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Clinton makes history, secures nomination

Clinton makes history, secures nomination

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has secured the Democratic Party's 2016 nomination for the White House, becoming the first woman to head the ticket of a major party in US history.

Priest's killers linked to Islamic State

Priest's killers linked to Islamic State

Knife-wielding attackers interrupted a church service in France, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat, an attack that President Francois Hollande said showed the threat from Islamist militancy was greater than ever.

Bill Clinton to make case for wife's White House bid

Bill Clinton to make case for wife's White House bid

Hillary Clinton is set to become the first woman presidential nominee of a major US party, a historic moment that Democrats hope will help eclipse rancour between her supporters and those of her rival in the primaries, Bernie Sanders.

Turkish troops hunt remaining coup plotters

Turkish troops hunt remaining coup plotters

Turkish special forces backed by helicopters, drones and the navy hunted a remaining group of commandos thought to have tried to capture or kill President Tayyip Erdogan during a failed coup, as a crackdown on suspected plotters widened.

India passes controversial child labour law

India passes controversial child labour law

India's parliament has approved a controversial law that would allow children to work for family businesses, despite widespread concern by the United Nations and other rights advocates that it will push more children into labour.

Priest killed after hostages taken in French church

Priest killed after hostages taken in French church

An priest in his mid-80s was killed with a knife and another hostage was seriously wounded in an attack on a church in northern France carried out by assailants linked to Islamic State.

Deadly knife rampage in Japan

Deadly knife rampage in Japan

Nineteen people were killed and dozens were wounded after an attack by a knife-wielding man at a facility for the disabled in central Japan, media reported, in Japan's worst mass killing in decades.

Wildfire continues to threaten homes near LA

Wildfire continues to threaten homes near LA

A fierce California wildfire has driven thousands more residents from their homes as flames raged for a fourth day through drought-parched canyons and foothills north of Los Angeles.

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