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Labour reforms fire up May Day rallies in France, S.Korea

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France braced Sunday for violence at May Day rallies where workers are fired up over labour reforms, while similar fears of eroding rights sent tens of thousands into the streets of South Korea. From Moscow to Marseille, protests were expected in cities across the globe to...(more) 



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EastEnders' Peggy to make soap exit

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Dame Barbara Windsor's final scenes as EastEnders matriarch Peggy Mitchell will air in the coming weeks. 



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Spain's election re-run would fail to break deadlock: poll

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A new election due to be held in Spain on June 26 is unlikely to break the political stalemate to form a government after a previous vote in December produced the most fragmented result in decades, a poll showed on Sunday. According to the monthly Metroscopia...(more) 



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U.S.-led coalition drone kills two at Islamic State depot in northern Syria: Turkish sources

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ANKARA (Reuters) - U.S.-led coalition drones struck an Islamic State explosives depot in the northern Syrian town of Dabiq after receiving intelligence from Ankara, Turkish military sources said on Sunday. Two Islamic State militants outside the building were killed in the attack and several others were...(more) 



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10 Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines: police

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Ten Indonesian sailors abducted by Abu Sayyaf Islamic militants were freed in the southern Philippines on Sunday after five weeks in captivity, Philippine police said. Unknown men delivered the 10 tugboat crewmen to the home of provincial governor Abdusakur Tan Jnr on the remote island of...(more) 



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Two car bombs kill at least eight in southern Iraq: police sources

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two car bombs in the center of the southern Iraqi city of Samawa on Sunday killed at least eight people and wounded about 16 others, two police source said. The first blast was near the provincial council building and the second one about...(more) 



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Norway helicopter crash victim named

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A Scottish man killed in a helicopter crash in Norway is named locally as 41-year-old oil worker Iain Stuart. 



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I've never been in solitary. But my friend has – and I play her nightly onstage | Julia Steele Allen

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After audiences see our play Mariposa and the Saint, they no longer wonder what she did to deserve solitary confinement – they know that nobody doesWhen I used to tell people I was writing a play with a friend in solitary confinement, the first question they’d...(more) 



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The human face of the refugee crisis

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What makes a person risk life and limb to reach Europe’s shores? This extract from a new book telling the stories of five migrants recounts the events that led to one woman’s harrowing journey from Eritrea to GreeceCharlotte McDonald-Gibson’s Cast Away: Stories of Survival from Europe’s Refugee...(more) 



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Turkey: two fatal attacks hit Kurdish south-east

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Militants suspected of killing three soldiers and one police officer in separate attacks on troops and police headquartersThree soldiers and one police officer have been killed in Turkey’s south-east in suspected attacks by Kurdish militants.The soldiers were targeted in a rocket attack on Sunday morning in...(more) 



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Swarms of protesters take Iraqi parliament

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BAGHDAD - A state of emergency was declared in the Iraqi capital on Saturday as protesters stormed Iraq's parliament, after bursting into Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, where other key buildings including the U.S. Embassy are located, in a dramatic escalation of the country's political crisis. 



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Car bomb in Turkey kills cop, wounds 9

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A Turkish news agency says an explosion near a police station in Gaziantep has wounded at least nine people.         



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