Russian and US : Rivals fear Syria clash if jets meet -
Russian and US : Rivals fear Syria clash if jets meet -

Moscow says it will work to avert potential mishaps between Russian and US pilots flying missions over Syria, Pentagon officials say. As ...

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Facebook and other internet giants could be barred - Data transfer ruling protects EU citizens
Facebook and other internet giants could be barred - Data transfer ruling protects EU citizens

Facebook and other internet giants could be barred from sending European citizens' personal information to the United States after the...

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Russian President Vladimir Putin appears on track to embed Assad
Russian President Vladimir Putin appears on track to embed Assad

  Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo / AP Any pretence that Russia's heightened involvement in Syria's messy...

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 Five Chinese gang arrested for using spray drug to fleece victims
Five Chinese gang arrested for using spray drug to fleece victims

  Photo / iStock Five Chinese nationals have been arrested on suspicion of using a powerful Colombian drug dubbed "the...

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 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) opposition in the United States
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) opposition in the United States

  Advertisement protesting the passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Washington. Photo / Getty Powerful interest groups are al...

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Innumerable mixed views on what Hong Kong protests achieved
Innumerable mixed views on what Hong Kong protests achieved

  November 19, 2014: Police face pro-democracy democracy protesters outside the central government offices in the Admiralty district of...

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 Harvard's prestigious debate team loses to New York inmates
Harvard's prestigious debate team loses to New York inmates

Months after winning a national title, Harvard's debate team has fallen to a group of New York prison inmates. The showdown took place...

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New glass walkway cracks under tourists' feet in China
New glass walkway cracks under tourists' feet in China

Chinese tourists were left screaming after a glass walkway suspended 3,500 feet above the ground cracked while people were standing on it. ...

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Kiwi traveller in critical condition in Romania
Kiwi traveller in critical condition in Romania

  Fergus Chetwin-Kelly, 20, is in intensive care after the freak accident. Photo / Supplied A young Kiwi traveller is fighti...

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Journalist  reporting for Lebanese TV channel Al-Mayadeen hit with stun grenade
Journalist reporting for Lebanese TV channel Al-Mayadeen hit with stun grenade

A journalist reporting for Lebanese TV channel Al-Mayadeen was allegedly hit in the face with a stun grenade mid-report. That didn't...

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NYC tourist killing: Man freed after 25 years in prison
NYC tourist killing: Man freed after 25 years in prison

  Johnny Hincapie, center, hugs his father Carlos Hincapie, left, and mother Maria Hincapie as he leaves a court building. Photo / AP ...

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Antarctic scientists face breathalyser tests due to alcohol-fuelled fighting
Antarctic scientists face breathalyser tests due to alcohol-fuelled fighting

  McMurdo Station, one of two US-run bases in Antarctica. Two US bases on Antarctica - one of which is on New Zealand territory - ar...

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 Oregon shooter ranted in writings about having no girlfriend - Christopher Harper-Mercer
Oregon shooter ranted in writings about having no girlfriend - Christopher Harper-Mercer

  Christopher Harper-Mercer complained in writings about not having a girlfriend. Photo / AP The gunman who killed nine people at an O...

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New Zealand diplomat Robert Kaiwai had a hand in choosing $6.2m Hawaii mansion
New Zealand diplomat Robert Kaiwai had a hand in choosing $6.2m Hawaii mansion

A New Zealand diplomat was involved in the selection of a $6.2 million mansion bought with taxpayer money for him and his wife to live in....

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Maire Leadbeater: A glimmer of hope for West Papua?
Maire Leadbeater: A glimmer of hope for West Papua?

  The Morning Star - national flag of West Papua It is frustrating that serious human rights abuses in Indonesian-controlled West Pap...

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 World Bank: Global extreme poverty poised to hit record low
World Bank: Global extreme poverty poised to hit record low

    Photo / iStock The number of people living in extreme poverty is set to fall to the lowest on record, according to the World Bank....

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 An unnoticed death in Hong Kong and the rise of McRefugees
An unnoticed death in Hong Kong and the rise of McRefugees

  The death of a woman in a Hong Kong McDonald's has brought attention to the city's growing homeless population. Photo / Ge...

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 Nasa unveils real-life photos from The Martian film location
Nasa unveils real-life photos from The Martian film location

  A photo from Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the Acidalia Planitia region of Mars depicted in The Martian. Photo / Nasa/...

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NATO's secretary-general: Russian jets in Turkish airspace no accident
NATO's secretary-general: Russian jets in Turkish airspace no accident

NATO's secretary-general has rejected Moscow's claim that its military incursion into alliance airspace over Turkey wasn't i...

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Madeleine McCann's parents delete Twitter account after abuse
Madeleine McCann's parents delete Twitter account after abuse

  Three-year-old Madeleine disappeared during a family holiday in Portugal in 2007. Photo / Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook The pare...

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Dealing with toll of Joaquin on land and sea
Dealing with toll of Joaquin on land and sea

Shortly before her hulking cargo ship, the El Faro, vanished in 12m waves with a single emergency ping, a young crew member named Daniell...

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 Supporters of Isis (Islamic State) praise hit on Australia police
Supporters of Isis (Islamic State) praise hit on Australia police

Supporters of Isis (Islamic State) have praised the deadly attack on New South Wales police headquarters, extolling 15-year-old Farhad Khal...

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Hillary Clinton rips into gun lobby in the United States
Hillary Clinton rips into gun lobby in the United States

Hillary Clinton has vowed to tackle gun violence in the United States, unveiling an ambitious new set of proposed controls on the selling...

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 Co-pilot steps up after captain dies mid-flight
Co-pilot steps up after captain dies mid-flight

  American Airlines. Photo / AP An American Airlines co-pilot is being praised after making a mid-flight diversion and land...

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 Pistorius family: Oscar's rights being undermined
Pistorius family: Oscar's rights being undermined

  Pistorius was approved to be released on Aug. 21 after serving 10 months of his five-year manslaughter sentence for killing girlfr...

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