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Taliban's New Leader Urges Unity, Playing Down Peace Talk

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
KABUL, Afghanistan - Two days after acknowledging that its supreme commander, Mullah Muhammad Omar, was dead, the Taliban released an audio recording said to be from the group's new leader.
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Facebook says drone ready for real-world testing later this year

Reuters - ‎Jul 30, 2015‎
MENLO PARK, Calif. Facebook Inc (FB.O) announced on Thursday it has completed building its first full-scale drone, which has the wingspan of a Boeing 737 and will provide Internet access to the most remote parts of the world.

Land Clearing Process Starts in Goreangab - ‎10 hours ago‎
WHAT was anticipated to turn out as the day people forcefully occupy land has turned out as a peaceful Friday morning with hundreds of volunteers coming out to clear the identified land around 08h00 in the Goreangab surrounding.
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No TPP deal reached in Hawaii meeting

Fox News Latino - ‎1 hour ago‎
The latest ministerial meeting for a proposed 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership ended without a final deal being reached, although the delegates said significant progress was made.

Westchester Native Mark Zuckerberg Says He's Going To Be A Dad

The Daily Voice - ‎7 hours ago‎
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are expecting a baby girl. Photo Credit: Facebook. Related Stories. Woman Grateful For Puppy's Safe Return In Briarcliff · Westchester Offers Free Back-To-School Shots · Westchester's Joe Girardi Adds App ...
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Cecil The Lion's Brother Jericho Killed in Zimbabwe, Reportedly by an Illegal ...

People Magazine - ‎2 hours ago‎
Cecil the lion's brother, Jericho, was reportedly shot and killed in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe on Saturday, according to a senior park official.
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Police commissioner submits Marikana response with barely hour to spare

Times LIVE - ‎12 hours ago‎
National Police Commissioner,Riah Phiyega, during the Marikana Commission of Inquiry in Rustenburg in the North West Province. Image by: Antonio Muchave/SOWETAN.
Phiyega living on the edge with job appeal
Phiyega fights on for top job
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Buhari Visits Benin Republic

Benin Republic The Nigerian President is not relenting in his efforts towards building the required coalition to effectively tackle the challenge of insurgency in Nigeria's north-east.
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Vice President Osinbajo Visits IDP Camp In Kano State

Osinbajo Nigeria's Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, says the Federal Government (FG) would look into the possibility of incorporating the Kano-adopted Borno children into the presidential initiative for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP).
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Cameroon deports 2500 'illegal' Nigerians in fight against Boko Haram

Daily Mail - ‎5 hours ago‎
Cameroon has 'rounded up' and deported more than 2,500 Nigerians in a new security measure against Boko Haram. International human rights organisations have slammed the Cameroonian authorities for sending the people, who had fled the West African ...
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Burundian Foreign Minister: Government Ready for Talks

Voice of America - ‎Jul 31, 2015‎
BUJUMBURA—. Burundi's foreign affairs minister says the government is ready to talk to opposition parties and other opponents of President Pierre Nkurunziza's re-election bid, which resulted in a landslide victory last week.

DBN improves digital interface

Namibia Economist - ‎Jul 31, 2015‎
The Development Bank of Namibia this week unveiled its revamped and upgraded website where prospective borrowers can obtain relevant information and criteria.
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China aims to be "most reliable partner" for Africa's industrialization

ecns - ‎21 hours ago‎
Decades after supporting African countries to win independence and liberation, China has positioned itself as "a most desirable and reliable" partner for the continent on its journey to industrialization.
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Oil posts worst decline in 2015 as rig count rise

MarketWatch - ‎Jul 31, 2015‎
Crude-oil futures closed lower Friday, with West Texas Intermediate crude for September delivery CLU5, -3.61% giving up $1.40, or roughly 2.9%, to settle at $47.12 a barrel.
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Ferrari 488 Snapped Up in Oz

Ward's Auto - ‎Jul 31, 2015‎
The average age of Ferrari owners in Australia is decreasing and now is at 48 years old, an executive says, with demand accelerating as confidence levels rise among small-to-medium-sized business owners.

Should you upgrade to Windows 10?

Economic Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
On July 29, Microsoft launched its newest operating system for PCs, tablets and hybrid devices. As part of this launch, users running licensed versions of Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1 are eligible for a free upgrade over the internet.
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Apple and BMW have been exploring partnerships on cars

Engadget - ‎1 hour ago‎
Apple and BMW may eventually have more in common than just some features in your car's infotainment system. Sources for both Reuters and Manager Magazin understand that the two companies have had "exploratory talks," including a trip by Apple ...
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Samsung confirms Gear A smartwatch along with a few specs

Android Authority (blog) - ‎Jul 31, 2015‎
A couple of weeks back, Samsung launched an SDK for round-smartwatches, which, along with a leaked spec sheet, prompted rumors that the company was preparing to release a new wearable.
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From the CBC archives: 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper hosts 2006 comedy festival - ‎1 hour ago‎
Everyone knew him as one of the top wrestling villains in WWE history, but 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper and his mean persona also knew how to work a crowd looking for a laugh.
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'See you soon!' Foo Fighters tell 1000 fans who performed in Italy

BBC News - ‎Jul 31, 2015‎
Foo Fighters fans have been trying to persuade the band to play in Italy in a pretty spectacular way. A thousand people turned up in Cesena, on the country's east coast, to demonstrate how much they want the US band to come to their city.
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Would you, could you, read the new Dr. Seuss?

Pembroke Daily Observer - ‎3 hours ago‎
Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP Dr. Seuss' never-before-published book, "What Pet Should I Get?" is seen on display on the day it is released for sale at the Books and Books store on July 28, 2015.
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Darren Lehmann backs Australia captain Michael Clarke

SkySports - ‎11 hours ago‎
Australia coach Darren Lehmann will give struggling captain Michael Clarke "as long as he needs" to turn around his poor form.
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Ronda Rousey takes UFC 190 fight to Bethe Correia's backyard and it's personal

National Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
GLENDALE, Calif. - Ronda Rousey is in charge now. The unbeaten bantamweight champion is the biggest star in the UFC, and she could have staged her next title defence anywhere in the world before she moves on to her next acting job or book tour stop ...
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Jose Mourinho expects to still be managing when he's in his 70s - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Jose Mourinho has revealed that he expects to continue as a manager until he is in his seventies. Mourinho's Chelsea side take on the longest-serving manager in the Premier League, Arsène Wenger, in Sunday's Community Shield.
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Stunning images reveal Blue Moon's true colors (PHOTOS)

RT - ‎1 hour ago‎
A rare celestial phenomenon dazzled people around the world, as the Blue Moon lit up the skies to disprove its name. A Blue Moon, while apparently not truly blue in color, could be observed on Friday night.
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Could Human Beings Ever Reach 'Earth 2.0'? - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Kepler-452b is the most Earth-like planet ever discovered, a place with just enough sunlight to possibly support the crops and house plants of life forms like ourselves.
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Scientists have measured a comet's impenetrable shield in action for the 1st time

Economic Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
By Jessica Orwig Comets are often referred to as the dirty snow balls of space, and they are in a constant battle against the sun, which is trying to strip them bare.
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Aurora light display seen beyond our Solar System

BBC News - ‎Jul 30, 2015‎
An aurora has been spotted outside our Solar System for the first time, scientists report. An international team detected the light display around a brown dwarf about 18 light years away in the Lyra constellation.
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Bronx Residents Anxious After 4th Death From Legionnaires' Disease

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The death toll from the largest outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in New York City in at least three years rose on Saturday as city officials said that the illness had killed a fourth person.
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Cry for space in public places for breastfeeding

Times of India - ‎1 hour ago‎
GUWAHATI: On the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week observed here on Saturday, health experts and activists have asked the state government to set up breastfeeding corners in public places across the state so that mothers can attend to infants at ...
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Buffalo Welcomes Return of Ice Bucket Challenge at ALS Walk

TWC News - ‎16 minutes ago‎
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The 2015 Buffalo Walk to Defeat ALS Saturday morning saw close to 1,000 people taking a lap around Delaware Park and a bucket of water to the face, as the Ice Bucket Challenge kicked off for a second year.

FG Launches National Hepatitis Policy - ‎Jul 31, 2015‎
Abuja - Worried by the rising cases of viral hepatitis, the Federal Government Thursday in Abuja launched a National Policy for the Control of Viral Hepatitis.
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