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Ethiopia pardons senior opposition leader sentenced to death

ADDIS ABABA, May 26 Ethiopia pardoned on Saturday an opposition leader with British citizenship who had been sentenced to death, the latest in a series of pardons and releases of jailed dissidents announced in the wake of years of violent unrest.

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UPDATE 1-Ireland to end abortion ban in historic vote

* Graphic on abortion policy https://tmsnrt.rs/2Lu7DM7 (Adds anti-abortion campaign concedes loss)

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Russia's Avtovaz explores alternatives to sanctions-hit Rusal

ST PETERSBURG, May 26 Russian automaker Avtovaz said it will continue to buy aluminium from sanctions-hit Rusal but was looking for alternative sources in case it has to wind down business with the world's biggest producer of the metal.

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Ireland set to end abortion ban as exit polls signal landslide vote

DUBLIN, May 26 Ireland is set to liberalise some of the world's most restrictive abortion laws after exit polls suggested a landslide vote for change in what was until recently one of Europe's most socially conservative countries.

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Actor Morgan Freeman apologizes after accusations

May 26 Actor Morgan Freeman said on Friday any suggestion he assaulted women or created an unsafe workplace is false and apologized to anyone he may have upset after media reported that women have accused him of inappropriate behavior or harassment. The accusations against the Oscar-winning actor are the latest in a torrent against male actors, filmmakers and agents that have roiled Hollywood since October 2017, leading in some cases to resignations and the halting of projects.

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Carnival PLC 4,937.00 -0.24%
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