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Britain's Prince George celebrates his fifth birthday

A picture of a smiling Prince George was released by Britain's royal family on Saturday as Queen Elizabeth's great grandson, who is third in line to the throne, prepares to celebrate his fifth birthday.
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Britain's Prince George celebrates his fifth birthday

A picture of a smiling Prince George was released by Britain's royal family on Saturday as Queen Elizabeth's great grandson, who is third in line to the throne, prepares to celebrate his fifth birthday.

Hardline Islamists push religion to centre of Pakistan election

Pakistani cleric Hafiz Saeed is one of the United States' most-wanted terrorist suspects, accused over the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people. At home, his charities are banned, as is a new Islamist political party launched by his followers.
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Hardline Islamists push religion to centre of Pakistan election

Pakistani cleric Hafiz Saeed is one of the United States' most-wanted terrorist suspects, accused over the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people. At home, his charities are banned, as is a new Islamist political party launched by his followers.

Zimbabwe's president courts white voters ahead of election

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa addressed a crowd of white voters on Saturday in an attempt improve relations ahead of a July 30 election, a marked shift from his predecessor Robert Mugabe whose policies became increasingly racially divisive.
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Zimbabwe's president courts white voters ahead of election

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa addressed a crowd of white voters on Saturday in an attempt improve relations ahead of a July 30 election, a marked shift from his predecessor Robert Mugabe whose policies became increasingly racially divisive.

French interior minister to face parliament over Macron's bodyguard

French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb will be questioned by lawmakers next week as the government faces mounting criticism of the way it disciplined President Emmanuel Macron's top bodyguard who was filmed beating a protester on May Day.
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French interior minister to face parliament over Macron's bodyguard

French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb will be questioned by lawmakers next week as the government faces mounting criticism of the way it disciplined President Emmanuel Macron's top bodyguard who was filmed beating a protester on May Day.

CBS announces four-part series of short 'Star Trek' episodes

CBS Corp's next voyage into the "Star Trek" universe will come in the form of a four-part series of 10-to-15-minute episodes released starting this fall on the CBS All Access streaming service, the network said on Friday.
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CBS announces four-part series of short 'Star Trek' episodes

CBS Corp's next voyage into the "Star Trek" universe will come in the form of a four-part series of 10-to-15-minute episodes released starting this fall on the CBS All Access streaming service, the network said on Friday.

The town that doesn't vote: Pakistan's Ahmadis say forced to abstain

There are no campaign posters in the Pakistani town of Rabwah, and no election rallies on its streets. Though they could be an influential bloc in a key electoral battleground, nearly 90 percent of its residents will not vote in a July 25 poll.
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The town that doesn't vote: Pakistan's Ahmadis say forced to abstain

There are no campaign posters in the Pakistani town of Rabwah, and no election rallies on its streets. Though they could be an influential bloc in a key electoral battleground, nearly 90 percent of its residents will not vote in a July 25 poll.

Taylor Swift cast in movie version of 'Cats' - Hollywood reports

Taylor Swift has been cast in a big screen version of the stage musical "Cats," in what will be the pop singer's biggest movie role so far, entertainment publications Variety and the Hollywood Reporter said on Friday.
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Taylor Swift cast in movie version of 'Cats' - Hollywood reports

Taylor Swift has been cast in a big screen version of the stage musical "Cats," in what will be the pop singer's biggest movie role so far, entertainment publications Variety and the Hollywood Reporter said on Friday.

Bane of Pakistani politicians: young voters with smartphones

The crowd of young Pakistanis, many armed with smartphones, surround the politician's car and begin streaming live footage of something extraordinary: Angry voters asking their elected representatives what they have done for them lately.
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Bane of Pakistani politicians: young voters with smartphones

The crowd of young Pakistanis, many armed with smartphones, surround the politician's car and begin streaming live footage of something extraordinary: Angry voters asking their elected representatives what they have done for them lately.

Trump backers seize on case of jailed UK far-right activist

Supporters of US President Donald Trump are taking up the cause of an anti-Islam activist jailed in Britain for contempt of court, raising fears of a far-right revival.
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Trump backers seize on case of jailed UK far-right activist

Supporters of US President Donald Trump are taking up the cause of an anti-Islam activist jailed in Britain for contempt of court, raising fears of a far-right revival.

Fugitive DHL heir arrested, jailed in Palau

The fugitive DHL heir Larry Hillbroom Jr has been arrested and jailed in Palau after two days on the run, the Pacific island nation's attorney general said Saturday.
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Fugitive DHL heir arrested, jailed in Palau

The fugitive DHL heir Larry Hillbroom Jr has been arrested and jailed in Palau after two days on the run, the Pacific island nation's attorney general said Saturday.

Africa looks for answers after disastrous World Cup

African football will conduct a soul-searching session at a two-day symposium in Morocco after all five of the continent's sides failed to get over the first hurdle at the World Cup.
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Africa looks for answers after disastrous World Cup

African football will conduct a soul-searching session at a two-day symposium in Morocco after all five of the continent's sides failed to get over the first hurdle at the World Cup.

Amazon, Toyota, Alcoa and others working to counter Trump's tariff plans

Big companies in the United States from Amazon.com Inc to Toyota Motor Corp and Alcoa Corp are working to counter the effect of the Trump administration's trade policies and to head off new tariffs.
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Amazon, Toyota, Alcoa and others working to counter Trump's tariff plans

Big companies in the United States from Amazon.com Inc to Toyota Motor Corp and Alcoa Corp are working to counter the effect of the Trump administration's trade policies and to head off new tariffs.

Children of undocumented Mexicans retrace parents' steps in reverse

They know the skyscrapers of Manhattan better than this small village in rural Mexico, but these 18 children are here to meet their extended families and learn about the world their parents left behind.
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Children of undocumented Mexicans retrace parents' steps in reverse

They know the skyscrapers of Manhattan better than this small village in rural Mexico, but these 18 children are here to meet their extended families and learn about the world their parents left behind.

Incoming Mexico leader blasts campaign fine as 'act of vengeance'

Mexico's incoming president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday slammed a decision by the electoral authority to fine his party US$10 million over a campaign financing breach, calling it an "act of vengeance" against his landslide victory.
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Incoming Mexico leader blasts campaign fine as 'act of vengeance'

Mexico's incoming president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday slammed a decision by the electoral authority to fine his party US$10 million over a campaign financing breach, calling it an "act of vengeance" against his landslide victory.

Forget Brexit for a while and count the butterflies, Attenborough tells Brits

Naturalist David Attenborough suggested the British public take a break from squabbling over Brexit and instead take part in the world's biggest count of butterflies.
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Forget Brexit for a while and count the butterflies, Attenborough tells Brits

Naturalist David Attenborough suggested the British public take a break from squabbling over Brexit and instead take part in the world's biggest count of butterflies.

Hawaii lava boat injured 'had to grin and bear it' - passenger

When "lava bombs" crashed into a tour boat in Hawaii this week, causing third-degree burns and a broken femur in the chaos, passengers used what little they had to help the injured during an agonizing 1-3/4-hour trip back to port, according to a for
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Hawaii lava boat injured 'had to grin and bear it' - passenger

When "lava bombs" crashed into a tour boat in Hawaii this week, causing third-degree burns and a broken femur in the chaos, passengers used what little they had to help the injured during an agonizing 1-3/4-hour trip back to port, according to a former paramedic on the vessel.

Commentary: If a Harley-Davidson motorcycle isn't 'made in America’, is it still a Harley-Davidson?

US President Donald trump may be pursuing his "America First" agenda putting higher tariffs on foreign products to prioritise domestic ones. But whether a product is local or foreign made won't stop American consumers from buying some, says one obse
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Commentary: If a Harley-Davidson motorcycle isn't 'made in America’, is it still a Harley-Davidson?

US President Donald trump may be pursuing his "America First" agenda putting higher tariffs on foreign products to prioritise domestic ones. But whether a product is local or foreign made won't stop American consumers from buying some, says one observer

At patent trial, Groupon casts IBM as shaking down other tech companies

A lawyer for discount e-commerce company Groupon Inc told a court in Delaware on Thursday that International Business Machines Corp has shaken down practically every large tech firm for patent fees.
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At patent trial, Groupon casts IBM as shaking down other tech companies

A lawyer for discount e-commerce company Groupon Inc told a court in Delaware on Thursday that International Business Machines Corp has shaken down practically every large tech firm for patent fees.

Commentary: Overlooked and underpaid, women must speak up and put themselves out there

Women must speak out more if Singapore is to grow its number of female business leaders, says one female business leader.
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Commentary: Overlooked and underpaid, women must speak up and put themselves out there

Women must speak out more if Singapore is to grow its number of female business leaders, says one female business leader.

Trump says 'not thrilled' about US interest rate hikes

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday told CNBC that he was "not thrilled" about the Federal Reserve's decision to hike interest rates, according to the television network.
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Trump says 'not thrilled' about US interest rate hikes

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday told CNBC that he was "not thrilled" about the Federal Reserve's decision to hike interest rates, according to the television network.

Allergan, Molecular Partners eye drug meets main goal in two studies

Allergan Plc and Molecular Partners AG said on Thursday their treatment for age-related macular degeneration met the main goal in two late-stage studies.
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Allergan, Molecular Partners eye drug meets main goal in two studies

Allergan Plc and Molecular Partners AG said on Thursday their treatment for age-related macular degeneration met the main goal in two late-stage studies.