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Freddie Gray prosecutor: I'm not anti-police

cnn - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 08:59
Shortly after being elected last year, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said prosecutors in her troubled city had the "toughest job in America."
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France vows to boost security in wake of priest's killing

cnn - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 08:46
The French government says it will mobilize police and military forces to boost security in the wake of the slaying of a Catholic priest, the latest terror atrocity to roil the country.
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Sacrificed life

bbc - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 08:40
The story of a woman who cut her breasts to protest against a discriminatory "breast tax" in British ruled India is being revived by an artist in the south Indian state of Kerala.
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Apple sees slump in iPhone sales but marks billionth in circulation

japantimes - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 08:39

Apple announced Wednesday the sale of its billionth iPhone, a milestone for the company as it seeks to keep momentum in a competitive smartphone market. Chief executive Tim Cook made the announcement at a staff meeting at the company’s California headquarters. “IPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history,” […]

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America's loudest lawyer

bbc - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 08:36
A lawyer known as the Texas Law Hawk has become an internet star through a series of bizarre ads.
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UN condemns 'barbaric' Boko Haram violence in Nigeria

bbc - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 08:32
A top UN official says the Boko Haram group is guilty of "almost unimaginable" brutality in Nigeria as troops battle to push it back.
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China may be holding Japanese man, possibly for spying: diplomatic source

japantimes - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 08:31

A Japanese man who has been visiting Beijing since earlier this month may have been detained by Chinese authorities, possibly on suspicion of spying, a diplomatic source said Wednesday. The man, who works for an organization to promote exchanges between Japan and China, was due to stay in Beijing between July 11 and 15, but […]

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Opinion: Democrats are funnier

cnn - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 08:30
With all due respect to Scott Baio, there's little doubt about which 2016 convention will end up as the more entertaining. Over the first two nights in Philadelphia, we've seen performances from celebrity guests like Paul Simon, Demi Lovato and Alicia Keys. We've seen appearances from stars like Elizabeth Banks and Meryl Streep.
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Best and worst convention entrances, exits

cnn - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 08:27
Both the Republican and Democratic National Convention showcased drama, but here are the best and worst convention entrances and exits. Jeanne Moos has the good, the bad and the awkward.
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Japanese Nobel laureate Yamanaka seeks to use AI in iPS cell treatment

japantimes - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 08:25

Japanese Nobel Prize winner Shinya Yamanaka says he sees potential for tapping artificial intelligence to more quickly and accurately check the safety of induced pluripotent stem cells in regenerative medicine. “I want to use artificial intelligence to analyze the enormous amount of data on the human genome and assess the safety (of the cells) in […]

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Phil Mercer: Did the Australian PM's strategy pay off?

bbc - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 08:20
It was meant to be a cleansing election called by a progressive Australian prime minister, but has Malcolm Turnbull's great political gamble backfired?
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Japan eyes Pacific bluefin catch curbs if stocks stay low for three years

japantimes - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 08:17

Japan will propose invoking emergency fishing restrictions for bluefin tuna in the North Pacific if stocks of tuna younger than 1 year old remain at a low level for three straight years, government sources said Wednesday. The proposal will be presented to a subcommittee meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission to be […]

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Spokane among cities trying to make stand against oil trains, faces Fed hurdles

japantimes - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 08:17

As crude oil trains began rolling through its downtown a few years ago, Spokane was among the first cities to pass a resolution calling for stronger federal safety regulations. But when a mile-long train derailed in the scenic Columbia River Gorge along the Oregon-Washington border last month — after earlier passing through the major railroad […]

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Secret library

bbc - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 08:15
Enthusiasts have stocked an underground library in Syria with books rescued from bombed buildings - and users dodge shells and bullets to reach it.
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Antibiotic resistance: 'Snot wars' study yields new class of drugs

bbc - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 08:06
A new class of antibiotics has been discovered by analysing the bacterial warfare taking place up people's noses, scientists report.
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Bunk bed businesses

bbc - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 08:01
A look at a new hostel in India, which claims to be the first in the country aimed specifically at people trying to set up their own businesses.
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'Jason Bourne' back to play the hits

cnn - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 07:55
Much like its title character, "Jason Bourne" is an efficient automaton of a movie, stripping away any pesky qualifiers -- "Identity," "Supremacy," "Ultimatum" -- and getting down to what the whole exercise is about in the bare-bones title.
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U.S. national believed among nine suspected jihadis killed in raid on Dhaka hideout

japantimes - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 07:45

A U.S. national of Bangladesh origin was among nine suspected Islamist extremists killed in a massive gunfight in Dhaka, police said Wednesday, as officers hunted a militant who fled the shootout. Dhaka Metropolitan Police spokesman Masudur Rahman told AFP that Shahzad Rouf was one of nine young men who were killed during Tuesday’s early morning […]

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