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Turkish opposition candidate wounded in gun attack

Istanbul - A female candidate from Turkey's main opposition party running in next month's parliamentary election was wounded in a gun attack Tuesday, as concerns grow over the levels of violence ahead of the poll.

Six killed in east Ukraine fighting: Officials

Kiev - Four pro-Russian rebels, a Ukrainian soldier and one civilian were killed in clashes that broke out over the past 24 hours in violation of a February truce deal, officials said Tuesday.

Danish radio station kills baby rabbit with bicycle pump

Copenhage - A Danish radio station on Tuesday defended the live killing of a baby rabbit with a bicycle pump on one of its shows, saying it wanted to highlight cruelty in the farming industry.

UN court orders Serbia to send Seselj back to cell

Belgrade - Serbia's justice ministry on Tuesday said it had received an order from a UN war crimes court to return the ailing ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj immediately to his detention unit.

Saudi executes 88th person this year, topping 2014 total

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday carried out its 88th execution so far this year, surpassing the total for all of 2014 despite activists' concerns that trials are not conducted fairly.

Thailand starts air search for stranded migrants

Bangkok - Thailand said Tuesday it had begun air reconnaissance missions looking for stranded migrant boats in the Andaman Sea, following criticism that regional nations were not actively searching for stricken vessels.

Rouhani says most Iranians want peace

Tehran - An overwhelming majority of Iranians want peace with the rest of the world, President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday, defending the nuclear negotiations under way with major powers.

Political mood good for climate deal: France's Fabius

Paris - Despite "extremely complex" issues, the political mood for reaching a global climate deal this year is stronger than ever, says French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

Austria convicts 14-year-old on 'terror' charges

Vienna - A 14-year-old Austrian teen with ties to Islamic extremists was convicted Tuesday of planning to bomb a Vienna train station and sentenced to eight months behind bars.The schoolboy, named only as Mertkan G.

Poorest countries neglected by foreign aid donors: Report

Paris - The world's poorest nations, the bulk of which are in sub-Saharan Africa, are receiving less than a third of development aid, and this support is waning, a non-governmental organisation founded by U2 frontman Bono said Tuesday.

Spanish voters push parties to form coalitions: analysts

Madrid - By voting in local elections for upstart parties that vow to fight corruption and an economic downturn, Spanish voters will force their politicians to learn to form coalitions, analysts say.

India heatwave kills 800 as capital's roads melt

Hyderabad - At least 800 people have died in a major heatwave that has swept across India, melting roads in New Delhi as temperatures neared 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit).

China sending officials and their wives to jail, for tours

The Chinese government is sending government officials on prison tours. The tours' aim less to teach the officials about prison systems, and more to act as a warning against corruption.

Report: Fiat Chrysler company offered merger to GM

Detroit - The largest U.S. automaker refused to even consider an offer to merge with Fiat Chrysler earlier this year, according to published reports.

Op-Ed: Why Amir Khan will dominate Chris Agieri

On May 29, boxing fans will be treated to an evening of exciting and enjoyable fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., when Olympic silver medalist Amir Khan collides with Chris Algieri for Khan's WBC silver welterweight title.

Iraq forces tighten noose around Ramadi

Baghdad - Iraqi forces closed in on Ramadi Tuesday and launched an operation aimed at cutting off the jihadists in Anbar province before a major offensive to retake the city.

Suriname elects strongman's party: partial results

Paramaribo - Suriname has elected the party of strongman president Desi Bouterse, according to partial results early Tuesday from its general election.

Colombian military kills 5 FARC rebels in strike

Estanzuela - The Colombian military killed at least five FARC guerrillas in the northwest of the country Monday, part of a new offensive that has challenged ongoing peace talks with the rebel group.

Austria tries 14-year-old 'terror' suspect

Vienna - A 14-year-old Austrian schoolboy with alleged ties to Islamist extremists and accused of intending to bomb a Vienna train station went on trial Tuesday facing up to five years in prison.The defendant, named only as Mertkan G.

Burundi condemns foreign pressure over political crisis

Bujumbura - Burundi's government on Tuesday condemned mounting diplomatic pressure over President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial bid to stand for a third consecutive term, signalling it would not bow to international criticism.
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