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Anti-drone activist allegedly abducted by intelligence agency

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A court in Pakistan has ordered the government to produce an anti-drone activist who lawyers say was detained by the country's intelligence agencies.

FLOOD CLAIMS NO LESS THAN 50 LIVES IN BURUNDI

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At least 50 people are reported to have died after floods and landslides hit the Burundi capital, Bujumbura.

US NAVAL OFFICER SENTENCED TO 30YEARS FOR SELLING US SECRETS TO RUSSIAN SPIES

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A former US navy sailor, Robert Hoffman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for attempted espionage.

THE EU RESTORES BUILDS ECONOMIC TIES WITH CUBA

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The European Union has agreed to launch negotiations with Cuba aimed at restoring full bilateral relations with the communist-run island.

FRENCH PRESIDENT ON STATE VISIT TO THE USA

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French president, Francois Hollande, has arrived in the US for a state visit, as he and president Barack Obama tout their co-operation on issues from Iran to trade and climate change.

CHINA AND TAIWAN MOVE TO MEND FENCES

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China and Taiwan have begun the highest-level talks since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949.

U.S GOVERNMENT RAISES SECURITY LEVEL

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The U.S has issued a security alert to its citizens about an "unconfirmed threat" to flights from Guyana.

 

JAPANESE VESSEL INVADES NEW ZEALAND TERRITORY

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New Zealand has described the entry of a Japanese whaling fleet vessel into its exclusive economic zone as "deeply disrespectful".

Farmers launch protest against Prime Minister

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More than 1,000 farmers protested outside the Thai government's temporary headquarters on Monday over the state's failure to pay for rice bought under a subsidy scheme.

Update on the UK flood

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Several water gauges along the River Thames in the UK have measured record levels as flood waters continue to rise.

Popular Comedian under investigation for fraud, money laundering

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Police in France have raided properties linked to controversial comedian, Dieudonne M'bala M'bala as part of a fraud inquiry. 

French woman files an appeal after being sentenced to 8 years for drug trafficking

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French woman, Liana Guillon - jailed in the Dominican Republic in 2012 following a conviction on drug trafficking charges - launched a new appeal on Monday to plead for her release.

Fresh tensions arise between Japan and South Korea over new Japanese policy

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The South Korean foreign ministry made an official protest against Japan on Tuesday over Tokyo's changes to teaching guidelines to strengthen claims on disputed islands.

Thai Protesters threaten to shut down government body overseeing emergency decree

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Around 500 anti-government protesters gathered outside the army club compound in the Thai capital, where Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra held a weekly cabinet meeting, as the two sides traded threats in a lengthy political crisis.

Ukraine's political future uncertain following Prime Minister's resignation

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Ukrainian Prime Minister, Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of unrest, his press service said.

South Africa's opposition party goes bankrupt ahead of presidential elections

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South Africa's main opposition party has announced anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele will be its presidential candidate this year.

Mohammed Mursi could be getting the death sentence

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The trial of Egypt's former Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, began on Tuesday over a mass jail break in 2011, one of three cases against him since he was ousted by the army in July last year.

Another protest breaks out in Cambodia

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Hundreds of Cambodian military police on monday fired smoke bombs to break up demonstrators in Phnom Penh protesting against rejection of opposition-aligned beehive radio station's expansion into TV.  

Ukraine's Justice Minister threatens to call a state of emergency

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Ukraine's Justice Minister, Olena Lukash warned protesters on Monday  she may call for a state of emergency after demonstrators broke into and occupied the ministry's building.  

Iraqi security forces in intense battle with Al-Qaeda-linked militants

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At least seven peoples have been killed by military strikes in Falluja while Al Qaeda linked militants attacked an army post.