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Egyptian court sentences three Al Jazeera journalists to prison

CAIRO - An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has stirred an international outcry.

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EU parliament chief attacks 'cynical' states over refugee crisis

BERLIN - The "glaring failures" of some European countries to take in refugees are turning the Mediterranean into a mass grave and creating gruesome scenes at borders, the head of the European Parliament has said.

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Malaysia's Mahathir joins protesters calling for PM to go

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's former leader Mahathir Mohamad made a surprise appearance on Saturday among tens of thousands protesting to demand the resignation of the prime minister over a multi-million-dollar payment into an account under his name. | Video

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China grants amnesty to mark anniversary of WW2 victory

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping granted an amnesty on Saturday to jailed war veterans and bedridden or disabled elderly prisoners to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

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Poll lead for Greece's Syriza narrows as Tsipras presses for new mandate

ATHENS - Former Greek premier Alexis Tsipras urged supporters on Saturday to give him a mandate to complete the country's political transformation, as a poll showed his leftist Syriza party's lead slipping ahead of elections next month.

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Amnesty calls for police restraint ahead of major Lebanon rally

BEIRUT - Lebanon should investigate allegations that security personnel used excessive force to disperse protesters in Beirut last week, Amnesty International said on Saturday, calling for restraint ahead of another planned mass protest march in the capital.

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