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Girl killed herself weeks after police released stepfather accused of sexual abuse on bail, court hears

A teenage girl killed herself four weeks after police released her stepfather on bail when she alleged he had sexually abused her, a court heard.

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Miguel Díaz-Canel confirmed as Cuba's new president

Cuba marked the end of an era on Thursday as Miguel Diaz-Canel was formally elected as the country's new president, succeeding Raul Castro and becoming the first non-Castro to lead the island in six decades.

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Italy closes net on mafia godfather in Sicily with dawn raids and arrests

Italian police have arrested alleged supporters of the elusive head of the Sicilian mafia, uncovering a secret network of messages that allowed the fugitive boss to give orders to his mobster allies.

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'World's oldest man' born in 1896 dies at the age of 121 after falling out of bed

Celino Villanueva Jaramillo was never officially recognised as the oldest living person because his birth certificate was destroyed in a fire

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Russia demands compensation for US steel tariffs

Moscow has joined other nations in seeking rebates from Washington via the World Trade Organization.

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Trump: He'll sanction Russia 'as soon as they very much deserve it'

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that nobody has been tougher on Russia than him and that he’ll hit Moscow with new sanctions “as soon as they very much deserve it.”        

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ISIS executes Donald Trump as Seattle burns in latest chilling propaganda warning to the West

ISIS terror chiefs now have US city Seattle in their sights – and have vowed to have Donald Trump quaking in fear. They have released a poster via their media channels showing the West coast city – home to Boeing – in flames. Trump – dressed in ca

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France's CGT urges broader anti-Macron protests, other unions keep their distance

PARIS (Reuters) - France's far-left CGT labor union sought to broaden resistance to hard-hitting economic reforms on Thursday, urging employees across the public sector to join striking railway workers in their showdown with President Emmanuel Macron.

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Myanmar minister says conditions in Rohingya refugee camps 'very poor'

YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar minister expressed concerns on Thursday about "very poor conditions" in Rohingya refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh, and said repatriation of the Muslim minority should start as soon as possible due to the coming monsoon

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Charles Darwin Quotes, Facts: Celebrating 'Father Of Evolution' On 136th Death Anniversary

Charles Darwin, British biologist and the author of “The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,” who was also known as the “father of evolution,” died April 19, 136 years ago, but his unparalleled contributions in the scientific world li

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The best cold brew coffee makers you can buy

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The Insider Pick: A top-quality cold brew coffee maker produces a large quantity

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Sony is teaming up with a US university to make robots that cook

The initial research and development will look into optimizing food preparation, cooking and delivery.

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Turkey's ruling party taunts opposition over early election

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's ruling AK Party taunted the main opposition party on Thursday to name a candidate to challenge Tayyip Erdogan for June elections which are expected to tighten the president's 15-year hold on power.

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India’s rape crisis deepens as bodies found of girl, 11, sexually assaulted with 80 wounds and another abducted from wedding

TWO young girls who were found dead after being sexually assaulted in India has captured the horrific extent of the country’s worsening rape crisis. An 11-year-old girl was found lying face down in a cricket pitch in the city of Surat after she had

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Apple, Nvidia shares fall after a key Asian chip partner gives weak guidance

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing gave disappointing sales guidance due to the weak smartphone market.

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Procter & Gamble is buying German Merck's consumer health unit for $4.2 billion (PG)

Thomson Reuters (Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co (P&G) has agreed to acquire Merck KGaA's consumer health unit for 3.4 billion euros ($4.2 billion), giving it vitamin brands such as Seven Seas and greater exposure to Latin American and As

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Britain's lower house to debate EU customs union membership

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's lower house of parliament will debate staying in a customs union with the European Union next week, stepping up pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to change her Brexit blueprint.

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Shoreham air crash pilot appears in court for first time charged with manslaughter over 11 deaths

The pilot whose plane crashed during the Shoreham Airshow disaster, killing 11 men, has appeared in court for the first time to indicate not-guilty pleas over the tragedy.

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German national linked to 9/11 'arrested' by Kurds in Syria

Mohammed Haydar Zammar, a Syrian-born German national, is accused of being involved in planning the 9/11 attacks.

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Nigeria school food scheme revolutionising education

Free meals programme has fed nearly seven million pupils in about 40,000 schools and changed the nature of education.

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First Saudi Movie Theater in Decades Opens With 'Black Panther'

Saudi Arabia opens its first new cinema in 35 years this week, ushering in a historic change in a country where movie theaters were until recently widely seen as immoral and un-Islamic.

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$100 oil is back on the table as OPEC stays strong on tightening production limits

Only a week ago, news surfaced that Saudi officials were quietly hoping to push oil prices up to $80 per barrel, which would help boost the valuation of Saudi Aramco IPO. But why not $100 per barrel? Reuters reports that Riyadh would be fine with prices r

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Angolans laugh a little louder as iron grip loosens

LUANDA (Reuters) - A front page complains that the city traffic lights do not work, audiences laugh a little louder at risky political gags, and a policeman admits mistakes were made. After decades of iron rule in Angola, there are signs of a softer touch

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How British imperial policies led to the Windrush scandal

Is it really that surprising that the UK government is mistreating the descendants of Caribbeans invited as labourers?

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Nepal honors 1st conquest of Everest without bottled oxygen

Nepal's government has honored two climbers who were the first to scale Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen 40 years ago.

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Mohammed Zammar: German jihadist 'detained by Syrian Kurds'

Mohammed Zammar, who was linked to the 9/11 attackers, is reportedly being held in northern Syria.

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Teen's head misses bus by inches after prank by friend almost goes horribly wrong

The friend was fined £60 for the prank in Czechowice-Dziedzice in Poland

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Rape as a political tool in India

The brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl from a Muslim minority group is not just about gender violence.

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Southwest Airlines hero pilot reveals her grief over death of mum sucked out of window

THE heroic pilot who guided a Southwest Airlines jet to safety “our hearts are heavy” that one of her passengers died when the engine exploded mid-air. Tammie Jo Shults, 56, was hailed an American hero after successfully landing the Boeing 737

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Chemical attacks on Iran: When the US looked the other way

Iran denounces 'hypocrisy' of US air strikes as experts urge Tehran to press Syria to stop future chemical attacks.

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Iceland Takes Hard Look at Tech Boom Sparked by Its Cheap, Bountiful Power

Lawmakers worry a proliferation of data centers lured by Iceland’s Nordic climate and the geothermal steam is threatening the environment and tourism

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Russia says video of boy being doused in water after Syria chemical attack was ‘fake news’

Distressing footage showed an 11-year-old boy being doused in water after the alleged chemical attack in Douma on April 7.

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