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Anne Frank remembered by classmates on 90th birthday - 06/12/2019

Amsterdam - By Annette Birschel and Helen Corbett, - Two former school friends celebrated the memory of Anne Frank on Wednesday in the home where she once lived, on what would have been her 90th...

Syria : Abdel Basset al-Sarout dies after Hama clashes - 06/08/2019

A Syrian footballer who became a symbol of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad has died of wounds sustained in clashes in the north-west. Abdel Basset al-Sarout, 27, died in the Hama...

Sweden to hold detention hearing for Assange on rape allegation - 06/03/2019

Stockholm (dpa) - A Swedish court is set to hear a request that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange be detained in absentia on suspicion of rape, amid reports that he is ill. Deputy chief prosecutor...

US now requiring social media information for visa applications - 06/02/2019

Washington - US State Department regulations now require most visa applicants to submit social media information, a spokesperson confirmed on Sunday.   The update, which was initially announced...

Witness against 'El Chapo' sentenced to 15 years for drug trafficking - 05/31/2019

Chicago (tca/dpa) - A former top aide to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman whose testimony in New York helped convict the Sinaloa cartel kingpin was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday in federal court...

Thirty years later, Tiananmen Square survivors seek truth, change - 05/29/2019

Thirty years ago on June 4, the Chinese army opened fire on student protesters in Tiananmen Square. The government has attempted to erase the "incident" from history, but victims and some...

Convicted Cardinal Pell won't appeal child sex abuse sentence - 05/27/2019

Canberra (dpa) - Jailed Australian Cardinal George Pell will not seek a reduced sentence if he loses an appeal against his conviction for sexually abusing two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral in...

Study says marijuana dispensaries drive up home values - 05/24/2019

Chicago (tca/dpa) - Illinois residents could see their home values increase if the state legalizes recreational marijuana, and the bump could come as soon as a law is passed. A recent study from...

Huawei and Google discussing solutions to US ban, founder says - 05/21/2019

Beijing – Huawei and Google are discussing solutions to restrictions placed by the US government on companies that do business with the Chinese telecom giant, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei told...

Australian gambler bets a million on opposition Labor to win election - 05/10/2019

Canberra - An anonymous gambler in Australia has bet a million dollars (700,000 US dollars) via an online bookmaker on the opposition Labor party winning parliamentary elections on May 18. Ladbrokes...
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