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Three arrested in Spain accused of promoting militancy

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MADRID (Reuters) - Three people from Pakistan were arrested in Spain on Friday, accused of promoting Islamist militancy through social media, the interior ministry said. The three shared a home in the northeast city of Lleida from where they are accused of distributing content justifying Islamic...(more) 



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Polls point to cliffhanger on Australian election eve

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Australia's leaders made last-gasp pitches Friday to wow voters on the eve of elections as polls pointed to a cliffhanger and the media swung behind "reformer" Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Liberal Turnbull and Labor opposition leader Bill Shorten both campaigned in Sydney on their final day...(more) 



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Germany: verdict due in Cologne mayor stabbing trial

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BERLIN (AP) — A German court is due to deliver its verdict in the trial of a man charged with attempted murder over a knife attack on Cologne's mayor the day before she was elected last year. 



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Britain's Daily Mail newspaper backs May for prime minister

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Britain's Daily Mail newspaper on Friday backed Theresa May's bid to become the next prime minister, saying she was the only one out of five candidates for the Conservative Party leadership who was up to the job. After last week's vote to leave the European Union...(more) 



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Turkish police detain 11 more suspects over airport attack: media

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Turkish police detained 11 foreigners suspected of being members of an Islamic State cell in Istanbul linked to the suicide bombers who staged the attack this week at Istanbul's main airport, broadcaster Haberturk said on its website on Friday. The arrests in the dawn raid, by...(more) 



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Davey the quokka predicts victory for Australia PM Turnbull

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Saturday's Australian election is too close to call for many, but Davey the quokka has predicted Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's Liberal party-led coalition will run out winners over Bill Shorten's opposition Labor.  



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Xi urges Chinese Communist Party to embrace Marxist roots

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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged the 88-million-strong Communist Party to embrace its Marxist roots as he delivered an emphatic call for ideological discipline and a vigorous defense of party rule. 



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Myanmar decries demotion on US human trafficking blacklist

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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar says it is sad and regrettable that the United States has placed the country on its list of the world's worst human trafficking offenders, a move that was welcomed by rights groups as long overdue. 



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Now isolated, Britain joins France at WWI centenary event

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THIEPVAL, France (AP) — One week after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron and royal family members will stand side-by-side with France's president to celebrate their historic alliance at the centenary of the deadliest battle of the First World War. 



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New Jersey Senate puts brakes on gas-tax hike

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TRENTON - New Jersey's gas tax isn't going up - at least for the holiday weekend. The Senate did not hold a vote Thursday on legislation to raise the tax to replenish the state's fund for roads and bridges, spurning a call by Gov. Christie to...(more) 



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Abe's expected election win means more bullet trains for Japan, fewer deep reforms

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By Stanley White TOKYO (Reuters) - An election victory for Japan's ruling coalition this month could give Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a mandate to pursue bolder economic policies, but he's likely to choose big-ticket infrastructure items over more pressing structural reforms. The global financial shock caused...(more) 



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No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down

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Pupils choose their own subjects and motivate themselves, an approach some say should be rolled out across GermanyAnton Oberländer is a persuasive speaker. Last year, when he and a group of friends were short of cash for a camping trip to Cornwall, he managed to talk...(more) 



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