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Three more Ukrainian soldiers killed: Kiev military

KIEV - Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in the past 24 hours in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in the east despite a ceasefire in place since early September, a Ukrainian military spokesman said on Monday.

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Italy's Renzi wins regional polls, low turnout sends warning

ROME - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's center-left Democratic Party (PD) won regional elections in Calabria and Emilia Romagna on Sunday but an exceptionally low turnout suggested growing disillusion among many voters.

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British banker's murder trial in Hong Kong adjourned until July

HONG KONG - A court in Hong Kong on Monday adjourned the trial of a 29-year-old British banker charged with killing two women until July because of the length of time needed for prosecutors to prepare their case.

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Bangladesh ex-ruling party leader gets death for war crimes

DHAKA - A former leader of Bangladesh's ruling party was sentenced to death by a war crimes tribunal on Monday in connection with atrocities committed during the country's war of independence from Pakistan.

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Philippines fines Chinese fishermen $102,000 each for poaching

PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines - A Philippine court on Monday fined nine Chinese fishermen $102,000 each after they were caught with hundreds of sea turtles in a disputed shoal in the South China Sea amid a festering territorial standoff between the two sides.

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Low voter turnout could erode Japan PM Abe's call for fresh mandate

TOKYO - Japanese voters, puzzled as to why Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is calling an election now and unimpressed by opposition alternatives, may shun a Dec. 14 election in record numbers.

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