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Tuesday, May 03, 2016

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Bangkok temple now a venerated site for Leicester City fans

Bangkok temple now a venerated site for Leicester City fans

Tucked in the Chinatown area of Bangkok is a Buddhist temple that has turned overnight into a venerated site for Leicester City's fans, at least the ones in Thailand
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Details of N. Korea party congress secret, but goals clear

Details of N. Korea party congress secret, but goals clear

North Korea is the world's last great master of Cold War-era spectacle and it is likely to deliver a big one when the country's ruling party holds its first congress in 36 years later this week
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Tens of thousands Shiite pilgrims converge on Baghdad shrine

Tens of thousands Shiite pilgrims converge on Baghdad shrine

Tens of thousands of Shiite pilgrims converge on Baghdad shrine for commemoration of revered imam
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Spain king signs decree for unprecedented new elections

Spain's King Felipe VI has signed a decree dissolving parliament and calling new elections for June 26 after deputies elected in an inconclusive December election failed to select a new prime minister
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Philippines to discuss lease of Japan surveillance planes

The Philippine defense chief says his government has agreed in principle to lease five Japanese surveillance planes to be used in patrolling disputed areas of the South China Sea and in search-and-rescue missions during disasters
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Threats force Afghan boy, fan of Messi, to leave the country

Father of 5-year-old Afghan boy who got autographed shirts from his soccer hero Messi says family moved to Pakistan amid threats
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India says its top court must rule on Italian marine's bail

India says its top court must rule on Italian marine's bail

India says its top court must decide whether an Italian marine can return to his country on bail
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Hungary's supreme court clears way migrant quotas referendum

Hungary's Kuria, the supreme court, has cleared the way for a government-initiated referendum on a European Union plan for a quota for the resettlement of migrants and refugees within the bloc
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French parliament debates labor law after violent protests

After a month of often violent protests, French legislators are starting to debate a hotly contested labor bill that would make it easier to fire workers and weaken some union powers
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Gaza sewage poisons coastline, threatens Israel

Gaza sewage poisons coastline, threatens Israel

Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip's Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone
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