• Five UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack: UN, police sources

    At least five UN peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in central Mali by suspected militants, the UN and police sources said. The attack is the first time the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, MINUSMA, has recorded fatalities in the centre of a country long beset by violence in its vast and desolate

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  • Footballer Alan Pulido kidnapped in Mexican hometown: police

    Mexican footballer Alan Pulido, a striker on Greece's Olympiakos team, was kidnapped Sunday in his home state of Tamaulipas, law enforcement officials said. Family members told authorities that six armed men snatched Pulido around dawn in his hometown of Ciudad Victoria, in northeastern Mexico.

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  • Being transgender: facts, myths and rights

    Transgender people live under dramatically varying circumstances around the world -- often facing violent repression, but also conquering crucial new rights most notably in Europe and the United States. There are few reliable statistics on the community, in part because many transgender people around

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  • Many corals dead or dying on Barrier Reef: scientists

    At least 35 percent of corals in the northern and central regions of Australia's Great Barrier Reef are dead or dying from a mass bleaching event, scientists said Monday. The assessment was made following months of aerial and underwater surveys after the worst bleaching in recorded history first

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  • Chief Syrian opposition negotiator resigns over failed peace talks

    The Syrian opposition's chief negotiator in stalled UN-brokered peace talks, Mohammed Alloush, announced his resignation Sunday citing the failure of the Geneva negotiations and the continued shelling of rebel-held areas by President Bashar al-Assad's regime. "The three rounds of talks

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  • Hundreds evicted in fresh anti-migrant unrest on French Mayotte island

    Hundreds of foreigners were booted out of their homes on the French Indian Ocean island of Mayotte Sunday in a fresh wave of forced evictions by anti-migrant groups, local officials said. Most of the expelled villagers, mainly from the neighbouring Comoros islands, were forced to head to the capital

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  • American charged over police car attack in Paris protests

    A 27-year-old American man has been charged in connection with the torching of a police car while two officers were inside during a protest in Paris last week, prosecutors said Sunday. Four other men, who were members of an anti-fascist group, have been charged with attempted murder over the incident

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  • Sanctions gone, Iran kicks off EU trade drive in Poland

    Iran's foreign minister kicked off an EU trade drive in Poland on Sunday, in one of Tehran's first moves to drum up business with the West after the lifting of sanctions earlier this year. Javad Zarif is also expected to travel to EU members Finland, Sweden before winding up his trip in Latvia

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  • Iraq forces poised for Fallujah assault

    Elite Iraqi troops were poised to assault one of the Islamic State group's most emblematic bastions, Fallujah, as the jihadists counterattacked in Iraq and neighbouring Syria where thousands of civilians have fled the fighting. Meanwhile, the Syrian opposition's chief negotiator Mohammed Alloush

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  • 'X-Men' sequel eclipses 'Alice' during US Memorial Day weekend

    Superhero sequel "X-Men: Apocalypse" debuted as the top movie at North American box-offices this Memorial day weekend with ticket sales of $65 million, industry figures showed on Sunday.

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  • Hundreds of thousands turn out for Sao Paulo gay pride march

    Hundreds of thousands of marchers turned out Sunday for Sao Paulo's 20th annual Gay Pride parade, one of the biggest such events anywhere in the world, organizers said. Participants said one goal of this year's procession is to offer a major show of support of proposed federal legislation that

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  • Why Women Are Flocking to This New Shopping Site

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  • Hollande, Merkel call for European unity at Verdun centenary

    French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed Sunday for Europe to unite to face its current challenges as they marked the 100th anniversary of Verdun, the longest battle of World War I. The 300 days of fighting in northeast France were one of the bloodiest battles of

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  • Turkey marks Constantinople 'conquest'

    Turkey on Sunday marked the 563rd anniversary of the Ottoman conquest of Istanbul with huge parties and a fireworks show in the former Byzantine imperial capital once known as Constantinople. Around a million people were expected for a giant party in the city to mark its capture in 1453 by Ottoman Sultan

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  • Iraq Kurds launch offensive east of Mosul

    Iraq's Kurdish peshmerga forces on Sunday launched an offensive to retake areas east of Mosul, the Islamic State's main hub in the country, a statement said.

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  • Bulgaria stops 100 migrants at Greek border

    Bulgaria has for the first time blocked around a hundred migrants from entering through its southern border with Greece, sending a "strong message" to human traffickers, a minister said Sunday. "Their return was carried out at a record speed for Europe," said Prime Minister Boyko

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  • Uganda angered at claim of halt to N.Korea military ties

    Uganda hit back Sunday at South Korea's claim that Kampala had ordered a halt to military ties with North Korea in line with UN sanctions, denying it had made such an announcement. South Korean President Park Geun-Hye's spokesman had earlier Sunday told reporters that Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni

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  • Brother of slain Taliban chief's driver presses charges against US

    The brother of a man who was killed alongside the Taliban's slain chief Mullah Akthar Mansour in an American drone strike in southwest Pakistan is pressing murder and terrorism charges against US officials, police said Sunday. Mansour was travelling by car near the town of Ahmad Wal on May 21 when

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  • Bayer CEO invites environmental groups to discuss Monsanto bid

    Bayer's chief executive said in an interview published Sunday he is ready to meet environmental groups to address concerns about his group's plans to take over US agrochemicals giant Monsanto. In an interview with the Sunday newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Werner Baumann also

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  • Fujimori set to debate in Peru presidential runoff

    One week before Peru's presidential runoff, Keiko Fujimori heads into Sunday's final debate hoping to bolster her lead over center-right rival Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Fujimori, 41, a right-wing populist with Peru's Popular Force party, has 46 percent of public backing going into the June

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  • German WWII coding machine found on eBay

    One of the machines used to send coded messages between Adolf Hitler and his generals sold for £10 on eBay after being discovered in a shed in England, the buyer said Sunday. Researchers at The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park saw a "telegram machine" for sale on the auction

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  • France set for transport strike chaos

    France is bracing for a week of severe disruption to transport after unions called for more action in their bitter standoff with the Socialist government over its labour market reforms. The escalating unrest, which last week sparked petrol shortages that forced the government to dip into strategic fuel

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  • Iran says to miss hajj, Saudi 'blocking path to Allah'

    Iran said Sunday its pilgrims will miss this year's hajj because Saudi Arabia, custodian of Islam's holiest sites, was raising obstacles and "blocking the path to Allah" for its faithful. Riyadh said Iran's hajj demands were "unacceptable". The Iranian Hajj Organisation

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