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New Zealand police arrest man after finding suspected bomb

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New Zealand police say they’ve arrested a 33-year-old man after they found ammunition and a package containing a suspected explosive device at a vacant property in Christchurch.

The city is where a gunman killed 50 people at two mosques on March 15. Police said at the time that the gunman had a number of weapons as well as two improvised explosive devices in his car. Police have not yet said whether they think the latest incident has any link with the March attack.

Police Superintendent John Price said in a statement Tuesday that a defense force bomb squad had rendered the package safe.

Police evacuated a number of nearby houses and temporarily imposed a no-fly zone as the incident unfolded. They were removing the cordons Tuesday evening.

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The Latest: Japanese people mark end of Heisei era

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The Latest on Emperor Akihito’s abdication (all times local):

3:45 p.m.

Japanese people are visiting shrines and temples and eating dinners marking the end of the Heisei era as Emperor Akihito abdicates.

Akihito visited a shrine to report his retirement to Shinto gods in a morning ritual and later Tuesday will announce his retirement to the royal family and top government officials.

Akihito’s reign runs through midnight when his son Crown Prince Naruhito becomes emperor and his era begins.

People who visited shrines and temples on Tuesday received stamps dated the last day of the Heisei era, referring to his three-decade reign. Amusement parks and some shops offered free admission and special deals and customers at restaurants ate their last Heisei meals.

Heisei means “achieving peace,” and the name of Naruhito’s era beginning Wednesday is Reiwa, or “beautiful harmony.”

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3:15 p.m.

South Korea says President Moon Jae-in has sent a letter to outgoing Japanese Emperor Akihito, expressing gratitude for what Moon described as positive contributions to peace and bilateral relations between Seoul and Tokyo.

South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman Kim In-chul on Tuesday said the Seoul government also congratulates Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito, who on Wednesday will officially become the new Japanese emperor. Kim says the Seoul government will consider sending a delegation to Japan in October when the country plans to hold a coronation ceremony with foreign guests.

Relations between South Korean and Japan have recently sunk to their worst level in recent years over compensation issues related to the Japanese army’s sexual abuse of “comfort women” and forced labor by Koreans during Japan’s colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula from 1910 through 1945.

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10:20 a.m.

Emperor Akihito has begun his abdication rituals as Japan embraces the end of his reign with reminiscence and hope for a new era.

TV footage Tuesday morning showed Akihito entering a shrine to report his retirement to Shinto gods. Only part of the ritual was released to the public. In a palace ritual later in the day, he will announce his retirement before other members of the royal family and top government officials.

Akihito’s reign runs through midnight when his son Crown Prince Naruhito becomes emperor and his era begins.

Akihito has devoted his career to make amends for the victims of a war fought in his father’s name, while bringing the aloof monarchy closer to the people.

Naruhito will ascend the Chrysanthemum throne in a separate ceremony on Wednesday.

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New Zealand police arrest man, find suspected bomb in Christchurch

New Zealand police say they’ve arrested a 33-year-old man after they found ammunition and a package containing a suspected explosive device at a vacant property in Christchurch.

The city is where a gunman killed 50 people at two mosques on March 15. Police said at the time that the gunman had a number of weapons as well as two improvised explosive devices in his car. Police have not yet said whether they think the latest incident has any link with the March attack.

Police Superintendent John Price said in a statement Tuesday that a defense force bomb squad had rendered the package safe.

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Police evacuated a number of nearby houses and temporarily imposed a no-fly zone as the incident unfolded. They were removing the cordons Tuesday evening.

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Memory center takes visitors through 4 decades of Afghan war

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An Afghan rights group has launched a “memory center” that seeks to salvage, protect and share memories and stories of civilian victims of the country’s four decades of wars.

Known as the Afghanistan Center for Memory and Dialogue, the place was established by the Afghanistan Human Rights and Democracy Organization in February in the small basement of a rental house in west Kabul.

It contains exhibits reminding visitors of the years of carnage and loss, including drawings, garments, photos and toys with accompanying personal information such as names, places and causes of death or injury.

But the center is also a safe space for victims’ families and friends to share their stories and preserve the memories of their loved ones — and realize they are not alone in grief.

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Sri Lanka lifts social media ban imposed after Easter blasts

Sri Lanka’s president has lifted a nationwide social media ban that was imposed after Easter suicide bomb attacks that killed 253 people.

A government statement Tuesday said that President Maithripala Sirisena has lifted the ban that blocked Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube and other popular sites. It asked the public to “act in a responsible manner” on social media.

The government said it blocked social media in the wake of the bombings at churches and luxury hotels to curb the spread of misinformation.

The move comes a day after the Islamic State group’s shadowy leader claimed to appear for the first time in five years in video released by the extremist group’s propaganda arm. He claimed the bombings in Sri Lanka were “part of the revenge” that awaits the West.

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Australian quits anti-Muslim party over strip club video

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A candidate in Australia’s upcoming general election has quit his anti-Muslim political party after video of him groping and propositioning dancers in a U.S. strip club was broadcast on national television.

Steve Dickson had been Queensland state president of the One Nation Party and a Senate candidate in May 18 elections.

The 56-year-old resigned from the party after Nine Network television on Monday night broadcast his antics in the Washington, D.C., club in September that were secretly videoed by Al Jazeera.

The Qatar-owned broadcaster said it did not give consent to Nine Network to broadcast the video.

An Al Jazeera documentary broadcast in March reported that Dickson and another One Nation official flew to the United States for meetings with pro-gun interests seeking money to undermine Australian gun laws.

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Indian Army claims it found ‘abominable snowman’ footprint

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The Indian Army on Monday claimed it had sighted the footprints of Yeti, more commonly known as the “abominable snowman,” earlier this month at a Nepalese base camp.

The army shared an image of the supposed footprints on its official Twitter page on Monday. It said Yeti’s “mysterious footprints measuring 32×15 inches” were found by a mountaineering expedition team on April 9 at Makalu Base Campe in Nepal.

“This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past,” the post read.

The “yeti” has evoked countless sensationalist stories and claims of sightings over the years.

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In Nepalese folklore, the monster is described as “furry” and ape-like with a terrifying howl.

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Trump sends regards to Japan’s Emperor Akihito ahead of abdication

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President Trump sent his regards late Monday to the Emperor of Japan ahead of his abdication from the throne, acknowledging the “close relationship” that the U.S. has with Japan over the last thirty years.

“On behalf of the American people, the First Lady and I offer our heartfelt appreciation to Their Majesties the Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko,” Trump wrote in a statement. “As the Heisei era draws to a close and a new generation prepares to ascend the throne, I want to recognize the tremendous importance that the United States attaches to its close relationship with Japan.

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Trump credited the U.S.’ partnership with Japan as helping navigate the global challenges of the last 30 years, adding: “We look forward to continuing the tradition of partnership and cooperation with Japan, our great ally, in the new era,” Trump said.

Emperor Akihito, 85, who has held the title since 1989, is the first Japanese monarch in more than 200 years to voluntarily abdicate the throne. Akihito began his abdication rituals at a Shinto shrine Tuesday morning as Japan embraces the end of his reign with reminiscence and hope for a new era.

Television images showed Akihito in a traditional robe entering the main Shrine of Kashikodokoro for a shrine ritual that partially was released to the public. In a palace ceremony later in the day, Akihito will announce his retirement before other members of the royal family and top government officials.

His reign runs through midnight when his son Crown Prince Naruhito becomes new emperor and his era begins. Naruhito will ascend the Chrysanthemum throne Wednesday. In a separate ceremony, he will inherit the Imperial regalia of sword and jewel, as well as Imperial seals as proof of his succession as the nation’s 126th emperor in the world’s oldest hereditary monarchy from the 5th century.

JAPAN’S NEW EMPEROR NARUHITO: A COSMOPOLITAN TEAM PLAYER

Akihito devoted his career to making amends for a war fought in his father’s name while bringing the aloof monarchy closer to the people. With his commoner-born wife, Empress Michiko, he reached out to the people, especially those who faced handicaps and discrimination, as well as those hit by disasters, illuminating the hardships of people often overlooked by society.

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Akihito’s efforts won him widespread respect, and recent media surveys have shown public support for the imperial family at 80 percent, the highest ever for the institution.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Philippines’ Duterte threatens to dump trash on Canada’s beaches following promises of war declaration

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A week after he warned Canada to take back garbage it shipped to the Philippines years ago, Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte is threatening to dump the tons of trash on the North American country’s beaches.

Duterte last Tuesday threatened to “declare war” against Canada within a week if it failed to remove the garbage that was dumped in Manila. In a speech in Davao City on Sunday, the president gave the Great White North an ultimatum.

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“We will send them back to your shores if you don’t get that (back). And the President last night, he said that, throw them to your beach. Totoo ‘yun. Galit siya (That’s true. He’s angry),” Salvador Panelo, a spokesperson for the president said, according to a news release published by state media outlet Philippine News Agency.

Panelo said that both of Duterte’s comments — about starting a war with Canada and dumping its garbage on its beaches — are “figures of speech,” and that the former was “an expression of outrage.”

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“I don’t think any country would want to trigger another world war because all of us will be annihilated,” Panelo said, according to the agency.

Canada shipped more than 100 containers of household trash, including plastic bottles and bags, newspapers and used adult diapers to the Philippines from 2013 to 2014. Officials have said the shipments of waste were incorrectly declared by a private firm as recyclable plastic scraps.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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UN: Palestinian Authority faces risk of financial collapse

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The U.N. political chief is warning that the worsening Palestinian financial crisis poses a growing risk “of a financial collapse of the Palestinian Authority.”

Rosemary DiCarlo told the U.N. Security Council on Monday that “a sustainable resolution” to the authority’s funding crisis is urgently needed.

Israel is withholding about $11 million of roughly $180 million in tax funds that it collects monthly for the Palestinians, claiming that money was supporting families of terrorists. In protest, the Palestinians have refused to accept any of the tax transfers.

In addition, the U.S. cut millions of dollars in funding for the Palestinians.

DiCarlo called on both sides to address the underlying causes of the crisis, implement bilateral agreements and avoid actions that undermine security and stability for both Palestinians and Israelis.

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