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    Beverly Hills to pass law banning sale of tobacco

    | Updated at 02:56pm on May 22, 2019

    Posh Beverly Hills is poised to outlaw the sale of all tobacco products...

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    Deadly strike hits Syria market

    Agence France-Presse . Maaret al-Numan, Syria | Updated at 12:00am on May 23, 2019

    Syrian government air strikes killed 15 civilians, 12 of them in a market, as fierce fighting raged for the jihadist-held northwest, a monitor said on...

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    Confident over win, BJP, allies promises to boost economy

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:50am on May 23, 2019

    India’s ruling coalition has promised to rev up growth, double farmers’ income and boost infrastructure spending in the next five years after exit polls showed...

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    Masked attackers snatch voting machines in northeast India

    Reuters . Guwahati | Updated at 12:49am on May 23, 2019

    About 500 masked men carrying guns and machetes attacked Indian election officials in a remote northeastern state and made off with computerised voting machines, officials...

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    Lanka extends emergency a month after suicide bombings

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:08am on May 23, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s president extended on Wednesday by a further month the state of emergency imposed immediately after the Easter Sunday Islamist bombings that killed 258...

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    Europe holds ‘most important’ EU vote

    Reuters . Brussels | Updated at 12:00am on May 23, 2019

    Europeans start voting on Thursday in four days of elections to the EU parliament that will influence not just Brussels policy for the next five...

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    Rahul says gloomy Indian exit polls ‘fake’

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on May 23, 2019

    Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday dismissed ‘fake’ Indian exit polls predicting a clear election victory for his opponent, prime minister Narendra Modi, a day before the...

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    India claims new first for world’s fastest cruise missile

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on May 23, 2019

    India said the world’s fastest cruise missile passed another key test Wednesday when it successfully hit a land target after being fired from a fighter...