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Pianist James Rhodes Wins Right To Publish Autobiography Telling Of Abuse

A British performing artist who had been prevented from publishing his autobiography can be named after the UK supreme court lifted the injunction that had banned him from publishing a full account of his own life.

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How Many Slave Deaths For The Qatar World Cup Can Fifa Put Up With?

Fifa’s president Sepp Blatter could change lives of World Cup labourers at a stroke by threatening to deprive Qatar of 2022 tournament.

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North Korea Modified Submarine Missile Launch Photos, Says U.S. Official

Photographs showing a North Korean missile launched from a submarine were manipulated by state propagandists and the country may be years away from developing such technology, analysts and a top U.S. military official said on Tuesday.

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U.S. Says South China Sea Reclamations Stoke Instability

China's land reclamation around reefs in the disputed South China Sea is undermining freedom and stability, and risks provoking tension that could even lead to conflict, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a conference in Jakarta.

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Burundi's President Delays Parliamentary Elections By A Week

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza delayed by a week local and parliamentary elections set for May 26, after nearly a month of political unrest and a failed military coup in the east African state, his adviser said on Wednesday.

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U.N. Chief Ban Says North Korea Retracts Approval For Visit

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday his plan to go to North Korea this week to visit an industrial complex had been scrapped after Pyongyang retracted its earlier approval, calling the decision "deeply regrettable".

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Netanyahu Suspends Palestinians-Only Bus Program

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suspended on Wednesday new bus travel and checkpoint regulations for Palestinian laborers only hours after they were imposed to an outcry by critics accusing Israel of racial segregation.

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Governor Of Japan's Okinawa To Press U.S. For Removal Of Base

The governor of the Japanese island of Okinawa said on Wednesday he will travel to the United States next week to press his demand that a U.S. military base be removed from his island to lighten the burden of a people weary of hosting U.S. troops.

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Iran's Khamenei Rules Out Interviews With Nuclear Scientists

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran would not accept "unreasonable demands" by world powers during negotiations over its disputed nuclear programme, and ruled out letting inspectors interview its atomic scientists.

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Saudi Jets Pound Army Bases, Depots In Yemen Capital

Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition carried out the most sustained bombardment of Yemen's capital Sanaa in nearly two months of air strikes on Tuesday night, residents of the city said, hitting army bases and weapons depots.

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