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Gunmen kill at least 48 in Kenya attack
Monday, June 16, 2014

MOMBASA, June 16 - 2014: At least 48 people were killed when suspected Shebab militants from Somalia stormed into a Kenyan coastal town and launched a major assault on a police station, hotels and government offices, officials said today.
 
Around 50 heavily-armed gunmen drove into the town of Mpeketoni, near the coastal island and popular tourist resort of Lamu, late on Sunday....

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Netherlands humiliate champions Spain 5-1 in World Cup
Saturday, June 14, 2014

Salvador: Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben tore Spain apart in a stunning 5-1 dismantling of the defending champions in Salvador on Friday that sent shockwaves through the World Cup.
 
It was revenge for the Dutch who lost 1-0 to Spain in the World Cup final in Johannesburg four years ago.
 
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Kedah MH370 next-of-kin rejects compensation
Friday, June 13, 2014

ALOR SETAR, June 13 - 2014: The family of Chew Kar Moi, a passenger onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370, has declined the offer of advanced compensation payment as long as the aircraft and the victim's body are not found.
 
Her older sister Kar Hui said her family declined the compensation after being briefed by MAS last month.
 
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Seven MH370 next-of-kin get US$50,000 advance payment
Thursday, June 12, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, June 12 - 2014: Seven next-of-kin of those on board the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 have received advance payment of USD50,000 each from the airline's insurance scheme.
 
Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin said today that six are from Malaysia and one from China.
 
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Hillary Clinton's high popularity appears to be ending: Gallup
Thursday, June 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, June 12: Likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's favourability rating is dropping, signaling an end to her era of high favourability even before she announces her run for president, according to a Gallup poll.
Although a majority of Americans continue to view her in a positive light, the former First Lady's favourability rate slipped from 59...

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Expanded search area for MH370 remains in the south
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 - 2014: The search area for the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) MH370 plane will be expanded but it remains in the southern corridor. Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said a new location had to be sought if the black box was not found and all available expertise would be roped in to find the location. ...

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Kiwi expert maintains MH370 search not getting complicated
Monday, June 2, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, June 2, 2014: An expert has said that the search for MH370 is not becoming more complicated and that the search and rescue (SAR) team was looking in the wrong area. New Zealand-based space scientist and physicist, Duncan Steel, made the remarks in an email interview with Bernama following the announcement by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) which discounted the vicinity of acoustic signals detected previously....

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Spain's King Juan Carlos abdicates - PM
Monday, June 2, 2014

MADRID: Spain's King Juan Carlos is abdicating after almost 40 years on the throne and his son Prince Felipe will succeed him, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Monday in a surprise announcement."His majesty, King Juan Carlos, has just communicated to me his will to give up the throne," Rajoy "I'm convinced this is the best moment for change."...

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Australian official says MH370 search on right track
Friday, May 30, 2014

SYDNEY, May 30, 2014: The head of Australia's transport safety bureau has defended the fruitless hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, saying he is confident that search teams are targeting the right area.
 
Satellite analysis in the days after the Boeing 777 went missing on March 8 with 239 people onboard placed the jet somewhere in a huge tract of the Indian Ocean stretching from near Indonesia south towards Antarctica....

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Sisi sweeps election as Egypt military reasserts grip
Thursday, May 29, 2014

CAIRO, May 29: Ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has scored a crushing presidential election triumph and consolidated the grip of the military, 11 months after the overthrow of the only Egyptian president not drawn from its ranks.
 
Ninety-six per cent of voters, at least 21 million Egyptians, chose retired field marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who deposed elected Islamist president...

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