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In final push, Trump's aggressive campaign swing creeps past midnight

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November 07, 2016 03:46 pm

Leesburg, Virginia (CNN) Donald Trump's campaign swing to rally supporters in five states on Sunday pushed into the wee hours of Monday, as the Republican nominee closed out...


Sulfur Dioxide Plume Moving Across Iraq, Satellite Images Show

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October 28, 2016 12:20 pm

New images released by NASA show a dangerous sulfur plume moving across northern Iraq in the wake of the battle to retake Mosul. As the Iraq military...


Restorers uncover the slab that held the body of Jesus Christ

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October 28, 2016 11:17 am

he burial slab that many Christians believe once held the body of Jesus Christ has been uncovered by scientists for the first time in centuries. The original surface was...


Philippines, U.S. to determine fate of joint exercises next month

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October 26, 2016 04:19 pm

(REUTERS) Philippine and U.S. military officials will meet late next month and decide the fate of decades-old joint exercises, defense sources said on Wednesday, amid doubts ove...


China to have world's largest nuclear capacity in 15 years: WNA

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October 26, 2016 04:17 pm

China is set to overtake the United States to have the world's largest nuclear capacity over the next 10 to 15 years as it races to build new reactors to combat pollution, t...


Trump says Clinton policy on Syria would lead to World War Three

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October 26, 2016 04:11 pm

REUTERS U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Democrat Hillary Clinton's plan for Syria would "lead to World War Three," because o...


Thirteen killed, 31 injured in California tour bus crash

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October 24, 2016 03:00 pm

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (Reuters) - A tour bus crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer on a Southern California highway before dawn on Sunday, killing 13 people and injurin...


Plane crashes after take-off in Malta, at least five dead

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October 24, 2016 02:55 pm

REUTERS A light aircraft crashed shortly after take-off from Malta on Monday, killing at least five people on board in the island nation's worst peacetime air accident, airp...


Church bells around the world toll for civilian casualties in Aleppo

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October 21, 2016 06:38 pm

REUTERS Churches across the world are joining a Helsinki parish in ringing their bells daily to commemorate civilians killed in the battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo. ...


Indian doctor accused of crimes becomes president of World Medical Association

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October 21, 2016 04:16 pm

REUTERS The World Medical Association (WMA), the top medical-ethics body, on Friday installed an Indian doctor facing corruption charges as its president, despite controversy su...


South Africa to withdraw from war crimes court

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October 21, 2016 04:07 pm

South Africa has formally begun the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC), notifying the UN of its decision, the BBC reported. South Africa did no...


Magnitude 5.3 quake shakes eastern Japan, no tsunami warning

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October 20, 2016 06:42 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 shook eastern Japan on Thursday but there were no immediate reports of damage and a tsunami warning was ...


Suspected Islamic State-inspired militant stabs three Indonesian police

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October 20, 2016 06:40 pm

REUTERS A suspected supporter of Islamic State stabbed and wounded three Indonesian police on Thursday in what appeared to be the latest violence inspired by the militant group ...


Another North Korea missile fails after launch, say U.S. and South

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October 20, 2016 06:38 pm

REUTERS North Korea test-fired a missile that failed immediately after launch early on Thursday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said, hours after the two countries agreed ...


Thailand to tackle 'false' foreign media reports after king's death

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October 20, 2016 06:28 pm

REUTERS Thailand said on Thursday it would inform the world about the royal succession following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej after "false" foreign media cover...


Portugal's Antonio Guterres elected UN secretary-general

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October 14, 2016 09:30 am

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres has been officially appointed as the next UN secretary-general, BBC reported. He will become the world's top diplom...


Ailing India chief minister Jayalalitha gives up powers

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October 13, 2016 02:08 pm

The ailing chief minister of India's southern Tamil Nadu state has handed over all her responsibilities to her deputy, the state governor has said. All Jayaram Jayalalitha...


Concerned about king's health, Thais flock to Bangkok hospital

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October 13, 2016 12:33 pm

(REUTERS) About 300 people gathered at a Bangkok hospital on Thursday where Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest reigning monarch, is in an unstable c...


In boost for faltering process, Colombia's Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize

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October 07, 2016 06:16 pm

(REUTERS) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to end a 52-year-old war with Marxist rebels, a surprise choice and a s...


Hurricane Matthew: 'Life-threatening flash floods and mudslides' expected

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October 03, 2016 02:15 pm

A ferocious hurricane packing 145-mph windsis prompting hundreds of Guantanamo Bay employees to evacuate and threatens to wreak havoc on Haiti and Jamaica, CNN reported. ...


India's claim of surgical strike false: Pakistan tells UN chief Ban Ki-moon

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October 02, 2016 11:47 am

Pakistan has told UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that India's claim of carrying out a surgical strike across the LoC was false and insisted that the responsibili...


Pakistan 'completely rejects' Indian claim of cross-border strikes

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September 30, 2016 08:39 pm

(REUTERS) Pakistan on Friday "completely rejected" India's claim to have sent troops across its disputed border in Kashmir to kill suspected militants, as India ev...


Three countries join India in boycotting the SAARC summit in November

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September 28, 2016 03:09 pm

  Bangladesh, Bhutan and now Afghanistan have backed India by confirming they will not participate in the SAARC summit scheduled in November in Islamabad, India Tod...


Shimon Peres, former Israeli president, dies aged 93

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September 28, 2016 10:27 am

The former Israeli PM and president, Shimon Peres, has died aged 93, BBC reported. He suffered a stroke two weeks ago and his condition improved before a sudden deteriorati...


Pakistan's Sharif says world ignores South Asia tension at its peril

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September 22, 2016 01:38 pm

REUTERS Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accused nuclear-armed rival India on Wednesday of putting unacceptable conditions on dialogue and said the world would ignore risin...


Knife-wielding man shot outside Israeli embassy in Turkey: officials

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September 21, 2016 05:06 pm

(REUTERS) A man was shot and wounded by Turkish police outside the Israeli Embassy in Ankara after he shouted slogans and wielded a knife on Wednesday, but initial inquiries ind...


Clinton, Trump vie for world leaders' attention in New York

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September 21, 2016 04:32 pm

With national security again a major U.S. election issue after bombings in New York and New Jersey, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sought to burnish their foreign-policy crede...


Bombs found in New Jersey as five detained after New York bombing

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September 19, 2016 11:20 am

A “THUNDEROUS” blast tore through a New Jersey train station this morning after three pipe bombs and two other devices were found nearby. While the earth-sha...


Police search for terrorism link in New York blast that injured 29

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September 19, 2016 11:16 am

(REUTERS) Investigators on Sunday sifted through blast remnants, examined video and scoured the scene of an explosion that wounded 29 people in Manhattan, attempting to establis...


North Korea publicly executes two officials: South Korean newspaper

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August 30, 2016 02:47 pm

North Korea publicly executed two officials in early August for disobeying leader Kim Jong Un, a South Korean newspaper reported on Tuesday, in what would be the latest in a ser...




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Otara among 25 chosen personalities to name endangered baby gorillas in Rwanda

Sri Lankan entrepreneur, Otara Gunewardene was invited by the Rwandan Government as an honorary guest to name a ...

Environmentalists, conservationists gather for tropical biodiversity conference in Sri Lanka

The 12th Asia-Pacific Chapter Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) got underw...

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The All Island Inter-School Shakespeare Drama Competition is back for the 46th year. The competition is organize...

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More than 20,000 people attended the annual worldwide Bohra convention being held at a community centre at ...



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