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U.S. says concerned about Myanmar's silence over where Reuters journalists are being held

YANGON The U.S. embassy in Myanmar said on Friday it was concerned that there had been no word on the whereabouts of two Reuters journalists three days after they were detained, and that authorities had not allowed their families to visit them.

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Pakistani top court rejects bid to bar opposition leader Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition to disqualify cricket hero and opposition leader Imran Khan from parliament for not declaring assets, months after former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was removed by the court on a similar charge.

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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on May 19

LONDON Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancée, Meghan Markle, will marry on Saturday May 19, Kensington Palace said.

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Italian woman jailed in Denmark for ordering murder online in bitcoin

COPENHAGEN An Italian woman who ordered the murder of her boyfriend through a website and paid a hitman in bitcoin digital currency was sentenced on Friday to six years in a Danish jail.

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German SPD leaders vote to start exploratory talks with conservatives

BERLIN Leaders of Germany's Social Democrats have voted unanimously to begin exploratory talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives about forming a coalition government, Andreas Nahles, head of the SPD's parliamentary group, said on Friday.

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Russian ex-minister Ulyukayev jailed for eight years over $2 million bribe

MOSCOW Former Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev was found guilty of soliciting a $2 million bribe from Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin and sentenced to eight years in jail on Friday.

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