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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.

Peace Talks: Syrian rebels push for release of detained rebels

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The Syrian peace talks in Geneva are due to move on to wider political questions such as the divisive issue of transfer of power in the country. 

French President separates from his First Lady amidst rumors of infidelity on his part

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French President François Hollande announced his separation from first lady Valerie Trierweiler on Saturday following a media storm over allegations he is having an affair with an actress.

Details of the ongoing peace talks between Syrian opposition and Assad's government

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Syrian government and opposition delegations resumed face-to-face talks on Sunday expected to tackle humanitarian issues including opposition calls for Damascus to release women and child prisoners.

Chinese court sentences rights activist to 4 years in prison

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A Chinese court has sentenced one of the country’s most prominent rights advocates to four years in prison after he campaigned for the rights of children from rural areas to be educated in cities and for officials to disclose their assets

Suicide bomber strikes again in Afghanistan

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A suicide bomber attacked an Afghan army bus in Kabul on Sunday, killing four people and wounding up to 22. 

Three Egyptian soldiers killed in new spate of violence in Egypt

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Gunmen killed three Egyptian soldiers in an attack on a bus in the Sinai peninsula on Sunday, prompting the army to threaten to eliminate the Muslim brotherhood, which it blames for much of Egypt’s political violence.

Ukraine Protest: Opposition rejects Yanukovych's offer

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Police clashed with protesters who blockaded a building in central Kiev on Sunday and the fate of Ukraine's government was uncertain after embattled President Viktor Yanukovich’s offered opposition leaders key posts

Judge orders the gang-rape of 20-year old girl

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A tribal group in India's eastern west bengal province, on Friday , took part in a silent protest rally after a village court allegedly ordered the gang-rape of a 20-year-old woman as a punishment for having a relationship with a man from a different community.

Thai Protesters vow to disrupt upcoming elections

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Thai protesters marched to the Bangkok Cooperative Auditing Department on Friday in their bid to pressure the government to step down as Thailand's constitutional court could rule whether a February 2 election can go ahead

US 2016 Presidential hopeful meets with South Korean Foreign Minister

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US Senator Marco Rubio met South Korean foreign minister, Yun Byun-Se in Seoul on Friday in a visit aimed at boosting bilateral ties between the two countries.