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July 3, 2015 7:14 pm

The move comes weeks after a top private school, St. Margaret's School in Hertfordshire, also banned female pupils from wearing short skirts.

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July 3, 2015 5:47 pm

The plane took off from Guangzhou with 132 passengers and seven crew members.

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July 3, 2015 2:31 pm

The military train derailed on Thursday while crossing the Chanawan canal near Gujranwala in eastern Punjab province killing at least 17 and wounding 5.

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July 3, 2015 1:37 pm

Preet Bharara, Rakesh Khurana, Madhulika Sikka and Abraham Verghese are among the 38 immigrants from 30 countries to be honoured with this year's Great Immigrant award.

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July 3, 2015 12:11 pm

The bleak picture came as Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis warned the government "may very well" resign if Greeks spurn its call to vote "No".

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July 3, 2015 11:47 am

Another 32-year-old surfer remained in critical condition when a shark seriously wounded his legs on Thursday.

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July 3, 2015 11:40 am

The explosions appeared to be aimed at a private pension fund in different parts of Bogota. No group claimed responsibility but FARC, a rebel group, suspected.

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July 3, 2015 10:53 am

About two million pilgrims annually visit the western cities of Mecca and Medina for the Hajj

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July 3, 2015 10:34 am

European leaders ruled out any fresh debt offers before Sunday vote, fear a 'No' vote could cause exit of Greece from eurozone and further crisis.

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July 3, 2015 10:34 am

Rescue workers in Philippines recovered 3 bodies from a ferry that capsized on Thursday, bringing the death toll to 38 with 15 others still missing.

July 3, 2015 9:41 am

The Solar Impulse, which took off from Japan on Monday on the seventh leg of its journey and is expected to land in Hawaii by the weekend, shattered the solo-flight record threshold of 76 hours while crossing the Pacific.

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July 3, 2015 11:07 am

Webb acknowledged he would face major hurdles but vowed to bring an outsider's voice to the 2016 race.

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July 3, 2015 10:17 am

US said al-Harzi's death will hurt the Islamic State's ability to move foreign fighters in and out of the region.

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July 3, 2015 2:17 pm

Six people died and about 3,000 houses and other buildings collapsed or were damaged, according to Xinjiang's Bureau of Civil Affairs.

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July 3, 2015 8:16 am

In the worst infanticide case in modern French history, the jury decided Cottrez's judgment was impaired at the time of the killings.

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July 3, 2015 10:51 am

Boko Haram militants stormed three remote villages, kill residents and set houses ablaze in the bloodiest day of attacks by the group since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power.

July 2, 2015 8:02 pm

The official has been briefed on Thursday's response at the Washington Navy Yard installation but spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to release the information publicly.

July 2, 2015 5:09 pm

The bus was part of a six-bus caravan carrying a 140-person delegation of South Koreans on a historic tour in China. The bus that crashed had 28 people aboard.

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July 2, 2015 5:51 pm

MB Kim Nirvana, the Philippines ferry, had just left Ormoc for Camotes Islands when it was hit by big waves.

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July 2, 2015 2:11 pm

The new terminal is six times larger than the old one but risks being virtually empty as Pyongyang has only few foreign flights, mostly from Moscow and Beijing.

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July 2, 2015 1:29 pm

In two separate incidents, a 68 year old man and a 32 year old surfer were attacked by sharks in North Carolina, US and Ballina, Australia respectively.

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July 2, 2015 11:08 am

Greece is seeking a third bailout from the eurozone rescue fund after the previous deal expired this week without agreement on the terms of final pay outs.

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July 2, 2015 2:37 pm

A robot killed a worker at one of the Volkswagen's production plants in Germany.

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July 2, 2015 10:20 am

The 11th or 12th century bronze idol, worth USD one million, was looted from a temple in Tamil Nadu.

July 2, 2015 10:29 am

The money will go to the Saudi prince's organization called Alwaleed Philanthropies to work in the fields of "intercultural understanding'' and supporting communities in need.

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July 1, 2015 9:45 pm

The assault came a day after Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi pledged to step up the battle against Islamic militants and two days after the chief prosecutor was assassinated in the capital, Cairo.

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July 1, 2015 4:59 pm

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has written to international creditors saying Greece could accept their last bailout offer if some conditions were changed, but Germany expressed scepticism while saying the door was still open for negotiations.

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July 1, 2015 4:43 pm

The Islamabad High Court in mid April had ordered the trial court to conclude the Mumbai attack case in two months.

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July 1, 2015 4:21 pm

China says it is a major target of hacking and other cyberattacks, and the ruling Communist Party has expended vast efforts in blocking online content it deems subversive or illegal.

July 1, 2015 8:15 pm

If you are a working man, be careful! An increasing number of men are being sexually targeted at the workplace, a recent study warns.

July 1, 2015 3:38 pm

Through comic books and mural paintings, Pakistani artists seek to tackle indoctrination of youth by extremist organizations, the root cause of growing terrorism.

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July 1, 2015 1:49 pm

Russia and US agree on the need to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, and also found opportunity to talk on the Middle East crisis.

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July 1, 2015 1:29 pm

Rajapaksa did not specify the party under which he would contest, but his supporters said that he would form a new coalition if Maithripala Sirisena does not relent.

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July 1, 2015 1:24 pm

Myint Naing is among thousands of Burmese fishermen who are tricked or sold into forced labor in fishing industry, forced to work under harsh conditions with little pay.

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July 1, 2015 1:12 pm

The missed payment underscored the failure of more than 5 months of wrangling between Greece's left-wing govt and its creditors to reshape the country's bailout and prevent it dropping out of the eurozone.

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July 1, 2015 12:22 pm

In a series of fires at African-American churches in South Carolina, which the investigators don't believe are related, the historic church was burned down second time after 1995.