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Abdul vows to eradicate the Muslim Brotherhood Group

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Egyptian Presidential favourite and Former Army Chief Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi has vowed that the banned Muslim brotherhood group "will not exist," should he win.  

Militiamen storm the Libyan government’s security headquarters

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Five people were reported killed and at least ten other wounded when militiamen tried to storm the Libyan government’s security headquarters in Benghazi.

Ukrainian forces attack Slavyansk

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Ukrainian forces attacked the rebel-held city of Slavyansk before dawn on Friday while pro-Russia separatists shot down at least one attack helicopter, killing a pilot, in a sharp escalation of the conflict.

Syria suicide bombing

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At least 18 people, including children, have been killed in two suicide bombings in the Syrian province of Hama

South Korean train crash

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Dozens of people have been injured after two trains ran into the back of another that had stopped at a station in East Seoul

Flight MH370 update: Full search may take up to a year

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A full search of the suspected crash area could take up to a year of the missing Malaysian airliner MH370

Ukraine crisis continues

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Ukraine's acting President, Olexander Turchynov, has admitted his forces are helpless to quell unrest driven by Pro-Russian activists in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk.

Militants attack Army Base in Afghanistan

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Afghan forces backed by NATO air power have repelled an assault by more than 300 militants including foreign fighters on an army base close to the Pakistani border

Clayton Lockett dies after heart attack

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A US Death row inmate in Oklahoma died of a heart attack after his execution was halted because the lethal injection of three drugs failed to work properly.

Australian wreckage claims on MH370

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The intensive aerial search for surface wreckage from flight MH370 officially ended Wednesday as the hunt was drastically scaled back, with ships also moving out of the remote Indian ocean area where the plane is believed to have gone down.

Elections in India: Modi votes

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The man tipped to be India's next prime minister, Narendra Modi, has voted in his home state of Gujarat in the seventh phase of the general election

South Sudan's civil war continues regardless of truce made in January

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More than 9000 child soldiers have been fighting in South Sudan’s brutal civil war. UN Human Rights Chief, Navi Pillay, said both the army and rebel forces had recruited the children.

Elections in Iraq

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There has been heavy security across Iraq as the country votes in its first parliamentary elections since us troops withdrew three years ago.

Thai PM, Election Commission agree to hold new vote in July

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Thailand's prime minister and the country's Election Commission agreed on Wednesday to hold an election in July despite the opposition's reluctance to say whether it will take part after boycotting a February poll that was later annulled. Anti-government protesters have vowed to disrupt any election, as they did in February as part of a six-month campaign to oust Prime Minister Yingluck, raising questions over whether the polls will go ahead smoothly. "The prime minister and the Election Commission agree on a July 20 election," Puchong Nutrawong, secretary-general of the commission told reporters. He said the commission would ask the government to issue a royal decree and get the king's endorsement for the vote. The cabinet, which must also sign off on an election, would likely consider the decree next week, he said. Thailand has been in crisis since November, with sometimes violent street protests and legal challenges to Yingluck, who risks being removed by the courts next month. A court nullified February's election because of rules that stipulate the vote must be held on the same day across the country. Voting was not held in 28 southern constituencies because candidates were stopped from registering. Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban has shown no sign of giving in, even though the number of demonstrators has dwindled considerably. "We are approaching D-day, the details of which will be revealed tomorrow. This will be our final uprising, our ultimate gathering," Suthep told supporters on Tuesday. Offers by opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva to mediate in the crisis have met with skepticism. He has called for talks and for a political reform process to take place alongside a general election. "I will outline a way out for Thailand and put it to the public. This will take one or two days," Abhisit said on Wednesday. "I will send the proposal to Yingluck and Suthep ... If the public accepts the proposal it will be our exit strategy but if it does not, each side must continue their own way." He has declined to comment on whether his Democrat Party will take part in a July vote. The crisis broadly pits Bangkok's middle class and royalist establishment against the mainly poor, rural supporters of Yingluck and her brother, ousted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, who lives in self-imposed exile abroad. Protesters accuse Thaksin, who was ousted in a 2006 coup, of corruption while in office and of harboring republican sympathies, accusations he denies. "Red shirt" supporters of Thaksin and Yingluck have vowed to defend the caretaker premier if she is removed and they plan a large rally on the outskirts of Bangkok on May 6 ahead of legal decisions that could see Yingluck forced from office. Thaksin or his loyalists have own every election since 2001 and the former telecoms tycoon still retains huge support, especially in the rural north and northeast and among the urban poor.

China says premier's Africa visit about more than just oil deals

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is to visit four African countries, including oil-rich Angola and Nigeria, but will not be going simply for energy deals as China increasingly aims to boost African living standards, officials said on Wednesday.  

Kerry to resume Mideast peace talks after a pause

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To both critics and supporters, it was "classic" John Kerry.  

Twelve people killed and many more wounded in Syria

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Twelve people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a mortar attack on a technical institute in central Damascus.

Car bomb explosion rocks military barracks in Libya

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A car bomb has exploded at the gates of a military barracks near the airport in the Libyan city of Benghazi, killing two soldiers.

Mohammed Badie and 682 supporters sentenced to death

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An Egyptian court this Monday sentenced the leader of the outlawed Muslim brotherhood Mohammed Badie and 682 supporters to death intensifying a crackdown on the movement that could trigger protests and political violence ahead of an election next month.

Authorities keep search on for missing Malaysian plane

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Authorities have ruled out any link between debris picked up on an Australian beach and a missing Malaysian jetliner as a tropical cyclone again threatened to hamper a 26-nation air, surface and underwater search of the Indian Ocean.