Stone sentenced to 3-1/3 years, Trump signals no immediate pardon for adviser
A federal judge on Thursday sentenced President Donald Trump's long-time adviser Roger Stone to three years and four months in prison and said his lies to lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election amounted to a threat to American democracy.

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The Dalai Lama: ten facts about Tibet's spiritual leader
Tibetans mark the 80th anniversary of the enthronement of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Saturday.

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Bolivia electoral body blocks Morales senate run
Bolivia's electoral body said on Thursday that former president Evo Morales was ineligible to run for a senate position in a May election re-run of a voided vote late last year that sparked a political crisis and led to the leftist leader's resignation.

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Australia's Great Barrier Reef shows signs of new coral bleaching
The government agency tasked with monitoring the health of Australia's Great Barrier Reef has detected signs of heat stress in several coral regions, increasing the prospects of another major bleaching event.

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Warren doubles down on criticizing Bloomberg as U.S. Democrats sprint to Super Tuesday
A debate-stage scrap between Michael Bloomberg and Elizabeth Warren spilled onto the Democratic campaign trail on Thursday as the former New York mayor sought to move past his rocky debate debut and the senator dug in on attacking her billionaire rival.

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Disillusionment among women, youth seen dampening Iran election turnout
Middle-aged men have been plastered on campaign posters and online adverts this week ahead of Iran's parliamentary election, even though women and young people make up the majority of voters.

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