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Thu, Jul 30 2015

Calais migrants undaunted by extra French riot police

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CALAIS, France - Migrants massed around the entrance to the Channel Tunnel said on Thursday they would keep trying to sneak across to Britain, undaunted by the arrival of 120 extra riot police on the French side.

UK, World 30 Jul 2015

Greece's Tsipras asserts control over party with congress vote

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ATHENS - Greece's ruling Syriza movement backed a call on Thursday from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to hold an emergency party congress as he seeks to assert his control over rebel lawmakers balking at new bailout talks.

30 Jul 2015

Religious assailant attacks Jerusalem Gay Pride parade, wounding six

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JERUSALEM - An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stabbed and wounded six participants, two of them seriously, in the annual Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem on Thursday, with police saying the suspect was jailed for a similar attack 10 years ago. | Video

30 Jul 2015

First aim is to restore Yemeni government in Aden, Sanaa later - Arab-led bloc

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DUBAI - The Saudi led-coalition fighting to reinstate Yemen's exiled government aims first to set it up in the mostly recaptured port city of Aden and then return it to Sanaa if possible via peace talks with Houthi foes, a coalition spokesman said on Thursday.

World, Yemen, Middle East 30 Jul 2015

Russia modernising S-300 missile system for Iran - RIA, citing Putin aide

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MOSCOW - Russia is modernising its S-300 missile system to supply to Iran, an adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, RIA news agency reported.

30 Jul 2015

Indian Ocean debris almost certainly from Boeing 777

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SAINT-DENIS, Reunion - Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially providing some answers for families of those aboard last year's vanished flight MH370. | Video

U.S. agency probes possible legal violation in lion killing - source

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- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating whether the killing of a beloved lion by an American dentist in Zimbabwe was part of a conspiracy to violate a U.S. law against illegal wildlife trading, a source close to the case told Reuters on Thursday. | Video

World, Africa 30 Jul 2015

Scioli maintains lead in Argentina presidential race - poll

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BUENOS AIRES - Daniel Scioli, the ruling party's candidate in Argentina's presidential election, maintained his lead over his more business-friendly rival in July, excerpts of a poll published on Thursday showed.

30 Jul 2015

Canada's election campaign seen starting Sunday

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OTTAWA/MONTREAL - Speculation mounted on Thursday that Canada's election campaign will formally begin on Sunday, with the governing Conservatives planning a Montreal rally on Sunday evening at which Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to speak.

30 Jul 2015

Brazil's Rousseff announces more education spending cuts

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BRASILIA/SAO PAULO - Brazil announced another cut to education spending on Thursday, the latest step back from President Dilma Rousseff's pledge to turn the Latin American giant into an "education nation" in her second term.

30 Jul 2015