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10Mar/15

Ivory Coast jails ex-first lady for 20 years over poll violence

Mixed reactions follow the jailing of former Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo.

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10Mar/15

University of Oklahoma expels two students over racist video

The University of Oklahoma expels two students linked to a video showing members of a fraternity singing a song filled with racial epithets.
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10Mar/15

Zambians express concern over president’s health

Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu will seek treatment abroad to correct a narrowing of the food pipe that caused him to fall ill on Sunday. Zambians, who lost former president Michael Sata when he died in October last year after an illness are especially concerned about Lungu’s health.
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09Mar/15

University of Oklahoma shuts “disgraceful” fraternity for racist video

University of Oklahoma bands together to discredit racist behavior of campus fraternity.
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08Mar/15

On Selma anniversary, Obama says racial progress made but more needed

U.S. President Barack Obama observes the 50th anniversary of the civil rights confrontation in March 1965 in which police in Selma, Alabama beat protesters marching across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to demand voting rights for African Americans.
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08Mar/15

World leaders vow to reach gender balanced world by 2030

World leaders including Turkey’s Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu and Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf urge the international community to do more to reach global gender equality by 2030.
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02Mar/15

Obama discusses Israel, tells Reuters exclusively Iran must halt nuclear work for decade

In an exclusive interview with Reuters, U.S. President Barack Obama discusses the U.S.-Israeli relationship, its effect on the Iran nuclear talks, and the state of those negotiations.
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02Mar/15

Obama sharply criticizes China’s plans for new technology rules

President Barack Obama in a Reuters interview criticizes China’s plans for new rules on U.S. tech companies, urging Beijing to change a policy that Obama says would allow the Chinese government to “snoop.”
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02Mar/15

Cleared of cover-up charges, Argentine leader comes out swinging during annual address

Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez argues in her annual address she has been a forceful advocate for the resolution of the investigation into the 1994 AMIA bombing in wake of being cleared of cover-up accusations.

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