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Canada Extradites Two to India over Honor Killing

Canada's Supreme Court on Friday ruled that two of its citizens can be extradited to India for their alleged role in an honor killing 17 years ago.

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Charged Turkish Novelist Asli Erdogan Gets Passport Back

Turkish authorities have returned celebrated novelist Asli Erdogan's passport and she is expected to travel to Europe soon, more than two months after her travel ban was lifted, her lawyer said Friday.

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Hard-Headed 'Angel' behind YSL Dies Aged 86

The French fashion tycoon Pierre Berge -- the business brains behind the Yves Saint Laurent empire -- died on Friday aged 86.

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Turkey Court Jails Man who Kicked Nurse Wearing Shorts

A Turkish court on Thursday sentenced a man to almost four years in prison for attacking a young nurse on a bus for wearing shorts in a case that sparked public outrage, local media reported.

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Saudi Singers Take Jibe at Qatar

Seven Arab singers, mostly Saudis, have poured scorn on Qatar in a song that has gone viral, prompting fresh rancor between the Gulf rivals as their three-month-old diplomatic spat drags on.

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'Sweet Country': A Look Back to Australia's Future

Indigenous Australian director Warwick Thornton hopes his look at one of the darkest periods in his country's past will help it make better decisions in the future.

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India Court Allows Abortion for 13-Year-Old Rape Victim

India's top court on Wednesday allowed a 13-year-old rape survivor to have a late abortion after lawyers said carrying the baby to full term would cause her trauma and agony.

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Louvre Abu Dhabi to Open Nov. 11, Says French Minister

The Louvre Abu Dhabi will finally open to the public on November 11, a decade after the project was launched, France's culture minister said Wednesday.

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Australia Same-Sex Marriage Vote Faces Legal Challenge

Same-sex marriage advocates launched legal action in Australia's highest court Tuesday against a controversial government plan for a postal vote on the issue, calling it divisive and harmful.

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Iran Hajj Pilgrims Torn between Joy and Bitter Memories

Reza from Iran is torn between the joy of taking part in this year's annual hajj pilgrimage to Islam's holiest sites and bitter memories of the 2015 stampede that killed hundreds of his compatriots.

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