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Thousands turn out in Australia for Gallipoli centenary

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By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thousands turned out across Australia on Saturday morning for dawn services commemorating the 100th anniversary of the doomed WW1 campaign at Gallipoli, an event viewed by many as the nation's foundational myth. The battle on Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula was one...(more) 



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Seattle plans $600 million wastewater overflow project

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A Seattle utility unveiled a $600 million plan on Friday to stop millions of gallons of untreated wastewater and polluted runoff from flowing into the area's creeks, lakes, the Duwamish river and the Puget Sound. The plan would involve construction of a 2.7-mile, $374-million combined sewer...(more) 



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Gay marriage pioneer, free from skeptics, prepares for Supreme Court

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Mary Bonauto, who won the first major gay marriage case in 2003, seeks to finish the job.          



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Man identified as captain of doomed migrant ship appears in Italian court

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The man authorities say was the captain of a migrant boat that sank last weekend with the presumed loss of more than 700 lives appeared in court here Friday as prosecutors sought to charge him in connection with the tragedy. 



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Pakistani human rights activist shot dead in Karachi

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By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI (Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead a Pakistani human rights activist on Friday after she hosted a talk on the politics of Baluchistan province, where security forces are fighting a separatist insurgency, police and associates said. Sabeen Mahmud was leaving her Karachi...(more) 



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Russian MPs back mass prisoner amnesty for WWII anniversary

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Russian lawmakers on Friday backed a mass prisoner amnesty proposed by President Vladimir Putin that could free thousands ahead of next month's World War II victory anniversary. The Duma lower house of parliament approved the amnesty bill -- submitted by Putin as a humanitarian gesture to...(more) 




Buffalo herd shot dead after escaping upstate N.Y. farm

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The escape of a small herd of buffalo from a farm is ending badly, with the animals being shot after crossing the New York State Thruway.  



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1st round toward final Iran nuke deal ends on positive note

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VIENNA (AP) — Diplomats say the first round of Iran nuclear talks aimed at turning a tentative agreement into a final deal has been positive and indicates an agreement can be reached by the June 30 deadline. 



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South Africa suspends parliament to fight xenophobia

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South Africa's parliament will be suspended next week to enable lawmakers to return to their constituencies to spread the anti-xenophobia message, in the wake of deadly attacks on African migrants. The move is the latest in a series of government initiatives aimed at quelling weeks of...(more) 



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Thwarted French jihadist brought up on terror charges

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An Algerian jihadist sympathiser arrested in connection with a thwarted attack on a church in France was charged with terror-related murder Friday after five days of police questioning. Sid Ahmed Ghlam, 24, was taken into custody Sunday after he accidentally shot himself in the leg, a...(more) 




Miss. man spikes fiancée’s sweet tea with rat poison: cops

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A Mississippi man tainted his fiancée’s sweet tea with rat poison in a desperate murder bid following a falling out, police said.  



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Iran moves ships, reducing tensions near Yemen: Pentagon

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A flotilla of nine Iranian military and cargo ships that U.S. officials feared was carrying arms to strife-torn Yemen sailed northeast in the direction of Iran on Friday, a move the Pentagon said helped to ease U.S. concerns. Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said...(more) 



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