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Abducted students' families call for boycott as a clown, a footballer and a reality TV star stand in upcoming polls

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The presidential campaign of Republican Marco Rubio is said to be backed by gambling magnate Sheldon Adelson

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Parents of the 43 missing students are calling for a boycott of June’s elections

Abducted students' families call for boycott as a clown, a footballer and a reality TV star stand in upcoming polls

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President Nicolás Maduro is known for often personally giving away homes, appliances and even pensions to his poorest supporters

She wanted him to call about a problem with her existing house

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A woman smokes a cigarette on September 6, 2012 in Paris.

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A child has been dismissed from school after her attendance dropped as she recovered from cancer

Her father said she was "woefully" let down by the school

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Shaker Aamer with two of his four children. He has residence rights in the UK

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Tourists were moved by ferry

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Luis Hernandez claims staff intentionally undercooked his burger to make him sick

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Ellen Pao’s discrimination suit may have emboldened other female employees in Silicon Valley (Reuters)

The case focussed a bright spotlight on the inner workings of a major capital investment firm

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Entry-level bud trimmers earn around $15 an hour

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Flowers outside the family home of Warren Weinstein

Captors also demanded release of militants held in jail

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Student made request by unfurling flags

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Study means that the complete genetic template for putting a mammoth together is now available

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Just moments before the stage collapsed underneath the students

Although two dozen were taken to hospital none of the pupils from Indiana were seriously hurt

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Nine-storey building will house 22,000-piece collection

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The general pleaded guilty to giving classified materials to his biographer and mistress

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