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05/11/2016 23:15 Video

Baseball, Chicago Cubs win after 108 years: 5 million in festival

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Five million people took to the square Friday in Chicago to celebrate the victory of the town baseball team, the Cubs, who after 108 years they won the World Series, the final of the League of Professional Baseball.

05/11/2016 22:42

Uphill climb for Trump's bid to revive US Rust Belt

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The shuttered Westinghouse plant that looms over this western Pennsylvania town -- a huge cathedral of brick and steel -- used to build generators that supplied power to much of America.

05/11/2016 22:32

«Bots» step up for 2016 election news coverage

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If you're reading about the US election, some of that news is likely to come to you from a «bot.» Automated systems known as «bots» or «robo-journalism» have been around for years, but they are playing a bigger role in coverage this year amid technology advances and stretched media resources.

05/11/2016 22:13

US forces say airstrikes «very likely» caused Afghan casualties

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US forces conceded Saturday that its air strikes «very likely» resulted in civilian casualties in Afghanistan's volatile Kunduz province, pledging a full investigation into the incident which triggered angry protests.

05/11/2016 22:08

China's Miao minority welcome new year with lavish celebrations

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To an ear-splitting soundtrack of chanting and drums, 400 young dancers in spangled outfits clanged sickles and kick-stepped before thousands of spectators and a dais of a dozen Chinese officials.

05/11/2016 22:04

Mosul residents dodge bombs, air strikes to flee IS

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When he saw Iraqi forces approaching Mosul from afar, Abu Fahad yanked the white headscarf off his father's head, turned it into makeshift flag and decided to sneak out.

05/11/2016 22:00

Delhi state smog draws «gas chamber» comparison

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Delhi state was compared to a «gas chamber» Saturday by its chief minister, as 1,800 schools were shut following one of the city's worst-ever pollution spells.

05/11/2016 21:57

Springboks bounce back to draw with Barbarians

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South Africa centres Francois Venter and Ronhan Janse van Rensburg both scored late tries as the Springboks rescued a 31-31 draw with the Barbarians in their European tour opener at London's Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

05/11/2016 21:53

Oracle seals $9.3 bn NetSuite acquisition

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US software giant Oracle said Saturday that it has sealed its $9.3 billion acquisition of cloud computing company NetSuite.

05/11/2016 21:48

Ten bodies found in dinghy off Libyan coast

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Ten bodies were recovered on Saturday from a rubber dinghy off the Libyan coast, the Italian coastguard said, adding that 2,200 other migrants were rescued during the day.

05/11/2016 21:48

Cheika keeps feet on ground after Wales mauling

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Australia coach Michael Cheika refused to get carried away after watching his team destroy Wales 32-8 in the opening match of their gruelling six-game autumn tour.

05/11/2016 20:25

British PM heads to India with eye on post-Brexit ties

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British Prime Minister Theresa May will lead a major business delegation to India this week, using her first trip outside Europe since the Brexit vote to push for more trade with the world's fastest-growing major economy.

05/11/2016 20:18

UN envoy urges focus on «real» Gaza issues

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UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov said Saturday that residents of the Gaza strip need jobs and hope more than a harbour and airport, a reference to recent comments by Israel's defence minister.

05/11/2016 16:39

Iraqi forces in new Mosul push as displacement rises

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Iraqi special forces threw themselves back into battle Saturday after a first foray into Mosul was blunted by stiffer than expected resistance from jihadists defending the birthplace of their «caliphate».

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