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Funeral for late Thai king Bhumibol draws to a close

Funeral for late Thai king Bhumibol draws to a closeA year of official mourning for Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was to end Sunday after a lavish five-day funeral full of pageantry and religious ritual. Bhumibol, a beloved monarch who died last October aged 88, was cremated on Thursday after a day charged with emotion that brought the nation to a standstill. At his death he was the world’s longest-serving monarch, spanning seven decades of Thailand’s turbulent modern history to become its leading symbol of unity.



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Elaborate funeral for Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Elaborate funeral for Thailand's King Bhumibol AdulyadejThe cremated remains of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej were transferred Friday to spiritually significant locations for Buddhist rites that will prepare them to be enshrined on the final day of an elaborate funeral that has transfixed the nation.



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Transgender Teen Ousted By School Is Crowned Homecoming King

Transgender Teen Ousted By School Is Crowned Homecoming KingA 17-year-old boy who says he was kicked out of his former Christian high school for being transgender is turning the other cheek ― and adjusting his crown ― after being named homecoming king at his new school.



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Thai mourners pay last-minute respects to late king

Thai mourners pay last-minute respects to late kingBANGKOK (AP) — Tens of thousands of mourners have been rushing to Bangkok's Grand Palace to pay their respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, as a period of nearly a year for his body to lie in state ends ahead of his cremation on Oct. 26.



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Spain's Catalonia Crisis Is Getting So Serious That Even the King Spoke Up

Spain's Catalonia Crisis Is Getting So Serious That Even the King Spoke UpSpain's King Felipe VI weighed in on Spain's growing political crisis on Tuesday, slamming the "irresponsible leaders" who pushed Catalonia's independence referendum.



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Breathtaking shots of king penguins marching in golden sunrise

Breathtaking shots of king penguins marching in golden sunriseWildlife photographer Wim van den Heever, 45, visited the Falkland Islands this year to shoot pictures and scout the area for future tours. Wim’s breathtaking images show a small group of king penguins before they head out to sea at sunrise. Wim said: “The sunrise created beautiful vibrant colors and amazing reflections.



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Girl Pulls Sword From Legendary Lake Of King Arthur's Excalibur

Girl Pulls Sword From Legendary Lake Of King Arthur's ExcaliburEngland’s got a new Queen ― that is, if Excalibur’s legend is true.



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'The King of Cocaine'. Alleged mafia drugs kingpin arrested in South America after 23 years on the run

'The King of Cocaine'. Alleged mafia drugs kingpin arrested in South America after 23 years on the runAn alleged mafia boss nicknamed “the King of Cocaine” has been captured in South America after 23 years on the run. Rocco Morabito, who was wanted by Italian police for allegedly masterminding the trafficking of cocaine from Latin America to Europe, was arrested in a hotel in Uruguay. He is considered to be one of Italy’s five most dangerous fugitives and has been on the run from arrest since 1994.  During a search of his home in Uruguay, police found 13 mobile phones, which investigators said were used for drug deals, a 9mm pistol, ammunition, a hunting knife and 150 passport photos of himself in different guises. Morabito had been on the run for more than 20 years when he was captured in Uruguay. Credit: EPA Morabito, an alleged kingpin in the ‘Ndrangheta mafia, is believed to have been living in Uruguay for around a decade under the alias Francisco Capeletto Souza. He had been able to obtain Brazilian identity documents as well as the right to live in Uruguay. His arrest was the result of a joint operation between police in South America and investigators in Calabria, the home of the much-feared ‘Ndrangheta. The villa in which Morabito lived with his wife in Uruguay. Credit: Uruguay interior minister The organized crime network, which for years has been extending its reach from its home territory to other parts of the world, makes millions by smuggling cocaine into Europe, often via Italy. Italian police described Morabito as “one of the most important members of the 'Ndrangheta”.  He was arrested in a hotel in Punta del Este, a tourist resort about 90 miles from the capital, Montevideo.  Morabito was on Italy's list of most wanted fugitives. Credit: Italian police The arrest came “after months of intense international cooperation in intelligence matters,” the Italian police said in a statement. His false identity was known to Interpol and when he checked into the hotel, an alert was generated.  “He didn’t put up any resistance,” said Emilio Russo, an Italian officer involved in the investigation. “He tried to deny who he really was, but when put under pressure admitted to his real identity. “We maintain that Morabito was still actively involved in criminality. He was not a former member of the ‘Ndrangheta, he was still very much an active member.” Police found weapons, ammunition and 13 mobile phones when they searched Morabito's home in Uruguay. Credit: Uruguay interior ministry His wife, a 54-year-old Angolan woman with a Portuguese passport, was also arrested.  When police searched their home, also in Punta del Este, they found the 13 mobile phones and weapons, as well as a dozen credit cards. A Mercedes car was impounded. Morabito is expected to be extradited back to Italy in the coming months, where he faces 30 years in prison for various crimes, including mafia association and drug trafficking. Italy’s most notorious fugitive remains Matteo Messina Denaro, the alleged head of the Cosa Nostra mafia in Sicily, who has been on the run for 24 years.  His ability to elude capture has earned him almost mythical status among some Sicilians, and he has not been seen in public for years.  He is among the 10 most wanted criminals in the world, according to Forbes magazine.  He is alleged to have killed up to 50 people and once boasted: “I filled a cemetery all by myself.” It is believed that he moves between safe houses in the Trapani area of western Sicily.



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Saudi king says kingdom has made progress in tackling terrorism

Saudi king says kingdom has made progress in tackling terrorismSaudi King Salman, receiving dignitaries attending the annual Muslim haj pilgrimage, said on Saturday the kingdom had made progress in eradicating terrorism aimed at attacking its holy sites, state news agency SPA reported. Saudi Arabia, which stakes its reputation on its guardianship of Islam’s holiest sites and organizing the haj, has been hit by bombings in recent years and uncovered plots to carry out attacks in Mecca. “The limbs of terrorism have sought to harm the holy cities, paying no attention to their sanctity,” SPA quoted King Salman as telling foreign dignitaries at a reception he held in Mecca, where more than 2 million pilgrims are performing haj.



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GOP Rep. Peter King Says Trump Should Fire Steve Bannon

GOP Rep. Peter King Says Trump Should Fire Steve BannonRep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) on Thursday became the first elected Republican lawmaker to call for the firing of White House strategist Steve Bannon.



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