• Syrian Regime airstrike kills 3 civilians in Aleppo
Syrian Regime airstrike kills 3 civilians in Aleppo

Government forces have managed to tighten their grip on the eastern neighbourhoods in the city of Aleppo , bringing them the closest so far to the Al-Castello Road which is now within firing range, and putting around 250,000 people under siege.

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  • Obama to visit Dallas, says America
Obama to visit Dallas, says America "not as divided" as some suggest

Obama on Friday tried to channel Americans' horror and outrage over the targeted shootings of police officers, decrying the fatal attack in Dallas as "despicable" and declaring there was no justification for the violence. The White House says Obama will focus next week on efforts to support police officers while addressing "persistent racial dispa...

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  • British ex-Deputy Prime Minister now says Iraq war was illegal
British ex-Deputy Prime Minister now says Iraq war was illegal

No doubt there will always be people who continue to vilify Mr Blair, like those heard on the TV news reports who shouted " war criminal", brandishing placards with the word "Bliar" on them, or citing him as " the world's worst terrorist ".

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  • Celtics renounce rights to Jared Sullinger, making him unrestricted free agent
Celtics renounce rights to Jared Sullinger, making him unrestricted free agent

Needless to say, Stevens is excited about adding Horford, a versatile big man who averaged 15.2 points and 7.2 rebounds last season and excels at the defensive end. "And I do think it's not fallen on deaf ears". "He'll find a home". Sullinger played more than 75 games for the first time in his career, playing in 81 last season, which is a testament...

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  • Police Detain 48 Protesters in Louisiana as Anti-Police Rallies Continue
Police Detain 48 Protesters in Louisiana as Anti-Police Rallies Continue

A leader of the Black Lives Matter movement and three journalists were among 102 arrested Saturday during protests in Baton Rouge , police said. As he and other protesters walk alongside Airline Highway, a policeman can be heard warning McKesson, "if you get any closer [to the road] you're going to jail", as we reported .

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  • Pokemon Go players being targeted with malware
Pokemon Go players being targeted with malware

Excitingly, this isn't the only Pokemon game being released this year - with Pokemon Sun and Moon on Nintendo 3DS both set for release on November 18th. You will find the file in your 'Downloads folder'. If you have an afternoon spare, grab the app, grab some friends and take a walk. It's actually been the game's tendency to keep us guessing.

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  • Germany: likely impossible to solve many New Year crimes
Germany: likely impossible to solve many New Year crimes

Holger Münch, president of the German Federal Crime Police Office, said the suspects of the New Year's Eve assaults "have been in Germany less than one year". He said there aren't many closed-circuit cameras in major cities, making it hard to identify perpetrators. Germany has relatively low CCTV coverage, which makes it more hard for investigators...

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  • Erdogan Criticizes Group Behind 2010 Gaza Flotilla
Erdogan Criticizes Group Behind 2010 Gaza Flotilla

They opposed, in part, the payment of reparations to the families of the Mavi Marmara victims. Nine Turkish nationals were killed in the incident. The deal, according to the senior official, reportedly calls for Israel to create a $20 million humanitarian fund as compensation to the families, which would not be released until Turkey passes legislat...

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  • Two Brothers of Palestinian Who Stabbed Israeli Girl Detained by IDF
Two Brothers of Palestinian Who Stabbed Israeli Girl Detained by IDF

The UN and most countries regard the Israeli settlements as illegal because the territories were captured by Israel in a war in 1967 and are hence subject to the Geneva Conventions, which forbid construction on occupied lands. The West Bank city has always been a flashpoint, with hundreds of Jewish settlers living in Hebron illegally according to g...

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  • Turkish official: Our deal with Israel has no articles on Hamas
Turkish official: Our deal with Israel has no articles on Hamas

As the deal will be an global agreement approved by the parliament, it will be positioned above domestic law and all charges against Israeli navy officers will need to be dropped. According to the agreement, Israel promised Turkey that it would relax the Gaza blockade, but will keep it imposed on the ground and sea in order to prevent Hamas from ...

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  • Launch of North Korean missile fails - South Korea
Launch of North Korean missile fails - South Korea

The South's military declined to confirm the details, citing its policy of not publicly commenting on intelligence. In April, another North Korean submarine-launched ballistic missile broke into several pieces in midair after flying some 30 kilometers.

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  • Australian PM to decide cabinet following election win
Australian PM to decide cabinet following election win

More 4BC News every half hour during Chris Smith presents The Alan Jones Breakfast Show . In the lead up to its 2004 election, Ireland blew roughly A$75 million on electronic voting machines installed at polling places, but pulled the plug on the scheme before it went live after a team of computer scientists uncovered serious vulnerabilities in...

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  • Bernie Sanders to Join Hillary Clinton at New Hampshire Rally
Bernie Sanders to Join Hillary Clinton at New Hampshire Rally

Meeting in Orlando Saturday ahead of the Democratic National Convention later this month, the party's platform drafting committee dropped a moderate marijuana plank it had adopted only days earlier and replaced it with language calling for rescheduling pot and creating "a reasoned pathway to future legalization".

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  • Labour could have first openly gay leader
Labour could have first openly gay leader

Some Labour lawmakers have called for a second referendum to approve the country's exit plan - an idea popular with numerous 48 percent of voters who chose "remain". Corbyn was elected Labour leader past year on a wave of support from grassroots Labour members but has struggled to build broad support among MPs. His backing for Corbyn contrasts wi...

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  • Beijing will not `step back` in South China Sea
Beijing will not `step back` in South China Sea

The message was conveyed to US Secretary of State John Kerry by China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi in a telephone conversion ahead of a key court ruling on China's claim on the South China Sea. The statement also said territorial disputes in the South China Sea should be resolved by the "states concerned" through peaceful means. Shannon Ebrahim, a ...

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  • Carter: US will use Iraq city as base to retake Mosul
Carter: US will use Iraq city as base to retake Mosul

President Obama approved the additional forces on Carter's recommendation after consulting with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, U.S. American troops are expected to return once the Iraqis secure the area. The base was described as an important springboard to take back the city of Mosul, which is the de facto capital of the Islam...

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  • Pokemon Go will get trading, more Gym features in future update
Pokemon Go will get trading, more Gym features in future update

It uses the player's phone's Global Positioning System and clock to detect when and where you are in the said game and make those "Pokemon" appear around you so you can catch them. Augmented-reality mobile game Pokemon Go has rocketed to a phenomenon since launching Wednesday. Last October, Niantic Labs raised $20 million in funding from Nint...

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  • Obama says US 'not as divided as some have suggested'
Obama says US 'not as divided as some have suggested'

He denied politicizing the gun control debate in the wake of the Dallas shootings and said he had to deal with the issue, despite its polarizing effect. " We plant seeds ", Obama said of his attempts at promoting racial reconciliation. In his closing remarks at the summit, Obama called on Britain and the European Union not to harden their stances...

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  • Dallas PD: Sniper wrote letters in his own blood in garage
Dallas PD: Sniper wrote letters in his own blood in garage

They say the headquarters building is not on lockdown and that no shots have been fired. Five officers were fatally struck and seven others were wounded. Mr Obama said "it was just not true" the U.S. was returning "to the situation in the 60s". "From an activist perspective, you're seeing a level of frustration and anger that very well may be at ...

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  • Homeless man arrested in death of Wisconsin student in Rome
Homeless man arrested in death of Wisconsin student in Rome

Authorities said in a statement that he was taken into custody because he was "seriously implicated" in the murder. Police found Solomon's body without his wallet and cellphone. A Wisconsin student who arrived in the capital of Italy on Thursday was found dead and was pulled out of a river. Preliminary autopsy results reveal that Solomon su...

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