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Beijing 2022 shows positive impact of Games vision
Beijing 2022 shows positive impact of Games vision

July 19, 2019

The fourth International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission meeting (17-19 July) witnessed the significant positive impact made from creating opportunities for 300 million Chinese people to get involved in winter sport, as well as the benefits from the on-going implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020...

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FaceApp goes viral with old-age filter, but spurs privacy concerns with Russian roots

July 18, 2019

FaceApp is the latest viral trend that has everyone doing a double-take over how they might look 50 years in the future -- but users might want to take a closer look at the privacy policy first...

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Man shouting 'You die' kills 33 at Japan anime studio

July 18, 2019

A man screaming "You die!" burst into an animation studio in Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire Thursday, killing 33 people in an attack that shocked anime fans across Japan and beyond. Thirty-six others were injured, [...]

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Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

July 18, 2019

The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after a case was confirmed in a city of 2 million people . A WHO expert committee declined on three previous occasions to advise [...]

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Letters of Credence Presented by Bahamas Ambassador to the European Union

July 17, 2019

Ambassador of The Bahamas to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of Mission to the European Union, Her Excellency Maria A. O'Brien presented Letters of Credence formally accrediting her as the Ambassador of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the European Union on Tuesday, 16 July, 2019...

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Judge restricts social media use of Trump friend Roger Stone

July 17, 2019

No more Instagram for Roger Stone. Facebook and Twitter are out, too. A federal judge barred Stone from posting on social media Tuesday after concluding that the longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, who is charged with lying in the Russia investigation, [...]

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Confusion, fear reigns on Mexico border with new US policy

July 17, 2019

Asylum-seekers gathered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refuge claims by Central Americans and many others meant for their bids to find a better life in America amid a chaos of rumors, confusion and fear...

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Migrants return to bombed Libya detention center

July 16, 2019

PARIS (AP) — A Libyan detention center where an airstrike killed more than 50 people two weeks ago is filling up with migrants again, and work has resumed at a nearby weapons workshop.

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Vasyli appeal closer to being heard
Vasyli appeal closer to being heard

July 16, 2019

A bid by the wife of an Australian multi-millionaire to quash a retrial order for his murder could be heard soon, as the country’s highest court granted her permission to appeal last month...

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Judges to decide on bond hearings for R. Kelly indictments
Judges to decide on bond hearings for R. Kelly indictments

July 15, 2019

Federal judges will decide how to proceed with bond hearings in two separate federal indictments against R. Kelly. The 52-year-old singer was arrested Thursday night while walking his dog on a 13-count indictment that includes sex crimes and obstruction of justice. A [...]

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Countdown to Landfall: Louisiana braces for Tropical Storm Barry
Countdown to Landfall: Louisiana braces for Tropical Storm Barry

July 12, 2019

After weeks of wicked weather the folks in Louisiana now face another foe in Tropical Storm Barry. Famous for its rivers and their influence on culture, the gulf coast of Louisiana is infamous for it's flooding and the great loss of life that often comes with. From the Great Flood of 1927 to Hurricane Katrina, residents of Louisiana are more than aware of the threat they face when the waters around them begin to rise.

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The Latest: Kelly faces federal racketeering, sex charges

July 12, 2019

The Latest on the sex crimes case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local): 9:45 a.m...

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S. Korea proposes UN probe over Japanese sanctions claims

July 12, 2019

South Korea said Friday it wants an investigation by the United Nations or another international body as it continues to reject Japanese claims that Seoul could not be trusted to faithfully implement sanctions against North Korea...

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Cleveland Clinic First in North America to Deliver Baby from Deceased-Donor Uterine Transplant

July 12, 2019

For the first time in North America and the second time worldwide, Cleveland Clinic delivered a baby from a uterus that was transplanted from a deceased donor...

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Trump lashes out at Britain's ambassador for a second day

July 09, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out for a second day at Britain's ambassador to the United States on Tuesday, describing him as "wacky" and a "pompous fool," after a leak of emails critical of the American administration. The series of tweets came [...]

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UN says death toll from Libya fighting passes 1,000

July 09, 2019

The battle between rival militias for the Libyan capital has killed more than 1,000 people since it began in April, the U.N. said Tuesday, a grim milestone in a stalemated conflict partly fueled by regional powers. Forces loyal to Khalifa Hifter, a [...]

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Putin signs bill suspending participation in nuclear treaty

July 03, 2019

MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill suspending Russia's participation in a pivotal nuclear arms treaty. Putin's decree released on Wednesday formalizes Russia's departure from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty with the United States following Washington's withdrawal from the pact.

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Death toll rises to 20 in Siberian floods, 8 still missing

July 03, 2019

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian authorities say that at least 20 people have died and eight are missing in massive floods in southeastern Siberia. The Emergency Ministry's regional branch said Wednesday that five of the 13 people missing have been rescued and the search for those

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Another victory for Izmirlian in BML lawsuit against CCA

July 03, 2019

Court documents reveal that BML Properties Ltd. has won another small victory in U.S. courts, with an appeals court judge ruling yesterday that BML’s case against China Construction America (CCA), now known as CCA Construction Inc., will move forward in the New York Supreme Court and not be taken to arbitration as had been requested of the courts by CCA.

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Germany fines Facebook 2.3 million under hate speech law

July 02, 2019

BERLIN (AP) -- German authorities say they have issued Facebook with a 2 million-euro ($2.3 million) fine under a law designed to combat hate speech. The Federal Office for Justice said Tuesday that the social networking company had failed to meet transparency requirements for its...

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