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Taliban Appoint New Leader

The Afghan Taliban confirmed that its former leader Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week. The insurgent group have appointed Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, a former deputy to Mansour, as its new leader

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Chaos at Trump Rally

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump railed at critics and a mass of protestors at an unruly rally. Outside the venue, hundreds of protestors demonstrated against Trump holding signs and burning campaign paraphernalia

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Nyle DiMarco Wins Dancing With The Stars

Nyle DiMarco, the deaf supermodel who previously rose to prominence winning 'America's Next Top Model', has been crowned the victor of 'Dancing With The Stars', alongside his dancing partner Peta Murgatroyd

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Cubans Will Be Allowed to Set Up Businesses

Cuba is set to legalize "private businesses of medium, small and micro size" in a bid to stimulate growth in an economy that's been largely under strict state control since the 1950s Communist revolution

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Russia Emphasizes Doping Reform as Olympics Ban Looms

Russia has cleaned up its act ahead of a decision by the international anti-doping body next month on whether to lift a ban on Russian track and field athletes in time for the Rio Olympics, the Russian Sports Minister said

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Bill Cosby Ordered to Stand Trial in Sex Assault Case

Bill Cosby has been ordered to stand trial in the lone criminal case lodged amid dozens of accusations that he molested women. The actor faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of violating the accuser while she could not give consent

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El Niño Is Over. Here's What Comes Next

The "Godzilla" El Niño that began last fall is finally over after months of above-average sea surface temperatures in the Pacific that altered weather patterns around the world, the Australian weather monitoring agency said

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Rome Seeks Help to Save Its Ancient Monuments

Italian officials are leading a modern-day renaissance, seeking donors to finance the restoration of hundreds of fountains, statues, archaeological sites and historic palazzos in Rome. So far, patrons include designer such as Fendi, Bulgari, and Tod's

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NFL Announces 3 New Super Bowl Host Cities

The National Football League announced the three cities that will host the Super Bowl from 2019 to 2021. The game will be hosted by Atlanta in 2019, South Florida in 2020 and Los Angeles in 2021

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50% of People on Antidepressants Not Depressed

Millions of people take antidepressants as a way to treat depression, but a new study reveals that some physicians are prescribing antidepressants for off-label uses that are not depression-related