Flint mayor diverted water-crisis money to political PAC, suit says

(CNN)The former city administrator of Flint, Michigan, filed a federal lawsuit against the current mayor’s office, claiming she was fired after raising concerns about donors being directed away from a charity for victims of the city’s water crisis and toward a fund sharing a name with the mayor’s campaign fund. In the suit filed Monday, […]

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Five Pacific islands lost to rising seas as climate change hits

Six more islands have large swaths of land, and villages, washed into sea as a result of dramatic impact of climate change on the Solomon Islands Five tiny Pacific islands have disappeared due to rising seas and erosion, a discovery thought to be the first scientific confirmation of the impact of climate change on coastlines […]

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Canada wildfire: 85% of Fort McMurray has been saved, says Alberta premier

Rachel Notley describes devastation wrought by ongoing wildfire as heartbreaking, with residents facing long wait to return to their homes Overwhelming and heart-breaking was how Rachel Notley, the Alberta premier, described the destruction left behind in the wake of a wildfire that continues to rage out of control in northern Alberta. I was very much […]

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Senior Islamic State leader in Iraq, Abu Wahib, ‘killed’ by US airstrike

Former Al-Qaida fighter was killed with three other militants when his vehicle was struck in Rutba, western Iraq A senior Islamic State leader in Iraqs Anbar province has been killed by a coalition airstrike, according to the Pentagon. Abu Wahib and three other Isis militants were killed when their vehicle was struck on 6 May […]

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Panama Papers: full database of offshore companies published online

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists argues public interest in releasing details of 200,000 entities used in tax avoidance schemes A group of investigative journalists has published the names of thousands of offshore companies at the heart of the data on 200,000 entities available on its website on Monday. The files contain basic corporate information about […]

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Black West Point cadets under scrutiny for raised fists in photo

(CNN)It’s a time-honored tradition at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York — graduating seniors in small groups don their ceremonial high-collared uniforms and pose for a photo in front of historic Nininger Hall. Their poses are typically stern and stoic, mimicking sepia-toned editions that date back to the 1800s.

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9 of Asia’s most underrated attractions

(CNN)When it comes to amazing tourist attractions, Asia’s got a ton. But for every Angkor Wat or Great Wall of China, hundreds of incredible sites have slipped under the radar for travelers. Some are remote and obscure, others hidden in plain sight in some of Asia’s biggest cities. Its 30 square kilometers, near the Malaysia […]

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Stomach bug strikes hundreds aboard British cruise ship

(CNN)More than 200 passengers on a British cruise ship have fallen ill with the gastrointestinal condition norovirus, the CDC reported. The CDC said 252 of 919 passengers — 27% — have gotten sick on the Balmoral, a ship operated by Fred Olsen Cruises and most recently docked in Maine. Eight of 520 crew members have […]

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Lauryn Hill two hours late for concert because of need to ‘align her energies’

Singer performed for fewer than 40 minutes in Atlanta but has promised to make it up to the audience Musician Lauryn Hill has told fans she was two hours late to a show in Atlanta because she was aligning her energy with the time. Hill, who performed at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre on Friday night […]

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‘I have to be taller’: the unregulated world of India’s limb-lengthening industry

Young Indians are paying for complex, painful procedures despite the absence of medical oversight in the race to improve career and marriage prospects Komal never told her friends where she really went for six months last year. The 24-year-old, from the town of Kota, in western India, went to see Dr Amar Sarin, an orthopaedic […]

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