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Cholera epidemic hits 3,000 Burundi refugees in Tanzania: U.N.

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GENEVA/BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - About 3,000 refugees fleeing political turmoil in Burundi have been infected in a cholera epidemic in neighboring Tanzania, the United Nations said on Friday, stoking fears of a growing humanitarian crisis in Africa's Great Lakes.  



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Hurricanes beat Blues 29-5 in Super Rugby

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The Wellington-based Hurricanes cemented their place atop the New Zealand conference in Super Rugby and likely gained home advantage in impending playoffs with a 29-5 win Saturday over the Auckland-based Blues. 



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South Sudan president warns sanctions will worsen war

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South Sudan President Salva Kiir has warned that proposed international sanctions will only worsen the civil war ravaging his country. Repeated threats of sanctions by the UN Security Council, as well as the African Union and regional bloc IGAD, have been made amid fierce international criticism...(more) 



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Rights groups decry Ethiopia press clampdown ahead of elections

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Rights groups have said Sunday's elections in Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous country, will not be free or fair due to a clampdown on freedom of speech. Ethiopia is set to hold its first general election since the death of long-time strongman Meles Zenawi whose successor,...(more) 



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High turnout may point to 'Yes' vote for Irish gay marriage

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While counting is still taking place, electoral officers reported an unusually high number of people showing up for Friday's vote to allow g...         



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'Yes' side joyous as count starts in Irish gay-marriage vote

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DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland has begun counting ballots from its referendum to legalize homosexual marriage, and political observers say the first ballot boxes opened point to a victory for gay rights. 



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Clinton received sensitive info on private email account

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that has now been classified. 



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Choi soldiers on in Korea, young duo close with course record

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Overnight-leader Choi Jin-ho will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the SK Telecom Open after the chasing pack closed in following course record performances by Wang Jeung-hun and Lee Soo-min on Saturday. The talented 19-year-old Wang made eight birdies and an eagle in...(more) 



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Memorial Day And How to Avoid Holiday Dangers

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A few tips on staying safe this summer season. 



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Ireland appears to have voted for same-sex marriage: equality minister

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DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish voters appear to have voted heavily in favor of allowing same-sex marriage in a referendum, the country's equality minister said on Saturday shortly after counting began. "I think it's won. I've seen bellwether boxes open, middle-of-the road areas who wouldn't necessarily be...(more) 



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Ireland counts gay marriage votes

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Vote counting begins in the Republic of Ireland after a historic referendum on whether to legalise same-sex marriage. 



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Shi'ite militia deploy from base near Iraq's Ramadi

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A convoy of Shi'ite militia fighters and Iraqi army forces set out from a base near the western provincial capital of Ramadi on Saturday, heading towards areas controlled by Islamic State militants, an eyewitness and a local official said. Anbar provincial council member...(more) 



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