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Rare ‘black moon’ rises over Western Hemisphere

Rare ‘black moon’ rises over Western Hemisphere

A rare ‘black moon’ rises Friday night over the Western Hemisphere, but don’t expect to see it…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Abbas attendance at Peres’s funeral reminder of need for peace: Obama

Abbas attendance at Peres’s funeral reminder of need for peace: Obama

US president Barack Obama said on Friday Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas’s attendance at the funeral for Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres was…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Van Gogh paintings stolen 14 years ago recovered from Italian mafia

Italian police have recovered two paintings by the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh that were stolen in Amsterdam 14 years ago, as part of an operation against the…

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US Congress rejects Obama’s veto of Saudi 9/11 bill

The US Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to override Barack Obama’s veto of a bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, the first such rebuke during his eight-year presidency…

Russia says Syria bombing continues

Russia on Thursday said it is pressing on with its bombing campaign in Syria despite the US warning it will end talks on the conflict if Moscow does not halt the assault on Aleppo…

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Protests after black man shot dead by US police

Protests after black man shot dead by US police

Protesters marched on Wednesday in a California town following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man said to be mentally ill, as local officials urged calm and pledged a full investigation…

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Does Trump pay taxes? Debate triggers new scrutiny

Does Trump pay taxes? Debate triggers new scrutiny

Donald Trump loves to brag about how rich he is. One question swirling through the US presidential campaign now is this: Has he managed to avoid paying income…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Gulen says certain Erdogan behind failed Turkey coup

Gulen says certain Erdogan behind failed Turkey coup

US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkish authorities accused of orchestrating a failed coup in July, told a German newspaper that he was sure president Tayyip Erdogan was behind the putsch…

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World’s first four-seater fuel-cell plane takes off in Germany 

World’s first four-seater fuel-cell plane takes off in Germany 

Aircraft engineers in Germany have successfully tested the world’s first four-seater plane that uses emission-free hybrid fuel cells to fly…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Erdogan hints state of emergency can be extended to a year 

Erdogan hints state of emergency can be extended to a year 

Turkey’s president hinted on Thursday that the three-month state of emergency declared following the failed July 15 coup could be extended to over a year…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Obama finds Congress veto override of 9/11 lawsuits bill ‘a mistake’

Obama finds Congress veto override of 9/11 lawsuits bill ‘a mistake’

US president Barack Obama has said Congress made a ‘mistake’ by overriding his veto and pushing through a bill that allows legal action against Saudi Arabia over…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Congress rebukes Obama, overrides veto of 9/11 legislation

Congress rebukes Obama, overrides veto of 9/11 legislation

In a resounding rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to allow families of September 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in US courts…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Thirsty megacities poisoning rural groundwater: study

A massive drawdown of water beneath delta-based megacities across the world may be pulling surface pollution deeper into the ground, risking contamination and health problems for local populations, a new study said Tuesday…

One million women in UK suffer violence, abuse

One million women living in poverty in Britain have experienced extensive violence and abuse, a report said on Wednesday, which makes them more likely to attempt suicide, face homelessness and have mental health disorders…

This file photo taken on July 15 shows people taking streets near the Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridge during clashes with military forces in Istanbul. — AFP photo

32,000 arrested in Turkey coup probe

Turkey said Wednesday that courts have placed 32,000 suspects under arrest on charges of links to a group run by the US-based preacher blamed for the July coup bid, as the country braces for the most extensive trials in its history…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Police kill unarmed black man in California

Police officers in El Cajon, a city near San Diego, shot and killed an unarmed black man, prompting crowds to gather at the scene and authorities to call for calm, less than two weeks after similar incidents in two other US cities…

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World’s first baby born from 3-parent technique

The world’s first baby has been born using a controversial new technique by US scientists to include DNA from three parents in the embryo, said a report Tuesday…

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Trump launches harsh new fat attack on ex-Miss Universe

Fresh off his presidential clash with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump doubled down Tuesday on criticism of a former Miss Universe he accused of getting too fat, comments that could repel women voters…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Malaysian flight MH17 downed by Russian-made missile

Malaysia airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a missile fired from a launcher brought into Ukraine from Russia and located in a village held by pro-Russian rebels, international prosecutors said on Wednesday…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Elon outlines Mars colony vision

Elon outlines Mars colony vision

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has outlined his vision for establishing a human colony on Mars for people that can afford a $200,000 ticket…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

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