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Recent attacks blamed on radical Islamists in Bangladesh

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DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Gunmen have stormed a restaurant in the diplomatic quarter of Dhaka, taking hostages while engaging security forces in a gunbattle that has left two officers dead, authorities say. Some people in the restaurant managed to run to the rooftop and escape, but...(more) 




Where Australia's major parties stand on key election issues

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SYDNEY (AP) — After a two-month campaign, Australians headed to the polls on Saturday to vote in a national election. The contest pits Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's conservative coalition, which is seeking a second three-year term, against the center-left Labor Party, which is trying to snatch...(more) 



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Obama administration says 64 to 116 civilians killed in drone strikes, but rights groups are skeptical

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After escalating one of the most lethal covert operations in U.S. history, President Obama finally made a public estimate of the civilian cost of the nation’s secret drone program, which has targeted Islamic militants in remote corners of the globe. Human rights groups immediately challenged the......(more) 



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Bangladesh police say to launch operation at Dhaka restaurant at dawn

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Bangladesh police were preparing to launch an operation to free some 20 hostages, including several foreigners, from a restaurant in the capital Dhaka, a police officer at the site told Reuters by telephone early on Saturday. Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan of the Rapid...(more) 



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Apple has a brilliant way to make one-handed iPhone use great again

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Remember how Apple used to make a big deal about the iPhone being the only smartphone that you could easily operate with one hand? It was a constant argument against increasing the iPhone's screen size. But the company eventually launched iPhones that have displays bigger than...(more) 



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Let’s admit it: Crickets are just another food fad

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Crickets are hot in the culinary world right now — and as far as food trends go, this one seems pretty benign. Unlike exotic “superfoods” like goji berries from China, açai berries from South America, and coconut water from Southeast Asia, crickets don’t need to...(more) 



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New tarantula discovered in Colombia launches 'stinging hairs' to attack its enemies head on

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The spider is equipped with defensive hairs that can be used to directly attack an enemy, stinging them upon contact, the researchers say. It has now been formally named Kankuamo marquezi. 



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NFL Ravens' Waller gets four-game substance-abuse ban

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Baltimore Ravens tight end Darren Waller was suspended by the NFL on Friday for the first four games of the upcoming season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Waller will miss games without pay at home against Buffalo on September 11, at Cleveland on September 18,...(more) 




Democrats' draft platform calls for reviews of trade deals

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Democratic Party's 2016 policy platform calls for reviews of trade deals, wider health coverage through public programs such as Medicare, and federal investigations of fossil fuel companies accused of misleading shareholders on climate change, according to a draft version released on...(more) 



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What’s on TV Friday

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“Marcella” introduces another addled female detective to the crime genre. And in an era of “Brexit,” “The Great British Baking Show” lets outsiders in. 

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Anahid Ajemian, Violinist and New-Music Champion, Dies at 92

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Ms. Ajemian was known for her extensive solo work but also for performing with her piano-playing sister, Maro Ajemian. 



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Pipped at the post: Bill Shorten loses out as Malcolm Turnbull wins Instagam campaign

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Prime minister had best response of any politician over the campaign, posting all 10 of the most popular imagesThe results are in: Malcolm Turnbull has won the election ... on Instagram.New figures from the photo-sharing platform show the prime minister had the best response of any...(more) 



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