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US urges UN probe into experts' murder, but Congo is opposed

The United States and Sweden called Thursday for the United Nations to follow up initial inconclusive investigations into the murder of U.N. experts from their countries in Congo.

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Online piracy sites such as Pirate Bay, Torrentz, and IsoHunt blocked in Australia crackdown

An Australian court on Friday ordered internet providers to block more than 40 piracy websites after a successful case by leading film distributors, in a major ruling on online content sharing.

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Photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, boats float beside a capsized vessel off the coast of Wareham, Mass. (Photo | AP)
Boat overturns off Haiti: Six dead, at least 10 missing

Authorities in Haiti say at least six people drowned and about 10 are missing after a boat overturned off the northern coast.

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FILE- In this Aug. 16. 2017, file photo, a South Korean soldier watches the north side at the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, South Korea. | AP
US, South Korea joint drills dangerous: North Korea

North Korea on Friday warned that the controversial joint military exercises of South Korea and the US, could bring a catastrophe to the security in the region.

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Big asteroid to safely pass by Earth on September 1

The 2017 encounter is the closest by this asteroid since 1890 and the closest it will ever be until after 2500. 

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Samurai sword attack outside Taiwan presidential office

The Taiwanese man who was arrested at the scene said he was expressing his political views and had stolen the sword from a nearby history museum.

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Injured people are treated in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said. | AP
Night of eerie silence in Barcelona after car rampage

Thirteen people were killed and more than 100 injured when a white van sped into the historic promenade, which was packed with tourists, knocking people down in a scene of chaos and horror.

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FILE - In this May 18, 2017 file photo, suspected Lithuanian hacker Evaldas Rimasauskas is seen before a court session in Vilnius, Lithuania. | AP
Lithuanian man brought to US to face USD 100 million fraud case

Evaldas Rimasauskas, 48, of Vilnius, Lithuania, pleaded not guilty in Manhattan federal court to charges of wire fraud, money laundering and aggravated identity theft.

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5 Indian-origin persons in Fortune's annual '40 Under 40' list   

Fortune's 2017 '40 Under 40' list is an annual ranking of the most influential young people who are under 40 in business, whom the magazine termed as "disruptors, innovators, rebels and artists".

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Indian-American physician announces Congressional bid

An Indian-American physician from Arizona has announced that she will run for the US House of Representatives in the 2018 general elections.

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Trump has not shown 'competence' needed to lead nation: Corker   

Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he fears the nation will be in peril unless Trump makes radical changes at the White House.

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Lehigh University students' petition to take away President Trump's honorary degree

The petition says Trump fails to uphold the school's principles, which include celebrating diversity and rejecting discrimination.

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during his visit to the Cocoli Locks at the Panama Canal in Panama City | AP
President Trump is America's new Teddy Roosevelt says Vice President Mike Pence 

US Vice President Mike Pence today compared his boss Donald Trump to historic leader Theodore Roosevelt, talking him up as criticism of the president mounts at home and abroad.

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Pledging to fight hate: Apple CEO Tim Cook donates USD 2 million to human rights groups

Apple is donating USD 2 million to two human rights groups as part of CEO Tim Cook's pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fuelled the violence in Virginia last weekend.

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From left, Japanese Defense Minister and Itsunori Onodera, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, listen as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 | AP
US and Japan to join hands with India, South Korea and Australia to advance multilateral security

The US and Japan have agreed to advance their multilateral security and defence cooperation in view of North Korea's dangerous provocative behaviour, leaders of the countries have said.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a press conference marking his first 100 days in office | AP
South Korea's current power holder did poorly in first 100 days: North Korean media grades President Moon Jae-in

North Korea's top state newspaper gave the South's President Moon Jae-In a "fail" grade Friday for his first 100 days in office, dismissing his proffered olive branches as "hypocrisy".

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Eight hours after Barcelona attack, Seven injured in second Spain car rampage

Seven people were hurt when alleged terrorists drove into pedestrians in the Spanish seaside resort of Cambrils early Friday before being shot dead by security forces.

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ATP world number two Rafael Nadal (File | AP)
Rafael Nadal shattered, Garbine Muguruza shocked by Barcelona attack

Grand Slam champions Rafael Nadal and Garbine Muguruza were shaken and saddened by Thursday's attack in Barcelona.

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UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura | AP
Creating a joint platform for negotiation: UN hopes for substantive Syrian peace talks

The UN's special envoy to Syria said here he hoped Syrian peace talks involving representatives of President Bashar al-Assad's government and a unified opposition would take place.

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Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia | AP
Latest US air strikes kill seven Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

The US military confirmed that its special forces conducted three precision airstrikes in Somalia on Wednesday night, killing seven Al-Shabaab fighters.

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Ransomware is back: Beware of Mamba!

A variant of the notorious disk-encrypting ransomware, detected as 'Mamba' ransomware that hit organisations last year, has made a comeback globally including India.

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