Hamas names shadowy militant as new leader in Gaza
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Hamas names shadowy militant as new leader in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas has named a shadowy militant commander as its new leader in the Gaza Strip, an official media outlet confirmed on Monday, placing one of the Islamic militant group’s most hard-line figures in charge of its core power base. The appointment of Yehiya Sinwar, who was freed by Israel … Continue reading

Tanzania: 5 Cabinet ministers lose seats in parliament
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Tanzania: 5 Cabinet ministers lose seats in parliament

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Five Cabinet members from Tanzania’s ruling party have lost their parliamentary seats, according to partial results released Tuesday by the country’s election commission. They lost to candidates representing an opposition alliance of four parties including Chadema, the main opposition party. Results for the presidential election are trickling in and … Continue reading

Nepal elects Communist party leader new prime minister
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Nepal elects Communist party leader new prime minister

  KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s parliament elected Communist party leader Khadga Prasad Oli the new prime minister Sunday, thrusting him into the center of daunting challenges, from ethnic protests over the new constitution that has also upset vital neighbor India to rebuilding from April’s devastating earthquake. Oli received 338 votes from the 597-member chamber, … Continue reading

New Australian leader doesn’t plan constitutional change
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New Australian leader doesn’t plan constitutional change

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull indicated on Monday that he is in no hurry to sever the nation’s constitutional links to Britain by appointing an Australian president as head of state. Turnbull led the Australian Republican Movement when the advocacy group failed at a 1999 referendum to convince Australians to … Continue reading

Turkey: 1 killed in attack on Kurdish party campaign vehicle
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Turkey: 1 killed in attack on Kurdish party campaign vehicle

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Assailants fired on a campaign vehicle belonging to Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party and killed its driver, officials said Thursday, in the latest violence against politicians or political parties ahead of Sunday’s general election. The governor’s office for Bingol province said the 35-year-old driver was found shot dead near the hired minibus of … Continue reading

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Greek premier proclaims end to austerity in policy statement

  ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras set his leftist government on a collision course with Greece’s creditors Sunday, proclaiming an end to the era of austerity and “five years of bailout barbarity.” Tsipras presented his government’s policy statement to Greek lawmakers which included, as he had forewarned, all the promises … Continue reading