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Austrian People's Party wins majority national election, Sebastian Kurz to become world's youngest national leader at 31
Austrian People's Party wins majority national election, Sebastian Kurz to become world's youngest national leader at 31

The exit polls of Sunday's snap parliamentary elections in Austria showed the centre-right Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) led the election, receiving about 31% of the votes. The far-right Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ), which received about 26% seats, is reported a likely choice to form a coalition with ÖVP, having finished narrowly third in the election.

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Israeli athletes barred from representing country in Abu Dhabi's grand slam
Israeli athletes barred from representing country in Abu Dhabi's grand slam

On Monday, the Israel Judo Association responded after organisers of the judo grand slam in Abu Dhabi told chairman of the Israel Judo Association Moshe Ponte Israeli athletes would not be permitted to wear the Israeli flag or symbols, or bear the country's name on their judo uniform.

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Greek parliament votes to legalise sex-change without operation
Greek parliament votes to legalise sex-change without operation

The Greek parliament voted in favour of a bill allowing people older than fifteen years to change their identified gender legally without undergoing any medical operations.

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Abducted Canadian-US couple recovered from Pakistan's tribal areas
Abducted Canadian-US couple recovered from Pakistan's tribal areas

Pakistan Army announced they had recovered an abducted Canadian-US couple and their three children from the tribal areas of Pakistan in an operation carried out from US intelligence. The couple were abducted in 2012 by the Haqqani network.

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Football: Robben retires from international football after Netherlands fails to qualify for World Cup
Football: Robben retires from international football after Netherlands fails to qualify for World Cup

Dutch football winger and captain Arjen Robben announced retirement from international play after Netherlands failed to qualify for next year's World Cup in Russia.

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