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Bolivia has passed a law allowing children to work from the age of 10

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Bolivia has passed a law allowing children to work from the age of 10 as long as they also attend school and are self-employed. The...

The Australian Senate has voted to repeal the carbon tax

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The Australian Senate has voted to repeal the carbon tax, a levy on the biggest polluters passed by the previous Labor government. PM Tony Abbott,...

Barack Obama was interrupted by two people while delivering a speech on the economy at the Paramount Theater in Austin

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President Barack Obama was interrupted by two people while delivering a speech on the economy on Thursday at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas. The...

Ashraf Ghani came out ahead in preliminary results from the second round of Afghanistan’s presidential election

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Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani has called for an "extensive audit" of votes. Ashraf Ghani made the appeal before meeting US Secretary of State John...

China's trade surplus narrowed to $32 billion in June 2014 after export growth slowed and imports increased

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China's trade surplus narrowed to $32 billion in June 2014 after export growth slowed and imports increased, showing the economy is still stabilizing after...

US diplomats at the Beijing talks are expected to discuss China's currency, North Korea and tensions in the South China Sea

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Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Beijing for the annual China-US dialogue. China’s President Xi Jinping has called for mutual respect between the...

Abdullah Abdullah has claimed victory in the second round of Afghanistan’s presidential race, despite results giving a lead to his rival, Ashraf Ghani

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Abdullah Abdullah has claimed victory in the second round of Afghanistan’s presidential race, despite results giving a lead to his rival, Ashraf Ghani. Addressing supporters...

Germany is planning to tax the millions of foreign drivers who use its roads from 2016 onwards

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Germany is planning to tax the millions of foreign drivers who use its roads, including the famous autobahn highway, from 2016 onwards. Transport Minister Alexander...

Ashraf Ghani is leading the Afghan presidential race after preliminary results

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Ashraf Ghani is leading the Afghan presidential race, according to preliminary results. The former finance minister won 56.44% of votes cast in the June 14...

Angela Merkel has begun a three-day visit to China with trade issues high on the agenda

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German leader Angela Merkel has begun a three-day visit to China with trade issues high on the agenda. Germany and China are important trading partners...

Senegal’s President Macky Sall has asked Aminata Toure to stand down, after less than a year in office

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Senegal’s PM Aminata Toure has been sacked after her ruling party's poor results in local elections last Sunday. Local officials said President Macky Sall had...

Russia's State Duma has passed a law requiring internet companies to store Russian citizens' personal data inside the country

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Russia's State Duma (lower house of parliament) has passed a law requiring internet companies to store Russian citizens' personal data inside the country. The Kremlin...

Mitt Romney has denied any interest in another campaign

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According to a recent Quinnipiac University survey, 44% of Americans think the US "would be better off than it is today" if Mitt Romney...

Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats approved the national minimum wage as part of a power-sharing deal with the Social Democratic Party

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Germany has approved its first minimum wage, in a vote in the Bundestag on Thursday. The wage will be set at 8.50 euros ($11.50) per...

The US economy added 288,000 jobs in June 2014

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According to latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US economy added 288,000 jobs in June 2014. The unemployment rate dropped to 6.1%,...

Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation over alleged influence peddling

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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation over alleged influence peddling. Nicolas Sarkozy, 59, appeared before a judge in Paris late...

Recep Tayyip Erdogan will run for president in Turkey’s first direct election in August

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Turkey’s PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan will run for president in the first direct election in August, his governing AK Party has confirmed. Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is back to work after he spent two months into rehab for drug and alcohol abuse

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is back to work after spending two months into rehab for drug and alcohol abuse, which he described as life-saving. In...

Hillary Clinton criticized the Supreme Court for ruling that an employer can refuse to provide women with contraception on religious grounds

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Hillary Clinton criticized the Supreme Court for ruling that an employer can refuse to provide women with contraception on religious grounds. Hillary Clinton said when...

Nicolas Sarkozy has been held in France for questioning over alleged influence peddling

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Former President Nicolas Sarkozy has been held in France for questioning over alleged influence peddling. The decision to detain Nicolas Sarkozy at Nanterre, near Paris,...

General Xu Caihou has been accused of accepting bribes and expelled from China’s Communist Party

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China’s top military official, General Xu Caihou, has been accused of accepting bribes and expelled from the Communist Party, state media report. Gen. Xu Caihou...

Five people were arrested on suspicion of plotting to destabilize Bulgaria's banks

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Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev has announced he will dissolve parliament and appoint an interim government, amid concerns over the country's banking system. Rosen Plevneliev's comments...

The rumors about a possible romance between Amado Boudou and Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner ran like wildfire in Buenos Aires

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In an unauthorized biography of Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, author Lindner Franco tells about lovers, bookmarks, money, business and power are the...

Guangzhou's party boss Wan Qingliang is suspected of serious disciplinary violations

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Guangzhou Communist Party leader Wan Qingliang is being investigated for corruption, a party disciplinary commission has said. Wan Qingliang, 50, is suspected of "serious disciplinary...

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha said any new election in Thailand would have to take place under a new constitution

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Thailand's military leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha has announced that new elections will only take place after October 2015. Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha made the announcement in...

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