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Mining magnate aims to be kingmaker after Australian election

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 02:15
A billionaire who built his own Jurassic Park and promises a replica Titanic may hold the balance of power in Australia's parliament if his populist campaign wins enough votes in Saturday's general election.
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Hungary PM: discussed missiles, natural gas with U.S. President

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 02:07
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday said he had discussed the purchase of mid-range air defense missiles at his Monday meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump to prop up the now-spotty defense of critical infrastructure.
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U.S. citizen arrested during protests in Nicaragua killed in prison shooting

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 01:53
The Nicaraguan government said on Thursday a man arrested in May last year during months of anti-government protests was killed in a shooting at the prison near Managua where he was being held.
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Architect I.M. Pei dies at age 102: New York Times

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 01:52
I.M. Pei, whose modern designs and high-profile projects made him one of the best-known and most prolific architects of the 20th century, has died, the New York Times reported on Thursday. He was 102.
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Factbox: Selected works of architect I.M. Pei

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 01:48
I.M. Pei, whose modern designs and high-profile projects made him one of the best-known and most prolific architects of the 20th century, has died, the New York Times reported on Thursday. He was 102.
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What they left behind: Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombing victims

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 01:19
In Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo, a lane that used to be alive with the sound of children playing is silent.
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Iron ore mine floods in northeastern China trapping nine workers: media

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 00:23
An accident occurred at a newly launched iron ore mine in China's northeastern province of Heilongjiang on Friday morning, leaving nine people trapped underground, Chinese state media reported.
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Australian politicians scramble to win over undecided voters, honor former PM

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 00:07
Australian politicians scrambled to win over undecided voters on Friday, the last day of a general election campaign that has ended in mourning for one of the country's most popular leaders.
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Taiwan parliament weighs landmark same-sex measures ahead of vote

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 00:04
Taiwan's parliament on Friday discussed measures to legalize same-sex marriage ahead of a landmark vote that could make the self-ruled island the first in Asia to adopt such legislation, despite deep divisions over marriage equality.
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Australian politicians woo voters on Chinese social media app WeChat

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 22:17
Australia's longest-serving government politician, conservative Kevin Andrews, is campaigning on Chinese social media app WeChat to fight off a challenge from a Chinese-speaking rival in Saturday's election.
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Pompeo meets with Hong Kong pro-democracy leader

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 22:15
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Martin Lee on Thursday, the State Department said, as Hong Kong activists seek to derail a proposed extradition law pushed by Beijing.
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Factbox: Australian political leaders Morrison and Shorten at a glance

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 21:36
Australians go to the polls on Saturday to choose between extending the six-year rule of the conservative Liberal-National coalition or electing the center-left Labor party.
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Factbox: Major election policies of Australia's political parties

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 21:25
Australia's political parties are in the final stages of campaigning ahead of a general election on Saturday.
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Lawyer requests Moroccan state compensation for families of murdered Scandinavian women

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 21:06
A lawyer for the family of a Danish tourist who was found killed last year along with a Norwegian hiker, on Thursday asked the Moroccan state to guarantee compensation payments for the families of the Scandinavian victims.
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U.S. citizen arrested during protests in Nicaragua dies in prison shooting

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 20:59
The Nicaraguan government said on Thursday that a man arrested in May last year during months of anti-government protests died in a shooting at the prison near Managua where he was being held.
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Modi proclaims a cleaner India, but the reality may be more murky

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 20:56
Every morning around dawn, dozens of people gather by the dusty banks of a stream snaking through Shikrawa village, two hours south of India's capital, New Delhi, to do the same thing: defecate in the open.
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China tells Turkey to support its fight against Uighur militants

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 20:44
China has called on Turkey to support its fight against militants operating in China's restive far western region of Xinjiang, following criticism from Turkey about rights in a part of China heavily populated by a Turkic, mostly Muslim people.
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Australian government on course for election defeat: poll

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 20:42
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is on course for defeat at this weekend's national election, a political poll showed on Friday, as campaigning ahead of the ballot was overshadowed by the death one of the country's most beloved former leaders.
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Factbox: Australia's election - key themes and contests

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 20:37
Australians go to the polls on Saturday in a contest to determine whether conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison can maintain his shaky grip on power or whether the center-left Labor party will return to office after six years in opposition.
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U.S.'s Pompeo meets with Hong Kong pro-democracy leader

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 20:29
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Martin Lee on Thursday, the State Department said.
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