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Rights groups urge better treatment for Mongolia child jockeys

At the opening of Mongolia's traditional Naadam festival, red-cheeked child jockeys in brightly coloured outfits and helmets raced over the muddy steppe in a 24-km (15-mile) endurance race, excitedly whipping their mounts.


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Posted 2018/07/15 01:12:38

Immigrant children, parents reunited faster under new court order

When Yolany Padilla was released from immigration custody in Seattle last week, she assumed she would be quickly reunited with her 6-year-old son, who had been taken from her at the U.S.-Mexico border two months earlier.


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Posted 2018/07/15 01:02:17

U.S. intel chief warns of devastating cyber threat to U.S. infrastructure

The U.S. intelligence chief warned on Friday that the threat was growing for a devastating cyber assault on critical U.S. infrastructure, saying the "warning lights are blinking red again" nearly two decades after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.


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Posted 2018/07/15 00:57:41

U.S. accuses Russian spies of 2016 election hacking as summit looms

A federal grand jury charged 12 Russian intelligence officers on Friday with hacking Democratic computer networks in 2016, in the most detailed U.S. accusation yet that Moscow meddled in the presidential election to help Republican Donald Trump.


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Posted 2018/07/15 00:57:41

Twitter suspends two accounts linked to 12 Russians indicted by Mueller

Social networking site Twitter Inc on Saturday suspended two accounts linked to 12 Russian spies indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.


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Posted 2018/07/15 00:57:41

Trump questions why Obama did not act on claims of Russian election meddling

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday questioned why Barack Obama's administration did not act on allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. 2016 presidential election.


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Posted 2018/07/15 00:57:41

U.S. indictments show technical evidence for Russian hacking accusations

U.S. indictments against a dozen Russian intelligence officers on Friday provided detailed technical evidence to back up allegations of Russian hacking and leaking of information to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.


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Posted 2018/07/15 00:57:41

Trump says to run for reelection, had Brexit chat with Queen

U.S. President Donald Trump said he intends to run for re-election in 2020 because "everybody wants me to" and there are no Democratic candidates who could defeat him, the Mail on Sunday newspaper reported.


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Posted 2018/07/14 23:15:49

Israel and Gaza militants agree to end fierce flare-up of fighting

Israel and Gaza militant groups agreed a ceasefire on Saturday, a Palestinian official said, after Israel launched dozens of air strikes against the Palestinian enclave's ruling Hamas group and gunmen fired more than 100 rockets across the border.


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Posted 2018/07/14 22:50:57

Trump plays golf in Scotland before Putin summit amid Russian meddling charges

U.S. President Donald Trump played golf on Saturday at his course on Scotland's west coast ahead of a summit with Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin that could be overshadowed by accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.


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Posted 2018/07/14 20:49:14

Indictment of Russian officers puts pressure on Trump at Putin summit

If U.S. President Donald Trump was inclined to be tentative when raising election meddling with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking in 2016 has made that approach a much harder sell.


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Posted 2018/07/14 20:47:57

Ceasefire reached between Israel and Gaza militants -Palestinian official

Israel and Gaza's armed groups agreed a ceasefire on Saturday to end a sharp surge in cross-border violence, a Palestinian official said.


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Posted 2018/07/14 19:52:53

Italy says France, Malta agreed to host some rescued migrants

France and Malta have agreed to host 50 people each, responding to a request for help sent by Italy after it took part in the rescue of 450 migrants from an overcrowded ship in the Mediterranean, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said.


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Posted 2018/07/14 19:51:50

Steve Bannon says - now is the moment for Boris Johnson to challenge May

U.S. President Donald Trump's former adviser Steve Bannon believes now is the time for Boris Johnson to challenge British Prime Minister Theresa May for her job, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Saturday.


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Posted 2018/07/14 17:30:39

UK wants leading role in next-generation fighter - UK air chief

Britain wants to maintain a leadership position in fighter jet technology and will not take a subsidiary role to France and Germany as they move ahead on developing a next-generation warplane, the country's air chief said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2018/07/11 15:32:41

China says will hit back after U.S. proposes fresh tariffs on $200 billion in goods

China accused the United States of bullying and warned it would hit back after the Trump administration raised the stakes in their trade dispute, threatening 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods.


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Posted 2018/07/11 15:30:23

Facebook faces small but symbolic UK fine over data protection breaches

Britain's information regulator slapped Facebook with a small but symbolic fine for breaches of data protection law after millions of users' data was improperly accessed by consultancy Cambridge Analytica.


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Posted 2018/07/11 15:27:07

Trump changes tone in Merkel meeting after earlier slamming Germany

U.S. President Donald Trump said he had a "great meeting" with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of a NATO summit on Wednesday, hours after he fiercely criticised German policy on defence spending and gas imports from Russia.


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Posted 2018/07/11 14:47:27

Brexit and protests cast shadow over Trump visit to Britain

Britain on Wednesday geared up for the arrival of Donald Trump just hours after the U.S. president waded into the Brexit crisis gripping Prime Minister Theresa May's government and portrayed the closest U.S. ally in Europe as a country in turmoil.


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Posted 2018/07/11 14:20:42

Thai boys wave to the world in first video since their rescue

The first video of the Thai boys rescued from a flooded cave after 17 days was released on Wednesday, showing them smiling and waving from their hospital beds, looking thin but fine after an ordeal that has gripped the world.


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Posted 2018/07/11 14:15:06