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The IMF has approved a $17.1 billion bailout for Ukraine to help the country's beleaguered economy

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The IMF has approved a $17.1 billion bailout for Ukraine to help the country's beleaguered economy. The loan comes amid heightened military and political tension...
Miley Cyrus was admitted to a medical center in Kansas City after suffering a bad reaction to medication she had been taking for a sinus infection

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Miley Cyrus has been forced to cancel this weekend's Amsterdam concert after suffering a "health setback", E! Online reported.Miley Cyrus was admitted to...
Selena Gomez and Jenner sisters hung out together at the Coachella Music Festival

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Last week, Selena Gomez reportedly stopped following the Jenner sisters on Instagram, a move that came shortly after they all hung out together at...
Rob Ford, who is seeking re-election in October, has been stripped of many of his powers after admitting using and purchasing illegal drugs while mayor

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will take a leave of absence to seek help for substance abuse, his lawyer Dennis Morris announces. Dennis Morris said his...
Scam postings promote CCTV video footage of a roller coaster accident at Universal Studios in Florida

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The viral post claiming that “16 people are confirmed dead in a roller coaster accident that occurred at Universal Studios in Florida,” it’s fake...
Master P's estranged wife Sonya Miller wants a $67 million divorce settlement

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Master P's estranged wife Sonya Miller wants a $67 million divorce settlement. The rapper’s wife claims she deserves a huge chunk of his empire, which...
Bob Hoskins was best known for roles in The Long Good Friday and Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Bob Hoskins, who was best known for roles in The Long Good Friday and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, has died of pneumonia at the...
Sewol ferry’s owner Chonghaejin Marine ignored an off-duty captain's warnings about the ship's stability

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Chonghaejin Marine, the owner of the sunken South Korean ferry, ignored an off-duty captain's warnings about the ship's stability, prosecutors have said. They say the...
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has ordered a "full review" of the state's procedures following Clayton Lockett’s botched execution

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Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has ordered a "full review" of the state's procedures following Clayton Lockett’s botched execution. Clayton Lockett's execution was stopped after 20...
US economic growth slowed sharply in 2014 Q1

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US economic growth slowed sharply in 2014 Q1, growing at an annual rate of 0.1%. The rate is the slowest for a year and a...
Narendra Modi has been accused by India's Election Commission of violating the election code

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Narendra Modi has been accused by India's Election Commission of violating the election code. India’s main opposition BJP's prime ministerial candidate violated poll laws by...
China’s Urumqi railway station in western Xinjiang region has been hit by an explosion, injuring a number of people

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China’s Urumqi railway station in western Xinjiang region has been hit by an explosion, injuring a number of people, state media report. The blast hit...
Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas have split up after less than two years of relationship

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Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas have split up after less than two years of relationship. According to reports, the break-up was "said to be <<amicable>>...
Australia-based marine survey company GeoResonance said on Tuesday it might have located the wreckage of a plane

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The Australian team co-ordinating the search for the missing Malaysian plane have played down marine survey company GeoResonance's claim it has identified possible debris. The...
Star Wars Episode VII cast revealed

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Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will feature in Star Wars: Episode VII, the latest film in the franchise. Other actors confirmed are Andy...
Severe weather is threatening the eastern states, after two days of powerful storms killed up to 34 people

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Severe weather is threatening the eastern states, after two days of powerful storms killed up to 34 people. Alabama had flash flooding and tornadoes were...
Clayton Lockett died of a heart attack after his execution was halted because the lethal injection of three drugs failed to work properly

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Oklahoma death row inmate Clayton Lockett died of a heart attack after his execution was halted because the lethal injection of three drugs failed...
The ban imposed on LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling over racist remarks has received widespread praise

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The NBA ban imposed on LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling over his racist remarks has received widespread praise. Team coach Doc Rivers said the lifetime...
Italian judges said Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend killed Meredith Kercher after a violent argument

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Amanda Knox delivered the fatal knife blow to British student Meredith Kercher, the Italian judges who reinstated the guilty verdict against the American have...
Iraq is voting in the first parliamentary elections since the withdrawal of US troops three years ago

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Iraq is voting in the first parliamentary elections since the withdrawal of US troops three years ago. Polling began at 07:00 local time and closes...
In a 10-minute audio recording, Donald Sterling can be heard criticizing V. Stiviano for posting online photographs of herself with black friends at Clippers games

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Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned from the National Basketball Association for life after a recording emerged of him making racist...
Gerhard Schroeder has long had close ties to Vladimir Putin and runs a pipeline venture bringing Russian gas to Germany

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Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has been photographed hugging Russian President Vladimir Putin while celebrating his birthday in St. Petersburg, despite the imposition of...
Libya's national congress has been stormed on dozens of occasions by gunmen over the past year and a half

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Libya's parliament has been stormed by gunmen, forcing lawmakers to abandon a vote on a new prime minister, officials say. Correspondents say lawmakers left the...
President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a bill legalizing polygamy in Kenya

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a bill legalizing polygamy in Kenya. The new bill brings civil law, where a man was only allowed...
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkey will start extradition proceedings against US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkey will start extradition proceedings against US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. Fethullah Gulen - a former ally of the Turkish...