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Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz conference ends in hurled bottles and expletives

Given the history between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, it was little surprise that a press conference to promote UFC 202 descended into unedifying chaos Given the history between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, it was little surprise that Wednesdays press conference to promote their fight at UFC 202 descended into unedifying chaos – once […]

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Minnesota police chief defends officer in Philando Castile shooting

St Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez expected to return to work after fatally shooting the 32-year-old black man as he reached for his ID at a traffic stop The police officer livestreamed on Facebook was defended by his chief Wednesday as a level-headed member of the force with a real sound ability when it comes […]

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Bolivia opens ‘anti-imperialist’ military school to counter US foreign policies

President Evo Morales said the academy will encourage anti-colonial and anti-capitalist thinking to negate US-based schools that targeted indigenous people School of the Americas that always saw the indigenous as internal enemies, he told a crowd that included the defense ministers of Venezuela and Nicaragua. Some Latin American officers trained at the US-based School of […]

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Judge opens investigation into death of Spanish poet Federico Garca Lorca

Garca Lorcas death, possibly in 1936, remains a mystery after the site where he was believed to be buried was excavated in 2009 without finding remains An Argentine judge has started an investigation into the death of Spanish poet and playwright excavated in 2009 without finding human remains. With efforts by the Spanish justice system […]

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Refugees did not bring terrorism to Germany, says Angela Merkel

German chancellor also tells election rally near Berlin that Islam that respects the constitution belongs in the country Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that refugees had not brought terrorism to The mood towards them has soured after a spate of attacks on civilians last month, including three carried out by migrants. Two of the attacks […]

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Alaskan village votes on whether to relocate because of climate change

Coastal village of Shishmaref, which is losing ground to rising sea levels, could become the first in the US to move over the threat of climate change The residents of an Alaskan coastal village have begun voting on whether to relocate because of rising sea levels. If they vote to move, the village of Shishmaref, […]

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Hacking group auctions ‘cyber weapons’ stolen from NSA

Group called Shadow Brokers says it infiltrated NSAs elite Equation Group and teases files including some named in documents leaked by Edward Snowden A mysterious online group called the Shadow Brokers claims to have infiltrated an elite hacking unit linked to the National Security Agency and stolen state cyber weapons, and is now auctioning them […]

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Ford to build ‘high volume’ of driverless cars for ride-sharing services

Carmaker announces plans to make self-driving vehicles for companies such as Uber and Lyft by 2021, saying automation of cars will define the next decade The robot car wars moved up a gear on Tuesday when Ford announced it would produce a fleet of driverless cars for ride-sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, by […]

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Univision buys bankrupt Gawker Media at auction for a reported $135m

The troubled digital news organization went bankrupt after a costly legal battle with Hulk Hogan over footage from a sex tape published in 2014 The media company Univision has purchased at auction Gawker Media for a reported $135m, after the troubled digital news organization went bankrupt amid a costly legal battle with professional wrestler Hulk […]

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‘He got robbed’: boxer Gary Russell’s father claims Olympic bout was rigged

On a day when the US should be celebrating, the conversation was about a loss that puzzled most who watched it When Gary Antuanne Russell lost his light middleweight quarter-final to Uzbekistans Fazliddin Gaibnazarov in a split-decision on Tuesday afternoon boos poured down from the US contingent. He got robbed, this is fucked up, shouted […]

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