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Maldives election begins amid opposition cry of unfairness

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Male, Sep 23 (AP) - Huge crowds flocked to closely guarded polling stations on Sunday to vote in the Mal-dives' third multiparty presidential elections, widely seen as a referendum on the island nation's young democ-racy.
Both President Yameen Abdul Gayoom and the opposition candidate, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, voted in the capital, Male, shortly after polls opened.
More than 260,000 of the 400,000 Maldivians were eligible to vote at about 400 polling stations across the islands that comprise...
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Iran summons Western diplomats over parade attack killing 25

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Tehran, Sep 23 (AP) - Militants disguised as soldiers opened fire on an annual Iranian military parade in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding over 60 in the deadliest terror attack to strike the country in nearly a decade.
Women and children scattered along...
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Having failed to get a govt job, man 'kills self'

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Khulna: A former student of Khulna University allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in a mess house near the university on Friday night as failed to get a government job.
The deceased was identified as Saikat Ranjan Mondol, son of Krishna Maondol, hailing from Shyamnagar...
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First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

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Washington, Sept 22(AP) - Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House.
In recognition of her achievements, the Newseum unveiled a statue in her honor on Friday.
The bronze life-size statue will remain in...
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Fugitive New Mexico priest pleads not guilty to sex abuse

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Albuquerque, Sept 22 (AP) - A fugitive priest who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse has been returned to New Mexico to face charges after being arrested in Morocco last year, federal offi-cials said Friday.
Arthur J. Perrault, 80, a former Catholic priest in the...
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