Emperor Akihito, seen here with Empress Michiko during a state visit to the Philippines last year, could be allowed to abdicate if Japan's legislature changes the law governing the throne.
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When interests such as the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., take money from foreign governments, it's a potential violation of the Constitution, according to the group that filed the lawsuit.
Delegates from Russia, Iran and Turkey lead talks on Syrian peace in Astana, Kazakhstan, where U.S. involvement is minimal compared to other recent attempts to end Syria's civil war.
A stroller lies overturned on a street in the central business district of Melbourne, Australia, on Friday. A man deliberately drove into a street crowded with pedestrians, police said. Officials said the incident had no links to terrorism.
On Friday, Italian rescue helicopters approach the area of the Hotel Rigopiano, which was buried by an avalanche on Wednesday, to help airlift out some people found alive in the debris.
A 2015 photo shows the Tetrapylon (Monumental Entrance), which was reconstructed after 1963 by the Directorate of Antiquities of Syria, in the ancient oasis city of Palmyra. The ancient structure has reportedly been destroyed by ISIS.
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Brazil's Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki, pictured here in 2015, has died in a plane crash. He had been investigating corruption allegations against Brazilian politicians and business executives.
Mexican environmentalist and indigenous leader Isidro Baldenegro Lopez was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in 2005. He was shot dead this week, less than a year after another winner of the award was slain in Honduras.
Jay Y. Lee, vice chairman of Samsung, arrives at the Seoul Central District Court on January 18. A judge said there wasn't enough evidence for his arrest on bribery charges.
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