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Chinese kids descend terrifying cliff face to school

Some kids will do anything to get out of school. Others risk their lives to get there. In the mountains of southwest China’s Sichuan province, children descend an 800-meter (half-mile) cliff on unsteady vine ladders to reach school. The two-hour

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Ivory Coast’s ex-first lady prepares for second trial

Ivory Coast’s former first lady Simone Gbagbo will be tried for crimes against humanity starting Tuesday, having already been jailed for 20 years for her part in 2010’s post-electoral violence. The wife of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo is currently

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Iraqi Forces Set To Retake Falluja From ISIS

Iraqi forces have started an operation to retake the ISIS stronghold of Falluja with the help of Iraqi and coalition air support, Iraqi military spokesman Yahya Rasoul said on Iraqi state TV. “With God’s blessing we have launched the third

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700+ migrants missing or feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

At least 65 migrants have died from shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea in the past week. And with hundreds still missing, officials fear the death toll could soar above 700. Most of the victims were on three ill-fated boats. About

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Uganda 2010 bombing: Five given life in jail

Five people convicted of terrorism over the 2010 bomb attacks in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, which killed 74 people, have been given life sentences. Among them was Isa Ahmed Luyima, the mastermind of the attacks claimed by militant Islamist group al-Shabab.

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Jeb Bush says Donald Trump’s supporters aren’t a bunch of idiots

Jeb Bush on Saturday said Donald Trump is a skilled politician with a “very powerful message” about shaking up Washington, but he argued the presumptive Republican nominee is campaigning in a way that’s “preying on people’s angst rather than offering

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Rosetta spacecraft finds key building blocks for life in a comet

Scientists for the first time have directly detected key organic compounds in a comet, bolstering the notion that these celestial objects delivered such chemical building blocks for life long ago to Earth and throughout the solar system. The European Space

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Pro-Trump, anti-Trump groups clash in San Diego

Police clad in riot gear and wielding batons began dispersing a crowd of Donald Trump supporters and protesters here Friday night after the presumptive GOP nominee held a rally. After issuing orders to the crowd of roughly 1,000 to disperse,

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Auctions already set prices in art, property and fresh produce.

So why not airline seats? Real-time open auctions are coming to the aviation industry. They’ve already been adopted by a handful of airlines for business class upgrades, but could also soon be available for all types of tickets. These real-time

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Sir Elton And Putin Will Not Meet In Moscow

The entertainer is unable to meet the Russian President to discuss gay rights this month as the pair’s schedules do not Sir Elton had claimed Russia’s attitude to gay rights was “isolating According to Sky news, Elton John and Vladimir

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