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Saturday, August 29, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, while visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant.
President Obama tells people of New Orleans: 'you inspire me'
A clerk in a rural Kentucky county continued to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples Thursday in defiance of a mounting pile of federal court orders that reject her claim that her Christian faith should exempt her from licensing a gay union.
Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign, in ways both subtle and blunt, is sending a message to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden about his potential 2016 presidential campaign: This won't be easy.
A professional gambler accused of cheating an Atlantic City casino out of US$9.6 million by seeking an unfair edge at cards says the casino has its own method of gaining an advantage: plying gamblers with free booze served by flirty, scantily clad waitresses.
Friday, August 28, 2015
VIENNA - Austrian police have recovered more than 70 dead migrants from a lorry abandoned on a motorway, the government said Friday, in the latest horrific tragedy in Europe's unrelenting migrant misery.
More than 20 migrants found dead in Austria
The bodies of between 20 and 50 migrants have been found in a truck on a highway in Austria, police said Thursday, the latest tragedy involving people desperately trying to reach Europe.
IS suicide bombing kills 2 Iraqi army generals
An Islamic State suicide bomber killed two Iraqi army generals on Thursday as they led forces against IS positions in the turbulent Anbar province west of Baghdad, military officials said.
Two US journalists shot dead on live television
The former TV reporter who shot two journalists dead during a live broadcast in Virginia before killing himself warned he had been a "human powder keg ... just waiting to go BOOM."
Hungary fence proves futile in slowing migrants
Clambering over the razor-wire fence or scuttling under it, migrants surged Wednesday across the Serbian border into Hungary. Then they jostled to formally enter the country so they could quickly leave it, heading toward more prosperous European Union nations on a desperate quest to escape war and poverty.
Net migration to Britain has hit record levels, official figures showed Thursday, with the difference between migrants leaving and arriving in Britain rising to around 329,000 in the year to March.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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