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Nepal, India Floods Leave More Than 90 Dead

Floods and landslides in Nepal and India have killed more than 90 people in recent days, with at least two million residents forced to flee their homes, officials said Thursday.

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Hollande Tells Trump: 'France Will Always be France'

French President Francois Hollande on Thursday brushed aside comments by White House hopeful Donald Trump that France was "no longer" the country it was because of a string of deadly jihadist attacks.

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Pope Francis Falls in Poland, Escapes Injury

Pope Francis fell Thursday after apparently stumbling down a step on an altar during a visit to Poland but quickly got back to his feet, seemingly without injury.

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500 U.N. Observers to Verify Colombia Ceasefire

The United Nations will coordinate some 500 international observers to verify that FARC rebels comply with a ceasefire and surrender weapons once a peace deal is signed, Colombia's Congress said Wednesday.

The Colombian government and the Marxist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are in the final phase of four years of talks that it is hoped will result in a peace deal putting to an end a half-a-century of conflict.

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France to Form National Guard to Help Fight Terror

President Francois Hollande on Thursday confirmed plans to set up a National Guard drawn from existing reserves to help security forces combat terror attacks on French soil.

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Venezuela Police Block Opposition March for Recall Vote

Venezuelan police blocked a march Wednesday by opposition protesters demanding a referendum on removing President Nicolas Maduro, a prospect looking less likely as the leftist government digs in its heels.

Some 200 police blocked hundreds of opposition demonstrators shouting "Recall now" as they tried to march on the headquarters of the National Electoral Council (CNE) in Caracas.

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Defiant Merkel Defends Refugee Stance after Attacks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday rebuffed calls to reverse her welcoming stance toward refugees in the wake of a series of brutal attacks in the country.

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Hillary Clinton: Burning Ambition and Resilience to Match

On the subject of women in politics, Hillary Clinton is fond of quoting the words of another illustrious first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, who once said: "You need to grow a skin as thick as a rhinoceros."

When out on the stump, in cafes, and rallies across the country, Clinton talks of the adversity she has faced down over the course of four decades in public life.

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Bangladesh Upholds Death Sentence for Six Militants

A Bangladesh court Thursday upheld the death sentence for six Islamist militants convicted over a suicide bombing in 2005 of a lawyer's office that killed eight people, a top prosecutor said.

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Indonesia Rejects International Pleas to Halt Executions

Indonesia Thursday rejected appeals from the UN and EU to halt the execution of 14 drug convicts including foreigners, as speculation mounted they could face the firing squad in a matter of hours.

The group, including foreigners from Nigeria, Pakistan, India and Zimbabwe as well as Indonesians, have been placed in isolation on a prison island where Jakarta carries out executions.

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