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LAST_UPDATEWed, 24 Aug 2016 2pm

At Least Three Dead As Italy Hit By Powerful Quake

ROME: Central Italy was struck by a powerful, 6.2-magnitude earthquake in the early hours of Wednesday, leaving at least three people dead and devastating dozens of mountain villages.

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Air New Zealand Investigating After Photos Of Pilot In Cockpit With Blow-Up Doll Goes Viral

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Air New Zealand is investigating after a series of inappropriate images of uniformed staff members were posted online.

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North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Towards Japan

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North Korea fired a submarine-launched missile on Wednesday that flew about 500 km (311 miles) towards Japan, a show of improving technological capability for the isolated country that has conducted a series of launches in defiance of UN sanctions.

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Justice Department Sues Georgia Over Segregation Of Students With Disabilities

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BALTIMORE: The Obama administration on Tuesday sued the state of Georgia over its treatment of thousands of students with behavioral disabilities, alleging that the state is unnecessarily segregating those children in schools that lack extracurricular activities and other basic amenities, including gymnasiums, libraries and certified teachers.

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Louisiana Floods: Obama 'Heartbroken' After Tour

President Barack Obama has toured the flood-ravaged areas of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he vowed to help residents rebuild in the coming months.

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Dozens Of Wildfires Rage Across Arid U.S. West

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SAN FRANCISCO: Dozens of wildfires that have blackened hundreds of square miles raged in the arid U.S. West on Tuesday, as destructive blazes forced residents from homes in California and Washington state.

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US Election: Why Is Clinton's Foundation So Controversial?

The Clinton Foundation's value is in the eye of the beholder. It has been lauded as force for good in the world. It has also been condemned as a "slush fund" for the Clinton family and a front for official corruption. Either way, it has become a growing source of discomfort for a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign that would much rather have voters and the media focus on Donald Trump and his finances.

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Nobel Prize Winner Stiglitz Calls TPP 'Outrageous'

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Nobel prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says it's "absolutely wrong" for the U.S. to pass the trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Australian Woman Sexually Assaulted By MAS Chief Steward Sues Airline More Than RM600,000

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has found itself in hot water again when a woman sued the national carrier more than AUD200,000 (RM615,000).

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Turkey Evacuates Town Amid Anti-IS Syria Campaign

Turkey has ordered residents in the town of Karkamis to evacuate after it was hit by mortars from so-called Islamic State militants in Syria.

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