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The town that doesn't vote: Pakistan's Ahmadis say forced to abstain

5 hours 37 min ago
There are no campaign posters in the Pakistani town of Rabwah, and no election rallies on its streets. Though they could be an influential bloc in a key electoral battleground, nearly 90 percent of its residents will not vote in a July 25 poll.
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Japan Inc to chase casino stakes as key law passes: industry insiders

6 hours 10 min ago
Japanese firms are likely to pursue stakes in the country's first casino resorts, after parliament on Friday enacted a law smoothing the way for large-scale gambling - a business expected to generate billions of dollars in revenue.
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Canada's immigration detention reviews stacked against detainees: audit

8 hours 53 min ago
Canada's immigration detention system relies on faulty information and is stacked against detainees, many of whom lack lawyers and are penalized for having severe mental illness, an audit as found.
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Incoming Mexico leader blasts campaign fine as 'act of vengeance'

9 hours 9 min ago
Mexico's incoming president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday slammed a decision by the electoral authority to fine his party $10 million over a campaign financing breach, calling it an "act of vengeance" against his landslide victory.
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Hiding in Nicaragua, Ortega's battered opponents plan comeback

9 hours 47 min ago
For almost six hours, one of the leaders of the resistance to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega hid in a house while police and paramilitary groups laid siege to the last opposition stronghold, which finally fell this week.
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Colombia's Santos urges peace as FARC take seats in Congress

9 hours 50 min ago
Colombian former FARC guerrillas took their seats in Congress on Friday as part of an agreement that ended five decades of war, and outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos urged the nation to protect the nascent peace and put an end to violence.
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Pope accepts Honduran bishop's resignation following misconduct allegations

11 hours 4 min ago
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a senior Roman Catholic bishop in Honduras on Friday, following allegations of financial and sexual impropriety against the cleric.
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Concern in White House over intelligence chief's Russian summit surprise

11 hours 15 min ago
While U.S. President Donald Trump defended his efforts to build a relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, aides said on Friday there is some frustration that the U.S. intelligence chief did not know about plans for a second summit and they hope that meeting will follow a more traditional pattern.
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Brazil's Alckmin firms presidential bid with centrist support

11 hours 20 min ago
Business-friendly Brazilian presidential candidate Geraldo Alckmin got the strongest boost yet to his campaign after a centrist coalition agreed to back him and chose their potential vice-presidential pick.
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Hardworking Cambodian shoe maker has little time for politics

11 hours 49 min ago
Whoever wins Cambodia's general election next week, 27-year-old Khen Srey Touch knows only that she will have to keep working hard for years to come.
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Israel, Hamas agree to restore calm in Gaza Strip: Hamas

12 hours 21 min ago
Israel and Hamas have agreed to restore calm in the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, said on Saturday.
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Israeli soldier, three Palestinian militants, protester killed in Gaza escalation

12 hours 39 min ago
Palestinian gunmen killed an Israeli soldier along the Gaza border on Friday, said the Israeli military, which launched dozens of strikes into Gaza that killed four Palestinians, including three Hamas fighters.
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France sends medical aid to Assad's Syria after deal with Russia

13 hours 38 min ago
France sent 50 tonnes of medical aid to government-controlled eastern Ghouta in Syria on Friday after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery, raising hopes for future aid efforts, French officials said.
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Exclusive: Citing lack of progress, secretary to Myanmar's Rohingya panel quits

13 hours 48 min ago
The Thai secretary to an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis quit his post, dealing another blow to the credibility of a body meant to demonstrate the government's commitment to resolving the issue.
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Israeli soldier killed by Gaza militants along Gaza border: Israel

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 22:48
An Israeli soldier died after being shot by Palestinian militants on the Gaza border on Friday, the Israeli military said.
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U.S. urges strict U.N. sanctions until North Korea acts on denuclearization

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 22:33
The United States called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday to act on his promise to give up nuclear weapons and said the world, including China and Russia, must continued to enforce sanctions until he does so.
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Merkel vows to work at 'under pressure' U.S. relationship

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 19:55
Chancellor Angela Merkel, vowing to stay in office despite stresses at home and abroad, said she would work on Germany's "under pressure" relationship with the United States but that Washington could no longer be relied on to deliver world order.
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Iraqi protesters call for downfall of politicians

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 19:54
Thousands of Iraqis angry about poor services protested in southern cities and Baghdad on Friday, calling for the downfall of political parties as they escalated demonstrations backed by the country's most powerful clerics.
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Luxembourg police deploy Tesla cars to help nab criminals

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 19:38
Police in Luxembourg have added two Tesla electric cars to their fleet, hoping that their rapid acceleration capacity will help them nab more criminals and speed offenders while also trimming the tiny country's carbon emissions.
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German bus attack suspect originally from Iran: local newspaper

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 19:35
A man suspected of injuring several people in a knife attack on a bus in Luebeck on Friday is originally from Iran but is now a German citizen and has lived in the northern city for years, the Luebecker Nachrichten newspaper said.
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