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Bin Laden relatives reportedly killed in jet crash

LONDON - A private jet crashed in southern England, killing four people on board, a spokesman for Britain's Hampshire police service said, and Saudi and British media said the passengers were relatives of deceased al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.  Full Article 

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New Afghan Taliban leader appeals for unity in first public message 1:42pm BST

DERA ISMAIL KHAN/ PESHAWAR, Pakistan - The new Afghan Taliban leader appealed for unity in the insurgency in his first public message released on Saturday amid reports his predecessor's family members opposed his selection.

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Minister intervenes to give Chinese artist Ai Weiwei full UK visa

2:34am BST

LONDON - British Home Secretary Theresa May has intervened to reverse a decision by her officials and grant dissident Chinese artist and free speech advocate Ai Weiwei a full six-month visa to enter Britain, her government department said on Friday.

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Serious Fraud Office investigating oil firm Soma

2:54pm BST

LONDON/NAIROBI - Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has launched a criminal investigation into the British exploration firm Soma Oil and Gas, which has been searching for oil in Somalia.

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Pacific Rim free trade talks fall short of deal

9:37am BST

LAHAINA, Hawaii - Pacific Rim trade ministers failed to clinch a deal on Friday to free up trade between a dozen nations after a dispute flared up over auto trade between Japan and North America, New Zealand dug in over dairy trade and no agreement was reached on monopoly periods for next-generation drugs. | Video

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Exclusive - Donald Trump's companies have sought visas to import at least 1,100 workers

9:26am BST

By Mica Rosenberg, Ryan McNeill, Megan Twohey and Michelle Conlin

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Zimbabwe calls for extradition of Cecil the lion's killer

12:09am BST

HARARE - The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion was a "foreign poacher" who paid for an illegal hunt and he should be extradited to Zimbabwe to face justice, environment minister Oppah Muchinguri said on Friday. | Video

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Australia bushfire threatens homes

A bushfire fuelled by strong winds is threatening homes in Australia's Blue Mountains. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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