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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Fear the Walking Dead recap: season two, episode five Captive

Travis and Alicia find themselves locked up thanks to someone from their past, and Madison is hellbent on coming to their rescue Madison and the Abigails crew on a daring raid of the Dread Pirate Connor. A zombie switcheroo involving a hood and some dirty work. And yet something was missing from this episode, like […]

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Kevin Durant scores 41 points as Thunder tie playoff series with Spurs

Kevin Durant matched his career playoff high with 41 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 111-97 Kevin Durant matched his career playoff high with 41 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 111-97 on Sunday night to tie the Western Conference semi-final series 2-2. Durant scored […]

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