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6 hrs ago | Examiner.com

China bubonic plague: Government quarantines 'plague' city

Reports out of China indicate that parts of the city of Yumen has been sealed off from the rest of the country, quarantined to hopefully protect the nation of nearly 1.4 billion from the bubonic plague .

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17 hrs ago | Salon

Putin tightens grip on Internet: Signs new law requiring mass storage of Russians' data

Russian President Vladimir Putin is clamping down on Internet criticism with a a new law requiring Internet companies to store Russian user information on data centers in Russia.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Al Bawaba

Israeli airstrikes on Gaza target UN school housing displaced Palestinians

Israeli airstrikes targeted a school run by the United Nations refugee agency that was providing shelter to displaced Palestinians in Gaza Tuesday, according to Agence France Presse.

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EU approves more sanctions on Syria

The EU has included anyone linked or related to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on its sanctions list Agence France Presse reported Tuesday that the European Union has voted to expand sanctions on Damascus over its "violent repression" of civilians.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

France Raid Nets 3 Suspected Jihadists

Two men and a woman were arrested in a Tuesday raid in southern France on suspicion of recruiting fighters for Syria and planning attacks at home, according to police sources, cited Tuesday by Agence France Presse .

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

ABC News

Chip company in financial trouble

Administrators are trying to find a buyer for Griffith-based Potato Magic Australia, which supplies chips to diet food providers.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

ABC News

Alice Fargher

Alice Fargher from Angorichina Station in South Australia's Flinders Ranges says she struggled with loneliness when she came home.

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Al Bawaba

Cairo summons Turkish envoy over PM's Gaza commentary

Cairo summoned Turkey's charge d'affaires Sunday after Ankara leadership publicly criticized Egypt's role in handling the neighboring crisis in Gaza, according to Agence France Presse.

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Related Topix: Turkey, Middle East, World News, Media, IT Services

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

Malaysia Airlines released a full list of the names and nationalities of Flight 17's passengers and crew members.

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Related Topix: Russia, World News, Asia, Europe, Germany, Vladimir Putin, Media, IT Services, Netherlands

Fri Jul 18, 2014

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Number of Palestinians displaced in Gaza doubles in 24 hours

Agence France Presse reported Friday that the number of displaced Palestinians from Gaza has almost doubled within the past 24 hours.

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Libya militias agree to ceasefire at Tripoli airport

Libya's main airport in Tripoli has been severely damaged from fighting between the Zintan and Misrata militias Libyan fighters in the country's capital who have been clashing at the country's main airport have agreed to a ceasefire, according to an Agence France Presse report Friday.

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Related Topix: Africa, Libya, World News, Media, IT Services

Thu Jul 17, 2014

ITV

Families react to news of downed Malaysia flight

Families in Kuala Lumpur have been awaiting news of relatives thought to be on a passenger plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine.

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Related Topix: Malaysia, World News, Media, IT Services

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Iraqi forces kill 15 militants in north, bomb explodes in capital

Agence France Presse reported Thursday that at least 15 militants were killed in clashes with Iraqi security forces in the country's north.

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Hamas: No ceasefire deal yet, talks still ongoing

Agence France Presse reported Thursday that Hamas officials denied the alleged ceasefire deal set for early Friday, saying that talks between themselves and Israel are still ongoing.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Roll Call

Ending the AIDS Epidemic? U.N. Says It's Possible

It's possible to bring AIDS under control so it's "no longer a public health threat" by 2030, U.N. officials said today in Geneva , according to Agence France-Presse.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Media, IT Services

ABC News

Local smallgoods producer take home medalis

Michael Dlask, along with his friend and business partner Massimo Scalas third time as finalists finally take home a medal This service may include material from Agence France-Presse , APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

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Netanyahu set to step up strikes on Gaza yet again

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Tuesday to increase Tel Aviv's military operation on Gaza following the failure of a so-called Egyptian truce plan, according to Agence France Presse.

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MarketWatch

Twenty dead in Moscow metro derailment

At least 20 people have been killed and many more injured after a train derailed in the Moscow metro during Tuesday's morning commuter rush, according to wire-service reports.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Obama inks massive $11 billion weapons deal with Qatar

"The British-educated Sheikh is believed to be closer to the Muslim Brotherhood than many in the nation's current leadership..." In the biggest arms deal so far this year, the Obama Administration finalized a multi-billion dollar weapons deal with the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar .

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Related Topix: Muslim Brotherhood, Media, IT Services, Lebanon

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

German Foreign Minister Due on Monday

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany will travel to Israel on the start of a two-day visit to the Middle East, according to a German foreign ministry spokeswoman who talked to Agence France Presse on Sunday.

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