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Boxing School in Rio Slum Shows Sport's Power Before Olympics Beneath a street lamp in one of Rio de Janeiro's slums, 19-year-old boxer Wanderson de Oliveira does pull-ups from a metal bar outside the Fight for Peace academy while two skinny young boys watch intently. Much of the Complexo da Maré, a teeming neighbo
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Intense Fighting in Afghan Provinces Kills Dozens Intense fighting has broken out in several Afghan provinces over the last few days, with government forces and their Taliban foes each claiming to have inflicted heavy casualties. Afghan security troops also have been battling Islamic State militants. In
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Political Knives Flashing as Brexit Fallout Turns Allies into Foes Tory Day of Treachery was the headline blazoned across Friday's front page of the Daily Mail, an influential middle-market British tabloid that campaigned vigorously to break with the European Union. Marking Thursdays surprise announcement by Boris Johnso
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African Lions Plight Persists After Cecil Killing Some call it the Cecil the lion effect. A year ago, an American killed a lion in Zimbabwe in what authorities said was an illegal hunt, infuriating people worldwide and invigorating an international campaign against trophy hunting in Africa. Some conserva
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US Attorney General to Accept Recommendations in Clinton Email Case U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch will accept the recommendations of career employees of the Justice Department, which is looking into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state, officials said Friday. FBI offi
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Ceremonies in UK, France Mark Battle of the Somme Centenary Soldiers, politicians, royalty and ordinary citizens stood in silence, heads bowed, on Friday in ceremonies across Britain and France to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest battles in history. Th
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Myanmar Decries Demotion on US Human Trafficking Blacklist Myanmar called sad and regrettable a move by the United States to place the country on a list of the world's worst human trafficking offenders, while rights groups welcomed it as long overdue. The demotion came Thursday when the U.S. State Department rele
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Austrian Court Overturns Presidential Election Results Austrias highest court has overturned the results of presidential election, citing procedural irregularities and ordered a rerun to be held in September or October, an unprecedented decision in the country's post-war history. The final vote count showed f
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China Sea Dispute Drives Interest in India's Anti-ship Missile Indias plans to sell advanced missile systems to countries like Vietnam got a boost this week after New Delhi joined an exclusive global club of countries controlling the export of missile technology. Security analysts say membership in the Missile Techno
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Texas Gun Range Offers Free Training to LGBT People Cheryl Burgin is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who knows how to handle firearms and feels the need to have one now as a lesbian living with her wife in Humble, Texas. There is a target that has been painted on peoples backs now if they are part of th
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