Japan’s Koike pins hopes on tax, nuclear to unseat Abe

Japan’s Koike pins hopes on tax, nuclear to unseat Abe

The popular governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, Friday unveiled her policy platform to unseat Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, pledging to scrap nuclear power by 2030 and freeze a planned tax hike. ...
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Liberian women hold mass fast for peaceful elections

Liberian women hold mass fast for peaceful elections

Dressed in identical printed skirts, a hundred Liberian women knelt in prayer after another long day in three weeks of fasting, appealing once more that their country be spared of violence. ...
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US probe met ex-British spy over Trump claims, says CNN

US probe met ex-British spy over Trump claims, says CNN

US investigators have met with a former British spy who compiled a salacious dossier on President Donald Trump's alleged campaign ties to Russia, CNN reported on Thursday. ...
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UN blacklists Saudi-led coalition for killing children in Yemen

UN blacklists Saudi-led coalition for killing children in Yemen

The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen was Thursday placed on a UN blacklist for killing and maiming children, drawing fresh calls from rights groups to step up pressure on Riyadh over the conflict. ...
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Anti-nuclear campaign ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize

Anti-nuclear campaign ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize

Nuclear disarmament group ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its decade-long campaign to rid the world of the atomic bomb as nuclear-fuelled crises swirl over North Korea and Iran. ...
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Anti-Abortion Lawmaker Resign From Congress After Pressuring Mistress To Abort

Anti-Abortion Lawmaker Resign From Congress After Pressuring Mistress To Abort

An anti-lawmaker, GOP Rep. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania, who allegedly urged his mistress to have an abortion when he thought she was pregnant, is resigning from Congress. Murphy’s decision came after the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published text messages between...
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6.0-magnitude quake hits off Japan coast, no tsunami warning

6.0-magnitude quake hits off Japan coast, no tsunami warning

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Fukushima in Japan on Friday but there was no risk of a tsunami, officials said. ...
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Catalan police chief in court accused of sedition

Catalan police chief in court accused of sedition

Catalonia's police chief appeared in court in Madrid on Friday to answer accusations of sedition over his handling of unrest last month sparked by the region's contested independence drive. ...
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Japanese reporter died after 159 hours of overtime

Japanese reporter died after 159 hours of overtime

Japan's public broadcaster apologised Friday to the parents of a young reporter who died of heart failure after logging 159 hours of overtime in a month. ...
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At least 16 killed in Russian train-bus collision

At least 16 killed in Russian train-bus collision

At least 16 people were killed on Friday when a train slammed into a passenger bus that had broken down on a level crossing east of Moscow, authorities said Friday. ...
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