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DSK's ex-wife: I didn't know about the orgies

Dominique Strauss-Kahn's ex said Tuesday she was clueless about the horndog's lust for orgies as he faces up to 10 years behind bars on a pimping rap.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

ABC News

Work underway on the Mackay roof replacement

The two-year roof replacement project undertaken by QSL at the Mackay bulk sugar terminal, which was completed last year This service may include material from Agence France-Presse , APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced.

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Wall Street Journal

Mali Militants Say They Killed French Hostage

A French man taken hostage in Mali two years ago has likely died, French officials said Tuesday, in a turn of events that highlights the still simmering conflict between France and jihadist groups operating in the West African country's hinterland.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

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Syria to hold presidential elections June 3 despite ongoing conflict

Syria's parliamentary speaker announced Monday that the country will hold presidential elections on June 3 despite the ongoing civil war, according to Agence France Presse.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Al Bawaba

Two Egyptian police killed day after new jihadist group claims Cairo bomb

Agence France Presse reported Sunday that at least two policemen were killed by armed attackers on the road between Cairo and Suez Saturday shortly after a small jihadist group claimed attack for the Cairo bombs that struck Egypt's capital last week.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Mail & Guardian

Pathologist 'still part of Oscar's defence team'

Lawyers for murder accused Oscar Pistorius claim pathologist Reggie Perumal has not withdrawn from the athlete's legal team despite reports.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

No Breakthrough in Talks

Israeli and Palestinian Authority negotiators meeting United States envoy Martin Indyk to try to find a way to extend peace talks have failed to reach agreement, according to a PA source quoted on Friday morning by Agence France Presse .

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

ABC News

Senators hear submissions about fenthion use

The Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee has heard submissions to a hearing into fenthion use in agriculture.

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Al Bawaba

Iraqi Kurdistan's new trench on Syrian border not popular with all Kurds

Agence France Presse reported Tuesday that the autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq is digging a trench along its border with Syria in order to prevent militants from the neighboring civil war from entering its territory.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

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Saudi's Bandar out from intelligence post allegedly at personal request

Agence France Presse reported Tuesday that Saudi Arabia has replaced its intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan "at his own request."

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Yemeni vice governor shot dead by suspected Al Qaeda gunmen

The gunmen, who had concealed their identities, opened fire at Hussein Dayan outside his home in Baida's provincial capital, the official told Agence France Presse .

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Al Bawaba

Algerians in France head to the polls

France's Algerians population headed to the polls this weekend to vote in their home country's presidential election which is set to take place nationally April 17, according to Agence France Presse.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

PA Negotiator: Sanctions Amount to Theft

Chief negotiator Saeb Erekat of the Palestinian Authority lashed out, Thursday, at an Israeli move to freeze the transfer of taxes collected on behalf of the PA, saying the move amounted to "theft", according to Agence France Presse .

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Trend

Al-Qaeda loses ground to rivals on Syria's Iraq border

Syria's al-Qaeda affiliate lost ground to its jihadist rivals around a town on the Iraqi border on Thursday in heavy fighting that left 24 people dead, Agence France-Presse reported a monitoring group as saying.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

WTKR-TV Norfolk

100-year-old message in a bottle found in Baltic Sea

A fisherman pulled what is believed to be the world's oldest message in a bottle from the Baltic Sea last month.

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How to win this new Iranian computer game? Shoot the country's opposition figures

Online users in Iran can now download a free computer game that allows players to "confront symbols of sedition," also known as Iran's most prominent opposition figures, according to Agence France Presse.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

The Hill

Russia warns Ukraine use of force could lead to civil war

"We call for the immediate cessation of any military preparations, which are fraught with the risk of unleashing civil war," the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement, according to Agence France-Presse .

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Ecuador: Tungurahua volcano spews hot ash

The Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador has spewed a 10-kilometer column of hot ash and smoke, Agence France-Presse reported.

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PanArmenian Network

Germany, art dealer heir strike accord on Nazi-looted paintings stash

PanARMENIAN.Net - The heir of a Nazi-era art dealer said Monday, April 7 he had struck an accord with the German government setting a one-year deadline on provenance research for his vast hoard of paintings, Agence France-Presse reported.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Famed Jesuit priest abducted, beaten and executed in Syria

Father Francis Van Der Lugt, 75, a Dutch Jesuit priest, came to Syria in 1966 and eventually founded a home for children and adults with mental disabilities outside Homs, where he lived before the three-year-old civil war started.

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