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  • One of Pakistan's most influential liberal political parties, the People's Party, which was once headed by former PM Benazir Bhutto, has tasted one of its heaviest defeats in elections.

     

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he expected a proposed Syria peace conference backed by Washington and Moscow to be held in early June, and he denied reports that the Damascus government did not plan to attend.

     

  • Russia has detained an American citizen accused of trying to recruit a Russian intelligence officer to work for the CIA, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Tuesday.

     

  • China expressed outrage on Tuesday over remarks by the mayor of the Japanese city of Osaka who said Japan's system of military brothels during World War Two was "necessary", as the Japanese government sought to distance itself from the comments.

     

  • A top German court has ordered tech giant Google to remove autocomplete entries from its search engine.

     

  • Since 1989 the Finnish broadcaster YLE has been producing the world's first news show in Latin.

     

  • Russia has detained an American citizen accused of trying to recruit a Russian intelligence officer to work for the CIA, Russia's RIA news agency said on Tuesday.

     

  • Russia has detained an American citizen accused of trying to recruit a Russian intelligence officer to work for the CIA, Russia's RIA news agency said on Tuesday.

     

  • Kenyan police in riot gear fired teargas on Tuesday to disperse crowds of protesters gathered outside parliament to demonstrate against lawmakers' salary demands.

     

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he expected a proposed Syria peace conference backed by Washington and Moscow to be held in June, and he denied reports that the Damascus government did not plan to attend.

     

  • Since 1989 the Finnish broadcaster YLE has been producing the world's first news show in Latin.

     

  • An adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in North Korea on Tuesday in a rare surprise visit to a country with which Japan has no diplomatic ties, but the purpose of the visit was not immediately known.

     

  • Rising U.S. shale oil production will help meet most of the world's new oil demand in the next five years, even if the global economy picks up steam, leaving little room for OPEC to lift output without risking lower prices, the West's energy agency said.

     

  • Weary and caked in mud, the first group of Kurdish militants to leave Turkey under a peace plan descended a mountain into Iraq early on Tuesday to be met with embraces from PKK comrades, in a symbolic step towards ending a three-decades-old insurgency.

     

  • It's no secret that the Germans are really serious about beer.

     

  • Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called on Tuesday for stronger management of France's dispute-ridden finance ministry, adding fuel to growing speculation of an imminent reshuffle by President Francois Hollande.

     

  • Oscar-winning US actress Angelina Jolie has said she underwent a preventive double mastectomy.

     

  • Syria wants details on a U.S.-Russian proposed peace conference before it decides whether to attend and says the role of President Bashar al-Assad is a decision "only for the Syrian people and the ballot box", a minister said.

     

  • France's foreign minister warned on Tuesday a planned Syrian peace conference bringing both the government and rebels to the negotiating table would be hard to organise, doubting it could be held imminently.

     

  • She rescued the Schauspiel Köln theater from provincial mediocrity and is now the first woman to head the renowned Schauspielhaus in Hamburg.

     

  • "If you will it, it is no dream," wrote Theodor Herzl, a Vienna journalist and the founder of Zionism, in 1902.Less than 50 years later, his vision became a reality.

     

  • She rescued the Schauspiel Köln theater from provincial mediocrity and is now the first woman to head the renowned Schauspielhaus in Hamburg.

     

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