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Belgian Police Detain Four Suspects after 13 Raids

Belgian police detained four people for questioning in connection with terrorism after 13 raids Sunday across Brussels and the towns of Duffel and Mechelen to the north, the federal prosecutor said.

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Pakistan Police Clash with Supporters of Executed Islamist Assassin

Pakistani police fired tear gas on Sunday at thousands of stone-throwing supporters of an Islamist assassin, a month after he was hanged for killing a provincial governor for alleged blasphemy.

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Opponents of Malaysian PM Step Up Drive to Oust Him

Leaders from across Malaysia's political spectrum said Sunday they plan to present a petition to the country's Islamic royalty seeking the removal of scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak over a corruption crisis.

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Pakistani Team Arrives in India for Air Base Attack Probe

A Pakistani team arrived in New Delhi on Sunday to help investigate an attack on an Indian air force base that killed seven soldiers in January, a foreign ministry official said.

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Nigeria Verifying if 'Bomber' is Kidnapped Chibok Girl

Nigeria is sending a team to Cameroon on Monday to verify a would-be suicide bomber's claim that she is one of the 276 school girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram from the northern town of Chibok.

With less than a month before the two-year anniversary of the brazen kidnapping which shook the world, 219 Chibok students are still missing and there are few signs that the Nigerian government is making progress on securing their release. 

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Defiant Belgians Gather as 2nd France Plot Suspect Charged

Belgians gathered Sunday in solidarity and defiance in central Brussels to remember victims of the country's worst-ever terror attacks as prosecutors charged a second man over a foiled attack in France. 

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Migrants Flood to Greek Camp after Rumors Border Will be Forced Open

Hopeful refugees flooded back Sunday to Greece's overwhelmed Idomeni migrant camp on the border with Macedonia, creating confusion, after rumors that the closed frontier would be forced open.

The influx came as Greek authorities were trying to evacuate the estimated 11,600 people stranded in the squalid camp after Balkan states slammed shut the migrants' route into the European Union.

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Top Bangladesh Court Convicts Ministers for Contempt

Bangladesh's Supreme Court Sunday found two ministers guilty of contempt after they criticized the country's chief justice, casting doubt on their future in the cabinet.

It fined the two lawmakers 50,000 taka ($625) each, with seven days in prison if they fail to pay the penalty.

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New Opposition Party Launched in Japan ahead of Summer Election

Two Japanese opposition parties merged on Sunday to form a new grouping intended to put pressure on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservative ruling party before the upper house election this summer.

The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the main opposition party, and the smaller Japan Innovation Party merged to create the "Minshinto" party, which will have a total of 156 lawmakers in the upper and lower house.

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Pope Slams 'Rejection' of Migrants, Refugees in Easter Message

Pope Francis on Sunday spoke out against the "rejection" of migrants and refugees in his Easter message, as Europe struggles with its biggest migration crisis since World War II.

Security was tight as he delivered his Easter mass to crowds of people gathered below the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica, just days after the deadly bombings in Brussels.

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