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1 hr ago | WRAL.com

China shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival

Festival artistic director Wang Hongwei and executive director Fan Rong, both of Li Xianting Film Fund that has organized the 11th Beijing Independent Film Festival, said that the event was forced to close.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, China

2 hrs ago | The Tribune

Hamas chief backs International Criminal Court bid

Hamas has signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court , two senior officials in the group said Saturday.

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Related Topix: Hamas (Palestine), Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Castanet.net

Missing Russian student dead

The body of 20-year-old Aleksandr "Sasha" Sagiev was found in the park Friday. The student from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, was reported missing Monday after going for a hike.

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Related Topix: Russia,

Brandon Sun

2 French teenagers the latest suspects in bid to join flow of European jihadi

Two French girls, aged 15 and 17, have been captured by a security net that authorities are using to ferret out citizens who are considering travelling to other countries to join jihads.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Europe, United Kingdom, Terrorism

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

NATO criticizes Russian convoy sent into Ukraine

NATO's secretary general has condemned Russia for sending a "so-called humanitarian convoy" into eastern Ukraine without the consent of the Ukrainian government.

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Related Topix: NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Farmington Daily Times

Elizabeth Hurley takes the reigns in 'The Royals'

This photo made available by E! Television shows Elizabeth Hurley as Queen Helena, the Queen of England, William Moseley as Prince Liam and Vincent Regan as King Simon, right, during filming of new television series "The Royals."

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Related Topix: World News, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana

The Wichita Eagle

Costa Rica angered by Swedish comedy show

A Swedish TV network has apologized to Costa Rica for using the Central American country's national anthem to promote a comedy show.

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Related Topix: Costa Rica, Central America, Entertainment

KOAT-TV

Borders closing over Ebola fears

The West African country of Senegal has closed its borders with Guinea over fears that the Ebola outbreak could spread, according to the Senegalese Interior Ministry.

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Related Topix: Travel, Liberia, Liberia Travel, Africa Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Mali Travel

Daily Herald

Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases

Men carry food aid that was given to them Thursday at the West Point area, one of the places where the Ebola virus has claimed lives, in Monrovia, Liberia.

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Related Topix: Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa Travel, Liberia, Africa

The Wichita Eagle

Sweden artist jailed for denigrating blacks, Roma

A Swedish artist has been sentenced to six months in prison for works that a court said depicted Gypsies and blacks in a racist manner.

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Related Topix: Sweden, Entertainment

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash

The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Malaysia,

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WTOC-TV Savannah

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The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Prison, Guantanamo Bay, US Military, US Army, Fort Sam Houston, Asia, Afghanistan, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell

KSWO

Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus concert

A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 5 inches of water.

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Related Topix: Dominican Republic, Central America, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, US National Parks, Grand Teton National Park

Deseret News

NKorea launch pad expansion 'nearing completion'

A man watches a TV news program showing the missile launch conducted by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: South Korea, North Korea,

NorthJersey.com

Some US colleges calling students back from Israel

Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, though the relative calm beyond the immediate battle areas is raising questions in some quarters about why they had to leave.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Travel, Israel Travel, Middle East Travel, us Travel, George Mason University, UMass Amherst, Saint Lawrence University

The Fresno Bee

US launches more airstrikes in Iraq

The Islamic State group had gained control of large swaths of western and northern Iraq and had taken the dam, but Iraqi and Kurdish forces, backed by a barrage of U.S. airstrikes were able to push the militants back and regain control of the dam.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq,

WHAS11

Aid group: US doctor who had Ebola has recovered

At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University, Liberia, Africa

WGMZ-FM Gadsden

Lions Take on Crocodile In African Reserve

A pack of lions got into a fight with an angry crocodile at the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya.

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Related Topix: Kenya, Africa, Weird

ABC News

Group: Justice Elusive Year After Syria Gas Attack

One year after the deadly chemical attack on rebel-held areas outside Damascus, the victims and their families have yet to see those behind the mass killings held responsible, a human rights group said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Syria

WGAL-TV Lancaster

'Suicide tourism' to Switzerland has doubled

The law on assisted suicide in Switzerland isn't clear, according to a paper published in the journal Law, Ethics and Medicine this week.

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Related Topix: Tyne and Wear County, England, United Kingdom, Autos

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