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    The Maldives has declared a month-long state of emergency
    Maldives President Abdullah Yameen has declared a month-long state of emergency, giving sweeping powers to security forces ahead of a major opposition protest rally. www.buzzfeed.com/anupkaphle/the-maldives-has-declared-a-month-long-state-of-emergency-an
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    Four people just became the first — and only — Mexicans allowed to grow weed
    Mexico's Supreme Court is allowing four people to grow recreational weed for the first time, opening the door to widespread legalization. www.buzzfeed.com/karlazabludovsky/four-people-just-became-the-first-and-only-mexicans-allowed
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    Thousands join protests in Romania, despite the Prime Minister's resignation
    Prime Minister Victor Ponta resigned Wednesday following a deadly nightclub fire, but that didn't stop Romanians angry at the country's political establishment from attending a second night of rallies. www.buzzfeed.com/franciswhittaker/thousands-join-protests-in-romania-despite-pms-resignation
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    Reports: ISIS may have planted bomb that downed Russian plane
    UK officials say there's a "significant possibility" that the Russian plane that crashed in Sinai, Egypt, was downed by an ISIS bomb. www.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeednews/reports-isis-or-affiliate-planted-bomb-that-downed-russian-p
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    Government to start flying home thousands of Britons stranded in Sharm El-Sheikh
    UK officials will work with commercial airlines to start bringing British tourists home on Friday after flights to and from Sharm el-Sheikh were suspended following the Metrojet crash in Sinai on Saturday. www.buzzfeed.com/patricksmith/government-to-start-flying-thousands-of-brits-home