Election flop makes British pollsters diverge over Brexit

LONDON - If you believe online polls, Britain's looming referendum on whether to quit the European Union will be a tight race that the "out" camp could win. But if you trust telephone polls, the "in" camp should triumph by a wide margin.

Turkey shells Syrian Kurds, Russia says will keep bombing anti-Assad rebels 2:08pm GMT

BEIRUT/MUNICH The Turkish army shelled Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day on Sunday, while Russia made clear it would continue bombing Syrian rebel targets, raising doubts that a planned ceasefire would bring much relief.

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IRA ghosts temper rise of Irish protest party Sinn Fein

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DUBLIN Irish protest party Sinn Fein is set to reap the rewards of opposing austerity with a major breakthrough at elections this month, but its push to enter government has stumbled over an improving economy and unease about its ties to the IRA.

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Unknown dead fill Lesbos cemetery for refugees drowned at sea

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LESBOS, Greece She drowned trying to reach Europe, but her headless body was never identified. Her tombstone will bear no name.

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Germany wants to introduce random emissions tests on cars

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BERLIN Germany wants to carry out unannounced emissions tests on all carmakers, Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said on Sunday, aiming to reinstate confidence in the industry that was shattered by the Volkswagen cheating scandal.

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Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit record high - U.N.

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KABUL Civilian casualties of the war in Afghanistan rose to record levels for the seventh year in row in 2015, as violence spread across the country in the wake of the withdrawal of most international troops, the United Nations reported on Sunday.

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Insight - Stress and the City: Britain's bank workers buckle under pressure

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LONDON Dwindling job security, heavier workloads, regulatory upheaval and the poor public image of the banking sector are taking a toll on the mental health of Britain's bank workers.

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Strong earthquake rattles Christchurch, NZ

A strong 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Christchurch, New Zealand where a deadly quake in 2011 killed hundreds. Julie Noce reports.

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