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Deadly shooting at NYC concert hall

One person is killed and three others wounded in a shooting at a concert hall in New York where hip-hop artist TI was due to perform.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 4:36 am

Leaders visit shrine at start of Japan G7

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe takes world leaders to the Shinto religion's holiest site, as the Group of Seven summit begins in Tokyo.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 4:06 am

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard to divorce

Film star Johnny Depp and his actress wife Amber Heard are to divorce, US court documents reveal.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 3:41 am

Indonesia approves death for child rape

Indonesia's president approves tougher punishments for child rapists, including the death penalty, amid public anger over recent attacks.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 2:40 am

VIDEO: Camper has close encounter with lions

A couple of campers describe the moment three lions explored their campsite.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 2:11 am

French nuclear workers to join strike

Workers at French nuclear power stations are due to join a strike over labour reforms that has already paralysed oil refineries and triggered fuel shortages.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 1:47 am

Clashes in Bolivia disabled protest

Police in Bolivia use water cannons against disabled protesters who tried to breach a roadblock to demand an increase in state benefits.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 1:32 am

US nuclear force 'uses floppy disks'

The US nuclear weapons force still uses 1970s-era computer systems and floppy disks, a government report reveals.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 1:26 am

Royal Mail unveils Pink Floyd stamps

A set of stamps celebrating 50 years of British rock group Pink Floyd have been unveiled by Royal Mail.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 1:20 am

Lawmen From Across Texas Hit CS for Torch Run - Bryan-College Station Eagle


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Lawmen From Across Texas Hit CS for Torch Run
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A line of law enforcement motorcycle units escort this year's participants in the local Law Enforcement Torch Run down Spring Loop in Bryan Wednesday. Started in 1981 by Wichita, Kansas Police Chief Richard LaMunyon, the Law Enforcement Torch Run ...
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Torch run kicks off Special OlympicsThe Advocate
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 11:44 pm

Taliban instability could fuel opium trade - BBC News


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Taliban instability could fuel opium trade
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Mullah Mansour, Afghan Taliban leader and the commander of a militia of thousands of men, died a lonely death. He was rattling across the arid wastes of the Baluch desert in Pakistan on Saturday morning in that most Afghan of cars - a battered white ...
Naming of new Taliban chief seen dimming Obama's hopes for Afghan peace talksReuters
Little-known extremist cleric chosen to lead Afghan TalibanCP24 Toronto's Breaking News
New Taliban leader is seen as more a teacher than a fighter, but don't expect attacks to endLos Angeles Times
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 11:43 pm

Taliban instability could fuel opium trade

Death of Taliban leader could boost opium trade
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 11:43 pm

The search for Ethiopia's abducted children

Ethiopia's rescue mission after cross-border kidnapping
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 11:31 pm

Is populism a threat to Europe's economies?

Will populism push Europe away from economic orthodoxy?
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 11:23 pm

Russian girl's suicide prompts national debate

Girl's story prompts suicide debate in Russia
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 11:19 pm

Sunny Leone: from porn star to author

Ex-porn star turned Bollywood actress moves into erotic fiction
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 11:13 pm

VIDEO: Atomic bomb survivor honours US POWs

A new film tells the story of a Japanese man who survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and dedicated his life to identifying the American POW victims.
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 11:12 pm

Protesters clash with police outside Trump rally in California - Globalnews.ca


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Protesters clash with police outside Trump rally in California
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Authorities: Unruly group instigated violence at Trump rallyNews1130
Trump's defence of violent supporters central to populist insurgencyThe Globe and Mail (subscription)
Anti-Trump protest organizers defend tactics, deny blame for violenceKOMO News
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 11:08 pm

US states oppose transgender edict

Eleven US states file a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's recent efforts to expand the rights of transgender students.
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 11:01 pm

Clinton email use broke federal rules: inspector's report - News1130


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Clinton email use broke federal rules: inspector's report
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In this photo taken May 24,2016, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in Commerce, Calif. Hillary Clinton disregarded State Department cybersecurity guidelines by using a private email account and server, an internal audit found ...
Hillary Clinton's email server violated State Department rules, audit findsThe Guardian
Clinton's use of private email server broke federal rules, audit findsToronto Sun
State Department report slams Clinton email useCNN
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 10:55 pm

VIDEO: The scourge of opium in Afghanistan

Opium production has long been a problem in Taliban-controlled areas of Afghanistan, but it is also grown in many government-controlled regions.
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 10:40 pm

Azerbaijan frees journalist after international outcry - Toronto Star


Toronto Star

Azerbaijan frees journalist after international outcry
Toronto Star
Azerbaijan's court has ordered investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova to be released on probation. In September 2015, Ismayilova was convicted of several financial crimes and sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison. (Aziz Karimov / The Associated Press).
Dissident Backed By Amal Clooney Is Finally FreeDaily Beast
Azerbaijan frees journalist whose case raised outcry in WestReuters
Azerbaijan: Will Khadija Ismayilova's Freedom Open Prison Doors?EurasiaNet
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 10:35 pm

11 US states suing Obama administration over 'bathroom bill' - Toronto Star


Toronto Star

11 US states suing Obama administration over 'bathroom bill'
Toronto Star
Texas and 10 other states want the directive — which lets transgender students use the bathrooms that match their gender identity — declared unlawful. By Paul J. WeberThe Associated Press. 7:05 PM, Wed., May 25, 2016. AUSTIN, TEXAS—Texas and 10 ...
States Move Surprisingly Quickly in Suing Over Obama Transgender PolicyNBCNews.com
Eleven states sue Obama administration over bathroom guidance for transgender studentsWashington Post
LGBT divide grows as 11 states sue feds over transgender bathroom ruleLos Angeles Times
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 9:58 pm

VIDEO: Growing discontent in Venezuela

Fresh street rallies were held in Venezuela on Wednesday, as protesters voiced their discontent about President Nicolas Maduro, who they want ousted from office.
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 9:27 pm

S Carolina bans abortion after 20 weeks

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has signed into law a bill that bans most abortions in the state after 20 weeks.
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 9:23 pm

Migrant boat capsize caught on camera

The deadly capsizing of a migrant boat in the Mediterranean is caught on camera by the Italian navy as it rescues 550 people.
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 9:04 pm

Azeris free journalist backed by Clooney

Top Azerbaijan journalist Khadija Ismayilova, whose case was taken up by Amal Clooney, is freed from jail on the order of the supreme court.
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 8:37 pm

Does Norfolk 'mutiny' disguise bounty of privilege?

Is self-interest behind island's 'mutiny' against Australia?
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 8:17 pm

Belgium questions 4 suspected of planning attacks, recruiting for Daesh - Toronto Star


Toronto Star

Belgium questions 4 suspected of planning attacks, recruiting for Daesh
Toronto Star
The four suspected recruiters don't appear to have links to the March 22 attacks in Brussels. Police control the access to Brussels central train station following the bombings on March 22. Belgian prosecutors detained four people suspected of planning ...
Belgium charges 4 suspected ISIS recruiters who may have been planning new attacksCTV News
Belgian prosecutors question four suspected 'Islamic State' recruiters over new attacksDeutsche Welle
Belgian Police Arrest Four After Series of RaidsWall Street Journal
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 8:13 pm

US uses wasps to kill tree-eating bugs

Millions of tiny, parasitic wasps are deployed across 24 US states to stop the spread of the tree-killing emerald ash borer.
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 8:12 pm

Migrants overboard as ship capsizes

As Italian sailors watched, a ship jammed with migrants fleeing the Mideast capsized in the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday.

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Posted: May 25, 2016, 8:06 pm

Smoke in Spain: Fort McMurray wildfire haze reaches Europe

Fort Mcmurray fire from space

Ash and soot from the Fort McMurray wildfire has drifted all the way to Europe and could speed the melting of Greenland's ice sheet, says a fire ecologist.

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Posted: May 25, 2016, 8:02 pm

Mom of Everest victim: 'A life wasted'

From half a world away, Maritha Strydom was following her daughter's progress on Mount Everest last week through a series of satellite "pings" from the climber's phone.

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Posted: May 25, 2016, 7:52 pm

VIDEO: Warm welcome for Ukraine's Savchenko

Russia has freed jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who became a symbol of resistance against Moscow.
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 7:19 pm

Everest's latest victims died chasing a dream

Three of them died chasing a dream. The fourth fell to his death helping others chase theirs.
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 7:19 pm

VIDEO: Germany's push to integrate migrants

Germany has announced plans for an immigration act to integrate more than one million migrants.
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 6:47 pm

Justin Trudeau to meet with Merkel, Hollande at G7 summit in Japan - CBC.ca


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Justin Trudeau to meet with Merkel, Hollande at G7 summit in Japan
CBC.ca
A group of powerful world leaders is about to hear a starkly new take on what Canada thinks must be done to revive the stagnant global economy. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will promote Canada's growth-boosting plan to his Group of Seven counterparts ...
Linked to emperor, Ise Shrine is no ordinary shrineTheChronicleHerald.ca
Abe seeks stimulus for world economyFinancial Times
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 6:03 pm

Xiaomi Mi Drone poses price challenge

China's Xiaomi announces its first drone, pricing it significantly lower than a comparable model by the market leader DJI.
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 5:48 pm

Report slams Clinton’s email use

HILLARY Clinton broke federal rules as Secretary of State by using a private email account and server which was hacked, according to an investigation.
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 5:11 pm

Chaos erupts at Trump rally

A DONALD Trump rally has turned violent after protesters showed just how angry they are that he could be the next US president.
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 4:36 pm

EgyptAir hires French, Italian firms to find black boxes

Italy Egypt Plane

Egypt is taking on two companies, one French and one Italian, to help search for the black boxes of an EgyptAir plane that crashed in deep water in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Posted: May 25, 2016, 4:19 pm

The babies who live behind bars

RAISING babies behind bars is not ideal, with concerns the children could be scarred. Should mums do time with their newborns?
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 4:16 pm

Huge swarms of bats wreak destruction in Australian town - CBC.ca


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Huge swarms of bats wreak destruction in Australian town
CBC.ca
More than 100,000 bats have descended on the holiday town of Batemans Bay in New South Wales, Australia, with one local politician declaring it a disaster after residents were hit with a wave of dirt and destruction. The noisy bats, commonly known as ...
A swarm of 100000 bats has made residents of this town 'prisoners in their own homes'Washington Post
Bats are invading Batemans Bay, SydneyDaily Mail
Australian town plagued by batsChannel News Asia
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 4:12 pm

Swarm of 100,000 bats spells 'disaster' for Australian town

Flying foxes

More than 100,000 bats have descended on the holiday town of Batemans Bay in New South Wales, Australia, with one local politician declaring it a disaster after residents were hit with a wave of dirt and destruction.

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Posted: May 25, 2016, 4:09 pm

Greece to avoid debt default after deal with international creditors

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Greece will avoid a default this summer after international creditors reached a milestone decision early Wednesday to unfreeze a batch of bailout loans and to find a way to ease the country's debt load.

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Posted: May 25, 2016, 4:07 pm

VIDEO: Who is the new Taliban leader?

The Afghan Taliban have announced Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada as its new leader to replace Mullah Akhtar Mansour who was killed in a US drone strike.
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 4:06 pm

'Tomato crisis' spreads panic in Nigeria

Making jollof rice, a beloved traditional dish in Nigeria, has suddenly become very expensive.

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Posted: May 25, 2016, 3:50 pm

Court upholds Julian Assange warrant

A Swedish court on Wednesday upheld the arrest warrant of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, with a Swedish prosecutor saying there's still probable cause to prosecute him on a rape allegation and that "the risk of him evading justice is still large."
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 3:47 pm

‘I have survived because of you’

RUSSIA has freed a Ukrainian pilot two years after she was captured in exchange for two Russian prisoners as she thanks Ukrainians for their support.
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 3:33 pm

Hillary Clinton ignored State Department rules with private email server, audit finds

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Hillary Clinton disregarded various State Department guidelines for avoiding cybersecurity risks, an internal audit finds, faulting her and past secretaries of state for weak information management.

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Posted: May 25, 2016, 3:16 pm

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