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Armed Man Opens Fire In German Cinema Complex, Up To 50 Hurt: Media

A masked man with a gun and ammunition belt opened fire in a cinema complex in the small western German town of Viernheim, near Frankfurt, injuring between 20 and 50 people and barricaded himself inside, German media reported on Thursday.

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Chilean Politician Put Under House Arrest In Wide Corruption Scandal

Pic: ReutersA Chilean court ordered that a prominent former senator be placed under nighttime house arrest, while authorities investigate him for possible tax fraud and bribery.

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Supreme Court Upholds Race-Based College Admissions Program

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the practice of considering race in college admissions, rejecting a white woman's challenge to a University of Texas affirmative program designed to boost the enrollment of minority students.

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EU Referendum: What Time Will The Results Of The Brexit Vote Be Announced?

Pic: PA ImagesIt is, without doubt, going to be a long night. The referendum results will be counted by local authority areas who will each declare their own results.

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Indonesian Leader Widodo Visits South China Sea Islands On Warship

Pic: AFPPresident Joko Widodo visited remote Indonesian islands on a warship Thursday in an apparent show of force after clashes with Chinese vessels and as fears grow Beijing is seeking to stake a claim in nearby waters.

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China Brushes Off Doubts Over Number Of Nations That Support South China Sea Position, Says It Is Growing

BEIJING: China's Foreign Ministry on Thursday brushed off doubts about how many countries have offered support for its position in a case brought by the Philippines over Chinese claims in the South China Sea, saying the number of nations was growing daily.

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Suspected Murderer Of British Lawmaker Jo Cox To Face Trial In November

Pic: ReutersThe man accused of murdering British member of parliament Jo Cox in her electoral district in northern England last week was told on Thursday he will go on trial in November.

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Japan Examines Suspected North Korean Rocket Nose Cone Amid Growing Missile Concerns

Pic: ReutersTOKYO: Japan on Thursday (June 23) began to examine the suspected nose cone of a North Korean rocket that washed up on a Japanese beach hoping to glean information on the reclusive state's ballistic missile programme a day after it test-launched two more missiles.

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Brexit Or No, Europe's 'Realists' To Contain 'Utopians'

Pic: ReutersBRUSSELS: Whether Britain stays or leaves the European Union after Thursday's referendum, EU leaders are preparing for a clash over how to respond to popular disillusion with the bloc.

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In A First, Mideast Hub Dubai Eases Liquor Rules For Ramadan

Pic: APDUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Dubai, the Mideast's desert party town, has just gotten even wetter.

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