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Icelandic language at risk as robots, computers fail to grasp its complexities
When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather."
 
Rape law protest
White wedding dresses are hung as a desecrated symbol by the Lebanese NGO Abaad to protest against a Lebanese penal code article that stipulates rapists can be absolved of their crimes if they marry their victim, on the Beirut corniche, Lebanon, Saturday, April 22.
 
Security tight as France prepares for presidential vote
Early voting began overseas Saturday in France's most nail-biting election in generations, and the 11 candidates seeking to become the country's next president silenced their campaigns as required to give voters a period of reflection.
 
100 killed in Taliban attack on army base
More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the defense ministry said Saturday, the latest in a string of deadly assaults against Afghan military sites.
 
Venezuela bracing for fresh protests
Venezuela braced for new marches Saturday against President Nicolas Maduro, after the death toll climbed to 20 in three weeks of violence at protests demanding the leftist leader's ouster.
 
France tense on the eve of presidential election
France was on edge Saturday on the eve of its most unpredictable presidential election in decades, which will take place under heightened security after the jihadist killing of a policeman.
 
Clashes mar German far-right party's congress
Germany's right-wing populist AfD held a party congress Saturday marred by a bitter power struggle five months before a general election and disruptions by thousands of leftist demonstrators.
 
French policeman killed in Paris attack
A known terror suspect shot dead a French policeman and wounded two others Thursday on Paris's Champs Elysees in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group days before a presidential election.
 
Marijuana supporters observe 4/20 holiday
From Capitol Hill to Hippie Hill, marijuana enthusiasts observed their 4/20 holiday Thursday with public smoke-outs, parties and, yes, great deals on weed.
 
Ruth Sulzberger Holmberg, past newspaper publisher, 96, dies
Ruth Sulzberger Holmberg, longtime publisher of The Chattanooga Times and a member of the family that controls The New York Times, has died at her home in that Tennessee city.
 
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