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Obama Says He Has Full Confidence In CIA Director, John Brennan.

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United State President, Barack Obama has defended CIA director, John Brennan and acknowledged the tortures the United States used on prisoners after the 9/11.

Nigerian Heavy Weightlifter, Stripped Of Gold In Commonwealth Games

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Sixteen year old Chika Amalaha who tested positive for diuretics and masking agents after winning the 53-kilogram (117-pound) division last week, becoming the youngest female to win a weightlifting title at a Commonwealth Games has been stripped of her gold medal. 

Uganda Constitutional Court Annuls New Anti-gay Law

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Uganda's constitutional court on Friday overturned tough new anti-gay laws that had been branded draconian by rights groups, saying they had been wrongly passed by parliament.    

Israel Resumes Military Operation In Gaza As Cease-fire Collapses

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A 72-hour cease-fire between Israel and Hamas may have been breached just a few hours after it began Friday, as a report indicated that Israel has already informed the United Nations that the fragile truce is officially over.    

Gas Blasts Kill 25, Injure 267 In Taiwanese Port

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At least 25 people were killed and 267 injured when underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday, as they searched for the cause.    

President Ellen Johnson Closes Down Schools To Address EVD Outbreak

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President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has closed down all the schools in the West African country in an attempt to address the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

Sudanese Woman Meriam Ibrahim Leaves Italy For US

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The Christian mother who was put on death row in Sudan for refusing to convert to Islam is finally on her way to a new life in the United States.

Neymar's Father In Tax Fraud Probe In Spain

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Brazilian striker Neymar's father will have to appear in court as a witness as part of a probe into possible tax crimes over Barcelona's 86-million-euro ($117 million) signing of the player, a Spanish court ruled Wednesday.

FBI Top Ten Fugitive Returned to U.S.

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Top Ten Fugitive Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara was returned to Lake Charles, Louisiana, this morning following his surrender to authorities in Mexico. Guevara has been the subject of a manhunt since 2008, when he allegedly murdered a 26-year-old woman in the presence of her 4-year-old stepson.    

Senegal Ex-President's Son On Trial For Corruption

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Former ex-president of Senegal's son has been put on trial on Thursday who was accused of accumulating a multi-million dollar fortune through corruption while in office.

Sierra Leone Has Declared A Public Health Emergency Over Ebola

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Sierra Leone has declared a public health emergency to tackle the worst ever outbreak of Ebola and will call in security forces to quarantine epicentres of the deadly virus, President Ernest Bai Koroma said in a statement.

Israeli Strike Kill 15 Palestinians In Gaza Market

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Israeli strikes near a market in the eastern Gaza Strip killed 15 Palestinians on Wednesday, the local health ministry said. Residents said that Israeli shelling and two missiles from the air hit the area in Shejaia, on the fringes of the city of Gaza. Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesman of the Gaza Health Ministry, said 160 people were also wounded. An Israeli military spokeswoman said she was checking the report. Ninety people were killed in the enclave on Wednesday, according to the ministry.

U.S. Economy Grew At 4% Rate in Second Quarter, April to June

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The United States economy rebounded in the spring after a dismal winter, the Commerce Department reported on Wednesday, growing at an annual rate of 4 percent for the three months from April through June.

R Kelly Pulls Out Of Festival After Protests

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R Kelly has cancelled a performance at a US music festival after sponsors and bands pulled out amid concern over allegations about his past.    

Cameroon Military Successfully Rescues Kidnapped Vice Prime Minster's Wife

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The Cameroonian military have successfully rescued the wife of the Vice Prime Minister, Amadou Ali, who was kidnaped by Boko Haram.

Two Senior Army Officials Sacked Following B'Haram Raids In Cameroon

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President Paul Biya on Tuesday dismissed two senior army officials following the attack on Boko Haram which have left at least 7 dead and the kidnap of the Vice Prime Ministers wife. 

24 Dead Reported In Guinea Concert Stampede

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At least 24 people have died in a stampede at a beach concert in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Landslide Hits Indian Village

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An Indian official says that more than 150 people are feared buried under a landslide that hit a village in western India following torrential rains. Prabhakar Deshmukh, the local commissioner of Pune district in Maharashtra state, says Wednesday's landslide in the village of Ambe has buried about 40 houses. Deshmukh told CNN-IBN TV station that federal rescue workers are on their way to the area but have been hindered by poor roads leading to the village and continuing rain. He says residents have begun the work of clearing the debris.

Israeli Tank Shells Strike U.N. School In Gaza Killing 15

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Israeli tank shells on Wednesday were said to have struck a crowded United Nations school used by Gazans seeking refuge from a bloody conflict that has left at least 1,200 Palestinians dead, the majority of them civilians.    

Israel Intensifies Gaza Attacks After Prime Minister, Netanyahu's Warning

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Gaza has seen one of its heaviest nights of bombardment in three weeks, after Israel's Prime Minister warned of a long conflict ahead.