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Iraqi forces push to retake Fallujah amid wave of ISIS bombings

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A wave of bombings claimed by ISIS targeted commercial areas in and around Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 24 people in attacks that came as Iraqi troops moved to recapture Fallujah, a city west of Iraq's capital that's held by the extremist group.

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Posted: May 30, 2016, 9:20 am

Forget Trump vs. Republicans — Sanders vs. Democrats is the political war to watch

DEM 2016 Nevada

The Republicans' internal battles have certainly quieted down, and will likely continue to simmer now that Donald Trump has crossed the threshold of delegate support, the war within the Democratic ranks has surprisingly intensified.

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Posted: May 30, 2016, 9:00 am

Worried about Trump? Test drive Canada: Don Pittis

USA-ELECTION/CHINA-MASKS

With the loonie still low and Donald Trump steps closer to the White House, this is a great opportunity for worried Americans. Rather than make an uninformed runner for the border after the November vote, this is the perfect chance for Trumpophobes to take Canada for a test drive.

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Posted: May 30, 2016, 9:00 am

Confirmed shark attack in Florida, while one is suspected in California

Possible Shark Attack

Fears of a shark attack forced the shutdown of a large section of Southern California beach after a swimmer with large bite marks was pulled from the water, authorities said.

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Posted: May 30, 2016, 7:43 am

Kidnapped Mexican soccer star rescued

MEXICAN authorities say soccer player Alan Pulido, a forward with Olympiacos in the Greek league, has been rescued safe and sound after an hours-long kidnapping.
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Posted: May 30, 2016, 7:35 am

Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido grateful after surviving kidnapping

Mexico Player Kidnapped

Mexican authorities say soccer player Alan Pulido, a forward with Olympiacos in the Greek league, has been rescued safe and sound after an hours-long kidnapping in the northeast border state of Tamaulipas.

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Posted: May 30, 2016, 7:25 am

Town goes up for sale for $11 million

PEOPLE laughed when Nancy Kidwell started building a town in the desert. Fifty years later, it’s home to 350 residents and is on the market for $11 million.
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Posted: May 30, 2016, 6:51 am

Parents leave boy ‘as punishment’

HE IS just seven years old, lost in bear-infested woods, and his parents have admitted they left him there to punish him.
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Posted: May 30, 2016, 6:24 am

Boy’s gift moves teachers to tears

KIDS, take note. This 11-year-old wanted to thank his teachers for their hard work before he moved to high school. So he saved up his hard-earned cash for a special gift.
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Posted: May 30, 2016, 5:51 am

'You can't legislate against human stupidity': Aussie MP after woman's croc attack

Travel Trip Australia Adventure

A woman struggled in vain to drag her friend from a crocodile's jaws off a northeast Australian beach, police said on Monday.

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Posted: May 30, 2016, 3:27 am

Australian killed fighting IS

AN Australian who joined Kurdish forces to fight against IS in Syria has been killed, according to reports.
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Posted: May 30, 2016, 2:53 am

Gang-raped by 30 men: Suspect arrested

ONE suspect wanted over the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl in Brazil has been arrested, as police vow to find more than 30 others.
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Posted: May 30, 2016, 2:48 am

Flesh-eating bug wreaks havoc

A HORRIFIC disfiguring disease is sweeping through ISIS strongholds — and it’s spreading. WARNING: Graphic.
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Posted: May 30, 2016, 2:11 am

‘A decent bloke with balls of steel’

JAMIE Bright, the ex-ADF soldier killed fighting ISIS in Syria, had no plans to return to Australia, a man who served with him on the frontline has revealed.
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Posted: May 30, 2016, 12:52 am

Father’s haunting last Facebook post

A FATHER who was killed after his truck became submerged during floods in Texas sent a haunting Facebook post during his tragic final minutes.
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Posted: May 30, 2016, 12:37 am

The $4000-a-year work time waster

IT’S the time waster costing employers $4000 a year for each employee — but is it worth the effort?
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Posted: May 30, 2016, 12:08 am

Flooding in Texas, Kansas claims at least 6 lives

APTOPIX Severe Weather Texas

Authorities in central Texas found two more bodies along flooded streams Sunday, bringing the death toll from flooding in the state to six.

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Posted: May 29, 2016, 11:11 pm

Lily-Rose defends father Johnny Depp following abuse allegations

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Johnny Depp's daughter, Lily-Rose, is defending her father following allegations of abuse.

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Posted: May 29, 2016, 8:55 pm

Brazilian police swarm Rio slums for suspects after girl's gang rape

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Rio de Janeiro police swarmed two slums on Sunday searching for suspects in the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old Brazilian girl who said more than 30 men assaulted her — a case that shocked the nation set to host the Olympics in August.

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Posted: May 29, 2016, 8:11 pm

Indianapolis 500 won by rookie Alexander Rossi

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Alexander Rossi has won the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. The rookie managed to conserve fuel while the leaders pit in the closing laps Sunday, coasting across the finish line on fumes to give Andretti Herta Autosport a stunning victory in the centennial race.

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Posted: May 29, 2016, 8:07 pm

Top Mexico footballer kidnapped

Olympiakos striker Alan Pulido has been kidnapped in Mexico's northern border state of Tamaulipas, officials say.
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Posted: May 29, 2016, 4:47 pm

Leaders mark Verdun with EU unity plea

The leaders of France and Germany mark the 100th anniversary of the WW1 battle of Verdun in northern France with a call for European unity.
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Posted: May 29, 2016, 4:36 pm

In US election, media focus is nearly all Trump, all the time - CTV News


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In US election, media focus is nearly all Trump, all the time
CTV News
WASHINGTON -- U.S. news networks devoted a half hour's worth of coverage the other day to an inanimate object: the stage upon which Donald Trump would eventually speak. They wouldn't allow their empty-stage coverage to be interrupted by the fact that ...
Obama and Trump are two sides of the same coinNew York Post
Opinion Line Extra (May 29)Wichita Eagle (blog)
Trump's Conspiracy Theory Addiction Has Created A Coverage ConundrumNewsy
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Posted: May 29, 2016, 3:24 pm

Ukraine fire kills 17 in care home

Seventeen people are killed as a fire tears through a building housing elderly people in a village near the Ukrainian capital Kiev.
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Posted: May 29, 2016, 3:19 pm

Body of Quebec hiker found in New Hampshire

Francois Carrier

Lt. Wayne Saunders says hikers found the body of 47-year-old François Carrier of Drummondville, Que., off the Tuckerman Ravine trail on Mount Washington in New Hampshire Saturday.

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Posted: May 29, 2016, 3:15 pm

VIDEO: Elephant calf rescued from drain

An elephant calf has been rescued from an uncovered drain in Sri Lanka's Hambantota port.
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Posted: May 29, 2016, 3:04 pm

More than 700 feared dead in recent Mediterranean crossings - CTV News


CTV News

More than 700 feared dead in recent Mediterranean crossings
CTV News
POZZALLO, Italy -- Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days in the past week, even as European ships saved thousands of others in daring rescue operations.
More than 700 migrants feared dead in largest loss of life in the Mediterranean since April 2015National Post
700 migrants feared dead in 3 Mediterranean shipwrecksGlobalnews.ca
More than 700 migrants feared drownedFinancial Times
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Posted: May 29, 2016, 2:51 pm

Iran and Saudis fail to solve Hajj row

Iran and Saudi Arabia fail to solve a row over the Hajj pilgrimage and Iranian citizens will not travel to Mecca this year, Tehran says
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Posted: May 29, 2016, 2:50 pm

Real Madrid wins Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo fired home the winning penalty as Real Madrid won Europe's biggest prize for the 11th time in its history.
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Posted: May 29, 2016, 2:17 pm

Israel tests 'Iron Dome of the Sea'

Israel successfully tested a maritime missile interception system to shoot down short-range missiles, dubbing it the "Iron Dome of the Sea."
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Posted: May 29, 2016, 2:13 pm

Last Soviet leader Gorbachev banned from Ukraine

The Ukraine has banned Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, after he came out in support of Russia's annexation of Crimea.

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Posted: May 29, 2016, 2:13 pm

Could Russia REALLY go to war with NATO?

When it comes to a new world war, both Russia and NATO have far too much to lose.
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Posted: May 29, 2016, 2:12 pm

Putin warns he'll retaliate against U.S. defense systems in Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia will retaliate against the placement of U.S. missiles in nearby countries such as Romania, according to Russia's state-run news agency TASS.

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Posted: May 29, 2016, 2:10 pm

Weakened but rainy tropical depression Bonnie hits South Carolina - CBC.ca


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Weakened but rainy tropical depression Bonnie hits South Carolina
CBC.ca
Tropical Storm Bonnie weakened to a tropical depression Sunday morning as reached the U.S. southeast coast, soaking eastern Georgia and portions of the Carolinas in areas crowded with tourists on the Memorial Day weekend. The U.S. National Hurricane ...
Storm reaches South Carolina shoreNews1130
Tropical Depression Bonnie Heads Towards Carolinas as Deadly Flooding Overwhelms TexasNBCNews.com
Bonnie set to make landfall after downgradeThe Weather Network
Daily Mail -Washington Post -MetroNews Canada -Forbes
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Posted: May 29, 2016, 2:07 pm

Easter Island statues may fall into sea, UN warns

Higher waves caused by a warming planet are chipping away at platforms that have supported some of the famous statues on Easter Island for more than 500 years, according to a United Nations report on cultural heritage sites and climate change.

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Posted: May 29, 2016, 2:07 pm

Weakened but rainy tropical depression Bonnie hits South Carolina

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Tropical Storm Bonnie has weakened to a tropical depression, reaching the South Carolina coast. While the storm's winds have eased, it's still generating a lot of rain on the Memorial Day weekend.

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Posted: May 29, 2016, 2:05 pm

Japan boy left in woods 'as punishment'

The parents of a seven-year-old boy missing in the mountains of northern Japan admit that they left him alone in the woods as a punishment.
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Posted: May 29, 2016, 2:02 pm

Dinosaur-killing asteroid affected Antarctic creatures, too

When a catastrophic asteroid hit the planet 66 million years ago, scientists believed that creatures in what we now call the South Pole fared pretty well.

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Posted: May 29, 2016, 2:01 pm

Gang rape video on social media shocks Brazilians

Brazilian police are searching for 33 people suspected in the gang rape of a 16-year-old as graphic video and images of the girl posted on social media have shocked the South American country.
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Posted: May 29, 2016, 1:59 pm

Missing journalists in Colombia are in militants' hands, official says

The three journalists who went missing in Colombia within the past week are in the hands of the ELN, or National Liberation Army, a Marxist guerrilla group with a heavy presence in the Catatumbo region, according to a top Colombian official.

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Posted: May 29, 2016, 1:59 pm

Obama makes historic visit to Hiroshima

Barack Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, where he called for a "world without nuclear weapons" during his remarks at the city's Peace Memorial Park.

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Posted: May 29, 2016, 1:59 pm

Hundreds flee Falluja during Iraqi offensive

Hundreds of residents, mostly women and children, fled Falluja Friday as Iraqi soldiers attacked to drive ISIS from the city, the Iraqi military said.

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Posted: May 29, 2016, 1:59 pm

Chinese kids descend terrifying cliff face to school

Some kids will do anything to get out of school. Others risk their lives to get there.
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Posted: May 29, 2016, 1:59 pm

Smithsonian returns Maori remains to New Zealand

The Smithsonian Institution has returned the remains of 54 indigenous people, including four mummified Maori heads, to a New Zealand museum.
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Posted: May 29, 2016, 1:59 pm

'Boateng insult' sparks row in Germany

Comments by a senior leader of Germany's right-wing AfD party about football star Jerome Boateng are widely condemned as racist.
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Posted: May 29, 2016, 1:48 pm

Illegal immigrants treated better than veterans, Donald Trump tells biker rally

USA-ELECTION/TRUMP

Donald Trump says illegal immigrants are cared for better in the United States than the nation's military veterans.

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Posted: May 29, 2016, 1:40 pm

India arrests over assaults on Africans

Indian police say five people have been arrested over attacks in Delhi last week on Africans, assaults that have strained diplomatic ties.
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Posted: May 29, 2016, 1:32 pm

Shipwrecks 'kill up to 700 migrants'

Up to 700 migrants are feared drowned in a series of shipwrecks off the coast of Libya in the last few days, the UN refugee agency says.
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Posted: May 29, 2016, 11:00 am

More than 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

EUROPE-MIGRANTS/SHIPWRECKS

More than 700 migrants are feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over the last few days as they tried desperately to reach Europe in unseaworthy smuggling boats.

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Posted: May 29, 2016, 10:44 am

The Latest: Hollande, Merkel visit Verdun, WWI battle site - Ottawa Citizen


Ottawa Citizen

The Latest: Hollande, Merkel visit Verdun, WWI battle site
Ottawa Citizen
VERDUN, France - The Latest on the ceremonies commemorating the Battle of Verdun in World War I (all times local): 1:05 p.m.. French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have travelled to Verdun, to honour the martyred city ...
German, French leaders mark 100 years since Battle of VerdunCTV News
Germany, France mark 100th anniversary of Battle of VerdunCBC.ca
Merkel, Hollande together mark 100 years since Verdun battleeuronews
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Posted: May 29, 2016, 10:05 am

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