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Asia Ray is of African American, German, Samoan and Chinese descent

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Asia Ray was a contestant on Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition (ALDC) and made it to the finals, where she placed third. Asia Monet Ray was...
Shirley Sotloff addressed her plea for her son’s life directly to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the ISIS militant group

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Shirley Sotloff, the mother of American journalist Steven Sotloff held by ISIS militants, has made an emotional video appeal for his release. Shirley Sotloff addressed...
Four McDonald's outlets in Moscow have been ordered by Russian courts to close for 90 days, citing breaches of sanitary rules

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Four McDonald's outlets in Moscow have been ordered by Russian courts to close for 90 days, citing breaches of sanitary rules. The restaurants were initially...
Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu has declared victory in Gaza after a seven-week conflict

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Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu has declared victory in Gaza after a seven-week conflict. The Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement was "hit hard and got none of...
The Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15 jet has crashed in Virginia

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A Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15 jet has crashed in Virginia, near the town of Deerfield, but the fate of the pilot is unknown,...
Kate Bush has returned to stage after 35 years with at live concert in London

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Kate Bush has returned to stage after 35 years with at live concert in London. Kate Bush, 56, received a standing ovation as she closed...
Neil Young met Pegi when she was working as a waitress at a diner near his California ranch

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Neil Young has filed for divorce to end his 36-year marriage to wife Pegi. Neil Young, 68, filed divorce papers in California at the end...
Conrad Hilton is the younger brother of socialites Paris and Nicky Hilton

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Conrad Hilton was injured in a car crash near Palm Springs, California, on August 23, TMZ reported. California Highway Patrol officers told The Desert Sun...
Mike Epps will play comedian Richard Pryor in his forthcoming biopic

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Director Lee Daniels has confirmed Mike Epps will play comedian Richard Pryor in his forthcoming biopic. Lee Daniels broke the news via Twitter by posting...
The Ebola outbreaks have a case fatality rate of up to 90 percent and occur primarily in remote villages in Central and West Africa, near tropical rainforest

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Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. Ebola first appeared in 1976 in 2...
Nigerian schools have been ordered to remain closed until October 13 as part of measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus

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Nigerian schools have been ordered to remain closed until October 13 as part of measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. The new...
Christine Lagarde has been questioned about her role in awarding 400 million euro in compensation to businessman Bernard Tapie in 2008

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IMF chief Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation in France for her alleged role in a long-running political fraud case. Christine Lagarde, 58, has...
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...
Fonterra plans to take a 20 percent stake in Chinese infant food manufacturer Beingmate

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New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra said today it plans to take a 20% stake in Chinese infant food manufacturer Beingmate. Fonterra will also spend $555...
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...