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Apple CEO Tim Cook says 'proud to be gay'

Apple chief executive Tim Cook publicly came out as gay, saying in a magazine article that he wanted to support others who find it difficult to reveal their sexual orientation. "So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts Go

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Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight IS

A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied US air strikes and threatened to massacre its Kurdish defenders. Kobani, on the border with Turkey, has been encircle

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Zambian President Sata dies in London

Zambian President Michael Sata has died in London, where he had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, three private Zambian media outlets said. The reports on the private Muzi television station and the Zambia Reports and Zambian Watchdog websites said the southern

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Nasa rocket for space station explodes on liftoff

An unmanned Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff from a commercial launch pad in Virginia on Tuesday, marking the first accident since Nasa turned to private operators to deliver cargo to the International Space Station. The 14-story rocket, built and launched by Orbital

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Fire breaks out at Mexico City airport terminal

A fire broke out at Mexico international airport's Terminal 2 building on Monday, but the blaze was controlled without serious damage, an airport spokeswoman said. TV footage showed smoke billowing from an upper section of the building and local media reported the fire broke

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UK retailers report fastest growth in three years

British retailers reported the fastest sales growth in more than three years in the three months to October, dispelling fears of a slowdown, the Confederation of British Industry said on Monday. The CBI said that its October retail sales balance held steady at +31, in contrast to

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Pro-West parties secure big win in Ukraine polls

Pro-Europe parties secured a big win in an election in Ukraine, a partial vote count showed on Monday, with President Petro Poroshenko hailing people's support for his plan to end a separatist war and pursue democratic reforms sought by the West. Early figures from the vote c

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Oil drops below $86 after Goldman cuts price forecast

Brent crude futures extended declines to below $86 a barrel on Monday after Goldman Sachs cut its price forecasts for the contract and for US oil by $15 in the first quarter of next year. The US investment bank said in a research note on Sunday that it had cut its forecast for We

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Iraqi forces seize four villages from IS militants

Iraqi government forces retook four villages on Sunday near a mountain ridge overlooking Islamic State supply lines, security officials said, in a campaign which has struggled to make advances against the Sunni Islamist insurgents. Iraqi security forces backed by Shi'ite mili

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Iraqi forces retake four villages from IS

Iraqi government forces retook four villages on Sunday near a mountain ridge overlooking Islamic State supply lines, security officials said, in a campaign which has struggled to make advances against the Sunni Islamist insurgents. Iraqi security forces backed by Shi'ite mili

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