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FBI says it foiled Islamic State sympathizer’s plot to kill George W Bush

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The FBI claims an Islamic State sympathizer living in Ohio plotted to assassinate George W Bush, but confidential informants helped federal agents foil the plan, according to court records. Details of the alleged sche...

German state elections show populism in decline on left and right

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A bellwether election in Germany’s most populous state has shown a further eroding of support for populist parties on the far ends of the political spectrum, thrown up questions over the pulling power of the chancello...

Golden State Warriors oust stubborn Grizzlies to book return to West finals

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Klay Thompson knocked down eight three-pointers on the way to 30 points, Stephen Curry scored 29 with six threes, and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the Western Conference finals by beating the Memphis Grizzlie...

Queensland floods: state faces further weather emergency with flooding alerts issued for Lockyer Valley

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Emergency flood alerts were issued for parts of south-east Queensland on Friday morning, as the state endures its sixth flooding event since December. The flood warning siren sounded in Grantham on Friday morning, as...

Shireen Abu Aqleh: thousands attend state memorial in West Bank

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Shireen Abu Aqleh, the Palestinian American journalist shot dead during an Israeli army operation, has been honoured with a full state memorial in the West Bank city of Ramallah. At least 5,000 people lined the street...

South-east Queensland braces for major flooding as storms and heavy rain lash state

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Emergency alerts have been issued for parts of south-east Queensland, as the state continues to experience heavy downpours. The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services now have emergency alerts in place for the Lockyer...

Greek pilot tells court he killed British wife Caroline Crouch in ‘blurred state of mind’

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Babis Anagnostopoulos, the Greek pilot accused of killing his British wife as she slept in their Athens home, had waited for his moment in court and, a year to the day after she took her last breath, he got it. For al...

Queen to miss state opening of parliament, says Buckingham Palace

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The Queen is to miss the state opening of parliament for only the third time in her reign. The 96-year-old monarch, who is experiencing mobility issues, will not read the Queen’s speech on Tuesday, Buckingham Palace s...

Former NBA and Michigan State player Adreian Payne shot dead at age of 31

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Adreian Payne, a former Michigan State basketball standout and NBA player, has died in an Orlando shooting. He was 31. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a shooting early on Monday morning. ...

Parts of Queensland expecting highest May rainfall on record with storms to lash state

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Large parts of Queensland are again bracing for wild weather, with the Bureau of Meteorology warning some areas including Townsville and the Sunshine Coast could be hit by record May rainfall. The BoM issued a flood w...

California court okays import of foie gras from out of state, barred in 2012

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A California law that effectively bans foie gras sales in the state was limited in part on Friday. Californians can continue purchasing the controversial pate from out-of-state retailers, the ninth circuit court of ap...

Jacob Zuma sought to hand state assets to allies, finds corruption report

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Jacob Zuma has been accused of systematic and “unlawful” efforts to give business allies control of billions of dollars worth of state assets, by the judge charged with investigating wrongdoing during the former presi...

British-born Islamic State member receives life sentence in US trial

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A member of an Islamic State group that beheaded western hostages in Iraq and Syria, nicknamed “the Beatles” for their British accents, has been sentenced to life in prison in the US. Alexanda Kotey, 38, originally fr...

Republican can’t list himself as ‘The Patriot’ on ballot, state rules

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A state Republican lawmaker who wanted to refer to himself as “The Patriot” on the ballot can’t use that nickname, the Oklahoma Election Board has ruled. Sean Roberts can still run for Oklahoma labor commissioner, but...

British dentistry is in a rotten state

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I read Keren Levy’s article (Dentists would not treat my toothache – now my health has been wrecked for ever, 20 April) with great interest. I sympathise, having experienced the serious inadequacies of British dental ...

Former British citizen convicted in Islamic state kidnapping by US jury

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A member of an Islamic State group that beheaded American hostages in Iraq and Syria, nicknamed “the Beatles” for their British accents, has been found guilty in a US court of terrorism offences. A jury found El Shafe...

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