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France elections: Le Pen steps aside

Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she is stepping aside as leader of her National Front (FN) party. The move comes just a day after she reached the second round of the French election, where she will face centrist Emmanuel Macron. Ms Le Pen told French TV she needed to be above partisan considerations. Opinion polls ...

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US submarine arrives in South Korea as tensions rise

A US submarine has arrived in South Korea, amid worries of another North Korean missile or nuclear test. The missile-armed USS Michigan is set to join an incoming group of warships led by aircraft carrier Carl Vinson. North Korea is celebrating its army’s 85th founding anniversary on Tuesday. It has previously marked similar occasions with missile tests. Tensions have risen ...

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Senegal religious TV channel broadcasts porn film

A religious TV channel in Senegal has broadcast a hardcore porn movie, causing shock among many viewers.  Touba TV inadvertently aired the explicit content in the middle of the afternoon yesterday, between 13:10 and 13:30 local time. The embarrassing slip-up has not escaped the attention of the authorities either. The National Audiovisual Regulatory Council has demanded an explanation from the ...

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