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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…

As 2016 dawns, refugee, migrant flows look set to continue
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As 2016 dawns, refugee, migrant flows look set to continue

Sokratis - Jan 02, 2016

Bitter cold, biting winds and rough winter seas have done little to stem the seemingly endless flow of desperate people…

Dangerous Mediterranean crossing killed record number of migrants in 2015
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Dangerous Mediterranean crossing killed record number of migrants in 2015

Sokratis - Jan 02, 2016

More than 3,770 migrants and refugees died in 2015 trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea, making the…

Ukraine debates whether to celebrate Christmas twice
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Ukraine debates whether to celebrate Christmas twice

Panos - Jan 01, 2016

Ukraine, which marks Christmas on January 7 according to Orthodox Christian tradition, has embarked upon a national debate about whether…

Germany shuts train stations, Europe heightens security
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Germany shuts train stations, Europe heightens security

Panos - Jan 01, 2016

Europe ushered in the New Year with heightened security fears on Friday as German police evacuated two train stations in…

Fireworks and festivities usher in 2016 around the globe
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Fireworks and festivities usher in 2016 around the globe

Panos - Jan 01, 2016

The start of 2016 has been celebrated in style around the world. In Paris, the Champs Elysees was at the…

Fire breaks out at Dubai hotel ahead of New Year celebration
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Fire breaks out at Dubai hotel ahead of New Year celebration

Panos - Jan 01, 2016

Fire has broken out in the Address Downton Hotel in Dubai close to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building,…

Turbulence injures dozens on Air Canada flight
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Turbulence injures dozens on Air Canada flight

Panos - Jan 01, 2016

An airliner bound for Canada was forced to make an emergency landing after severe turbulence on a flights injured 21…