Prince Louis' christening photos show grinning Prince George

    (CNN)Kensington Palace has released the first official photographs from the christening of Prince Louis, the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The four portraits released by the Palace show the young prince surrounded by his adoring family, including a grinning Prince George, who turns five next week. Newlyweds the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were also present when the family, including Louis' parents and grandparents gathered together in Clarence House for a private afternoon ceremony last Monday. Another, more candid photograph, captures a radiant Duchess of Cambridge cradling her newborn son.

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    In pictures: France wins the World Cup

    French fans have been celebrating after their team scored a 4-2 victory over Croatia to win the 2018 World Cup. It was an emotional victory for all the team, but for none more than coach Didier Deschamps, who has now become only the third man in history to lift the trophy as both a player and a coach. The match was paused briefly during the second half as officials removed four pitch invaders. Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot later posted a statement on its Facebook page claiming responsibility for disrupting the match, which was attended by President Vladimir Putin. But one of the most eye-catching moments came during the winners' presentation, when Russian President Vladimir Putin was

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    What's behind Saudi Arabia's arrest of religious leaders?

    Saudi Arabia has arrested prominent preacher and scholar Safar Al-Hawali just days after he published a book criticising the ruling family. Three of his sons - Abdul Rahman, Abdullah and Ibrahim - were also detained. Rights groups say Abdul Rahman and Abdullah were reportedly taken into custody while attending a family wedding on Wednesday. While Hawali and his son Ibrahim were arrested the following morning. Hawali became known almost three decades ago as the leader of the Sahwa movement, which advocated for democracy in Saudi Arabia. He was previously detained for opposing the ruling family. Saudi Arabia, under Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, has launched a crackdown against activists, religious

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    Thousands celebrate Bristol Pride Day

    Some 36,000 people are expected to join in celebrations to mark Bristol Pride Day which highlights LGBT issues. A parade will begin at 11:00 BST from Castle Park and end at the Harbourside where the live music events will be. Organiser, Daryn Carter said: "It's a chance for us all to come together and show our support to the LGBT community and also to say we don't welcome prejudice and hatred here." Some of the acts include Alexandra Burke and 90s Britpop band Republica. The parade, featuring a 50m rainbow banner, will make its way around the Horsefair, Cabot Circus, Baldwin Street. Some 7,000 are expected to join the procession with thousands more expected to line the streets and cheer them

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    Clinton trolls Trump ahead of Putin summit with World Cup tweet

    (CNN)Hillary Clinton took aim at President Donald Trump's much-anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, calling into question her former presidential campaign rival's loyalties just hours after he tweeted a congratulations to the hosts of the World Cup. Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for?" Clinton tweeted Sunday night.

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    France's World Cup win is a victory for immigrants everywhere

    France's at times toxic debate over immigration anticipated America's contemporary global debate over immigration, one that scapegoats the most vulnerable populations as thieves, rapists and murderers. England's decision to leave the European Union, what's become popularly known as "Brexit," came in the wake of a xenophobic campaign that smeared immigration as spelling the death knell of a racially pure British identity. The United States of America's pride in its longstanding immigrant roots and history as the world's greatest melting pot took a drastic detour during the 2016 presidential election. Donald Trump's increasingly vitriolic denunciation of immigrants became the hallmark of his stunning

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    World Cup through the eyes of young Russia

    The World Cup is coming to an end. It's been an amazing month for Russia, with thousands of foreign fans travelling thousands of miles between the 11 host cities. Young Russians have been making the most of it all, but could hosting the biggest championship in the world bring more long-lasting changes to life in Russia?