• Mining the Social Web: A look inside Storyful, the world's first social media news agency

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    "Everybody now is a storyteller...but when everybody's telling a story, which stories are worth listening to?" Google News Lab took a behind-the-scenes look at Storyful and its team of editors as they sift through eyewitness media posted to social platforms like YouTube and find the most newsworthy social content of the day, using a unique blend of technology and expert journalism. Show less
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  • Airport Chaos as British Airways Cancels Flights Over IT System Failure

    All British Airways flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports were cancelled after a major IT system failure on Saturday, upending plans for thousands of passengers. The airline's chief executive, Alex Cruz, said the cause was over a “power supply issue” and that outage was not due to a cyberattack.
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  • Trump Speaks to US Troops in Italy Before Returning to Washington

    US President Donald Trump ended his nine-day visit overseas on Saturday at Sigonella military airbase, where he greeted American troops. The stop in Sicily was his final before returning to Washington. Trump had several high-profile meetings in Europe, including with NATO and the G7, during his first trip abroad as US president.
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  • Whirlwind Spotted Along Coast of Crete

    A whirlwind was spotted along the Crete coast near Sitia, on Saturday, May 27, as rainstorms lashed the area. Witnesses saw the wind picking up debris as it traveled over land and water.
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  • Pope Francis Says There Are 'More Christian Martyrs Today Than in Ancient Times' Play all

    Pope Francis said on Saturday that there are more Christian martyrs today than there were in ancient times, while praying for Christian Copts who were killed in Egypt, according to The Associated Press. The remarks were made during a trip to Genoa in Italy.
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  • Muslims Protest Closure of Prayer Room in Paris Suburb

    Hundreds of Muslims gathered to pray on the street in Clichy, France, on May 26, in protest against their expulsion from a local facility they used for prayers and study. One protester who was interviewed said: “This is exactly how religious extremism surges, if people go and pray in caves you cannot be sure of what they are teaching them.”
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  • Dozens Killed as Gunmen Open Fire on Bus of Coptic Christians in Egypt

    Unidentified gunmen opened fire at a bus of Coptic Christians en route from Egypt's Minya province to a monastery in Beni Suef on Friday, killing dozens of people. According to reports citing eyewitnesses, the gunmen were wearing military garb when they stopped the bus and opened fire.
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  • World Leaders Gather in Sicily for G7 Summit Play all

    World leaders gathered in Sicily, Italy, on Friday for the start of the G7 summit, where contested topics were expected to include climate change and trade.
    • President Tusk on Security and Brexit - Duration: 52 seconds.

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      Extract by Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, on security and Brexit, ahead of the G7 summit, on 26 of May 2017, in Taormina, Italy.
    • President Tusk on Russia/Ukraine - Duration: 54 seconds.

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      Extract by Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, on Russia and Ukraine, ahead of the G7 summit, on 26 of May 2017, in Taormina, Italy.
    • President Tusk on Trump discussion leaks - Duration: 30 seconds.

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      Extract by Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, on Trump discussion leaks, ahead of the G7 summit, on 26 of May 2017, in Taormina, Italy.
    • President Tusk at the G7 Summit 2017 - Duration: 2 minutes, 25 seconds.

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      Donald TUSK, President of the European Council, at the G7 summit, on 26 of May 2017, in Taormina, Italy.
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  • Egyptian Air Force Strikes Libyan Militant Camp After Attack on Coptic Christians

    Egyptian Air Force jets struck a militant camp near eastern Libya's Derna on Friday evening, in response to a deadly attack by gunmen on a bus carrying Coptic Christians en route to a monastery in Egypt’s Minya province earlier in the day. According to a televised address by Egyptian Presiden Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the strikes were targeting bases where Friday’s attackers were trained.
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  • Boris Johnson and Rex Tillerson Sign Book of Condolence for Victims of Manchester Attack Play all

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered his condolences for the Manchester Arena attack during his first official visit to London meeting with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Friday. The visit came after US officials leaked information relating to the attack, causing concern in London. Tillerson said the US government regretted the leaks and said there would be “an immediate investigation”
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  • Lake Ontario Floods as Widespread Rain Hits Greater Toronto Area Play all

    A lakeshore flood warning was issued for towns along Lake Ontario on Thursday evening as waves of up to five feet rose from the river. Greece, Parma, Hamlin, Irondequoit and Rochester were expected to bear the brunt of the flooding, according to reports from Democrat & Chronicle.
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