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Trump takes commanding lead in Republican poll

Trump takes commanding lead in Republican poll

Billionaire Donald Trump has taken a commanding lead in the race for the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential nomination with the support of 25 percent in a Reuters/Ipsos poll, giving him a double-digit advantage over nearest rival Jeb Bush.

MH370: Blog that sparked debris speculation

MH370: Blog that sparked debris speculation

French aviation expert Xavier Tytelman has written this blog, translated from French into English by the New Zealand Herald, about the discovery of plane debris that bears some similarities to a piece of a Boeing 777 - the same type of plane as the missing MH370:

Police investigating threats against dentist

Police investigating threats against dentist

Police in Minnesota are investigating reports of a threat against a dentist who killed Zimbabwe's most famous lion just outside a national wildlife preserve, sparking a global firestorm of hate messages on social media.

Plane debris checked for MH370 ties

Plane debris checked for MH370 ties

France's air crash investigation agency is studying a piece of plane debris found on Reunion Island off the east coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean for possible links to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, a spokesman said.

Taliban leader dead - Afghanistan

Taliban leader dead - Afghanistan

Afghanistan says Mullah Omar, the elusive leader of the Taliban movement fighting to topple the government, died more than two years ago.

Russia vetoes UN vote on MH17

Russia vetoes UN vote on MH17

Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution on Wednesday that would have set up an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger airliner last year in eastern Ukraine.

World must prepare for viruses like 'war'

World must prepare for viruses like 'war'

The Western world must learn from its disastrous response to the Ebola epidemic and prepare for future global outbreaks as if it was preparing for war, according to a US public health expert.

Police seeking motive in Louisiana shooting

Police seeking motive in Louisiana shooting

An Alabama drifter opened fire inside a crowded movie theatre, killing two women in Lafayette, Louisiana, police said, in the latest act of random gun violence to shock the United States.

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