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The 'spiritual leader' of the group behind the 2002 Bali bombings will be freed

Abu Bakar Bashir, a radical Islamic cleric and the alleged mastermind behind the 2002 Bali bombings, has been granted early release from jail on humanitarian grounds.

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Early Surge of Democratic Contenders for 2020

Several Democrats have taken steps in recent days to get an early jump on the 2020 presidential race. Democrats expect a large field of candidates will compete to take on President Donald Trump when he runs for re-election next year. But many analysts believe that as of now there is no clear front-runner in the Democratic field. Democrat ...

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US Navy Chief: Aircraft Carrier Could Pass Through Taiwan Strait

The U.S. Navy has not ruled out sending an aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait, despite military technology advances by China that pose a ...

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Ex Trump Lawyer Cohen Paid Man to Rig Online Polls

President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen admitted Thursday that he paid a man in 2015 to rig online opinion polls to favor Trump as he ...

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Malaysia revises 'victim-shaming' school text book

The book for nine-year-olds said girls face rejection and shame if they don't protect their modesty.

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McDonald's loses case against Irish rival

Fast food company Supermac's hails the end of the "McBully" after winning the trademark case.

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Trump: New Honduras Migrant Caravan Justifies Need for Border Wall

U.S. President Donald Trump contended Tuesday that a new migrant caravan leaving Honduras justifies his demand for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border to keep them from surging into the United States. "A big new Caravan is heading up to our Southern ...

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Trump Warns Turkey of Economic Devastation if It Attacks Kurds in Syria

President Donald Trump is warning Turkey it would face economic devastation if it strikes at the Kurds when U.S. forces pull out of Syria.   "Likewise, do not want the Kurds to provoke Turkey," Trump said in a tweet late Sunday. Without giving any further details, he wrote "Create 20 mile (32 kilometers) safe zone."   "Russia, Iran, and Syria ...

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No longer a dirty word? More Democrats call themselves 'liberal,' poll shows

New data show that L-word has emerged from its exile and is being embraced by those who once shunned it.

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Trump: Broken Border More Damaging than Government Shutdown

U.S. President Donald Trump contended Sunday that the damage from the country’s “badly broken border” with Mexico is “far greater” than the effects ...

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How does Tshisekedi's win in DR Congo add up?

Take a look at the evidence raised by some who doubt the results of the historic presidential poll.

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Poll: Faith in Clergy’s Honesty Tanks Among US Catholics

A Gallup poll has found that fewer than a third of U.S. Catholics rate the honesty and ethical standards of clergy as “very high” or “high,” the latest evidence of the hierarchy’s diminished credibility as a result of the clergy sex abuse ...

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Fergal Keane: The divisive aftermath of DR Congo poll

Africa editor Fergal Keane asks what's next as opposition leader Tshisekedi wins DR Congo presidency.

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Political Pressure Leaves Little Room for Resolving Shutdown

There is no easy way out. As the third government shutdown of President Donald Trump's tenure stretched into its 20th day, political pressures on Trump and the Democrats have left little room for compromise in the standoff over funding for a border wall. Most prominently, Trump's narrow focus on the desires of his most ardent supporters has him ...

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Malaysia Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about Malaysia to learn more about the country located in Southeast Asia.

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British Base in Southeast Asia Would Antagonize China

A British amphibious warfare ship passed through the South China Sea in August and China, Asia’s strongest military power with a claim to almost the ...

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Turkey Criticizes US Demands for Syrian Kurds' Safety

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday White House National Security Adviser John Bolton was making "a very serious mistake" in ...

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Eyeing 2020, Harris Addresses Prosecutorial Past in Memoir

As she nears a decision on whether to seek the presidency, Sen. Kamala Harris is taking on what could be a hurdle in a Democratic primary: her past as a prosecutor. In her memoir published Tuesday, the California Democrat describes herself as a "progressive prosecutor" and says it's a "false choice" to decide between supporting the police and ...

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Malaysia’s King, an Unusual Monarch, Abruptly Leaves His Job

Malaysian kings only serve five-year terms, but Sultan Muhammad V lasted only two years, prompting widespread speculation about his departure.

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Malaysia king: Sultan Muhammad V abdicates in historic first

Muhammad V is the first monarch to step away from the throne since the country gained independence.

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Malaysia King Abdicates After Only 2 Years

The 49-year-old ruler resigned as Malaysia’s 15th king less than halfway into his 5-year term, and the palace provided no explanation for why he was ...

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Iowans Prepare for Surge in Presidential Hopeful Visits

The race to challenge U.S. President Donald Trump in November 2020 kicked off in earnest Saturday, when the first major Democratic Party hopeful to ...

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Ibrahim al-Jaafari Fast Facts

Read CNN's Ibrahim al-Jaafari Fast Facts and learn more about the life of the foreign minister and former prime minister of Iraq.

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Young Muslims Celebrate with First Somali-American in Congress

On Thursday, the first Muslim women to serve in Congress, Democrats Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan were sworn into office, as ...

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AP-NORC Poll: Immigration Among the Top Concerns in 2019

As much of the U.S. government remains shut down over President Donald Trump’s insistence on funding for his border wall, nearly half of Americans identify immigration as a top issue for the government to work on this year. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll conducted shortly before the shutdown began finds that ...

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‘No Deal’ Brexit Finding Favor With British Conservatives

A new poll of Conservative Party members shows that 57 percent prefer leaving the European Union without a deal, despite warnings of price increases and food shortages.

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Manson Follower Beausoleil Recommended for Parole 

A California parole panel has for the first time recommended that Charles Manson follower Robert Beausoleil be freed after nearly a half-century in prison.    California's incoming governor, Gavin Newsom, could block Thursday's decision in coming ...

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