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South Korea spy agency believes bomb was atomic
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South Korea spy agency believes bomb was atomic

Panos - Jan 06, 2016

A South Korean lawmaker says the country’s spy agency told him in a private briefing that Pyongyang may not have…

Malaysia Airlines lifts baggage ban on Europe flights
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Malaysia Airlines lifts baggage ban on Europe flights

Panos - Jan 06, 2016

Malaysia Airlines said Wednesday it has lifted a ban on check-in baggage on flights to Paris and Amsterdam, after the…

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Will Twitter dump its 140 character limit?

Panos - Jan 06, 2016

Is Twitter rethinking its 140 character limit? Speculation by way of tweets was rampant on Tuesday. The company is said…

Asia stocks buffeted by China worries, N.Korea nuclear test
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Asia stocks buffeted by China worries, N.Korea nuclear test

Panos - Jan 06, 2016

Asian shares fell on Wednesday and most emerging currencies retreated as China allowed the yuan to weaken further, stoking fears…

North Korea says conducted ‘successful’ H-bomb test
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North Korea says conducted ‘successful’ H-bomb test

Panos - Jan 06, 2016

North Korea said on Wednesday that it had carried out a "successful" hydrogen bomb test, a claim that, if true,…

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Hollande honors Charlie Hebdo, kosher market victims

Panos - Jan 05, 2016

French President Francois Hollande is honoring 17 victims killed in Islamic extremist attacks on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, a kosher…

Eurozone inflation rate at 0.2 pct in Dec, Eurostat
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Eurozone inflation rate at 0.2 pct in Dec, Eurostat

Panos - Jan 05, 2016

The annual inflation rate grew to 0.2 pct in the Eurozone in December 2015, Eurostat said in its preliminary estimate…

Kuwait recalls ambassador to Iran amid tensions
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Kuwait recalls ambassador to Iran amid tensions

Panos - Jan 05, 2016

Kuwait has become the next Islamic country to renounce ties with Iran after it recalled its ambassador to Tehran, following…

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Nine drowned refugees wash up on Turkish beach

Panos - Jan 05, 2016

A Turkish news agency says the bodies of nine drowned migrants, including children, have washed up on a beach on…

White House outlines gun control moves
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White House outlines gun control moves

Panos - Jan 05, 2016

The Obama administration on Monday unveiled a series of new executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence and making some…

Bus catches fire in north China, 14 dead, over 30 injured
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Bus catches fire in north China, 14 dead, over 30 injured

Panos - Jan 05, 2016

A fire on a bus in northern China has killed 14 people and injured more than 30. The incident happened…

Mark Zuckerberg Is Building A Real-Life Version Of Iron Man
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Mark Zuckerberg Is Building A Real-Life Version Of Iron Man

Panos - Jan 04, 2016

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he is planning to build an artificial intelligence system to run his home,…

Saudis cut ties with Iran following Shiite cleric execution
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Saudis cut ties with Iran following Shiite cleric execution

Panos - Jan 04, 2016

Saudi Arabia says it has broken off diplomatic ties with Iran, amid a row over the Saudi execution of a…

Deadly 6.7-magnitude earthquake in India
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Deadly 6.7-magnitude earthquake in India

Panos - Jan 04, 2016

Five people died in a magnitude 6.7 earthquake that occurred on Monday morning in northeastern India, 29 kilometres west of…

Greek-Australian travel agent sentenced to prison
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Greek-Australian travel agent sentenced to prison

ilias1 - Jan 03, 2016

Greek-Australian travel agent Alexandra Kamitsis was sentenced to three years and 11 months in prison this week for fraud, after…

Obama outlines moves to tighten gun control
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Obama outlines moves to tighten gun control

chris1 - Jan 03, 2016

“On Monday, I’ll meet with our Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, to discuss our options. Because I get too many letters…

Turkish coast guard rescues 57 stranded on tiny island
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Turkish coast guard rescues 57 stranded on tiny island

ilias1 - Jan 03, 2016

The Turkish coast guard has rescued 57 people who were stranded on a tiny island in the Aegean Sea after…

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to create refugee memorial on Lesbos
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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to create refugee memorial on Lesbos

ilias1 - Jan 03, 2016

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has announced plans to build a memorial on the Greek island of Lesbos to highlight the…

Turkey: Hitler comment by Erdogan was distorted
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Turkey: Hitler comment by Erdogan was distorted

chris1 - Jan 03, 2016

Mr. Erdogan, who is pushing to imbue the largely ceremonial presidency with sweeping executive powers, told reporters late Thursday that…

Putin names United States among threats
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Putin names United States among threats

chris1 - Jan 03, 2016

The document, 'About the Strategy of National Security of Russian Federation', was signed by President Vladimir Putin on New Year's…