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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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Official World Cup Theme Criticized As Dull

Brazil plays host to the World Cup and many Brazilians hate the theme for the soccer tournament. They're baffled that the song features the Cuban-American singer Pitbull and Bronx-born Jennifer Lopez.
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Egyptians Vote Monday And Tuesday For Next President

Former military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sissi is the heavy favorite to win. His only rival is leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi, who placed a strong third in the last presidential election held in 2012.
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Mobile Internet Comes To Africa In A Big Way

Young people are driving the change using their phones to text, listen to music — even watching high-resolution videos. Silicon Valley has noticed and sees a big opportunity.
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Ukrainians Choose Billionaire Businessman As Next President

A chocolate-maker is the projected winner in Ukraine's presidential election. Ukrainians chose businessman and former Cabinet minister Petro Poroshenko to run the country at a critical moment.

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