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Scotland And Northern Ireland React To Brexit Vote

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The political ramifications of Britain’s historic decision to leave the European Union began early. Not long after polls confirmed that the British people had endorsed a Brexit vote by 52 to 48 percent, United Kingdom Conservative Party Prime Minister David Cameron, who led the Remain campaign, announced his resignation outside his official residence at10 Downing Street. He declared his intention to stand down by October. ... Read More »

Venezuela: Petition For Maduro Recall Vote ‘Validated’

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Venezuela’s opposition says it has collected enough valid signatures to move forward with its bid to remove President Nicolas Maduro in a referendum. Thousands of people finished giving their fingerprints to electoral authorities on Friday, wrapping up a key stage in their drive for a recall vote against the embattled president. “The total national validation, in spite of all the obstacles, is 409,313 signatures. The ... Read More »

Man Charged For ‘Attempting To Kill’ Donald Trump


A 19-year-old man has been charged for trying to grab a police officer’s gun at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas and use it to kill the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. According to a complaint filed in the US District Court in Nevada on Monday, Michael Sandford tried to disarm the officer at the June 18 rally at the Mystere Theatre in the Treasure ... Read More »

Egypt Court ‘Voids’ Red Sea Islands’ Transfer To Saudi

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An Egyptian court has reversed a decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. Tuesday’s verdict by the highest administrative court in Cairo declared void a maritime border accord with Saudi Arabia, which would have seen Egypt surrender control of the Tiran and Sanafir islands at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba. While the verdict is not final, it could deal ... Read More »

Israel Army ‘Mistakenly’ Kills Palestinian Teen


Israeli troops have mistakenly killed a Palestinian boy while responding with gunfire to stones being thrown at Israeli vehicles in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli army said. An earlier statement from the military had identified the boy as an assailant. The mayor of his village identified the victim as 15-year-old Mahmoud Badran. Abdul Karim Kassem, head of the local council of the Palestinian village ... Read More »

Mexico: Six Killed In Clashes During Teachers’ Protest

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Violent clashes between police and members of a radical teachers’ union, who had blockaded roads in southern Mexico, have left at least six people dead and more than 100 injured, officials said. The teachers from the National Coordinator of Education Workers, or CNTE, are opposed to the mandatory testing of teachers as part of Mexico’s sweeping education reform and are also protesting against the arrest ... Read More »

Egyptair Crash: Flight Recorders Severely Damaged

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The memory units of both flight recorders from the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea last month are severely damaged, according to Egyptian aircraft accident investigation committee sources. The memory units of the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) – collectively known as the “black box” – will require “lots of time and effort” to fix, the sources said ... Read More »

Refugees: UNHCR Says Displacement Hit Record In 2015

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The United Nations refugee agency says persecution and conflict in places such as Syria and Afghanistan raised the total number of refugees and internally displaced people worldwide to a record 65.3 million at the end of last year. The previous year, 2014, had already seen the highest number of refugees worldwide since World War II, with 60 million displaced people. But last year – when ... Read More »

UAE: ‘War is Over’ For Emirati Troops in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates says the “war is over” for its troops in Yemen, though it may continue to keep them there for “counterterrorism operations”. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi’s crown prince and supreme commander of the UAE armed forces, carried the announcement on his official Twitter account late on Wednesday. He was quoting Anwar Gargash, UAE’s junior minister for foreign affairs, who had ... Read More »

Crashed Egyptair MS804 Wreckage Finally Found

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Egypt says that it has spotted and obtained images from the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea last month, killing all 66 people on board. The country’s investigation committee said on Wednesday a survey vessel, the John Lethbridge, “had identified several main locations of the wreckage”. The John Lethbridge has been contracted by the Egyptian government from the Mauritius-based Deep Ocean Search ... Read More »

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