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Obama secures $800,000 for two speaking engagements

 
Obama secures $800,000 for two speaking engagements

Image/photo Former President Barack Obama has secured another $400,000 fee as he was interviewed for 90 minutes by cable network A&E Networks before an audience of advertisers. It is second speaking engagement for $400K announced in the same week.
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Stephen Hawking warns humans could be ‘superseded’ by supercomputers

 
Stephen Hawking warns humans could be ‘superseded’ by supercomputers

Image/photo Stephen Hawking has warned that humans face being superseded by computers if the race to develop artificial intelligence continues apace.
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Lithuanian scammer accused of single-handedly swindling Google & Facebook out of $100 million

 
Lithuanian scammer accused of single-handedly swindling Google & Facebook out of $100 million

Image/photo Google and Facebook have been revealed as the victims of a Lithuanian fraudster, who allegedly used an email phishing scam to trick the US tech giants out of over $100 million.
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Young Germans ‘mock dying Egyptian student after running her over’ – witnesses

 
Young Germans ‘mock dying Egyptian student after running her over’ – witnesses

Image/photo Two young men in Germany have reportedly mocked and racially offended an Egyptian student as she lay dying on the street after their friend had run her over in a car. The offenders allegedly took her for a refugee.
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‘Let’s enjoy beer & BBQ together!’ – Australian official predicts friendly atmosphere at Confed Cup

 
‘Let’s enjoy beer & BBQ together!’ – Australian official predicts friendly atmosphere at Confed Cup

Image/photo Australian embassy official Damien Bruckard believes a shared love of barbecues will help Australian and Russian fans bond during the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup this summer.
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Trump more trusted than US media – poll 

 
Trump more trusted than US media – poll 

Image/photo More Americans are inclined to trust US President Donald Trump than the country’s political media, which the majority believes is “out of touch” with everyday people, a poll by Morning Consult revealed.
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Rodney King verdict at 25: How iconic video laid bare police brutality & lit fuse of LA race riots

 
Rodney King verdict at 25: How iconic video laid bare police brutality & lit fuse of LA race riots

Image/photo The brutal assault video of Rodney King, who found himself battered during a vicious act of police violence in 1991, is a reminder of how unbridled racism was allowed to fester within one of the best known police departments in the world.
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Toddler takes 1st steps after Aussie doctors remove 3rd leg, extra organs from parasitic twin

 
Toddler takes 1st steps after Aussie doctors remove 3rd leg, extra organs from parasitic twin

Image/photo A team of Australian surgeons has performed a life-saving operation on a Bangladeshi toddler who was born with the body parts of a partially formed twin. The physicians removed a third leg and other duplicate organs before reconstructing her lower body.
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Congress passes 1-week funding extension to avoid govt shutdown

 
Congress passes 1-week funding extension to avoid govt shutdown

Image/photo Both chambers of Congress have passed a one-week extension to the temporary budget that is funding the government. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill, despite it not containing funding for some of his recent demands.
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‘Cult leader’ Alex Jones loses full custody of children in bitter courtroom battle

 
‘Cult leader’ Alex Jones loses full custody of children in bitter courtroom battle

Image/photo Right-wing conspiracy theorist and Infowars host Alex Jones was described as a “cult leader” who brainwashed his children into “cult followers” by his ex-wife’s lawyer during a bitter custody battle.
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US soldier avoids jail after smuggling $11.5mn of meth into S. Korea

 
US soldier avoids jail after smuggling $11.5mn of meth into S. Korea

Image/photo A US Army soldier was given a five-year suspended sentence, but no jail, by a South Korean court for his part in smuggling more than 9lbs (4kg) of methamphetamine into South Korea through the US Army postal system.
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No confidence for meeting Assad? PACE head on way out after Syria trip

 
No confidence for meeting Assad? PACE head on way out after Syria trip

Image/photo The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has issued a vote of no confidence against its president, following intense scrutiny of his meeting with Syrian leader Bashar Assad during an unauthorized trip to the war-ravaged country.
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World Cup hero Zidane calls on France to defeat Le Pen & ‘extremist’ National Front

 
World Cup hero Zidane calls on France to defeat Le Pen & ‘extremist’ National Front

Image/photo French football legend Zinedine Zidane hopes the people of France will show Marine Le Pen the red card in the upcoming presidential election and “avoid” her right wing party, the National Front.
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Israel plans construction of 15,000 new settlements in E. Jerusalem

 
Israel plans construction of 15,000 new settlements in E. Jerusalem

Image/photo Israeli authorities are planning to build some 15,000 new settlements in East Jerusalem, Reuters and local media reported, citing the Housing Ministry. Palestinian authorities condemned the decision, calling it the “deliberate sabotage” of peace talks.
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The final frontier: China plans to build manned space station in 2019

 
The final frontier: China plans to build manned space station in 2019

Image/photo China will reportedly begin building a permanent manned space station in 2019, a move likely to increase Western fears over the country’s space capabilities.
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India should prosecute ‘cow vigilantes’ for brutal attacks on Muslims & ‘untouchables’ – HRW

 
India should prosecute ‘cow vigilantes’ for brutal attacks on Muslims & ‘untouchables’ – HRW

Image/photo Indian authorities should prosecute so-called “cow vigilantes” who violently prevent cattle from being slaughtered, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). It notes that Muslims are often targets of attacks, along with members of India’s lowest caste.
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Cyberattacks on British hospitals & universities on the rise – report

 
Cyberattacks on British hospitals & universities on the rise – report

Image/photo State-sponsored and criminal gang hackers are increasingly targeting British hospitals and universities, researchers claim.
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Is Theresa May hiding from voters on election trail?

 
Is Theresa May hiding from voters on election trail?

Image/photo Prime Minister Theresa May has been accused of hiding from the public eye after staff at one venue on the election campaign trail claimed only hand-picked Conservative Party loyalists were invited to her rally.
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‘Serial Killer’ drug strikes UK after causing deadly addiction epidemic in US

 
‘Serial Killer’ drug strikes UK after causing deadly addiction epidemic in US

Image/photo The National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned that a new drug, known by the street names ‘Serial Killer’ or ‘Drop Dead,’ is being blamed for a series of fatalities in Britain.
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‘Fighting for food’: Revellers left stranded at ‘luxury’ Bahamas festival (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

 
‘Fighting for food’: Revellers left stranded at ‘luxury’ Bahamas festival (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

Image/photo The internet has reacted with a mixture of shock and scorn as a supposed “luxury” festival descended into chaos Friday, with attendees left stranded without food and forced to stay in disaster relief tents.
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