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Taliban attacks in numbers amidst Afghani political stalemate
Taliban attacks in numbers amidst Afghani political stalemate

As a recount of the Afghan June run of presidential election continues, the Taliban have been launching attacks in greater numbers in an attempt to gain and hold territory.

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SpaceX test rocket crashes in Texas
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SpaceX test rocket crashes in Texas

SpaceX's F9R test vehicle self-destructed on Friday during a test flight at their McGregor, Texas test facility.

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza continues after another ceasefire violation
Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza continues after another ceasefire violation

On Tuesday, an interim ceasefire between Israel and the armed factions in Gaza was broken again, ending the talks between the delegations of both sides in Cairo before a long term agreement could be achieved.

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Australian and British psychologists study errors in passport face matching
Australian and British psychologists study errors in passport face matching

Researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the UK universities of York and Aberdeen have measured face matching aptitude of 49 Australian passport-issuing officers and compared it against a control group of 38 students from UNSW. In the test given to both groups, both had a roughly 20% error rate.

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four arrested after building spire in Moscow painted in Ukrainian colors
four arrested after building spire in Moscow painted in Ukrainian colors

Russian authorities detained four people on Wednesday on suspicion of vandalism, following an incident where the spire of the iconic Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building in Moscow was painted in the colors of the Ukrainian flag.

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