• South Sudan's President orders ceasefire after days of fighting
South Sudan's President orders ceasefire after days of fighting

A ceasefire was called on Monday but it is not clear whether the violence has subsided. A new flare-up risks driving yet more people to refugee camps in neighboring nations and further destabilizing a region in the center of Africa already plagued by myriad woes.

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  • PM Modi leaves for India after four-nation African tour
PM Modi leaves for India after four-nation African tour

Modi is on five-day four-nation tour. He said India was ready to share its development experiences and expertise, and concessional credit and capacities to assist in Kenya's development objectives. "This is for guiding the Indian investors to invest here", he said. Mr Modi and President Kenyatta reached a deal that will see the construction of ...

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  • Prime minister: Turkish military launches attempted coup
Prime minister: Turkish military launches attempted coup

Highways clogged and bridges closed. Gunfire and explosions rang out. The military claimed to have seized power from the government, but the government's National Intelligence Unit said the coup had failed. The whereabouts of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was not immediately clear. NATO calls for calm: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stolt...

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  • Turkey's Erdogan appears among crowds in Istanbul after coup attempt
Turkey's Erdogan appears among crowds in Istanbul after coup attempt

The military said in a statement , sent by email and reported on Turkish TV channels, that the armed forces had taken power in the country to protect the democratic order and to maintain human rights. The state-run Anadolu Agency reported a bomb hit the Turkish parliament in Ankara. Kerry also urged US citizens in Turkey to stay indoors and to...

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  • Police say Baltimore shooting was not an ambush
Police say Baltimore shooting was not an ambush

But Davis said the motive remains a mystery, and police are not sure whether Harper was shooting at someone else as officers arrived. "When you're met with gunfire as suddenly as our police officers were met", Davis said, "he simply did not have the time to turn on his body camera".

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  • Boris Johnson has said that Brexit does not mean leaving Europe
Boris Johnson has said that Brexit does not mean leaving Europe

They also touched upon the situation in Syria, the broader Middle East and agreed to meet at next week's Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels . The ever-quirky and always entertaining former London mayor, well-known for his antics and often embarrassing public stunts was heckled by a bereft crowd of officials and guests.

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  • Clinton leads Trump in Florida, 44-37%
Clinton leads Trump in Florida, 44-37%

The Rasmussen survey shows Trump with the largest lead in the general election matchup against Clinton since October. Clinton's lead slips to 5 points with third party candidates factored in. Voters still view both candidates unfavorably; Trump has a 61 percent unfavorability rating, and Clinton earned 58 percent unfavorability. All told, less ...

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  • Cameron bows out, May becomes PM
Cameron bows out, May becomes PM

We will do everything we can to give you more control over your lives. May takes over from David Cameron, who resigned after Britain's vote to leave the European Union. May quickly started assembling her new government with several appointments, including the surprise announcement that Boris Johnson, the flamboyant former London mayor, will b...

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  • Iran Nuclear Deal Faces Triple Threat in Congress on Anniversary
Iran Nuclear Deal Faces Triple Threat in Congress on Anniversary

However, said Lieberman, a vocal critic of the JCPOA, "The single greatest failure of the nuclear agreement is that, rather than blocking Iran's path to building nuclear weapons, it opens an internationally approved way for Iran to build nuclear weapons in no more than 15 years".

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  • Canada urges calm in Turkey, advises Canadians to stay indoors
Canada urges calm in Turkey, advises Canadians to stay indoors

Arrest warrants were issued for the soldiers who are involved in the coup attempt. "We encourage U.S. citizens to shelter in place and do not go the U.S. His office declined to disclose his whereabouts saying only that he was in a secure location. They also said that the military control key parts of the country, making the success of this coup h...

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  • Who to look for on Trump's VP short list: Newt Gingrich
Who to look for on Trump's VP short list: Newt Gingrich

Fox said that given Gingrich's potential role in the Trump campaign, the network wanted to avoid a conflict. Gingrich, a longtime supporter of Trump, has been rumored as a likely vice presidential pick and seems to be a voter favorite as well, receiving 40 percent of the vote in a recent Drudge survey.

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  • 5-year-old Taliyah Marsman found dead, Edward Downey charged with murder
5-year-old Taliyah Marsman found dead, Edward Downey charged with murder

Police arrested Downey late Wednesday night in a strip mall in Calgary . Watch below: A body believed to be that of five-year-old Taliyah Leigh Marsman has been located, Calgary police said Thursday night. "Those who know me best, know the person and kind of father I am and know more than anything I just want my baby girl back", Marsman said. ...

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  • South Korea, U.S. Select Site for Thaad Missile Defense System
South Korea, U.S. Select Site for Thaad Missile Defense System

Russian Federation also opposes the deployment. Seongju was chosen because a THAAD system there would be able to protect critical infrastructure, such as nuclear power plants, as well as the US forces in the country, Ryu added. Washington said that THAAD is a purely defensive system aimed only at North Korea's evolving threats. But it is ca...

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  • Turkish military says it's taken control
Turkish military says it's taken control

Soldiers blocked entry to Istanbul's airport, where four tanks were stationed, according to the private Dogan news agency. He called the coup makers "a minority within the military". Turkey's state-run news agency says military helicopters have also attacked the headquarters of TURKSAT satellite station on the outskirts of Ankara and the ...

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  • Clinton airing thousands of positive ads while Trump silent
Clinton airing thousands of positive ads while Trump silent

Clinton has a six-point advantage in North Carolina, 44 percent to 38 percent. The polls come out just as the two candidates prepare for their party's respective national conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia. The WSJ/NBC/Marist findings in Virginia and Colorado findings are in line with other recent polls in those states. Clinton held an...

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  • Two Poles among Nice attack victims
Two Poles among Nice attack victims

At about 10:30 P.M. local time , an individual in a large, white truck drove down a side street onto the busy seaside boulevard, immediately hitting and killing two people. Photographs after the carnage showed its front badly damaged and riddled with bullet holes. His ex-wife is also taken into custody. "You know that the people of France don't ...

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  • Defector arrested in North Korea for plotting kidnappings with South
Defector arrested in North Korea for plotting kidnappings with South

A North Korean defector who had lived in South Korea has been arrested in the North for conspiring with Seoul's spy agency to kidnap North Korean children, the Agence France-Press (AFP) and Japan's Kyodo news agencies reported on Friday from Pyongyang .

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  • Toronto city council lifts ban on street hockey on city roads
Toronto city council lifts ban on street hockey on city roads

Street hockey is welcomed in many other major cities but was prohibited for years by Toronto's bylaws for safety reasons. On Friday, council agreed and Mayor John Tory was quick to celebrate the decision on Twitter, tweeting "Game On!" But as for legislating it province-wide, that would be a no.

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  • India, Tanzania agree to bolster economic ties
India, Tanzania agree to bolster economic ties

He said Kenyatta and he had "agreed that terrorism and radicalisation is a common challenge for our two countries, the region and the whole world. Both sides agreed to continue cooperating in this sector and to share information and expertise in counter terrorism, cyber security, combating drugs and human trafficking", said the official statement.

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  • Trump, Clinton cancel campaigns after shooting
Trump, Clinton cancel campaigns after shooting

And refuted assertion by FBI Director James Comey that she was "extremely careless" with classified information. There is "something wrong with our country", she said. "All of us need to acknowledge that this is about more than just one or two recent incidents", Sen. Clinton tweets: "I mourn for the officers shot while doing their sacred duty to ...

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