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Democrats nominate Hillary Clinton for US presidency

The Democratic Party has made history by nominating Hillary Clinton to run for US president as the first woman to head a major party’s presidential ticket. Delegates erupted in cheers throughout the roll call of states on the floor of … Continue reading

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Democrats set to nominate Clinton for US presidency

Taking her place in US history, Hillary Clinton is set to become the first woman to lead a major party toward the White House, a triumphant moment for Democrats to relish before plunging into a bruising general election against Republican … Continue reading

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Democrats set to nominate Clinton for US presidency

Taking her place in US history, Hillary Clinton is set to become the first woman to lead a major party toward the White House, a triumphant moment for Democrats to relish before plunging into a bruising general election against Republican … Continue reading

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Democrats set to nominate Clinton for US presidency

Taking her place in US history, Hillary Clinton is set to become the first woman to lead a major party toward the White House, a triumphant moment for Democrats to relish before plunging into a bruising general election against Republican … Continue reading

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China flood victims accuse officials of negligence

Residents in flood-hit areas of northern China are accusing authorities of negligence and inaction, following a disaster that killed more than 160 people in Hebei Province.  Six days since the flood destroyed the village of Daxian, residents told Al Jazeera … Continue reading

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Air strikes on Syria's rebel-held areas continue

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces intensified air strikes on rebel-held areas across the country on Monday. More than 42 civilians were reportedly killed and dozens more woundedin air strikes launched by the Syrian government in al-Atareb, a city in the … Continue reading

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Can the US and Russia sculpt a ceasefire in Syria?

For some time now, the United States and Russia have been trying to work together to help end the impasse in Syria. Yet they’ve so far had limited success – if any. But after meeting for the second time this … Continue reading

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UN warns South Sudan's Kiir over Machar replacement

The UN has warned South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir that any political appointments must be consistent with a peace deal that ended nearly two years of civil war. The warning came a day after Kiir replaced his vice president and … Continue reading

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Australia: PM orders inquiry into juvenile prison abuse

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has ordered an inquiry into the treatment of children in detention after the airing of videos showing prison guards tear-gassing teenage inmates and strapping a half-naked, hooded-boy to a chair. Footage of the abuse of … Continue reading

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Thai activists charged over report on army torture

Thai authorities have charged three human rights activists with criminal defamation over a rare report describing torture suffered by detainees in the country’s restive south. Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, Anchana Heemmina and Somchai Homlaor, were charged on Tuesday with defamation, which carries … Continue reading

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