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Bieber announces break from music in letter

Justin Bieber has shared a message on social media where he explains why he is "taking time" from his career.
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Posted 2017/08/03 07:59:00

Leaked memo shows golf plan to help Trump image

Short-lived White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci suggested plans for a national online lottery to play golf with Donald Trump or a charity auction to "humanise" the President, in a memo before he was sacked.
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Posted 2017/08/03 07:58:00

Pics show jet missing passenger planes by 60ft

Pictures have been released showing the moment an Air Canada jet came within seconds of crashing into four other passenger planes.
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Posted 2017/08/03 07:43:00

NASA seeks employee to protect Earth from aliens

Anyone whose skill set includes the ability to protect Earth from aliens still has more than a week to apply for what may just be their dream job.
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Posted 2017/08/03 07:14:00

Vietnam denies kidnap of oil executive in Germany

Vietnam has denied kidnapping a former oil executive who was seeking asylum in Germany.
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Posted 2017/08/03 06:14:00

Rapper held over fatal stabbing of homeless man

A founding member of hip-hop group Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a homeless man in New York.
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Posted 2017/08/03 03:01:00

Asian shares dip on profit-taking after Dow hits 22,000

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares dipped on Thursday as investors locked in recent gains after Wall Street's Dow Jones Industrial Average broke the 22,000 barrier for the first time in its 121-year history.


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Posted 2017/08/03 01:08:00

In rare bipartisan display, U.S. Democrats back Trump on China trade probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three top Democratic senators, in a rare show of bipartisanship, on Wednesday urged U.S. President Donald Trump to stand up to China as he prepares to launch an inquiry into Beijing's intellectual property and trade practices in coming days.


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Posted 2017/08/03 00:03:21

Bank of England set to stay on hold as Brexit risks loom

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England looks set to keep interest rates at a record low once again on Thursday with investors looking for signs that, faced with Brexit, it is getting nearer to raising rates for the first time in a decade.


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Posted 2017/08/02 23:42:01

Oxford Uni employee hunted over US murder

An Oxford University employee and a US professor are being hunted by police on suspicion of murdering a 26-year-old American man.
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Posted 2017/08/02 22:29:00

U.S. bans travel to North Korea from Sept. 1, says Americans should leave

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A ban on travel by U.S. passport holders to North Korea will take effect on Sept. 1 and Americans in the country should leave before that date, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2017/08/02 22:03:48

Trump admin willing to work with Congress on war authorization - lawmakers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Officials from President Donald Trump's administration are willing to work with Congress as it attempts to pass a new authorization for military operations against Islamic State, U.S. senators said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2017/08/02 22:00:35

Venezuela inflated turnout in controversial vote - election firm

LONDON/CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela inflated the turnout figures for its constituent assembly election by at least 1 million votes, the company that provides the country's voting machines said on Wednesday, an accusation the government quickly dismissed as "irresponsible."


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Posted 2017/08/02 21:45:20

Afghan suicide bomber kills two U.S. soldiers in NATO convoy

KABUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A suicide bomb attack killed two American troops in Afghanistan on Wednesday as they were travelling in a convoy near the airport in the southern city of Kandahar, the U.S. military said, in a strike claimed by the Taliban insurgency.


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Posted 2017/08/02 21:06:25

German carmakers in emissions deal to try to avert diesel bans

BERLIN (Reuters) - German politicians and car bosses agreed on Wednesday to overhaul engine software on 5.3 million diesel cars to cut pollution and try to repair the industry's battered reputation.


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Posted 2017/08/02 21:00:52

Boy Scout leaders did not praise Trump speech

The White House has been forced to row back on claims by President Donald Trump that he received personal telephone calls praising his immigration policies and a speech he made to the Scouts.
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Posted 2017/08/02 20:41:00

Neymar agrees £450m PSG deal - Sky sources

Brazilian football superstar Neymar has agreed to move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in a world record deal that could eventually be worth £450m.
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Posted 2017/08/02 18:18:00

Venezuela set for more violence as chaos deepens

When the company whose technology counts the votes says someone has tampered with the turnout figures, you know there must be a problem.
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Posted 2017/08/02 17:37:00

Mosul families return to booby trapped homes

The city of Mosul spreads out along the banks of the Tigris River. It is a formidable, if scenic, obstacle and five bridges were built to overcome it.
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Posted 2017/08/02 16:42:00

Poland could ask Germany for WWII reparations

Poland is considering whether to ask for reparations from Germany for damage caused during the Second World War.
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Posted 2017/08/02 12:17:00

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