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Ailing Algerian President Set to Serve 4th Term Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has won re-election, a result that paves the way for him to serve a fourth term, despite poor health.The interior ministry released official preliminary results on Friday that show Mr. Bouteflika captured almost 82
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Powerful Quake Rattles Mexico A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake has rattled central and southern Mexico.Buildings swayed, windows shattered and people rushed into the street during Friday's quake. Officials say there are no immediate reports of injuries or damages.The US Geological
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Search and Rescue Attempts for Sunken Ferry Read full story for latest details.
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Deadly Blast Rocks Syrian City of Homs Syrian state television and a rights group say a car bomb in the central city of Homs has killed several people. The state television report says 14 were killed when the blast erupted outside a mosque in a pro-government district the city. Worshippers wer
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Earthquake Rattles Mexico A powerful earthquake struck Mexico on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital and sending people running out into the street. The magnitude 7.5 quake was centered in the western state of Guerrero, north of the beach resort of Acapulco, the U.S. Geologic
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Vice Principal of South Korean School in Ferry Disaster Commits Suicide Police say a high school vice principal rescued from the South Korean ferry that capsized Wednesday has committed suicide.The news comes as hopes dim of finding any of the nearly 270 people missing from the Sewol ferry alive.The 52-year-old vice principal
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Malawi Women Intensify Fight for Equal Space in Public Office Women rights campaigners have intensified their 50/50 drive to have equal representation in the May 20 elections. Malawi ranks as one of the countries with low female representation not only in southern Africa, but globally. At the moment, only 22 percent
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Turkish President Rules Out Role Swap with Erdogan Turkey's president appeared to rule out a job swap with Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan when his term as head of state ends in a few months, signaling strains between the allies following months of political tension. President Abdullah Gul's comments on Fri
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China's Environmentalists Face Steep Challenges In China, there is increasing public interest in environmental protections, but few legal avenues to go after and punish polluters. In the western city Lanzhou, a group of citizens has tried to file a lawsuit after a chemical leak contaminated their water
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S. Korea Ferry Search Efforts Hampered for 3rd Day Efforts to rescue some 270 people from a sunken passenger ferry in South Korea were hampered for a third day as hopes for survivors fades. Anxiety and anger are growing among relatives of the missing, most of them high school students. Workers at Paengmok
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