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Cairo vigil for EgyptAir crash victims

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 06:46
Hundreds of people gather in Cairo for a candlelit vigil for the victims of last week's EgyptAir crash.
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Many feared dead in migrant shipwreck

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 06:32
Up to 30 migrants are feared dead after a boat capsizes off the Libyan coast as the full horror of a similar shipwreck a day earlier emerges.
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S Africa passes land expropriation bill

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 06:22
South Africa's parliament approves a bill allowing the government to expropriate land in the public interest.
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Wave of industrial unrest across France

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 06:15
Strike action over labour law reforms grips France, disrupting oil refineries, nuclear power stations and transport hubs, as police battle protesters.
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Trump wins enough backers for nomination

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 05:26
The US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to secure the party's presidential nomination.
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'Petition' elephant dies in Japan zoo

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 05:23
An elephant that was the focus of an international campaign to improve its living conditions has died in a zoo in Japan at the age of 69.
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Highest capacity Atlantic cable planned

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 05:01
Microsoft and Facebook announce plans to build the highest capacity data link between the US and Europe.
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Bianchi family sue over 'avoidable' death

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 04:57
The family of the late Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi are taking legal action following the Frenchman's death last year.
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Obama: World leaders 'rattled' by Trump

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 04:13
US President Barack Obama says international leaders "have good reason to be rattled" by pronouncements made by the Republican White House contender, Donald Trump.
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Mourinho and Man Utd agree deal

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 04:04
A deal has been agreed for Jose Mourinho to become the new Manchester United manager, with confirmation expected on Friday.
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Call for clarity on UK forces in Libya

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 03:07
The chairman of the Commons foreign affairs committee calls for "proper accounting" over the activities of British special forces in Libya, after reports that UK troops destroyed an Islamic State truck there.
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VIDEO: Footage of migrant boat capsize released

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 02:44
The Italian navy has released footage of a migrant boat that capsized on Wednesday.
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Do French workers really have it easy?

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 02:41
France has some of the most worker-friendly labour laws in Europe, so why do the French go on strike so much?
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Uganda World Cup bomb mastermind guilty

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 02:32
The mastermind of the 2010 bomb attacks in Uganda's capital, Kampala, which killed 74 people as they were watching the World Cup final, is found guilty.
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Murray to face big-serving Karlovic

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 02:28
Britain's number one Andy Murray faces 37-year-old Ivo Karlovic in the French Open after surviving two five-set scares.
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US hiker 'lost for 26 days before dying'

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 02:17
A hiker who got lost on a remote part of the Appalachian Trail in the US sent text messages appealing for help for 26 days before she died.
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Venice Biennale's brighter future

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 02:02
Highlights of the Venice Architecture Biennale
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VIDEO: Ambassador tackles ceremony protester

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 01:48
The Canadian ambassador to Ireland tackles a protester who tried to disrupt a ceremony to honour British soldiers killed during the 1916 Easter Rising.
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Lewis takes up Scherzinger's Cats role

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 01:37
Singer Leona Lewis is to replace Nicole Scherzinger in the forthcoming Broadway revival of Cats.
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Congo stone throwers 'kill policewoman'

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 01:36
A policewoman and a protester are killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN says, as tensions rise over whether President Kabila will step down.
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