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Pressure builds on Bernie Sanders to drop out of race

Pressure is building on Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to give up his fight for the Democratic presidential nomination. Hillary Clinton has been declared the presumptive Democratic nominee after winning four out of six primaries on Tuesday. Mr Sanders has virtually no path to the nomination but has vowed to fight …

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Tel Aviv shooting: Four killed in shopping centre attack

Two Palestinian gunmen killed four people and wounded six others after opening fire at a popular open-air shopping and restaurant area of central Tel Aviv, Israeli authorities say. The attacks took place in two locations in Sarona Market, close to Israel’s defence ministry and main army HQ. Police said the …

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Mother 'burnt her daughter to death' over marriage

Police in the Pakistani city of Lahore have arrested a woman suspected of murdering her daughter for marrying without family consent. Police say the body of Zeenat Rafiq shows signs of torture. She was doused with fuel and set alight. Her mother Parveen is accused of luring her back from …

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France releases terror alert app ahead of Euro 2016

The French government has released a mobile phone app to alert the public in the event of a terrorist attack. The app is being released ahead of the Euro 2016 football tournament, which starts on Friday. It will alert geo-located users “in case of a suspected attack”, the interior ministrysaid …

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Clinton hails 'milestone for women'

Hillary Clinton has thanked her supporters for helping her reach a historic moment for women – the Democratic nomination for president. “Thanks to you, we’ve reached a milestone,” she told cheering crowds at a rally in New York. She hailed “the first time in our nation’s history that a woman …

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World Bank downgrades 2016 Global Growth Forecast to 2.4 percent

The World Bank is downgrading its 2016 global growth forecast to 2.4 percent from the 2.9 percent pace projected in January. The move is due to sluggish growth in advanced economies, stubbornly low commodity prices, weak global trade, and diminishing capital flows. According to the latest update of its Global …

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Muhammad Ali death: Obama will not attend memorial

US President Barack Obama will not attend a memorial to the late boxer Muhammad Ali on Friday, the White House says. Ali died last Friday at the age of 74 in hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. World leaders will be among thousands attending Friday’s procession and memorial service in Louisville, Kentucky, …

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US election: Clinton set to cement hold on nomination

Hillary Clinton is hoping to claim victory in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination after six states have finished holding primaries. The Associated Press says Mrs Clinton has already reached the 2,383 delegates needed, taking into account pledges of support from so-called superdelegates. She looks set to win New …

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Hunting for humans: Malawian albinos murdered for their bones

For Agness Jonathan, every day is a gamble with her children’s lives. Simple questions like whether they should go to school carry an unimaginable risk of death and dismemberment to satisfy a barbaric demand. This is because her daughters are living with albinism, a genetic condition resulting in little or …

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Istanbul bomb attack on police bus 'kills 11'

A car bomb attack targeting a police bus has killed at least 11 people in central Istanbul, officials say. The explosives were remotely detonated as the vehicle passed through the busy Vezneciler district at the morning rush hour, reports said. No group has said it carried out the attack. Violence …

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