UK royal Kate appears on cover of Vogue's 100th anniversary edition

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  • May 01, 2016
LONDON The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, will appear on the cover of the 100th anniversary edition of the British version of fashion magazine Vogue, following in the path of her husband's late mother, Princess Diana.Late on Saturday Vogue revea...
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Sex trafficking 'staggering' in illegal Latin American gold mines: researchers

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  • Mar 30, 2016
BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The scale of sex trafficking around illegal gold mines in parts of Latin America is "staggering," and thousands of people working there are prey to labor exploitation by organized crime groups, a think-tank said on...
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A year after stampede, Shanghai opts out of New Year celebration

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  • Dec 29, 2015
SHANGHAI Authorities in the Chinese city of Shanghai have opted not to organize New Year celebrations the historic riverfront Bund this week, a year after a stampede killed 36 people.City spokesman Xu Wei announced the decision on Tuesday, state broadc...
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Man pulled out alive after Taiwan quake, more than 130 people still trapped

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  • Feb 07, 2016
TAINAN, Taiwan Rescuers in Taiwan pulled a young man alive from a collapsed apartment tower on Sunday more than 24 hours after a strong earthquake shook the island, and kept searching for more than 130 people believed trapped in the ruins of the buildi...
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Central Philippines in darkness as typhoon Melor hits

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  • Dec 15, 2015
MANILA Wide areas of the central Philippines were plunged into darkness on Tuesday as powerful typhoon Melor barreled into the coconut-growing region, causing flooding, storm surges and forcing almost 800,000 people to evacuate their homes, officials s...
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Todt optimistic of resolving qualifying problem

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  • Apr 02, 2016
MANAMA Formula One stakeholders will meet on Sunday to decide what to do with the much-criticized new qualifying format, with the head of the sport's governing body saying he is confident of reaching a solution."I am optimistic that we will get a unani...
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Cuban baseball stars, the Gurriel brothers, abandon team

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  • Feb 08, 2016
HAVANA Two brothers from Cuba's preeminent baseball family have abandoned a Cuban team traveling in the Dominican Republic, presumably to defect and later seek professional careers in the United States, official Cuban media reported on Monday.Yulieski ...
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Judge dismisses Pennsylvania woman's lawsuit against Bill Cosby

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  • Jan 25, 2016
A U.S. federal judge on Thursday dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought by a Pennsylvania woman against Bill Cosby, which contended the comedian smeared her character when he accused her of lying in claiming he had sexually assaulted her in the 1980s.R...
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Japan to resume whaling in the Antarctic despite IWC ruling

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  • Nov 28, 2015
TOKYO Japan has decided to resume whaling in the Antarctic Ocean by the end of March after a hiatus since last year, a move likely to prompt international outrage.The International Court of Justice ruled in March last year that Japan's decades-old whal...
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Petrova denies wrongdoing after positive meldonium test

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  • Mar 28, 2016
SOFIA Bulgarian triple jumper Gabriela Petrova, runner-up at the 2015 European indoor championships in Prague, has denied any wrong-doing after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium."I have not violated, in any way, the anti-doping rules ...
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