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Turkey awaits results of local elections

Counting begins across Turkey as polls test Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s popularity after a string of scandals.

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Nigerian prisoners killed in Abuja jailbreak

At least 21 detainees shot dead during attempted escape from the cells of the secret police headquarters in Abuja.

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Republican governors Chris Christie and Scott Walker court Jewish donors

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Big hitters stress Israel backing to Republican Jewish Coalition Billionaire Sheldon Adelson donated more than $90m in 2012 Two of the highest-profile Republican state governors on Saturday called for more aggressive leadership on America’s challenges abroad, emphasising their support for Israel as they courted powerful Jewish donors.New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker also stoked speculation about their own presidential ambitions as they discussed how to reclaim the White House in 2016.

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Egypt presidential poll set for late May

Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi widely expected to win the election in the first round, to be held on May 26 and 27.

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Rio police storm favela in dawn operation

More than 1,000 police backed by military and armoured vehicles occupy vast favela near Rio de Janeiro’s airport.

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Afghans register for polls despite attacks

Voters remain defiant and rush to register for Saturday’s election despite numerous recent Taliban attacks.

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Deaths in attack on Iraq police patrol

Eight people killed, including a mother and three children, in bomb attack in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah neighbourhood.

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Thais vote for senators as PM showdown looms

Outcome of upper house ballot could influence decision to remove prime minister which requires three-fifths vote.

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Thousands of Taiwanese protest China pact

Tens of thousands take to streets of Taipei to pressure president to retract controversial trade agreement with China.

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Israel not sure on fate of peace talks

Israel says it will be “clear in days” if peace talks with Palestinians will continue after stopping prisoners’ release.

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Deaths in Iraq shooting and suicide attacks

Soldiers and civilians attacked by gunfire and a suicide car bombing in Sunni-majority areas a month before elections.

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Climate change ‘complicates’ global security

Top scientists say climate change will complicate and worsen global security problems such as wars and refugees.

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Tensions rise as Myanmar holds census

Buddhist nationalists threaten to boycott tally over fears it could lead to recognition for Rohingyas.

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China seizes $14.5bn of ex-official assets

Illegal assets were seized from family members and associates of retired domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang.

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My Brief Amicus Brief Infamy

Mom is finally proud! I filed a brief in a Supreme Court case—a “Brief of Amici Curiae” in a case contesting an Ohio law against knowingly or recklessly lying about a political candidate or ballot initiative. (Let me add, as a native Ohioan, that every Ohio political candidate has escaped from a lunatic asylum and all Ohio ballot initiatives are the work of Satan.)

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US officials cut number missing in landslide

Number of people presumed missing after Washington state disaster drops from 90 to 30 after many are confirmed alive.

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Car bomb hits Lebanese army checkpoint

At least three soldiers killed in suicide car bomb attack on army checkpoint in border town of Arsal, officials say.

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Venezuela death toll rises amid new protests

Two more deaths linked to demonstrations, according to government, taking total during weeks of protests to 39.

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Gunmen attack Afghan election commission

Four Taliban fighters killed after storming Kabul election commission headquarters, a week ahead of presidential poll.

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