Understanding Islamic State, death cults and empty slogans

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Rupen Savoulian

In Australia, politicians of all stripes are conducting a national conversation about the origins, rise and ways to challenge the fundamentalist militia Islamic State (IS).

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Le Pen loses ground to Macron in French election race

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Leigh Thomas

French centrist Emmanuel Macron is set to come out on top in the first round of France’s presidential election on Sunday as far right leader Marine Le Pen fell further behind him in an Elabe poll published on Friday.

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Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech suited more to a former age

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Hazel Speed

Sometimes, it is said, that people can wait for something for so long, that when the optimum moment arrives, the message has been superseded by events, or usurped by others.

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Panama verdict: Sharif injured but survives to fight the ‘Godfathers’

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Imad Zafar

Finally after a long wait, the verdict of the Panama Papers case in Pakistan has been announced. Five judges gave a lease of life to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by not disqualifying him on the petition filed by Imran Khan and company.

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Kenya opposition supporters wait for the white smoke as lawlessness spreads

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Joe Khamisi

Anyone following the political developments in Kenya must be worried, very worried, about the state of lawlessness as the country approaches a consequential general election less than four months away.

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As Nepal-China joint military drill continues, Nepal President visits India

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Jose Kalathil

With the first-ever 10-day long Nepal-China joint military drill ongoing, which began on Sunday at the Nepal Army’s Para Training School in Kathmandu, Nepal’s President Bidhya Devi Bhandari is at the same time currently on a five-day visit to India, her first overseas tour, which India considers a diplomatic achievement.

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