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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is set to kick off his re-election campaign

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is set to kick off his re-election campaign at an event his brother and campaign aide has called "history in...
India is voting in the biggest day of the general election pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP

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India is voting in the biggest day of the general election pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP. Polling takes place in...
China's economy grew by 7.4 percent in 2014 Q1, better than what many were expecting

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China's economy grew by 7.4% in 2014 Q1, better than what many were expecting. However, it is a slowdown from 7.7% growth in the final...
Silvio Berlusconi should serve a one-year sentence for tax fraud doing community service

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Italy's ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi should serve a one-year sentence for tax fraud doing community service, a Milan court has ruled. Silvio Berlusconi, 77, was convicted...
Afghanistan’s former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah is slightly ahead of Ashraf Ghani in the country's presidential election

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Afghanistan’s former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah is slightly ahead of Ashraf Ghani in the country's presidential election, partial results have shown. With about 500,000 votes...
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has urged other countries to contribute more to the economic rescue of Ukraine

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In a statement to the International Monetary Fund, US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has urged other countries to contribute more to the economic rescue...
Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning amid problematic launch of President Barack Obama's healthcare law

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Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning amid problematic launch of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, US media report. The ObamaCare - regarded by the president's...
Narendra Modi has for the first time publicly admitted that he is married

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Controversial prime ministerial candidate of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Narendra Modi has for the first time publicly admitted that he is...
The Chinese exports and imports fell sharply in March 2014

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The Chinese exports and imports fell sharply in March 2014, adding to recent indicators pointing to a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. China's exports...
Indians are voting on the first big day of the general election pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP

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Indians are voting on the first big day of the general election pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP. Polling is being...
Philippine top court has approved a birth control law, in a defeat for the Catholic Church

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Philippine top court has approved a birth control law, in a defeat for the Catholic Church. The law requires government health centers to distribute free...
The World Bank now expects the Chinese economy to grow by 7.6 percent in 2014, down from its earlier projection of 7.7 percent

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Chinese economy's growth forecast has been slightly cut by the World Bank, citing a "bumpy start to the year". The World Bank now expects the...
Hungary’s PM Viktor Orban has declared victory in Sunday's parliamentary election, winning a second consecutive term

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Hungary’s PM Viktor Orban has declared victory in Sunday's parliamentary election, winning a second consecutive term. Viktor Orban’s centre-right Fidesz has polled 45%, with most...
India has begun voting in the world's biggest election

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India has begun voting in the world's biggest election, with the nine-phase ballot beginning on Monday and concluding on May 12. India ruling Congress party...
Nigeria has become Africa's biggest economy after rebasing its GDP

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Nigeria has become Africa's biggest economy after rebasing its GDP, leaving South Africa behind. Nigerian GDP (Gross Domestic Product) now includes previously uncounted industries like...
Viktor Orban and his right-wing Fidesz party are seeking another term in office in elections on Sunday

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Hungary's PM Viktor Orban and his right-wing Fidesz party are seeking another term in office in elections on Sunday. Fidesz is expected to win between...
More than 7 million people out of an estimated eligible 12 million voted in Afghanistan's election for a new president

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More than 7 million people out of an estimated eligible 12 million voted in Afghanistan's election for a new president, the country's electoral commission...
Darth Vader’s bid for Ukraine's presidency has been rejected

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Darth Vader’s bid for Ukraine's presidency has been rejected. The man, who appears in the costume of Darth Vader and is often accompanied by people...
Yingluck Shinawatra’s supporters say they are holding the rally to deter her opponents from attempts to oust her

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Thailand's pro-government Red Shirt movement has warned that any attempt to oust PM Yingluck Shinawatra could trigger a civil war. The movement’s leaders issued the...
Afghanistan is voting for a new president in what will be the nation's first ever transfer of power through the ballot box

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Afghanistan is voting for a new president in what will be the nation's first ever transfer of power through the ballot box. A massive security...
The US economy added 192,000 new jobs in March 2014

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The US economy added 192,000 new jobs in March 2014, in line with expectations, as the unemployment rate held steady at 6.7%. Severe weather over...
The US Supreme Court has struck down overall donor limits for political campaigns

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The US Supreme Court has struck down overall donor limits for political campaigns. The court ruled 5-4 that individuals could give to candidates, parties and...
Segolene Royal is President Francois Hollande's ex-partner and the mother of his four children

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Segolene Royal, President Francois Hollande's ex-partner and the mother of his four children, has joined France’s new government in a major reshuffle by the...
Greece is to receive its next 8.3 billion euro bailout in three installments

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Greece is to receive its next 8.3 billion euro ($11.4 billion) bailout in three installments, eurozone finance ministers have announced. A first tranche of 6.3...
The Obamacare enrollment period ended midnight Monday with hundreds of thousands of Americans signing up for insurance

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The Obamacare enrollment period ended midnight Monday with hundreds of thousands of Americans signing up for insurance under Barack Obama's healthcare program, in a...
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