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UN chief considers slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks 100 years ago 'atrocity crimes'

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 16:33
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesman says the U.N.
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50 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram reportedly seen in Nigeria three weeks ago

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 16:06
More than 50 of the girls abducted by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria last year were seen alive as recently as three weeks ago, a Nigerian woman has told the BBC.
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Chess grandmaster faces ban after being caught cheating in bathroom

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 15:55
A Georgian chess champion is facing a career checkmate after his frequent trips to the bathroom at an international tournament in Dubai aroused the suspicions of his opponent, who then notified event organizers, reports say.
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Italy begins cull of bacteria-infected olive trees in the south after EU alarm, French boycott

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 15:50
Forestry officials in southern Italy have cut down the first of thousands of olive trees infected with deadly bacteria in a controversial bid to prevent its spread.
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Chess grandmaster faces ban after being caught cheating in bathroom stall

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 15:31
A chess grandmaster’s career is in the crapper after officials flushed out a smartphone he hid in a toilet to cheat during an international tournament.
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US, Israel express concern as Russia lifts ban on missile deliveries to Iran

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 15:09
Russia’s move Monday to lift its ban on delivery of sophisticated air defense missiles to Iran drew criticism from Israel and raised U.S. concerns, as world powers continue to negotiate with Iran about its nuclear program.
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Castro regime making moves to consolidate power in Cuba

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:53
President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro's historic meeting Saturday is giving Havana new leverage in negotiations with Washington to drop the decades-old embargo, experts tell FoxNews.com
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Brazilian vice president says government is 'paying attention' to protests urging impeachment

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:38
The Brazilian government is "paying attention" to demonstrations demanding the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, the vice president says.
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Opposition wins key Nigerian states, shores up presidential victory despite killings, rigging

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 05:18
Nigeria's opposition is winning key states from the party of defeated President Goodluck Jonathan, shoring up its victory at weekend gubernatorial elections marred by killings, low turnout and snatching of ballot boxes.
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State television in Iran says Islamic Republic suspends hajj trips to Saudi Arabia amid spat

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 04:55
Iranian state television is reporting that the Islamic Republic has suspended all minor hajj trips to Saudi Arabia amid growing diplomatic tensions between the two countries.
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Report: French far right firebrand Jean-Marie Le Pen won't seek office amid family feud

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 04:45
French far right symbol Jean-Marie Le Pen has told a French publication that he will not run in upcoming regional elections, standing down in a high-profile feud with his daughter over the future of the National Front party.
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Trial begins against 45 accused of causing 301 deaths in Turkey's worst mine disaster

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 04:02
Forty-five managers and employees of a mine in western Turkey have gone on trial accused of causing the deaths of 301 miners who perished in a fire last year in Turkey's worst mining disaster.
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Rights group accuses Jewish West Bank settlements of using Palestinian child labor in farming

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 04:01
Human Rights Watch says Jewish West Bank settlements are using Palestinian child labor in farming.
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Fighting gathers pace in war-torn eastern Ukraine after weeks of calm

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 04:00
Observers says fighting has picked up in eastern Ukraine, after more than a month of relative calm.
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Senior UN official calls on all sides to respect civilians in Syria's embattled Yarmouk camp

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 03:52
A senior United Nations official is calling on all sides to "respect the beleaguered civilians" trapped inside an embattled Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital.
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Siberian fires sweep through villages, killing 15, injuring almost 400

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 03:38
Russian authorities say out-of-control agricultural fires have killed at least 15 people, injured hundreds more and destroyed or damaged more than 1,000 homes in Siberia.
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Kenya tells UN to close refugee camp for Somalis over alleged al-Shabaab recruitment

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 03:00
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees has three months to close a refugee camp in eastern Kenya and send the more than 400,000 Somalis living there back to their country or else the Kenyan government will relocate them, Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto has said.
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China's trade shrinks by unexpected margin in March in latest sign of economic weakness

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 02:34
China's trade contracted in March by an expectedly wide margin, adding to signs of weakness in the world's second-largest economy.
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Chinese authorities curb some travel to Hong Kong to cool tensions over cross-border shoppers

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 23:53
Chinese authorities brought in curbs on travel to Hong Kong on Monday to cool tensions over the growing influx of mainland shoppers that's angering residents of the Asian financial hub.
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Former chairman of PetroChina's parent company goes on trial in corruption case

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 23:25
A Chinese court says a corruption trial has started for the former chairman of the stated-owned parent of PetroChina Ltd., Asia's biggest oil producer.
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