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  1. Turkey's Kurdish rebels hail 'historic' disarmament call

    Turkey's Kurdish rebels hail 'historic' disarmament call

    Istanbul (AFP) - Kurdish rebels on Sunday hailed as "historic" a call for disarmament made by their jailed leader and said Turkey should speed up reforms to move the peace process forward.

  2. New Uruguay leader Vazquez takes over from pot-friendly farmer

    New Uruguay leader Vazquez takes over from pot-friendly farmer

    Montevideo (AFP) - Tabare Vazquez was sworn in as president of Uruguay Sunday, returning to office a decade after first leading the left to power and drawing a curtain on folksy farmer Jose Mujica's colorful rule.

  3. Syria rebels reject envoy plan to freeze Aleppo fighting

    Beirut (AFP) - Military and political opposition forces in Aleppo on Sunday rejected UN envoy Staffan de Mistura's proposal for a freeze in fighting in the divided northern Syrian city.

  4. Indonesian maid vows to fight on after Hong Kong court victory

    Indonesian maid vows to fight on after Hong Kong court victory

    Hong Kong (AFP) - As she walks through Hong Kong's Victoria Park on a busy Sunday afternoon, Erwiana Sulistyaningsih is stopped every few steps for photos and hugs.

  5. Thousands in Moscow at Nemtsov march

    Thousands of people are marching through Moscow to honour opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday.

  6. Mali government signs peace deal, Tuareg rebels delay

    Mali government signs peace deal, Tuareg rebels delay

    Algiers (AFP) - The Malian government signed a peace agreement with some northern armed groups on Sunday in Algiers but the main Tuareg rebel alliance asked for more time to consult its grassroots.

  7. India's ruling Hindu party shares power in Muslim-majority Kashmir

    India's ruling Hindu party shares power in Muslim-majority Kashmir

    Jammu (India) (AFP) - India's ruling Hindu nationalist party was Sunday sworn into government in the country's only Muslim-majority state for the first time after an historic power-sharing deal with a bitter regional rival.

  8. At least 1,100 killed in Iraq in February

    At least 1,100 killed in Iraq in February

    The UN mission to Iraq says violence in the country claimed the lives of at least 1,100 Iraqis in February.

  9. 'Jihadi John' relatives under watch in Kuwait

    'Jihadi John' relatives under watch in Kuwait

    Kuwait City (AFP) - Kuwaiti authorities are closely monitoring several relatives of "Jihadi John" who live and work in the Gulf emirate where the Islamic State executioner was born, press reports said on Sunday.

  10. Faded seaside towns are fertile ground for UKIP

    Faded seaside towns are fertile ground for UKIP

    Ramsgate (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Deprived of tourists by the advent of cheap foreign holidays, many of Britain's faded seaside towns have become pockets of deprivation -- and fertile territory for the populist, anti-European UK Independence Party (UKIP).

  11. Rebel deminers comb Ukraine battleground town

    Rebel deminers comb Ukraine battleground town

    Debaltseve (Ukraine) (AFP) - A week since pro-Russian rebels forced Ukrainian soldiers from the key transport hub of Debaltseve, the sound of explosions still reverberates around the eastern town.

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