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Iran election: Hassan Rouhani wins second term as president

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has been re-elected with an emphatic victory, official results show.

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'Get your dirty hands off Venezuela,' Maduro tells Trump

Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday urged US President Donald Trump to "get your dirty hands off Venezuela."

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Iran heads to polls to elect president

Iran heads to the polls on Friday to elect a new president, with incumbent Hassan Rowhani fighting to keep the country on a reformist course.

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Calls for impeachment of US President Trump grow

Calls are getting louder for the impeachment of US President Donald Trump who remains overwhelmed by controversies, including an ongoing investigation into his team’s alleged links to the Russian government.

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French Communists Label Macron as a ‘Reactionary Bourgeois’

France's new president-elect, Emmanuel Macron, a former investment banker cut from the neo-liberal thread, is facing harsh criticism from the Communist Party of France.

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Kenyan Lucy Gichuhi sworn in as senator in Australia

Kenyan-born lawyer Lucy Gichuhi has made history after becoming the first person of African descent to take up a seat in the Australian Senate.

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France's new president Emmanuel Macron never held elected office

Emmanuel Macron becomes France's youngest president, after the 39-year-old former investment banker and economy minister defeated xenophobic white supremacist Marine Le Pen in Sunday's presidential runoff.

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Trump would be 'honoured' to meet N. Korea's Kim Jong-un

President Donald Trump opened the door Monday to a future meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, offering unusual praise for him at a time of surging nuclear tensions.

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British Labour Party Leader promises more public holidays in vote pledge

Britain's opposition Labour party promised Sunday to introduce four new public holidays if it wins the June snap election, marking the patron saints days of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Iran condemns bloody attack in Paris, blames Western hypocrisy for terrorism

Iran has condemned a deadly shooting attack by ISIS that hit Paris ahead of French presidential elections, while blaming West's chaotic campaign against the Islamic state for the escalation of terrorist attacks.

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British Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn welcomes early general election

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has welcomed the prime minister's election announcement, calling it a "chance to vote for a government that will put the interests of the majority first".

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‘The resurrection is not a fantasy,’ Pope Francis insists on Easter Sunday

ROME- In vintage Pope Francis style, the pontiff broke with tradition and delivered an off-the-cuff homily for Easter Sunday

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North Korea displays submarine-launched ballistic missile at military parade

North Korea on Saturday showcased its military muscles by parading all of its most-advanced ballistic and tactic missiles, including a submarine-launched ballistic missile which could strike targets 1000 km away.

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More than 2,000 migrants rescued in dramatic day in Mediterranean

More than 2,000 migrants trying to reach Europe were plucked from the Mediterranean on Friday in a series of dramatic rescues and one person was found dead, officials and witnesses said.

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Fidel 101: Cuban university founds Castro studies department

The University of Havana on Thursday inaugurated an honorary chair for the study of the thought and works of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, state media reported.

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Anger and ridicule in Israel over Trump White House spokesman's Hitler comments

Israeli politicians and commentators have reacted with fury and incredulity to comments made by Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, in which he suggested Hitler had not used poison gas on his own people and called Nazi extermination camps “Holocaust centres”.

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Putin warns of 'fake' gas attacks to frame Syria's Assad

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday warned of future chemical weapons "provocations" in Syria to frame President Bashar al-Assad, just as Washington's top diplomat arrived for talks in Moscow.

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North Korea criticizes US for moving warships to Korean peninsula

North Korea has sharply criticized the United States after the US Pacific Command moved a set of warships to near the Korean peninsula at the weekend.

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WikiLeaks: New files show how CIA hides malware on Windows computers

WikiLeaks on Friday released more files that it says reveal the CIA’s efforts to hack consumer electronics — this time focusing on flaws in Microsoft’s Windows operating system.

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Trump orders missile strike on Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump ordered a massive military strike on a Syrian airbase on Thursday in retaliation for a chemical attack he blamed on President Bashar al-Assad.

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