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India tops world slavery list, but charity cites improvementA global slavery index puts India at the top of the list with the world's highest number of bonded and child laborers, far more than in second-place China
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Turkey says German vote on Armenia killings will harm tiesTurkey's prime minister says relations with Germany will be harmed if the German parliament votes to describe the killing of Armenians last century as genocide
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An Iraqi counterterrorism forces soldier perches on a berm during clashes with Islamic State militants on the southern edge of Fallujah, Iraq on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 a day after launching an operation of the militant-held city with the help of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes. (AP Photo/Osama Sami)
UN warns 20,000 children are trapped in Iraq's FallujahThe U.N. children's fund has issued a stark warning to Iraqi troops and Islamic State militants to spare the children amid a battle to retake the city of Fallujah city
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Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story throws to first base to put out Cincinnati Reds' Eugenio Suarez during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Rockies tie franchise record with 7 homers, beat Reds 17-4Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon each hit two of Colorado's team record-tying seven homers, powering the Rockies to a 17-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night
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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Asian stock markets were uneven on Wednesday after reports on China's manufacturing activity indicated lingering weaknesses in the world's second-largest economy and U.S. consumer confidence dropped for a second month. .(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Asian stock markets uneven on soft China manufacturing dataAsian stock markets were uneven on Wednesday after reports on China's manufacturing activity indicated lingering weaknesses in the world's second-largest economy and U.S. consumer confidence dropped for a second month
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
North Korea's media praise Trump talk about US troopsNorth Korea's media appear to be warming to the idea of a Trump presidency
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FILE - In this file photo from Jan. 16, 2007, a pedestrian passes by a branch of The Chinese Bank, a subsidiary of the financially troubled Rebar Asia Pacific Group in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan's foreign ministry has confirmed a report that a former tycoon a founder of the Rebar Asia Pacific Group Wang You-theng wanted on allegations of embezzlement and fraud was killed in a car accident in California. He had been hiding for years in the United States. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, FIle )
Wanted Taiwanese fugitive dies in car accident in CaliforniaTaiwan's foreign ministry has confirmed a report that a former tycoon wanted on allegations of embezzlement and fraud was killed in a car accident in California
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This undated handout image provided by Egyptian artist Ammar Abo Bakr, shows graffiti titled "Hahahaha" painted on a wall by Abo Bakr depicting Egyptian activist Sanaa Seif, in Copenhagen, Denmark. When the 22-year-old Seif was summoned for questioning on accusations of inciting protests, she refused to answer the investigating judge’s questions. She told him she would not participate in the “charade” and said the courts and prosecutors all follow the will of the government. On May 14, 2016 Sanaa gave herself up to authorities and is now serving her sentence in a prison just outside Cairo. (Courtesy of Ammar Abo Bakr via AP)
From a young activist, a show of anger at Egypt's courtsAfter a confrontation with prosecutors, a young Egyptian activist, Sanaa Seif, has gone to prison in an unusual protest toward a justice system critics say is unquestioningly backing the country's crackdown on dissent
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Israel frees extremist Jewish settler from detentionIsrael's prison service says an extremist Jewish settler has been freed from jail after a 10-month detention
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  • Former PTA president charged with felony embezzlement

    Russell Sharifi, former president of the Creighton's Corner Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association , was charged last week after an investigation determined he embezzled $13,000 from the organization. Loudoun Times, Thu, May 26 2016 @ 01:37 PM
  • Man Hurt Using Rope Swing Va. Neighbors Feared

    Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports on a 19-year-old man seriously injured after he is believed to have let go of a rope swing too soon. A 19-year-old man suffered serious injuries when he fell from a rope swing into shallow creek waters Monday in Loudoun County, Virginia, officials said. NBC Washington, Tue, May 31 2016 @ 08:47 PM
  • Purcellville couple honored as foster parents of the year

    Gabriel and Jaoni Wood were honored as Foster Parents of the Year by The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Loudoun Times, Tue, May 31 2016 @ 02:13 PM
  • Velocity Wings expanding to Bristow

    More than 30 years later, he is expanding his restaurant business into Bristow. Speros owns Velocity Wings, and will open his third location in the Braemar Village Center in Bristow next to Safeway. Potomac Local, Tue, May 31 2016 @ 10:06 AM
  • DC Metro Does Not Have a Funding Problem

    Now that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority commonly referred to as Metro has implemented its 'SafeTrack' plan to attempt to fix the numerous problems with its tracks, it's time to address whether WMATA is drastically underfunded as some rail boosters claim. The short answer is "No". Reason Foundation, Tue, May 31 2016 @ 08:00 AM
  • Second collection of designer homes comes to Willowsford in Loudoun

    The rolling hills of Loudoun County are home to plenty of classic farmhouses, but not all of them have the distinctive look of the Line K Windmill houses designed by international designer Piet Boon and Ara Hovnanian , president and chief executive of K. Hovnanian Homes . The first Line K collection, built in the planned community of Willowsford in Ashburn, drew attention two years ago for its unusual modern style. The Washington Post, Tue, May 31 2016 @ 06:09 AM
  • Barshinger's Mill unique Tandem Waterwheels

    Barshinger's Mill unique Tandem Waterwheels On March 26, 1892, Simon A. Check out this story on ydr.com: http://on-ydr.co/1sI5PEP Side View of Tandem Waterwheels at Bunker Hill Mill, Berkeley County, West Virginia Barshinger's Grist Mill was located along Barshinger Creek in York County, PA. Simon Barshinger significantly expanded his milling capacity with the addition of a second waterwheel. The York Daily Record, Tue, May 31 2016 @ 02:27 AM
  • Honor and pride on display at Lovettsvillea s Memorial Day ceremony

    Service members, Scouts and local residents honored the fallen at Lovettsville's Memorial Day ceremony Monday. Loudoun Times, Mon, May 30 2016 @ 04:10 PM
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