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3Novices:Twenty five migrants trying to reach Europe drown off the coast of Libya

The bodies of at least 25 migrants who drowned trying to reach Europe were found near Tripoli on Tuesday, the Libyan Red Crescent said.

Some of the corpses were washed ashore on a beach near the Libyan capital, but most were on rocks off the suburb of Tajoura in a state of decomposition, a photographer at the scene said.

The onset of warm weather has seen a surge in migrants boarding boats for the perilous journey across the Mediterranean, putting pressure on rescue services.

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June 28, 2017 at 01:30AM http://ift.tt/2tlhRJ5
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3Novices:German city evacuates skyscraper over materials in aftermath of London blaze

The German city of Wuppertal, citing raised concerns after a deadly fire in London, on Tuesday began evacuating about 72 people from an 11-storey residential building after it was found to contain flammable materials, city officials said.
Fire inspectors have reviewed Wuppertal’s roughly 70 high-rise buildings, according to spokeswoman Martina Eckermann, since the London fire, which killed at least 79 people.
She said officials had been concerned about this particular building since 2010…
June 28, 2017 at 12:35AM http://ift.tt/2rYHTNQ
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3Novices:Gunman shuts down US army base in Alabama

Officials at the Redstone Arsenal in the southern state of Alabama warned on Tuesday of a “possible active shooter” on the sprawling US army base and ordered the site locked down.
“Possible active shooter on the Arsenal. Installation is locked down. Run hide fight,” read a tweet from base authorities at @TeamREDSTONE.
No further information was immediately available, and the base website was not immediately accessible. Television images showed empty streets on the vast…
June 27, 2017 at 11:13PM http://ift.tt/2rYm0Oy
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3Novices:‘Powerful cyberattack’ spreads across Europe, causing mass disruption

Several multinational companies said Tuesday they were targeted in a massive wave of cyberattacks which started in Russia and Ukraine before spreading to western Europe.
Danish sea transport company Maersk, British advertising giant WPP and the French industrial group Saint-Gobain were among those who said they came under attack and put protection protocols in place to avoid data loss.
The first reports of trouble came from Ukrainian banks, Kiev’s main airport and Russia’s Rosneft…
June 27, 2017 at 10:10PM http://ift.tt/2sNFeJB
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3Novices:Chinese premier to visit Singapore in sign of improving ties

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has accepted an invitation to make his first official visit to Singapore in a sign of easing tensions between the two over the South China Sea.
The invitation was conveyed by Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam on Tuesday during his meeting with Li on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Dalian in northeast China’s Liaoning province, Channel News Asia reported, citing a statement from Singapore’s Prime Minister’s Office….
June 27, 2017 at 09:33PM http://ift.tt/2sXcah3
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3Novices:Li Keqiang tells foreign investors to go after ‘fatter profits’ by reinvesting in China

Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday that foreign businesses should reinvest their earnings in China to reap “fatter profits” and promised Beijing would make it easier to move money into and out of the country.
Li told business executives at the World Economic Forum in Dalian that China would widen market access and allow foreign investors to take bigger stakes in joint ventures, its latest efforts to woo long-term capital.
Beijing’s strict controls on outbound payments have met…
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3Novices:China’s aircraft carrier expected to make four-day visit to Hong Kong for handover celebrations

A flotilla led by the PLA’s first aircraft carrier Liaoning is expected to make a four-day call in Hong Kong after undergoing almost two weeks of training in other waters, sources close to the military told the South China Morning Post.
Analysts said the flotilla was likely to pass through the Taiwan Strait, though it was not certain whether that would be on the journey out to its exercise waters or on its return.
A source close to the PLA told the Post that the flotilla was scheduled to…
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