• Japanese media exit polls: Ruling coalition heads to victory
Japanese media exit polls: Ruling coalition heads to victory

Abe's Liberal Democratic Party is projected to win 54 to 61 of 121 Senate seats in contention, according to an exit poll by the public broadcaster NHK . half the seats contested", he told NHK. Sunday's election is the first vote, in which people aged 18 and 19 years are allowed to vote, with the minimum voting age in Japan previously set at 20.

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  • 74 arrested during NY Black Lives Matter protest, Rochester police say
74 arrested during NY Black Lives Matter protest, Rochester police say

His officers undergo training in how to de-escalate conflicts rather than heat them up; they learn to speak calmly when approaching suspects instead of immediately barking orders. Last year, a young white supremacist killed nine black worshippers at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. Tensions between police and African-Americans have been on...

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  • Protesters across nation march peacefully
Protesters across nation march peacefully

You're supposed to protect and serve us. It followed a protest in central London on Friday after the shooting of black men by USA police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and St Paul, Minnesota. Police have not indicated whether the shooter had any involvement with Black Lives Matter, but the killings have put the movement under a microscope.

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  • Andy Murray wins 1st set 6-4 in Wimbledon final
Andy Murray wins 1st set 6-4 in Wimbledon final

Now ranked 7th in the world, Raonic is the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam men's final . "When you're 18, 19, you're probably not as aware about those things". Now he wanted a victory to end his personal rut of three consecutive losses in major finals, including at the Australian Open in January, and French Open last month.

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  • Henderson, Columbia Threadneedle join United Kingdom property fund freeze
Henderson, Columbia Threadneedle join United Kingdom property fund freeze

Columbia Threadneedle said it also had suspended dealings in its GBP1.4 billion Threadneedle UK Property Authorised Investment Fund and its feeder fund. Since the announcement of the referendum over whether United Kingdom should stay or leave the European Union, commercial properties have been under pressure, the paper quoted property consultant JL...

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  • Clinton, Trump Cancel Events in Light of Dallas Shootings
Clinton, Trump Cancel Events in Light of Dallas Shootings

Each of the political leaders - including Trump , who called for "love and compassion" - took pains to strike the right tone at a moment of national anguish. She said she understood the decision to postpone the rally because of the Dallas shootings. "It's a nightmare", Greenfield said. And New Jersey Gov.

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  • Chinese official warns of grim global economic outlook
Chinese official warns of grim global economic outlook

The G20 nations, which account for 85 percent of global trade, said in the statement that protectionism has been rising since the financial crisis and that new trade restrictions in the group had reached the highest monthly average since the WTO began monitoring in 2009.

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  • Creator of the Broadway hit 'Hamilton' says goodbye, quietly
Creator of the Broadway hit 'Hamilton' says goodbye, quietly

The world turned upside down for " Hamilton " fans when the main cast trio announced they were leaving the show. Social media erupted with activity after the cast took their final bow, both from grateful fans and from the departing cast members themselves.

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  • Hamilton takes pole position ahead of Rosberg at British GP
Hamilton takes pole position ahead of Rosberg at British GP

Although the McLaren is improving and the upgrades Honda have brought to the power unit here are giving cause for optimism "there is a lot more pace in the auto", he said the best realistic target is to finish in the points. Rosberg , who had a stirring battle with Verstappen that involved each overtaking the other, said he was confident the team...

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  • Pistorius could serve half of his sentence - law experts
Pistorius could serve half of his sentence - law experts

Calling Pistorius a "fallen hero" who has "lost his career" and "cannot be at peace" with what he had done, Masipa told the court a long prison term would "not serve justice in this matter". Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius speaks with relatives after sentencing at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa , on July 6, 2016. Known as the "Blade ...

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  • Nico Rosberg escapes penalty following qualifying investigation
Nico Rosberg escapes penalty following qualifying investigation

Yeah, definitely being at my home Grand Prix, seeing everyone come out and wanting that result, for sure, but honestly, it just energizes me. "There is nowhere in the world I can ever experience that, and I wish people could feel what I feel".

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  • Astronomers may have found water clouds outside our solar system
Astronomers may have found water clouds outside our solar system

WISE 0855 was discovered back in 2014, and is located just 7.2 light-years from Earth - relatively close to us, in astronomical terms. According to UCSC, earlier observations of the failed star from 2014 indicated that there might be water clouds around the object, but it was based on limited photometric data (measuring luminous intensity).

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  • Minn. officer's lawyer blames driver's gun, not his race
Minn. officer's lawyer blames driver's gun, not his race

Police also have refused to say what led up to the traffic stop, why Castile was pulled over or why the officer drew his gun. Yanez opened fire, striking Castile multiple times . The following night, five police officers were fatally shot and others were wounded during protests in Dallas over Castile's killing and the fatal police shooting of 37...

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  • Russian President Putin to visit China this week
Russian President Putin to visit China this week

Putin traveled to Beijing as joint projects with China are losing momentum and after trade between the two countries declined past year amid Russia's longest recession in two decades. President Xi Jinping held a welcoming ceremony for his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing . The collaboration i...

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  • Romney: I Won't Vote for Trump or Clinton
Romney: I Won't Vote for Trump or Clinton

In speeches on June 28, Trump called for renegotiating or scrapping the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, calling it a job killer, and reiterated opposition to the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership among the U.S.

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  • Leadsom: Being A Mum Gives Me More Of A Stake
Leadsom: Being A Mum Gives Me More Of A Stake

He also ripped into mum-of-three Mrs Leadsom for saying the Home Secretary must be "really sad" not to have children. Tory leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom has furiously denied telling The Times she has an edge over her rival Theresa May, because she has children.

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  • Canada survives close call against New Zealand to advance
Canada survives close call against New Zealand to advance

New Zealand was led by 21 points from Corey Webster. Melvin Ejim's three-point play with 20 seconds left, part of an outstanding game from the European pro, sealed the win for Canada. The Croatians will meet Italy or Mexico on Saturday in the championship game, with the victor earning a place in the basketball field in Rio. The three qualifying...

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  • For most demographic groups, unemployment rates tick up
For most demographic groups, unemployment rates tick up

Trucking lost 6,300 jobs last month, and that follows downward adjustments to the April and May numbers, according to the latest jobs report from the U.S. Over the year, average hourly earnings have risen by just 2.6%. The big boost in hiring in June alleviates fears that the USA economy is sputtering.

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  • Kenney puts charge in Alberta unite-right movement
Kenney puts charge in Alberta unite-right movement

Kenney in his first Edmonton news conference in his attempt to become leader of a united party said right-leaning entrepreneurial voters in the province will have the final say in what the new party should look like. He said he anticipates that leadership run would come in the winter of 2017-18. Kenney intends on stepping down as a Calgary MP in ...

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  • US Senate passes measure that would require GMO labeling
US Senate passes measure that would require GMO labeling

Even if Vermont's labeling law ends up being short lived, the tiny state will have a long-lasting influence on the food industry and its attitudes toward GMO labeling, which, until this year, the industry had staunchly opposed. Anti-GMO advocates have criticized the bill for not being transparent enough by simply stating, as the Vermont law requi...

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