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Meet The Activists Fighting For Catalan ‘Independence'

Barcelona - Moments after Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced that Spain would assume control of Catalonia's government, the streets of Catalonia's capital were once again filled with noise.

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WHO Boss ‘Rethinking' Mugabe Goodwill Ambassador Post

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said he is "rethinking" his decision to name Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador in the face of growing criticism over the move.

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Morocco Recalls Envoy Over Algeria FM's Drug Accusation

Morocco has recalled its ambassador to neighbouring Algeria after the Algerian foreign minister accused Moroccan banks of laundering drug money in Africa, according to state media.

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Czech Election: Landslide For Andrej Babis' ANO

Billionaire Andrej Babis has won a thumping victory in the Czech Republic's parliamentary election, while eurosceptics and an anti-Islam group made strong gains.

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[VIDEO] Comedian Wakes Up Shoppers Sleeping On Furniture In Chinese Ikea Store

HONG KONG: A comedian and his friends have released an online video of them waking up customers sleeping on the furniture displays at Ikea in a Chinese city.

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California Judge Tosses $417 Million Talc Cancer Verdict Against J&J

A California judge on Friday threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using its talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby Powder for feminine hygiene.

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Thailand Rehearses Lavish US$90 Million Funeral For Late King

BANGKOK: Drums and a band played as officials in black tops and ancient costumes rehearsed on Saturday for the funeral procession of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, whose cremation next week is expected to be attended by a quarter of a million mourners.

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KL-Bound Malaysia Airlines Aircraft Returns To London Over Lavatory Trouble

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysia Airlines flight en route to Kuala Lumpur made a turn back to London today due to malfunctioning lavatories, said Flight Alerts on Twitter today.

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Jusuf Kalla Offended By Statement Labelling The Buginese As Pirates

ISTANBUL: Indonesian vice president Jusuf Kalla said he felt offended by a statement made by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who labelled the Buginese as pirates.

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Female Israeli Soldier Uses Martial Arts To Fight Off Crowd Of Ultra-Orthodox Demonstrators As They Call Her A 'Wh***'

A fearless female soldier put her martial arts training to good use when she fought off dozens of Jewish ultra-Orthodox anti-draft protesters during a rally in Jerusalem.

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