27 May 2017
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02/05/2017 23:06

Brazil Supreme Court frees Lula's ex-cabinet chief

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Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the release from prison of Jose Dirceu, who was convicted of graft-related crimes after serving as cabinet chief of ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

02/05/2017 22:35

Statins don't cause muscle pain: study

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Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may have been wrongly blamed for muscle pain and weakness, said a study Wednesday that pointed the finger at a psychological phenomenon called the "nocebo" effect.

02/05/2017 21:56

Windies respond after Ali ton, Misbah out for 99

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Misbah-ul-Haq missed a Test century by one run for the second consecutive match but Azhar Ali completed three figures as Pakistan took a first innings lead of 81, totalling 393 in reply to the West Indies’ 312 on the third day of the second Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Tuesday.

02/05/2017 21:45

Ronaldo hat-trick leaves Real on verge of final

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Cristiano Ronaldo proved Atletico Madrid's Champions League destroyer once more with a hat-trick as Real Madrid took a commanding 3-0 semi-final, first leg lead on Tuesday.

02/05/2017 21:18

Macron camp fear high French abstention rate could damage chances

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Fears that a high abstention rate could help far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France's presidential runoff strengthened Tuesday when two-thirds of far-left supporters said they intend to abstain or cast a blank ballot.

02/05/2017 21:18

Wiping records 'dishonors' Flo-Jo - says Joyner

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The husband of late sprint queen Florence Griffith Joyner has vowed to fight moves by international athletics chiefs which could erase her long-standing world records from history, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

02/05/2017 21:16

Rio police kill two in battle with gangs

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Two suspected drug gang members were killed Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro when police intervened to stop clashes between rival factions and a wave of bus burnings and lootings.

02/05/2017 21:15

Trump, Putin discuss first meeting, Syria during 'very good call'

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Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin discussed steps to ease Syria's civil war and a possible first face-to-face meeting, during what the White House described as a "very good call" Tuesday.

02/05/2017 21:12

Global stock markets upbeat after long weekend

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European markets rose Tuesday following the long weekend on optimism about the French election, while the Nasdaq edged to a fresh record ahead of Apple earnings.

02/05/2017 21:05

Life expectancy for black Americans is four years below whites

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African-Americans have made gains in life expectancy but major disparities remain in the United States, where blacks can expect to live about four years fewer than whites, US researchers said Tuesday.

02/05/2017 21:03

US exploring options at UN to pressure N. Korea

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The United States is exploring options at the UN Security Council to ramp up pressure on North Korea after it test-fired a ballistic missile.

02/05/2017 21:03

Top Saudi royal rules out rapprochement with Iran

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A powerful Saudi royal said Tuesday that there could be no rapprochement between his country and Iran, which he said wants to dominate the Muslim world.

02/05/2017 20:39

Uruguayans sign up for state cannabis in world first

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Pot smokers in Uruguay on Tuesday became the first in the world to sign up to buy state-vetted cannabis for recreational use, as pharmacies aim to start selling it in July.

02/05/2017 20:27

Alarm over worsening press freedom in Tunisia

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Tunisian and international non-governmental organisations warned Tuesday of deteriorating freedom of the press in a country considered to be a rare success story of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings.

02/05/2017 20:17

Players' union wants Muntari yellow quashed

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World players' union FIFPro urged Italian football powers Tuesday to quash Sully Muntari's yellow card for leaving the pitch over the weekend, after fans hurled racial abused at the Ghanaian player.

02/05/2017 20:15

US car sales slip significantly in April

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Car sales in the US slowed significantly in April, compounding several months of declines and suggesting the industry's record sales streak may be behind it.

02/05/2017 20:14

Macedonian nationalists resume protests against government

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Thousands of nationalist demonstrators resumed their protests in Skopje on Tuesday against a plan for a coalition government that includes ethnic Albanian parties, five days after they burst into parliament and assaulted lawmakers.

02/05/2017 20:03

Inmate dehydration death erupts into US scandal

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Shortly after Terrill Thomas was put in solitary confinement, US prison guards deemed him too noisy and cut off his water supply.

02/05/2017 19:45

Ice loss in southwest Antarctica may be slower than thought: study

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Global warming has caused ice to melt faster than normal in the Antarctic, but a study Tuesday suggested the rate of loss in some areas may be slower than previously thought.

02/05/2017 19:22

Rihanna shines at New York Met Gala

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Barbadian superstar Rihanna wowed on the red carpet at this year's Met Gala in New York, the society fundraiser dubbed "the party of the year" that gathers the world's most famous faces in film, fashion and music.

02/05/2017 19:12

IMF says still need 'credible' debt relief for Greece

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Despite an agreement reached Tuesday on a reform package, Europe still needs to provide "credible" debt relief to Greece before the International Monetary Fund can provide more financing, an IMF official said.

02/05/2017 19:09

FBI translator married Islamic State fighter she spied on

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An FBI translator who was hired to spy on a German member of the Islamic State group instead apparently grew attracted to him and snuck off to Syria to get married.

02/05/2017 19:08

Hamas gives Israel 24 hours to respond to hunger strikers

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Hamas' armed wing on Tuesday gave Israel 24 hours to respond to the demands of hunger-striking prisoners, warning the Jewish state it would face consequences for failure to act.

02/05/2017 18:53

Russia rejects Lithuanian bid to question Gorbachev

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Russia has refused a Lithuanian bid to question ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev over Moscow's deadly 1991 crackdown on independence protesters in the Baltic state, justice authorities in Vilnius said Tuesday.

02/05/2017 18:41

Czech PM Sobotka quits amid high-stakes row with finance minister

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Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said Tuesday he was quitting his post in a high-stakes row with billionaire finance minister, Andrej Babis, a popular political rival tipped to win elections later this year.

02/05/2017 18:34

Netanyahu slams 'absurd' UN vote on Jerusalem

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday slammed an "absurd" UNESCO resolution he said denies the Jews' historical connection with Jerusalem by presenting Israel as an occupying power there.

02/05/2017 18:27

US comedian Kimmel makes tearful plea for children's health care

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Choking back tears, the star comedian Jimmy Kimmel has recounted his newborn son's brush with death -- and waded into the raging debate on health care in America -- in an emotional speech that went viral on Tuesday.

02/05/2017 18:17

German FM says Libya camps no solution to migrant woes

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Germany will not back a proposal establishing camps in Libya to corral migrants heading for Europe, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Tuesday at the African Union's headquarters.

02/05/2017 18:08

US-backed forces battle IS last pocket in Syria's Tabqa

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US-backed fighters battled to clear the Islamic State group from a final pocket of Syria's Tabqa on Tuesday after seizing 90 percent of the city, the force and a monitor said.

02/05/2017 18:04

US car sales slip significantly in April

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Car sales in the US slowed significantly in April, compounding several months of declines that suggest the industry's record sales streak may be behind it.

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