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Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The National Hurricane Center said conditions would start deteriorating in the northern Leeward Islands as Hurricane Irma closed in Tuesday evening. The storm, which strengthened to Category 5 early Tuesday, picked up steam in the Atlantic,...
June 26 (UPI) -- A teacher at a London school is facing criticism for telling his group of teenage students to write their own suicide notes as part of a Shakespeare lesson. "On what universe was it ever a good...
July 23 (UPI) -- Britain will allow gay men and sex workers to give blood three months after the last time they had sexual intercourse, the National Health Service announced. Gay men previously had to wait one year since the...
June 19 (UPI) -- Despite a record-low turnout, French President Emmanuel Macron's party won the majority of seats in parliamentary elections Sunday. Macron's centrist party, La République en Marche (the Republic on the Move), won 350 seats out of a...
June 16 (UPI) -- After a high-rise apartment building fire killed at least 17 people and displaced hundreds more in a poor area of London, Britain's Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has a plan: Use the empty homes of...
Slack Technologies Inc, a corporate messaging and collaboration software startup, has received inquiries about a potential takeover from technology companies including Amazon.com Inc, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. A deal could value the company at at least $9 billion, Bloomberg...
Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A top North Korean politician recently left Pyongyang for a 10-day trip to Iran, a country that may still be cooperating militarily with the Kim Jong Un regime. Workers' Party newspaper Rodong Sinmun reported Tuesday chairman...
June 17 (UPI) -- The Syrian army declared a two-day ceasefire in the southern city of Daraa beginning Saturday as part of "local reconciliations" in the nation's six-year civil war, state-run media reported. In a statement posted online and reported...
June 22 (UPI) -- A Canadian special elite forces member may have set a world record by killing a suspected insurgent in Iraq in Iraq with the world's longest kill shot, according to a report. The Globe and Mail reported...
June 25 (UPI) -- On this date in history: In 1847, the first U.S. postage stamps were issued. In 1859, the first intercollegiate baseball game was played in Pittsfield, Mass., and it was a high-scoring contest. Amherst beat Williams, 66-32. In 1867,...

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