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Italy navy says migrant boat flipped, 7 bodies recovered

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ROME (Reuters) - A boat overcrowded with migrants has capsized off the coast of Libya, the Italian navy said on Wednesday, with some 500 people rescued and seven bodies recovered so far. Italian navy patrol boat Bettica had seen that the vessel was in difficulty and...(more) 



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Egypt hires 2 foreign firms in search for plane recorders

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CAIRO (AP) — The chief of EgyptAir says Egypt has contracted two foreign companies to help locate the flight data recorders of the carrier's plane that crashed last week in the Mediterranean, killing all 66 passengers and crew on board. 



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Trump unlikely to be able to renegotiate climate deal: U.N. climate chief

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By Susanna Twidale COLOGNE (Reuters) - Donald Trump would be "highly unlikely" to be able to renegotiate the global accord on climate change if elected U.S. president, the U.N.'s climate chief said on Wednesday, as doing so would require the agreement of 195 countries. Trump, the...(more) 



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India denies forcing tribals from "Jungle Book" tiger reserve

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By Jatindra Dash BHUBANESWAR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A wildlife official in central India on Wednesday rejected claims that tribes living in a tiger sanctuary inspired by Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" were being forced from their ancestral land to protect the endangered animals. Indigenous...(more) 



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EgyptAir to contract French, Italian companies for black boxes search: Egypt TV

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CAIRO (Reuters) - EgyptAir will contract two foreign companies, one French and one Italian, to help search for the black boxes of its plane that crashed in the Mediterranean, Egyptian state television said on Wednesday.  



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Faced with strict laws, Brazilian women keep abortions secret

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By Sophies Davies RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Years after giving into family pressure and having an illegal abortion, one Brazilian woman says she is haunted by the secret procedure so taboo that hardly anyone will talk about it. The woman, who only wants...(more) 



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Israel's new defense minister could clash with his soldiers

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's incoming defense minister once called for bombing Egypt, suggested just weeks ago that Israel kill Hamas' leader in the Gaza Strip and opposed the prosecution of a soldier accused of killing a wounded Palestinian. These are just a few of the positions...(more) 



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Jailed Ukraine pilot heads home under prisoner swap with Russia: sources

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By Maria Tsvetkova and Pavel Polityuk MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian servicewoman Nadiya Savchenko was heading home on a plane from Russian captivity on Wednesday, part of an exchange for two Russians detained in Ukraine, two sources close to the swap told Reuters. Handing over Savchenko, whose...(more) 



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Violent Protests Outside Albuquerque Trump Rally

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Protests outside a Donald Trump campaign rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico turned violent on Tuesday night. Demonstrators threw burning T-shirts and other objects at police as their focus shifted from Trump to the Albuquerque Police Department. (May          



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Ukraine's Poroshenko to make statement at 1215 GMT

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KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will make a statement at 1515 local time (1215 GMT), his press service said on Wednesday, as sources and reports from media said detained Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko was returning to Kiev from Russia following a prisoner swap. Poroshenko...(more) 



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Pilot Savchenko is on plane bound for Kiev from Russia

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KIEV (Reuters) - Detained Ukrainian servicewoman Nadiya Savchenko is on board a plane returning to Ukraine from Russia, a source close to a deal to swap the pilot for two Russians held by Kiev said on Wednesday. "They are coming back," the source said, confirming that...(more) 



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Malawi says 8 million people need food relief due to drought

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LILONGWE (Reuters) - More than 8 million people in Malawi need food aid as a result of a drought that has decimated crops, the minister of agriculture said on Wednesday. "The results of this rapid assessment showed that close to 8.4 million people will need food...(more) 



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