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  1. Three Mexico troops found dead after helicopter downed

    Mexico City (AFP) - Mexican authorities have found the bodies of three soldiers who disappeared after a drug cartel brought down a military helicopter with a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, officials said Monday.

  2. France's Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended from own far-right party

    Nanterre (France) (AFP) - France's National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen was suspended from the far-right party his daughter Marine now leads after a disciplinary hearing Monday.

  3. Final push begins in Britain's knife-edge election

    London (AFP) - The Conservatives and Labour on Monday launched their final push to woo voters ahead of Britain's general election this week, as potential kingmaker parties made their pitch for power.

  4. Burundi police kill four in battles with protesters

    Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Police in Burundi shot dead at least four demonstrators and wounded dozens of others Monday, in running battles with protesters angry at a bid by President Pierre Nkurunziza to extend his rule.

  5. 'Cuban 5' spies in Venezuela to pay tribute to Chavez

    Caracas (AFP) - The Cuban spies whose release by the United States helped pave the way for its thaw with Cuba traveled to Venezuela Monday to pay tribute to late leftist firebrand Hugo Chavez.

  6. Danish editor slams US 'political correctness' on cartoons

    Copenhagen (AFP) - The Danish editor who commissioned the Mohammed cartoons that triggered deadly protests a decade ago said Monday the failed attack on a Texas cartoon exhibition won't change how "politically correct" Americans feel about the drawings.

  7. UN chief to attend Russian Victory Day despite criticism

    United Nations (United States) (AFP) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will attend celebrations in Moscow on Saturday of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, despite criticism from Ukraine and other central European countries.

  8. National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen 'suspended' from party: official

    Paris (AFP) - France's National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen was suspended from the far-right party his daughter Marine now leads after a disciplinary hearing Monday, the party said.

  9. Saudi considering bombing pauses for Yemen aid delivery

    Riyadh (AFP) - Saudi Arabia is considering temporary halts in coalition air strikes against rebels in Yemen to allow for aid deliveries, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Monday.

  10. Heat saps Australian workers' productivity: study

    Paris (AFP) - Worker productivity lost due to heat stress cost Australia some US$6.2 billion (5.

  11. Record Berlin cocaine stash found hidden in Aldi bananas

    Berlin (AFP) - More than 15 million euros worth of cocaine turned up Monday in boxes of bananas delivered to Aldi supermarkets in and around Berlin, police said.

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