Royal wedding cake: Fitting tribute to the big day - a break from tradition but with British customs at its heart
The royal wedding cake is a mirror image of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's ceremony - a break from the tradition but with British custom at its heart. Kensington Palace shared a picture of the much-anticipated cake on Twitter and, as expected, it was not tiered. Instead, the centerpiece was split into three pieces and each placed upon a golden throne. The picture was accompanied with the caption: "The wedding cake is to be [...]
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Tonga spokesman says comments by assistant finance minister border on racism and that his country is not the ‘wild west'A New Zealand MP has said the country's Pacific neighbours are to blame for New Zealand's worsening drug problems, blaming “failed states” in the region for failing to stop drug smugglers.Shane Jones, the assistant finance minister, has earned a reputation in his six months in government for his blunt and often controversial rhetoric. Continue reading... [...]
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A team of progressive advocacy groups, including MoveOn and Demand Progress, are asking the Federal Trade Commission to “make Facebook safe for democracy.” According to Axios, the campaign, called Freedom From Facebook, will launch a six-figure ad campaign on Monday that will run on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, among other platforms. The other advocacy groups behind the campaign are Citizens Against Monopoly, Content Creators Coalition, Jewish Voice for Peace, Mpower Change, Open Markets Institute [...]
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Main rivals both declare poll, which was boycotted by the opposition, illegitimate due to alleged widespread irregularitiesVenezuelan president Nicolás Maduro has shrugged off international condemnation and allegations of vote buying and electoral fraud to claim a second six-year term at the helm of his crisis-stricken nation.Addressing crowds of supporters outside the presidential palace in Caracas on Sunday night, Maduro hailed the “impeccable electoral process” that had returned him to power with 67.7% of the vote. [...]
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US rejects 'insult to democracy' as Venezuela president Maduro pursues second term
President Nicolas Maduro casts his vote during the presidential elections in Caracas on Sunday. The United States condemned Venezuela's election as “an insult to democracy” and opposition leaders rejected a “fraud foretold” on Sunday as low voter turnout looked to have spoiled what President Nicolás Maduro had promised would be a great “fiesta” of democracy. Venezuela's 34,000 polling stations – open since 6am when Maduro cast the first vote – had been due [...]
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Cougar Attacks Mountain Bikers Near Seattle, Killing One and Injuring Another
The cougar bit one of the cyclists on the head before pouncing on the second, killing him and dragging him away [...]
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Grief and anguish transcend two faiths' prayers after Texas school shooting
By Liz Hampton SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - The rituals and religious traditions may have been strikingly different, but a Methodist memorial service and Islamic funeral prayers held in two Houston suburbs on Sunday shared a profound anguish at the lives lost to high school gun violence in Santa Fe, Texas. The two services unfolded a day after authorities officially released the names of the eight students and two teachers slain on Friday [...]
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The Latest: Man faces 2 murder charges in restaurant plowing
BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a vehicle that crashed into a North Carolina restaurant (all times local): [...]
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