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Islam Karimov set to reprise presidential role as Uzbekistan heads to the polls

Islam Karimov, reprise ,presidential role, Uzbekistan, polls

Islam Karimov, Uzbekistan’s president, heads for the polls on Sunday, in a vote guaranteed to cement another five years in office for the septuagenarian leader who has ruled the repressive ...

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Saudi planes pound Yemeni capital in second night of bombing, witnesses say

Saudi, planes, pound, Yemen, bombing,

War planes from a Saudi-led coalition attacked Yemen’s capital Sana’a through the night on Friday, bombing rebel Houthi strongholds before stopping around dawn, witnesses said. As Arab leaders gather for ...

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Nicola Sturgeon pledges solidarity with disillusioned UK voters

SNP, Nicola Sturgeon, pledge, solidarity, UK, voters

Nicola Sturgeon will deliver a message of “friendship and solidarity” to people across the UK who want an ally in shaking up the Westminster system. In the keynote address to ...

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Biden facing pressure to decide on challenge to Clinton

Biden,challenge, Hillary Clinton

Joe Biden may come under pressure to decide whether he will challenge Hillary Clinton for the White House sooner than anticipated, as liberal anxiety has prompted multiplying grassroots supporters to ...

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Warren: banks could halt donations in protest at senator’s plans

Elizabeth Warren, banks, halt, donations, senator

Big Wall Street banks are so upset with Elizabeth Warren’s call for them to be broken up that some have discussed withholding campaign donations to Senate Democrats in symbolic protest, ...

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Senate minority leader to step down after three decades

Senate, minority leader, Harry Reid, step down,

The Senate Democratic minority leader, Harry Reid, announced on Friday he will not seek re-election in 2016, ending a congressional career that spanned three decades. The Nevada senator, who has ...

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Banned girls from Syria trio’s school

Banned syria school girls

Five teenage girls barred from travelling abroad are pupils at the same east London school attended by three girls already thought to have fled to Syria. All eight teenagers attend ...

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Egyptian faces death penalty for crimes he did not commit, lawyers say

Egyptian death penalty crime

Lawyers fear an Egyptian prisoner will be executed in the coming days for crimes they say he could not have committed because they took place months after he had been ...

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UK MPs warn against growing number of British jihadists

UK MPs warn against growing number of British jihadists

Not enough is being done to prevent people leaving the UK to join Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a group of MPs has warned. Keith Vaz, chairman of the ...

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U.S. warplanes launch airstrikes against Islamic State in Tikrit, Iraq

U.S. warplanes launch airstrikes against Islamic State in Tikrit, Iraq

The US has begun air strikes against Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, the United States military has confirmed. The order followed a request from Iraqi Prime ...

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