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Video emerges of Japanese hostage

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The Japanese government says it believes a video posted on Facebook is of the journalist Jumpei Yasuda, missing in Syria. Powered by WPeMatico

West Bank pilgrims killed in bus crash

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A bus carrying Palestinian pilgrims overturns in a remote area of southern Jordan, killing 16 people. Powered by WPeMatico

Standout in the Law, Garland Would Blend In at Supreme Court – New York Times

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Washington Post Standout in the Law, Garland Would Blend In at Supreme CourtNew York TimesWASHINGTON — In experience, background and even in his personal characteristics, Merrick Garland resembles the men and women he would join on the bench if he is confirmed to the Supreme Court.Obama Pick for Supreme Court Meeting Senate DemocratsVoice of AmericaFor […]

GOP leaders grapple with grudgingly accepting Trump – Washington Post

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Washington Post GOP leaders grapple with grudgingly accepting TrumpWashington PostWASHINGTON — Republican leaders are wavering between grudging acceptance and deep denial about Donald Trump’s likely ascent to the GOP presidential nomination. With at least three more states in his win column, Trump is now the only candidate …With Marco Rubio Out, Ted Cruz Confronts a New […]

Frank Sinatra Jr., faithful keeper of his father's flame, dead at 72 – Washington Post

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Washington Post Frank Sinatra Jr., faithful keeper of his father’s flame, dead at 72Washington PostSome sons run from their fathers. Others ride their fathers’ coattails. Frank Sinatra Jr., who died Wednesday of a heart attack at 72, charted an even rockier middle course. “I was never a success,” he told The Washington Post’s Wil Haygood […]

Brazilians protest as Lula, under investigation, gets Cabinet position – Washington Post

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Washington Post Brazilians protest as Lula, under investigation, gets Cabinet positionWashington PostRIO DE JANEIRO — Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets at the end of an extraordinary day in a worsening political situation as an enormous political corruption scandal threatened two of their most powerful leaders. Many were protesting the …Massive protests in Brazil […]

Denmark world's happiest country, Burundi least: new report shows – Reuters

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Reuters Denmark world’s happiest country, Burundi least: new report showsReutersROME Denmark overtook Switzerland as the world’s happiest place, according to a report on Wednesday that urged nations regardless of wealth to tackle inequality and protect the environment. The report, prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions …World Briefs: Denmark ranks as happiest nation in worldPittsburgh Post-GazetteKiwis among […]

EU leaders push on with contested Turkey migrant plan – Washington Post

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Washington Post EU leaders push on with contested Turkey migrant planWashington PostBRUSSELS — European Union leaders will push ahead Thursday with contested plans to send tens of thousands of migrants back to Turkey amid deep divisions over how to manage Europe’s biggest refugee emergency in decades. With European unity …A Journey Across Greece, a Bankrupt Land […]

Trump Presidency 'More Dangerous Than Brexit' – Newsweek

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Newsweek Trump Presidency ‘More Dangerous Than Brexit’NewsweekRepublican candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up. Republican candidate Donald Trump, pictured at a presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio on August 6, 2015, is considered a bigger threat to global security than the U.K. leaving the EU. MANDEL …Trump victory a major global risk: British research groupYahoo NewsReport: Trump Presidency […]

Kurds are planning a breakaway region in Syria, and it won't go down well – Washington Post

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Washington Post Kurds are planning a breakaway region in Syria, and it won’t go down wellWashington PostCould a solution to Syria’s woes be a dramatic decentralization of power? On Wednesday, Kurdish groups in Syria argued just that, proposing a plan under which the country’s largely Kurdish north would become its own region — a model […]

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