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Coffin with Cervantes' initials found in Madrid

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MADRID - Historians searching for the tomb of Spain's greatest writer, Miguel de Cervantes, said on Monday they had found fragments of a coffin with his initials on it, under a convent where he may have been buried.

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New Philharmonic takes wing above Paris periphery

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PARIS - In the northeast of Paris, steps from the roar of the ring road, hundreds of thousands of aluminum birds soar across the angular carapace of the new Paris Philharmonic, their inlaid wings a lyrical counterpoint to the otherwise colorless spot.

11:47am EST

When Modi met Obama, his name was all over - his suit

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NEW DELHI - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave U.S. first lady Michelle Obama stiff fashion competition at the weekend, turning out in a dark pinstripe suit embroidered with his own name - repeatedly.

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After turmoil, Church of England consecrates first woman bishop

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YORK, England - The Church of England consecrated its first woman bishop on Monday, the culmination of years of efforts by Church modernizers to overcome opposition from traditionalists - one of whom briefly shouted a protest during the service.

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India honors Bill Gates with civilian award

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NEW DELHI - India conferred one of its highest civilian awards on billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda for their work to improve health in developing countries.

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Miss Colombia is crowned Miss Universe for 2015

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- A 22-year-old business student and model from Barranquilla, Colombia, was named Miss Universe on Sunday at the annual beauty pageant, beating out 87 other contestants from around the globe.

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CSI Lahore: US forensics big shot comes home to help Pakistan

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LAHORE, Pakistan - As one of America's top forensic scientists, Mohammad Tahir uncovered evidence that helped jail boxer Mike Tyson for rape, convict serial killer John Wayne Gacy and clear doctor Sam Sheppard of murdering his wife. | Video

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Sun, Jan 25 2015

Japanese rice: the new, safe luxury food in China

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SHANGHAI/TOKYO - First it was European infant formula, then New Zealand milk. Now Chinese consumers are adding Japanese rice to the list of everyday foods they will bring in from abroad at luxury-good prices because they fear the local alternatives aren't safe.

25 Jan 2015

UK stars from Sting to Emma Thompson call on PM to help Syrian refugees

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A star-studded list of UK celebrities from Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson, to musician Sting and designer Vivienne Westwood wrote to Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday, criticizing the government for not welcoming more Syrian refugees.

25 Jan 2015

Retreat of Russian shoppers fails to dent Dubai retailers

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DUBAI - Russian shoppers caught in a currency crunch are staying away from the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) this year, but visitors from elsewhere look set to make up the numbers at the annual retail bonanza.

25 Jan 2015
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.