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at 12:42 on July 01, 2015, EDT.

'12 Years A Slave' star Nyong'o adds voice to campaign against ivory trade

JOHANNESBURG - Kenyan-born Hollywood actress Lupita Nyong'o is the latest celebrity to join a world campaign against the trade in ivory.

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at 12:33 on July 01, 2015, EDT.

The Latest: US condemns attack on Egyptian troops in Sinai that killed over 50 soldiers

CAIRO - The latest news on the co-ordinated militant attacks in Egypt's restive northern Sinai Peninsula that killed 50 soldiers (all times local):

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at 12:33 on July 01, 2015, EDT.

UN declares highest-level humanitarian emergency in conflict-torn Yemen, which is near famine

The United Nations has declared its highest-level humanitarian emergency in conflict-torn Yemen, where over 80 per cent of the population need assistance. U.N. officials have said the country is one step away from famine.

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at 12:27 on July 01, 2015, EDT.

Obama: Opening of US embassy in Havana marks ' new chapter' in ties with Cuba

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington, heralding a "new chapter" in relations after a half-century of hostility.

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at 12:12 on July 01, 2015, EDT.

Obama: Opening of US embassy in Havana marks ' new chapter' in ties with Cuba

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington, heralding a "new chapter" in relations after a half-century of hostility.

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at 11:18 on July 01, 2015, EDT.

Confidential UN report gives positive review of Iran's compliance with nuclear commitments

VIENNA - The U.N. nuclear agency says Iran is broadly meeting its commitments under a preliminary nuclear deal that set up the current talks in Austria on a final agreement.

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