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iStock/Thinkstock(YEREVAN, Armenia) — Armenians on Friday are marking a century since the death of 1.5 million of their countrymen at the hands of Turkish Ottoman forces.

Among those on hand for the ceremony in the Armenian capital were the presidents of France and Russia.

Leading up to the date, other world leaders, along with Pope Francis, have referred to the killings as Armenians always have: The first genocide of the 20th century.

However, Turkish leaders refute the claim, saying the deaths occurred during conflict, not systematic killing.

They also say the death toll from the conflict a century ago was much lower.

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ABC/Martin H. Simon(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker John Boehner expressed condolences to the families of the American and Italian hostages killed in a U.S. counter-terrorism operation in January.

Speaking Thursday on the deaths of Warren Weintein and Giovanni Lo Porto, Boehner, R-Ohio, emphasized that he believes the independent review that the president announced “is entirely appropriate.”

“As President Obama indicated, this is not a time for excuses,” he said. “We need all the facts, for the families and so that we can make sure that nothing like this ever happens again in our efforts to keep Americans safe.”

Boehner said he has not spoken personally to President Obama about the killed hostages, although he said he was “notified prior to the public disclosure of this.”

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Clive Mason/Getty Images(LONDON) — Mothers know that delivering a baby can sometimes be a marathon and sometimes, if you’re lucky, a sprint.

The world’s most famous expectant mother, Duchess Kate, may find herself literally in the midst of a marathon if she goes into labor with her second child Sunday.

Kate, 33, and due any day now, is waiting out her pregnancy at her and Prince William’s home in Kensington Palace, which happens to be right in the heart of London, a city hosting its annual marathon Sunday.

The 2015 London Marathon will see over 30,000 runners take to the streets to run the 26.2-mile course.

The thousands of runners, and their fans, will join an already crowded city full of royal watchers who have been camped out at St. Mary’s Hospital, where Kate is expected to deliver, for days.

“Been here since last Thursday,” one royal superfan, sleeping on a bench outside the hospital, told ABC News.

Duchess Kate has said only that she is due sometime between mid-April and the end of the month. The longer Kate is pregnant, the greater the chance the baby’s uncle, Prince Harry, could make it back to London for the birth.

Harry, 30, has been stationed in Australia as part of a month-long exchange program with the Australian Defense Force. Both he and his father, Prince Charles, the baby’s grandfather, will be attending the ANZAC celebrations in Gallipoli, Turkey, on Saturday.

Prince Harry will then make a quick turnaround to return by Sunday to London, where he will help hand out the medals to the London Marathon winners. A Saturday or Sunday royal baby birth would mean Harry may get to meet his second nephew before he has to return to Australia.

“We are so close to the due date now,” ABC News royal contributor Victoria Murphy said. “William and Kate are at Kensington Palace, ready to go, just a short drive to the Lindo Wing.”

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Apple, Inc.(NEW YORK) — Screen real estate is at a premium on the Apple Watch and has challenged developers to figure out how to create unique and valuable experiences for the wrist.

Along with the arrival of the Apple Watch Friday, more than 3,000 apps have been optimized for the wearable device — including many social networking staples, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

“Developers need to give a lot of thought how they translate their iPhone app experience to the watch,” Patrick Moorhead, an analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, told ABC News. “Developers need to get the right information at the right time on their watch apps. It needs to have great load times, too, or users will just get frustrated and use another app.”

While there are plenty of apps worth trying, here are seven of the early standouts that will help you get from morning to night.

WebMD

We all know WebMd as a repository of medical knowledge and the place we go to when (insert body part here) hurts. The medical website’s Apple Watch experience focuses on making it even easier to follow the doctor’s orders.

A medication reminder will help keep wearers on track, letting them know when they need to take their medication and the proper dosage.

Citymapper

Never get lost again. Citymapper helps navigate public transit by giving you the fastest route. You won’t miss your stop either — the app will give the wearer a gentle tap when they’ve reached their destination.

Mint

The Mint app makes it easy to keep an eye on your spending via your watch. Alerts will help users make sure they’re sticking to their budget.

MLB at Bat

Baseball fans never have to miss a moment from their favorite teams. The MLB app lets wearers follow a game as its happening, along with in-game scoring, pitch counts, base positions and player stats.

PowerPoint

Here’s one way to take your PowerPoint presentation to the next level — use your Apple Watch. The PowerPoint for the Apple Watch app acts as a remote control, allowing the wearer to control the speed of their presentation.

Chipotle

It’s easier than ever to get your burrito fix. Using the Chipotle app, hungry customers can find the nearest restaurant, choose their order, pay for it and pick it up when it’s ready. A countdown clock in the app lets users know when it’s burrito time.

OpenTable

Never forget a reservation again. The OpenTable app offers glanceable moments to remind users of upcoming dining plans, along with directions for how to get to the restaurant. It will also offer an alert if it’s a “Pay with OpenTable” restaurant, which will allow wearers to use Apple Pay in the app — and stealthily pick up the check for their dinner date.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Obama personally took responsibility Thursday for the death of an American and an Italian hostage killed in a U.S. counter-terrorism operation in January, but his words appear to be little comfort to the family of the American, who said the U.S. government as a whole has been “inconsistent and disappointing” for years in their time of need.

“I want to thank Congressman John Delaney, Senator Barbara Mikulski, and Senator Ben Cardin — as well as specific officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation — for their relentless efforts to free my husband,” Elaine Weinstein, wife to slain hostage Warren Weinstein, said in a statement shortly after the White House’s grim announcement. “Unfortunately, the assistance we received from other elements of the U.S. Government was inconsistent and disappointing over the course of three and a half years. We hope that my husband’s death and the others who have faced similar tragedies in recent months will finally prompt the U.S. Government to take its responsibilities seriously and establish a coordinated and consistent approach to supporting hostages and their families.”

Elaine Weinstein also blasted the Pakistani government and military, for whom she said her husband’s safe return “should have been a priority for them based on his contributions to their country.”

“[B]ut they failed to take action earlier in his captivity when opportunity presented itself, instead treating Warren’s captivity as more of an annoyance than a priority. I hope the nature of our future relationship with Pakistan is reflective of how they prioritize situations such as these,” she wrote.

On Friday the Pakistani government said it can “fully understand this tragic loss,” having lost “thousands of innocent civilians in the war against terrorism.”

The White House recently ordered a full review of how the U.S. deals with hostage situations, in the wake of the deaths of several Americans either in the clutches of al Qaeda or at the hands of the al Qaeda offshoot ISIS. U.S. officials told ABC News significant changes will be recommended in the coming weeks.

Weinstein was killed along with Italian aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto in a CIA drone strike in mid-January in Pakistan’s tribal area, a U.S. official told ABC News Thursday.

“I want to express our grief and condolences for the families of two hostages,” Obama said Thursday from the White House briefing room, noting that at the time, the U.S. believed no civilians were present at the site.

“Since 9/11, our counter-terrorism efforts have prevented terrorism attacks and saved innocent lives, both here in America and around the world, and that determination to protect innocent life only makes the loss of these two men especially painful for all of us,” he added. “It is a cruel and bitter truth that in the fog of war generally and our fight against terrorists specifically, mistakes, sometimes deadly mistakes, can occur. But one of the things that sets America apart from many other nations, one of the things that makes us exceptional is our willingness to confront squarely our imperfections and to learn from our mistakes.”

That strike and another just days later also took out two American members of al Qaeda, Ahmed Farouq and Adam Gadahn. Neither, officials said, were the intended targets of the strike.

Prior to Thursday’s announcement, the U.S. government had acknowledged killing four Americans in drone strikes since 2009 — only one of whom, al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, was an intended target.

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iStock/Thinkstock(KENT, Ohio) — Still trying to figure out what to do with all those CDs and DVDs that have collected in your living room and den?

If you’re so inclined, pack them up and ship them off to Mietek Jaroniec, a chemist at Kent State University, who together with fellow U.S. and Polish researchers has come up with a way to fight climate change using discarded CDs and DVDs.

Jaroniec says that disc fragments can be processed into activated carbon with large surface areas and volumes of fine pores that actually capture carbon dioxide.

Using this method, the researchers are able to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere, a key greenhouse gas.

This activated carbon from optical discs is also good for absorbing both hydrogen and the carcinogenic compound benzene.

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iStock/Thinkstock(KENT, Ohio) — Still trying to figure out what to do with all those CDs and DVDs that have collected in your living room and den?

If you’re so inclined, pack them up and ship them off to Mietek Jaroniec, a chemist at Kent State University, who together with fellow U.S. and Polish researchers has come up with a way to fight climate change using discarded CDs and DVDs.

Jaroniec says that disc fragments can be processed into activated carbon with large surface areas and volumes of fine pores that actually capture carbon dioxide.

Using this method, the researchers are able to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere, a key greenhouse gas.

This activated carbon from optical discs is also good for absorbing both hydrogen and the carcinogenic compound benzene.

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iStock/Thinkstock(KENT, Ohio) — Still trying to figure out what to do with all those CDs and DVDs that have collected in your living room and den?

If you’re so inclined, pack them up and ship them off to Mietek Jaroniec, a chemist at Kent State University, who together with fellow U.S. and Polish researchers has come up with a way to fight climate change using discarded CDs and DVDs.

Jaroniec says that disc fragments can be processed into activated carbon with large surface areas and volumes of fine pores that actually capture carbon dioxide.

Using this method, the researchers are able to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere, a key greenhouse gas.

This activated carbon from optical discs is also good for absorbing both hydrogen and the carcinogenic compound benzene.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Like most people, you probably filed your taxes by April 15 — but Friday is actually the day you’ve earned enough this year to pay your tax bill, according to one think tank.

The Tax Foundation, which describes itself as a non-partisan, non-profit organization that researches tax policies, says April 24 is the day when the country has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year.

“Tax Freedom Day,” which the group attempts to pinpoint each year, is “a significant date for taxpayers and lawmakers because it represents how long Americans as a whole have to work in order to pay the nation’s tax burden,” according to the Tax Foundation.

The group estimates the day by taking all federal, state and local taxes and dividing them by the nation’s income.

“Tax Freedom Day is one day later than last year due mainly to the country’s continued steady economic growth, which is expected to boost tax revenue, especially from the corporate, payroll, and individual income tax,” the organization said in its report.

This year, the Tax Foundation estimates Americans will pay $3.28 trillion in federal taxes and $1.57 trillion in state and local taxes, for a 2014 tax bill of $4.85 trillion, or 31 percent of national income.

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iStock/Thinkstock(ROME) — Extremists may have plotted an attack against the Vatican in 2010, authorities in Italy said Friday in announcing the arrests of nine suspected Islamist extremists of Afghan and Pakistan origin.

Arrest warrants were issued for others in the sweep, authorities said.

The suspects are all said to be members of an international terrorist organization affiliated with al Qaeda.

Mario Carta, of the antiterrorism police in Sassari, Sardinia, told Italian media authorities had a “strong suspicion” from wiretaps that a plot against the Vatican had been planned. Recorded telephone conversations that took place near the seat of the Roman Catholic Church were said to have mentioned “restricted areas” and used the word “papa,” which is Italian for the pope.

The antiterrorism police subsequently alerted Rome and Vatican authorities. The alleged attackers may have aborted the plan because they knew they were under surveillance, Carta said.

Mauro Mura, an Italian prosecutor, told reporters the Vatican threat was from March 2010, when Benedict XVI was serving as pope.

Those detained included two men reported to be former body guards to Osama bin Laden and who had planned attacks in Pakistan. The group was also accused of plotting to destabilize the government of Pakistan, as well as being involved in the trafficking of refugees entering Italy, sometimes with the group’s financial assistance.

The center of the operation was on the island of Sardinia, authorities said. Italian authorities have been conducting wiretaps of the group for some years now.

Police in Sardinia said they believe some of the suspects participated in the October 2009 bombing of a market in Peshawar, Pakistan, where more than 100 people were killed.

At a news conference, authorities explained the network had access to a vast supply of weapons and included numerous followers who were prepared to carry out terrorist activities in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Police also stated the group was responsible for assisting illegal immigrants enter into Italy and, in some cases, helped move refugees to other parts of Europe. The group provided fake documents, cellphones, and provided statements to help obtain political asylum, authorities said.

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