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Divers comb capsized China ship, death toll jumps to 18

JIANLI, China - Scores of divers searched a capsized ship in the Yangtze River on Wednesday for more than 400 missing people, many of them elderly tourists, as the death toll in what could be China's worst shipping disaster in almost 70 years jumped to 18. | Video

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Obama: Netanyahu's Palestine stance erodes Israel's credibility

JERUSALEM - U.S. President Barack Obama said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's terms for diplomacy that might lead to a Palestinian state meant Israel had lost international credibility as a potential peacemaker.

United Nations, Israel 02 Jun 2015

As key allies leave, next election may be Canada PM's last

OTTAWA - The shock departure of a Canadian cabinet heavyweight has fueled talk about how long Prime Minister Stephen Harper will stay in power, with some in his party predicting he is unlikely to serve a full term if he wins re-election this October.

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Pena Nieto's ruling PRI in the lead ahead of Mexico mid-terms: poll

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) is in the lead ahead of Sunday's mid-term elections, a poll released on Tuesday shows, potentially returning President Enrique Pena Nieto his razor-thin lower house majority.

02 Jun 2015

Palestinian NGO denies Hamas ties, threatens Israel with legal action

UNITED NATIONS - The British-based Palestinian Return Center on Tuesday threatened Israel's U.N. mission with legal action after the Jewish state accused it of having ties to the Palestinian militant group Hamas, an allegation the group said was false.

United Nations, Israel 02 Jun 2015

Canada aboriginal schools were 'cultural genocide': report

OTTAWA - A Canadian policy of forcibly separating aboriginal children from their families and sending them to residential schools amounted to "cultural genocide," a six-year investigation into the now-defunct system found on Tuesday.

United Nations 02 Jun 2015

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