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Pope pays tribute to journalists who were killed

44 min 8 sec ago
Pope Francis paid tribute on Saturday to journalists killed while doing their jobs, saying media freedom is a key indicator of a country's health.
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Tight security as Indians vote in final phase of mammoth election

2 hours 14 min ago
Indians lined up to vote amid unprecedented security in the eastern state of West Bengal on Sunday as the final phase of a massive, staggered election got underway to decide whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns for a second term.
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Australia's conservative government revels in 'miracle' re-election

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 22:19
Australia's conservative government celebrated on Sunday its surprise election victory that defied years of unfavorable opinion polls, with U.S. and Israeli leaders welcoming Prime Minister Scott Morrison's return to office.
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Saudi Arabia says it seeks to avert war, ball in Iran's court

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 21:27
Saudi Arabia wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with "all strength and determination" following last week's attacks on Saudi oil assets, a senior official said on Sunday, adding that the ball was now in Iran's court.
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Saudi minister denies activist Baghdadi faced any Saudi threat

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 21:06
A senior Saudi official denied the authorities posed any threat to prominent Palestinian human rights campaigner Iyad al-Baghdadi, who has said the Norwegian security services warned him of a threat against him from Saudi Arabia.
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Five foreign tourists killed in plane crash in Honduras

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 20:36
Five foreign tourists, four of them Canadians, died on Saturday after a private plane they were traveling in crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from the island of Roatán, near the Atlantic coast of Honduras, local authorities said.
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Saudi Arabia says does not want war but ready to respond with 'all strength'

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 20:01
Saudi Arabia will do its best to avoid war in the region but stands ready to respond with "all strength and determination," following last week's attacks on Saudi oil tankers and installations, a senior official said on Sunday.
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UAE calls for Arab unity at 'critical' time after tanker attacks

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 19:23
The United Arab Emirates said on Sunday that "critical circumstances" in the region require a united Gulf Arab and Arab stand, amid heightened tensions with Iran following last week's attacks on oil tankers off the coast of the UAE.
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Saudi crown prince discusses regional developments with Pompeo: ministry

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 18:54
Saudi Arabia's crown prince discussed regional developments, including efforts to strengthen security and stability, in a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Saudi Media Ministry tweeted on Sunday.
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Bolivia's Morales defies term limits, launches bid for fourth term

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 18:19
Bolivian President Evo Morales launched his campaign for a fourth term on Saturday in a remote coca-growing valley without addressing the biggest controversy in his bid - the fact that he is running at all.
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Three killed in suspected Islamic State attack outside Libyan oilfield

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 17:57
Two guards and a soldier were killed and four other people were kidnapped early on Saturday in a suspected Islamic State attack targeting Libya's Zella oilfield, a security source said.
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Sudanese commander says democratic elections are his goal

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 17:55
The deputy leader of Sudan's military council voiced his enthusiasm for democratic elections in front of an audience of tribal leaders and senior diplomats on Saturday, while seeking to deflect blame for violence in Khartoum this week.
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UK PM May says Brexit legislation to have 'improved package of measures'

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 17:34
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May will present a "new bold offer" to lawmakers with "an improved package of measures" in a final attempt to get the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill through parliament.
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Cristina Fernandez surprises Argentina by running for vice president, not top job

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 17:13
Argentina's Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said Saturday she will run as vice president in elections later this year, a surprise move by the firebrand former leader who had been widely expected to be the main challenger to President Mauricio Macri.
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Argentine political fixer emerges from shadows to mount surprise presidential bid

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 17:12
After decades pulling political strings behind the scenes as a cabinet chief and strategist for Argentine presidents, Alberto Fernandez now aims to win the top job himself.
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Turkey's Erdogan says will jointly produce S-500s with Russia after purchase of S-400s

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 17:09
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that the purchase of S-400 defense systems from Russia was a done deal, adding that Ankara would also jointly produce S-500 defense systems with Moscow.
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Saudi Arabia to convene Arab leaders over recent attacks

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 16:53
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman invited Gulf and Arab leaders to convene emergency summits to discuss the implications of this week’s attacks against the kingdom and neighboring United Arab Emirates, the foreign ministry said on Saturday.
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UK's Brexit Party maintains big lead in EU election poll

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 16:22
Nigel Farage's new Brexit Party has kept a big lead over both the ruling Conservative Party and the opposition Labour Party in a poll on voting intentions for the European elections.
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Austrian government collapses as far right leader caught in video sting

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 16:14
Austria raced on Saturday toward a snap election as Chancellor Sebastian Kurz pulled the plug on his coalition with the far right after its leader was caught on video offering to fix state contracts with a woman posing as a Russian oligarch's niece.
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Syrian state media: projectiles fired from Israeli territory

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 15:30
Syrian air defenses targeted projectiles fired from the direction of Israel for the second night in a row, Syrian state media said on Saturday.
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