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Myanmar reforms

Myanmar opens talks over controversial education law as students head to Yangon to demand reforms - @dpa

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Australian PM Abbott admits his government has 'lessons to learn' after defeat in Queensland state polls - @STForeignDesk

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Las Vegas, NV, US

Las Vegas police are investigating a possible case of extortion of a state legislator in Nevada, authorities say - @Reuters

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Hong Kong

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters rally on Hong Kong's streets for 1st time since mass demonstrations shut down parts of the city for more than 2 months - @AFP

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Yemen crisis

Yemen's Houthi rebels vow to form presidential council, salvation government, and new army command, reports sources - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Indianapolis, IN, US

RT @JamesGherardi #BREAKING: Marion Co. Republicans endorse @IndyChuckBrewer in 2015 election for Indianapolis Mayor @FOX59 - @FOX59


Dublin, Dublin, IE

A man arrested after scaling locked gates of Leinster House in Dublin in protest over planned household water charges - @Independent_ie

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Greece financial crisis

Greece's economy minister: It would be better to link the country's debt repayments to its economic growth rate - @Reuters

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Dublin, Dublin, IE

Photo: A protest march against a plan to register Irish homes for water charges Leinster House in Dublin - @Independent_ie

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Yemen crisis

Sources: Yemen's ex-President Hadi says resignation is final - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Anti-austerity march held in Madrid by far-left party Podemos, hoping to build on the recent victory of SYRIZA in Greece - @BBCWorld

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, with 15 Ukrainian soldiers killed in last 24 hours - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Representatives from Ukraine and Russia meet in Minsk, Belarus in fresh attempt to reopen peace talks on Ukraine crisis - @Reuters

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Lawmakers in Italy elect Sergio Mattarella as president - @Reuters

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Police in Macedonia to charge 4 people including leader of opposition Social Democrat party with attempting to overthrow government - @Reuters

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Former German President Richard von Weizsäcker dies aged 94, official says - @AFP

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Eurozone financial crisis

Greek finance minister will meet with French counterpart Michel Sapin in Paris today, French finance ministry confirms - @Reuters

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Australian Labor Party secures 13% swing in Queensland election, ousts conservative premier - @abcaustralia

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China Minsheng Banking Corp President Mao Xiaofeng resigns for 'personal reasons', hours after reports he is under investigation by China's anti-corruption watchdog - @Reuters

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Nigeria sect attacks

UN welcomes African Union proposal to establish 5-nation force to fight Nigeria's Boko Haram - @AFP

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