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    June 19

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Iran calls on Trump to address Iranians with respect, not threat of war

20 May 2019

LONDON – Iran urged the United States on Monday to address the Islamic Republic with respect, not threats of war, a day after United States President Donald Trump stoked concerns about a potential US-Iran conflict. Read More

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Schwarzenegger struck by flying kick at South Africa sports event

19 May 2019

JOHANNESBURG – A man struck Arnold Schwarzenegger with a flying kick at a sports event in South Africa on Saturday, though the actor and former California governor later reassured fans that they needn’t worry about him. Read More

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Austrian government collapses as far right leader caught in video sting

19 May 2019

VIENNA – Austria raced on Saturday toward a snap election as Chancellor Sebastian Kurz pulled the plug on his coalition with the far right after its leader was caught on video offering to fix state contracts with a woman posing as a Russian oligarch’s niece. Read More

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Pope pays tribute journalists killed; says press freedom vital

18 May 2019

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis paid tribute on Saturday to journalists killed while doing their jobs, saying media freedom is a key indicator of a country’s health. Read More

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Grumpy cat dies at age 7

17 May 2019

Grumpy Cat, an internet celebrity for her permanent frown, died “in the arms of her mommy, Tabatha” this week, leaving behind countless online jokes about how we all feel at our worst moments, her family said on Friday. Read More

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May to agree departure after latest Brexit deal bid

16 May 2019

LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May will set out a timetable for her departure in early June after the latest attempt to get her Brexit deal approved by parliament, the chairman of a powerful Conservative Committee said on Thursday. Read More

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Republican Alabama governor mulling nation’s strictest abortion law

15 May 2019

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday was mulling whether to sign the United States’ strictest abortion law, part of a multistate effort to get the US Supreme Court to reconsider women’s constitutional right to abortion. Read More

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WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups

14 May 2019

JERUSALEM – WhatsApp said on Tuesday a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using surveillance technology developed by a private company and may have targeted human rights groups. Read More

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Only one black woman in Times’ rich list

13 May 2019

LONDON – Fintech entrepreneur Valerie Moran is the sole black female in the top 1 000 people of the The Sunday Times’ annual Rich List, which ranks Britain’s super-wealthy. Read More

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Hollywood star Doris Day, singer of Que Sera, Sera, dies at 97

13 May 2019

Actress Doris Day, who became one of the greatest box-office attractions of her time as the cheery, freckle-faced personification of wholesomeness, died on Monday at the age of 97, her foundation said on Monday. Read More

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Harris calls for Facebook breakup

13 May 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said yesterday that United States officials should consider breaking up Facebook Inc, the world’s largest social media company, saying it is a utility that has gone unregulated. Read More

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Cuban LGBT activists plan alternative parade in defiance of government

11 May 2019

HAVANA – Cuban gay rights activists are planning to hold an unprecedented independent march against homophobia on Saturday despite several reporting they had received warnings not to attend and the Communist government saying it was an attempt at subversion. Read More

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Airlines, travel industry warn of excessive US entry wait times

11 May 2019

WASHINGTON – Groups representing major United States airlines, airports and travel industry companies on Friday urged US Senate leaders to back additional funding for Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers as the Trump administration said on Friday it was shifting... Read More

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Uber fizzles in Wall Street debut, opens below $45 IPO price

10 May 2019

Uber Technologies Inc’s shares made a disappointing market debut on Friday, marking a rocky start for the most anticipated initial public offering of the year as other high-profile startups such as Slack and WeWork look to go public. Read More

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Prince Harry and Meghan show baby son to the world

08 May 2019

WINDSOR, England – Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan showed off their newborn son to the world on Wednesday, saying the arrival of their “little bundle of joy” was magic. Read More

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Tanzania plans cable car for Mount Kilimanjaro

08 May 2019

DAR ES SALAAM – Tanzania wants to boost tourist numbers by putting a cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain, and is in talks about the project with a Chinese and a Western company. Read More

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Eight wounded in another school shooting in U.S.

07 May 2019

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colorado – Two students armed with guns burst into a Denver-area science and technology school and opened fire on Tuesday, wounding eight of their schoolmates before being taken into custody, law enforcement officials said. Read More

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Cohen starts prison term

07 May 2019

WASHINGTON – Michael Cohen, United States President Donald Trump’s former lawyer who pleaded guilty to tax, bank and campaign finance crimes, reported to prison yesterday after spending months trying to delay his punishment by dangling the prospect of new incriminating... Read More

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China, US trade war intensifies

07 May 2019

WASHINGTON – Stocks around the world tumbled and oil prices hit a one-month low after United States President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that he would raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 25 per cent from 10 per cent by the end of the week, and... Read More

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Meghan has a boy

06 May 2019

LONDON- Prince Harry announces the birth - says "this little thing is absolutely to die for". Read More

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Venezuela crisis: Guaidó 'considering asking US for military intervention'

06 May 2019

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has said he is considering asking the US to launch a military intervention in the embattled country. Read More

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