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Italy earthquake: Braving aftershocks to say 'I do'

They had been planning the perfect wedding for more than a year. The dress, the suit and the venue were all reserved.
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Posted: August 28, 2016, 7:43 pm

2 Chicago men charged with first-degree murder in shooting of Dwyane Wade's cousin

Nykea Aldridge alleged shooters

Chicago police say two brothers have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade as she was walking to register her children for school.

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Posted: August 28, 2016, 3:21 pm

United Airlines pilots suspected of being drunk arrested in Glasgow

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Police and airline officials say two United Airlines pilots have been arrested for suspected intoxication before they were to fly 141 passengers from Scotland to the United States.

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Posted: August 28, 2016, 2:09 pm

Locally transmitted Zika virus infects 41 in Singapore

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More than 40 people have been infected locally by the Zika virus in Singapore, but most have fully recovered, officials said Sunday.

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Posted: August 28, 2016, 1:12 pm

How a $64M hack changed the fate of Ethereum, Bitcoin's closest competitor

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Picture this: A thief steals millions of dollars by hacking into an investment fund, and the whole theft is undone with a simple software update. That is, in effect, what happened recently at Ethereum, an upstart digital currency platform second only to Bitcoin in dollar value.

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Posted: August 28, 2016, 1:00 pm

Bombs hit wake for children

A helicopter dropped two barrel bombs on a funeral wake for children in the Syrian city of Aleppo, killing at least 16 people, Syrian monitoring groups said.
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Posted: August 28, 2016, 12:42 pm

Two ‘drunk’ pilots arrested

TWO pilots were arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol before they were meant to fly from Scotland to the US.
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Posted: August 28, 2016, 11:44 am

Hurricane Gaston reforms, moves northwest in the Atlantic

Hurricane Gaston

Hurricane Gaston has reformed, gathering strength as it moves northwestward in the Atlantic.

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Posted: August 28, 2016, 11:23 am

Syrian rebels advance on Kurds as Turkish strikes kill 35

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Turkey-backed Syrian rebels seized a number of villages and towns from Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria on Sunday amid Turkish airstrikes and shelling that killed at least 35 people, mostly civilians, according to rebels and a monitoring group.

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Posted: August 28, 2016, 11:05 am

See what the biggest cemetery in the world looks like

Iraq cemetery Valley of Peace Shiite holy city of Najaf

World's largest cemetery in Iraq's Shia holy city of Najaf is expanding at double its usual rate since ISIS overran a third of the country in 2014.

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Posted: August 28, 2016, 9:00 am

Connor accused of burning evidence

BALI police have alleged that Australian mother-of-two Sara Connor burned the personal items belonging to the officer who was found dead on Kuta Beach.
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Posted: August 28, 2016, 8:18 am

Is this Tupac? Selfie divides fans

A NEW photo claims to show rap megastar Tupac Shakur alive — 20 years after he was supposedly gunned down in Vegas.
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Posted: August 28, 2016, 5:54 am

Trump doomed by conspiracy theory

DONALD Trump is in denial, and a conspiracy theory at the heart of his election strategy is set to blow up in his face.
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Posted: August 28, 2016, 5:10 am

Mother Teresa to be sainted by Pope

SHE was one of the Twentieth Century’s most iconic figures. Now Mother Teresa will officially be made a Catholic saint by Pope Francis on September 4.
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Posted: August 28, 2016, 4:29 am

Plane engine rips apart in midair

A SOUTHWEST Airlines jet en route to Florida was forced to make an emergency landing after one of its engines suffered a major malfunction.
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Posted: August 28, 2016, 1:59 am

Bolivia accuses mining leader, 2 others of murdering deputy minister

Bolivia Miners Protest

Bolivian authorities accused the president of a mining federation and two of his top officials of the killing of deputy interior minister Rodolfo Illanes amid a bitter strike, officials said Saturday. Forty miners have been detained in the case.

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Posted: August 28, 2016, 1:57 am

Castaways scrawl SOS in sand

A COUPLE in their fifties were rescued after a week stranded on a remote Micronesian island when aircraft crews spotted their desperate message.
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Posted: August 28, 2016, 12:37 am

ISIS video shows boys executing prisoners

ISIS has released a video online showing five young boys killing five prisoners.
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Posted: August 27, 2016, 10:06 pm

Trying to mourn the dead after quake leaves graves open in Italy

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It was a day of national mourning in Italy on Saturday. But in the midst of an earthquake zone, still chaotic and reeling from aftershocks, it is not always easy to hold to formality.

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Posted: August 27, 2016, 10:04 pm

Where doctor visits can be deadly

IN A country where you can be arrested or even killed for confiding in your doctor, some would rather die than seek medical help.
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Posted: August 27, 2016, 9:47 pm

Mad dad’s $17,000 punishment

WHAT this father did after catching his daughter “fooling around” with a boy in a car is unbelievable.
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Posted: August 27, 2016, 9:31 pm

Donald Trump wants to track U.S. entrants to ensure they don't overstay their visas

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U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Saturday he would seek to develop a tracking system to ensure visitors who overstay their visas and become illegal immigrants are removed from the United States.

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Posted: August 27, 2016, 9:25 pm

France changes tune on burkini

THE French burkini ban caused some division internally, and condemnation worldwide prompting a spectacular backflip.
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Posted: August 27, 2016, 9:04 pm

Turkey flexes muscle in northern Syria

Turkey flexed its military muscle across the border in war-torn Syria this week by helping rebels retake the border town of Jarablus from ISIS, marking a decisive win for the Free Syrian Army.
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Posted: August 27, 2016, 8:30 pm

American Football player Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem

American Football player Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand for the national anthem at a game in protest against what he sees as racial injustice.
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Posted: August 27, 2016, 8:11 pm

Canadians switched at birth in second case at hospital

Two men in a remote indigenous community in Canada find out they were switched at birth in a government-run hospital 41 years ago.
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Posted: August 27, 2016, 7:54 pm

Clashes in Syria continue as UN appeals for 48-hour truce to deliver humanitarian aid

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Backed by Turkish tanks and reports of airstrikes, Turkey-allied Syrian rebels clashed with Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria in a new escalation that further complicates the already protracted Syrian conflict.

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Posted: August 27, 2016, 7:36 pm

Don Cheadle, Michelle Williams outraged at Trump's Dwyane Wade tweet

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Donald Trump is being slammed on social media after posting a message about the shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade.

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Posted: August 27, 2016, 7:21 pm

Syrian war: Government regains Darayya after last rebels leave

The Syrian town of Darayya is back in government hands after the last rebels left under a deal to end a four-year siege.
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Posted: August 27, 2016, 6:36 pm

Rebels kill seven soldiers in an ambush in Paraguay

A Paraguayan rebel group is suspected of killing seven soldiers in an attack in the north of the country.
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Posted: August 27, 2016, 5:13 pm

Maine Governor Paul LePage criticised for 'racist' remarks

Republican governor caps controversial 72 hours by saying people of colour are "the enemy" of his state.
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Posted: August 27, 2016, 4:43 pm

Facebook overhauls Trending feature after bias claims

Social media giant Facebook makes its Trending feature more automated after criticism it was biased against conservative views.
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Posted: August 27, 2016, 4:41 pm

Juno probe makes close pass of Jupiter

The US space agency’s Juno probe makes its first close approach to Jupiter since going into orbit in July.
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Posted: August 27, 2016, 4:31 pm

Ukraine's new hottest holiday location?

Can Odessa become Ukraine's new hot tourism ticket?
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Posted: August 27, 2016, 4:05 pm

Credit Card Fraud Averted - Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre


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Credit Card Fraud Averted
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Two men were seen trying to buy a gold chain at the Walmart on Mapleview. (Barrie) -. Barrie Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two men who tried to make a purchase using a stolen credit card. The pair were seen through surveillance ...
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Posted: August 27, 2016, 3:50 pm

Turkey allows policewomen to wear Muslim headscarf

Turkey allows policewomen to wear the Islamic headscarf as part of their uniform.
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Posted: August 27, 2016, 3:21 pm

Printing plant fire kills workers in Moscow

A blaze swept through a printing plant in Moscow Saturday, killing at least 17 Kyrgyz workers, Russian government officials said.
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Posted: August 27, 2016, 2:11 pm

Micronesia: Couple rescued from desert island after SOS spotted in sand

Seven-day search ends when giant SOS sign is seen by helicopter on beach of uninhabited island.
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Posted: August 27, 2016, 1:30 pm

China school pollution reports 'wrong' - investigation

Investigators in China say they have found no evidence that pollution caused hundreds of school pupils to become sick, as suggested in dramatic TV reports earlier this year.
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Posted: August 27, 2016, 1:26 pm

Italy earthquake: Mass funeral for 35 victims

A mass funeral is held in Italy for 35 of the 290 people known to have died in the Italian earthquake on Wednesday.
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Posted: August 27, 2016, 1:19 pm

'Scrambling every day': Stray cats struggle to survive in Jerusalem

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In the holy city of Jerusalem, where neither religious tradition nor veterinarian school embraces spaying and neutering, authorities are just beginning to get a handle on its army of stray cats, Derek Stoffel writes.

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Posted: August 27, 2016, 1:00 pm

Winds likely to continue blowing haze towards Singapore and Malaysia, says Indonesia - Channel NewsAsia


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Winds likely to continue blowing haze towards Singapore and Malaysia, says Indonesia
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"With the presence and dominance of winds blowing eastwards, there is an indication that the haze will potentially continue to spread to neighbouring countries such as Malaysia and Singapore," says Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics ...
Masks fly off shop shelves as smoke shrouds SingaporeJakarta Post
Air quality expected to improve on Sunday: NEAThe Straits Times
Singapore's air quality remains unhealthy as haze worsensMalay Mail Online
Anadolu Agency -TODAYonline -Inquirer.net -Gov.sg (press release)
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Posted: August 27, 2016, 12:47 pm

Kurdish-aligned Syrian Rebels Say Hit by Turkish Airstrikes - Haaretz


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Kurdish-aligned Syrian Rebels Say Hit by Turkish Airstrikes
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If confirmed, the strikes signal Turkey's action against Kurdish-backed forces in Syria is being ratcheted up a notch. Umit Bektas Aug 27, 2016 4:39 PM. 0comments Print Zen Subscribe now · Shareshare on facebook · Tweet · send via email · reddit ...
Turkey ratchets up Syria offensive, says warplanes hit ...Thomson Reuters Foundation
Syria rebels battle rival force as Turkey presses operationReuters

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Posted: August 27, 2016, 11:54 am

Italy prepares for state funeral for earthquake dead - CTV News


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Italy prepares for state funeral for earthquake dead
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ASCOLI PICENO, Italy -- Mourners sobbed and caressed coffins, some of them holding the bodies of young children, as Italy prepared to hold a state funeral for some victims of the devastating earthquake that struck a central mountainous area this week.
The Latest: Death toll in Italian earthquake rises to 291Washington Post
Dog in Italy proves he is man's best friend by refusing to leave master's coffinDaily Mail
Italy holds state funeral for earthquake victims as death toll rises to 290CBC.ca
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Posted: August 27, 2016, 11:21 am

France burkini ban: Mayors urged to heed court's ruling

French mayors are urged to heed a court ruling suspending a ban on the controversial full-body burkini swimsuit, as some say they will oppose it.
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Posted: August 27, 2016, 11:06 am

Bangladesh police kill Canadian suspect in restaurant attack - CBC.ca


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Bangladesh police kill Canadian suspect in restaurant attack
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Bangladeshi authorities say a Canadian man suspected of organizing a deadly attack on a popular restaurant in Dhaka has been killed in a police raid near the capital. The country's top counter-terrorism official says officers killed three suspected ...
Alleged Bangladeshi-Canadian mastermind of Dhaka attack killed by policeCTV News
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Posted: August 27, 2016, 10:51 am

Bangladesh police kill Canadian suspect in restaurant attack

Bangladesh Militants Killed

Bangladeshi authorities say a Canadian man suspected of organizing a deadly attack on a popular restaurant in Dhaka has been killed in a police raid near the capital.

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Posted: August 27, 2016, 10:46 am

Tour brings awareness of organ harvesting - The Chronicle Journal


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Tour brings awareness of organ harvesting
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Falun Gong practitioners, from left, Jason Liu, Amy Liu, Susan Buob-Corbett of Thunder Bay, Yue Zhao and Paula Liu held a rally this week in front of Thunder Bay City Hall to bring awareness of the plight of some Chinese people who are victims of organ ...
Falun Gong Seeks Trudeau's Help as PM Prepares for China TripThe Epoch Times
Falun Gong practitioners want your helpSooToday.com
Protesters bring awareness to alleged cruelty in ChinaLOCALTbnewswatch.com

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Posted: August 27, 2016, 10:01 am

Stranded mariners saved after writing 'SOS' in the sand

Two stranded mariners were rescued after a US Navy aircraft crew spotted three vital letters etched into the sand while flying over a deserted beach in Micronesia: "SOS."
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Posted: August 27, 2016, 9:54 am

Donald Trump doctor admits writing health note in five minutes

Dr Harold Bornstein says he quickly wrote a letter saying Donald Trump would be the "healthiest individual ever" elected president so that the candidate "would be happy".
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Posted: August 27, 2016, 9:30 am

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