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Adele cancels final 2 shows, blames damaged vocal cords

Citing “damaged vocal cords,” singer Adele said she was forced to cancel two sold-out weekend shows at London’s Wembley Stadium, CNN reported.

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In a tweet Friday night, the Grammy Award winner said she was heartbroken, but “simply can’t crumble in front of you all and walk out on you in that way.”

Adele said doctors advised her not to perform.

“To say I’m heartbroken would be a complete understatement,” she tweeted.

Earlier this week, Adele told her fans in an Instagram post that her current “Live” tour could be her last.

“I wanted my final shows to be in London because I don’t know if I’ll ever tour again, and so I want my last time to be at home,” she wrote.

Soccer star Lionel Messi marries childhood sweetheart

Soccer star Lionel Messi married his childhood sweetheart in his hometown of Rosario, Argentina, on Friday, the BBC reported.

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Messi, 30, married 29-year-old Antonela Roccuzzo in a civil ceremony at a luxury hotel in Rosario. More than 250 guests attended the ceremony, including Messi’s teammates from Barcelona, Luis Suarez, Neymar and Gerald Pique; and Colombia pop star Shakira, the BBC reported.

Messi, a forward for Barcelona, first met Roccuzzo when he was 13.

Argentina's Clarín newspaper has called the nuptials "the wedding of the year" and "the wedding of the century," the BBC reported.

“Being who he is, he could have been married in the best place in the world, and must have had many offers,” Enrique Dominguez, Messi’s former coach at Newell’s Old Boys, told CNN. “And yet he chose Rosario.”

Messi and Roccuzzo have two children -- Thiago, 4; and Mateo, 1.

Nearly 2 tons of marijuana disguised as lettuce seized at US-Mexico border

Officers seized nearly two tons of marijuana Monday after discovering 5,754 packets of the substance hidden in a shipment of lettuce, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.

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A canine found the drugs after a CBP officer sent the lettuce-hauling tractor-trailer to a secondary inspection at the Lardo-Colombia Solidarity International Bridge, authorities said. The Bridge crosses the Rio Grande between the U.S. and Mexico.

Officials estimated that the 3,707 pounds of marijuana recovered had a street value of $741,200.

“This is truly an example of our CBP officers’ hard work, experience and dedication to the CBP mission,” Laredo Port of Entry director Gregory Alvarez said in a statement. “I congratulate the officers in advancing the CBP mission and protecting the public from illegal narcotics.”

The case was turned over to special agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations division for investigation.

It’s not the first time officials have found marijuana camouflaged in a produce shipment.

Officers in February seized about 3,950 pounds of marijuana from a key lime shipment that entered the U.S. at the Pharr International Bridge in Texas. The marijuana had been hidden in lime-shaped bundles, according to CBP.

A shipment of bell peppers was inspected in May and revealed more than 13,700 pounds of hidden marijuana at the Port of Nogales in Arizona.

German lawmakers vote to legalize same-sex marriages

In a landmark decision, German lawmakers passed legislation Friday to legalize same-sex marriages , CNN reported.

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The bill that passed in the Bundestag will allow same-sex couples to marry and jointly adopt children. The bill is likely to pass when it reaches the Bundesrat -- Germany’s upper legislative house -- next week, CNN reported.

When the bill is signed into law, Germany will become one of more than 20 countries that have legalized same-sex marriages.

A recent YouGov poll revealed that two-thirds of Germans favored legalizing same-sex marriages, CNN reported.

Soccer star Ronaldo confirms he is father of twins

Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed Thursday that he is the father of twins born to a surrogate mother, the BBC reported.

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Ronaldo confirmed the birth of the boy and girl after the Portuguese national team lost in the semifinals of the Confederation Cup in Kazan, Russia. Portugal and Chile played to a scoreless tie, but Chile advanced on penalty kicks.

Ronaldo posted a photo holding the twins, noting that he was “So happy to be able to hold the two new loves of my life.”

Ronaldo already has a son, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., who was born in June 2010, the BBC reported.

The twins were born on June 8, the BBC said unconfirmed reports out of Portugal. The SIC television station reported the children were named Mateo and Eva, the BBC said. 

Prince William, Harry to rededicate Princess Diana's grave on her birthday

In honor of what would have been Princess Diana’s 56th birthday, her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, have announced that they will lead a special, private ceremony to rededicate her grave, E! News reports.

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“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend a private service to rededicate the grave of Diana, Princess of Wales at Althorp House on Saturday 1 July,” a Kensington Palace spokesperson said, according to “The service, which will fall on what would have been The Princess’s birthday, will be conducted by The Archbishop of Canterbury and attended by her family.”

>> PHOTOS: Prince Harry through the years

The Spencer family plans to attend the ceremony, in addition to Prince William, Prince Harry, Duchess Kate, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The rededication comes just before the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death and follows major renovations made to the estate, including an extensive redesign to The Oval, an island in the lake where Princess Diana is buried.

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Additionally, Prince William and Prince Harry have announced that they have commissioned a statue of their mother to be erected at Kensington Palace, where they both live.

“It has been 20 years since our mother’s death and the time is right to recognize her positive impact in the U.K. and around the world with a permanent statue,” William and Harry said in a statement. “Our mother touched so many lives. We hope the statue will help all those who visit when it will be unveiled. It is hoped that this will occur before the end of 2017.”

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Catholic school teacher who had sexual relationship with student sentenced to 1 year in jail

A former Canadian Catholic school teacher will spend one year in jail after reportedly having a sexual relationship with a student.

According to the CBC, Christina Albini, a former teacher at Christ the King Catholic Elementary School in Windsor, Ontario, pleaded guilty to touching the body of a person under the age of 16 for a sexual purpose. She would regularly pick the boy up and take him to her home to have sex with him, the CBC reported.

>> Substitute teacher accused of sex with student

Albini sent nude photos of herself to him on a cellphone she bought for him, authorities said, according to the Windsor Star and Daily Mail. Authorities said the boy’s mother eventually discovered the phone and the photos and notified police, who reportedly also found receipts for gifts Albini had bought the boy, including an Xbox and clothes.

Albini was initially arrested in July and was additionally charged with possession of child pornography, accessing child pornography and making sexually explicit material available to a person under 16. Those charges were later dropped. Her sentence includes three years of probation following her release and a 20-year requirement to register as a sex offender.

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“She’s frightened to go to jail,” said Albini's lawyer, Patrick Ducharme, the CBC reported. “But it’s the type of crime that the government insisted that it’s serious enough that people have to go to jail and she accepts that.”

In addition to jail time and probation, a justice of the peace imposed bail conditions upon Albini that would make it nearly impossible for her to teach again, as they prohibit her from being in the company of any males under the age of 16.

WATCH: Irish reporter posts video of 'bizarre moment' with Trump in Oval Office

Irish reporter Caitriona Perry shared video Tuesday of what she called “the bizarre moment” when President Donald Trump waved her over to his desk in the Oval Office during a call with Ireland’s new prime minister, Leo Varadkar.

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 As Trump chatted with Varadkar, he made Perry a topic of small talk by asking her a few questions about her Irish roots and and finished the encounter by complimenting her smile as she walked away.

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Trump may have spotted Perry as he waited for Varadkar to pick up the phone; a CBS reporter in attendance said it took at least 90 seconds for him to answer. 

Hackers target European businesses, banks, services in new cyberattacks

Danish shipping conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk was one of multiple European companies to fall victim Tuesday to a cyberattack as Ukrainian government officials reported a “large-scale hacker attack” across the country.

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Attacks were also reported in several other countries, Russia cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab said in a statement, including the United States, Russia, Poland, Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany and France.

Salvador Dali's body to be exhumed

The body of artist Salvador Dali is set to be exhumed for a paternity suit brought by a woman who claims to be his daughter, news reports state.

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Maria Pilar Abel Martínez said her mother, a maid, developed a friendship, and then an affair, with the surrealist painter, according to the BBC.

"The DNA study of the painter's corpse is necessary due to the lack of other biological or personal remains with which to perform the comparative study," the Madrid court order stated, according to the Guardian.

Dali, one of the best known surrealist artists, died in 1989 and is buried in Figueres, Spain, where he was born. 

Abel Martínez, a tarot card reader, said her mother told her that Dali was her father.

Read more at BBC or the Guardian.

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