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Brigitte Macron Says Will Take on Informal Role as First Lady

Brigitte Macron, the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, said she will adopt the role of first lady, but only in an informal capacity after opposition to plans to give her an official status.

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Kenya Election Body Pressured to Publish Result Forms

Observers piled pressure on Kenya's election commission Thursday to finish publishing results forms from every polling station, a day after the opposition said it would challenge the presidential outcome in court.

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Peace With North Korea a 'Possibility', Top US General Says

Peace with North Korea is a "possibility", America's most senior uniformed officer said Thursday, but warned the US has "credible, viable military options" for dealing with the errant regime.

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Dutch Police Arrest Man after Knife Drama at Broadcaster

Dutch police arrested a man Thursday in the country's central broadcasting centre of Hilversum, after he took a woman hostage following a spat in a parking lot, a spokeswoman said.

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Muslim-Baiter Hanson Wears Burka in Australia's Senate

Australian anti-immigration politician Pauline Hanson caused a furore Thursday when she entered the Senate wearing a full burqa, earning a blistering rebuke from the country's top lawyer for the "appalling" stunt.

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Defiant Trump Isolated after Defense of Hard Right

Barely 200 days into his already chaotic presidency, Donald Trump found himself an isolated figure on Wednesday after his extraordinary defense of white nationalist protesters sent business leaders and political allies scurrying for cover.

Trump upended the norms of American political discourse on Tuesday when, in a ferocious back-and-forth with reporters, he declared there had been "very fine people, on both sides" at a clash between anti-fascists and white supremacists.

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Two Bangladeshis Die Taking Flood Selfies as Crisis Worsens

Two Bangladeshi teenagers have died taking selfies in raging floodwaters, officials said Thursday, as the death toll from fresh monsoon downpours reached 56 with nearly five million affected.

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More Than One Million S. Sudan Refugees in Uganda, Says UN

South Sudan's brutal civil war has forced more than one million people to flee to neighbouring Uganda alone, with another million seeking refuge elsewhere in the region, the UN's refugee agency said Thursday.

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US Soldier Killed in Afghan Operation against IS

A US soldier has been killed in Afghanistan in an operation targeting Islamic State group insurgents, commanders said Thursday, in the latest blow to American forces in the war-torn nation.  

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At Least 37 Die in Jail Riot in Southern Venezuela

At least 37 people died in an hours-long jail riot in Venezuela's southern state of Amazonas, officials said Wednesday.

The prosecutors' office said an investigation had been launched into "the deaths of 37 people" in the facility in the town of Puerto Ayacucho.

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