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North Korea fires Scud-class ballistic missile, Japan protests

SEOUL North Korea fired at least one short-range ballistic missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure and threats of more sanctions.

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President Macron's party seen on top in French parliament election: poll

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron's party is expected to emerge with the most seats in June's parliamentary election, a poll showed on Monday, with Macron also scoring well in terms of general popularity.

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Indonesia names Islamist leader a suspect in pornography case

JAKARTA Indonesian police on Monday named an Islamist leader as a suspect in the exchange of pornographic messages and photos, a new legal threat to a cleric who helped organize mass Muslim rallies against Jakarta's former Christian governor.

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Turkey grants consular access to detained German journalist: German spokesman

BERLIN Turkey has given German consular officials permission to visit journalist Mesale Tolu, a German citizen who has been detained on charges of advancing "terrorist propaganda", a spokesman for the German foreign ministry said on Monday.

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India cattle trade ban to halt beef exports, lead to job losses

NEW DELHI India's ban on the trade of cattle for slaughter threatens $4 billion in annual beef exports and millions of jobs if the government does not revoke the stoppage decreed last week, according to two industry officials.

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Cyclone churns towards Bangladesh as storm toll reaches almost 200 in Sri Lanka, India

DHAKA/AGALAWATTE, Sri Lanka/ An intensifying cyclone churned north towards Bangladesh on Monday after heavy rain in Sri Lanka and thunderstorms in eastern India killed almost 200 people, with more torrential downpours forecast. | Video

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