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2 coast guard men, village chief, abducted in Philippines

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police say gunmen clad in military uniform have abducted two Philippine coast guard personnel and a village chief on a southern island then sped away in two motorboats. 



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Pakistan police: Bus crash death toll climbs to 13

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani police officer says the death toll from an accident in which a minibus struck a power line and burst into flames has climbed to 13 after five people died at hospitals overnight. 



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Italy to vote on radical overhaul of electoral system

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Italy's lower house of parliament is due to take a final vote Monday on a bill to radically overhaul the electoral system aimed at ending decades of political instability. The National Assembly is expected to debate the Prime Minister Mateo Renzi-backed bill throughout the day before...(more) 



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Gunmen attack school in Pakistan, one dead: police

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Unidentified gunmen attacked a school in Pakistan on Monday and killed a guard, police said, raising fears of a repeat of a deadly school attack five months ago that toughened Pakistan's resolve to fight militants. Police said all teachers and children at the high school for...(more) 



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Senior Syrian army officer wounded in rebel attack in Damascus: monitor

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A monitoring group said a senior Syrian army officer was wounded in a bombing attack in a central Damascus district on Wednesday, though the military denied the report. "A major general who heads the munitions and supply division of the Syrian army was injured and one...(more) 



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Israeli president says Ethiopian protest exposes 'wound'

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's president says violent protests by Ethiopian Jews have "exposed an open, bleeding wound in the heart of Israeli society" and that the country must respond to their grievances. 



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Australia gift to Britain's new princess to help pygmy possums

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Australia will send a fine woollen blanket embroidered with yellow flowers to Britain's new princess, but the royal baby will also be honoured with a more unusual gift -- support for a rare possum. Fervent royalist Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the cot blanket made from...(more) 



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Pakistan pushes to put stalled climate policy into action

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By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan's provinces will create committees to oversee reductions in carbon emissions and support climate change adaptation, in a push to implement a long-stalled national climate policy. Under an agreement reached at the first meeting of...(more) 



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Benin president's party wins election but fails to get majority

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The party of President Thomas Boni Yayi won Benin's parliamentary elections with 33 seats out of 83, but failed to secure an absolute majority, the Constitutional Court said Sunday evening. The Beninese went to the polls on Sunday April 26 for elections regarded as a popularity...(more) 



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Israeli PM to meet Ethiopian community after clashes

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to meet members of Israel's Ethiopian community Monday in a bid to ease tensions after clashes over allegations of police brutality and widespread discrimination. The meeting was announced late on Sunday as thousands of Ethiopian Israeli demonstrators clashed with police at...(more) 



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How the Garland, Tex. shootings played out on Twitter

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Social media played a key role in the minutes following the shootings outside an event in Garland, Tex. featuring cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad Sunday.          



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Win or lose, Cameron's political career hangs by a thread

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By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron is Britain's most popular major party leader and his Conservative Party the most trusted on the economy after helping revive it. A descendant of King William IV, Cameron, who came to power in a coalition with...(more) 



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