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Hillary Clinton vows to prioritize abortion rights if elected

Potentially the first woman to become a US president, Clinton cited her record as a longtime advocate for gender equality, going back to her years as first lady, a US senator and as Barack Obama's secretary of state.

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Libya unity forces in street battles with Islamic State in Sirte

Forces loyal to Libya's unity government fought deadly street battles with the Islamic State group in Sirte, as they pressed an offensive to capture the jihadists' coastal bastion.

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Pakistan grants 4G licence to Norway’s Telenor for $395 million

Pakistan has awarded a USD 395 million 4G licence to Norwegian telecom giant Telenor, as it seeks to capitalise on a booming domestic mobile market some two years since broadband Internet arrived in the country.

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Tax scrutiny will open ‘Pandora’s box’ in EU: Greek shipowners

Greece's top shipping lobby today warned that EU scrutiny of their tax concessions would open a "Pandora's box" of revelations concerning other states, with harmful consequences all around.

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Belgium arrests new Brussels attacks suspect: prosecutor

The announcement comes a day after a Belgian court approved the extradition to France of Mohamed Abrini, a key suspect in both the Brussels attacks and the November Paris attacks in which 130 people were killed.

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Brexit would shut UK out of single market: Wolfgang Schaeuble

Schaeuble warned that a Brexit could spark contagion in the EU, according to excerpts of the interview due to appear in Der Spiegel's Saturday edition.

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Alibaba founder buys up two more French vineyards

More than 100 properties in France's southwest wine-producing area are today owned by Chinese tycoons looking to diversify their fortunes. This makes up 1.5 per cent of the region's 7,000 vineyards.

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Militants claim fresh oil attack in Nigeria

The NDA has been attacking facilities operated by Nigerian subsidiaries of Anglo-Dutch oil group Shell.

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Maldives jails ex-Vice President for plotting to kill president

Former Maldives deputy leader Ahmed Adeeb has been jailed for 15 years for plotting to assassinate the president, the latest in a string of prosecutions of senior politicians and opposition figures in the troubled island nati

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Israel bars all Palestinians after Tel Aviv attack: Army

The Israeli army said today that it was temporarily barring all Palestinians from entering Israel, stepping up already tough restrictions announced after Palestinian gunmen shot dead four Israelis in Tel Aviv.

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Lenovo looks beyond computers with slick new phones

Chinese computer titan Lenovo showcased a series of new smartphones, including a keenly-awaited Tango handset and new Moto Z models that can be transformed into video projectors or powerful speakers.

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Some 2,000 migrants rescued off Libya: Italian coastguard

More than 800 migrants were already rescued off Libya on Wednesday, mainly by vessels chartered by the aid groups Doctors Without Borders (MSF), SOS Mediterranee, MOAS and SeaWatch.

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France vows to keep Euro 2016 moving despite strikes

President Francois Hollande has vowed to take "all necessary measures" to ensure the smooth running of the Euro 2016 football tournament in strike-hit France, as bags of uncollected rubbish piled up in Paris streets.

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Oil prices dip on stronger dollar

Crude prices dipped further in Asia today on a stronger dollar, dampening a rally that saw the commodity hitting 11-month highs earlier in the week.

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Hillary Clinton trolls Donald Trump on Twitter: ‘Delete your account’

"Delete your account." Hillary Clinton's snarky tweet to her White House rival Donald Trump was among the funniest of the campaign. Almost as funny as it was awkward.

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New debris images examined by MH370 search team

Images of three new pieces of debris are being examined by Australian search teams looking for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, they said today.

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Hackers selling stolen Twitter log-in data

Twitter was adamant that its computer systems had not been broken into by hackers, and that it was not the source of any account information being hawked on the Internet.

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Food aid enters Syria’s besieged Daraya: Red Crescent

A food aid convoy has entered the Syrian town of Daraya, the first delivery since the start of the siege there by the Damascus regime in 2012, a Red Crescent official has said.

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Toyota threatens action over Brexit camp logo use

Japanese automotive giant Toyota said today it was considering legal action against the official campaign for Britain to leave the EU in the June 23 referendum...

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Germany hit back at Erdogan in genocide row

German politicians hit back today at Turkey's president for accusing lawmakers of Turkish origin of having "tainted blood" in a row over whether the Ottoman Empire committed genocide in World War I.

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Belgium approves extradition of Paris attack suspect Mohamed Abrini to France

A Belgian court today approved the extradition to France of key Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini but he will not be handed over for some time, federal prosecutors said.

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Bernie Sanders at White House for Democrat unity talks

Thwarted presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders arrived at the White House today for talks with President Barack Obama on how to unite the Democratic party after a testy primary campaign.

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France fines Uber 800,000 euros over ride-sharing service

The use of UberPOP in France was halted last July amid a storm of opposition to the service from taxi drivers.

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China propaganda department not good enough at propaganda: government

China's propaganda department, tasked with controlling the media and arts, has been given a slap on the wrist for not being good enough at shaping public opinion, according to a report on a government website.

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Snapchat seen surging past Twitter, Pinterest in US

Ephemeral messaging app Snapchat by year's end will have more US users than either Twitter or Pinterest, a market tracker said today.

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Panama Canal lifts restrictions on ship depth

Officials running the Panama Canal have said they have lifted restrictions on the depth of ships passing through that had been imposed since April because of low water levels caused by severe drought.

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Dutch to be hit hard by any Brexit: Official

The Netherlands will be hit hard if Britain leaves the EU, a Dutch government think tank warned today, predicting a possible 1.2-per cent fall in GDP by 2030.

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