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Yemen peace talks extended by a week: U.N. envoy

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Talks aimed at ending Yemen's war, which had appeared on the brink of collapse after a major disagreement between the government and its Houthi militia foes, have been extended by a week, the United Nations envoy to Yemen said on Sunday. "We hope that the delegations...(more) 



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US judo star eyes more gold after personal hell

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Four years after emerging from the horrors of childhood abuse to win America's first Olympic judo gold, Kayla Harrison is a woman on a mission as she returns to defend her crown in Rio. Harrison, 26, provided one of the most compelling stories of the 2012...(more) 



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Turkey to shut military academies as it targets armed forces for ‘cleansing’

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Western allies rattled by scale of crackdown on more than 60,000 people after failed coup in TurkeyTurkey will shut its military academies and put the armed forces under the command of the defence minister, Fikri Isik, president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday in a move...(more) 



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France church attack: Even if you are not a Catholic, this feels like a new and deeper wound

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Writer and Paris resident Andrew Hussey says that people’s need for answers is not being met – and anger is risingThe killing of Père Jacques Hamel in his church in the Normandy town of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray last week is not the first time that the death of...(more) 



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Hong Kong pro-independence candidate disqualified from election

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A member of the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party has been disqualified from running in next month's Legislative Council elections after he declined to sign a controversial new form saying the city is an "inalienable" part of China. Chan Ho-tin received an email from the Electoral...(more) 



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Aegean islands alarm as refugee numbers rise after Turkey coup attempt

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EU voices fears that deal struck to curb migration is at breaking point as tensions grow between Turkey and GreeceGreek authorities on a number of Aegean islands have called for emergency measures to curtail an increasing flow of refugees from Turkey, which Athens attribute to the...(more) 



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Man shot by Chicago police died of wound to back; 2 officers are relieved of powers

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Two Chicago police officers have been relieved of their powers after department brass made the preliminary determination that they violated policy when they fired their weapons in an incident that killed an 18-year-old man. Three officers fired their weapons in the incident that left Paul O'Neal......(more) 



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Russian swimmers Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev appeal against ban

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• Swimmers appeal to court of arbitration for sport• Pair banned after names appeared in Richard McLaren’s reportThe Russian swimmers Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev have lodged appeals against their bans from the Rio Olympic Games with the court of arbitration for sport. Their move comes...(more) 



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‘Young, old, conservative, liberal’: Turkey in shock over journalists’ arrest

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Exiled writer Mahir Zeynalov brings news of president Erdoğan’s crackdown on the media after coup attempt to the worldTurkish media are in a state of shock this weekend after the government arrested 17 journalists in recent days on terror charges and issued arrest warrants for dozens...(more) 



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Justice department investigating fatal police shooting of Loreal Tsingine

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Tsingine, a Native American, was killed by officer Austin Shipley in late March as fatal shootings of Native Americans by police have increased in 2016The Justice Department will investigate the police shooting of a Native American woman in Arizona, a spokesman said on Friday, a day...(more) 



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Simona Halep advances to second straight Rogers Cup final

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MONTREAL (AP) — Simona Halep beat Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber 6-0, 3-6, 6-2 on Saturday to advance to the Rogers Cup final for the second straight year. 



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Rio 2016: IOC panel to have final say on Russian athletes' participation

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The IOC says a three-person panel will have the final say on which Russian athletes can compete at the Rio Games. 



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