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Bahrain Holds Elections, Shi'ite Opposition Boycotts Vote

 Voters cast their votes during parliamentary elections, at a polling station set up at the Seef Mall shopping centre in Manama November 22, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/STRINGERBAHRAIN: Bahrainis voted on Saturday in the first parliamentary elections since 2011 when mostly Shi'ite protesters took to the streets demanding more democracy.

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Baby Boy Found Down Drain In Sydney: Cyclist Who Found Newborn Says Screaming Child Was Distressed

Found: a crying boy was discovered down a drain. Photo: NSW Police Media  SYDNEY: When David Otte set out for a Sunday morning cycle, he never imagined he would find a newborn baby boy trapped down a drain.

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Memorial For Briton Beheaded By Islamic State

Photo: BBCLONDON: A memorial service was held Saturday (Nov 22) for British aid volunteer Alan Henning, who was beheaded by Islamic State militants in Syria.

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Cops: Naked Suspect Assaults Man, 84, At Airport

Photo: newslocker.comBOSTON: State police say a man stripped inside a women's bathroom at Boston's Logan Airport, climbed into a dropped ceiling, crashed through it and landed on the floor, then assaulted an elderly man while he was still naked and bleeding.

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Former Singapore PM Recovering After Cancer Surgery

GOH CHOK TONG. Singapore Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong (L) and outgoing Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (R) during their meeting in Singapore, 04 September 2014. Photo by Wallace Woon/EPASINGAPORE: Former Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong is recovering after successfully undergoing cancer surgery at a local hospital, his office said Saturday.

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M6.8 Quake Hits Nagano; 20 Injured, Houses Collapse

Japan Meteorological Agency officer Yohei Hsegawa speaks during a press conference in Tokyo early Sunday morning. AFPTOKYO: A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Japan late Saturday, the Japan Meteorological Agency and U.S. Geological Survey said, causing houses to collapse and injuring at least 20 people, three seriously.

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Portuguese Ex-PM Socrates Arrested In Corruption Probe

File picLISBON - Portuguese police have arrested former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates and three other people in an investigation of suspected tax fraud, corruption and money-laundering, the Prosecutor General's office said on Saturday.

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U.S.-Led Strikes Have Killed 910 People In Syria - Monitor

File picBEIRUT- Air strikes by U.S.-led forces in Syria have killed 910 people, including 52 civilians, since the start of the campaign against Islamic State and other fighters two months ago, a group monitoring the conflict said on Saturday.

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Rouble Decline To Continue For Two Years - Russian Ex-Minister

Vladimir PutinMOSCOW - Russia's rouble, which has fallen almost 30 percent against the dollar this year, will continue to decline over the next two years, Interfax news agency quoted former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin as saying on Saturday.

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Islamic State Kills 25 Iraqi Tribesmen Near Ramadi - Officials

File picBAGHDAD - Islamic State militants have killed 25 members of a Sunni Muslim tribe during their assault on a provincial capital west of Baghdad, local officials said on Saturday, in apparent revenge for tribal opposition to the radical Islamists.

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