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Colombia, FARC rebels reach historic peace deal

Havana - Colombia's government and FARC rebels announced Wednesday that they have reached a historic peace deal to end their half-century civil war, the last major armed conflict in the Americas.

Assange warns of 'significant' Clinton leaks

Washington - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has warned that his anti-secrecy campaign will release new documents concerning Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, which could be "significant" for the election.

Trump supporters out of step with America on immigration: Poll

While Donald Trump appears to be flip-flopping on his immigration stance, going places he told supporters during primaries he would not go, those supporters don't appear to be changing. But they differ from the rest of America on the subject.

Contentious burkini ban before France's highest court

Paris - France's highest administrative court will on Thursday examine a request to scrap a ban on the Islamic burkini swimsuit which has sparked a furore in the country.

Review: Graham Nash charms on new music video for 'Myself At Last' Special

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Graham Nash has released his brand new black and white music video for the song "Myself at Last."

Growing numbers of iPhones affected by alarming 'Touch Disease'

There are growing reports that a new "Touch Disease" defect is plaguing two-year-old iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices. It leaves the displays on the handsets flickering and unresponsive, rendering the device unusable. Apple is yet to comment on the issue.

Op-Ed: Five years in, Tim Cook has proven he's the man to be Apple's CEO

Five years ago today, Tim Cook became the permanent CEO of Apple as co-founder Steve Jobs stood down due to ill health. The news prompted concerns that Apple would never be the same. While the company has changed, it's still the same at heart though.

Pacquiao sparmate Jorge Linares wants to unify lightweight belt

WBC lightweight champion and former Manny Pacquiao sparring partner Jorge Linares of Venezuela aims to unify the lightweight belt when he collides with Anthony Crolla of England on Sept. 24 at the Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Russia launches large snap military drills

Moscow - Russia on Thursday launched large-scale snap military drills, putting its troops on full combat readiness in districts bordering Ukraine and the Baltic states, the defence minister said.

Canelo Alvarez advises Antonio Margarito to leave the sport

Former WBA, WBO and IBF welterweight champion Antonio Margarito won't land a lucrative fight against WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez after outpointing Canelo's brother Ramon last Aug. 13 at the Baja California Center, Rosarito Beach, Mexico.

Chinese military will train Syrian troops: govt

Bejing - China's military will provide training for Syrian armed forces, a spokesman for Beijing's defence ministry said Thursday, adding it would take place on Chinese soil.

France's highest court to rule Friday on burkini ban

Paris - France's highest administrative court will decide Friday whether to overturn the ban on wearing the burkini which has sparked controversy at home and abroad.

$100 million pearl hidden under poor fisherman’s bed for decade

Cebu City - For a decade, a poor fisherman in a western Philippine city did not know that what he was hiding under his bed could be the world’s largest natural pearl worth at least $100 million.

Barrel bombing kills 11 children in Syria's Aleppo

Birut - Eleven children were killed on Thursday in a barrel bomb attack carried out by government forces on a rebel-held neighbourhood of Syria's Aleppo city, a monitor said.

90-year-old woman harassed, attacked in her home near Ottawa

Harassed and attacked in her own home, 90-year-old Laura David could do nothing but endure it, she says for an hour. In a bizarre case of elder abuse one or more persons broke into her home and threw as many as 100 rotten apples at her.

Kerry in Saudi talks on Yemen, Syria, Libya

Jeddah - US Secretary of State John Kerry was holding talks with his Gulf counterparts and a British minister in Saudi Arabia on Thursday on the conflicts in Yemen, Syria and Libya.

Gunfight at Georgia gas station captured on surveillance video

Atlanta - A shootout between two men, one of whom had an AK-47 style weapon, was caught by a service station's surveillance camera. A passenger in one of the cars was caught in the crossfire and suffered a gunshot wound.

Turkey 'planned Syria operation for over 2 years'

Ankara - Turkey had been planning a Syria ground operation for over two years before launching an offensive this week, but it was stalled by the military and various international disputes, an official said Thursday.

Study confirms the release of ancient carbon in Arctic permafrost

Researchers have confirmed that ancient greenhouse gasses locked away in Arctic permafrost are seeping free as the Arctic region warms up faster than any other place on Earth.

Iraq parliament impeaches defence minister

Baghdad - Iraqi lawmakers on Thursday voted to impeach Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi over corruption allegations, MPs said.Obeidi lost a no confidence vote by 142 to 102 in a secret ballot, while 18 abstained, two members of parliament told AFP.
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