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New electronic system to speed up Iraqi election results: elections chief

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A new electronic system will deliver the results of Iraq's upcoming national election within hours of polls closing, the country's chief electoral officer said, a marked improvement from previous years when it took weeks to announce th

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Louisiana legislators are earning big money from government agencies

“The notion that you can get public money and not report it in our flim-flammery of an ethics system is ridiculous”

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China opposes all forms of protectionism, its commerce minister says

China will firmly safeguard the world's multilateral trading system, its commerce minister wrote on Monday.

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At 17, this sexual abuse survivor set out to fix a broken system

Brisa de Angulo grew up in Bolivia and remembers having a wonderful childhood. That is, until she was 15.

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Silicon Valley has a labor caste system. Workers at $2 billion firm SurveyMonkey want to end it

SurveyMonkey is breaking from the Silicon Valley norm and providing benefits to contract workers.

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Iran unveils devastating new missile system as it stands on brink of war with Israel over Syria

IRAN today unveiled a new and improved missile system during an annual army parade showcasing its devastating military might. The parade, marking Iran’s Army Day, comes just hours after Israel released surveillance photos of Iranian military operati

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Weapons system that has North Korea spooked just got another $200 million from the Pentagon

The U.S. Army's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, receives $200 million Pentagon contract.

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After the Gas and Bombs: The Health Crisis That's Killing Syria

The country’s seven-year civil war is systematically destroying the country’s health-care system and fueling a public health catastrophe. ”No hospital, no doctors, no pharmacies.”

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Study: Diamond from the sky may have come from 'lost planet'

Fragments of a meteorite that fell to Earth more than a decade ago provide compelling evidence of a lost planet that once roamed our solar system, according to a study published Tuesday.

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What should scare Trump most isn't the Deep State — it's the Regular State

Chris Kleponis - Pool/Getty Images Developments in multiple cases involving President Donald Trump and his associates prove the legal system is working. Trump is in a great deal of trouble. That's because the machinery of justice is operating as it shoul

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Russia claims its ally Syria shot down 71 of the 103 missiles launched by the US, Britain and France

Russia has claimed its Syria's Cold War era air defence system shot down 71 of the 103 missiles launched by the US, Britain and France to target three chemical weapons sites.

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These are the things that can get you punished under China's creepy 'social credit' system — from fake news to jaywalking

Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images China is setting up a massive ranking system to monitor the behaviour of its 1.4 billion citizens and give them a score based on their "social credit." The ultimate goal is to hammer into citizens the idea that "keeping trust is

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'Girl with most ticks gets raped': Sick list of female pupils' names discovered in boys' toilet at school

Davis College in Cork, Ireland is investigating the depraved scoring system and the girls whose names were on it have been informed

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Russia’s 10,000mph Syrian air defence system can destroy 80 planes at once as it shields tyrant Assad

RUSSIA has vowed to shoot down any missiles fired on its Syrian ally – and with it’s lethal air defence system this is no empty threat. Any American missiles being fired at targets in Syria face being blasted out of the sky by what’s been

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Myths and money in Britain's 'poverty porn' industry

How a British media trend demonising the poor could have implications for the welfare system and people depending on it.

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