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Queen Elizabeth sets in train Cameron's EU referendum plan

Britain's Queen Elizabeth 
27 May 2015
Britain's Queen Elizabeth set in motion Prime Minister David Cameron's plans for a European Union membership referendum on Wednesday as he faced pressure to explain when it will be held and what changes to the EU he wants...
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German city evacuates 20,000 people to defuse WWII bomb

27 May 2015
German authorities evacuated around 20,000 people from their homes in the western city of Cologne on Wednesday after a World War II bomb was unearthed during construction work.   The unexploded US-made device, which lay five meters (...
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Over 2,500 migrants still adrift, UN says ahead of SE Asia meeting

27 May 2015
More than 2,500 migrants could still be stranded on boats in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, according to estimates by the United Nations, as Thailand prepares to host a regional meeting it said was focused on "immediate action...
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Madagascar's parliament votes to impeach president

Madagascar"s President Hery Rajaonarimampianina attends the opening ceremony of the 22nd Ordinary Session of the African Union summit in Ethiopia"s capital Addis Ababa January 30, 2014.
27 May 2015
Madagascar's parliament voted to impeach President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, threatening to derail rebuilding efforts after years of crisis. The vote by 121 of 151 members of parliament late on Tuesday has to be ratified by a court....
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Erdogan aims to turn Turkey into major defense industry power

27 May 2015
For years Turkey has boasted NATO's largest army, bar only the United States, and now President Tayyip Erdogan wants a defense industry to match. Erdogan's dream that Turkey will make all its own military equipment within a few...
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Deaths from major heatwave sweeping India top 1,100

27 May 2015
More than 1,100 people have died in a major heatwave sweeping India, authorities said Wednesday, as forecasters warned searing temperatures would continue.   Southern India has borne the brunt of the hot, dry conditions and many of...
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Afghan police end Taliban siege of Kabul guesthouse

27 May 2015
Afghan police Wednesday ended an all-night Taliban siege of a guesthouse owned by a prominent political family, the latest attack on a venue frequented by foreigners in the heart of Kabul.   The standoff finished at daybreak with all...
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Arrested FIFA officials face extradition to US

27 May 2015
Six high-ranking soccer officials, including two vice-presidents of world governing-body FIFA, were arrested by Swiss police on Wednesday and detained pending extradition to the United States.   The arrests were made by plain-clothed...
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Thailand starts air search for stranded migrants

26 May 2015
Thailand said Tuesday it had begun air reconnaissance missions looking for stranded migrant boats in the Andaman Sea, following criticism that regional nations were not actively searching for stricken vessels.   Thousands of...
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Malaysian police begin exhuming bodies at jungle camps

26 May 2015
Malaysian police forensic teams, digging with hoes and shovels, began the grim task on Tuesday of exhuming the bodies of dozens of suspected victims of human traffickers found buried around jungle camps near the Thai border.  ...
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