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2 Anti-Putin Activists Given 4-Year Jail Term

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A Moscow court has sentenced two protest leaders to four-and-a-half years in jail for inciting "mass riots" against president Vladimir Putin.

Syria Conflict: ISIS Overruns Raqqa Military Base

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Fighters from the Islamic state in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) say they have overrun a large Syrian military base on the outskirts of the city of Raqqa.    

15 Civilians Shot Dead In Afghanistan

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Suspected Taliban gunmen have killed 15 people who were travelling by road in the central Afghan province of Ghor.    

Deaths In Gaza Crisis Exceeds 800 As Kerry Pushes For Ceasefire

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Efforts to secure a ceasefire between Israel and the militant Hamas movement are intensifying as the death toll in 18-day-old conflict continues to climb.    

 

Ukraine Prime Minister, Yatsenyuk, Resigns

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Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Thursday resigned in protest at the disbanding of the ruling parliamentary coalition. "I announce my resignation in connection with the dissolution of the parliamentary coalition and the blocking of government initiatives," a furious Yatsenyuk told parliament after several parties withdrew from the majority European Choice coalition in anticipation of early parliamentary polls.

Facebook Announces Net Income For Second Quarter Of The Year

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Social network site Facebook has announced a 138% rise in net income for the second quarter to $791m.

U.N Humanitarian Chief Expresses Extreme Concern Over Situations In Gaza

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U.N humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos has expressed extreme concern at the situation in Gaza, describing a ceasefire as "vital".

Iraq Elect Fouad Massoum As New President

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Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum has been named the new president of Iraq following a parliamentary vote.

7 Dead After U.N Facility Hit By Israeli Tank

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Health officials in Gaza say at least 7 people have been killed and at least 150 injured by an Israeli tank shell which hit a compound housing a U.N school in the northern town of Beit Hanoun, Gaza during clashes with militants from Palestine.

US Unemployment Aid Applications Drop to 284,000

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The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in more than eight years.

Walmart U.S. CEO, Bill Simons Steps Down

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Wal-Mart said Thursday that Greg Foran will replace Bill Simon as its U.S. CEO.  

Update: Missing Algerian Plane Has Crashed - Algerian Aviation Official

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An Air Algerie flight that went missing en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers has crashed, an Algerian aviation official told Reuters on Thursday. "I can confirm that it has crashed," the official said, declining to give details of where the plane was or what caused the accident. Source: Reuters

Sudanese 'Apostasy' Woman Meets Pope Francis In Rome

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A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has flown to Italy after more than a month in the US embassy in Khartoum.

Barcelona Agrees £15.8m For French Defender Jeremy Mathieu From Valencia

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Barcelona has reached an agreement with Valencia to sign left-back Jeremy Mathieu for €20m, the Catalan club have announced.

Gunmen Kill At Least 60 In Iraqi Prisoner Bus Attack

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At least 60 prisoners and soldiers have been killed by gunmen on a convoy north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

Russia Says It Will Cooperate With MH17 Probe Led By Netherlands

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Russia will cooperate with the investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner a week ago and is satisfied that the Netherlands, rather than Ukraine, is leading the effort, the country's ambassador to Malaysia said on Thursday.

European Court Rules Against Poland Over Secret CIA Jail

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The CIA ran a secret jail on Polish soil, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday, piling pressure on Poland, one of Washington's closest allies, to break its long silence about the global program for detaining al Qaeda suspects.

Women Charged With Helping Al-Qaeda-Linked Group

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Five people, including two women in the U.S., were charged Wednesday with funneling money to the al-Qaeda-linked extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia, prosecutors said.

Sudanese 'Apostasy' Woman Leaves Country

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A woman who was sentenced to death for converting to Christianity in Sudan has arrived in Italy.

Mo Farah Pulls Out Of Commonwealth Games In Glasgow

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Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after failing to recover from a recent illness and will focus instead on recovering for the European Championships in Zurich.