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Catholic Church Should Not Have 'leaders For Life', Pope Says

 The Roman Catholic Church should not have "leaders for life" in its ranks, otherwise it would risk being like a country under dictatorship, Pope Francis said on Friday.

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Turkey's Erdogan Moots Possibility Of Snap Election

 Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday raised the prospect of a snap election if coalition talks fail after his ruling AK Party fell short of a majority in a June 7 parliamentary poll.

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Car Bombs Explode In Libya's Derma, At Least Six Killed

 At least six people were killed and 10 others wounded when several car bombs exploded in the Libyan city of Derna, a medical source said on Friday.

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Pilot Killed In Colorado Crash Of Medical Transport Helicopter

 A medical transport helicopter crashed during a take-off on Friday in Colorado, killing the pilot and seriously injuring two others onboard, according to media reports.

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Thai Health Ministry Declares Nation MERS-Free

BANGKOK — Thailand’s Public Health Ministry has declared the country now free from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), after the Kingdom’s first MERS-CoV patient, a 75-year-old Omani visitor, fully recovered.

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Britain Falls Silent For Tunisia Attack Victims

LONDON: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister David Cameron led a nationwide minute's silence on Friday, a week after a militant gun massacre in Tunisia in which 30 out of the 38 victims were Britons.

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Thailand Hospital Discharges First And Only Mers Case After He's Declared Free Of Virus

BANGKOK - A 75-year-old Omani man who became Thailand's first case of Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) was discharged from hospital on Friday after being declared free of the deadly virus, officials said.

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Families Of 2 Malaysians Held Hostage By Abu Sayyaf Militants Worried About Their Health

PETALING JAYA - The families of two Malaysians kidnapped from a Sandakan restaurant are very worried for the deteriorating health of their loved ones, who are being held hostage in the southern Philippines.

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Chances Of A Major War 'Low But Growing': US

United States defence chiefs have warned of a "low but growing" probability of a war with a major power - a stark prospect for Washington, given how it also noted that other militaries are closing the gap on the United States.

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1,400 India School Teachers Resign In Fake Degree Probe

PATNA: Some 1,400 primary school teachers have quit in an eastern Indian state in recent months amid an ongoing investigation into fake qualifications, an education official said Friday.

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