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[2017-08-14 08:47]

'Dating site' eases crisis for farmers

[2017-08-14 08:46]

NIEUWVEEN, Netherlands - Standing in his rubber boots in his fields surrounded by his beloved Red Holstein cows, Dutch farmer Gerard Hartveld has an air of resignation as he contemplates the future.

Elvis fans prepare for Graceland vigil to mark 40 years since death of 'the King'

[2017-08-14 08:46]

MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Elvis Presley, the United States icon and king of rock 'n' roll, transformed popular culture, sold over a billion records and is idolized as ever on the 40th anniversary of his tragic death.

FBI raids home of ex-Trump aide

[2017-08-11 08:23]

WASHINGTON - A raid on the Virginia home of US President Donald Trump's former 2016 election campaign manager showed an investigation of possible ties between the campaign and Russia is intensifying and focused on the financial dealings of Trump associates, sources familiar with the probe said.

Marathas hold huge protest demonstration in Mumbai

[2017-08-11 08:23]

NEW DELHI - A huge protest rally led by Marathas, a politically powerful group in India's financial capital Mumbai, hit the city on Wednesday, demanding quotas for Marathas in government jobs and educational institutions, amendments to scheduled caste and scheduled tribe Acts as well as farm loan waivers.

17 escapees from IS depart from Syria

[2017-08-11 08:23]

BEIRUT - A group of 17 Indonesians who had joined the Islamic State group in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa have been handed over to representatives of their country and have left Syria, a local Kurdish official and a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

Australia vitamin 'breakthrough' to cut miscarriages, defects

[2017-08-11 08:23]

SYDNEY - Taking a common vitamin supplement could significantly reduce the number of miscarriages and birth defects worldwide, Australian scientists said on Thursday, in what they described as a major breakthrough in pregnancy research.

Cuba probes alleged incidents involving diplomats from US

[2017-08-11 08:23]

HAVANA - The Cuban Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday it had started an "exhaustive" investigation into the bizarre incidents which the United States said had caused physical symptoms in its diplomats serving here. The matter had also resulted in the expulsion of two Cuban diplomats from Washington in late May.

29 drown as smugglers push migrants into sea

[2017-08-11 08:23]

GENEVA - Smugglers forced more than 120 Somali and Ethiopian migrants into rough seas off Yemen on Wednesday, leaving 29 dead and 22 missing, the International Organization for Migration said.

Tense Kenya awaits election amid violence

[2017-08-11 08:23]

NAIROBI - Kenya nervously awaited on Thursday the final results of its presidential election, with the incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta holding a strong lead after a vote marred by opposition claims of rigging and the death of four people.

Mexico soccer hero Marquez accused of cartel ties

[2017-08-11 08:23]

MEXICO CITY - Mexico and former FC Barcelona star Rafael Marquez is dubbed "The Boss" for his leadership of the national football teambut now the United States has branded him a drug criminal.

Belgium accuses Dutch of tainted eggs cover-up

[2017-08-11 08:23]

BRUSSELS - Belgium has accused the Netherlands of failing to inform it that eggs were tainted with insecticide despite knowing about the problem since November, as Europe's latest food safety scandal deepened.

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