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Bob Arum eyeing return fight for Manny Pacquiao in October

Veteran promoter Bob Arum is now looking for Manny Pacquiao's next foe ahead of his impending decision to continue fighting after he gets his job in the senate sorted out to give way for an eight-week training camp to culminate in October planned fight

Pro-GNA forces suffer heavy losses but advance in Sirte, Libya

Surt - Forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure) allied with the UN-backed Libyan Government of National Accord are making some progress against the Islamic State (IS) encircled in the city of Sirte but are suffering significant casualties in the process.

Fight for Aleppo 'greatest battle' in Syria: Hezbollah chief

Birut - The head of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement said Friday that the offensive on the city of Aleppo was the "greatest battle" in Syria, pledging to dispatch more fighters to support Syrian regime forces.

IS snipers, car bombs await U.S.-backed fighters in Syria's Manbij

Sham - As a knot of US-backed Syrian fighters advanced gingerly into the Islamic State group bastion of Manbij, the crack of a jihadist sniper round forced them to take cover behind a bullet-riddled wall.

Op-Ed: Brexit — Why British science and medicine will suffer

London - The unexpected outcome of the U.K. vote to leave the European Union is likely to hit science and medicine hard, among other areas of industry.

Video of bad parking leads to hit-and-run charge against teen

Vancouver - Charges were laid against an unlicensed teen driver after a video of his difficulty in putting his mother's SUV back into the garage was recorded and posted on YouTube.

Jury rules Led Zeppelin did not steal riff for Stairway to Heaven

After deliberating into a second day a jury in Los Angeles has ruled that Led Zeppelin did not steal a riff to help write their rock classic 'Stairway to Heaven.' The trial featured testimony — often humorous — from Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.

U.S. President Obama lands in California for global tech confab

Mountain View - U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Northern California on Thursday to attend an entrepreneurship summit at Stanford University and meet with many of the world's renowned technology innovators.

Sweden takes next step to fossil-fuel freedom with eHighway

Sweden has taken a giant step forward in bringing the world closer to fossil fuel freedom with an "electric highway" that focuses on the carbon-intensive transportation industry's need for cleaner and more efficient energy sources.

Frustrated Venezuelans finish fingerprinting for referendum

Caracas - Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro finished giving their fingerprints to electoral authorities Friday to wrap up a key stage in their drive for a referendum to remove him.

Merkel warns EU against kneejerk reaction to Brexit

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday warned EU member states against drawing hasty conclusions about Britain's decision to quit the bloc, as that risked further splitting Europe."We take note of the British people's decision with regret.

Op-Ed: Top U.S. Marine general recommends more aggressive Libya policy

Washington - Marine Lieutenant General Thomas Waldhauser, who is President Barack Obama's nominee to head the US Africa Command, claimed that the U.S. military plans to counter the Islamic State (IS) in Libya "make no sense."

Thousands of Londoners demand independence after Brexit

London - Tens of thousands of Londoners signed a petition for their metropolis to stay in the European Union on Friday, as Mayor Sadiq Khan said the city must have a say in Britain's exit negotiations.More than 40,000 people signed a petition on the change.

City workers in London break down in shock at Brexit vote

London - Bank employee Francesca Crimp broke down in tears on Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union, triggering an earthquake in the City of London financial hub."I'm scared, I voted for my son's future and I feel so uncertain now.

The Earth now has 'two moons'

Houston - Gaze up at night and you’ll see the familiar silvery moon. Our only natural satellite, right? Not so, it seems, for a new, much smaller mini-moon has been discovered by astrophysicists.

Russian MPs approve anti-terror 'Big Brother' measures

Moscow - Russia's lower house of parliament on Friday approved a raft of anti-terror measures that the opposition called the "Big Brother" law, which may also cost Internet companies billions to store mandated users' data.

After Brexit, Britons in Spain fear time in sun is over

Orihuela - For years, thousands of Britons made a home of the warm beaches of Orihuela on Spain's Costa Blanca. But after Brexit, many feared Friday their golden time in the sun could be over.

Irish leaders dismiss call for unity vote after Brexit

Dublin - The leaders of Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland dismissed a call Friday for a vote on unification after Britain's shock decision to leave the European Union.

Britain votes to leave EU, PM Cameron resigns

London - Britain has voted to break away from the European Union, toppling Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing a thunderous blow to the 60-year-old bloc which sent world markets plummeting on Friday.

Cheap beer but an uncertain future: Brexit as seen from Eurostar

London - Aboard the Eurostar high speed train that links the European mainland to Britain, the reality of Britain's vote to leave the EU divided passengers bound for London Friday.
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