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Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list

Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list

Bill Gates stands atop Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people, as Facebook Inc's Mark Zuckerberg joined the top 20 and basketball star Michael Jordan plowed new air by making the list for the first time.

British police charge 10 in child sex probe

British police charge 10 in child sex probe

Police in Britain say they have charged 10 men with sexual offences against children and adults, part of a wider investigation into child sexual exploitation in the northern English town of Rochdale.

Netanyahu warns Iran deal could threaten Israel

Netanyahu warns Iran deal could threaten Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned the United States that the nuclear deal it is negotiating with Iran could threaten Israel's survival and insisted he had a "moral obligation" to speak up about deep differences with President Barack Obama on the issue.

More than 30 Hong Kong anti-China protesters arrested

More than 30 Hong Kong anti-China protesters arrested

More than 30 people were arrested as a group of about 400 demonstrators in Hong Kong clashed with police in the latest sign of tensions caused by China's influence in the city.

Netanyahu arrives in US

Netanyahu arrives in US

The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran.

North Korea fires missiles into the sea

North Korea fired two short-range missiles off its east coast, a South Korean military official said, a move seen as a protest against annual military exercises between South Korea and the United States that were due to start hours later.

Samsung unveils new Galaxy phones to take on Apple

Samsung unveils new Galaxy phones to take on Apple

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim its throne as undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple Inc.

'Jihadi John' part of network linked to failed London bombers

'Jihadi John' part of network linked to failed London bombers

Islamist militant Mohammed Emwazi, identified as 'Jihadi John', was a member of a network in contact with one of the men convicted of trying to bomb the British capital's underground railway in 2005, according to the government.

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