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Lebanese hold 'You Stink' rally

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Thousands of protesters gather in the Lebanese capital for a rally over the government's failure to tackle a rubbish disposal crisis. 



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Jailed Jazeera journalists all conflict-hardened veterans

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The three journalists for Al-Jazeera television's English-language channel sentenced to three years after being convicted in a retrial of broadcasting false news are all conflict-hardened veteran correspondents. Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohamed were in court Saturday to hear the verdict against them, while Australian...(more) 



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Iran's Rouhani urges patience over opposition leaders

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani signalled Saturday there would be no quick resolution to the house arrest of the reformist political leaders who said an election was rigged in 2009. Mousavi and Karroubi have been under such restrictions since 2011. Both said that the presidential election two...(more) 



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Countries condemn Egypt's new sentences for Jazeera reporters

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Numerous western countries voiced their disapproval Saturday of an Egyptian court's prison sentences handed down to three Al-Jazeera reporters who they have long asked to be released. Canada said it was disappointed by the sentence of the Canadian journalist who worked for Al-Jazeera and called for...(more) 



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15 held in Spain for smuggling migrants on water scooters

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The revelation came as Europe's migrant crisis snowballed with Austrian police rescuing a group of dehydrated migrants found in a truck, days after the bodies of 71 migrants, believed to be Syrian, were found in an abandoned former poultry lorry. "In August, 15 people were arrested...(more) 



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Burkina Faso court rejects candidate of former ruling party

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OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A Burkina Faso court has rejected the chosen presidential candidate of the former ruling party, prompting calls for a boycott of the vote in October. 



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38 girls die in crash on way to Swaziland beauty pageant

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A road accident in Swaziland killed 38 girls and seriously injured 20 others who had been on their way to a traditional ceremony where King Mswati III can choose a new wife, pro-democracy activists reported. The accident happened Friday night when their open truck smashed into...(more) 



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Three refugee children found critically ill in Austria

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VIENNA, Austria (Reuters) - Three young children suffering from dehydration and close to death have been rescued from a van in Austria, crammed in with 23 other refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, police said on Saturday.  



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Hurricane Ignacio gains strength but expected to bypass Hawaii

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(Reuters) - Hurricane Ignacio intensified as it blew across the Pacific on a route likely to bypass Hawaii on Saturday, said the Central Pacific Hurricane Center of the National Weather Service. With winds gusting up to 115 miles per hour (185 kmph), the hurricane centered 835...(more) 



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Tanzania's main opposition coalition kicks off campaign

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A coalition of four main opposition parties in Tanzania launched their campaign for the October election on Saturday, vowing to end five decades of the ruling party's domination of the east African country's politics. Addressing a massive rally in the commercial capital of Dar es Salaam,...(more) 



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Activist: thousands of fish dead near Olympic Park in Brazil

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian environmentalist and biologist Mario Moscatelli says sewage has killed at least a ton of fish in a lagoon next to the Olympic Park that will host many Rio 2016 events. 



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Three ailing children found in second Austrian migrant truck

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Four men involved in death of 71 migrants earlier this week arrive in Hungarian courts.         



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