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Ethiopians vote in the first elections since the death of long-serving Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, with predictions his successor will retain power.
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Authorities in Malaysia find several mass graves near the border with Thailand suspected of containing the bodies of trafficked migrants.
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Britain’s opposition Labour Party will back Prime Minister David Cameron’s plans to hold a referendum on the country’s European Union membership by...
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Acting leader Harriet Harman says Labour has dropped its opposition to an "in/out" vote on the UK's EU membership, and will now back the government's...
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Former Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan claims owner Mike Ashley "runs the club from another planet" and "disrespects fans".
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Gloria Steinem was among a group of 30 female peace activists who crossed by bus on Sunday from North Korea to South Korea, calling for an end to...
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US police say they have made multiple arrests in protests in Cleveland after an officer was cleared over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black...
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[Cosafa] With the first round group stage now a thing of the past, the COSAFA Cup 2015 enters the group stage on Sunday with two fascinating clashes...
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How different countries view the Rohingya 'problem'
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[Deutsche Welle] Ethiopians head to the polls on Sunday, with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn likely to stay in office as successor to the late...
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A murder investigation is launched after the bodies of a man, a woman and a girl are found at a property in Oxfordshire.
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Sweden beat Russia to win the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, in an event described by organizers as beyond politics but marred by boos for...
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[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi declared on Friday that corruption inside the police force gives him sleepless nights.
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Spaniards are voting in regional and municipal elections that could challenge the grip of the country's two main parties.
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[New Zimbabwe] VICE President Emmerson has challenged the opposition MDC-T party to stick with its boycott of elections so that his Zanu PF can...


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