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By Katharine Houreld ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Desperate Pakistani tax authorities are publicly shaming defaulters by publishing taxpayers' details in a directory for the first time, officials said on Wednesday. The cash-strapped author ...more

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By Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prospective college students on Wednesday got a peek at new sample questions on the SAT, a widely used college entrance exam that will undergo a redesign over the next two years. The Colleg ...more

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LONDON (Reuters) - North Korea failed to see the joke when a London hair salon used a picture of its leader Kim Jong Un to try to attract more customers and has written to Britain's Foreign Office asking it to stop what it calls a "provocation". ...more

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By Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament backed a law on Wednesday to help keep alien species of plants and wildlife out of Europe and limit their spread in the event they do get in. The new law seeks tougher bo ...more

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DUBAI (Reuters) - A prominent Saudi rights lawyer and activist has been detained by authorities after appearing in court in Riyadh on sedition charges, his wife said on Wednesday. Waleed Abu al-Khair was sentenced by a court in the city of Je ...more

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican prosecutors have arrested the mayor of a town in the troubled western state of Michoacán on suspicion of collaborating with a violent drug gang. The state government of Michoacán said in a statement it had deta ...more

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India prime ministerial frontrunner Narendra Modi said he was committed to a policy of no first use of nuclear weapons, seeking to assuage concern after his Hindu nationalist BJP party vowed to revise the nuclear doctrine if elect ...more

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian opposition leader and general election frontrunner Narendra Modi accused the media on Wednesday of smearing him over sectarian rioting in 2002 in which more than 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, died. Modi's Hindu na ...more

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By Patrick Markey and Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS (Reuters) - Cramped with his young wife and three infants in a shack in Algiers' Citi Hofra slum, Amin Kerchach could be forgiven for being angry at missing out on Algeria's gas wealth. Bu ...more

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By Lisa Bose McDermott (Reuters) - Former Louisiana Governor, Edwin Edwards, a convicted felon now running for the U.S. Congress, has raised nearly $33,000 in donations since launching his campaign last month, according to a contribution repo ...more