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Mexican presidential race kicks off with nominations

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP | The campaign for Mexico’s July 1 presidential election began in earnest Sunday as the country’s top parties officially nominated their candidates, with all three front-runners trying to sell a message of change. It is still a wide-open race to succeed President Enrique Pena Nieto, …

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Florida students to march on Washington in call for gun reform

Washington, United States | AFP | Students who survived a mass shooting at their Florida school on Sunday announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to “shame” politicians into reforming laws that make firearms readily available. The “March for our Lives” will take place on March 24, with …

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Five people killed in Dagestan church shooting

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Five women were shot dead in an apparent radical Islamist attack on an Orthodox church in the North Caucasus region of Dagestan on Sunday, officials and local media said. According to local press reports an unidentified gunman fired at worshippers at an Orthodox church in …

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Trump says Russia succeeding in sowing US discord

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump, hitting out at the probes and congressional hearings into Russian election meddling, said Sunday Moscow is succeeding beyond its “wildest dreams” if its intention is to sow discord within the United States. “They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Get …

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UK church spires used to boost phone, wi-fi signal

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Church spires across Britain will be used to boost broadband, mobile phone and WiFi connectivity in rural areas, under a deal struck between the government and the Church of England, it was announced Sunday. “This agreement with the Church of England will mean that …

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Deadliest plane crashes in Iran since 2003

Tehran, Iran | AFP | An Iranian passenger plane on a domestic flight crashed on Sunday into the country’s Zagros mountains, with all 66 people on board feared dead. Here is a recap of the deadliest plane crashes in Iran since 2003. – 2014 – On August 10, an Antonov …

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