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Bavarians vote in election that may spell doom for Merkel

If the Christian Social Union loses support in Sunday's poll, it could shake German Chancellor Angela Merkel's fragile governing coalition in Berlin.

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Malaysia politician Anwar Ibrahim returns to politics

Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim won a parliamentary seat Saturday, returning to politics just months after receiving a royal pardon for sodomy.

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Mother Mushroom, Vietnamese Activist, Is Said to Be Released

The blogger, whose real name is Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, was freed to fly to the U.S. as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was visiting, rights groups said.

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American Pastor's Hometown Greets His Release From Turkish Prison

American pastor Andrew Brunson was freed last week by a Turkish court after spending two years in prison on terror charges. The evangelical ...

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Guinea coach Paul Put accepts apology form his own player Ibrahima Cisse

Guinea coach Paul Put accepts an apology from his own midfielder Ibrahim Cisse for his angry reaction towards the Belgian after scoring against ...

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Buckethead the bear cub's head freed from jar after three days

Rangers in Maryland help "Buckethead", three days after it is spotted with a plastic jar on its head.

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Andrew Brunson: Pastor in Turkey row arrives home in US

The detention of Andrew Brunson for more than two years strained ties between Turkey and the US.

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Anwar Ibrahim returns to Malaysian politics with by-election win

The former deputy Malaysian PM wins a parliamentary seat, months after he was released from jail.

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Venezuela 'frees Lorent Saleh amid suicide concerns'

Lorent Saleh, 30, has been freed and flown to Spain after four years in prison, officials say.

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US pastor Andrew Brunson freed by Turkish court

A Turkish court has freed US pastor Andrew Brunson two years after he was detained, charged with helping to plot a coup against President Recep ...

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Trump to Host US Pastor Freed by Turkish Court

U.S. President Donald Trump said he will meet at the White House Saturday with American pastor Andrew Brunson, who returned to the U.S. after being ...

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American Pastor on Trial in Turkey

The trial of an American pastor whose detention has sparked a diplomatic standoff between Ankara and Washington resumed Friday in Turkey. Speculation has been growing that Turkey could allow Andrew Brunson to return to the United States, ending ...

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Poll Finds Partisan Divide in Concerns for Election Security

With the midterm elections less than a month away, a strong majority of Americans are concerned the nation's voting systems might be vulnerable to hackers, according to a poll released Wednesday. That is roughly unchanged from concerns about election security held by Americans just before the 2016 presidential election, but with a twist. Two ...

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Brazil election: Far-right Bolsonaro 'will not soften rhetoric'

The winner of the first round of Brazil's presidential poll says he will not tone down his rhetoric.

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Romania marriage poll: Referendum to ban gay unions fails

Just 20.4% voted in a referendum to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

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Three things we just learned about millennial voters

A recent Buzzfeed News poll of 1,006 millennials between 22 and 37 years old surveyed them about which side of the political aisle they prefer and ...

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Pompeo Seeks Allied Unity in Dealing With N. Korea

America's top diplomat left Tokyo for Pyongyang on Sunday after pledging that the U.S. would coordinate with allies Japan and South Korea on efforts ...

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Government Won’t Challenge Freedom for Pizza Deliveryman

An Ecuadorian pizza deliveryman freed from an immigration detention facility by a judge who criticized the handling of the case will remain free after the government declined Friday to pursue an appeal. Attorneys notified the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan that the government won’t challenge a judge’s July decision freeing Pablo ...

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Bird-watchers cry foul over suspect votes in poll

Barely an election goes past without an allegation of meddling or cheating, but one might imagine that a Bird of the Year poll would be less controversial.

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Romania marriage poll: One man, one woman definition up for vote

"One woman and one man" could replace the neutral "spouse" in Romania's constitution after a vote.

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Left or Right: Whose Side Is History On?

Speaking in Zurich earlier this year about economic nationalism, America’s right-wing populist ideologue Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s ...

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Maine Candidates Aim for Civility After Outgoing Firebrand Governor

Maine's outgoing firebrand Republican governor has railed on his perceived opponents with fury and gusto over an eight-year term marked by ...

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FBI Report on Kavanaugh Draws Partisan Reactions

Amid strenuous objections by Democrats, Senate Republicans on Thursday pledged to move forward with votes to confirm U.S. President Donald Trump's ...

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Six rescue divers drown trying to save teen in Malaysia

The six men were searching for a teenager thought to have fallen into a mining pool in Malaysia.

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US Senate Could Hold Final Kavanaugh Vote Saturday

The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill an open seat on the U.S. Supreme Court is moving toward a final vote as early as Saturday. First though, senators are on Thursday reviewing an FBI report on allegations Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a woman when both were teenagers and that he exposed himself to another woman during their first ...

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Stranded for Months at Malaysia Airport, a Syrian Refugee Is Arrested

Since March, Hassan al-Kontar has been camped out in the terminal at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia.

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Cameroon election: Five things to know about the presidential poll

The country will vote for its next president amid a civil conflict in its English-speaking regions.

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