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HEUTE, MITTWOCH, 18.07.2018
16:47 TURKEY »

#UPDATE Turkey keeps American pastor in jail, defying US pressure https://t.co/8VnAR57wLl
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16:44 BOOM » SUPERSONIC »

@boomaero @RolandFj Boom Supersonic co-founder Blake Scholl poses for a photograph in front of an artists impression of his companys proposed design for an supersonic aircraft, dubbed Baby Boom, at the #farnboroughairshow #FIA18 https://t.co/hmgt6kHPPl by @RolandF 📾@photogator96 for @AFPphoto
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AFP news agency @AFP 16:44 - 18.07.2018

16:26 VIDEO » BARACK »

VIDEO: Barack Obama recalls how he was inspired by Mandela as a young man. Obama speaks to 200 young people selected from across Africa to attend a five-day leadership course at a Johannesburg Town Hall, hosted by the Obama Foundation #MandelaDay https://t.co/0xQb8UeqLA
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AFP news agency @AFP 16:26 - 18.07.2018

16:10 BREAKING » NOT »

#BREAKING: Not too late to save Brexit: ex-foreign secretary Boris Johnson https://t.co/8WuoHcjiyx
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16:06 VIDEO » TWELVE »

VIDEO: Twelve Thai boys and their football coach who were dramatically rescued from a flooded cave appear before the media for the first time for a press conference. The "Wild Boars" team members wore football jerseys when they entered the conference room in Chiang Rai province https://t.co/KUTCOjKY7K
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15:59 THAI »

"We drank water that fell from the rocks" - The 12 Thai boys who were trapped in a flooded cave for over two weeks describe how they survived their terrifying experience and their miracle rescue https://t.co/rt5LH8S6LF
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AFP news agency @AFP 15:59 - 18.07.2018

15:52 NORTHERN » IRISH »

Northern Irish star @McIlroyRory believes old devil may care attitude could help him lift #ClaretJug as the #TheOpen returns to #Carnoustie https://t.co/AwPcaJk7pS by @pirateirwin
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AFP news agency @AFP 15:52 - 18.07.2018

15:30 VIDEO » PORTUGUESE »

VIDEO: Portuguese town of Lourinha has been dinosaur-mad ever since the remains of a dozen of the creatures were discovered in the late 19th century. Now a new theme park offers locals the chance to see the great reptiles in what was once their natural habitat https://t.co/h1pBhQD1Xy
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15:25 TURKEYS »

Turkeys state of emergency is set to end but the opposition fears it will be replaced by even more repressive legislative measures https://t.co/KlGSv6MlgP
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AFP news agency @AFP 15:25 - 18.07.2018

15:19 SOUTH » AFRICA »

South Africa marks 100 years since Nelson Mandelas birth, with Barack Obama hosting a youth leadership project as archbishop Desmond Tutu leads emotional tributes to the late anti-apartheid icon #MandelaDay https://t.co/71K9GeVV9K
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AFP news agency @AFP 15:19 - 18.07.2018

15:11 BACK » FUTURE »

Back to the Future: 50 years after Concorde first took to the skies, @boomaero unveils plans to revive supersonic travel. https://t.co/hmgt6kHPPl by @rolandfj đŸ›« ✈
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AFP news agency @AFP 15:11 - 18.07.2018

15:05 BREAKING » RUSSIAN »

#BREAKING Russian agent arrested in US to undermine results of Putin-Trump summit, Moscow says https://t.co/F79KbNaEPR
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AFP news agency @AFP 15:05 - 18.07.2018

15:04 VIDEO » RAVAGED »

VIDEO: Ravaged by decades of war, Somalia has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world, but volunteers are helping to improve standards https://t.co/Uv9VxsJmLi
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AFP news agency @AFP 15:04 - 18.07.2018

15:03 VIDEO » ERITREA »

VIDEO: The two first commercial flights to Eritrea in two decades depart from Addis Ababa after the two nations ended their bitter conflict following a whirlwind peace process https://t.co/qdEtkX4eRz
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AFP news agency @AFP 15:03 - 18.07.2018

14:54 VIDEO » WITH »

VIDEO: With the British government struggling to agree how best to leave the EU, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair calls for a new referendum on the issue, saying "the only way in the end this is going to be resolved is putting it back to the people" https://t.co/v3hnOQP7iR
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AFP news agency @AFP 14:54 - 18.07.2018

14:38 BREAKING » SIXTEEN »

#BREAKING: Sixteen drown, 30 missing as refugee boat sinks off north Cyprus:,Turkish media says
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AFP news agency @AFP 14:38 - 18.07.2018

14:30 IMRAN » KHAN »

A US-designated terrorist group announces its support for Imran Khan and his party in nationwide elections on July 25, the latest controversial outfit to back the former cricket stars bid to lead the country https://t.co/A8Q5va3yNU
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AFP news agency @AFP 14:30 - 18.07.2018

14:15 EUROPEAN » UNION »

#UPDATE The European Union slaps Google with a huge 4.34-billion-euro fine for abusing the dominance of its Android operating system https://t.co/l7FjNm2bkn
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AFP news agency @AFP 14:15 - 18.07.2018

14:00 VIDEO » TABLE »

VIDEO: Table tennis players from North and South Korea play alongside each other at an international tournament, winning their matchups in the latest episode of Korean sporting diplomacy. https://t.co/QcJ4pBDEjh
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AFP news agency @AFP 14:00 - 18.07.2018

13:40 BREAKING » TURKISH »

#BREAKING Turkish court orders US pastor Brunson to stay in detention https://t.co/yNcTc6DpUL
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13:37 BREAKING » THAI »

#BREAKING Thai boy saved from cave says moment of being found was miracle https://t.co/icdUlaYuxn
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AFP news agency @AFP 13:37 - 18.07.2018

13:36 BREAKING » THAI »

#BREAKING Thai boys rescued from cave appear healthy at press conference
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AFP news agency @AFP 13:36 - 18.07.2018

13:35 BREAKING » GOOGLE »

#BREAKING Google says will appeal EU antitrust fine: statement https://t.co/suy2bOOzt9
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AFP news agency @AFP 13:35 - 18.07.2018

13:33 BREAKING » GOOGLE »

#BREAKING Google hit with record 4.34 bn euro fine over illegal Android strategy: EU https://t.co/r2eJKiBGTE
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AFP news agency @AFP 13:33 - 18.07.2018

13:30 WHILE » IRAQIS »

While foreign diplomats often struggle to win over ordinary Iraqis, Japans departing ambassador has stolen hearts -- thanks to witty social media videos in classical Arabic and local dialects https://t.co/nS0cOwfuhk
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AFP news agency @AFP 13:30 - 18.07.2018

13:15 PORTUGAL » EUROPE »

Portugal opens self-proclaimed "dinosaur capital", a new theme park in one of the most fossil-rich regions in Europe https://t.co/nEpRfu1mUs
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13:00 MAP » HIV »

Map showing the latest data on HIV infections for adults between 2010 to 2017 https://t.co/i0n9kNKqC4
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12:45 TAKING » SOMALIAS »

Taking time out from their studies, a group of young student volunteers in Somalias capital are providing free education to children uprooted from their homes by war and famine https://t.co/FgA2DpoVAw
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AFP news agency @AFP 12:45 - 18.07.2018

12:30 VIDEO » CHINESE »

VIDEO: An autonomous delivery robot, ferry daily essentials like drinks, fruit and snacks to residents of the Chinese capital https://t.co/djD4Cd7HPO
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AFP news agency @AFP 12:30 - 18.07.2018

12:06 BREAKING » THAI »

#BREAKING Thai cave boys discharged from hospital: AFP reporter https://t.co/zJJlH7lPnZ
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12:05 BREAKING » GOOGLE »

#BREAKING EU to hit Google with 4.3 billion euro fine over Android: source https://t.co/WrBAaxp25s
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AFP news agency @AFP 12:05 - 18.07.2018

12:00 ALMOST » HIV »

#UPDATE Almost three in five people infected with HIV, or 21.7 million globally, took antiretroviral therapy in 2017 -- a new record for anti-AIDS drug access, the UNs HIV/AIDS agency says https://t.co/6qDR700Y7F
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AFP news agency @AFP 12:00 - 18.07.2018

11:45 ERITREA » ADDIS »

The first commercial flight to Eritrea in two decades departs from Addis Ababa after the two nations ended their bitter conflict in a whirlwind peace process https://t.co/SLxywnkchP
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11:30 VIDEO » ELDERS »

VIDEO: The Elders, a group of global leaders founded by Nelson Mandela, inaugurate the "100 Sparks of Hope Peace Park" to honour him https://t.co/6OrjmMrmPT
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AFP news agency @AFP 11:30 - 18.07.2018

10:06 BREAKING » RECORD »

#BREAKING Record three in five HIV-carriers now have access to drugs: UN https://t.co/R0aovQIy7o
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9:40 AUSTRALIAS » BONDI »

A proposal to ban surfing on most of Australias iconic Bondi Beach has triggered anger among the local board-riding community https://t.co/nCrbW3twm9
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AFP news agency @AFP 9:40 - 18.07.2018

9:09 TWELVE » THAILAND »

Twelve boys and their football coach who survived a dramatic rescue from a flooded cave in Thailand are preparing to leave hospital and face the media for the first time https://t.co/JdD99XHvY7
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AFP news agency @AFP 9:09 - 18.07.2018

8:10 AUTHORITIES » AIR »

Authorities cut flag carrier Air China flights after co-pilots vaping causes mid-air emergency https://t.co/wiNBIknERc
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AFP news agency @AFP 8:10 - 18.07.2018

7:59 NICARAGUAS » ORTEGA »

Nicaraguas government says forces loyal to President Ortega have seized control of the opposition stronghold city of Masaya, following fierce clashes https://t.co/iVOpVMEj9C
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AFP news agency @AFP 7:59 - 18.07.2018

7:23 TURKEYS » WEDNESDAY »

Turkeys state of emergency, imposed after the failed 2016 coup, is to end on Wednesday but the opposition fears it will be replaced by even more repressive legislative measures https://t.co/9dx9pCW5Kp
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AFP news agency @AFP 7:23 - 18.07.2018

5:25 DELHI »

At least two people are killed and more feared trapped after an under-construction building collapses onto a residential complex outside New Delhi https://t.co/WaKcbtxyQw
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AFP news agency @AFP 5:25 - 18.07.2018

5:15 AUSTRALIAN »

Australian scientists announce they have developed a blood test for melanoma in its early stages, calling it a ‘world first’ breakthrough that could save many lives https://t.co/bZ1sa0VjUI
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AFP news agency @AFP 5:15 - 18.07.2018

4:43 VIDEO » TRUMP »

VIDEO: Trump says he has full faith in US intelligence agencies conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections, one day after appearing to accept Putins denial of these findings https://t.co/SqNaNAlv0n
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AFP news agency @AFP 4:43 - 18.07.2018

4:40 FORMER » OBAMA »

Former US president Obama uses a tribute to Nelson Mandela to warn that the world has plunged into ‘strange and uncertain times’, in what is likely to be seen as a veiled attack on Donald Trump https://t.co/MAUFgJ0ntZ
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AFP news agency @AFP 4:40 - 18.07.2018

4:04 MGM » RESORTS »

MGM Resorts, owner of the Las Vegas hotel that was the scene of the worst mass shooting in modern US history, is suing victims of the massacre, triggering howls of protest https://t.co/pJ421IJEQt
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AFP news agency @AFP 4:04 - 18.07.2018

3:55 AFPTV » ENGLISH »

AFPTV is seeking an English-language TV news producer/VJ in our Latin America headquarters in Montevideo, Uruguay. Sharp writing, narrating and shooting skills are required. Closes July 20, 2018. More here: https://t.co/qEn5Ryvv5U
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AFP news agency @AFP 3:55 - 18.07.2018

3:53 CALIFORNIA » YOSEMITE »

A vast fire is raging in northern California, with one person dead and the famed Yosemite National Park under threat https://t.co/1dN2d3u9oF
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AFP news agency @AFP 3:53 - 18.07.2018

1:58 AIR » FORCE »

"Air Force One is going to be incredible," Trump said. "Its going to be the top of the line, the top in the world," he said. "And its going to be red, white and blue, which I think is appropriate" https://t.co/C6iqb5Mhqb
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AFP news agency @AFP 1:58 - 18.07.2018

1:30 MEXICAN » ANDRES »

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has given his future interior minister "carte blanche" to explore the possibility of legalizing drugs in a bid to curb violent crime, she said https://t.co/06TKa4X1NE
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AFP news agency @AFP 1:30 - 18.07.2018

1:13 POLICE » TEXAS »

Police in Texas on Tuesday captured a man they described as a serial killer who took the lives of at least three people in seven days https://t.co/1VGt4IHo8o
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AFP news agency @AFP 1:13 - 18.07.2018