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2 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

Former NSW premier Neville Wran dies

His family was by his bedside when he died just before 6pm on Sunday at the Lulworth House nursing home in Sydney's eastern suburbs, where he had been in care for the past two years "This is of course a very sad time for us all, but in fact a blessed release for Neville," his wife Jill Hickson said in a statement to AAP.

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3 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Govt freed Siddique fearing consequence: Khaleda

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia speaks at a ceremony of party's labour front at Engineers' Institution of Bangladesh in the capital on Saturday.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Bangkok Post

Pheu Thai lashes out

Pheu Thai says a political conspiracy has been launched to unseat caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, citing the national anti-graft body's refusal to hear from more government witnesses.

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Edmonton Journal

Second measles case prompts warning to airline passengers, airport visitors

Alberta's Progressive Conservative caucus says it will finally scrap parts of the provincial Marriage Act that define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, to get in line with federal legislation and public sentiment that wants the rights of gays, lesbian and bisexual Albertans recognized.

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Canada.com

Premier urges New Brunswick town not to let guard down after water levels recede

Water levels in many parts of New Brunswick receded Thursday but Premier David Alward and Emergency Measures officials urged residents not to let their guard down because of a potential for more dangerous flooding.

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Edmonton Journal

Iceland's gold rush: Tourist trade booms, but will it bust?

Alberta's Progressive Conservative caucus says it will finally scrap parts of the provincial Marriage Act that define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, to get in line with federal legislation and public sentiment that wants the rights of gays, lesbian and bisexual Albertans recognized.

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Yahoo!

Pollies caught in short reign cycle

When Penfolds bottled its 1959 Grange, Robert Menzies was 10 years into his record 16-year stint as prime minister and Sir David Brand was beginning his term as WA's longest-serving premier.

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Edmonton Journal

The Press Gallery #34: The Loud and Proud edition

Alberta Premier Dave Hancock joined a group of people at a rally held outside the Alberta Legislature on April 17, 2014.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Red Deer Advocate

Alberta updating law to recognize validity of same-sex marriages

Alberta will bring in legislation this session to recognize the validity of same-sex marriages, Premier Dave Hancock said Thursday.

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CBC News

Gushue | When a byelection's meaning extends beyond voting day

Cathy Bennett won the Virginia Waters byelection earlier this month, becoming the first Liberal to win a St. John's seat in 15 years.

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The Star Online

Algeria's ailing Bouteflika wins re-election

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the independence veteran in power for 15 years, won re-election on Friday with more than 80 percent of a vote opponents dismissed as fraud to keep an ailing leader in power.

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The Age

Grange affair a hard act to swallow

Barry O'Farrell's faltering memory is exposed at his news conference denial of a gift of Grange after his ICAC appearance on Tuesday.

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The Toronto Star

NDP quietly working behind the scenes for spring election

NDP leader Andrea Horwath usually sidesteps questions on whether she'll topple Premier Kathleen Wynne's minority Liberals, but her party is busy plotting strategy in the event the May 1 budget is defeated.

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CFRB

Computers in Ottawa searched in gas plant scandal

We're learning more about the investigation into the deleted gas plant emails and how far reaching the probe goes.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Yahoo!

Rann praises 'seamless' UK relationship

Outgoing high commissioner in London, Mike Rann, says the relationship between Britain and Australia remains "seamless" regardless of party politics in either country.

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Canada.com

Corruption scandal allegations hang over swearing-in of Quebec Liberals

Reports that Quebec's anti-corruption police squad is investigating an elected Liberal member of the legislature cast a shadow over the swearing-in ceremony for the 70 party candidates who were successful in last week's election.

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Reuters

Kosovo PM urges vote on new war crimes court but calls it insult

Kosovo's premier has summoned parliament to vote on creating an EU-backed special court to try ethnic Albanian ex-guerrillas accused of harvesting organs from murdered Serbs during the Balkan state's 1990s war, but criticized the plan as an insult.

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Madison Publishing

And then there was one: Newfoundland Tory leadership candidate drops out

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A contender in the race to become leader of Newfoundland and Labrador's Progressive Conservative party dropped out Thursday, likely clearing the way for a coronation of the one remaining candidate.

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Canada.com

'Political interference' in freedom of information requests, say Liberals

High-ranking Alberta officials who report directly to the premier are meddling with freedom of information requests and undermining a process that is supposed to be independent, Alberta Liberals said Wednesday.

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CBC News

Island Prosperity Strategy fails to move wages

Innovation Minister Allen Roach introduced a new Innovation Act as the term for the Island Prosperity Strategy drew to a close.

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