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Emperor announces abdication as Japan marks end of era

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Political crisis | Venezuela’s Guaido takes to streets in military uprising

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Turkey | Rights group: 3,000 prisoners on hunger strike

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Offbeat | Wandering horse: Strolling mare causes stir in Frankfurt

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Football | Champions League: No Madrid, no Ronaldo: Fresh feel for semis

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Rugby | Wales coach Gatland says England has not approached him

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The Buzz | Instagram story aims to engage new generation with Holocaust

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JAPAN Emperor Akihito (pictured) announced his abdication at a palace ceremony in his final address, as the nation embraced the end of his reign with reminiscence and hope

Wednesday, May 01, 2019 – edition no. 3281

* Many tourists, few demos for Labor Day * Portuguese president tours Macau today * Leong’s not running for top post * Xi urges youth to embrace nationalism on May 4 anniversary   DOWNLOAD

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