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Officials say 7 mine workers kidnapped in Nigeria freed

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Warri, Jun 27(AP) Three Australians, two Nigerians, a New Zealander and a South African were in a "safe location" on Monday a day after they were freed from kidnappers who ambushed a police convoy last week in southeastern Nigeria and killed a driver, officials said.

Five of the men had been injured during the kidnapping and two of them remained in a serious but stable condition, their Australian employer Macmahon Holdings said Monday.

Macmahon chief executive Sy van Dyk said all the mine...
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Firefighters advance on deadly central California wildfire

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Lake Isabella, Jun 27 (AP) - Firefighters advanced Sunday on a wildfire in central California that has claimed two lives and burned 200 homes.

Federal fire officials said containment on the 68-square-mile blaze increased from 10 percent to 40 percent.

Some 2,000 firefighters were battling the...
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10 stabbed, beaten at protest outside California Capitol

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San Francisco, Jun 27 (AP)- Ten people were wounded - two of them with life-threatening injuries - on Sunday when counter-protesters clashed with members of a white nationalist group that planned to rally outside the California state Capitol building in Sacramento, authorities said.

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Labour Party revolts against leader over EU vote result

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London, Jun 26 (AP)- Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is facing an open revolt as political turmoil continues to grip Britain after the country voted to leave the European Union.

The main opposition party was in turmoil Sunday with two members of the shadow cabinet leaving their posts in a...
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Obama OKs federal aid for West Virginia; at least 24 dead

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Clendenin, June 26 (AP) - Offering his condolences, President Barack Obama approved federal aid for the West Virginia communities devastated by floods that have killed at least 24 people and rendered many more homeless.

Obama's signature Saturday on the federal disaster declaration lets...
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