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last updated: Tue, 03 May 2016 00:39:38 -0400

Thunder hold on beat Spurs 98-97, even series at 1-1

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) celebrates the teams win over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, May 2, 2016, in San Antonio. Oklahoma City won 98-97. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 29 points and 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held on to beat San Antonio 98-97 on Monday night, evening the series at one game apiece when the Spurs failed to score on a wild sequence in the final seconds.


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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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Herald Sun | Breaking News
last updated: Thu, 03 Mar 2016 01:21:15 GMT

Parent burned in school blast
BREAKING: A woman has been taken to hospital with burns after a barbecue mishap led to reports of an explosion at a school on the NSW Central Coast.

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last updated: Mon, 02 May 2016 16:25:06 -0400

Clinton faces tough crowd in West Virginia coal country

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talks with Bo Copley and his wife Lauren, while holding a photograph of their children, after a round table discussion at Williamson Health and Wellness Center in Williamson, W.Va., Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)Voters expressed anger toward her during a campaign swing through a state that overwhelmingly backed her eight years ago.


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Obama won’t apologize for Hiroshima during trip to Japan

Obama won’t apologize for Hiroshima during trip to JapanPresident Obama may visit Hiroshima when he travels to Japan late this month for a summit of key industrialized nations, but he will not apologize for the World War II decision to destroy that city with an atomic bomb, the White House said Monday. The question arose because John Kerry recently became the first U.S. secretary of state to visitHiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park.


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Sister: No charges against police in Virginia stun gun case

Death after taser arrest leads to Va. police brutality allegationsA Virginia prosecutor has decided not to bring charges against officers who used stun guns repeatedly on a black man before his 2013 death, the man's sister and her attorney said Monday. Linwood Lambert's ...


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Q&A: Sanders' long-shot bid to clinch Democratic nomination

Bernie Sanders was at IPFW's Gates Center Monday, May 2, 2016, for a rally in Fort Wayne, Ind. (Michelle Davies/The Journal-Gazette via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Trailing significantly in the Democratic primaries, Bernie Sanders wants superdelegates to flip his way and is aiming for a contested national convention in July against front-runner Hillary Clinton. For his plan to work, he'll need plenty of big-time breaks.


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Woman says she is Prince's half-sister, claims part of estate

One of his generation's most prolific musicians, Prince died suddenly on April 21 at the age of 57 at his Paisley Park estate outside MinneapolisA woman claiming to be Prince's half-sister has come forward saying she is entitled to part of the late pop star's multimillion-dollar estate, legal documents show. Darcell Gresham Johnston filed court documents Friday in the musician's probate case in Minnesota saying she is an "interested party and beneficiary" in the singer's estate. The estate was previously expected to be equally split six ways between Prince's known surviving siblings under Minnesota law.


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Ted Cruz Debates Trump Supporters as They Shout at Him in Indiana

Ted Cruz Debates Trump Supporters as They Shout at Him in IndianaSupporters of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump shouted in his rival Sen. Ted Cruz’s face as he squared off with them on an Indiana street for more than seven minutes, just a day before Indiana’s do-or-die GOP primary. Cruz was finishing up a campaign stop at a restaurant alongside a river in a small town northeast of Indianapolis when he heard half a dozen men chanting “Lyin’ Ted” and other slogans across the street. “I’m running to be everyone’s president,” Cruz told the men.


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Heidi Cruz responds to people who call her husband the Zodiac Killer

Heidi Cruz responds to people who call her husband the Zodiac KillerHeidi Cruz knows that her husband, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is not the Zodiac Killer, no matter what people online say. Heidi spent Monday morning traveling across Indiana in support of her husband’s presidential campaign. There is a popular Internet meme where people have asked whether Ted Cruz is the infamous Zodiac Killer, who was responsible for a string of unsolved murders and taunting letters to law enforcement in California during the late 1960s and early ’70s.


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The Saudis may know something about oil the rest of us don’t
"They’re hedging the uncertainty that their oil is going to be worth less,” one investor says.

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Unconventional #9: Cruz’s post-Indiana delegate problem, Sanders’ real strategy for a ‘contested convention’ (and more!)
It's been said that the only way Ted Cruz will still have a shot at the Republican nomination is if he wins the Indiana primary on Tuesday. But what if Indiana can’t save Cruz?

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CIA marks 5th anniversary of bin Laden’s death by ‘live-tweeting’ raid that killed him

File picture of U.S. President Obama, VP Biden and members of the national security team receiving an update on the mission against bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White HouseAgency reveals details about daring assault on al-Qaida leader’s compound on Twitter.


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French journalist infiltrates jihadist cell for six months

A French Muslim journalist went underground to film a documentary entitled "Allah's Soldiers", which gives an insight into the minds of young jihadists in the countryA French journalist infiltrated a cell of would-be jihadists, filming them with a hidden camera as they plotted an attack in the name of the Islamic State group, before they were arrested, he told AFP. The journalist, a Muslim using the pseudonym Said Ramzi, carried out the investigation for a documentary entitled "Allah's Soldiers" which gives an insight into the minds of young jihadists, and will be shown in France on Monday night. "They had the misfortune of being born in the era that the Islamic State exists.


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Train derails in Washington, D.C.; leaks hazardous chemical

Train derails in Washington, D.C.; leaks hazardous chemicalWASHINGTON (AP) — Officials warned Washington D.C. area residents to brace for a potentially slow commute Monday after a CSX freight train derailed near a Metro stop, sending 15 cars off the tracks and spilling hazardous material.


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Trump's rise is driving immigrants to become citizens

FILE - In this April 29, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump supporter Luisa Aranda gestures as she is interviewed before Trump spoke at the California Republican Party 2016 Convention in Burlingame, Calif. Tens of thousands of immigrants are applying for U.S. citizenship in a year when immigration has taken center stage in this year's presidential campaign, especially in the race for the GOP nomination. In interviews, many say the fear of Donald Trump becoming president is motivating many longtime immigrants to apply for citizenship in order to vote. Trump, the GOP front-runner, has made immigration a central theme of his combative campaign to win the Republican nomination. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)MIAMI (AP) — On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina stood in a long line of immigrants to take the first step to become an American.


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Saudi Binladin Group lays off 77,000 workers: report

Saudi Binladin Group lays off 77,000 workers: reportOne of Saudi Arabia's most powerful firms, the Saudi Binladin Group, has laid off 77,000 foreign workers, a Saudi daily reported on Monday, citing an anonymous company official. Saudi Binladin Group confirmed to AFP that some staff have been let go, but gave no numbers. The report in the Al-Watan newspaper is the latest alleging tens of thousands of layoffs, unpaid salaries and unrest by employees of the firm which built some of the Gulf country's landmarks.


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U.S. in desperate bid to save Syria truce as Aleppo bombed

A Syrian boy reacts to the loss of a relative who died in an airstrike in a rebel-held neighbourhood of AleppoUS Secretary of State John Kerry launched a desperate push Monday to salvage a ceasefire in Syria, as the country's second city of Aleppo reeled from a week of fighting that killed hundreds of civilians. With the two-month old truce brokered by the United States and Russia under severe threat, Kerry said Washington and Moscow had made progress in trying to contain the bloodshed, but warned it was premature to promise success.


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Raging fire destroys historic NYC church

Firefighters battle flames at the historic Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava, Sunday, May 1, 2016, in New York. The church that was constructed in the early 1850s and was designated a New York City landmark in 1968. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — A historic church in New York City was destroyed in a raging fire just hours after its Orthodox worshippers celebrated Easter.


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Where they are now? Key players in the bin Laden raid

A T-shirt reading "Osama Got Obama'd" is displayed at a souvenir stand near the White House in Washington in May 2011Five years ago, United States special forces shot and killed Osama bin Laden, ending a manhunt that began in earnest after his Al-Qaeda operatives hijacked planes and flew them into buildings in New York and Washington in September 2001. Having originally come to office in the aftermath of global financial meltdown, Obama had put America back on track, extricated its forces from the "dumb war" in Iraq and had seemingly won the smarter war against Al-Qaeda by ordering the mission to kill bin Laden.


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last updated: Mon, 02 May 2016 13:53:05 -0400

Clinton faces tough crowd in West Virginia coal country

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talks with Bo Copley and his wife Lauren, while holding a photograph of their children, after a round table discussion at Williamson Health and Wellness Center in Williamson, W.Va., Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)Voters expressed anger toward her during a campaign swing through a state that overwhelmingly backed her eight years ago.


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last updated: Mon, 02 May 2016 11:21:09 -0400

Clinton faces tough crowd in West Virginia coal country

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talks with Bo Copley and his wife Lauren, while holding a photograph of their children, after a round table discussion at Williamson Health and Wellness Center in Williamson, W.Va., Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)Voters expressed anger toward her during a campaign swing through a state that overwhelmingly backed her eight years ago.


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last updated: Tue, 03 May 2016 04:20:00 GMT

100km/h winds set to batter state
BATTEN down the hatches a severe weather warning has been issued for most of Victoria with predictions of strong winds and huge waves of more than seven metres.

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Cowboys should be furious at Eels penalty
THE Cowboys are entitled to be absolutely furious with the penalties levied at Parramatta, as do every team that has lost to the Eels this season.

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Digg Top Stories
last updated: Tue, 03 May 2016 01:15:19 +0000

The Evolution Of Epic Games
While mostly famous for "Unreal" and "Gears of War," Epic is much more than just a blockbuster developer.

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Clinton courts Appalachian voters to counter Trump on trade
WASHINGTON/CARMEL, Ind. (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton met with coal and steel workers in the Appalachian region on Monday in an effort to win over blue-collar voters in a part of the country with strong support for Republican Donald Trump.

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last updated: Mon, 02 May 2016 21:48:26 -0400

18 Reactions To Beyoncé's Met Gala Dress

Did Beyoncé just wear “Becky’s skin” to the Met Gala?

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Japan Announces $7 Billion Plan to Develop Mekong Region
"I am expecting the day when ... I can depart from Bangkok eastward in the morning and arrive in Ho Chi Minh City at night and enjoy pho for dinner"

(BANGKOK) — Japan’s foreign minister announced a $7 billion initiative Monday to promote development in Southeast Asia’s Mekong region, which encompasses parts of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand through which the river flows.

In a speech at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Fumio Kishida affirmed the importance of Southeast Asia’s economic prosperity to Japan. He pledged 750 billion yen ($7 billion) in funding over the next three years to support development and growth in the region.

The initiative will help promote “connectivity” within Southeast Asian countries and Japan through funding in infrastructure and development of human resources. Thailand has become a key manufacturing and export hub for Japanese manufacturers such as Toyota and Honda.

“Invigorating the flow of goods and people by connecting the region through roads, bridges and railways is indispensable for promoting economic development,” he said, adding that Japan’s cooperation will go beyond just building infrastructure.

Over the next three years, “we will make use of funds amounting to 750 billion yen toward cooperation with the Mekong region,” Kishida said. Specific details have not been announced but he said Japan would like to work together with the Mekong countries to create a framework to support the various efforts, including regional issues and theme-oriented support, in a detailed manner.

“I am expecting the day when, as a result of these efforts, I can depart from Bangkok eastward in the morning and arrive in Ho Chi Minh City at night and enjoy pho for dinner,” he said.

Kishida also renewed his call for the establishment of a code of conduct in the South China Sea, where China, Vietnam, the Philippines and others have competing territorial claims, and that prosperity can only achieved if there is peace and stability in the region.

“In this region, there are issues of terrorism, extremism, and ensuring maritime safety and security,” he said. “There are multitudes of issues now facing our ASEAN partners. We need to face these issues together, and maintain stability in this region. What is necessary is respect for diversity, and what is fundamental for that is the rule of law.”

Referring to Thailand’s current political situation and its military government, Kishida said he hoped that the people of Thailand will overcome the current difficult challenges and “play more active role in the region and international community.”

The visit to Thailand is part of his regional tour that includes stops in China, Burma, Laos and Vietnam.

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