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Liberal Democrats and their coalition partners are set to win more than 300 seats in Japan's Parliament

Even as the count continues, exit polls are now showing that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democrats and their coalition partners are set to win more than 300 seats in Japan’s Parliament this election. 38 more words

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Breaking: Hostage situation at bowling alley in Warwickshire

Update 1:00 PM Central Time: Police storm Nuneaton bowling alley, gunman held and no casualties reported, MFA Bowl boss says.

The Warwickshire Police department in the United Kingdom tweeted that its officers were dealing Sunday afternoon with an “ongoing incident” in Nuneaton, near the city of Birmingham. 56 more words

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Spain to impose direct rule

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he has approved stripping Catalonia of its autonomous power.

The government held a special cabinet meeting to approve Article 155 and impose direct rule on Catalonia. 172 more words

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Iraqi, Kurdish forces exchange fire

Iraqi and Kurdish forces have exchanged fire at a disputed town on the border between Baghdad’s federal territory and the Kurdistan Region, with reports saying it is still ongoing.  185 more words

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150 wildfires burn down Galicia

Around 150 wildfires have been recorded this past week in Galicia, an autonomous region in the north-west of Spain. Thousands of hectares of woodlands have been completely destroyed, and at least four deaths have been recorded.

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Spain to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy

The Spanish government said on Thursday it will suspend Catalonia’s autonomy after the region’s president Carles Puigdemont did not drop intentions to succeed from Madrid. 229 more words

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