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    Largest Transfer Of Gitmo Detainees Under Obama Announced

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    The US announced Monday that 15 detainees have been transferred out of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. It’s the single-largest transfer since President Barack Obama took office, according to Lee Wolosky, the US special envoy for Guantanamo closure. The inmates, who included nationals from Afghanistan, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates, will be…

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    Cinema Attack In Germany Leaves 25 Injured

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    An attack at a cinema in Viernheim, Germany, has left at least 25 people injured, German public TV reported Thursday. The suspect entered the cinema, apparently heavily armed, around 3 p.m. local time, authorities said. The attacker has been killed, a state interior minister told a local newspaper, according to Reuters. It’s not clear if…

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    In Or Out? UK Votes In Historic Referendum On EU Membership

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    Voters headed to the polls Thursday in a historic referendum on whether the United Kingdom should leave the European Union. Citizens clutched umbrellas as they lined up at the polls despite heavy rain and overnight thunderstorms causing flooding in parts of London and southeastern England. Weather across the rest of the region was mixed —…

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    North Korea Missiles ‘A Serious Threat’ After New Tests

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    Japan has warned North Korean missiles pose “a serious threat” after the country carried out new tests in defiance of international sanctions. North Korea launched two missiles within hours of each other, with one flying about 400km (250 miles) and reaching an altitude of 1,000km. A confirmed successful test would mark a step forward for…

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    Johnny Depp Auctioning Off Multimillion-Dollar Art Collection

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    All eyes are on Johnny Depp’s finances in his pending divorce with Amber Heard and those numbers are about to increase. The actor is selling some pretty expensive art work, according to a press release from Christie’s auction house. Depp will be auctioning a “carefully curated selection of Basquiat paintings and drawings,” which Christie’s says…

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    Fearing Zika, Olympian Freezes Sperm Ahead Of RIO 2016

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    The mosquito-borne Zika virus has caused athletes to pull out of the Olympic Games and prompted countries to design special protective uniforms ahead of Rio 2016. British long jumper Greg Rutherford will be there, but he’s taking no chances, with the defending Olympic champion freezing a sample of his sperm before heading to the Games…

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    Thailand Eliminates Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission

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    The World Health Organization has congratulated Thailand as the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. It is also the first with a “large HIV epidemic” to eradicate mother-to-child transmission of the diseases. In 2014, an estimated 450,000 people were living with HIV in Thailand. The disease is…

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  • Police Fire On Student Protesters In Papua New Guinea

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    At least nine people were injured when police in Papua New Guinea opened fire on student protesters Wednesday. Prime Minister Peter O’Neill — who protesters were calling on to resign amid accusations of corruption — blamed “agitators responsible for instigating a violent confrontation.” Witnesses told CNN that students had gathered on the University of Port…

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    BET Announces Prince Tribute Lineup

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    BET is trying to make good on its promise to show up the Billboard Music Awards’ Prince tribute. On Tuesday, which happens to be the late superstar’s birthday, BET tweeted that Sheila E., Janelle Monae, the Roots and D’Angelo are just some of the scheduled performers for the Prince tribute at the June 26 BET…

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    Italy’s Former Prime Minister Berlusconi Hospitalized

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    Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been hospitalized for heart-related problems. The 79-year-old has been taken to the San Raffaele Hospital in his birth city of Milan, the hospital’s press office told CNN Monday, giving no details on his condition. Berlusconi has led the country as prime minister three times, most recently in 2011….

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