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Chinese authorities investigate mass fish death near Tianjin explosion site

Photographs show thousands of dead fish floating in river only a few kilometres from scene of deadly explosion<p>Chinese authorities have denied that the deaths of thousands of fish near the scene of a catastrophic industrial disaster are linked to last week’s chemical explosions in Tianjin which …

Pollution

Lobbied by Obama, New York Rep. Nadler backs Iran deal

<b>(CNN) —</b> New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who had been on the fence about whether to support the Iran nuclear deal, announced Friday that he will back President Barack Obama on the agreement.<p>His decision is considered key because of his standing in the pro-Israel and Jewish communities and because of …

Obama Administration

An Army Ranger School milestone, but obstacles remain for women in military

When the first two female soldiers graduate Friday from the Army's grueling Ranger School at Ft. Benning, Ga., the ceremony will mark a milestone in the Pentagon's decade-long push to integrate women into front-line military units.<p>It also will serve as a reminder of the obstacles women still face …

Protesters unveil demands for stricter US policing laws as political reach grows

Leaders of influential civil rights movement release most comprehensive set of policy proposals yet calling for federal and state laws to combat police killings<p>Leaders in the new civil rights movement campaigning against the killings of African Americans by police set out their most comprehensive …

Justice

Greek crisis: Syriza rebels break away to form political group

MPs angry at what they see as betrayal of anti-austerity principles announce decision in letter to parliament after Alexis Tsipras’s resignation<p>Hardline rebels have confirmed an irreparable split in Greece’s ruling Syriza movement and broken away to form a new anti-austerity party as the country …

Europe

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Macedonian police fire tear gas to drive back migrants, refugees on border

GEVGELIJA, Macedonia/IDOMENI, Greece (Reuters) - Macedonian police firing tear gas and stun grenades drove back crowds of migrants and refugees trying to enter from Greece on Friday, sealing the frontier to thousands of Syrians, Afghans and others trying to reach western Europe.<p>The Balkan country …

North Africa

North Korea: We're in a 'quasi-state of war'

Amid threats of war from North Korea, an annual joint military exercise with the U.S. and South Korea was briefly halted, U.S. officials said Friday.<p>The latest developments came after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared his front-line troops were in a "quasi-state of war" and ordered them to …

North Korea