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Several hurt by lightning in W Europe

Lightning strikes have caused serious injuries to people, many of them children, at a park in Paris and a football match in Germany.
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 7:00 pm

WHO seeks to allay Zika Olympics fears

The World Health Organization plays down concerns that the Rio Olympics will spread the Zika virus, amid calls for the Games to be postponed.
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 5:14 pm

Putin visits all-male Orthodox enclave

Russian President Vladimir Putin joins celebrations to mark 1,000 years of Russian monks at the monastic enclave of Mount Athos in Greece.
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 4:55 pm

The Latest: WWII plane in fatal crash pulled from river - Daily Mail


Daily Mail

The Latest: WWII plane in fatal crash pulled from river
Daily Mail
Divers have retrieved the wreckage of a World War II plane that crashed into the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, killing the pilot. Search and rescue boats look for a small plane that went down in the Hudson River, Friday, May 27, 2016.
The Latest: Pilot who crashed WWII plane was 'extraordinary'Beaumont Enterprise
Vintage plane crashes in New York's Hudson River, pilot killedReuters
Crews successfully lift wreckage of crashed plane from Hudson River off ManhattanThe Independent
Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 4:15 pm

Paris lightning strike hits 11 at child's party - CBC.ca


CBC.ca

Paris lightning strike hits 11 at child's party
CBC.ca
A Paris city councilor says several children have been hit by lightning in a Paris park after a sudden storm overtook their birthday party. ARP4389355. Emergency vehicles parked at the entrance of Parc Monceau, responding to Saturday's lightning strike.
11 people hit by lightning in Paris park, eight of them childrenToronto Star
11 hit by lightning in a Paris park, many at child's birthday partyGlobalnews.ca
11 hit by lightning in a Paris park; 8 of them childrenThe Daily Courier (subscription)
Winnipeg Free Press -CTV News -The Guardian -BBC News
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 3:55 pm

Pakistan bans TV contraceptive adverts

Pakistan's media regulator bans commercials for family planning products after complaints that they prompted curiosity in "innocent children".
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 3:53 pm

Chinese theme park 'to take on Disney'

China's richest man opens a huge entertainment complex in the city of Nanchang to compete with Disney, which is launching its own theme park next month.
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 3:30 pm

VIDEO: Estonian triplets run for Olympic glory

A set of identical triplets will make history as they compete against each other at the summer Olympics in Rio.
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 2:49 pm

Clashes at Trump San Diego rally

Skirmishes flare between supporters and opponents of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as he visits the city of San Diego in California.
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 1:54 pm

Never mind Trump, GOP uniting under banner: 'Never Hillary' - CTV News


CTV News

Never mind Trump, GOP uniting under banner: 'Never Hillary'
CTV News
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump's best ally in winning over skeptical Republicans is turning out to be Hillary Clinton. Having overcome a multimillion-dollar "Never Trump" campaign aimed at blocking him from the Republican nomination, he's now benefiting ...
Donald Trumpt supporters and protesters clash outside rallies in Fresno and San DiegoDaily Mail
Donald Trump stop in busy border city of San Diego sparks protestCBC.ca
Why Republicans Will Hold Their Noses and Vote TrumpNewsweek
USA TODAY -Huffington Post -Salon -i24news
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 1:20 pm

Rival Australian groups clash on race

Australian police use pepper spray to break up clashes between two rival groups battling over race and immigration in Melbourne.
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 12:33 pm

Chinese factory plays Trump card with 'huge stockpile' of masks, months before Halloween

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Once considered a fringe figure in the U.S. presidential race, Donald Trump is now the Republican Party's presumptive nominee, and a factory in China thinks his image will be seen a lot more this Halloween.

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Posted: May 28, 2016, 11:54 am

IS 'attacks rebel-held Syria town'

Heavy fighting is reported in northern Syria as so-called Islamic State tries to capture the key rebel-held town of Marea.
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 11:48 am

Kim Jong-un aunt 'lives American Dream'

An aunt of North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un is running a dry-cleaning business in the US after defecting in 1998, the Washington Post reports.
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 11:38 am

WHO rejects Rio Olympics postponement call

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The World Health Organization says there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the Zika outbreak.

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Posted: May 28, 2016, 10:22 am

US curfew on Okinawa after death

The US military base on Japan's island of Okinawa imposes a curfew after the arrest of an ex-Marine suspected of killing a woman.
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 10:07 am

U.S. tropical storm warning issued for South Carolina

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The year's first tropical storm warning in the United States has been issued by the U.S. National Weather Service for the coast of South Carolina, five days before the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season.

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Posted: May 28, 2016, 9:58 am

VIDEO: Onboard camera captures rocket landing

An onboard camera has captured the successful landing of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, returning from space after launching an Asian communications satellite.
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 9:53 am

VIDEO: The religious sites closed to women

BBC News takes a look at sacred sites around the world where women are banned.
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 9:51 am

Marcos threatens legal action after Philippine election loss - AsiaOne


AsiaOne

Marcos threatens legal action after Philippine election loss
AsiaOne
MANILA - Ferdinand Marcos's son threatened legal action Saturday to reverse his narrow defeat in recent Philippine elections, which analysts said had been the family of the late dictator's best chance to regain the presidency. An official canvass ...
The Missing PieceJacobin magazine
The vice presidency: Looking backPhilippine Star
How did Rodrigo Duterte fare as congressman?Rappler
GMA News -gulfnews.com -The Manila Times -Toronto Star
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 9:17 am

Crisis talks over Brazil 'mass rape'

Brazil's interim President Michel Temer calls an emergency meeting of security officials after video of a gang rape of a teenage girl causes outrage.
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 8:36 am

Raped in front of her husband

COUPLE woke to find an escaped prisoner in their Samoan hotel room. What happened next is the stuff of nightmares.
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 8:10 am

VIDEO: Protests over Brazil's 'culture of rape'

Brazil's interim president calls an emergency meeting of state security ministers after a sex attack on a teenage girl in Rio de Janeiro prompted widespread anger.
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 7:57 am

VIDEO: Call for Olympic Games move over Zika

The World Health Organization has dismissed calls for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved because of the Zika outbreak in Brazil.
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 7:25 am

Key Chavez supporter decries Venezuela 'anarchy'

Chavez ally describes disillusion with Venezuelan government
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 7:21 am

WW2 plane crashes into New York river

A World War Two vintage aircraft crashes into the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, reportedly killing the pilot.
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 6:38 am

Teenage captive ‘raped almost every day’

A TEENAGE girl who was kidnapped, held for nine months, and repeatedly sexually assaulted will finally see her captor behind bars, for at least 45 years.
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 5:52 am

Depp ordered to stay away from wife

A US judge orders actor Johnny Depp to stay away from his estranged wife, actress Amber Heard, after an alleged assault.
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 5:02 am

Desperate last resort to stop Trump

THOSE increasingly concerned Republicans still opposing Trump have only one man who can save them.
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 4:14 am

Why I filmed my dad’s death

A FILMMAKER who recorded his father’s slow decline from motor neurone disease describes the heartbreak of capturing it all.
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 4:07 am

Obama calls for world without nukes

AS THE first American president to visit Hiroshima — where the US dropped the first atomic bomb — Barack Obama called for a world without nuclear weapons.
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 2:55 am

Anti-Trump protesters take to the streets in San Diego

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Donald Trump brought his message of walls and deportations to the doorstep of America's busiest border crossing on Friday as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee greeted supporters in San Diego, amid one of the largest counter-protests organized against him.

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Posted: May 28, 2016, 2:18 am

For sale. Used Virgin plane. Only $415k

LADY Penelope, the first 747-400 series jumbo jet to enter service with Virgin Atlantic back in 1994, has been put up for sale on eBay.
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 2:05 am

Chinese kids climb cliffside ladder to get home from school

APTOPIX China Village Ladder

Just to get home from school, they climb 800 metres toward the sky — on a ladder made of bamboo and secured to a sheer cliff face.

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Posted: May 28, 2016, 1:57 am

Torrential thunderstorms bring tornado, fatal flooding to Texas

APTOPIX Severe Weather Texas

At least one person has died in Texas and three others are missing after torrential thunderstorms caused floods and at least one tornado that closed roads and schools, prompted evacuations, damaged homes and forced dozens of students to spend the night on campus.

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Posted: May 28, 2016, 1:01 am

Gawker's Hulk Hogan lawsuit becomes battle of the billionaires — sort of

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The courtroom fight between former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and news-and-gossip site Gawker is becoming a battleground of sorts for Silicon Valley tycoons. First Look Media, a news organization financed by eBay co-founder Pierre Omidyar, says it is reaching out to other media outlets to file supportive briefs about Gawker.

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Posted: May 28, 2016, 12:25 am

Verdun: France's sacred symbol of healing

France's sacred symbol of healing
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Posted: May 28, 2016, 12:03 am

The jailed rapist looking for love online

Should violent prisoners be allowed to look for love online?
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Posted: May 27, 2016, 11:39 pm

Hollywood’s most damaging scandal

TINSELTOWN’S seedy secrets have come under the spotlight once more after Elijah Wood’s comments on paedophilic “vipers” in the industry.
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Posted: May 27, 2016, 11:34 pm

What animals can swim up your toilet?

What animals can swim up your toilet?
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Posted: May 27, 2016, 11:34 pm

Aussie child sex accused grins in court

MELBOURNE rugby union player Michael Quinn has smiled even as he appeared in shackles in an LA court with trying to procure sex with a six-year-old boy.
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Posted: May 27, 2016, 11:28 pm

The Unabomber and the Norwegian mass murderer

How the Unabomber and his Nordic fan want you to listen
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Posted: May 27, 2016, 11:28 pm

Doctors: Postpone or move Olympics due to Zika - CNN


CNN

Doctors: Postpone or move Olympics due to Zika
CNN
(CNN) The summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved "in the name of public health" due to the widening Zika outbreak in Brazil, more than 100 prominent doctors and professors said Friday in an open letter to the World Health ...

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Posted: May 27, 2016, 11:06 pm

The most Canadian band in the world

Are Tragically Hip the most Canadian band in the world?
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Posted: May 27, 2016, 11:00 pm

VIDEO: Russia will 'respond if we see rockets'

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has said Russia might be forced to respond to US moves in Europe.
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Posted: May 27, 2016, 10:40 pm

Putin issues warning to Romania, Poland over U.S. missile shield

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday warned Romania and Poland they could find themselves in the sights of Russian rockets because they are hosting elements of a U.S. missile shield that Moscow considers a threat to its security.

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Posted: May 27, 2016, 10:04 pm

Dr Heimlich saves choking woman

The 96-year-old man behind the Heimlich manoeuvre has used the technique to save a woman choking at his retirement home.
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Posted: May 27, 2016, 9:37 pm

Justin Trudeau sees mixed results on G7 Japan trip

APTOPIX Japan G7 Summit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had two main goals heading into the G7 summit in Japan: he wanted support for his stimulus agenda for economic growth and a strong statement against paying hostage ransoms. The end result was mixed.

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Posted: May 27, 2016, 9:11 pm

Donald Trump backs down from debating Bernie Sanders

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Donald Trump says he will wait to debate the official Democratic nominee, and not debate Bernie Sanders, calling the Democratic nominating process "totally rigged."

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Posted: May 27, 2016, 9:02 pm

VIDEO: Dr Heimlich saves choking woman

Dr Henry Heimlich has used the Heimlich manoeuvre to save a choking woman at his retirement home.
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Posted: May 27, 2016, 8:45 pm

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