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Modi surges to victory in India on Hindu-first platform

Modi surges to victory in India on Hindu-first platform

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May 23, 2019 at 1:22 pm

NEW DELHI (AP) Narendra Modi, India's charismatic but polarizing prime minister, was headed Thursday for a landslide election victory, propelling his Hindu nationalist party to back-to-back majorit...

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The Latest: Exit poll sees fractured result in Dutch EU vote

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May 23, 2019 at 12:35 pm | THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) The Latest on the European Parliament elections (all times local): 9:20 p.m. An exit poll published by Dutch national broadcaster NOS shows that the Labor Party ...

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Dutch, UK voters kick off 4-day European Parliament vote

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May 23, 2019 at 8:45 am | LONDON (AP) Dutch and British voters on Thursday kicked off four days of elections across the European Union for the bloc's Parliament, a vote that pits supporters of close European integration aga...

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Chimpanzees spotted cracking open tortoises for meat

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May 23, 2019 at 6:46 am | BERLIN (AP) Scientists have observed wild chimpanzees tucking into an unusual snack: tortoises, whose hard shells they crack against tree trunks before scooping out the meat. In a paper publish...

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Cuba tries to revive its once-great railway network

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May 23, 2019 at 9:44 am | HAVANA (AP) Cuba's railway system is undergoing a major overhaul, with the government pushing a program to revamp the decrepit and aging network with new cars and locomotives in the hope of restori...

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Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting, to some anger

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May 23, 2019 at 9:29 am | JOHANNESBURG (AP) Botswana has lifted its ban on elephant hunting in a country with the world's highest number of the animals, a decision that has brought anger from some wildlife protection groups...

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Analysis: Iran supreme leader comments signal strategy shift

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May 23, 2019 at 8:02 am | DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) For years, Iran's supreme leader only criticized the West over Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. Now, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is publicly chastising the count...

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Senior German diplomat in Tehran for nuclear deal talks

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May 23, 2019 at 5:00 am | BERLIN (AP) A senior German diplomat headed Thursday to Tehran to press Iran to continue to respect the landmark nuclear deal, despite the unilateral withdrawal of the U.S. and increasing pressure ...

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'War is ugly': For French vet, D-Day's lessons are timeless

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May 23, 2019 at 5:00 am | OUISTREHAM, France (AP) There were countless times on D-Day and in the fighting in Normandy that followed when Leon Gautier could have been killed or grievously wounded. He and his comrades in ...

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