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In World
April 13, 2015 6:26 am gmt |
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Supporters of jailed former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed held an underwater protest on Saturday to push for the release of the tropical archipelago’s first democratically elected leader, after he was sentenced to 13 years in prison last month. Around 100 divers, dressed in yellow “F...
In World
April 13, 2015 5:54 am gmt |
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Ivica Jerkovic, from Croatia has lost his wallet and now his wallet has suddenly returned with more money than when it vanished. When he lost his wallet, there were around £720 and it disappeared at a party, or while he was driving a friend to a hospital. but when it was returned, the wallet had £1,0...
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 Australia
April 13, 2015 3:39 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 World
April 13, 2015 3:38 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 Australia
April 13, 2015 3:38 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 World
April 13, 2015 3:37 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 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 Europe
April 12, 2015 8:48 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 6:33 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 6:02 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 3:48 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 India
April 12, 2015 3:48 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 ...