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Daily Archives: July 27, 2016

Metallica, Rihanna to headline anti-poverty concert

NEW YORK (AFP) – Heavy metal greats Metallica and pop superstar Rihanna will headline the latest Global Citizen Festival, which will mobilize fans to fight the world s most extreme poverty. The festival, to take place on September 24 in New York s Central Park, “sells” tickets based on actions taken such ...

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Beyonce, Adele lead MTV Video Music Award nods

NEW YORK (AFP) – Beyonce on Tuesday led nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards as she basked in acclaim for her film-album “Lemonade.” The pop diva was in the running for 11 awards at MTV s annual extravaganza, which will take place August 28 in New York s Madison Square Garden, ...

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Mom, two kids found dead in apparent murder-suicide: Police

A US mother has shot dead her two children before taking her own life at an Arizona home in an apparent murder-suicide, authorities say. Police found the bodies of the mom and her 17-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter on Tuesday inside their home in suburban Phoenix. Officials believe the case ...

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Sanders supporters burn Israeli flag outside DNC venue

Supporters of former US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders have set the Israeli flag on fire during a protest rally outside the venue of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Sanders supporters joined up with several other groups, including Black Lives Matter protesters and pro-Palestinian marchers, in a protest Tuesday night that ...

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Over 37,000 have fled South Sudan to Uganda: UNHCR

The United Nations says over 37,000 people fleeing the conflict in South Sudan have entered Uganda over the last three weeks. “In the past three weeks there have been more refugee arrivals in Uganda than in the entire first six months of 2016,” which was 33,838 people, said the United ...

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China slams US, Japan, Australia for ‘fanning tensions’

China has lashed out at the United States, Japan and Australia for issuing a joint statement on the South China Sea, saying it was only “fanning the flames” of regional tensions. In a joint statement on Monday, the foreign ministers of the three countries expressed ‘strong support’ for Southeast Asian ...

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US wants to avoid confrontation in South China Sea: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said Washington wanted to avoid “confrontation” in the disputed South China Sea and help resolve the issue peacefully. Kerry made the remarks in Manila, the Philippines, on Wednesday after meeting his Philippine counterpart Perfecto Yasay. The top dipomats discussed Manila’s sweeping victory in the arbitration ...

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