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In America
April 13, 2015 5:12 am gmt |
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Mrs. Clinton, who served as Secretary of State under incumbent Barack Obama after losing the Democratic nomination to him in 2008, was the only first lady ever elected to the United States Senate. Mrs. Clinton’s campaign chairman, ended two years of speculation by announcing to donors of her 2008 cam...
In Asia
April 13, 2015 4:51 am gmt |
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In an incredibly visual display of resistance to the Chinese authorities, one homeowner in Nanning has refused to let his home be demolished for almost a decade – even though it sits in the middle of a road and he doesn’t even live there. The ‘nail house’ – named because it sticks out from the ...
In World
April 12, 2015 12:21 pm gmt |
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Three Saudi officers have been killed and two others wounded after Houthi fighters in Yemen fired a mortar round at a Saudi border post, according to Saudi Arabia’s Defence Ministry. A statement from the ministry on Saturday said the incident took place the previous day in the Saudi border prov...
In Technology
April 12, 2015 10:39 am gmt |
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Intel applied for a licence to export tens of thousands of chips to update the Tianhe-2 computer. The Department of Commerce refused, saying it was concerned about nuclear research being done with the machine. Separately, Intel has signed a $200m (£136m) deal with the US government to build a massive...
In World
April 12, 2015 10:14 am gmt |
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Unidentified gunmen fired shots at the South Korean embassy in Tripoli on Sunday killing two local security guards, a South Korean official in Seoul said. The gunmen fired from a car at the embassy compound, killing two security officers who were Libyan government employees and wounding another, the ...
In Australia
April 12, 2015 10:04 am gmt |
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Benaud died this week at the age of 84, after a storied career as one of cricket’s greatest players, captains and commentators. Mr Abbott said on Friday Benaud’s death was “the greatest loss for cricket since the loss of Don Bradman” and as such it was appropriate he be offere...
In Europe
April 12, 2015 8:34 am gmt |
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A central Russian gallery has cancelled the opening of an exhibition of World War Two images by US and British photographers, sparking claims that the event was pulled for political reasons. Yekaterinburg’s House of Metenkov said the closure was a “technical” matter. Russians would ...
In Europe
April 12, 2015 6:32 am gmt |
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Hillary Clinton will take another stab at cracking what she calls “the highest and hardest glass ceiling” on Sunday when she starts a long-awaited second run for the White House as the prohibitive Democratic front runner.  Clinton’s campaign for the November 2016 election will empha...
In World
April 12, 2015 6:01 am gmt |
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He described the meeting on the fringes of the Summit of the Americas as “candid and fruitful”. Mr Obama said that the former foes would continue to have differences but that they could advance their mutual interests. The meeting was the first formal talk between the two countries’ ...
In World
April 12, 2015 4:58 am gmt |
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Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday gave the United Nations’ refugee agency three months to relocate refugees from the Dadaab camp — the world’s largest — to Somalia, or “we shall relocate them ourselves.” “The way America changed after 9/11 is t...
In Latest Stories
April 11, 2015 8:11 am gmt |
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Hillary Clinton will announce her second run for the presidency on Sunday, starting her campaign as the Democrats’ best hope of fending off a crowded field of lesser-known Republican rivals and retaining the White House.  The overwhelming favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination, Cli...
In India
April 11, 2015 5:31 am gmt |
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Jail officials in Rawalpindi said Mr Lakhvi was released on Friday morning.India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called the release “unfortunate and disappointing”, Indian media reports say. Mr Lakhvi had been granted bail in December, but was kept in detention under public order ...
In World
April 11, 2015 5:02 am gmt |
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The VII Summit of the Americas was supposed to be all about the symbolic handshake between the United States and Cuba. But insert Venezuela into the mix and Panama City, Panama, quickly turns into a “triangle of tension.” Heads of state from 35 countries in the Western Hemisphere have met...
In Africa
April 10, 2015 10:54 am gmt |
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The statue of Cecil John Rhodes is bound by straps as it awaits removal from the University of Cape Town (UCT), yesterday (Thursday). UCT’s Council voted to remove the statue of the former Cape Colony governor, after the protest conducted by students. Students thrown paint at the statue of Ceci...
In Asia
April 10, 2015 9:25 am gmt |
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The president of Sri Lanka and the PM of Bhutan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today following bilateral discussions held at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo, during the Bhutanese PM’s three-day state visit to Sri Lanka. The MOU seeks to establish a mechanism at the Fore...
In Australia
April 10, 2015 8:40 am gmt |
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Former Australia cricket captain and television commentator Richie Benaud has died at the age of 84, his former employer Channel Nine and Cricket Australia said Friday. Benaud, considered one of the most influential cricket identities of the past century, had been fighting skin cancer and died overni...
In Asia
April 10, 2015 7:30 am gmt |
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Twenty five were killed and many more (around 19) injured when a packed bus slammed into a tree in Bangladesh yesterday. The driver told that, he had lost control of the bus after being attacked by robbers armed with knives who tried to grab the steering wheel. Local police chief said the accident oc...
In America
April 10, 2015 7:16 am gmt |
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Most American teenagers are online or on their smartphones every day, and many are almost continually connected. A Pew Research Centre survey released on Thursday found that 92% of US teens go online daily. That includes 56% who are online several times a day and 24% they are connected to the interne...
In Special News
April 10, 2015 5:54 am gmt |
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Cuba’s first-ever inclusion into the Summit of the Americas was expected be to the headline-grabbing news at the two-day gathering here that starts Friday. So far, it’s delivered. There have been fisticuffs between rival Cuban protesters, an angered Cuban delegation over credentials and r...