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For the first time, the CIA has released online about 13 million pages of declassified documents. The documents were uploaded following lengthy efforts from freedom...

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A series of earthquakes hit central Italy on January 18, as the region shivers in freezing temperatures. The biggest 5.4-magnitude quake struck at 10:25 local...

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's term has been extended by 90 days after the parliament declared a state of emergency in the crisis-hit West African...

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Summer Zervos, a former Apprentice contestant who accuses Donald Trump of assault, has filed a defamation lawsuit against the president-elect. She alleges Donald Trump forced...

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CIA Director John Brennan has warned President-elect Donald Trump to avoid off-the-cuff remarks once he takes office. The outgoing CIA chief said spontaneity was not...

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Congressman and civil rights campaigner John Lewis has been defended by politicians, entertainers and many others after he became embroiled in a row with...

Indian government has put on hold all deals with Rolls-Royce until it completes an investigation into bribery allegations against the company

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Indian government has put on hold all deals with Rolls-Royce until it completes an investigation into bribery allegations against the company, the Press Trust...

Russia's military has given Ukrainian forces in Crimea an ultimatum until dawn on Tuesday to surrender or face an assault

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Russia's military has given Ukrainian forces in Crimea an ultimatum until dawn on Tuesday to surrender or face an assault. The head of Russia's Black...

Chinese police captured three suspects involved in Saturday's deadly mass knife attack at Kunming railway station

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Chinese police captured three suspects involved in Saturday's deadly mass knife attack at Kunming railway station, state media report. Several men and women burst into...

John Short was detained in North Korea last month after it was reported that he distributed religious material

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Australian missionary John Short, who was detained in North Korea last month after it was reported that he distributed religious material, has been deported. John...

Russia has taken de facto armed control in Ukraine's Crimea region

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Russia has taken de facto armed control in Ukraine's Crimea region, despite Western demands that it withdraw. Thousands of Russian troops are securing the region...

Oscar Pistorius has arrived in court in South Africa at the start of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

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Oscar Pistorius has arrived in court in South Africa at the start of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Oscar Pistorius,...

Denis Berezovsky was appointed as commander-in-chief of the navy by President Oleksandr Turchynov on March 1st, 2014

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Newly appointed head of Ukraine's navy, Rear Admiral Denis Berezovsky, has sworn allegiance to the Crimea region, in the presence of its unrecognized pro-Russian...

Warren Buffett’s investment company Berkshire Hathaway has reported a record $19.5 billion profit for 2013

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Berkshire Hathaway, the investment company run by Warren Buffett, has reported a record $19.5 billion profit for 2013, up from $14.8 billion in 2012. Warren...

Heavily armed groups continue to occupy key sites in Crimea, including airports and communications hubs

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Ukraine is calling up military reservists following Russia's decision to deploy troops in Crimea. Ukraine’s acting President Oleksandr Turchynov had already ordered increased security at...

Yingluck Shinawatra leads a government that won elections in 2011 with broad support from rural areas

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Thai voting has begun in five provinces that were unable to hold polls in last month's general election because of anti-government protests. No disturbances have...

Chinese separatists Uighur Muslims are blamed for the mass knife attack at Kunming railway station

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Chinese separatists Uighur Muslims from the north-western Xinjiang region are blamed for the mass knife attack at Kunming railway station that left 29 people...

In a 90-minute phone conversation, Barack Obama urged Vladimir Putin to pull forces back to bases in Crimea

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President Barack Obama has urged his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to pull his troops back from Ukraine. In a 90-minute phone conversation, Barack Obama urged...

At least 27 people died in the knife attack at Kunming train station

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At least 27 people died in a knife attack at a train station in Kunming, south-west China, the state news agency Xinhua says. Nothing is...

Russia's upper house of parliament has approved Vladimir Putin's request for Russian troops deployment in Ukraine

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President Vladimir Putin's request for Russian forces to be used in Ukraine has been approved by the upper house of parliament. Vladimir Putin had asked...

Millions of students attend Fethullah Gulen's preparatory schools in Turkey

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The Turkish parliament has passed a bill to shut down private preparatory schools, many of which are run by influential preacher Fethullah Gulen. Fethullah Gulen...

FIFA has decided to allow the wearing of head covers for religious reasons during football matches

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World football's governing body FIFA has decided to allow the wearing of head covers for religious reasons during football matches. The ruling was made following...

Barack Obama has warned Russia against any military intervention in Ukraine

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President Barack Obama has warned Russia against any military intervention in Ukraine. The US president said he was deeply concerned by reports of Russian military...

Azeri businessman of Iranian origin Reza Zarrab was also released on Friday

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The sons of two former ministers in Turkey’s government have been freed amid major corruption investigation. Baris Guler and Kaan Caglayan, arrested in December, were...

Cyprus' parliament rejected a key part of the country’s bailout plan

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Cyprus' parliament rejected a key part of the country’s bailout plan. As part of the 10 billion-euro ($13.7 billion) deal with the EU and International...