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Algerian president fires a top adviser

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s president on Tuesday dismissed one of his main advisers — a former prime minister and powerful head of the ruling party — and banned him from state service. The announcement came without any explanation about why Abdelaziz Belkhaddem had…

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Abuse Scandal uncovered in England

At least 1,400 children in the English town of Rotherham has in the years from 1997 to 2013 victims of atrocities as rape and trafficking. Vimeo According to a report that has been made ​​for the…

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US STOCKS-Wall St edges up, S&P rises back above 2,000

* U.S. consumer confidence hits highest since October 2007 * Best Buy tumbles after results, DSW higher * Digital Ally gains again, has tripled this month * Indexes up: Dow 0.3 pct, S&P 0.2 pct, Nasdaq 0.1 pct (Updates to mid-morning, adds confidence data) By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks edged higher on Tuesday, with ...

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Egypt offers new truce plan

Gaza City – Egypt has proposed a new ceasefire in the Gaza conflict that would open key border crossings into the battered Palestinian territory, after Israeli raids killed at least 10 more Palestinians. A 17-year-old boy was killed and about 25 people were wounded in a strike on a Gaza City mosque late Monday, UN and medical officials said. At ...

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Taiwan Says Chinese Jets Breached its Airspace

VOA News Taiwan says it scrambled fighter jets to track two Chinese military planes that crossed into its airspace at least two times on Monday. Taiwanese officials said the Yun-8 aircraft left without incident after…

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‘Ban E-cigarette use indoors’ says WHO

The World Health Organization is calling for a range of tough regulations restricting the use of e-cigarettes. In a report the health body recommends banning their indoor use and says sales to…

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Gaza Conflict Escalates As Israel Demolishes Two More High-Rises

Palestinians rest amid the rubble of the 15-story Basha Tower that was leveled in early morning Israeli airstrikes. GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops Tuesday, collapsing one building and severely damaging the other in a further escalation of seven weeks of cross-border fighting with Hamas. In the past, ...

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US Government Uses NSA ‘Google’ to Access Data Records

MOSCOW, August 26 (RIA Novosti) – The US National Security Agency (NSA) shares vast amounts of communications data with the country’s government agencies using a search engine similar to Google, according to investigative website The Intercept. NSA’s search tool, called ICREACH, makes “more than 850 billion records about phone calls, emails, cellphone…

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Emmys award hat-trick for Sherlock

Hit series Sherlock scooped a hat-trick of awards at the star-spangled Emmys ceremony as it s co-creator revealed plans for a special episode of the hit show. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman won gongs for actor and supporting actor in a mini-series or movie for their parts as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in the BBC show. The detective drama’s ...

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Proteins that inhibit HIV, Ebola release identified

WASHINGTON: In a surprise finding, scientists have discovered that a family of proteins that helps viruses, such as HIV and Ebola, enter a cell can also block the release of these deadly viruses. “This is a surprising finding that provides new insights into our understanding of not only HIV infection, but also that of Ebola and other viruses,” said Shan-Lu ...

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