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After bruising safety crisis, U.S. car watchdog shows its bite

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. auto safety watchdog, long criticized as toothless and slow, is showing both bark and bite under its new boss - a testimony to his credentials as a safety expert and a hardening of the administration's policy after a wave of deadly...(more) 



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Official: Syrian army preparing for counterattack on IS

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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian official says the army is deploying troops in areas near the ancient town of Palmyra in apparent preparation for a counterattack to retake the city from the Islamic State group. 



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Cannes fans eager to know: Who will get coveted Palme d'Or?

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CANNES, France (AP) — Just what film directors Joel and Ethan Coen are thinking is a question that has long bedeviled moviegoers. Now they have the Cannes Film Festival on pins and needles, too. 



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Burundi opposition figures go into hiding following killing

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BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — An opposition politician in Burundi's capital says he and many others have gone into hiding after the killing of an opposition leader. 



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Iran's Rouhani wants to 'free' economy from sanctions

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Sunday for national unity to liberate the economy from international sanctions, which he compared to a form of occupation. "We must join hands and free our economic territory which was unjustly occupied by the countries of the P5+1 (Britain, China, France,...(more) 



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U.N. chief urges dialogue in Burundi after politician's killing

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BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Burundi's government and its opponents not to let violence derail United Nations-sponsored talks, after the killing of an opposition leader prompted some opponents to say they would walk out.  



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Saudi Shiites refuse to be provoked by suicide bombing

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They are angry and grief-stricken, but Saudi Arabia's minority Shiites refused on Sunday to be provoked by a deadly mosque bombing that authorities called an attempt to promote sectarian strife. The interior ministry confirmed the identity of the suicide bomber who blew himself up inside a...(more) 



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VIDEO: Female activists cross Koreas' DMZ

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A group of female activists have made a rare crossing through one of the world's most militarised borders to promote reconciliation between North and South Korea. 



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Syria says killed 300 insurgents to free besieged soldiers in Idlib‬

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian army air strikes killed at least 300 insurgents and wounded hundreds more during a military operation to free besieged troops at a hospital in northwestern Syria, state television said on Sunday. Dozens of Syrian troops, who had been holed up since April...(more) 



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Burundi president seen as 'divine' hero in rural homeland

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On the streets of Burundi's capital, protesters have spent a month fighting running battles with police, erecting barricades and demanding President Pierre Nkurunziza end his third term bid for power. Here in the lush green farmlands outside the capital, in the rolling hills of Bundanza district,...(more) 



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Ireland 'changed utterly' by gay marriage vote

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Ireland's newspapers said Sunday that the country had dramatically changed and confirmed its emergence from the shadow of the traditionally powerful Catholic Church by voting in favour of gay marriage. Tabloids and broadsheets alike carried colourful pictures of partying "Yes" supporters cheering the landslide referendum result...(more) 



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GOP navigates the new politics of energy abundance

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By James Oliphant OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans have had to watch from the sidelines as the Obama White House has taken political credit for America's unexpected energy boom and tumbling gas prices. Now it has left their presidential candidates scrambling for a way...(more) 



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