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Exit polls put Merkel on course for 4th term

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives were on their way to a fourth consecutive term in office, exit polls indicated yesterday.
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Vatican axed auditor for spying on senior officials

The Vatican said Sunday it had been forced to oust its former auditor general — who resigned without explanation in June — because he had been spying on senior officials.
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Hopes fade of discovering more survivors 5 days after big quake

Hopes of finding more survivors after Mexico City’s devastating quake dwindled to virtually nothing Sunday, five days after the 7.1 tremor rocked the city.
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Bangladesh needs big help for Rohingya

Bangladesh needs “massive international assistance” to feed and shelter the 436,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar in recent weeks, the head of the UN refugee agency said Sunday.
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Report of Brexit bill of US$54b dismissed

Brexit negotiator David Davis Sunday dismissed a report that Britain was prepared to pay a 40 billion pounds (US$54 billion) divorce bill on leaving the European Union.
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Over 34,000 people flee in fear of Bali volcano erupting at any time

More than 34,000 people have fled from a volcano on Bali island as the magnitude of tremors grows, prompting fears it could erupt for the first time in more than 50 years.
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Germans start voting for new parliament as Merkel seeks 4th term

More than 61 million German voters were called to cast ballots on Sunday to pick their Bundestag, or federal parliament, on which a new government will be formed.
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Multi-gene test found effective in predicting Alzheimer's disease

A research team has found that a new test combining the effects of more than two dozen genetic variants does a better job of predicting Alzheimer's disease.
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Spanish gov't to take control of Catalan regional police

The Spanish Public Prosecutor's office has told the head of the Catalan regional police force that the force will now come under the control of Spanish central government.
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Conjoined sisters score a 1st in Tanzania

A pair of conjoined sisters are settling into campus life at a Tanzanian university, a first in a country where disabled people are often marginalized or abandoned at birth.