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China Passes Tough New Intelligence Law

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China's legislature passed a new intelligence law on Tuesday after an unusually brief round of discussions, a draft of which gave new powers to monitor suspects, raid premises and seize vehicles and devices.

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Helicopter Attacks Venezuela Court, Maduro Denounces Coup Bid

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A Venezuelan police helicopter strafed the Supreme Court and a government ministry on Tuesday, escalating the OPEC nation's political crisis in what President Nicolas Maduro called an attack by "terrorists" seeking a coup.

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Zimbabwean Activist Pastor Charged Over Illegal Protest

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A Zimbabwean pastor at the heart of a protest movement against President Robert Mugabe last year is set to appear in court on Wednesday after he was arrested for addressing students demonstrating over fees, his lawyer said.

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Syrian Observatory Says 30 Killed In East Syria Air Strike

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said an air strike early on Wednesday killed at least 30 civilians and injured dozens more in a village held by Islamic State in eastern Syria.

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Kremlin Urges International Action To Combat Cyber Crime

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Cyber attacks like the one which hit Russia and other countries on Tuesday underline the need for a concerted international action to fight cyber crime, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.

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UK Prosecutors Charge Six People Over 1989 Hillsborough Disaster That Killed 96

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Britain's state prosecution service on Wednesday announced criminal charges against six people over the 1989 Hillsborough soccer stadium crush in which 96 fans died, the country's worst sporting disaster.

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Maersk Says Working On Recovery Plan After Cyber Attack

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Shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk (MAERSKb.CO), which handles one of seven containers shipped globally, said on Wednesday that it was working on a recovery plan a day after being hit by global cyber attack Petya.

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Flight Delayed For Hours After Woman Throws Coins Into Engine For Good Luck

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A flight from Shanghai to Guangzhou was delayed after an elderly woman passenger was suspected of throwing coins into the plane’s engine to ensure “good luck”, mainland media reported.

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Glowing Sea Creatures Appearing On The Coast Are Baffling Researchers

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LOS ANGELES: Drifting throngs of jelly-like, glowing organisms native to tropical seas far from shore have invaded Pacific coastal waters from Southern California to the Gulf of Alaska this year, baffling researchers and frustrating fishing crews.

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This Fake Time Magazine Cover Was Found Hanging Inside Trump's Golf Resorts

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Arms crossed, Donald Trump stares out proudly from under the iconic, red TIME masthead while an all-capped headline blares: "TRUMP IS HITTING ON ALL FRONTS. . . EVEN TV!”

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