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LAST_UPDATEFri, 28 Aug 2015 5pm

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Reluctantly Signs Peace Deal

South Sudan President Salva Kiir, seated, signs a peace deal on Wednesday, watched by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, centre-left, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, centre-right, and Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, right. Photo: AP

JUBA: South Sudan's president Salva Kiir has signed a peace deal to end a 20-month conflict with rebels, but he told regional African leaders at the ceremony that he still had "serious reservations".

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Tsipras Softens Stand On Greek Debt Relief Before Election

Outgoing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras signaled on Wednesday he would accept an easing of Greece's huge debt burden if he wins elections expected next month without any of the write-offs he has long demanded.

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Fired Reporter Kills 2 Former Co-Workers On Live TV

This undated photo provided by WDBJ-TV, shows Vester Lee Flanagan II, who killed WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward in Moneta, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Flanagan was a former employee at WDBJ who appeared on air as Bryce Williams. (WDBJ-TV via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

MONETA, Va. — He planned it all so carefully — a choreographed execution of two former colleagues, broadcast live to a horrified television audience. Hours later, he shared his own recording of the killing worldwide on social media.

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Some 50 Migrants Found Dead In Boat Off Libya: Italy Coast Guard

ROME - Some 50 migrants were found dead in the hold of a boat off the coast of Libya on Wednesday during a rescue operation which saved 430 other people, the Italian coast guard said.

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Turkey PM Invites Pro-Kurdish Mps Into Caretaker Cabinet

ANKARA — Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu today invited three lawmakers from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to join an interim government to take Turkey to November 1 elections.

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Trump Kicks Out Hispanic Journalist From News Conference

WASHINGTON: Republican White House frontrunner Donald Trump booted a journalist from a leading Spanish-language channel out of a news conference Tuesday, telling him to "go back to Univision".

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Manhunt Underway For Gunman In Killing Of 2 WDBJ Journalists

VIRGINIA: A manhunt is underway for a gunman who killed a local news reporter and photographer on live television Wednesday morning during a routine interview outside Moneta, Virginia.

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Two Virginia Television Journalists Fatally Shot In On-Air Attack

RICHMOND — Two television journalists were shot and killed in Virginia this morning while conducting a live television interview, their station, WDBJ7 said.

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Thai Elephant Kills Keeper, Runs Off With 3 Chinese On Its Back

THAILAND: An elephant in northern Thailand went berserk Wednesday, killing his "mahout" keeper before running off into the jungle with three terrified Chinese tourists still on his back, police said.

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Bomb Takes Toll On Thai Tourism, Government Predicts Swift Rebound

BANGKOK: Thailand's worst-ever bombing has caused a 17 percent fall in tourist arrivals, putting pressure on revenues vital to the military government's moves to resuscitate a struggling economy.

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