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    Commonwealth backs Prince Charles as next head

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:40am on April 21, 2018

    Commonwealth leaders agreed Friday that Prince Charles should follow his mother Queen Elizabeth II as the next head of the group, the BBC and other media reported....

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    Woman who refused handshake denied French citizenship

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:39am on April 21, 2018

    France’s highest administrative court has upheld a decision to deny a French passport to an Algerian Muslim who refused to shake hands with officials during her citizenship ceremony, according to a ruling seen by AFP Thursday....

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    India probes Twitter claim over fire at Rohingya camp

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:32am on April 21, 2018

    Indian police are investigating a fire that destroyed a Rohingya Muslim settlement in New Delhi last weekend after a Twitter user claimed responsibility for setting the blaze....

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    Indian opposition moves to impeach chief justice

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:22am on April 21, 2018

    India’s opposition parties launched an unprecedented bid to impeach the top judge on Friday, accusing him of failing to protect the independence of the judiciary from executive interference, among other charges.....

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    Trump invites Putin to US

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 12:22am on April 21, 2018

    US president Donald Trump invited his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to the United States during a phone call, and said he would be glad to see Putin in the White House, RIA Novosti reported on Friday, citing the Russian foreign ministry....

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    Boat carrying 76 Rohingya lands in Indonesia

    Reuters . Bandha Aceh, Indonesia | Updated at 12:04am on April 21, 2018

    A boat carrying 76 Rohingya Muslims landed in northwest Indonesia on Friday, the latest in what rights groups expect will be a wave of dangerous sea crossings by members of the persecuted minority from Myanmar....

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    Plane skids off Kathmandu airport

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:25am on April 21, 2018

    A Malaysian jet carrying 139 people that aborted its takeoff and skidded into mud forced Kathmandu airport to shut down for more than 12 hours until the plane was moved Friday....

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    India video reunites man with family after 40 years

    BBC | Updated at 11:51am on April 20, 2018

    An Indian man who disappeared 40 years ago reunited with his family after his brother recognised him in a YouTube video that had...

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    South Africa leader curtails Britain trip over unrest at home

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:05am on April 20, 2018

    South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his participation in the Commonwealth summit in Britain to tackle violent demonstrations at home, his office said,...

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    Myanmar minister says conditions in Rohingya refugee camps ‘very poor’

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:43am on April 20, 2018

    A Myanmar minister expressed concerns on Thursday about ‘very poor conditions’ in Rohingya refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh, and said repatriation of the Muslim minority should start as soon as possible due to the coming monsoon season....