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03/11/2016 10:36

Baghdadi: The enigmatic IS jihadist chief

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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi rose from obscurity to lead the world's most infamous and feared jihadist group, but shuns the spotlight and cultivates an aura of mystery.

03/11/2016 10:25

Cubs edge Indians to end 108-year Series title drought

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Ending America's longest sports title drought in dramatic fashion, the Chicago Cubs captured their first World Series since 1908 by defeating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in a 10-inning thriller that concluded Thursday morning.

03/11/2016 10:21

«End it already!»: Americans sick and tired of election

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AFP

Insults, obscenities, vitriol and sleaze: Americans have just about had it with this year's White House race. As the clock ticks down to Election Day many are counting the minutes until the end of what often seemed like a bad political reality show, headlined by two deeply unpopular stars, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

03/11/2016 10:18

Timeless Deneuve says age no barrier to success

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AFP

At 73, French film goddess Catherine Deneuve is plenty busy -- acting, scooping up awards, dipping a toe in social causes. But one thing she is not fussing over? Ageing.

03/11/2016 10:10

«National Bird» shines light on secretive drone wars

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The convoy had stopped for prayers in a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan when the Hellfire missiles came out of a clear blue sky, incinerating vehicles and liquidating 23 unarmed civilians.

03/11/2016 10:06

Debate about croc numbers reignited in Australia

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Saltwater crocodile numbers have exploded in northern Australia since being declared a protected species, and a spate of recent attacks has reignited debate about controlling them.

03/11/2016 10:04

Beyonce surprises country awards with fusion gesture

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AFP

Beyonce seized the spotlight at the Country Music Association Awards by cheerily performing a fusion song, in a powerful if unstated message on US race relations.

03/11/2016 09:51

Chicago jubilant after World Series win

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AFP

After waiting 108 years, Chicago erupted in euphoric celebration following the Cubs' historic win of the World Series baseball championship.

03/11/2016 09:49

Prince estate signs deal for songwriting rights

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AFP

The estate of Prince, who jealously guarded rights to his songs during his lifetime, has signed over control of his vast catalog to a unit of music giant Universal.

03/11/2016 06:56

Bulls, Hawks suffer first loss of the season

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The short-handed Boston Celtics avenged last week's loss to the previously undefeated Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers spoiled the perfect record of the high-flying Atlanta Hawks.

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