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Gambia Poised for New President's Arrival

The Gambia on Monday awaited the arrival of President Adama Barrow as his team said former strongman Yahya Jammeh plundered the nation's coffers before going into exile.

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Dutch PM Urges People to Vote for Stability, Calls on Immigrants to 'Adapt'

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday urged people to vote for stability in coming elections and called on immigrants "to adapt," seeking to drain support for the far right.

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China Sentences Former Senior Official to Life Term for Graft

A Chinese court Monday sentenced a former top official to life in prison for corruption involving millions of dollars, the latest high-profile conviction in President Xi Jinping's crackdown on graft. 

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Turkey Coup Plot Suspects on Trial in Istanbul

Dozens of rebel Turkish soldiers went on trial Monday over their alleged role in last year's failed coup, in the first case to be heard of dissident troops in Istanbul.

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Greek Supreme Court Delays Turkey Coup Suspect Ruling

Greece's Supreme Court on Monday postponed an expected ruling on whether to extradite eight Turkish officers sought by Ankara over July's failed military coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Dozens Evacuated after WWII Bomb Found near Hong Kong Campus

Dozens of people were evacuated Monday after a World War II bomb was discovered at a construction site in Hong Kong, near a university campus and staff quarters.

Building workers and residents of a university hall were moved after the 500-pound (227 kg) US-made bomb was unearthed on Pok Fu Lam Road, local news site Apple Daily reported.

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Ex-PM Valls Fights Leftist Outsider for French Presidential Nod

Leftist outsider Benoit Hamon will fight ex-prime minister Manuel Valls for the French Socialist presidential nomination next Sunday after winning the first round of a primary seen as a battle for the party's soul.

Dismissed as a serious contender when the campaign began in December, the 49-year-old former education minister placed himself in the driving seat with what he called a "message of hope and renewal".

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Nine Bodies Found after Boat Capsizes in Malaysia

Nine people are confirmed drowned and several others missing after a boat believed to be carrying illegal immigrants capsized off Malaysia's east coast, officials said Monday.

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12 Bodies Found in Mexican Tourist Town

A dozen bodies -- including seven that were headless and mutilated -- were discovered over the weekend in western Mexico's seaside resort of Manzanillo, apparent victims of the country's epidemic of drug violence, local officials said Sunday.

It was a shocking turn of events for an area popular with American and other foreign tourists, which until now had largely been spared from the bloody drug wars wracking other parts of Mexico.

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Trump Vows to 'Start Renegotiating' NAFTA

US President Donald Trump pledged Sunday to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement in upcoming talks with the leaders of Mexico and Canada.

"We're meeting with the prime minister of Canada and we will be meeting with the president of Mexico, who I know, and we're going to start some negotiations having to do with NAFTA," Trump said while addressing White House staff on his second full day in office.

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