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India: Priest-turned-politician-turned-state leader raises concerns in Uttar Pradesh

New Delhi( CNN) The appointment of a polarizing Hindu religious leader as the next chief minister of an Indian country with virtually 40 million Muslims has raised concerns about the country’s direction under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party( BJP ). Adityanath is known for his provocative rhetoric against Muslims, including once vowing …

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Spidey-strength: Aussie arachnid carts off mouse-sized snack

( CNN) This is sure to get your spidey-sense tingling. In what is just the latest in a long line of extraordinary Australian animal videos, a Queensland man spied a Huntsman spider carting off a full-grown — mercifully, apparently dead — mouse and quickly called over his neighbour to witness the creepy feat of strength. …

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Outsider party appears to upstage Japan’s Abe as election campaign kicks off

Tokyo( CNN) Japanese politicians spring into campaign mode Tuesday as the countdown to the country’s snap the parliamentary elections— scheduled for October 22 — begins. In the course of the coming weeks, candidates will take to the streets, plastering neighborhoods with fliers and posters, and drumming up subsistence via car-mounted loudspeakers as they contest 465 …

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