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Student’s mother pleads for release

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The mother of a London student who is to be deported to her native Mauritius pleads with MPs to release her from Yarl’s Wood immigration centre.

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Erdogan vows revenge on plotters after victory in Turkish elections

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Modest outsider Anne Hidalgo Paris’ first female mayor

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Liberal academics push compromise 2017 plan

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Politics is second to solving people’s problems: New People’s Party’s Judy Chan Ka-pui

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Four months ago, few in Hong Kong – not to mention the political arena – would have heard of the name Judy Chan Ka-pui. Yet, the New People’s Party freshman shot to fame in the small hours of March 24 when she defeated Democratic Party lawmaker Sin Chung-kai and People Power chairwoman Erica Yuen Mi-ming to win a Southern District Council by-election. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Turkish prime minister: ‘Our people will tell the truth today’

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers withering assessment of opposition parties after casting his vote in local electionsThe Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, voted in nationwide local elections on Sunday, and said he was confident that “our people will tell the truth today”.More than 52 million people are eligible to vote in the elections, which are the first popular test for Erdogan since last summer’s large anti-government protests and allegations of massive corruption inside the Turkish government. The votes in Istanbul and Turkey’s capital, Ankara, in particular, are expected to be a test of the prime minister’s style of ruling.

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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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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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French elections: Hollande braces for drubbing amid far-right gains

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Municipal election misery forecast for president with Marine Le Pen’s Front National poised to win record number of seatsFrance is going to the polls on Sunday for a second-round vote that is likely to see François Hollande punished with a rise in support for the far right.The Front National (FN), led by Marine Le Pen, is on track to win an unprecedented number of local council seats and even take control of a handful of town and city halls.

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Coalition keen to sell ‘budget repair job’ as focus shifts to Western Australia

Despite agreeing to big ticket budget items of the NDIS and Gonski reforms, the Coalition says it is working towards curtailing spending to ensure a sustainable budget is delivered in MayFinance minister Mathias Cormann is pointing to efforts to curtail spending as the government intensifies its May budget preparations arguing that outlays for signature programs like the National Disability Insurance Scheme must be efficient and well targeted.With national politics about to shift west for the next few days in the lead-up to the critical senate by-election in Western Australia next weekend, both the prime minister and the finance minister were talking up budget sustainability on Sunday.

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French Front National eyes real power after startling gains in local elections

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The FN already has a new mayor and could end up in control of five towns or cities after a strong showing at the polls, with Marine Le Pen declaring 2014 ‘year zero’ for French politicsThe historic city of Avignon is up for grabs. So is Perpignan, as is Fréjus on the south coast.In local elections on Sunday, Marine Le Pen’s Front National (FN) is hoping to snatch up to 15 towns and cities from the ruling Socialist party or the opposition centre-right UMP, validating its claim to be the third force in French politics. Across Europe, where Eurosceptic, anti-immigration parties are on the rise, the results will be taken as a sign of things to come

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Italian government sells Jaguars, Maseratis on eBay to cut costs

Luxury cars out of style as economy struggles to grow

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Barack Obama vs. the Culture of Poverty

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Four years ago, Ta Nehisi-Coates wrote one of the most important and memorable essays I’ve ever read. In it, Coates described a horrifying episode from an early, ascendant moment in his career, when, in the course of a heated argument with another journalist, he threatened to assault him and very … More »

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California state senator Leland Yee arrested during series of FBI raids

Democrat arrested on undisclosed charges FBI executed numerous arrests in San Francisco areaA California state senator was arrested Wednesday during a series of raids by the FBI in Sacramento and the San Francisco bay area, authorities said.FBI spokesman Peter Lee confirmed the arrest of state senator Leland Yee, but declined to discuss the charges, citing an ongoing investigation.

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The Best of Hobby Lobby Versus the Supreme Court&#39;s Women

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Hobby Lobby went to the Supreme Court yesterday as part of the craft company’s ongoing quest to deny its female employees Affordable-Care-Act-mandated birth-control coverage. And the women on the bench were, as my mother would say, Not Impressed.Read more…

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Russia accuses Ukraine of forcing Russian airline crews to stay in planes

Tensions between Moscow and Kiev have been rising since Russian forces occupied the Crimean Peninsula

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