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Wikipedia blocks 'scam' accounts

bbc - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 19:23
Wikipedia has blocked 381 accounts for what it calls "black hat" editing - charging money for creating promotional articles using 'sock puppet' accounts.
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Travel ban for Guatemalan president

bbc - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 19:20
Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina is barred from leaving the country, hours after congress stripped him of his immunity from prosecution.
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1st images of massive reef seen

cnn - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 19:13
An underwater camera captured the first images of a vibrant reef system off the coast of southern Australia.

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Turkish workers seized in Iraq

bbc - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 19:12
Eighteen Turkish construction workers have been kidnapped by gunmen in Iraq's capital Baghdad, Iraqi and Turkish officials say.
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Thousands more migrants reach Athens

bbc - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 19:04
Boats carrying thousands of migrants arrive overnight in mainland Greece, as the EU struggles to cope with an unprecedented influx.
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UPDATE1: N. Korea's top official arrives in Beijing for WWII events

kyodonews - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 19:03
BEIJING - A close aide of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived Wednesday in Beijing to attend events to mar...
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Kyodo news summary -4-

kyodonews - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 18:59
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Thai fingerprint 'matches bomb suspect'

bbc - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 18:57
Thai police say fingerprints found on seized bomb-making material match those of a man detained over the Bangkok shrine attack.
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Trump trades insults with group

cnn - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 18:57
The Club for Growth became the latest target of Donald Trump's Twitter ire on Tuesday night after being drawn into a spat over an alleged fundraising request, trading shots with the GOP frontrunner about the truthfulness of his accusation and exchanging insults.

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Argentina orders HSBC to replace boss

bbc - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 18:45
Argentina's central bank has ordered HSBC to replace its chief executive in the country and accused it of failing to prevent tax evasion.
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Source: China checks Ashley Madison for names

cnn - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 18:30

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Hearing set for Freddie Gray case

cnn - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 18:28
Six Baltimore police officers charged in Freddie Gray's death will go to court Wednesday as the city braces for what could happen afterward.

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5 things to start your day

cnn - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 18:22
Pretrial hearings begin in the Freddie Gray case. The manhunt for three police killers continues. And Pope Francis forgives.

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ISIS' temple demolition impacts world

cnn - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 18:16

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Rugby: JRFU must now wait and see if SANZAR accepts team list

kyodonews - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 18:16
By Rich Freeman, TOKYO - Japan's participation in next season's Super Rugby competition is still by no means certain, Kyodo N...
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'End times' or just a blood moon?

cnn - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 18:11

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No, ISIS doesn't represent Islam

cnn - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 18:10
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continues to make news by violating Islam and human rights. On Sunday came reports that ISIS had destroyed the treasured Temple of Bel, a week after images were released of the destruction of the temple of Baal Shamin. Last month also saw reports of how ISIS has created, in effect, a "bureaucracy of rape," while this week marks a year since journalist Steven Sotloff was beheaded.

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