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The Republican National Convention opens in Cleveland.

The four-day Republican National Convention opens in Cleveland.Donald Trump will be made presidential nominee, Mike Pence his running mate. Meanwhile, Melania Trump is scheduled to campaign for her husband  on day one of  the   Convention.

US President calls for calm after shootings.

US President Barak Obama has called for
restraint after three police officers were shot dead in the city of Baton Rouge in Louisiana. The gunman, an African-American who had served for five years in the Marines, was also killed. Tensions in the city have been high since a black man Alton Sterling was shot dead by police two weeks ago.

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Turkish army group announces takeover on TV

An army group in Turkey says it has taken over the country, with soldiers at strategic points in Istanbul and jets flying low in the capital, Ankara.
A statement read on TV said a "peace council" now ran the country and there was a curfew and martial law.
But PM Binali Yildirim said the situation was largely under control and a no-fly zone was declared over Ankara.

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France declares three days of national mourning.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has declared three days of national mourning from tomorrow for the victims of the attack in Nice. The state of emergency, in place since November's Paris attacks carried out by the Islamic State terrorist group, has been extended by three months. The attack in Nice began shortly after the end of a firework display on the seafront for Bastille Day, which is the country's national holiday.

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Many dead as lorry hits crowd in Nice.

A lorry has struck a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations in the southern French city of Nice, killing about 60 people, officials are quoted as saying by local media. The incident took place on the famous Promenade des Anglais during a firework display.

One image on Twitter showed about a dozen people lying on the street. The local prefecture has urged people in the area to remain indoors, calling the incident "an attack".

New Prime Minister Theresa May says she wants to "build a better Britain".

Mrs.Theresa May has said that she will work to "build a better Britain", after she met the Queen at Buckingham Palace to accept the role of prime minister. Mr. David Cameron, who has resigned  said being prime minister had been "the greatest honour" of his life as he prepared to formally resign.

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Obama makes call for unity at Dallas memorial

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday called on protesters, police and the public to open their hearts and drop their preconceptions to deal with racism and violence in the country.

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Nepal’s biggest stone Buddha statue

Nepal’s biggest stone Buddha statue is ready to view now. The statue has been installed in Mustang district of Nepal behind the mountains .

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Obama urges US to 'reject despair'.

US President Barack Obama has urged the US to "reject despair" as he paid tribute to five police officers killed during a deadly sniper attack in Dallas. He told a memorial service in the city the US must "try to find some meaning amidst our sorrow" and could unite.

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Italy train collision leaves 20 dead.

Twenty people have been killed and dozens more hurt in a head-on collision involving two passenger trains in southern Italy. The two trains were on a single-track line at the time of the crash, between the coastal towns of Bari and Barletta.

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