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Chorus of condemnation greets Houthi government in Yemen

Many international organisations including the UN have criticised the move by Yemen's Shi'ite Houthi rebels to form a government in Sana'a.

Many international organisations including the UN have criticised the move by Yemen's Shi'ite Houthi rebels to form a government in Sana'a.

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A Trump White House may reek of conflict of interest

Donald Trump appears to be taking American exceptionalism to new heights as he ponders packing his administration with buddies, business partners and family members.

Donald Trump appears to be taking American exceptionalism to new heights as he ponders packing his administration with buddies, business partners and family members.

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Hariri officially invited to form new Lebanese government

Hariri was prime minister of Lebanon from 2009 to 2011 and he's expected to take up that role again as part of a political deal

Hariri was prime minister of Lebanon from 2009 to 2011 and he's expected to take up that role again as part of a political deal

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Spain's Rajoy welcomes Socialists' decision to end political deadlock

Mariano Rajoy is heading towards a second term as Spain’s Prime Minister, after Socialists agreed not to block his latest bid to form a government.

Mariano Rajoy is heading towards a second term as Spain’s Prime Minister, after Socialists agreed not to block his latest bid to form a government.

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Barroso's commission: where are they now?

A third of Jose Barroso’s European Commission colleagues have taken up high level roles in the business sector since leaving public office.

A third of Jose Barroso’s European Commission colleagues have taken up high level roles in the business sector since leaving public office.

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Ten songs that angered governments

Governments have overreacted to pop songs long before Robbie Williams ruffled the Kremlin's feathers. Here's a few songs that have been banned for annoying the rich and powerful.

Governments have overreacted to pop songs long before Robbie Williams ruffled the Kremlin's feathers. Here's a few songs that have been banned for annoying the rich and powerful.

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LIVE: 2016 Ibrahim Index - A Decade of African Governance

The 2016 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) will be released on Monday, October 3, 2016 under the theme: A Decade of African Governance.

The 2016 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) will be released on Monday, October 3, 2016 under the theme: A Decade of African Governance.

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Azerbaijan referendum to extend presidential term underway

Azerbaijan has been voting in a constitutional referendum to extend the chief of state’s term in office to seven years from five.

Azerbaijan has been voting in a constitutional referendum to extend the chief of state’s term in office to seven years from five.

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Greece launches controversial TV licence auction

Greece has launched a multi-million euro auction for four private TV licences despite protests by broadcasters.

Greece has launched a multi-million euro auction for four private TV licences despite protests by broadcasters.

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Tunisia's new PM says economy and fighting terrorism are priorities

Tunisia’s new prime minister Youssef Chahed says boosting the economy and fighting terrorism are his priorities, as the country’s unity government officially takes…

Tunisia’s new prime minister Youssef Chahed says boosting the economy and fighting terrorism are his priorities, as the country’s unity government officially takes…

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Both sides claim victory in Gabon presidential election

Supporters of both Gabon’s president and of his chief rival have declared their candidate as the winner of Saturday’s election.

Supporters of both Gabon’s president and of his chief rival have declared their candidate as the winner of Saturday’s election.

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Colombia's FARC rebels announce a definitive truce

Colombia’s leftist rebel group the FARC has ordered its fighters to observe a ceasefire from midnight local time in a definitive truce.

Colombia’s leftist rebel group the FARC has ordered its fighters to observe a ceasefire from midnight local time in a definitive truce.

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Uzbek President Islam Karimov in hospital

Uzbekistan’s president Islam Karimov has been taken to hospital, prompting rumours that he is seriously ill.

Uzbekistan’s president Islam Karimov has been taken to hospital, prompting rumours that he is seriously ill.

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Spain: Rajoy announces vote in attempt to end political stalemate

Spain’s caretaker prime minister Mariano Rajoy is attempting to break the political deadlock in the country and announced a vote to swear him into office for August, but the Socialists declared they w

Spain’s caretaker prime minister Mariano Rajoy is attempting to break the political deadlock in the country and announced a vote to swear him into office for August, but the Socialists declared they w

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Israel's new defence chief jokes about curbing his fiery nature

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his choice for defence minister, ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman, signed a coalition agreement on Wednesday (May 25) and issued assurances that the mos

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his choice for defence minister, ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman, signed a coalition agreement on Wednesday (May 25) and issued assurances that the mos