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'Agent Beluga' whale accused of being Russian spy

IN THE PAPERS - Tuesday, April 30: As Japan ends an era with the abdication of Emperor Akihito, international papers worry about the future of the imperial line. IS group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi makes his first video appearance since 2014 - it may have shock value, but one writer for The Independent says it doesn't mean he's a threat. We also look at Syrian refugees harvesting hazelnuts, Sports Illustrated's first hijab-clad swimsuit model, and a beluga whale accused of being a Russian spy.