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Watch: This Week in History: June 19-25

Now Playing: This Week in History: May 15-21 Now Playing: This Week in History: May 29-June 4 Now Playing: This Week in History: June 19-25 Now Playing: Alleged Thief Cashes in on Stolen Lotto Tickets…


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US aircraft carriers start drills off Philippines

Manila (AFP) – Two US aircraft carriers have started exercises in the Philippine Sea, defence officials said on Sunday, as Washington’s close ally Manila faces growing pressure from Beijing in the South China Sea. The…


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Election victories bolster scandal-tainted Malaysian leader

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The party of Malaysia’s scandal-tainted Prime Minister Najib Razak has won two parliamentary by-elections in a landslide, further strengthening his rule despite corruption allegations. Najib’s United Malays National Organization retained…






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Police and 'le stress'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Marseille, 11 June: Police were taunted by bottle-throwing England fans French police are “on the verge of a breakdown”, according to one of their union leaders. They are physically…


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Poetic injustice

Image copyright Alamy Homework can sometimes be a nightmare – for both children and their parents. In France the ritual of copying out poems and learning them by heart is no exception and can fill…


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Turkey: Erdogan revisits controversial Gezi Park plans

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gezi Park – one of Istanbul’s rare central green spaces Turkey’s president has signalled that he intends to revive plans to redevelop a central Istanbul park which sparked large anti-government…