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5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Ecuador

QUITO: A magnitude 5.6 earthquake shook parts of Ecuador early Saturday, though there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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12-Year-Old Rape Victim Can Keep Baby: Uruguay Media

MONTEVIDEO: A 12-year-old Uruguayan girl who was left pregnant after being raped, will be allowed by authorities to keep her baby, news reports here said on Friday.

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Blatter Criticizes US Justice Chief, Soccer Corruption Case

FIFA president Sepp Blatter after his election as President at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015. Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption. The 209 FIFA member federations gave the 79-year-old Blatter another four-year term on Friday after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat after losing 133-73 in the first round. (Patrick B. Kraemer/Keystone via AP)ZURICH — FIFA President Sepp Blatter criticized U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and an American federal investigation into soccer corruption which could yet lead directly to his door.

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Migrant Boat Seized Off Myanmar Still At Sea A Day Later

A wooden fishing boat carrying several hundred Rohingya migrants from Myanmar adrift west of the Thai mainland, May 14, 2015. — Picture by Thomas Fuller for The New York TimesHAINGGYI ISLAND, Myanmar ― A boat packed with more than 700 “boat people” seized of Myanmar’s coast was still being towed at sea today, as officials gave mixed signals about its final destination.

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Australian Minister Calls For Stronger Regional Cooperation On Threats By Returning IS Fighters

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (front centre) attend at the 7th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM7) in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo May 23, 2015. ― Reuters picSYDNEY ― Stronger regional cooperation is needed to counter the threat posed by foreign fighters returning from the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, Australia’s foreign minister said today.

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Thai Migrant Boat Owner Arrested In Myanmar

Thai fishermen (right) give some supplies to migrants on a boat drifting 17 km off the coast of the southern island of Koh Lipe, Thailand May 14, 2015. — Reuters picYANGON — A Thai national who allegedly owned a boat that was recently discovered by the Myanmar navy crammed with more than 200 migrants has been arrested, state media said today.

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After Texas Storms Kill 21, Obama Signs Disaster Declaration

A totaled Porsche rests against the foundation of a home destroyed by the Memorial Day weekend floods in Wimberley, Texas May 26, 2015. — Reuters picDALLAS — President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration today for areas in Texas hammered by severe weather that killed at least 21 people, caused massive flooding and prompted evacuations this week.

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African Countries Eager To Learn From Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR -- African countries are eager to learn from Malaysia on its ability to achieve unity and progress simultaneously, despite its multicultural and multi-ethnic society.

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Second Saudi Arabia Suicide Bombing Fuels Isis Campaign Fears

In the second attack of its kind in a week, four people have died after a suicide bomber targeted a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia’s eastern province, fuelling fears of an organised campaign by Islamic Stateto foment sectarian tensions inside the conservative Sunni kingdom.

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With No Peace, Ukraine Is Beset By Humanitarian Risks: U.N.

Ukraine's flawed ceasefire has left pensioners, infants and women mired in a humanitarian crisis that could get rapidly better or rapidly worse, the U.N.'s top representative in the country said in an interview on Friday.

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