Somali pirates free 26 Asian hostages after four years

The fishermens release was negotiated by a former British army colonel who has made a mission of working to free forgotten hostages Somali pirates have released 26 Asian hostages held for nearly five years after the hijacking of their fishing vessel, the last commercial ship seized at the height of the countrys piracy scourge, negotiators […]

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We usually cry when we watch the news: anguish of Iraqs Yazidi families

As Iraqi troops and militias advance on Mosul, the fate of its captive children, ignored by politicians and the military, looks desperate When Laila learnt Islamic State was holding her son in an old school less than 100 miles from the refugee camp she now calls home, she could start to dream of a rescue […]

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Kevin Meaney, standup and ‘comic’s comic’, dies at age of 60

Star of 1990s CBS series Uncle Buck dies at home in New York, prompting Judd Apatow to say: Kevin was as funny as they get and the nicest man Kevin Meaney, a comics comic who worked the standup circuit, was a staple on late-night TV and starred in the short-lived 1990s CBS series Uncle Buck, […]

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I fear the Dodgers are becoming baseball’s most reliable losers | Dave Schilling

Yes, the NL Championship Series is not over yet, but we know how this ends. Another year, another disappointment such is the life of a Dodger fan What is baseball without superstition? Rally caps, no-hitters that dare not speak their name until the seventh, and, of course, the dreaded postseason curse. For decades, the unholy […]

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Josh Brown placed on exempt list and unlikely to play for Giants again

Giants kicker admitted to verbally and physically abusing his wife and has been placed on commissioners exempt list Josh Brown will likely not play again for the New York Giants after he was placed on the commissioners exempt list. In a letter to the 14-year veteran, NFL senior vice president of labor policy Adolpho Birch […]

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Chris Christie’s former aide testifies she told him about ‘traffic study’ on bridge

Bridget Kelly said at trial that Christie signed off on the traffic study on the George Washington Bridge in August 2013, a month before the closures began New Jerseys governor Chris Christies former deputy chief of staff testified on Friday in her criminal trial that she told him about a traffic study on the George […]

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EU-Canada trade deal in meltdown as Canadian minister walks out

Chrystia Freeland announced failure of Ceta as Wallonia blocks Belgium government from signing free trade deal A landmark trade deal between the European Union and Canada is in meltdown, after Canadas trade minister walked out of talks with Chrystia Freeland, was on the verge of tears on Friday as she announced the end and the […]

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Peter Thiel, who gave $1.25m to Trump, has called date rape ‘belated regret’

Facebook board member who donated to Donald Trump after sexual misconduct allegations wrote a 1995 book that attempted to discredit date rape When Mark Zuckerberg The Diversity Myth: Multiculturalism and Political Intolerance on Campus suggests that he may sympathize more with Trump who has recently been accused of New York Times. In the book, co-authored […]

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McDonald’s grows revenues with strong international turnaround

Growth outside the US up 3.3% to push third-quarter revenues to $6.42bn, on the back of chicken nuggets free of added preservatives and all-day breakfast McDonalds posted relatively healthy returns in the third quarter, egged on by the continued popularity of its all-day breakfast and new chicken nuggets without added preservatives. McDonalds beat analysts expectations […]

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Moscow to retaliate against BBC after NatWest closed Russia Today account

Russian spokeswoman says closure of English-language broadcasters bank accounts reeked of BBC Russia has hinted it will take reprisals against the BBC after National Westminster Bank withdrew its services from Russias English-language broadcaster, to close RTs bank accounts reeked of the BBC implying the British state broadcaster may have been pressing for the closure of […]

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