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A 9-year-old girl from Arizona has killed her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use an Uzi gun

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A 9-year-old girl from Arizona has killed her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use an Uzi gun. Uzi is a high-powered...

Brazil's presidential candidates have taken part in the first TV debate of the campaign

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Brazil's presidential candidates have taken part in the first TV debate of the campaign. Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff faced her main rivals Marina Silva of...

Chinese Y-8 maritime patrol planes violated Taiwan’s airspace on August 25

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Two Chinese Y-8 maritime patrol planes violated Taiwan’s airspace on August 25, officials said, causing Taiwan to scramble jets. Taiwan said the Chinese military aircraft...

Petro Poroshenko met Vladimir Putin for direct talks in Belarus

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Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko says a "roadmap" will be prepared to end fighting between troops and pro-Russian separatists in the east after meeting Russian...

Israel and Hamas have agreed a long-term ceasefire in the Gaza Strip

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Israel and Hamas have agreed a long-term ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. The truce, ending seven weeks of fighting that has left more than 2,200...

President Francois Hollande has named a new cabinet under PM Manuel Valls

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France’s President Francois Hollande has named a new cabinet under Prime Minister Manuel Valls, dropping ministers who rebelled against austerity cuts. The first government of...

James Foley’s killing video has been widely seen as a propaganda coup for ISIS militant group

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The video of American journalist James Foley's killing by an ISIS militant may have been staged, with the actual murder taking place off-camera, forensic...

President Barack Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria in order to gain intelligence on the activities of Islamic State

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President Barack Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria in order to gain intelligence on the activities of Islamic State (ISIS). Correspondents say the move...

Ukraine's security service has captured ten Russian paratroopers near the village of Dzerkalne

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Russia has admitted for the first time that ten Russian soldiers captured in eastern Ukraine had crossed the border "by accident". Ukraine said ten Russian...

The annual Notting Hill carnival is thought to be Europe's largest street party

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Two police officers were injured and three men were stabbed in a series of violent clashes at the end of the Notting Hill carnival...

James Foley was abducted in northern Syria in November 2012 while covering that country's civil war

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The family of James Foley - the kidnapped American journalist killed by Islamic State militants last week - has posted a letter they say...

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has dissolved parliament and called snap elections for October 26

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Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has dissolved parliament and called snap elections for October 26, as government forces continue to fight pro-Russian rebel forces in...

ZMapp has been credited with helping several Ebola patients recover

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Liberian doctor Abraham Borbor has died despite taking experimental anti-Ebola drug ZMapp, Liberia's information minister says. Abraham Borbor was one of three doctors in Liberia...

Michael Brown was killed on August 9 after being stopped by a white police officer for walking in the middle of the street

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Hundreds of mourners gathered in Ferguson, Missouri to attend the funeral of Michael Brown, the black teenager who was shot by police. Michael Brown, 18,...

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau was speaking in a video released to congratulate his fighters for seizing the town of Gwoza earlier this month

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Terrorist group Boko Haram has said it has set up an Islamic state in the towns and villages it has seized in north-eastern Nigeria. Boko...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has announced a second humanitarian convoy for eastern Ukraine

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Russia is planning to send a second humanitarian convoy into eastern Ukraine "in the next few days", Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said. Sergei Lavrov...

France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls has submitted the government's resignation to President Francois Hollande and has been asked to form a new cabinet

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France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls has submitted the government's resignation to President Francois Hollande and has been asked to form a new cabinet. The French...

Rioters in a Brazilian jail in the southern city of Cascavel have killed four fellow inmates and injured several others

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Rioters in a Brazilian jail in the southern city of Cascavel have killed four fellow inmates and injured several others, police say. At least 700...

Peru quake occurred about 13 hours after a 6-magnitude temblor shook Northern California

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A 7-magnitude earthquake has struck near Puquio, central Peru, on August 24, the US Geological Survey has said. There were no immediate reports of damage...

A 6-magnitude earthquake has struck northern California, causing injuries and damage to buildings

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A 6-magnitude earthquake has struck northern California, causing injuries and damage to buildings. The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at 03:20 local time...

Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed two Ebola deaths in the country's north-west

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Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed two Ebola deaths in the country's north-west. They are the first reported Ebola cases outside West Africa since the...

Islamist-affiliated forces from Misrata and other cities took over Tripoli's airport from the Zintan militia

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The Libyan Central Shield says its fighters have captured Tripoli's international airport after ten days of clashes with nationalist armed groups. Islamist-affiliated forces from Misrata and...

The Staten Island march was led by the Rev. Al Sharpton and relatives of Eric Garner

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Thousands of people gathered in the New York borough of Staten Island near the site of Eric Garner’s death to march in protest against...

Sierra Leone’s parliament voted to pass a new amendment to its health act, imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient

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Sierra Leone’s parliament voted to pass a new amendment to its health act, imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient. Hiding...

Bardarbunga volcano eruption sparks red alert for aviation industry

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Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano eruption sparked a red alert for the aviation industry, meaning significant ash emissions are likely. Iceland’s meteorological office has warned that a...