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BLOCKED New Zealand favourite at Rugby World Cup

October 31, 2015 - UNITED KINGDOM

October 31, London: Will Rugby World Cup favourites New Zealand lift the trophy? Or will England’s home advantage prevail? South Africa and Australia also remain contenders for a place in the final of the six-week championships, played at the 82,000-spectator Twickenham stadium.

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Microsoft founder Bill Gates turns 60

October 28, 2015 - UNITED STATES

Microsoft founder William H. (Bill) Gates hits 60, a point in life when the man richer than almost anyone on the planet might be considering a third act. For his seismic second, at 45, he stepped back from running Microsoft to focus on philanthropy.

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Japan Post privatization begins

October 26, 2015 - JAPAN

The Japanese government plans an initial public offering to investors of parts of venerable Japan Post, with the proceeds to be used for rebuilding areas devastated by the earthquake, tsunami and subsequent Fukushima nuclear disaster on Mar 11, 2011.

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Presidential election runoff

October 25, 2015 - GUATEMALA

Comic actor Jimmy Morales stands against former First Lady Sandra Torres in a presidential runoff election in poverty-stricken Guatemala. The first round, on September 6, was held days after President Otto Perez Molina resigned over a customs bribery scandal.

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Incumbent favourite in Presidential Election

October 25, 2015 - IVORY COAST

President Alassane Ouattara is expected to win a second term in presidential elections being seen as an important step in Ivory Coast’s recovery from civil war. The world’s top cocoa grower hopes stability will reassure investors.

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Eyes on Bogota mayoral race in local and regional elections

October 25, 2015 - COLOMBIA

The contest for the next mayor of Bogota will be the most watched of the regional elections for governors, mayors, city council members, deputies and other local officials across the country’s 32 states and more than 1,100 municipalities.

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Factfile – Battle of Agincourt 600th anniversary

October 25, 2015 - FRANCE

The Battle of Agincourt is notable both because it features in William Shakespeare’s Henry V, and because the decisive English victory against a superior French force is attributed to their use of the longbow. Oct 25 is the 600th anniversary

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