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Greece's Tsipras prevails over rebels at party meeting

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has defeated a bid by dissenters in his left-wing Syriza party to push for an end to …

Britain 'xenophobic' to demand economic migrants kept out, says UN

Peter Sutherland, the UN Secretary General’s special representative on international migration, says the British reaction to the Calais crisis is “grossly excessive”<p>Demands to keep economic migrants out of Britain are xenophobic a senior United Nations official has said as he attacked the <b>UK’s</b> …

Nigeria frees dozens from Boko Haram captivity

Nigeria's military has rescued 71 girls and women in firefights that killed several Boko Haram fighters in the country's northeast, as the government steps up effort to drive out the armed group.<p>Army spokesman Colonel IT Gusau said on Thursday that 12 people were rescued on Wednesday and 59 on …

Nine Of The Most Surprising Facts About Immigration

Immigration has become an increasingly salient topic in Britain.<p>After the storm that erupted after David Cameron referred to migrants in Calais as a …

Calais crisis: Migrant situation reaches fever pitch

It is only set to get worst as camps swell and those caught attempting to get through the fence are released to try again, report Rory Mulholland and Greg Walton<p>“Beware - Do Not Add To Recent Deaths - Danger of Death” says the sign in English, French, Arabic and several other languages posted on …

The US is growing wary of the relationship between the Thai and Chinese militaries

The navy's submarine-procurement committee wants to order three S26T submarines from China. It could take up to eight years for Thailand to acquire a new submarine.<p>U.S. officials have been closely watching the government's growing ties to China in recent months,DefenseNews reported. At the same …

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Cincinnati shooting: White US policeman denies murder of black driver

In latest case to stir US race debate, US policeman caught on video shooting black driver at close range said he "feared for his life"<p>A white police officer in the US who shot a black motorist after stopping him over a missing number plate pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges of murder and …

Facebook Ready To Test Drones That Can Deliver Internet At 10 Gigabits A Second

The lightweight, carbon-fiber drones can provide coverage to a radius of 50 miles.<p>Facebook has built the first full-scale version of its connectivity drone today, a V-shaped high-altitude device meant to connect people in underserved areas. Its eventual fleet of drones will be part of the company’s …

Sir Cyril Smith child pornography inquiry dropped due to ‘lack of evidence’

Northamptonshire Police said they could find no records or witnesses to corroborate the allegations made by Labour MP Simon Danczuk<p>The late Sir Cyril Smith child pornography inquiry has been dropped due to "lack of evidence".<p>Simon Danczuk, the current Rochdale MP, made a series of claims about the …

Calais crisis: 'It’s easier to leave us living like this if you say we are bad people'

Calais crisis: Cameron condemned for 'dehumanising' description of migrants<p>Read more<p>On the edge of the “jungle”, just beneath the imposing security fence that separates the 3,000 people living in the Calais migrant camp from the motorway that runs to the port, Tewedros lifts up the sleeve of his …

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Calais migrants undaunted by extra French riot police | Reuters

CALAIS, France (Reuters) - Migrants massed around the entrance to the Channel Tunnel said on Thursday they would keep trying to sneak across to Britain, undaunted by the arrival of 120 extra riot police on the French side.<p>Migrants walk past the barbed wire fence on the main access route to the …

Amnesty International Wants Prostitution to Be Legal Around the World

The organization says it's a human right. Lots of people are not happy about this.<p>Amnesty International, one of the biggest human-rights groups in the world, is calling for prostitution to be legalized worldwide. But it's facing major backlash from human trafficking groups, who say that could do …

Code 'transplant' could revolutionise programming

Code has been automatically "transplanted" from one piece of software to another for the first time, with researchers claiming the breakthrough could …

Yakub Memon: India carries out execution over 1993 bomb attacks

India has carried out its third execution in under three years, hanging a former accountant convicted of involvement in a series of co-ordinated terrorist attacks that killed hundreds of people in Mumbai in 1993.<p>Yakub Memon died at 7am on Thursday at Nagpur jail in the western state of Maharashtra, …

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What to Know About the New Malaysia Airlines Clue

An Australian official warned Thursday not to jump to conclusions about a barnacle-encrusted, 9-by-3-ft. piece of flotsam that washed up on the …

Nigel Farage accused of launching 'Ukip front operation' to run EU no campaign

Nigel Farage has been accused of being behind a “blatant Ukip front operation” to ensure that a group of alleged party sympathisers secure official designation as the main no campaigners in the EU referendum.<p>The Electoral Commission has to designate a yes and a no campaign, which will both be given …

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