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America has a long history of standing its ground when all others are changing, which is why they are the only major country to use the Fahrenheit scale. As substantial as reforms need to be worldwide, the goal of the Paris deal is humble to the point of pessimistic. Wednesday's developments follow a series of delays on the decisions, including shying away from making a firm commitment to slowing down global warming during a G7 discussion in Italy this weekend.
  • Gregg Allman, legendary leader of the Allman Brothers Band, dead at 69

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    In a startling loss for American music, Gregg Allman passed away today at age 69. " Gregg considered being on the road playing music with his brothers and solo band for his beloved fans essential medicine for his soul". Of course anyone who has heard an Allman Brothers live recording will be aware of the band's ability to cut loose and jam, something Allman said were the real money moments.
  • '180000 civilians still in' IS-held Mosul areas

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    In this Tuesday, May 9, 2017 file photo, smoke rises during heavy fighting between Islamic State militants and Iraqi special forces in the industrial area of west Mosul, Iraq . Military commanders have also said that the liberation would be finished before Ramadan - which started last Friday. The latest Iraqi government push is part of a broader offensive in Mosul , now in its eighth month.
  • Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is not happy with Baywatch negative review

    Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is not happy with Baywatch negative review

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    The three day opening was expected to be in the range of $25 million - already a substantially low figure considering Dwayne Johnson's box office power. Here is a film so poor, so half-arsed, and so contemptuous of its audience, that it screws up one of the great, (previously) infallible tropes of contemporary cinema: the David Hasslehoff cameo.
  • Post Kabul attack, India may beef up security at Afghan missions

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    He suggested that the German embassy might not have been the target of the blast, which sent clouds of black smoke into the sky near the presidential palace. He said India stands with Afghanistan in fighting all forms of terrorism. There are now 8,500 US troops in Afghanistan with a USA promise of more to come.
  • Pulling Out Of Paris Accord

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    Many had hoped that Trump's daughter Ivanka as well as her husband Jared Kushner might be the tempering presence to Trump's anti-environmental bent. During his campaign, he said he would exit the deal in order to support American oil and coal industries.
  • At least 90 killed after bomb rips through central Kabul

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    Islamic State, a smaller militant group in Afghanistan seeking to project its claim to a global Islamic caliphate beyond its Middle East base, has previously claimed responsibility for high-profile attacks in Kabul , including one on a military hospital in March that killed more than 50 people.
  • Netflix row embroils Cannes as festival kicks off

    Netflix row embroils Cannes as festival kicks off

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    Susan Sarandon has been doing the whole celebrity rigmarole of red carpets, film premieres, and paparazzi since the '70s, so when it comes to the glitz and glamour of it all, she's understandably a little bit jaded. Hailey , 20, also posted a photograph of the three women on the yacht in the south of France, where the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is now being staged.
  • Trump is broadening his search for FBI director

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    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk from Marine One across the South Lawn to the White House in Washington on their return from Italy on Saturday. While the Constitution noted that president could face prosecution after being impeached from office, it did not outline whether a president could be criminally prosecuted without impeachment.
  • The Life of Brian: Molefe out of Eskom...again

    The Life of Brian: Molefe out of Eskom...again

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    Brown said she made the move after meeting the Eskom board earlier the day. The issues of governance at state-owned enterprises were critical, Gigaba said, adding that the decision of the interministerial committee Eskom demonstrated that government as shareholder could self-correct where wrong decisions had been taken.
  • Five problems for Wenger and Arsenal

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    The Mirror reports that with an FA Cup victory in the bag and £30million to spend on the pair alone, the club could secure a two-year extension with Sanchez on a salary of £275,000 a week, while Ozil's people are said to be playing hardball, looking for £70k more per-week than the £280k already reportedly offered to him by the club.