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 2018-07-20 14:32 

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Feeling the heat: Tokyo preps for sweltering Summer Olympics...

A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the country's notoriously sweltering summer.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf yo...

 2018-07-20 14:22 

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Singapore says hackers stole 1.5 m health records in record cyberattack...

Hackers have stolen health records belonging to 1.5 million Singaporeans, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong who was specifically targeted in the city state's biggest ever data breach, authorities said Friday.The global network of Agence France ...

 2018-07-20 13:21 

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WhatsApp limits forwarding in India after lynchings...

WhatsApp announced limits on Friday on the forwarding of messages by its 200 million Indian users in an effort to stop a spate of horrific lynchings and to assuage government threats of legal action in its biggest market.The global network of Agence Franc...

 2018-07-20 13:08 

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Macron aide who struck protester to be fired...

The office of French President Emmanuel Macron told AFP on Friday that it has begun dismissal proceedings against a top security aide who violently struck a protester during a demonstration in Paris in May.The global network of Agence France Presse covers...

 2018-07-20 13:01 

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11 dead as boat sinks in Missouri lake...

A tourist boat capsized and sank Thursday during a fierce storm on a lake in Missouri, killing at least 11 people, the local sheriff said.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to share or a question, comment or su...

 2018-07-20 12:10 

AFP

WhatsApp limits forwarding in India after lynchings...

WhatsApp announced limits on Friday on the forwarding of messages by its 200 million Indian users in an effort to stop a spate of horrific lynchings and to assuage government threats of legal action in its biggest market.The global network of Agence Franc...

 2018-07-20 10:58 

AFP

May survives rebel MPs but EU's Brexit judgment looms...

Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a frenzied fortnight of rebellion that threatened to unseat her, but must now sell her Brexit plan to voters and the European Union.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to ...

 2018-07-20 10:57 

AFP

WhatsApp curbs India service after lynchings...

WhatsApp announced limits on the forwarding of messages by its 200 million Indian users in an effort to stop a spate of horrific lynchings and to assuage government threats of legal action in its biggest market.The global network of Agence France Presse c...

 2018-07-20 10:07 

AFP

11 dead as boat capsizes and sinks in Missouri lake...

A tourist boat capsized and sank Thursday during a fierce storm on a lake in Missouri, killing at least 11 people, the local sheriff said.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to share or a question, comment or su...

 2018-07-20 10:02 

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From high school drop-out to Korean gaming superstar...

A high school drop-out dubbed the "Michael Jordan of eSports" has helped make South Korea a major power in video-gaming -- and is now leading its push to be recognised by the mainstream.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countri...

 2018-07-20 09:24 

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Neymar rules out transfer move, staying at PSG...

Brazilian superstar Neymar on Thursday sought to quash speculation about his future, insisting he planned to remain with French giants Paris Saint-Germain.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to share or a questi...

 2018-07-20 07:44 

AFP

Feeling the heat: Tokyo preps for sweltering Summer Olympics...

A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the country's notoriously sweltering summer.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf yo...

 2018-07-20 06:38 

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World Cup fever still raging in Rohingya refugee camps...

The World Cup may be over but passion for the game burns bright in the world's largest refugee camp, where Brazil and Argentina flags still flutter alongside the red and green of Bangladesh, which hosts nearly a million Rohingya Muslims forced out of ...

 2018-07-20 05:38 

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After Helsinki, Trump plans to host Putin in Washington...

US President Donald Trump, under fire over his Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin, doubled down Thursday by saying he looks forward to meeting the Russian leader again -- with talks already underway for a visit to Washington in the fall.The global networ...

 2018-07-20 02:01 

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After Helsinki, Trump plans to host Putin in Washington...

US President Donald Trump, under fire over his Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin, doubled down Thursday by saying he looks forward to meeting the Russian leader again -- with talks already underway for a visit to Washington in the fall.The global networ...

 2018-07-20 01:01 

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Talks underway for Trump-Putin meet in Washington: WHouse...

President Donald Trump has instructed his national security advisor to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Washington later this year, the White House said Thursday.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have ne...

 2018-07-20 00:16 

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Macron security official filmed hitting protester...

One of President Emmanuel Macron's top security officers was at the centre of an escalating scandal for the French leader on Thursday after being filmed assaulting a protester during a May Day demonstration.The global network of Agence France Presse c...

 2018-07-19 22:23 

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UK police identify Novichok suspects as Russians: report...

British police believe they have identified the suspects who carried out the Novichok nerve agent attack on a former Moscow double agent and his daughter and that they are Russian, the Press Association news agency reported Thursday.The global network of ...

 2018-07-19 22:22 

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Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law...

Israel's parliament on Thursday adopted a law defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it could lead to blatant discrimination against Arab citizens.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesI...

 2018-07-19 21:51 

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Syria rebels agree to surrender zone bordering Golan...

Syrian rebels have agreed to surrender a sensitive area bordering the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, a monitor and opposition source said Thursday, the latest in a series of deals expanding regime control over key territory.The global network of Agence Fr...

 2018-07-19 20:23 

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Trump eyes new Putin meeting, slams media as 'enemy'...

A defiant US President Donald Trump said Thursday he is looking forward to another meeting with Vladimir Putin, assailing media who failed to recognize the "great success" of their first summit as the "enemy of the people."The global netwo...

 2018-07-19 20:07 

AFP

Facebook in fresh controversy over Holocaust denial...

Facebook found itself embroiled anew in controversy Thursday after chief executive Mark Zuckerberg argued the leading social network should not filter out posts denying the Holocaust.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you ha...

 2018-07-19 19:56 

AFP

UK police identify Novichok suspects as Russians: report...

British police believe they have identified the suspects who carried out the Novichok nerve agent attack on a former Moscow double agent and his daughter and that they are Russian, the Press Association news agency reported Thursday.The global network of ...

 2018-07-19 19:38 

AFP

Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law...

Israel's parliament on Thursday adopted a law defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it could lead to blatant discrimination against Arab citizens.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesI...

 2018-07-19 19:18 

AFP

Macron security official filmed hitting protester...

One of President Emmanuel Macron's top security officers was at the centre of an escalating scandal for the French leader on Thursday after being filmed assaulting a protester during a May Day demonstration.The global network of Agence France Presse c...

 2018-07-19 18:28 

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Russian MPs approve pension reform in first reading despite protests...

Russian lawmakers tentatively approved a hugely unpopular government plan to hike the state pension age that has led to protests and a record slump in Vladimir Putin's approval ratings.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf ...

 2018-07-19 18:23 

AFP

Syria rebels agree to surrender zone bordering Golan...

Syrian rebels have agreed to surrender a sensitive area bordering the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, a monitor and opposition source said Thursday, the latest in a series of deals expanding regime control over key territory.The global network of Agence Fr...

 2018-07-19 18:00 

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Women pilots fly against cockpit prejudices...

When a stricken Southwest Airlines jet was expertly landed after an emergency descent in April, saving 148 lives, it was a surprise to some that a woman was at the controls.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to...

 2018-07-19 17:48 

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Kisner leads British Open as McIlroy, Woods prepare to begin charge...

Kevin Kisner of the United States surged to the top of the early British Open leaderboard on Thursday as Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods prepared for afternoon starts at Carnoustie.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have ne...

 2018-07-19 17:47 

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Putin slams 'pathetic' US forces ready to sacrifice Russia ties...

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday slammed the US opposition to Donald Trump as "pathetic, worthless people" who were willing to sacrifice Russian-US ties to their own ambitions. The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 coun...

 2018-07-19 17:12 

AFP

Zuckerberg at center of Holocaust denial controversy...

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has found himself at the center of a fresh row after saying the social network should not prohibit posts which deny the Holocaust.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to s...

 2018-07-19 16:23 

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Putin slams US forces ready to 'sacrifice' Russia-US ties...

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday slammed "forces" in the US who were willing to sacrifice Russian-US ties, two days after a summit with his US counterpart Donald Trump who has since faced a storm of criticism.The global network of Agen...

 2018-07-19 16:15 

AFP

UK police identify Novichok suspects as Russians: report...

British police believe they have identified the suspects who carried out the Novichok nerve agent attack on a former Moscow double agent and his daughter and that they are Russian, the Press Association news agency reported Thursday.The global network of ...

 2018-07-19 16:08 

AFP

Russian MPs approve pension reform amid protests...

Russian lawmakers Thursday approved a hugely unpopular government plan to hike the pension age that has led to protests and a record slump in Vladimir Putin's approval ratings. The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have...

 2018-07-19 14:41 

AFP

Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law...

Israel's parliament on Thursday adopted a law defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it could lead to blatant discrimination against Arab citizens.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesI...

 2018-07-19 13:54 

AFP

Macron security official filmed hitting protester...

One of President Emmanuel Macron's top security officers was at the centre of a potentially damaging scandal for the French leader on Thursday after being filmed hitting a protester.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you...

 2018-07-19 13:48 

AFP

Syria rebels agree to surrender zone bordering Golan...

Syrian rebels have agreed to surrender a sensitive area bordering the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, a monitor and opposition source said Thursday, the latest in a series of deals expanding regime control over key territory.The global network of Agence Fr...

 2018-07-19 13:10 

AFP

UK police identify Novichok suspects as Russians: report...

British police believe that they have identified the suspects who carried out the Novichok nerve agent attack on a former Moscow double agent and his daughter and that they are Russian, the Press Association reported Thursday.The global network of Agence ...

 2018-07-19 12:31 

AFP

Macron security official filmed hitting protester...

One of President Emmanuel Macron's top security officers was at the centre of a potentially damaging scandal for the French leader on Wednesday after being filmed hitting a protester.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf yo...

 2018-07-19 12:20 

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Syria rebels agree to surrender zone bordering Golan: monitor...

Syrian rebels have agreed with government backer Russia to the negotiated surrender of a sensitive southwestern zone bordering the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, a monitor said Thursday. The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf yo...

 2018-07-19 11:36 

AFP

Facebook cracks down on bogus posts inciting violence...

Facebook on Wednesday built on its campaign to prevent the platform from being used to spread dangerous misinformation, saying it will remove bogus posts likely to spark violence.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have n...

 2018-07-19 11:31 

AFP

UK police identify Novichok suspects as Russians: report...

Police believe they have identified suspects who carried out the Novichok attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury, the Press Association reported Thursday.The global network of Agence France Presse covers ...

 2018-07-19 11:04 

AFP

Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law...

Israel's parliament on Thursday adopted a law defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it could lead to blatant discrimination against Arab citizens.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesI...

 2018-07-19 10:41 

AFP

McIlroy bids to end American dominance as Open returns to Carnoustie...

Rory McIlroy admits it is going to take something special to end the recent dominance of the majors by American golfers as the British Open teed off at Carnoustie in Scotland on Thursday.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf yo...

 2018-07-19 10:37 

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Thousands evacuate pro-regime Syria towns...

Several thousand residents evacuated two pro-regime towns in northern Syria on Thursday, putting an end to one of the longest sieges of the country's seven-year civil war.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news ...

 2018-07-19 09:33 

AFP

'It was a miracle': Thai cave boys describe two-week ordeal...

It was meant to be a fun excursion after football practice, but it turned into a life-threatening, two-week ordeal for a group of youngsters trapped in a cave with rising waters and no apparent escape route.The global network of Agence France Presse cover...

 2018-07-19 05:32 

AFP

Evacuations begin from besieged pro-regime Syria towns...

Buses began evacuating fighters and civilians from two besieged pro-regime towns in Syria early on Thursday morning under a deal that will allow thousands to leave after three years of encirclement.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 cou...

 2018-07-19 05:23 

AFP

At leading US music school, a quest to revive French influence...

The music teachers spending the summer in the mountain air of Aspen can tell you all about that most famous instructor of them all, Nadia Boulanger, the Parisian whose roster of pupils reads like a historical list of 20th-century composers.The global netw...

 2018-07-19 05:22 

AFP

Trump says he told Putin 'we can't have meddling' in US vote...

Under fire as siding with the Kremlin, President Donald Trump insisted Wednesday that he told Russian leader Vladimir Putin firmly during their summit in Helsinki that the United States would not tolerate meddling in its elections.The global network of Ag...

 2018-07-19 05:22 

AFP

Uruguay marks a year of pot pharmacies - 'it's like selling aspirin'...

Enrique Curbelo is delighted. Selling cannabis has allowed the affable 76-year-old to keep his privately owned pharmacy in Montevideo open in a market dominated by big chains.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news ...

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