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94-year-old ex-SS guard apologizes during trial;
A 94-year-old former SS sergeant admitted in court Friday that he had served as an Auschwitz death camp guard, apologizing to Nazi Holocaust survivors looking on in a German courtroom that even though he was aware Jews were being gassed and their corpses burned, he did nothing to try to stop it.
 
New violence erupts as Paris police break up youth protest
Several dozen youth protesters clashed with police in the early hours of Friday in a central Paris square after refusing orders to disperse, police said.
 
'Pirates of the Caribbean' star visits war-scarred east Ukraine
"Pirates of the Caribbean" star Orlando Bloom has paid an unannounced visit to war-scarred eastern Ukraine in his role as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund.
 
At least 11 people died on Friday when a helicopter transporting 13 people from a North Sea oil platform crashed off the coast of western Norway, rescue services said.
 
A French court on Wednesday charged Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam over his role in the November 2015 carnage that left 130 dead, just hours after his extradition from Belgium.
 
The Austrian parliament on Wednesday adopted one of Europe's toughest asylum laws, as the country's political leaders struggle to halt the surging far-right which is leading in presidential polls.
 
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.
 
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