'Religious vote' hears messages from both candidates

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Donald Trump has told conservative evangelical pastors in Florida that his presidency would preserve “religious liberty” and reverse what he insists is a government-enforced muzzling of Christians. The same afternoon, Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine … Continue reading


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As Trump courts Latinos, Clinton links him to radical fringe

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump met with about two dozen Latino supporters in Nevada to discuss strategies for boosting Hispanic turnout in the swing state, part of his effort to make the case that his economic … Continue reading


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Bangladesh 'cafe attack planner killed' in police raid

Bangladeshi police say they have stormed a hideout near Dhaka and killed the suspected planner of a cafe attack last month that left 22 people dead. “Tamim Chowdhury is dead,” said senior police officer Sanwar Hossain, referring to the Bangladeshi-Canadian … Continue reading


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Tropical Storm Madeline forms east-southeast of Hawaiian: NHC

Tropical storm Madeline has formed in the northern Pacific ocean, well east-southeast of the Hawaiian Islands, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an advisory on Friday. The storm, with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 km … Continue reading


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Bangladesh security forces kill 'mastermind' of Dhaka cafe attack

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Rousseff allies fight impeachment in Brazil turmoil

Brasília (AFP) – Angry quarrels erupted at suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment trial, while her key ally, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, faced corruption charges on a day of turmoil for Latin America’s largest country. Day two of Rousseff’s … Continue reading


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Bangladesh police shoot dead suspected cafe attack mastermind

Dhaka (AFP) – Bangladesh police stormed a militant hideout just outside Dhaka Saturday, shooting dead three Islamist extremists, including the suspected mastermind of an attack on a cafe that killed 22 mostly foreign hostages last month. “We can see three … Continue reading


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N. Korea submarine missiles not ready until 2018: experts

Seoul (AFP) – North Korea is making progress on a submarine-launched ballistic missile system but any deployment of the technology is years away, a US think tank said, as the UN Security Council promised action over Pyongyang’s latest test. The … Continue reading


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Newspaper headlines: Brexit plans, insurance row and harassment 'secrecy'

The end of BHS, the plight of the National Health Service – and Brexit, with suggestions that it will be quick, or may not happen at all – are… Continue Reading »


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French resorts defiant as top court suspends burkini ban

Marseille (France) (AFP) – French resorts were defiant after a ban on the burkini in a Riviera town was overturned, vowing to keep the restrictions in place and continue imposing fines on women who wear the full-body swimsuit. In a … Continue reading


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North Carolina transgender students win toilet access ruling

The University of North Carolina must allow transgender students and staff to use the toilets that match their gender identity, a US judge has ruled. A state law passed in March requires transgender people to use toilets that correspond to … Continue reading


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Ghost migrants eke out life on Greek-Macedonia border

Idomeni (Greece) (AFP) – Inside the sleepy canteen of Idomeni, the Greek railway post on the border with Macedonia, the ring of a phone breaks the endless silence. Stratos, the manager, jots down the order: five portions of okra, three … Continue reading


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