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US college entrance test halted in South Korea and Hong Kong

June 11, 2016 - 10:28am
A test for students in South Korea and Hong Kong hoping to study at US colleges is halted after "credible evidence" it was leaked in advance.
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Syria: Bombings rock Damascus suburb Sayyida Zeinab

June 11, 2016 - 8:23am
Bomb attacks hit a Damascus suburb which is the site of Syria's holiest Shia shrine, killing at least 12 people, state media reports.
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Brexit could lead to EU break-up - Swedish FM Wallstrom

June 11, 2016 - 7:59am
Britain's EU referendum could lead to the break-up of the European Union itself, Sweden's foreign minister tells the BBC.
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Largest urban farm opens in abandoned factory in Netherlands

June 11, 2016 - 7:53am
A Scottish farmer has opened Europe's largest urban farm in an abandoned factory in the Netherlands.
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Libyan forces 'retake Sirte port from IS militants'

June 11, 2016 - 6:56am
Libyan forces say they have recaptured the port in the city of Sirte, after fierce fighting with militants from so-called Islamic State.
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Former Voice contestant Christina Grimmie shot dead in Orlando

June 11, 2016 - 6:25am
Singer Christina Grimmie, who had competed on the US TV programme The Voice, is shot dead by a male attacker after a concert in Orlando.
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Bicycle thief suspect lassoed by rancher in Oregon

June 11, 2016 - 5:36am
A rancher in the US state of Oregon uses his lassoing skills to nab a man who was trying to steal a bicycle, police say.
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Crowdsourcing drugs

June 11, 2016 - 4:08am
Patients in Venezuela are turning to Twitter and Facebook to crowdsource the drugs they can't find elsewhere.
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Solar Impulse flies over night-time New York

June 11, 2016 - 4:05am
A plane powered only by the sun travels to New York City for a photoshoot at the Statue of Liberty, ahead of crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
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Beyond Hamilton: Why this year's Tonys are so diverse

June 11, 2016 - 3:34am
For the first time in Broadway history the four top musical acting prizes at this weekend's Tony Awards may go to people of colour.
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Prison or exile

June 11, 2016 - 3:25am
How difficult is life for political dissidents in Saudi Arabia?
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Petition to remove Stanford sexual assault judge

June 11, 2016 - 2:31am
Over a million people sign a petition to demand the removal of the judge who gave student Brock Turner a sentence of six months for sexual assault.
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Venezuela recall referendum: Voters told to confirm identities

June 10, 2016 - 9:45pm
Venezuela's electoral council says more than 1.3m people who signed a petition for a referendum to oust President Maduro will have to confirm their identities.
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Reports of bomb attacks on Syrian town after UN food drop

June 10, 2016 - 9:41pm
The Syrian military has reportedly attacked the besieged rebel-held town of Daraya, dropping close to 30 crudely made bombs from helicopters.
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Las Vegas racing

June 10, 2016 - 8:41pm
Plans for a Grand Prix in Las Vegas hit top gear as organisers reveal that a Chinese conglomerate has agreed to commit the £100m needed for the race to get the green light.
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