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Walmart U.S. CEO, Bill Simons Steps Down

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Wal-Mart said Thursday that Greg Foran will replace Bill Simon as its U.S. CEO.  

Update: Missing Algerian Plane Has Crashed - Algerian Aviation Official

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An Air Algerie flight that went missing en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers has crashed, an Algerian aviation official told Reuters on Thursday. "I can confirm that it has crashed," the official said, declining to give details of where the plane was or what caused the accident. Source: Reuters

Sudanese 'Apostasy' Woman Meets Pope Francis In Rome

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A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has flown to Italy after more than a month in the US embassy in Khartoum.

Barcelona Agrees £15.8m For French Defender Jeremy Mathieu From Valencia

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Barcelona has reached an agreement with Valencia to sign left-back Jeremy Mathieu for €20m, the Catalan club have announced.

Gunmen Kill At Least 60 In Iraqi Prisoner Bus Attack

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At least 60 prisoners and soldiers have been killed by gunmen on a convoy north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

Russia Says It Will Cooperate With MH17 Probe Led By Netherlands

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Russia will cooperate with the investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner a week ago and is satisfied that the Netherlands, rather than Ukraine, is leading the effort, the country's ambassador to Malaysia said on Thursday.

European Court Rules Against Poland Over Secret CIA Jail

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The CIA ran a secret jail on Polish soil, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday, piling pressure on Poland, one of Washington's closest allies, to break its long silence about the global program for detaining al Qaeda suspects.

Women Charged With Helping Al-Qaeda-Linked Group

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Five people, including two women in the U.S., were charged Wednesday with funneling money to the al-Qaeda-linked extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia, prosecutors said.

Sudanese 'Apostasy' Woman Leaves Country

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A woman who was sentenced to death for converting to Christianity in Sudan has arrived in Italy.

Mo Farah Pulls Out Of Commonwealth Games In Glasgow

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Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after failing to recover from a recent illness and will focus instead on recovering for the European Championships in Zurich.

Breaking News: Algerian Plane Disappears From Radar

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An Algerian passenger plane has reportedly disappeared from radar while flying from Burkina Faso. A commercial jetliner disappeared over western Africa after losing contact with air traffic controllers, Algeria's state-run news agency reported Thursday. Authorities lost contact with the Air Algerie aircraft about 50 minutes after it took off from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, while flying to the Algiers, according to the Algerian Press Service. The news service gave no extra details other than the flight number AH5017.  It said the company initiated an "emergency plan" in the search for flight AH5017, which flies the four-hour passenger route four times a week. A company source told AFP that the missing aircraft was a DC-9, which can seat up to some 135 passengers, chartered from a Portuguese firm. According to a source within Air Algerie, some 110 people are listed as being on board the flight. Source: AFP   

China Detains Five Over Expired Meat

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China has detained five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including Mcdonald's and KFC

Indonesia Election: Losing Candidate To Challenge Result In Court

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The losing candidate in Indonesia’s presidential election, former general Prabowo Subianto, will challenge the result in court. 

Russia Set Up Gambling Zone In Annexed Crimea

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Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed a law setting up a gambling zone in Crimea, the territory Russia annexed from Ukraine in March. 

China To Build $1bn Gallic-Themed 'Film City'

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Chinese authorities are teaming with counterparts in the French city, which has hosted the event since 1946, to bring a similar festival to the county of Anji.    

Breaking News: 51 Die, 8 Injured In Emergency Landing In Taiwan

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As many as 51 passengers of a TransAsia Airways flight died as it made an emergency landing in Penghu Wednesday evening, officials said.    

Man Booker Prize 2014 Longlist Announced

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The Man Booker Prize 2014 longlist have been announced by the administrators of the prize on Wednesday.

Commonwealth Games Begins In Glasgow, 4,500 Athletes Battle For Medals

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The Commonwealth Games Glasgow will officially get under way following the announcement of the opening ceremony on Wednesday evening and, just as before London 2012, the sun is shining on a city rippling with anticipation.

Manchester City’s Álvaro Negredo Out For Three Months

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Manchester City’s Álvaro Negredo out for three months, Spain striker underwent surgery on broken metatarsal says Pellegrini.

Breaking News: Two Ukrainian Military Fighter Jets Shot Down In Eastern Ukraine

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Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry. The Sukhoi-25 fighters were shot down 1:30 p.m. local time Wednesday over an area called Savur Mogila. Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksiy Dmitrashkovsky says the planes may have been carrying up to two crew members each.