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Russians suspected of hacking Dems

The suspected Russian hack of the Democratic National Committee is part of a wave of Russian cyber attacks aimed at political organizations and academic think tanks in Washington, US officials briefed on the investigations say.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 3:48 pm

US election: Bernie Sanders to urge Democratic Party unity

Bernie Sanders is set to urge his supporters to rally behind Hillary Clinton when he speaks at the Democratic Party convention in Philadelphia.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 3:40 pm

Ansbach eyewitness: 'I was screaming my sister's name'

An eyewitness describes the panic after a failed Syrian asylum seeker blew himself up in the German town of Ansbach.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 3:38 pm

Ansbach, Germany, rocked by explosion

One person was killed and at least 10 were injured by an explosion in the southern German city of Ansbach Sunday night, Middle Franconia Police said.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 3:31 pm

Madagascar house fire kills 38

A blaze rips through a thatched home during a party in central Madagascar, killing 38 people, including 16 children.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 3:28 pm

Yahoo sold to US telecoms giant Verizon

US internet firm Yahoo will be sold to American telecoms giant Verizon Communications for $5bn (£3.8bn) in cash.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 3:13 pm

Ansbach explosion: Bomber pledged allegiance to IS

Video showing the Syrian man who blew himself up in Ansbach, Germany, pledging allegiance to so-called Islamic State is found on his phone, officials say.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 3:10 pm

ISIS goes global: More than 125 attacks in 27 countries

Since declaring its caliphate in June 2014, the self-proclaimed Islamic State has conducted or inspired more than 125 terrorist attacks in 27 countries other than Iraq and Syria, where its carnage has taken a much deadlier toll. Those attacks have killed at least 1,767 people and injured thousands more.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 3:07 pm

Florida nightclub shooting: Two dead and 16 injured in Fort Myers

Two people are killed and up to 16 injured in a shooting at a nightclub in the city of Fort Myers in Florida, police say.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 2:48 pm

2 mayors shot dead

Two Mexican mayors and a vice mayor were killed in different parts of the country on Saturday, according to Mexican officials.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 2:37 pm

Chinese Gen Guo Boxiong sentenced to life for corruption

A retired high-ranking army officer in China is sentenced to life in jail by a military court for taking bribes, state media report.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 2:18 pm

Marni Nixon: Hollywood's 'invisible voice' dies aged 86

Marni Nixon, who sang Audrey Hepburn's parts in My Fair Lady, has died at the age of 86.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 2:16 pm

Turkey coup attempt: 'Arrest warrants issued' for journalists

Turkey's authorities issue detention warrants for 42 journalists, local media say, as part of an investigation into a failed coup earlier this month.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 2:12 pm

'Distracted' Austrians get road-crossing workshops

Austrian road safety group says pedestrians are too engrossed in their smartphones.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 1:55 pm

Thousands flood Istanbul's Taksim Square to reject failed coup

In a rare show of unity, Turkey's main political opposition party, the secular Republican People's Party, held a rally in Istanbul's Taksim Square with supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 1:54 pm

'We must fight hate with love'

Faith groups in its capital Munich say they want to to heal divisions that have appeared since Bavaria was rocked by a serious of violent acts.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 1:35 pm

Olympic athletes welcomed with condoms

With a record number of condoms allocated and air-conditioners in every bedroom, Rio's athletes village starts welcoming Olympians on Sunday.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 12:20 pm

Braving the flames of raging US wildfires in California

Fire crews in California are struggling to contain a wildfire that has destroyed 18 homes and threatens hundreds of others in mountains north of Los Angeles.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 11:49 am

Moscow plans Pokemon Go-style app to 'catch' historic figures

Moscovites will soon be able to "catch" Russia's historic personalities and take a selfie with them using an app like Pokemon Go, authorities say.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 11:48 am

New Zealand aims to become predator-free by 2050

Prime Minister John Key wants possums, stoats and rats eradicated to protect native wildlife.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 11:16 am

Rio 2016: New Zealander Jason Lee 'kidnapped' in Olympic Games host city

Jiu-jitsu athlete Jason Lee claims he was "kidnapped" in Rio by men in police uniform and forced to withdraw money.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 10:15 am

Koffi Olomide case: Zambia gig cancelled after 'assault'

Organisers in Zambia cancel a planned concert by one of Africa's biggest musicians, Koffi Olomide, in a row over an alleged assault on one of his dancers.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 10:02 am

Star Trek knocks Pets from US box office top spot

Star Trek Beyond has topped the US box office after taking $59.9m (£45.6m) on its opening weekend, knocking The Secret Life of Pets off the number one spot.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 9:49 am

Inside US camp close to IS-held Mosul

Additional US troops are arriving in northern Iraq to provide assistance in a major push to recapture Mosul from the so-called Islamic State.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 9:43 am

Noodle vendor faces down Shanghai 'cartel'

How one man faced the wrath of a "cartel" in Shanghai - and became a social media hero - by opening a noodle shop too close to existing ones.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 9:37 am

Ellen DeGeneres wants audience tears at Finding Dory

Actress Ellen DeGeneres says the Finding Nemo sequel is so emotional there's something wrong with people who don't cry.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 9:26 am

21 killed in Baghdad suicide blast

Terror once again struck the streets of Iraq's capital Sunday, after a suicide bombing killed at least 21 people in a residential neighborhood in northern Baghdad.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 9:12 am

2 dead, at least 14 injured in Fort Myers, Fla., nightclub shooting

Fort Myers Florida

At least two people have been killed and at least 14 injured in a shooting at a nightclub in Fort Myers, Fla., early on Monday, police said.

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Posted: July 25, 2016, 9:01 am

What to watch for at Democratic National Convention

DEM 2016 Clinton

Democrats are gathering in Philadelphia for their party's convention from Monday to Thursday. It will feature current and past presidents, plenty of celebrities and a historic moment when Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman to accept the presidential nomination for a major party in the U.S.

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Posted: July 25, 2016, 9:00 am

Mall shooting draws calls to tighten Germany's already strict gun laws

Mall shooting in Munich

Germany may have some of the world's most stringent gun control laws, but some of the country's senior leaders are calling for tighter controls on weapon sales following Friday's shooting rampage in Munich.

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Posted: July 25, 2016, 9:00 am

Children bearing brunt of war in Afghanistan: UN

Afghanistan

The number of children killed or wounded in Afghanistan's conflict surged in the first half of 2016, compared to the same period last year, the United Nations mission in Afghanistan said on Monday.

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Posted: July 25, 2016, 7:30 am

Turkish media says US general ‘led coup’

A TURKISH newspaper has named a US general as being a “ringleader” of the recent failed coup, considerably escalating tensions between the two countries.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 6:59 am

Clinton: ‘I will be the president’

IN a candid interview with 60 Minutes, Hillary Clinton says she’ll consult with her husband and Barack Obama on how to be the next US president.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 6:50 am

Footballer stops rape mid-attack

WHEN Cristian Garcia was taking out the rubbish, he noticed a couple having sex behind the disposal. But the woman was unconscious.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 6:45 am

Trump takes trolling to another level

DONALD Trump has an annoying new hobby. The Republican presidential nominee has spent the weekend egging on some strange bedfellows.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 6:01 am

‘ISIS likely motivated’ German explosion

A SYRIAN refugee who had been denied asylum in Germany died when a bomb he was carrying exploded outside a bar in Ansbach, injuring a dozen people.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 5:59 am

Steely vision

A Chinese man who first made his fortune selling bamboo hopes to invest £1bn ($1.3bn) to "transform" the UK steel city of Sheffield.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 5:56 am

Iraqis pack up a lifetime as they flee ISIS-held Mosul in dark of night

The soldiers are on edge, peering nervously into the dark. They can make out the sound of people -- they can never know whom -- approaching their position on this mountainside overlooking Mosul.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 4:45 am

Snakes and prison cells: Worst athletes’ villages

IT sounds like our Olympians could be in for a rough ride in Rio. But they won’t be the first to endure testing living conditions at a major event.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 4:07 am

Dad of slain social media star won't forgive son

The pain and anger was etched across Muhammad Azeem's face as he recounted the unthinkable.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 3:52 am

Bomber packed ‘metal’ for festival explosion

SECURITY officials say a suicide bomber carrying a backpack attempted to “penetrate” an open air German music festival before detonating the device near the entrance.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 3:50 am

Close call with Mother Nature

AN AMATEUR photographer has captured some unbelievable lightning shots after being caught in a wild storm while kayak fishing.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 3:31 am

Rare wolverine caught on camera

SCIENTISTS believe they have spotted a rare wolverine in a forest in the Sierra Nevada — and no it wasn’t Hugh Jackman.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 3:23 am

Did humanity evolve in China?

THE idea that humans first emerged out of Africa may have to be revisited, Chinese researchers claim, after the discovery of fossils suggesting we may have evolved there.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 3:21 am

Dallas Cowboys bus involved in fatal accident

Dallas Cowboys Bus Crash Football

Four people were killed Sunday when bus carrying Dallas Cowboys staffers but no players collided with a van on a northwestern Arizona highway.

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Posted: July 25, 2016, 3:18 am

On its own

Africa’s only gay radio station broadcasts from South Africa, trying to counter homophobia and break down stereotypes.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 12:44 am

Syrian asylum seeker blows himself up, injures 12 in Germany

GERMANY EXPLOSION

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 fourth violent attack in Germany in less than a week, a senior Bavarian state official said.

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Posted: July 25, 2016, 12:33 am

School's out

After several more schools were set alight in Kenya, pupils, parents and officials tell the BBC what they think is behind the arson.
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Posted: July 25, 2016, 12:31 am

From curry to pizza

As the Indian kitchen has moved up from the ground to a waist-high counter, the food cooked has also changed, writes Amita Baviskar
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Posted: July 24, 2016, 11:56 pm

Fear factor

Donald Trump says America is in a "moment of crisis". Why it is to his advantage to convince voters that this is so.
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Posted: July 24, 2016, 11:44 pm

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