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China enshrines 'Xi Jinping Thought', key Xi ally to step down

BEIJING China's ruling Communist Party enshrined President Xi Jinping's political thought into its constitution on Tuesday, putting him in the same company as the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong, and cementing his power ahead of a second five-year term. | Video

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Families returning to ruined Philippine city taught to identify bombs

MARAWI CITY, Philippines Philippine teachers on Tuesday gave families returning to the destroyed lakeside city of Marawi a course on how to identify unexploded bombs in their homes and warned them to stay clear.

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Six crew from German ship kidnapped in Nigerian waters

BERLIN Six crew from a German container vessel have been kidnapped in Nigerian waters, a shipping company said on Tuesday.

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Kenya police disperse demonstrators as Odinga tempers poll protest call

NAIROBI Kenyan police used bullets and teargas on Tuesday to disperse a small demonstration in Nairobi two days before elections, as the main opposition leader appeared to row back from a call for his supporters to hold protests during the vote.

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Former Finance Minister Schaeuble elected to head German parliament

BERLIN Former German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was elected president of Germany's Bundestag or lower house of parliament, on Tuesday at its first session after Sept. 24 elections.

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Dutch far-right politician Wilders appeals discrimination verdict

AMSTERDAM Dutch politician Geert Wilders launched an appeal on Tuesday against his conviction last December for inciting discrimination in a trial he said was politically motivated.

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