2011

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VIDEO: IS 'destroyed Syria airbase' used by Russia

A strategically significant Syrian airbase, used by Russia, appears to have been almost completely destroyed - according to new satellite imagery exclusively seen by the BBC. Stratfor analyst Sim Tack
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Low-paid teacher 'set up armed gang'

Suspect reportedly turned to violent crime because of his paltry salary.
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EgyptAir explosion claims disputed

Officials in Egypt dispute a claim that human remains found from an EgyptAir crash are so small it suggests an explosion was responsible.
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IS 'destroyed aircraft' at Syria base

New satellite imagery appears to reveal extensive damage to a major airbase in Syria used by Russia after an attack by Islamic State militants.
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Gord Downie: Hip frontman, freestyling lyricist and Canada's troubadour

As the frontman for The Tragically Hip, Gord Downie's voice has provided the soundtrack for so many Canadians who came of age in the '90s, continuing
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Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie has terminal cancer, band plans tour 'for Gord'

Gord Downie, lead singer of iconic Canadian rock band the Tragically Hip, announced this morning he has a form of terminal brain cancer.
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Freddie Gray verdict: Activists frustrated, wondering about the cases against other officers

It was one of the most closely watched cases in recent years of a black man dying after being in police custody. With†Baltimore reeling from demonstrations that sometimes had become violent, Maril
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Apple Annie was a California original who charmed many from her little snack stand in L.A.

Apple Annie may have been the most well-known snack stand operator in Los Angeles history.† When she died at age 60 in 1943, the Los Angeles Times reported the news at the top of the front page, l
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Banks Board Bureau chief says it's time for mergers

He said India's state-owned banks need to merge into half a dozen well-capitalised institutions that can underwrite economic growth
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Donald Trump has done the unthinkable: Unite Silicon Valley

In†a†place normally preoccupied with drafting code and†dazzling investors,†suddenly everyone in Silicon Valley has an opinion about the presidential election. And it tends to be the same opinion.
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A boarding school in India saves girls from lives of prostitution

In the bare dirt courtyard of a low-slung building in a small farming village, a group of girls chase one another in a round of kabaddi, a local schoolyard game a bit like Red Rover. It could be a
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Essential Politics: The Jerry Brown factor

When it comes to endorsements in California Democratic politics, Gov. Jerry Brown is about as good as it gets. At least, thatís what Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris hopes. Good morning from the the state
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What you need to know about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima

On Friday, President Obama will visit Hiroshima, Japan, becoming the only sitting U.S. president to visit the first city targeted in a nuclear attack. While the exact details of Obama's trip have
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Freddie Gray verdict leaves activists frustrated and wondering about the cases against other officers

It was one of the most closely watched cases in recent years of a black man dying after being in police custody. With†Baltimore reeling from demonstrations that sometimes had become violent, Mari
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The date on the milk carton says it's expired, but is it?

Think how many times you've checked a carton of milk or wedge of cheese in your fridge and saw that it had passed the date on the package.†The typical response is to throw it away. However, expert
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