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Britain's Labour take hit in regional elections, leads in London mayor race

06 May 2016
Britain's main opposition Labour Party lost less ground than expected in local elections on Friday and was leading the race for London's mayor, giving new leader Jeremy Corbyn enough ammunition to brush off his critics. Labour...
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Bangladesh Islamist party leader to hang for war crimes

05 May 2016
Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a final appeal from the leader of the top Islamist party against death sentence for atrocities committed during the 1971 war of independence, lawyers said, meaning he could be hanged at...
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Raging fire threatens to reduce Canadian city to ashes, engulf airport

05 May 2016
A massive wildfire that has forced all 88,000 people to flee the western Canadian oil city of Fort McMurray and burned down 1,600 structures is now threatening its airport and communities well south of the town, authorities said on...
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US Army captain sues Obama over 'illegal' war in Iraq and Syria

05 May 2016
A US Army captain sued President Barack Obama on Wednesday, alleging that he doesn't have the proper congressional authority to wage war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. Capt. Nathan Michael Smith filed the suit in U....
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Dhaka arrests five Bangladeshis deported from Singapore

04 May 2016
Police in Bangladesh have arrested five men deported from Singapore as part of an investigation into an alleged Islamist plot to carry out attacks in the South Asian country, authorities in Dhaka said. Singapore's Ministry of Home...
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Turkey approves law among final hurdles for EU visa deal

04 May 2016
Turkey's parliament has approved a law on setting up a panel to monitor discipline for law enforcement officials, one of the last hurdles remaining before the country wins visa-free access to Europe for its nationals. The 28-nation...
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Canadian wildfire forces evacuation order for entire city

04 May 2016
The Canadian province of Alberta raced to evacuate the entire population of Fort McMurray where an uncontrolled wildfire was taking hold in the heart of the country's oil sands region, with dry winds forecast for Wednesday that could...
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NATO weighs four battalions in Eastern states to deter Russia: US

03 May 2016
The NATO alliance is weighing rotating four battalions of troops through Eastern member states, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday, in the latest proposal by allies to guard against aggressive behavior by Russia. The Baltic...
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Australia blames refugee advocates after asylum seeker sets herself alight

03 May 2016
Australia blamed refugee advocates on Tuesday for "encouraging" asylum seekers held in remote camps towards acts of self-harm after a woman set herself on fire, while the United Nations renewed its criticism of Australia's...
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North Korea capital gears up for congress; South fears nuclear test

03 May 2016
North Korea has started welcoming delegates from around the country to its first ruling party congress in 36 years, state media reported on Tuesday, as rival South Korea expressed concern that Pyongyang could conduct a nuclear test before...
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