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LAST_UPDATEThu, 05 May 2016 11pm

London Votes For New Mayor After Bitter Campaign

Britain's Labour party candidate for London Mayor Sadiq Khan (C) canvasses for supporters at a market in London on May 4, 2016, on the eve of the London mayoral elections. LONDON: Londoners go to the polls on Thursday to elect their new mayor following a bitter campaign between the two leading candidates that stayed ugly to the very end.

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North Carolina Transgender Law Violates Civil Rights Law

WASHINGTON – Federal authorities told North Carolina’s governor on Wednesday that a new state law limiting restroom access for transgender people violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act.

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Finishing Touches In N.Korea Capital Ahead Of Rare Party Meeting

A policewoman controls traffic while standing in front of flags of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) in central Pyongyang, North Korea May 5, 2016. — Reuters picPYONGYANG: Thousands of North Koreans practised dance and parade routines today as the capital of the isolated nation prepared for a ruling party congress where leader Kim Jong Un is expected to consolidate power.

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Turkey Won't Hold Election After Ruling Party Changes Leader - Presidential Adviser

 Turkey is not expected to hold a snap election after the ruling AK Party elects a new leader and will continue "securely" until the current government's mandate expires in 2019, presidential adviser Cemil Ertem said on Thursday.

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Finishing Touches In North Korea Capital Ahead Of Rare Party Meeting

 Thousands of North Koreans practised dance and parade routines on Thursday as the capital of the isolated nation prepared for a ruling party congress where leader Kim Jong Un is expected to consolidate power.

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U.S. Bullet Train Proposals Shun Public Funds, Favor Private Cash

China Railway High-speed Harmony bullet trains are seen at a high-speed train maintenance base in Wuhan, Hubei province, early December 25, 2012. REUTERS/STRINGER/FILE PHOTOIt took years of lawsuits and political battles for California to finally break ground last year on the nation’s first bullet train, which aims to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles by 2029.

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Graphic Photos Emerge Of Horror Home Where Dozens Of Dead Pets Had Been Forced To Eat Each Other

Pic: RSPCA

Decomposing bodies of cats and dogs were found inside her home in what the RSPCA described as one of the most shocking cases of animal cruelty.

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Indonesian Schoolgirl Gang Raped By 14 Men Last Wish Was To Buy A Smartphone, Her Mother Has Donated The Money To A Mosque

14-year-old Yuyun went missing on April 2 on her way back from school in the village of Kasiah Kasubun in Bengkulu province, in western Indonesia. She was gang raped by 14 men, and her body was bruised and beaten, and her hands were tied when villagers found her two days later, naked in the woods.

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Navajos Shocked As Details Of Kidnapping Death Emerge

This photo provided by San Juan County, N.M. Detention Center shows Tom Begaye of Waterflow, N.M. Begaye was arrested in connection with 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike's disappearance and death. The FBI said Mike, was abducted after school on Monday, May 2, 2016 and her body was found the next day. (San Juan County, N.M. Detention Center via AP)SHIPROCK, New Mexico: On the far side of a desert hilltop in the shadow of the Shiprock Pinnacle, a towering monolith sacred to the Navajo Nation, the stranger ignored the cries of an 11-year-old girl.

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As Trump Becomes Presumptive Nominee, China Urges Objectivity

Donald Trump pauses as he speaks with his wife Melania (right) at his side during a campaign victory party at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York May 3, 2016. — Reuters picBEIJING: China yesterday urged people in the United States to take a rational and objective view of the relationship between the two countries, after Republican front-runner Donald Trump became the party’s presumptive presidential nominee.

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