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U.S Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies

Dick Gregory, the U.S comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.

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UN secretary-general joins heads of US army and marines in condemning Donald Trump's Charlottesville response

Donald Trump sparked outrage on Tuesday by saying "both sides" were to blame for the unrest in Charlottesville at the weekend, while prominent far-right figures praised him for his "honesty".

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Trump finally succumbs to pressure and condemns white-supremacist groups, days after violence

Donald Trump has bowed to overwhelming pressure and directly condemned the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and white supremacists, two days after violent clashes left one woman dead.

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64 U.S. lawmakers express 'profound concern' over Trump's rhetoric

More than 60 Democratic lawmakers have expressed their “profound concern” over US President Donald Trump’s threatening rhetoric about North Korea, insisting that any military attack “must be debated and authorized by Congress.”

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North Korea details Guam strike plan and calls Trump 'bereft of reason'

North Korea has defied threats of “fire and fury” from Donald Trump, deriding his warning as a “load of nonsense” and announcing a detailed plan to launch missiles aimed at the waters off the coast of the US Pacific territory of Guam.

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North Korea vows harsh retaliation against new U.N. sanctions

North Korea vowed Monday to bolster its nuclear arsenal and launch "thousands-fold" revenge against the United States in response to tough U.N. sanctions imposed after its recent intercontinental ballistic missile launches.

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Usain Bolt finishes third in the his final 100m race, Gatlin takes world title

American veteran Justin Gatlin was booed after he stunned Usain Bolt to win the 100m world title in London on Saturday.

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Mueller 'assembles grand jury' for Trump-Russia probe

U.S. Special counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury to investigate Russia's interference with the 2016 presidential election, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday -- a step toward possible criminal indictments.

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Over 8 Million Vote in Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly Election

The National Electoral Council announced that voter turnout for the National Constituent Assembly was over 41 percent.

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Embattled Trump replaces chief of staff

US President Donald Trump ousted his beleaguered chief of staff Reince Priebus on Friday, replacing him with Homeland Security Secretary and former general John Kelly after vicious White House infighting spilled into the open.

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Netanyahu demands closure of Al-Jazeera's Jerusalem office

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to close the Jerusalem office of Qatari news agency Al-Jazeera, accusing it of inciting recent violence over a Jerusalem holy site.

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Morales Declares 'Total Independence' from World Bank and IMF

Bolivia's President Evo Morales has been highlighting his government's independence from international money lending organizations and their detrimental impact the nation.

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OJ Simpson to be paroled in October after serving nine years in prison

O.J. Simpson was granted parole on Thursday and will be released in October following an emotional hour-long hearing that centered on a botched armed robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room that sent him to prison for nine years.

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Trump and Putin Held a Second, Undisclosed, Private G20 meeting

Hours into a dinner with world leaders who had gathered for the Group of 20 summit meeting, U.S. President Trump left his chair at the sprawling banquet table and headed to where President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia was seated.

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China tells other countries 'not to meddle' after Liu Xiaobo's death

China’s Foreign Ministry on Friday said other countries should "not meddle" in its internal affairs, referring to the death of jailed activist and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, state media reported.

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Donald Jr was told of Kremlin efforts to help Trump win election, NYT says

Donald Trump Jr. was told before meeting a Russian lawyer who he thought had information damaging to Hillary Clinton that the material was part of a Russian government effort to help his father's presidential campaign, the New York Times said Monday.

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North Korea's Kim promises further missile test 'gift packages'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un defiantly vowed to continue sending the US "gift packages" of nuclear and missile tests after Washington confirmed that Pyongyang had successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

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Saudi Arabia has 'clear link' to UK extremism, report says

A British think tank says Saudi Arabia is the main sponsor of extremism in the UK, urging a probe into sources of the money being injected mainly by the Riyadh regime into the institutions promoting radicalism in the European state.

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North Korea vows to kill former South Korea President Park

North Korea has put on its list of wanted people for execution the name of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, saying she and her spy chief had plotted to kill North Korea’s leader.

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Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro denounces helicopter attack as coup attempt

Two grenades were thrown at Venezuela's Supreme Court from a hijacked police helicopter on Tuesday in a "terrorist and coup" attempt, President Nicolas Maduro said on national television.

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