US election: Obama endorses Clinton as political heir

July 28th, 2016

President Obama delivers an impassioned Democratic convention speech, hailing Hillary Clinton as his heir and rounding on “demagogue” Donald Trump.

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Australia: MH370 captain’s simulator had Indian Ocean route

July 28th, 2016

FILE - In this April 8, 2014, file photo a school utility worker mops a mural depicting the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at the Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino High School campus at Makati city, east of Manila, Philippines. Australian officials confirmed on Thursday, July 28, 2016 that data recovered from a home flight simulator owned by the captain of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 showed that someone had used the device to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean, where the missing jet is believed to have crashed. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)SYDNEY (AP) — Australian officials confirmed on Thursday that data recovered from a home flight simulator owned by the captain of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 showed that someone had used the device to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean, where the missing jet is believed to have crashed.


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US election: We’ll carry Clinton to victory, says Obama

July 28th, 2016

US President Barack Obama implores voters to continue his legacy by carrying Hillary Clinton to victory, in a rousing speech at the Democratic convention.

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Democrats nominate Tim Kaine as VP pick

July 27th, 2016

Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine was nominated by voice vote, setting the stage for his address to the convention later in the eveningPhiladelphia (AFP) – Democrats gathered in Philadelphia formally selected Tim Kaine as their vice presidential candidate Wednesday, completing the party's ticket for the November election.


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US election: Trump ‘encourages Russia to hack Clinton emails’

July 27th, 2016

Donald Trump has “actively encouraged” foreign powers to hack his US presidential rival Hillary Clinton, her camp says.

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Hammond says will take whatever action needed to support economy

July 27th, 2016

British finance minister Philip Hammond reiterated on Wednesday that he and the Bank of England would take whatever action was needed to support the economy as it entered “a period of adjustment” after the June 23 vote to leave the European Union. “Today’s GDP figures show that the fundamentals of the British economy are strong … so it is clear we enter our negotiations to leave the EU from a position of economic strength,” he said. “Those negotiations will signal the beginning of a period of adjustment and along with the Bank of England, this government will take whatever action is necessary to support our economy,” he added.

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US election: Bill Clinton backs ‘best friend’ Hillary to lead US

July 27th, 2016

Former US President Bill Clinton argues why his wife and “best friend” Hillary should lead the nation, in a very personal speech at the Democratic convention.

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2 Oregonians arrested in California shooting, kidnapping

July 27th, 2016

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A small Northern California town was rocked by a shooting, kidnapping and carjacking on Tuesday, all allegedly committed by a man and woman from Oregon who led police on a high-speed chase before they were captured.

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US election: Clinton makes history as Democratic presidential nominee

July 27th, 2016

Democrat Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman in US history to be nominated for president by any major party.

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Timeline: Deadly attacks in Western Europe since 2014

July 26th, 2016

(Reuters) – Below are some of the deadly attacks in Western Europe over the past two years: July 26, 2016 – Two attackers killed a priest with a blade and seriously wounded another hostage in a church in northern France before being shot dead by French police. French President Francois Hollande said the two hostage takers had pledged allegiance to Islamic State. – A Syrian man wounds 15 people when he blows himself up outside a music festival in Ansbach in southern Germany.

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