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India's New Prime Minister Sworn In

Narendra Modi officially takes office as India's new prime minister in a ceremony in New Delhi that broke with the past. More than 3,000 guests witnessed India's most elaborate oath-taking.
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At Indian Prime Minister's Inauguration, A Historic Pakistani Presence

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was among the guests at Narenda Modi's inauguration. It's the first time the leader of one of the archrivals has attended the swearing-in of the other.
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Violence Returns To Eastern Ukraine

A day after Ukraine's tumultuous elections, pro-Russian militants in the country's east took over part of an airport in Donetsk, prompting airstrikes by the government.
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White House Mistakenly Blows Cover Of CIA Officer In Afghanistan

A list of U.S. officials who briefed President Obama on his surprise trip to Bagram air base in Afghanistan this weekend inadvertently included the name of the agency's station chief in Kabul.
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Ukraine's Poroshenko Says He'll Restore Peace In East

Ukraine's projected new president Petro Poroshenko welcomed his victory Monday by pledging to speed up operations to quell pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.
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Killed The Mockingbird? American Classics Cut From British Reading List

U.K. Education Secretary Michael Gove has decided that the English literature list for a national exam needs to be more English, so he is swapping American texts in the curriculum for British ones.
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After Mubarak, Egypt Appears Ready To Elect Another Military Man

Military dictator Hosni Mubarak was removed from power 3 years ago. The man expected to win the presidential election Abdel Fattah el-Sissi led an on-going crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood.
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Far-Right Parties Made Big Gains In European Parliamentary Elections

In Great Britain, the anti-Europe UKIP was the No. 1 vote getter. In France, Marine Le Pen's National Front also did much better than expected.
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After Landslide Victory, Modi Becomes Pakistan's Prime Minister

Many foreign dignitaries are attending inauguration ceremonies Monday for Narendra Modi, who was being sworn in as India's prime minister. Pakistan's prime minister is in attendance.
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Pope Francis Wraps Up 3-Day Trip To Middle East

Pope Francis is in Jerusalem. He stopped at the holiest Jewish and Muslim sites in that city. The pope has invited Palestinian and Israeli leaders to join him in Rome to discuss Mideast peace.

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