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Italy bridge collapse: State of emergency declared

As workers continued to search for survivors after a bridge collapse in Genoa killed dozens, Italy's Prime Minister declared a state of emergency and pledged extra funds for rescue efforts.

India launches first all-female SWAT team

India's first all-female Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team took to the streets of New Delhi this week as the country marked 71 years of independence.

Modi says India will launch manned space mission by 2022

India will launch its first manned mission to space by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day address to the nation.

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Deadly Lack of Security Plagues Nigeria as Buhari Seeks Re-election

In the northwestern state of Zamfara, bandit groups are pretty much in charge. The official response has been lackluster.

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Secret Audio? In Trump World, There's Always a Tape

Lordy, there are tapes. And tapes and tapes and more tapes. Omarosa Manigault Newman’s former colleagues say they are shocked that she secretly recorded private conversations with President Donald Trump and his chief of staff. But surreptitious ...

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Caruana Galizia: Malta journalist's son seeks 'full picture'

The son of murdered anti-corruption blogger Caruana Galizia urges Malta to hold a public inquiry.

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US Welcomes Decision by Congo's Kabila Not to Run for Presidency

The United States has welcomed the decision by Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila to not seek re-election, saying the ruling party's move to name a candidate other than Kabila "represents a significant step forward for Congolese democracy." "We are encouraged by this sign that he (Kabila) intends to uphold his commitments to ...

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Venezuela Seeks Arrest of Opposition Leader in Drone Episode

A former National Assembly leader was ordered arrested as the government trained its sights on opposition figures after a weekend attack on the ...

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Reagan's Would-Be Assassin Seeks Unconditional Release

The man who shot and wounded U.S. President Ronald Reagan in 1981 has asked a federal court in Washington to lift all restrictions imposed on him ...

International army games opportunity to sell weapons: Chinese state media

China is using a massive international military competition as "a marketing and advertising show" to sell its weapons and military goods, as the country seeks to solidify its place as one of the world's largest arms exporters.

Trump's mileage rollback plan could leave automakers in costly limbo

In the car industry, key product decisions are typically locked down three to five years in advance.

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Detained Chinese Professor Moved to Unknown Location

Sun Wenguang, a retired professor from the Shandong province of northeastern China, who was apparently detained by Chinese authorities during a live-telephone interview with VOA last week, has been moved from a military-run hotel where he was held to an undisclosed location, hotel personnel told Voice of America’s Mandarin Service Sunday ...

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