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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65

Allen died just two weeks after publicly revealing that non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma he fought into remission nine years ago had returned.

Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s and later went on to become an investor, philanthropist and sports team owner, died on Monday after his latest battle with cancer at age 65.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65

Allen died just two weeks after publicly revealing that non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma he fought into remission nine years ago had returned.

Harvard University on trial over alleged discrimination against Asians
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Harvard University on trial over alleged discrimination against Asians

The institution says the proportion of students of Asian origin has increased substantially since 2010.
New dating app for Trump fans leaks users’ data: report
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New dating app for Trump fans leaks users’ data: report

Technology news site TechCrunch reported that the app had just over 1,600 users on its first day of operations.
UN slammed for electing human rights abusers to council
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UN slammed for electing human rights abusers to council

The United Nations has caused controversy by appointing countries including Bahrain, Cameroon and the Philippines onto their Human Rights Council.
Saudi Arabia vows retaliation if punished over missing journalist
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Saudi Arabia vows retaliation if punished over missing journalist

Turkish officials have said they believe Jamal Khashoggi has been killed, with some reports claiming that he was tortured and even dismembered.
Flash flooding in southwest France claims 13 lives
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Flash flooding in southwest France claims 13 lives

The region last saw floods of this magnitude more than 100 years ago, with one area reporting floodwater rising to 7 metres.
Same-sex penguin ‘couple’ tickled pink by foster egg
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Same-sex penguin ‘couple’ tickled pink by foster egg

Two male penguins who have paired up as a ‘same-sex couple’ have become so good at nesting that zookeepers in Sydney have given them a real egg to look after.
Prince Harry and wife Meghan expecting their first child
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Prince Harry and wife Meghan expecting their first child

The announcement comes as the couple recently touched down in Sydney on Monday, kicking off a bumper Pacific tour that is the British royals’ first major outing abroad as a couple.
Mountain biker fatally shot by French hunter
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Mountain biker fatally shot by French hunter

The British mountain cyclist was on a mountain track when he was unexpectedly shot by a young hunter.
Death toll in Afghan election rally attack rises to 22
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Death toll in Afghan election rally attack rises to 22

Militants have stepped up election-related attacks across Afghanistan.
Pope defrocks two Chilean bishops for sex abuse of minors
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Pope defrocks two Chilean bishops for sex abuse of minors

The Vatican says that the decision to expel the two priests cannot be appealed.
Melania Trump dismisses gossip about marriage
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Melania Trump dismisses gossip about marriage

The first lady has not denied stories of her husband’s philandering, but she made it clear she does not dwell on them.
At least 10 dead in Indonesia floods and landslides
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At least 10 dead in Indonesia floods and landslides

Heavy downpours have triggered flooding and landslides that hit some 24 villages.
READ: Rapper TI’s open letter to Kanye after Trump meeting
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READ: Rapper TI’s open letter to Kanye after Trump meeting

TI said he ‘would’ve slapped de fuq’ out of Kanye in his Trump meeting if he was present.
Trevor Noah skewers Kanye West’s Oval Office rant
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Trevor Noah skewers Kanye West’s Oval Office rant

West’s surreal visit to the White House was a gift to The Daily Show host.
NY judge dismisses one sex assault charge against Weinstein
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NY judge dismisses one sex assault charge against Weinstein

The decision amounts to a serious setback for the prosecution, who have already been criticised for their track record on bringing Weinstein to justice.
US first lady Melania Trump wants ‘hard evidence’ from victims of sexual abuse
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US first lady Melania Trump wants ‘hard evidence’ from victims of sexual abuse

Her husband President Donald Trump has faced multiple allegations of infidelity and sexual harassment — all claims he has repeatedly denied or swatted aside. 
Melania Trump says she may be the world’s ‘most bullied’ person
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Melania Trump says she may be the world’s ‘most bullied’ person

The United States first lady, however, says her time in the White House has been positive.
WATCH: Kanye West hugs Trump, tells the president he ‘loves him’
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WATCH: Kanye West hugs Trump, tells the president he ‘loves him’

Donald Trump suggested that the Grammy-award winning rapper ‘could very well be’ future presidential material.
New York dogs given opportunity to pee on Trump
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New York dogs given opportunity to pee on Trump

If you’re a New Yorker offended by the idea of tiny Trump statues getting peed on, urine trouble.
Indonesia calls off grim search for dead in quake-tsunami
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Indonesia calls off grim search for dead in quake-tsunami

A total 2,065 bodies had been recovered since the twin disaster, but authorities fear 5,000 more could be buried beneath the ruined city, where entire villages were swallowed.
Tsunami threat cancelled after 7.0 quake hits Papua New Guinea
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Tsunami threat cancelled after 7.0 quake hits Papua New Guinea

A major 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea’s New Britain island on Thursday, triggering a tsunami warning.
WATCH: Hurricane Michael wrecks US homes
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WATCH: Hurricane Michael wrecks US homes

Michael is among the most powerful hurricanes in recent memory along with Camille in 1969, Andrew in 1992 and Katrina in 2005.
Pakistani artist goes for record with swing made of pencils
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Pakistani artist goes for record with swing made of pencils

Bilal Asif has used up to 30,000 pencils in total, cut into more than 100,000 pieces
Massive marlin sinks Filipino fishing boat
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Massive marlin sinks Filipino fishing boat

The bewildered fisherman were cast adrift for days after their 12-metre boat was punctured and sunk by the majestic fish.
Pope says abortion is like hiring ‘contract killer’
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Pope says abortion is like hiring ‘contract killer’

Pope Francis complained of a lack of appreciation of life, pointing to wars, exploitation and abortion as common factors.

 

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