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Kristol’s white knight: David French

Bill Kristol’s white knight independent presidential candidate is a fellow conservative writer with no national name recognition: David French. Kristol, the editor of The Weekly Standard magazine and a leader of the conservative movement to find an alternative to likely

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Cincinnati Zoo gorilla shooting: Police to investigate

Police are to investigate the circumstances around the killing of a gorilla at Cincinnati Zoo after a four-year-old boy fell into his enclosure. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters said once the police inquiry had finished “they will confer with our

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Migrant crisis: ‘Document forgers’ held in Greece and Czech Republic

Police in Greece and the Czech Republic have arrested more than 20 people suspected of forging travel documents for migrants trying to enter Europe. European police agency Europol said visas and passports were sold for up to £2,500 ($3,600) and

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Television writer Carla Lane dies, aged 87

Television writer Carla Lane, who created shows including 1980s Liverpool sitcom Bread, has died aged 87. Lane, also known for her animal rights activism, also wrote Butterflies and The Liver Birds. Bread, which focused on the extended Boswell family, from

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Islamic State group hits back as Iraqi army moves into Falluja

Militants from the so-called Islamic State have launched a dawn counter-attack as Iraqi government troops push into the city of Falluja. A day after troops advanced through the southern suburb of Nuaimiya, scores of IS fighters attacked them, army officers

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Journalist Khadija Ismayilova in Azerbaijan free at last- Press Release

The release of Khadija Ismayilova by Azerbaijan’s Supreme Court is a welcome step but she will not have obtained justice until her conviction is quashed, said Amnesty International on Tuesday. Ismayilova was sentenced to seven and a half years imprisonment

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Islamic State group hits back as Iraqi army moves into Falluja

Militants from the so-called Islamic State have launched a dawn counter-attack as Iraqi government troops push into the city of Falluja. A day after troops advanced through the southern suburb of Nuaimiya, scores of IS fighters attacked them, army officers

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France labour dispute: Hollande digs in as rail strike looms

President Francois Hollande of France has insisted that a controversial labour reform will not be withdrawn as strike action looms on the railways. “The text assures the best performance for businesses and offers new rights to employees,” he told a

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2,500 Migrants Have Died In Med This Year – UN

More than 2,500 migrants and refugees have died trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe so far this year, the UN’s refugee agency has said. The UNHCR said 2016 is “proving to be particularly deadly”, as it revealed at

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Messi’s tax fraud trial opens on Tuesday in his absence in Spain

Messi and his father Jorge, who manages his financial affairs, are accused of defrauding Spain of more than €4m (£3m; $4.5m) between 2007 and 2009. The authorities allege that the two used tax havens in Belize and Uruguay to conceal

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