Obama out: President closes out his run as comedian-in-chief
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama performed his brand of sharp-tongued comedy at the White House Correspondents' Dinner for the last time wrapping up with "Obama out" and dropping the mic while the crowd cheered.
Sun, 01 May 2016 05:01:34 -0400
Protesters quit Baghdad's Green Zone after unprecedented breach
Protesters were withdrawing from Baghdad's Green Zone on Sunday after breaking into the fortified area and storming Iraq's parliament in an unprecedented security breach the day before. The move, which lessens the pressure on politicians in Baghdad, came as rare bombings in the south killed 33 people and wounded dozens. "The protest organising committee announces the withdrawal of the demonstrators from the Green Zone," it said in a statement, citing respect for a major Shiite pilgrimage as the reason for their departure.
Sun, 01 May 2016 12:54:10 -0400
Malia Obama to take gap year before entering Harvard in 2017
President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before attending Harvard University in 2017, the president and his wife said Sunday in a long-awaited announcement. ...
Sun, 01 May 2016 13:11:04 -0400
Rare IS group bombings in southern Iraq kill 33
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for rare attacks in Iraq's deep Shiite south on Sunday, twin suicide car bomb blasts in the city of Samawa killing at least 33 people. "The hospitals have received 33 dead," a senior official in the Muthanna health department, which covers Samawa, told AFP. An officer in Muthanna Operations Command confirmed the toll.
Sun, 01 May 2016 11:57:56 -0400
UK royal Kate appears on cover of Vogue's 100th anniversary edition
The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, will appear on the cover of the 100th anniversary edition of the British version of fashion magazine Vogue, following in the path of her husband's late mother, Princess Diana. Late on Saturday Vogue revealed the cover of its June edition on its website, which goes on sale on Thursday, showing a smiling Kate in a rural outdoors setting wearing a green hat, brown jacket and white blouse. "I am hugely grateful that we have been able to continue with our tradition of outstanding royal portraiture," Vogue editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman said.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:21:54 -0400
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