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Death toll soars in migrant boat tragedy

SURVIVORS of a fishing boat shipwreck in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya say that at least 100 people have drowned in the second sinking within days.
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Posted: May 27, 2016, 1:28 am

Syria war: Battling on as a disabled refugee

How hard is it to be a Syrian refugee with a disability?
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 11:48 pm

Chile student protest turns violent

A student demonstration in central Santiago turns violent as police use tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowd.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 11:36 pm

Google defeats Oracle in Java code case

Google wins a major US court battle with software firm Oracle when a jury rules it did not unfairly appropriate parts of the Java programming language.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 11:27 pm

Viewpoint: Why Hindu groups are against California textbook change

Why Hindu groups are against California textbook change
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 11:09 pm

Viewpoint: Is there any chance of talks with the Taliban?

Will new leader jog the peace process along?
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 11:05 pm

Why are women banned from Mount Athos?

Why are women banned from a 35-mile-long Greek peninsula?
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 11:00 pm

‘Teenager’ sees his lies unravel

ASHER Potts concocted a web of lies to pass himself off as a teen and sleep with a young woman. Now he’s paying for it.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 10:22 pm

Artist's treehouse giants take root in a British park

As an artist whose methods have embraced sculpture, painting, architecture, and design, Not Vital has quietly been carving an extraordinary mark across the world.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 10:09 pm

Obama at Hiroshima: What to watch for

Seven decades after the U.S. launched an atomic attack in Hiroshima, President Barack Obama will become the first sitting president to visit the city, traveling there Friday to offer a reconciliatory balm for the still-painful knowledge of the devastation countries can inflict upon one another.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 10:08 pm

Cairo vigil for EgyptAir crash victims

Hundreds of people gather in Cairo for a candlelit vigil for the victims of last week's EgyptAir crash.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 9:46 pm

Snake in toilet latches onto man’s penis

A MAN is recovering from a bloody encounter with a three-metre python that slithered out of a toilet and latched its jaws onto his penis.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 9:42 pm

Trump clinches Republican nomination

DONALD Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination, as he vowed to debate Bernie Sanders for $15 million.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 9:41 pm

Many feared dead in migrant shipwreck

Up to 30 migrants are feared dead after a boat capsizes off the Libyan coast as the full horror of a similar shipwreck a day earlier emerges.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 9:32 pm

Aussies injured in Thai boat tragedy

TWO Australians have been injured and other tourists are unaccounted for after a speedboat carrying 36 people capsized near Koh Samui, killing two.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 9:24 pm

S Africa passes land expropriation bill

South Africa's parliament approves a bill allowing the government to expropriate land in the public interest.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 9:22 pm

Wave of industrial unrest across France

Strike action over labour law reforms grips France, disrupting oil refineries, nuclear power stations and transport hubs, as police battle protesters.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 9:15 pm

Ukrainian pilot Savchenko release not part of Minsk accords – Moscow - RT


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Ukrainian pilot Savchenko release not part of Minsk accords – Moscow
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Russia's pardoning of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko and swapping her for two Russians is in no way related to the Minsk agreements for a peaceful settlement in eastern Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman told journalists.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 8:55 pm

Trump outlines 'America First' energy plan - The Hill


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Trump outlines 'America First' energy plan
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It aligns closely with longstanding priorities of federal Republican policymakers, not veering away from the GOP as much as the billionaire businessman has in some other policy areas. “American energy dominance will be declared a strategic, economic ...
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 8:41 pm

Trump wins enough backers for nomination

The US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to secure the party's presidential nomination.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 8:26 pm

'Petition' elephant dies in Japan zoo

An elephant that was the focus of an international campaign to improve its living conditions has died in a zoo in Japan at the age of 69.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 8:23 pm

Donald Trump vows to green-light Keystone XL if elected - CBC.ca


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Donald Trump vows to green-light Keystone XL if elected
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Republican presidential contender Donald Trump said on Thursday that he would approve TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline proposal if elected, reversing a decision by the administration of President Barack Obama to block it over environmental ...
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 8:18 pm

Donald Trump reaches magic number to clinch Republican nomination - CBC.ca


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Donald Trump reaches magic number to clinch Republican nomination
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Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set the stage for a bitter fall campaign. The good news for Trump, ...
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 7:50 pm

Muslim mob attacks Christians, parades naked woman in Egypt - Toronto Star


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Muslim mob attacks Christians, parades naked woman in Egypt
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has called for the culprits, who stripped and beat an elderly woman and torched seven Christian homes, to be held accountable. Coptic Christians walk outside St. Markos Church in Minya, south of Cairo, Egypt.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 6:57 pm

88 migrants rescued as 2nd boat capsizes

A dramatic rescue operation is underway off the coast of Libya on Thursday, a day after another ship capsized in the region, costing five lives.

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Posted: May 26, 2016, 6:51 pm

Meltdown over new optical illusion

BREKKIE WRAP: Can you crack this optical illusion? This innocent picture of a couple hugging has whipped internet users into a frenzy.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 6:25 pm

Iraqi troops retake key town from ISIS

Iraqi security forces and supporting militias have retaken the key town of Karma from ISIS, the government's first significant victory in its push to recapture Falluja, a spokesman for Iraq's Joint Operations Command said Thursday.

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Posted: May 26, 2016, 6:05 pm

Downed WWII bomber found in Pacific

As World War II raged in 1944, an American bomber took off on a mission with three crew members on board.

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Posted: May 26, 2016, 6:03 pm

Rafael Nadal records landmark win at French Open

Tougher tests lie ahead for Rafael Nadal at the French Open, but the record nine-time champion isn't messing around in the early stages.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 6:03 pm

ISIS lets Raqqa residents flee city

ISIS has let some residents of its so-called capital flee to the surrounding countryside as a U.S.-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab forces pushes forward with an offensive to the north of Raqqa, one resident and an activist group tell CNN.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 6:02 pm

Foes in 'Brexit' campaign trade accusations on race

Whether Britain should stay in or out of the European Union is quickly becoming part of a racially charged debate if the campaign posters for the June 23 referendum are anything to go by.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 6:02 pm

VIDEO: Footage of migrant boat capsize released

The Italian navy has released footage of a migrant boat that capsized on Wednesday.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 5:44 pm

Do French workers really have it easy?

So why then is the French workforce so restive?
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 5:41 pm

Uganda World Cup bomb mastermind guilty

The mastermind of the 2010 bomb attacks in Uganda's capital, Kampala, which killed 74 people as they were watching the World Cup final, is found guilty.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 5:32 pm

US hiker 'lost for 26 days before dying'

A hiker who got lost on a remote part of the Appalachian Trail in the US sent text messages appealing for help for 26 days before she died.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 5:17 pm

Venice Biennale's brighter future

Highlights of the Venice Architecture Biennale
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 5:02 pm

VIDEO: Ambassador tackles ceremony protester

The Canadian ambassador to Ireland tackles a protester who tried to disrupt a ceremony to honour British soldiers killed during the 1916 Easter Rising.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 4:48 pm

Donald Trump reaches magic number to clinch Republican nomination

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Donald Trump reaches the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and sets the stage for a bitter fall campaign.

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Posted: May 26, 2016, 4:46 pm

NASA hits snag while inflating new room at space station

NASA BEAM uninflated

NASA hit a snag while releasing air into an experimental inflatable room at the International Space Station on Thursday and put everything on hold for at least a day.

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Posted: May 26, 2016, 4:09 pm

Violence in Egypt after affair rumours

Houses are set on fire and an elderly woman is paraded naked through the streets of a village in Egypt after rumours of an inter-religious affair.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 3:51 pm

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urges G7 to avert global crisis - Toronto Star


Toronto Star

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urges G7 to avert global crisis
Toronto Star
Obama backs Abe on economy, saying it was crucial not just to put people back to work but also raise wages, keep momentum of recovery. Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (second right) and his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau (second left) with ...
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 3:26 pm

Diplomat hailed a hero after shooting dead the Ottawa terrorist has now wrestled a protester at the Easter Rising ... - Daily Mail


Diplomat hailed a hero after shooting dead the Ottawa terrorist has now wrestled a protester at the Easter Rising ...
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A diplomat hailed a hero worldwide for shooting a gunman who stormed the Canadian parliament has wrestled with a protester at a military ceremony in Ireland. Kevin Vickers helped subdue a demonstrator who began chanting 'insult' at the service ...

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Posted: May 26, 2016, 3:11 pm

Parliament Hill attack hero Kevin Vickers tackles protester in Dublin

Ambassador Grabs Protestor Kevin Vickers

Canada's ambassador to Ireland, and the onetime sergeant-at-arms who shot Ottawa gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau after he stormed Parliament Hill in 2014, tackled a protester at a ceremony in Dublin this morning.

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Posted: May 26, 2016, 3:06 pm

Vital aid 'not reaching most Syrians'

The UN says it has been able to deliver aid to only a fraction of the Syrians it planned to reach, calling the situation "horrendously critical" in some areas.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 2:56 pm

Orphan who moved Italy starts new life

A Nigerian baby girl who survived a shipwreck in the Mediterranean goes to a foster family in Sicily, after touching Italian hearts.
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Posted: May 26, 2016, 2:51 pm

Sanders may debate Trump, not Clinton, before California primary

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An unconventional debate between a billionaire Republican and a Democratic socialist is shaping up in California after U.S. presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders expressed an interest in squaring off against each other.

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Posted: May 26, 2016, 2:37 pm

Venice, Stonehenge among World Heritage sites threatened by climate change

UNESCO World Heritage Stonehenge

Dozens of iconic tourist destinations like Venice, Stonehenge and Old Town Lunenburg, N.S., are threatened by risks linked to climate change, from rising sea levels to extreme weather, says the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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Posted: May 26, 2016, 2:27 pm

U.S. teen flips water bottle for talent show; crowd, internet go nuts

Mike Senatore's bottle flip

A teen in Charlotte, N.C., had an idea for his high school talent show: He'd walk up to a fold-up table, flip a bottle of water in the air and have it land squarely on the table.

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Posted: May 26, 2016, 2:09 pm

The Weeknd, Belly bail from Jimmy Kimmel Live over Donald Trump appearance

Belly, The Weeknd cancel appearance over Trump

R&B singer The Weeknd and rapper Belly cancelled their performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night because Donald Trump was also to appear on the episode.

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Posted: May 26, 2016, 2:00 pm

Some 20 bodies spotted after latest migrant boat sinking

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A migrant boat sank off Libya's coast Thursday, with some 20 bodies spotted in the sea. Officials said 88 people had been rescued.

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Posted: May 26, 2016, 1:51 pm

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