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UK royal Kate's sister Pippa wins court ban on hacked photos

Pippa Middleton, younger sister of Britain's Duchess of Cambridge
29 Sep 2016
Pippa Middleton, younger sister of Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, won a court injunction on Wednesday banning publication of 3,000 photos allegedly hacked from her iCloud account.   No details of the photos have been made public...
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Why is China buying up the global supply of donkeys?

29 Sep 2016
Gelatin produced from donkey hide is a key ingredient of one of China's favorite traditional remedies, known as ejiao, which is used to treat a range of ailments from colds to insomnia.   But as the rising power shifts towards...
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Duterte declares upcoming Philippines-US war games 'the last one'

29 Sep 2016
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte plunged one of the United States' most important Asian alliances deeper into uncertainty on Wednesday by declaring upcoming U.S.-Philippines military exercises "the last" and ruling out...
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In escalation, India says launches strikes on militants in Pakistan

29 Sep 2016
India said on Thursday it had conducted "surgical strikes" on suspected militants preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-ruled Kashmir, making its first direct military response to an attack on an army base it blames on Pakistan....
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Amnesty accuses Sudan of using chemical weapons in Darfur

President Omar Hassan al-Bashir addresses a crowd in North Khartoum, 8 June 2013.
29 Sep 2016
Sudan's government has carried out at least 30 likely chemical weapons attacks in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur since January using what two experts concluded was a probable blister agent, Amnesty International said on Thursday. The...
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US strike in Afghanistan kills 18, most militants but possibly civilians too

28 Sep 2016
A suspected U.S. drone strike against Islamic State in Afghanistan killed 18 people on Wednesday, most of them militants but possibly including some civilians, Afghan officials said. Civilians casualties in U.S. air strikes against Taliban...
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South Sudan rebels say govt troops attack base in north, threaten retaliation

28 Sep 2016
Rebel forces in South Sudan said government troops attacked their garrison in a town in the north on Tuesday, and they threatened swift retaliation, stoking fears of another full-blown military confrontation in the young nation. Political...
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US network of Turkish cleric facing pressure as those at home seek help

Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen is pictured at his residence in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania September 24, 2013.
CREDIT: REUTERS/SELAHATTIN SEVI/ZAMAN DAILY VIA CIHAN NEWS AGENCY
27 Sep 2016
A network of more than 150 U.S. charter schools linked to followers of Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based Muslim cleric the Turkish government blames for instigating July’s failed coup, has come under growing financial and legal...
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ICC to rule on damage of Timbuktu shrines by Islamist rebel

27 Sep 2016
International war crimes judges are to rule on Tuesday in the case of a former Islamist rebel who pleaded guilty to wrecking holy shrines during Mali's 2012 conflict and apologised for the damage he cause in Timbuktu. It is the first...
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Clinton puts Trump on defensive in blistering debate

27 Sep 2016
Democrat Hillary Clinton accused Republican Donald Trump of racism, sexism and tax avoidance on Monday, putting him on the defensive during a debate that a snap poll said boosted her White House chances. Trump, a real estate tycoon making...
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