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Pentagon spokesman says deadly IS attack was a surprise

This U.S. Navy file photo shows Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles Keating IV, 31, of San Diego. The Islamic State attack on Kurdish forces in northern Iraq that killed Petty Officer 1st Class Keating was a surprise that, if … Continue reading

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Cancer-faking blogger faces legal action

Belle Gibson: Australian blogger who faked cancer faces legal action 6 May 2016 From the section Australia Image copyright 9 News / 60 Minutes Image caption Belle Gibson claimed alternative therapies helped her beat brain cancer after conventional medicine failed … Continue reading

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Colombia authorizes air strikes against criminal gangs

The new Colombian strategy to use all military force, including air strikes, specifically targets three major crime groups, the Clan Usuga, Los Pelusos and Los Puntilleros (AFP Photo/Raul Arboleda)More Bogota (AFP) – Colombia authorized the use of all military force, … Continue reading

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North Korea holds first party congress in decades

North Korea is holding its first party congress in nearly 40 years, as leader Kim Jong-un seeks to cement his absolute rule in the isolated country. The congress drew thousands of selected delegates from across the country to capital, Pyongyang, … Continue reading

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North Korea holds first party congress in decades

North Korea is holding its first party congress in nearly 40 years, as leader Kim Jong-un seeks to cement his absolute rule in the isolated country. The congress drew thousands of selected delegates from across the country to capital, Pyongyang, … Continue reading

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Rolling Stones get no satisfaction from Trump on song ban

Donald Trump has frequently used hits by The Rolling Stone’s at campaign events, but the band have joined a growing number of musicians who have expressed anger at his use of their music (AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski)More Washington (AFP) – It … Continue reading

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Beijing ‘tightens screws’ on Taiwan’s new president

Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party won the presidency by a landslide in January 2016 as voters wary of closer China ties turned their backs on the ruling Beijing-friendly Kuomintang (AFP Photo/Sam Yeh)More Taipei (AFP) – When Tsai Ing-wen … Continue reading

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Trump returns to campaign trail, targets Clinton on coal

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail for his first rally as his party’s presumptive nominee on Thursday night, delivering a series of searing attacks against likely rival Hillary Clinton and making clear he has … Continue reading

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Japan PM Abe visits Putin looking to warm ties

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will later in May host a summit of the Group of Seven advanced industrial countries, from which Russia has been excluded over its annexation of Crimea (AFP Photo/John Thys)More Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Japanese Prime … Continue reading

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Trump strains to unite GOP behind him; Ryan says no, for now

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is struggling in his efforts to unify the Republican Party behind his presidential campaign, the difficulty immediately underscored Thursday by a startling exchange of negative comments with GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan who said … Continue reading

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