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The 2017 federal election in Germany is coming up September 24. Will incumbent Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) remain or Martin Schulz of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) be the next leader ? The latest Deutschland Trend poll by ARD put the CDU on 39 percent and the SPD on 22 percent, sho...

September 5, 2017
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World  - President Xi Jinping of China, which hosted the 3-day 9th BRICS summit in the coastal city of Xiamen from Sep 3 - 5 , said China will pledge US$80 million to boost the emerging five economies representing the BRICS members, - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The money will be earmarked for economic and technological cooperat...

September 5, 2017
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Tokyo - The Imperial Household Agency announced in a much-anticipated televised news conference Sunday, that Princess Mako , the eldest grandchild of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko , will marry a former university classmate Kei Komuro. The wedding will take place after the summer of 2018. Mako is the eldest daughter of Prince Akishino, Akihito...

September 3, 2017
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Mumbai,India - A dilapidated century-old residential six-storey building collapsed Thursday morning in the congested Bhendi Bazar area of south Mumbai, killing at least 21 people and wounding 12 others. About 30 others are still feared trapped under the debris of concrete and iron rods. Thirteen people were rescued and were recover...

August 31, 2017
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FRANKFURT - A male nurse, identified as Niels Hoegel, who was convicted in 2015 of killing two patients in Germany with overdoses of heart medication is now believed to have killed 86 patients. According to police investigation on Monday, he has confessed in many of the cases and the true scale of his crime could even be larger as...

August 30, 2017
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Copenhagen, Denmark: Danish police confirmed on Aug. 23, 2017 that a headless torso found on a beach off Copenhagen has been identified as that of missing 30-yr old Swedish journalist Kim Wall, last seen alive August 10 aboard a home-made submarine to interview owner and inventor Peter Madsen. Police say Wall’s head, arms and le...

August 30, 2017
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HOUSTON — It is “one of the largest disasters America has ever faced,” Gov. Greg Abbott said of destructive storm Harvey which pummeled southeast Texas for a fourth day with forecasts of more rain. The tropical cyclone is causing unprecedented and catastrophic flooding that had turned neighborhoods into lakes. It is the stron...

August 29, 2017
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Spanish police on Monday shot dead the main suspect in last Thursday's Barcelona attack, Younes Abouyaaqoub. Police believe he was the driver of a van which careered down the Las Ramblas avenue, killing 14 and injuring more than 100. He was killed during the operation in Subirats, some 25 miles (40km) west of Barcelona near a sewage treatment w...

August 23, 2017
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Rising star 17-year old Kaitlin de Guzman delivered the Philippines' second gymnastic gold at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games with her victory in the uneven bars category on Tuesday. De Guzman feat ended the country's 20-year old gold-medal drought in women's artistic gymnastics. She scored 12.875 points to rule the said event, followed by Traci...

August 23, 2017
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A 7-month old baby and his two brothers, aged eight and eleven, have been pulled alive from the rubble of a house after an earthquake struck the Italian holiday island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, Italy on Monday at about 9 pm that killed two women and left 39 injured. TV cameras recorded cheers going up as the last brother, 11-year-old C...

August 23, 2017
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