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'Dreamer' immigrants get front-row seat to Trump speech

Washington - Dozens of immigrants in legal limbo -- including a young teacher named America -- will have front row seats for President Donald Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday, getting a close-up look at US history despite their own precarious status.

Lebanon's Hariri tells supporters 'I'm staying with you'

Birut - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, back in Beirut after a mysterious odyssey that saw him announce his resignation in Saudi Arabia, told cheering supporters on Wednesday that he was staying."I'm staying with you...

Mugabe defies resignation expectations in TV speech

Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, in a much-expected TV address Sunday, stressed he was still in power after his authoritarian 37-year reign was rocked by a military takeover.

Anti-racism protesters greet ex-Trump aide Bannon in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Activists gathered in central Hong Kong Tuesday to protest the visit of US President Donald Trump's former top strategist Steve Bannon, chanting "Nazis are not welcome here!" as they donned cartoon Trump masks.

Trump to warn future of West in doubt in Warsaw speech

Varsovia - US President Donald Trump will use a landmark speech in Warsaw later Thursday to warn that the future of the West is in doubt if nations do not show more resolve.

Macron says France ready for 'radically new path'

Versailles - French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that the country was ready to embark on a "radically new path" after presidential and parliamentary elections swept him and his new centrist party into power.

Trump slams Iran in first foreign speech

Riyadh - US President Donald Trump made a 30-minute speech on Sunday in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh on his first foreign visit since taking office.

Trump calls for international isolation of Iran

Riyadh - US President Donald Trump on Sunday urged Muslim countries to deny sanctuary to extremists and called for international isolation of Iran, which he accused of fuelling "sectarian conflict and terror".

Pope says 'demagogic' populism does not help peace

Cairo - Pope Francis denounced "demagogic populism" on Friday and insisted that violence profanes God's name, in a wide-ranging speech as he visited Egypt to push for tolerance."Peace alone...

Ryan Gosling wins Golden Globe award, delivers touching speech

Actor Ryan Gosling won his first Golden Globe award for "Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy" for his role in "La La Land."

Obama says Peres reminded him of 20th-century giants like Mandela

Jerusalem - US President Barack Obama said Shimon Peres reminded him of "giants of the 20th century" like Nelson Mandela in his eulogy for the Nobel Peace Prize winner in Jerusalem on Friday.

Macron says quitting government to 'transform France'

Paris - France's Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday he had quit as economy minister to focus on drawing up a "diagnosis" of the country's woes, but stopped short of declaring a bid for the presidency in 2017.

Japan's ageing emperor hints at abdication

Toukyo - Emperor Akihito said Monday his advancing age and weakening health mean he may no longer be able to carry out his duties, setting the stage for Japan to prepare for an historic abdication.

Key quotes from Clinton's Democratic convention speech

Philadelphia - Hillary Clinton vowed to be the president for "all Americans" as she accepted the Democratic Party's presidential nomination -- the first woman to lead a major party in the race for the White House.

Clinton to make economy her 'primary mission'

Philadelphia - Hillary Clinton will promise Americans her "primary mission" in the White House would be to lift up those left behind by an uneven economy, as she becomes the first woman to accept the Democratic nomination.

'You are not alone', Pope tells refugees on Lesbos

Kallon - Pope Francis on Saturday told refugees trapped on the Greek island of Lesbos that they are "not alone" in their plight, and called on the world to respond with "common humanity" to the migrant crisis."You are not alone...

Brazil VP 'accidentally' releases post-impeach speech

Bras - Brazil's vice president -- who would take over if Dilma Rousseff is impeached -- on Monday accidentally released the speech he'd give to the nation if she were forced to stand aside, reports said.

Op-Ed: Clinton lays out 10 year war plan in AIPAC speech

Hillary Clinton has concluded her speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). She has outlined a predominantly hostile policy against Iran and firm military commitment to Israel's needs.

Clinton to confront racism in major speech

Hillary Clinton is bringing the issue of systemic racism to the agenda on Tuesday in a high-profile speech in Harlem, New York. She is set to identify her solutions to racism and discrimination as individual problems to be tackled.

France to step up anti-IS bombing after Paris attacks: Hollande

Versailles - President Francois Hollande said Monday France would step up the battle against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria in the wake of Paris attacks he dubbed "acts of war".

Paris attacks planned in Syria, organised in Belgium: Hollande

Versailles - The Paris attacks were decided in Syria, prepared in Belgium and perpetrated with French help, French President Francois Hollande said Monday.Friday's "acts of war...

Key points of Juncker's annual EU speech

Strasbourg - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday laid out plans in his State of the Union speech to tackle the refugee crisis, fears about Russia, and a possible "Brexit.

Software lets paralyzed people speak by breathing

Another example of a potentially revolutionary new technology allows paralyzed people to speak by analysing their "breath signals". Software can recognise specific patterns of breathing and then translate those rhythms into a spoken word.

Intel publicly releases code behind Stephen Hawking's voice

Intel has publicly released the code for the software that powers Stephen Hawking's speech engine. It allows developers to go ahead and delve into how it works, opening the gateway to new systems based upon it but expanded by the knowledge of others.

The Musio AI robot wants to be your helpful 'curious new friend'

A new advanced artificially intelligent robot is seeking funding on Indiegogo. Boasting a unique personality and the ability to talk naturally, Musio wants to be your "curious new friend" with human-level intelligence and the ability to learn information.

Microsoft Build keynote: Everything you need to know about Windows and more

The keynote of Microsoft Build yesterday was filled with announcements detailing the future and evolution of Microsoft's core services including Windows and Office, as well how the company intends to stock its app store. Here's everything you should know.

U.S. commander lauds progress as NATO ends its Afghan war

Kabul - The U.S. commander of international forces in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed the achievements of 13 years of fighting against the Taliban, as NATO formally ended its war at a ceremony in Kabul."Together...

Understanding how dogs interpret human speech

Dogs tend to turn to the left when they hear emotional speech-like sounds, and right when they hear verbal commands from a robot, according to some fascinating new research into how dogs interpret sounds.

How and where to volunteer at Thanksgiving or all year round

As Thanksgiving approaches are you thankful you can pay all your bills and buy groceries? Are you glad you can choose your leaders, have a free press and worship God freely? Want to volunteer to help others at Thanksgiving? Here are some ways.

Obama hails 'true spirit' of 9/11 at new museum

New York - US President Barack Obama Thursday hailed the love and sacrifice he said was "the true spirit of 9/11" as he inaugurated a searing Ground Zero museum about Al-Qaeda attacks which killed nearly 3,000 people.
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Julian Assange gives a speech to the Sam Adams Award ceremony - as censored by the Oxford Union.
Julian Assange gives a speech to the Sam Adams Award ceremony - as censored by the Oxford Union.
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Julian Assange gives a speech to the Sam Adams Award ceremony.
Julian Assange gives a speech to the Sam Adams Award ceremony.
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US President Barack Obama writing a speech
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President Obama delivering his speech on his jobs bill
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Thomas Mulcair, leader of the Canadian NDP party.
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President Obama speaking about the crisis in Libya
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