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    Gaza violence: Thousands attend funeral for Palestinian medic – BBC

    Razan al-Najar’s body was carried through the streets by mourners Thousands of Palestinians have attended the funeral in Gaza of a volunteer medic who was killed by Israeli fire during protests along the border on Friday. Razan al-Najar, 21, was shot dead as she … Read more via BBC –...
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    Italy’s New PM, Conte Begins Work – Channels Television

    Italy’s new Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, attended a military parade on his first full day in office Saturday, while his outspoken deputy Matteo Salvini was to head to Sicily as part of his campaign against illegal immigration. The military parade, which Conte attended alongside President...
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    DRC Records Five New Ebola Cases – Channels Television

    Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo said Saturday they had detected five fresh suspected cases of Ebola in the deadly outbreak afflicting the northwest of the country. Three new cases were recorded in the Bikoro area and two in Wangata, the national health ministry said …...
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    World Egypt’s Sisi sworn in for second term in office – Punch Newspapers

    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in on Saturday for a second four-year term in office during a special parliament session broadcast live on state television. Sisi took the oath in a packed house and in front of members of his government, after winning 97 percent of … Read...
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    AIDS patients sue Gambia’s ex-president Jammeh over fake cures – Daily MonitorHome

    Three people living with AIDS in Gambia are suing former president Yahya Jammeh, alleging he detained and abused them as guinea pigs to test his supposed cure, one of their lawyers said. “My clients are claiming damages for false imprisonment and (declaring) that the defendant subjected the...
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    What is GDPR? Everything you need to know about the new EU data laws – Techradar

    GDPR has been all over the news recently, as companies of all sizes scrabble to make sure they’re ready for the new regulations. Following the May 25th deadline, the new rules have now come into force, meaning your business now has to ensure it is compliant. But what exactly …...
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    Facebook is finally shuttering its Trending topics section – TechRadar

    Facebook is shuttering the much-maligned Trending topics section next week, noting it accounted for just 1.5% of clicks to news publishers in the five countries where it was displayed in the News Feed. You’ve likely noticed the Trending box in … Read more via TechRadar –...
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    Samsung Galaxy Note 9 reportedly ready to launch early on August 8 – TechRadar

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be announced on Thursday, August 9, according to a new report today that also details the specs of the next big Android smartphone. In a little over two months, you’ll get your first glimpse of it at Samsung Unpacked in New York City, … Read more via...
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    Pedro Sanchez Takes Over As Spain’s Prime Minister! – Stella Dimoko Korkus.com

    Socialist Pedro Sanchez took over as Spain’s prime minister on Friday, after outgoing leader Mariano Rajoy lost a parliamentary confidence vote triggered by a long-running corruption trial involving members of his centre-right party. Socialist party head Sanchez becomes Spain’s seventh Prime...
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    Warren Buffett Lunch Auction Draws $3.3 Million Winning Bid – Bloomberg

    The chance to dine with Warren Buffett costs $3.3 million this year. That was the winning bid for a lunch with the billionaire investor in a week-long charity auction that concluded Friday on EBay Inc.’s website. This year’s price was short of the $3.46 million record, ranking third in …...
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    Michael Rotondo, 30-Year-Old Evicted From Parents’ Home, Finally Moves Out – Yahoo News –...

    Michael Rotondo, the 30-year-old man whose parents went before a judge to evict him, has finally left his parents’ home. Thanks to $3,000 lent to him by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Rotondo packed up his belongings and took them to a storage unit, where … Read more via Yahoo News –...
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