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Limited though it may be, analysts say the administration's negotiation with Iran has shaken traditional allies and left both friends and enemies unce...
After a month of fighting in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, the Iraqi Prime Minister said Tuesday that Iraqi forces took a step toward pushing out the self...
Greeks don't trust their own state to give them good services, so for decades they have evaded taxes....

World

BBC
Japanese shares are lower after a survey of big manufacturers showed confidence was steady in the first quarter but is expected to worsen....
Muhammadu Buhari wins Nigeria's presidential poll, in the country's first ever election victory by the opposition....
Human rights group Amnesty International says there was an "alarming" increase in death sentences in 2014, with almost 500 more issued than in 2013....
A massive police hunt is under way in Colombia for a man known as "Otoniel" who is said to run an enormous drug trafficking empire....
More than 100 company leaders declare support for a Conservative-led government as Labour pledges to end "exploitative" zero hours contracts....

Europe

BBC
Natalia Antelava meets a woman living in an abandoned apartment block in the suburbs of Donetsk....
EU milk quotas are scrapped, bringing an end to more than 30 years of efforts to prevent overproduction....
A huge power cut hits dozens of provinces across Turkey for several hours, causing transport chaos....
Turkish security forces storm a courthouse in which a prosecutor was being held hostage by members of an outlawed Marxist group....
A Turkish prosecutor and two gunmen who took him hostage have been killed after a shootout in Istanbul, officials say....

Canada

CBC
The recent not guilty verdict in the Edmonton murder trial of Bradley Barton, who was accused of killing First Nations sex worker Cind...
Striking York University teaching assistants and other contract staff voted overwhelmingly to accept a new contract and end the strike...
A new video campaign shows the terrible effect on homeless people of cruel remarks made on social media. Produced for the group Raisin...
Jamie Oliver, the popular British chef, TV star and best-selling author says it is time for Canadian politicians to do something about...
Former chief of defence staff Rick Hillier took to Facebook Tuesday to blast MPs who were not present at Monday evening's vote to exte...

Australia-Pacific

ABC
ASADA has revealed it is considering appealing the AFL anti-doping tribunal's verdict on Essendon players....
Bureau of Meteorology staff are so fed-up with stalled pay negotiations they will consider reading protest messages during live radio weather forecast...
Australian capital city home prices continue to rise, led by a massive surge in Sydney where prices jumped 3 per cent the month after interest rates w...

Middle East

BBC
Nuclear talks between world powers and Iran will continue past a midnight deadline into Wednesday, US officials say....
President Barack Obama has told his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al Sisi, that the US will resume military aid to Egypt, frozen since 2013....
MPs remove Omar al-Hassi as head of Libya's Islamist-backed alternative government in Tripoli amid allegations of financial irregularities....
Iraqi forces have made major advances against Islamic State (IS) in Tikrit - retaking the government headquarters, officials say....
Donors at a UN conference pledge $3.8bn for victims of Syria's civil war, termed "the worst humanitarian crisis of our time"....

Asia-Pacific

BBC
World War Two and crop failure led to a famine in Bengal which killed millions of people in 1943. One survivor recalls the forgotten tragedy....
Human rights group Amnesty International says there was an "alarming" increase in death sentences in 2014, with almost 500 more issued than in 2013....
Security researchers say "innocent" internet users are unwittingly carrying out the attack, most likely hijacked by the Chinese government....
Provides an overview, basic facts and key dates for this south Asian country...
The Shibuya ward in Tokyo has become the first place in Japan to recognise same-sex partnerships....

South-Asia

BBC
World War Two and crop failure led to a famine in Bengal which killed millions of people in 1943. One survivor recalls the forgotten tragedy....
Human rights group Amnesty International says there was an "alarming" increase in death sentences in 2014, with almost 500 more issued than in 2013....
Security researchers say "innocent" internet users are unwittingly carrying out the attack, most likely hijacked by the Chinese government....
Provides an overview, basic facts and key dates for this south Asian country...
The Shibuya ward in Tokyo has become the first place in Japan to recognise same-sex partnerships....

Business

BBC
Japanese shares are lower after a survey of big manufacturers showed confidence was steady in the first quarter but is expected to worsen....
EU must aid Ukraine says George Soros...
The luxury goods that speak for themselves...
Can you win at anything with enough practice?...
EU milk quotas are scrapped, bringing an end to more than 30 years of efforts to prevent overproduction....
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