• Taxi drivers' protest turns violent in Zimbabwe
Taxi drivers' protest turns violent in Zimbabwe

The outage comes as President Robert Mugabe's government ordered citizens to "go about their normal business" on Wednesday as tensions rose ahead of calls for a national shutdown. The strike came just a day after violent clashes between the police and minibus and taxi drivers protesting in Harare . At least 71 people were arrested.

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  • Taiwan reaffirms stance on eve of ruling on South China Sea disputes
Taiwan reaffirms stance on eve of ruling on South China Sea disputes

Eric Lachica, Washington D.C. Coordinator for US Pinoys for Good Governance, said the Philippines' expected win in the arbitration case is just the start. China has repeatedly rejected the tribunal's jurisdiction over the case since it was filed in 2013. The ruling on Itu Aba, the largest feature of the Spratlys, is important because the Unite...

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  • China's claims over South China Sea rejected by Hague Tribunal
China's claims over South China Sea rejected by Hague Tribunal

The tribunal concluded that China doesn't have the right to resources within its "nine-dash line", which extends hundreds of miles to the south and east of its island province of Hainan and covers some 90% of the disputed waters . "The award is null and void and has no binding force", Xinhua news agency quoted Chinese Foreign Ministry as saying ...

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  • Clinton, Sanders team up Tuesday as Trump highlights safety
Clinton, Sanders team up Tuesday as Trump highlights safety

Sanders had been under pressure for weeks from Democratic Party officials to throw his weight behind Clinton after she locked up the required number of delegates last month with a string of wins in state-by-state primary contests , but had resisted, citing policy differences.

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  • North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders resume key summit; Afghanistan, Iraq on agenda
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders resume key summit; Afghanistan, Iraq on agenda

Obama didn't mention any critics by name, but on Friday, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said racial divisions in the country have "gotten worse, not better". Even amid back-to-back meetings with European leaders, Obama pulled away to phone the city's police chief. Meanwhile, violence in the USA led him to cut his Europe tr...

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  • Germany gets victory against Italy to reach semifinal
Germany gets victory against Italy to reach semifinal

Saturday's failures, albeit in victory, prompted Match of the Day presenter Lineker - who was part of the England team beaten on penalties by West Germany in the 1990 World Cup semi-finals - to jokingly tweet: " Germany are useless at penalties these days".

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  • Turnbull still awaits election count
Turnbull still awaits election count

As the counting of absentee and postal votes continued on Friday, a Malcolm Turnbull led government appears assured. Australia has had five prime ministers in the past six years. "My focus now turns to doing what I can to help settle the situation down and foster stable government", Wilkie said in a statement. "The combination of a Prime Minist...

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  • Qatar Airways profits, revenue up in 2016 with new routes
Qatar Airways profits, revenue up in 2016 with new routes

Qatar Airways Group, the parent company of the Doha-based airline, reported a 328 percent jump in net profits at its airline operations. Qatar Airways is now serving 150 destinations in 75 countries after adding 13 new routes last year, and plans to add 17 new routes this year, according to AFP.

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  • RedBlueAmerica: Should email scandal disqualify Clinton from becoming president?
RedBlueAmerica: Should email scandal disqualify Clinton from becoming president?

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Wednesday that the US Justice Department would follow Comey's recommendations and decline to pursue charges against Clinton. "There were no documents that were in fact marked classified", Cummings said. And asked whether Clinton had lied to Congress, Fallon replied: "Of course not".

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  • Anglican same-sex marriage talks divisive
Anglican same-sex marriage talks divisive

The bishops voted 68.42% in favour of the resolution and the lay delegates 72.22% in favour. However, the clergy voted 66.23 per cent, just missing the percentage needed. In remarks ahead of the vote, Archbishop Fred Hiltz urged respectful discussions on a topic that has proven bitterly divisive. The motion brought this week was amended to replac...

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  • Rosberg not anxious about penalty for radio message
Rosberg not anxious about penalty for radio message

Hamilton led from first to last in a race which began behind the safety auto following a deluge of rain just 15 minutes before the start. The win for Hamilton - even with Rosberg in second - but Hamilton just four points behind in the drivers championship.

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  • New data-sharing rules for EU and US adopted
New data-sharing rules for EU and US adopted

The new agreement, known as the EU-US Privacy Shield, places safeguards on how US authorities can access the data of European consumers, and creates a framework for resolving cases where Europeans feel that their personal data has been misused.

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  • May or Leadsom to be next British PM
May or Leadsom to be next British PM

The lesser-known Leadsom was, to some observers, a surprise second-place finisher with 84 votes, easily beating out Justice Secretary Michael Gove, who garnered 46 votes and who was therefore eliminated from the race. Mr Duncan Smith, who quit as work and pensions secretary after a dispute with Chancellor George Osborne over the welfare budget, w...

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  • Turkey, Israel to normalise diplomatic relations
Turkey, Israel to normalise diplomatic relations

In Gaza , he told a group of reporters and dignitaries, "The UN stands with the people of Gaza ". Channel 10's poll found that 56 percent of Israelis oppose the deal that ends a six-year break in diplomatic ties between the two countries, while another 11 percent has no opinion, i24 news reported .

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  • Imran Khan denies third marriage rumours
Imran Khan denies third marriage rumours

The news of his third marriage started after he said he said he was "open" to the idea of a third marriage during an interview. However, as news of his rumoured marriage spread around, Naeemul Haque, spokesman for the PTI chairman, denied the reports.

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  • Mumbai police starts probe against Zakir Naik
Mumbai police starts probe against Zakir Naik

The government has launched a multi-pronged investigation into controversies around Naik's speeches and "online sermons". The 50-year-old Indian preacher is banned from entering the United Kingdom and Canada and Peace TV is banned in Muslim-majority Malaysia .

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  • Spain: no runners gored, 3 injured in Pamplona bull run
Spain: no runners gored, 3 injured in Pamplona bull run

Revelers run beside Victoriano del Rio Cortes's fighting bulls as some runners fall entering at the bullring during the sixth running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Three others suffered trauma-related injuries. Plaza de Las Ventas bullring, where he's worked as a bullfighter fox six ...

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  • Mike Pence might not be Trump's VP choice after all
Mike Pence might not be Trump's VP choice after all

In Indiana, Pence's advisers and allies in Indiana have believed if he is Trump's choice, an announcement would be likely at the Tuesday night rally Trump is holding in nearby Westfield. But Pence brings considerably more to the table than that. Trump, Christie said, "will be the kind of president who will put put the rule of law first".

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  • India PM calls emergency meeting as Kashmir death toll rises
India PM calls emergency meeting as Kashmir death toll rises

SRINAGAR, India (AP) - India's prime minister called an emergency meeting Tuesday to discuss Kashmir's escalating violence amid anti-India protests that have left at least 28 people dead in clashes with authorities. "They reflect Pakistan's continued attachment to terrorism and its usage as an instrument of state policy". According to a press rel...

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  • Astonishing! Salman Khan's Sultan Breaks 22 Box Office Records
Astonishing! Salman Khan's Sultan Breaks 22 Box Office Records

Salman Khan might have controversies following him no matter where he goes, but that can hardly keep his fans from flocking to the theatres when a Bhai film hits the screens. The foreign markets that Sultan has taken by storm include UAE-GCC, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and yes, even Pakistan. The film from the Yash Raj Film's stable has no...

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