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Formula One Boss Bernie Ecclestone's Mother-In-Law Is Kidnapped In Brazil

Reports of an abduction in Brazil are sending shock waves through the sporting world, as the mother-in-law of the billionaire who runs Formula One is apparently being held for ransom.
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Sun-Powered Airplane Completes Historic Trip Around The World

"This is not only a first in the history of aviation; it's before all a first in the history of energy," Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard says. His plane flew more than 26,700 miles without using fuel.
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19 Die In Knife Attack At Care Facility West Of Tokyo

The accused former employee of the mental health facility told police, "It's better that the disabled disappear," Japanese media report.
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Are Russians Behind The DNC Email Leaks?

As leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee rock that party's convention this week, federal law enforcement officials are investigating the hack and whether it was orchestrated by Russia.
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Got To Catch Peter The Great And Ivan The Terrible

Think of it as an intellectual version of Pokémon Go. Moscow's City Hall will launch an app next month that allows players to catch long-dead historical figures on the streets of the capital.
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Was That A Russian Spy, Or Am I Getting Paranoid?

Journalists, dissidents, human rights workers all tell stories of being followed and harassed by Russia's security services. They range from the comical to the frightening.

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After His Assassination, A Pakistani Artist's Family Keeps His Song Alive

The famed qawwali singer Amjad Sabri was shot down last month in Karachi, Pakistan, apparently by the Taliban. The vocalist's family is pledging to keep his home a refuge of, and for, music.
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Canadian Oil Spill Threatens Drinking Water

An oil slick has forced the city of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, to shut down its water treatment plant, after a pipeline dumped tens of thousands of gallons into the North Saskatchewan River.
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Britain's Vote To Leave EU Creates Uncertainty In Ireland

Britain's decision has repercussions for Ireland and the future of the border between the Irish Republic, an EU member state, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom.
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Examining Russia's Role In Leaked Democratic Party Emails

What evidence ties Russia's intelligence services to the theft and release of the internal emails of Democratic Party officials? And how would the public release those messages serve Moscow?

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