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READ: President Obama's Speech At The Democratic Convention

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July 28, 2016 02:58 pm

Twelve years ago tonight, I addressed this convention for the very first time. You met my two little girls, Malia and Sasha – now two amazing young women who just ...


Amazon gets permission from UK to explore drone deliveries

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July 27, 2016 04:27 pm

Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it has entered into a partnership with the British government to speed up the process for allowing small drones to makes deliveries. The wo...


Turkey orders detention of 47 more journalists: government official

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July 27, 2016 02:46 pm

Turkey ordered another 47 journalists detained on Wednesday, a government official said, part of a widening crackdown on supporters of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, ...


Hillary Clinton gains Democratic presidential nomination

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July 27, 2016 02:27 pm

Hillary Clinton has become the first woman in history to win the White House nomination of a major US political party, securing the backing of Democrats at a convention in Phila...


Elderly priest killed in French church, attack claimed by Islamic State

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July 26, 2016 08:52 pm

(REUTERS ) Assailants linked to Islamic State slit the throat of an elderly priest and took several worshippers hostage in a French church on Tuesday before police shot the...


Bomb-carrying Syrian dies outside German music festival; 12 wounded

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July 25, 2016 02:26 pm

Germany (Reuters) - A 27-year-old Syrian man denied asylum in Germany a year ago died on Sunday when he set off a bomb outside a crowded music festival in Bavaria, the four...


Australia plans indefinite detention of convicted extremists

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July 25, 2016 02:21 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will indefinitely detain people convicted of terrorism-related charges if it feels they pose an ongoing danger to society upon their release, P...


China completes world's largest amphibious aircraft: Xinhua

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July 25, 2016 02:19 pm

(REUTERS) China has completed production of the world's largest amphibious aircraft after seven years of work, which it plans to use to perform marine rescue missions a...


Russian balloonist sets world record for circumnavigation

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July 25, 2016 02:07 pm

(REUTERS) Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov has landed safely in a field on a private property in West Australia after setting a world record for circumnavigating the worl...


China upset by U.S. Republican platform on South China Sea, Tibet

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July 21, 2016 02:44 pm

(REUTERS) China's Foreign Ministry on Thursday urged the U.S. Republican Party to stop making "groundless accusations" against China in its party platform, which s...


Iraq's marshes, once drained by Saddam, named world heritage site

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July 20, 2016 02:57 pm

A wetland in southeast Iraq, thought to be the biblical Garden of Eden and almost completely drained during Saddam Hussein's rule, has become a UNESCO world heritage site, I...


Novartis, world's top drugmaker, plays down Brexit threat

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July 20, 2016 02:55 pm

(REUTERS) Switzerland's Novartis, the world's biggest maker of prescription drugs, will continue to invest in Britain, despite the country's decision to leave the Eu...


France, U.S., planning attack against ISIS

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July 20, 2016 02:41 pm

REUTERS France and the United States are preparing a co-ordinated strike against Islamic State on the militant group's stronghold in Mosul, Iraq, French government spokesman...


ISIS Claims Responsibility for Ax Attack on German Train

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July 19, 2016 03:08 pm

 The Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday after a 17-year-old Afghan youth attacked passengers on a regional train in Germany with an ax and a knife be...


North Korea fires three ballistic missiles in new show of force

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July 19, 2016 02:56 pm

(REUTERS) North Korea fired three ballistic missiles on Tuesday which flew between 500 and 600 km (300-360 miles) into the sea off its east coast, South Korea's military sai...


80 Killed in Truck Attack on Bastille Day Crowd in Nice, France

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July 15, 2016 10:01 am

(REUTERS) A "terrorist" gunman killed 80 people and wounded scores when he drove a heavy truck at high speed into a crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in the French...


Britain's new PM May gives Johnson big job, says needs time before Brexit talks

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July 14, 2016 11:09 am

(REUTERS) Theresa May became Britain's prime minister on Wednesday with the task of leading it out of the European Union, and quickly named leading 'Brexit' supporte...


Brexit to curtail euro zone growth, impact hinging on politics

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July 13, 2016 02:59 pm

(REUTERS) International institutions downgraded their outlooks for the euro zone economy on Tuesday following Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union but said the r...


U.S. urges all countries to adhere to South China Sea ruling

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July 13, 2016 02:52 pm

(REUTERS) The United States said on Tuesday a court ruling that China has no historic title over the waters of the South China Sea should be treated as final and binding and not...


China vows to protect South China Sea sovereignty, Manila upbeat

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July 13, 2016 02:38 pm

China vowed to take all necessary measures to protect its sovereignty over the South China Sea and said it had the right to set up an air defence zone, after rejecting an intern...


Candidates for position of next UN Secretary-General to take part  in globally televised Townhall event 

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July 13, 2016 12:05 pm

For the first time, candidates for the position of next Secretary-General will take part in a globally televised and webcast event in the General Assembly Hall and take question...


Candidates for position of next UN Secretary-General to take part  in globally televised Townhall event 

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July 13, 2016 12:05 pm

For the first time, candidates for the position of next Secretary-General will take part in a globally televised and webcast event in the General Assembly Hall and take question...


Pistorius sentenced to 6 years in prison for murder of Reeva Steenkamp

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July 06, 2016 02:19 pm

South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, CNN reported. There's onl...


Suspected Islamic State suicide bombers kill 36 at Istanbul airport

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June 29, 2016 01:06 pm

REUTERS Three suicide bombers opened fire then blew themselves up in Istanbul's main international airport on Tuesday, killing 36 people and wounding close to 150 in what Tu...


David Cameron's resignation: Full text of speech

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June 24, 2016 03:22 pm

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has announced his resignation following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.  In a speech given outside Downing Street th...


Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce

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June 24, 2016 10:35 am

(REUTERS) Britain has voted to leave the European Union, results from Thursday's landmark referendum showed, an outcome that sets the country on an uncertain path and deals ...


Maldives appoints New Vice President

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June 22, 2016 03:05 pm

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen today appointed the Finance Minister of his cabinet Abdulla Jihad as the Vice President following the removal of Vice Presidency post last yea...


Update : EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo crashes with 66 on board

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May 19, 2016 12:00 pm

EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar screens and crashed into the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board early Thursday, officials confirmed.&...


Manchester flight delayed after woman 'punched pilot in face'

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May 13, 2016 01:48 pm

A flight was delayed after a woman allegedly punched an easyJet pilot in the face at Manchester airport.   Police were called to the airport around 2.20pm o...


Indian PM releases his degrees in 'fake graduation' row

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May 10, 2016 09:07 am

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was forced on Monday to produce his college degrees, days after bitter political rivals accused him of lying about graduating from university...




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