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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Indian prime minister, dies at 93

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India's tenth prime minister, died Thursday in New Delhi at the age of 93.

Stranded rescue ship with 141 migrants allowed to dock in Malta

A migrant rescue ship has docked in Malta after being stranded for days in the Mediterranean amid a diplomatic dispute over which country should accept the 141 migrants on board.

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John Smyth, Christian Camp Leader Accused of Beatings, Dies at 77

He left Britain after an inquiry found he had brutally beaten young men at elite camps. But he was never prosecuted and went on to open similar camps ... /
African migrants in disbelief as Israeli law cuts their salaries

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — African migrants in Israel have been detained, threatened with deportation and faced hostility from lawmakers and residents. ...

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former Prime Minister of India, Dies at 93

As India’s leader from 1998 to 2004, Mr. Vajpayee ended a long moratorium on nuclear tests but also eased tensions with Pakistan and built closer ...

Aretha Franklin, the 'Queen of Soul,' dies at 76

She was able to shift seamlessly from thunderous gospel chord progressions to propulsive R&B beats to bouncy jazz riffs.

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, prime minister who made India a nuclear power, dies at 93

He shocked the world in May 1998 with five underground nuclear tests, prompting international sanctions, rattling neighbors and setting off an arms race with archrival Pakistan.

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WWE wrestler Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart dies aged 63

The 63-year-old was tag team partner with his brother-in-law Bret Hart. His daughter is also a wrestler. /
Teaching black boys to shine in tech: All Star Code celebrates in the Hamptons with Soledad O’Brien, Van Jones

(All Star Code Summer Gala Host, Soledad O’Brien, talks about why she’s so dedicated to mentoring.) It’s no secret that the technology sector suffers from a lack of diversity– but one program is showing young black men how to become bosses, by making them all star coders. The non-profit organization All Star Code– ...

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Bui Tin, Colonel Who Accepted South Vietnam’s Surrender, Dies at 90

He had a prominent role in the Vietnam War’s final moments, but he later fled the country and became an unlikely critic of its ruling Communist Party.

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Muthuvel Karunanidhi, 94, Screenwriter Turned Politician, Dies

India’s longest-serving legislator, he challenged the caste system’s hold on his country, first in cinema and later in politics.

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British tourist, 23, dies after Ibiza 'fight'

Authorities in the resort of San Antonio are investigating the death, the Foreign Office say.

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Nobel winner VS Naipaul dies at 85

The Nobel laureate died surrounded "by those he loved" at his home in London, his wife confirms. /
Daycare worker receives an 11-month sentence for leaving toddler in ‘Hot Car Death’

A Pensacola, FL daycare worker was found responsible for the death of a toddler who was left inside a deathly hot van and has been sentenced to less than a year in jail. According to USA Today, 29-year-old Louvenia Johnson pleaded no contest in June to aggravated manslaughter of a child by culpable negligence, only […] The post Daycare ...

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US Federal Probe Begins Into Theft, Crash of Stolen Aircraft

U.S. federal investigators began probing Saturday the theft and crash of a passenger airliner late Friday near Seattle in the northwestern U.S. state of Washington. National Transportation Safety Board Regional Director Debra Eckrote told ...

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US migrants: Judge orders deportation plane turnaround

A family are flown back from El Salvador after being deported midway through their asylum appeal.

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US Cheers South Sudan’s Progress Toward Peace, Expects 'Long Process'

While the Trump administration applauds this week's progress in South Sudan's peace talks, it expects that ending nearly five years of civil war and ...

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Takeshi Onaga, Critic of U.S. Bases as Okinawa Governor, Dies at 67

A conservative who defied Japan’s ruling party, he opposed not just the relocation of a Marine base on the island but the entire American military presence there.

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Jarrod Lyle: Australian golfer dies aged 36

Enduring cancer, he left a final message: "My time was short, but... hopefully it wasn't wasted."

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Man dies in border security altercation at Canada airport

A foreigner being removed from Canada died after an incident with border security, officials say.

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Migrants Walk Off Italy’s Tomato Fields, and Into Its Immigration Debate

After two road accidents killed 16 migrant laborers in 48 hours, hundreds went on strike to protest slavelike conditions that defy easy solutions.

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Cows help cops catch car chase suspect

A herd of cows provided Florida police with a "big assist" in capturing a woman who was on the run.

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Migrant farmers strike in Italy after 16 road deaths

Labourers down tools shouting "we are not slaves" days after two crashes killed 16 migrant workers.

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African migrants strike after road deaths

Labourers down tools shouting "we are not slaves" days after two crashes killed 16 migrant workers.

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Germany Reaches Deal With Spain to Return Refugees

The agreement is a sign of how much German politics have shifted since 2015, when Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed more than a million migrants.

Kenya's former 400m hurdles world champion dies after car crash

Kenya's former 400m hurdles world champion, Nicholas Bett has died after a car crash Wednesday.

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Nicholas Bett: Kenya's former 400m hurdles world champion dies aged 28

Kenya's former 400m hurdles world champion Nicholas Bett dies aged 28 in a car crash.

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