past week was Holocaust Remembrance Week, a time to honor the six million Jews killed in Hitler's genocide. CBS News' Ben Tracy has a story of one Holocaust survivor's inspiring journey of forgiveness.
Pope Francis concludes his trip to Egypt
April 30, 2017
Pope Francis wrapped up a two-day visit to Egypt by celebrating mass in Cairo. Christians make up only 10 percent of the population in the predominantly Muslim country. Seth Doane has more.
4/29: CBS Evening News
April 30, 2017
President Trump celebrates 100th day milestone; A Holocaust survivor's inspiring story of forgiveness
Pope Francis: "Future of humanity" at risk in North Korea crisis
April 30, 2017
The pope warned that escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula could mean the destruction of "a good part of humanity"
Blast kills U.S. service member outside Mosul, Pentagon says
April 30, 2017
Pentagon said the service member died from wounds sustained in an "explosive device blast"
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US families receive Iran payouts, decades after bombings
April 29, 2017
Compensation to relatives of victims of 'state-sponsored acts of terrorism' come from fines on sanctions violators.
What change has Trump brought to Washington?
April 29, 2017
After 100 days in office, Donald Trump is the least popular US president in modern history.

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North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure
April 30, 2017
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to "catastrophic consequences".
EU sets Britain tough divorce terms, slams budget veto
April 29, 2017
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders endorsed stiff divorce terms for Britain on Saturday and warned Britons to have "no illusions" about swiftly securing a new relationship to keep their access to EU markets.
Military plane crashes in Cuba killing all eight on board
April 29, 2017
HAVANA (Reuters) - A military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba's north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said.
Labour gains in British polls, but May's party keeps strong lead
April 30, 2017
LONDON (Reuters) - Three polls on Saturday showed a rise in support for the opposition Labour party, although the governing Conservative party maintained a commanding lead.
Turkey fires 3,900 in second post-referendum purge
April 29, 2017
ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Saturday expelled more than 3,900 people from the civil service and military as threats to national security, in the second major purge since President Tayyip Erdogan was granted sweeping new powers.
French presidential hopeful Le Pen names nationalist as prime minister
April 29, 2017
PARIS (Reuters) - French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen on Saturday chose defeated first-round candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan as her prime minister, a bid to attract his voters and help her to victory over centrist favorite Emmanuel Macron.
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NEWS • Report
North Korean Missile Launch Appears to Fail
April 29, 2017
A North Korean missile launch appeared to fail early Saturday morning, raising tensions again as the U.S. seeks to rein in the North’s nuclear and missile development programs.
What Canadians Think of Trump's Tough Talk on Nafta
April 29, 2017

As President Donald Trump discusses whether to scrap or renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, WSJ hit the streets to hear what Canadians think about Trump's tough talk. Photo: David George-Cosh/ The Wall Street Journal

Trump's First 100 Days — in 100 Seconds
April 29, 2017

Sights and sounds from President Donald Trump's 100th day as commander in chief — presented in 100 seconds. Photos: Getty

In Egypt, Pope Condemns Religiously Inspired Violence
April 28, 2017

Pope Francis opened a two-day visit to Egypt on Friday at Cairo’s Al-Alzhar University, with one of his most forceful and extended denunciations yet of Islamist violence. Photo: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

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‘Free from fascism!’ Police step in after protesters disrupt nationalist march in Poland (VIDEOS)
April 30, 2017
Preview Warsaw police removed a group of anti-fascist protesters, who had attempted to stage a sit-in along the route of a far-right march involving nationalists, and cordons were required throughout the Polish capital to keep apart the two groups.
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Pope Francis warns ‘future of humanity’ depends on diplomatic resolution of N. Korean crisis
April 30, 2017
Preview Pope Francis has intervened in the Korean crisis, urging Washington and Pyongyang to come to a peaceful solution for the sake of humanity. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump warned that he “would not be happy” if North Korea conducts another nuclear test.
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NEWS • Analysis
North Korea tests missile as US calls for sanctions
April 29, 2017
Donald Trump warns of ‘major conflict’ over regime’s nuclear programme
EU holds off halting Turkey membership talks
April 28, 2017
Brussels wary of antagonising Erdogan despite his crackdown on opponents
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NEWS • Brief
Turkish Court Formally Blocks Access to Wikipedia
April 29, 2017
(ISTANBUL) — In a move that social media users called censorship, a Turkish court on Saturday blocked access to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, enforcing an earlier restriction by Turkey’s telecommunications watchdog. The Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) said an Ankara court ordered Saturday that a “protection measure” related to suspected internet crimes be…
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Ambassador Says, So Far, Trump Administration Is A 'Reassertion Of America Power'
April 29, 2017
Ambassador Dennis Ross of the Washington Institute discusses the Trump administration's foreign policy in the first 100 days and how it compares to previous presidents.
Marine Le Pen Aligns Herself With Mainstream Onetime Rival
April 29, 2017
Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said she would choose a former rival as prime minister if she wins. It is the first time a mainstream party aligned itself with Le Pen's National Front.
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NEWS • Comment
A better way to care for the dying
April 27, 2017

A STROLL from Todoroki station, at the kink of a path lined with cherry trees, lies a small wooden temple. A baby Buddha sits on the sill. The residents of the Tokyo suburb ask the infant for pin pin korori. It is a wish for two things. The first is a long, spry life. The second is a quick and painless death.

Just part of this wish is likely to be granted. The paradox of modern medicine is that people are living longer, and yet doing so with more disease. Death is rarely either quick or painless. Often it is traumatic. As the end nears, people tend to have goals that matter more than eking out every last second. But too few are asked what matters most to them. In the rich world most people die in a hospital or nursing home, often after pointless, aggressive treatment. Many die alone, confused and in pain.

The distress is largely unnecessary. Fortunately medicine is beginning to take a more thoughtful approach to people with terminal illness. Reformers are overhauling how end-of-life care is delivered and improving communication between doctors and patients. The changes mean that patients will experience less pain and suffering. And they will...Continue reading

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