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Sounds of silence: UK's Big Ben to fall quiet for repairs
It's so long to Big Ben's bongs -- at least temporarily.
 
Test finds Chernobyl residue in Belarus milk
On the edge of Belarus' Chernobyl exclusion zone, down the road from the signs warning "Stop! Radiation," a dairy farmer offers his visitors a glass of freshly drawn milk. Associated Press reporters politely decline the drink but pass on a bottled sample to a laboratory, which confirms it contains levels of a radioactive isotope at levels 10 times higher than the nation's food safety limits.
 
Germany announced Wednesday it is replacing the head of its foreign intelligence service, which has been rocked by revelations it helped the U.S. National Security Agency spy on European targets.
 
Trump routs rivals in Northeast; Clinton carries 4 states
PHILADELPHIA -- In a front-runner's rout, Republican Donald Trump roared to victory Tuesday in five contests across the Northeast and confidently declared himself the GOP's "presumptive nominee." Hillary Clinton was dominant in four Democratic races and now is 90 percent of the way to the number she needs to claim her own nomination.
 
Ukraine marks 30 years since Chernobyl disaster
Ukrainians held candlelit vigils Tuesday to mark 30 years since the world's worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl spewed radiation across Europe and left several thousand people dead or dying.
 
Fans 'unlawfully killed' in Hillsborough disaster
The 96 Liverpool fans who died in the Hillsborough soccer stadium disaster were unlawfully killed, a jury found Tuesday, blaming police for the worst tragedy in the history of British sport.
 
Ukraine marks 30 years since Chernobyl shocked the world
KIEV - Ukraine on Tuesday marks 30 years since the world's worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl killed thousands and forced a global rethink about the wisdom of relying on atomic fuel.
 
Spanish parties restarted coalition negotiations on Tuesday in a surprise, eleventh-hour move just as the deadline to form a government draws to a close and fresh elections threaten.
 
A French court found a Dutch dentist guilty of assault and fraud Tuesday and sentenced him to eight years in prison.
 
Bombed Brussels metro station re-opens 1 month after attacks
The Brussels metro station hit by a suicide attack last month that killed 16 people reopened on Monday amid tight security, with a memorial board for passengers to write messages for the victims.
 
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