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North Korea's new missiles challenge US defences

Mon, 29 May 2017 02:02:06 GMT

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The Pentagon is preparing to conduct its first test in three years of the multibillion-dollar effort to intercept a North Korean warhead.



US Navy skydiver dies in parachuting accident in New York Harbour

Mon, 29 May 2017 01:33:16 GMT

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A member of the US Navy's elite skydiving demonstration team plunged to his death on Sunday when his parachute malfunctioned.



Bogoslof volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands erupts; aviation alert red

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:24:08 GMT

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An Alaska volcano that has been active for nearly six months has erupted again and authorities have raised an aviation alert to red.



North Korea fires 'Scud-type missile'

Sun, 28 May 2017 22:55:04 GMT

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North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile from the region of Wonsan on its east coast in an easterly direction, South Korea's military says.



'Moment of truth': Emmanuel Macron says of Donald Trump handshake

Sun, 28 May 2017 21:12:03 GMT

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French President Emmanuel Macron says his now famous white-knuckle handshake showdown with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump was "a moment of truth".



US State Department not expected to hold a Ramadan reception

Mon, 29 May 2017 01:41:07 GMT

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The Islamic holy month of Ramadan began on Saturday, but the State Department still has not decided whether to mark it with a reception.



'I dare you to die today': Bullies using peanuts to torment allergic kids

Mon, 29 May 2017 02:18:05 GMT

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There's nothing funny about it when bullies turn food into a weapon to frighten or harm those with allergies.



Donald Trump attacks 'fake news' following Jared Kushner reports

Sun, 28 May 2017 19:42:04 GMT

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US President Donald Trump attacked the news media and dismissed leaks from the White House as "fake news" on Sunday.



Angela Merkel says Europe can no longer rely on Donald Trump's America

Sun, 28 May 2017 18:27:06 GMT

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Angela Merkel has declared a new chapter in US-European relations after meetings with Donald Trump.



Police make 14th arrest as UK terror level lowered following Manchester attack

Sun, 28 May 2017 15:40:06 GMT

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British police have arrested a 14th person in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing.



Suspect in custody after eight killed in Mississippi shootings

Sun, 28 May 2017 18:55:05 GMT

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Authorities in Mississippi say a suspect is in custody after eight people were killed in a shooting.



Donald Trump ducks G7 press queries as pressure mounts on Kushner over Russia

Sun, 28 May 2017 16:39:05 GMT

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Donald Trump wrapped up his first foreign trip as President without once holding a news conference.



Militants allied with Islamic State execute Filipinos who could not recite prayers

Sun, 28 May 2017 12:03:06 GMT

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Extremists allied with Islamic State are believed to have executed Filipinos in a besieged southern city because they could not cite Islamic prayers, as the death toll from six days of fighting rose to 100, with dozens wounded.



Neuroendocrine cancer sufferers must travel from New Zealand to Australia for treatment

Sun, 28 May 2017 07:46:03 GMT

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Looking at Jess Spence, you wouldn't guess that the 32-year-old's body is riddled with incurable cancerous tumours.



Palestinian prisoners end six-week hunger strike after reaching deal

Sun, 28 May 2017 06:56:05 GMT

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Hundreds of Palestinians jailed in Israeli prisons ended a six-week-old hunger strike on Saturday after an agreement to improve their conditions.



Jet owned by Elvis Presley sold after 35 years

Sun, 28 May 2017 06:49:07 GMT

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A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley has been sold for more than half a million dollars after sitting on a runway in Roswell, New Mexico, for 35 years.



China hits out at G7 for 'irresponsible remarks' on South China Sea

Mon, 29 May 2017 01:44:02 GMT

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China has rebuked the powerful G7 group of nations for issuing a communique expressing concern at developments in the South China Sea.



Violent protests erupt in Kashmir after Indian forces kill 8 suspected militants

Sun, 28 May 2017 05:43:07 GMT

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Stone-throwing protesters clashed with security forces across the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir after Indian soldiers killed eight suspected militants.



Manchester bombing: UK minister lashes out at 'duplicitous' social media firms

Sun, 28 May 2017 05:06:06 GMT

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Britain's security minister has accused internet giants of being "ruthless money-makers" who have deceived the government over tackling terror online.



Rodrigo Duterte jokes about rape again - and Chelsea Clinton hits back

Sun, 28 May 2017 03:17:06 GMT

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Philippine president has joked with troops imposing martial law across his country's south that they could rape up to three women, provoking online outrage.



'Final act of bravery': Men fatally stabbed trying to stop anti-Muslim rants

Sun, 28 May 2017 01:56:02 GMT

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Two men were stabbed to death on a train in Portland, Oregon, after intervening when another passenger began shouting anti-Muslim hate speech at two young women.



British police release photo of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi

Sat, 27 May 2017 21:24:02 GMT

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British police have released a photograph of Salman Abedi on the night he killed 22 people in a suicide bomb attack in Manchester and say they believe an apartment in the city centre was where he put together his device.



Trump delays on G7 Paris change decision

Sun, 28 May 2017 02:19:04 GMT

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Donald Trump continued to distance himself from fellow leaders over climate change, saying he'll decide next week whether to pull the US out of the Paris Accord.



Theresa May's lead falls to 12 points from 18, new poll

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:24:06 GMT

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British Prime Minister Theresa May's lead over the opposition Labour Party has narrowed by 6 percentage points ahead of the June 8 election, according to a ComRes poll.



British Airways cancels flights from London as global IT outage causes chaos

Sat, 27 May 2017 16:26:02 GMT

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British Airways cancelled all its flights from London's two biggest airports on Saturday after a global computer system failure caused confusion and chaos, with thousands of passengers queuing for hours and planes left stuck on runways.



Schapelle Corby leaves Bali after last-minute flight change to avoid media

Sat, 27 May 2017 19:38:06 GMT

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The media - so loathed by Schapelle Corby during her dark days in jail - got its comeuppance on Saturday, with the convicted drug smuggler hoodwinking it to the end with a canny flight swap.



Prince Harry hosts Obama at Kensington Palace

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:19:02 GMT

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Former US president Barack Obama offered his condolences to the victims of the Manchester suicide bombing on Saturday when he met Britain's Prince Harry in London.



Medical marijuana gold rush: Ailing California cities bet on land sales to growers

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:15:16 GMT

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"We've always tried to be opportunistic, and we saw a place where we could fill a need."



Schapelle Corby a free woman

Sat, 27 May 2017 13:47:08 GMT

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Schapelle Corby arrives at Denpasar airport a free woman amid a media frenzy.



US plans first test to intercept intercontinental ballistic missile as North Korea threat grows

Sat, 27 May 2017 08:47:06 GMT

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US will aim to shoot down an intercontinental ballistic missile in a test, in preparation for the growing threat emanating from North Korea.



Schapelle Corby bids goodbye to her pet dogs on new Instagram account

Sat, 27 May 2017 10:50:08 GMT

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On the eve of her deportation Schapelle Corby posted a photo of the two dogs - Luna and May - she was forced to leave behind on her brand new Instagram account.



US quietly lifts limit on number of refugees allowed in

Sat, 27 May 2017 05:05:05 GMT

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The State Department this week quietly lifted the department's restriction on the number of refugees.



Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska seeks immunity to testify to Congress

Sat, 27 May 2017 03:45:05 GMT

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A Russian oligarch once close to President Donald Trump's former campaign manager has offered to cooperate with congressional committees investigating Russia.



Jared Kushner's 'secret channel to Russia' is the biggest billow of smoke yet

Sat, 27 May 2017 03:25:05 GMT

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The Washington Post has just reported that during the transition, Jared Kushner proposed to the Russians that they set up a secret channel of communication using secure Russian facilities. That's what the Russian ambassador to the United States told Moscow about a December conversation he had with Donald Trump's son-in-law and top adviser.



Manchester bomber: 'large part' of network in custody

Sat, 27 May 2017 01:47:05 GMT

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British officials expressed confidence on Friday that they had rounded up the bulk of the Manchester bomber's associates.



Female-only 'Wonder Woman' screenings set off online firestorm

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:02:05 GMT

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Plans by a theatre to host women-only screenings of the action movie Wonder Woman unleashed an outpouring of complaints.



Donald Trump sets up 'war room' over Russia ties

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:34:04 GMT

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US President Donald Trump's White House is preparing to establish a 'war room' to combat mounting questions about ties between Russia and his presidential campaign.



Trump-Russia: Diplomat says Jared Kushner sought secret channel with Kremlin

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:58:08 GMT

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Jared Kushner and Russia's ambassador discussed the possibility of setting up a secure communications channel.



Can't sleep? Maybe global warming is to blame

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:35:04 GMT

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Global warming might affect how well we sleep at night.



Padlocked and falling apart: Rio's Olympic legacy in tatters

Sat, 27 May 2017 01:00:00 GMT

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Nine months after the Rio Olympics, as a culture of corruption is exposed at the highest levels, Brazilians are asking who benefited most from the Games.



UK election: Theresa May rips into Jeremy Corbyn in blame game over terror

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:24:04 GMT

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Prime Minister Theresa May accused rival Jeremy Corbyn of saying that Britain had brought terrorism upon itself.



Egypt launches air raids on Libya after Christians killed

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:43:08 GMT

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Egyptian air force planes on Friday carried out strikes directed at camps in Libya where Cairo believes militants behind the bus attack trained.



Manchester bombing: armed police storm bus

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:23:04 GMT

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A shopkeeper has told of how he hid terrified bus passengers in the back of his store after armed police stormed a bus.



Donald Trump isolated on climate change in 'intense' exchange at G7 summit

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:32:04 GMT

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The US was isolated in its views on climate change at a G7 leaders meeting.



Hillary Clinton denounces 'cruelty' of proposed Trump budget cuts in speech at women's college

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:43:08 GMT

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The defeated Democratic candidate took several veiled swipes at her former opponent.



Republican Greg Gianforte, accused of 'body-slamming' reporter, wins special election

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:57:02 GMT

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"Great win in Montana," President Trump said the day after the election.



US takes 'full responsibility' for leaks during Manchester attack probes: Tillerson

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:12:02 GMT

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US Secretary of State says the close relationship between US and British intelligence agencies would survive the strain of recent leaks as investigators seek to unravel a suspected network linked to the terrorism bombing in Manchester.



Manchester refusing to look back in anger

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:45:00 GMT

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Across Manchester there has been a fierce determination to answer hate with love, to proclaim their defiance.



Egypt: Gunmen kill dozens, including children, in bus attack on Coptic Christians

Sat, 27 May 2017 10:58:04 GMT

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Gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians and children as they were driving to a monastery south of Cairo.



Schapelle Corby may have received lighter sentence if case less high-profile: lawyer

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:17:04 GMT

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Erwin Siregar was the man Schapelle Corby believed in. On the eve of her deportation, he tells Fairfax Media he still believes in her innocence.



False child abduction rumours on WhatsApp trigger deadly mob violence in India

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:26:03 GMT

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Seven men died in two vigilante mob attacks in central India incited by rumours on the messaging service WhatsApp.



Manchester bomber pleaded 'forgive me' before killing

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:49:05 GMT

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The suspect in the deadly Manchester concert bombing was driven by what he saw as unjust treatment of Arabs in Britain, a relative says.



UK election: Theresa May's lead cut post Manchester attack

Fri, 26 May 2017 02:11:05 GMT

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Theresa May's Conservatives lead now just five points less than a fortnight before a national election.



Travelling Trump: Riyadh and Jerusalem stops on a heavily-armed road to nowhere

Sun, 28 May 2017 10:48:12 GMT

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Diplomacy in the Middle East is notoriously fraught. Has Donald Trump chosen the wrong course?



Philippine troops launch 'precision' strikes against Islamic State-linked extremists

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:29:09 GMT

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Philippine troops backed by helicopters and tanks launched "precision" strikes on extremists linked to Islamic State.



Donald Trump and Barack Obama are having very different trips to Europe

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:27:13 GMT

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"Not only do I love this city, but one of my favourite partners throughout my presidency is sitting next to me."



Yoga guru to stars Bikram Choudhury faces arrest over $8 million sex case bill

Thu, 25 May 2017 23:45:10 GMT

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The founder of Bikram yoga is facing arrest for failing to pay millions to his former lawyer in a sexual harassment case.



Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner now a focus in Russia investigation

Thu, 25 May 2017 23:53:04 GMT

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Jared Kushner held meetings with Russian ambassador to the US and a banker from Moscow last December.



Mobile phone 'saved woman's life' in Manchester Arena explosion

Fri, 26 May 2017 01:30:02 GMT

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A mobile phone has been credited with saving a woman's life in the Manchester explosion.



Manchester blast: possibly suspicious items found in Wigan

Fri, 26 May 2017 02:47:04 GMT

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British police investigating the Manchester suicide bombing say they have found potentially suspicious items at an address in the nearby town of Wigan.



Republicans call on Greg Gianforte to 'apologise' for assaulting reporter

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:59:06 GMT

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Leading Republicans criticised Greg Gianforte on Thursday after the now Montana representative allegedly assaulted a reporter.



Muslim travel ban: appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump's restriction

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:38:04 GMT

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A US Appeals Court refused to reinstate his temporary travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority nations.



Donald Trump vows to probe, prosecute 'troubling' Manchester bombing evidence leaks

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:34:07 GMT

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Donald Trump has promised to identify and prosecute the intelligence officials who leaked sensitive information from the Manchester bombing investigation.



Former Greek PM Lucas Papademos injured after explosion in car

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:17:07 GMT

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Greek security has intercepted several attempted attacks over the past two months.



Donald Trump lectures NATO allies about payments after chilly meeting

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:54:06 GMT

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Trump used his remarks at NATO headquarters to lecture and criticise European leaders.



Emmanuel Macron out-Trumps Donald Trump in handshake duel before NATO Summit

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:11:02 GMT

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The French president was clearly prepared to take on the Trumpshake.



Republican candidate Greg Gianforte charged with assault after allegedly 'body-slamming' journalist

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:58:02 GMT

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A Fox News reporter who witnessed the incident said she "watched in disbelief".



'Inseparable' teen couple among latest named Manchester Arena explosion victims

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:59:11 GMT

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An "inseparable" teen couple, a man about to embark on a two-month holiday and an off-duty police officer are among the latest victims of the Manchester bombing to be named.



Focus on Manchester bomber's links to Islamic State, al-Qaeda as arrests mount

Fri, 26 May 2017 02:00:08 GMT

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British police have stopped passing information to the US on the investigation into the Manchester attack after leaks to American media.



Tony Blair linked to China's most wanted, Mar-a-Lago member Guo Wengui

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:11:06 GMT

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Flamboyant Chinese tycoon Guo Wengui, on the run from Interpol, is a friend of former British prime minister Tony Blair, it has been revealed.



Jakarta suicide bombing linked to Islamic State: police

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:36:05 GMT

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Indonesian police say twin suicide bombings at a busy bus terminal in East Jakarta was linked to Islamic State.



China condemns 'provocative' US warship near disputed reef in South China Sea

Fri, 26 May 2017 03:39:05 GMT

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A US warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an island claimed by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday, the first such operation since Donald Trump took office.



Brazilian crisis: Army deployed as chaos sees government buildings vandalised

Thu, 25 May 2017 05:47:13 GMT

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A corruption scandal has raised chances Brazil could see a second president fall in less than a year.



Australia transfers seventh refugee from Nauru to Cambodia under $55m deal

Thu, 25 May 2017 04:50:04 GMT

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A Syrian man has arrived in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh in a fillip to the Turnbull Government's troubled $55 million resettlement agreement.



UK election campaign resumes after Manchester attack

Thu, 25 May 2017 03:13:05 GMT

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Britain's political leaders will resume campaigning on Friday in an effort to return to normal business after the deadly Manchester pop-concert attack.



$300m spent, three men convicted: cloud over Khmer Rouge genocide tribunal

Thu, 25 May 2017 01:58:11 GMT

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He is 90 years old and has been convicted of crimes against humanity. But Nuon Chea's lawyers recently dismissed the accusations against him as 'fake news'.



Republican candidate Greg Gianforte 'body-slams' Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:25:02 GMT

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Guardian reporter recorded the alleged assault on the eve of a Montana special election.



Manchester attack: Five missed opportunities to stop the suicide bomber

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:35:06 GMT

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The suicide bomber was repeatedly flagged to the authorities over his extremist views, but was not stopped.



Police chief beheaded by militants in Philippines during deadly spree

Thu, 25 May 2017 05:11:07 GMT

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Islamic State-linked militants beheaded a local police chief and kidnapped a priest and 10 parishioners.



Found at Manchester attack scene: a detonator, shrapnel and a battery

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:16:02 GMT

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The bomber in the Manchester terrorist attack appeared to have carried a powerful explosive in a lightweight metal container.



Despite vow, Trump Organisation not tracking all profits from foreign governments

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:18:05 GMT

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President Donald Trump's businesses say it would be "impractical" to require customers representing foreign nations to identify themselves.



Out of Africa? Earliest 'human' actually came from Greece

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:08:02 GMT

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The history of human evolution may be rewritten after scientists claimed that the birth of mankind happened in Europe, not Africa.



In leaked Rodrigo Duterte call, Donald Trump reveals more classified information

Thu, 25 May 2017 04:16:04 GMT

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It was potentially two gaffes for the price of one on President Donald Trump's call with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte last month.



Manchester attack: UK police probe 'network' as bomber's father, brother arrested

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:17:04 GMT

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"I think it's very clear that this is a network that we are investigating," the police chief said.



Jakarta explosions: Five dead in suspected suicide bombing near bus station

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:05:02 GMT

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There were two blasts near a bus station that went off five minutes apart late in the evening.



Pope Francis asks President Donald Trump to be peacemaker and gives him climate change letter

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:26:06 GMT

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The pontiff gave the president an olive tree which he said symbolised peace.



Manchester victims: Twenty-two families told missing loved ones did not survive

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:41:01 GMT

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The list of the Manchester bomb victims is as indiscriminate as it is cruel.



Britain slams United States for leaking identity of Manchester suicide bomber

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:31:05 GMT

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Britain's Home Secretary hits out at US counterpart over the leak of the identity of the Manchester suicide bomber.



Australian soccer coach freed after hostage ordeal in Yemen

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:53:03 GMT

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Soccer coach Craig McAllister, held in Yemen since October, released after 'patient work'.



'Heroes without capes': Manchester's homeless among first to help after terror attack

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:26:04 GMT

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Just moments before a nail bomb ripped through Manchester Arena, a homeless man had been stationed in the foyer begging concertgoers for help. But a split second later, roles were dramatically reversed.



Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage

Thu, 25 May 2017 05:06:06 GMT

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Taiwan will become the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage, after a landmark ruling by the constitutional court.



UK on highest alert: Three more arrested amid hunt for active terrorist cell after Manchester bomb

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:35:05 GMT

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Police have arrested another three men amid fears there may be an explosives expert still at large in Britain who supplied the nail bomb that left 22 people dead.



China hits back at "inappropriate methods" of Moody's credit rating

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:37:06 GMT

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The Chinese government has criticised international ratings agency Moody's, saying its first ratings downgrade in 30 years was based on "inappropriate methods" of pro cyclical rating.



Navy SEALs injured in Yemen raid, amid conflicting claims over deaths

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:31:04 GMT

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Members of the US Navy's elite SEAL Team 6 killed seven militants, but suffered combat wounds themselves, during an early Tuesday raid in Yemen.



Prosecutor warns Schapelle Corby must report to office or Justice Minister notified

Wed, 24 May 2017 06:54:05 GMT

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The prosecutor warns Schapelle Corby must report by Friday or it may impact her right to leave Bali.



Donald Trump's first budget is a waste of everybody's time

Wed, 24 May 2017 06:12:02 GMT

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President Donald Trump's first budget is simply an extended tweet and truly remarkable in its unseriousness. To see why, try for a moment to take it seriously.



Manchester Arena blast: Mother confirms death of 'gorgeous' Olivia Campbell, 15

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:05:02 GMT

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Heartbroken mother has confirmed that her 15-year-old girl won't be coming home from big night out.



North Korea sends balloons over border with South, prompting retaliation

Wed, 24 May 2017 03:34:03 GMT

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The unidentified flying object that crossed from North Korea into South Korea, prompting a volley of warning fire from the South, was a balloon.



Children dying in Myanmar because of malnutrition: UN

Wed, 24 May 2017 02:08:06 GMT

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UNICEF has revealed that as many as 150 children under five are dying each day in Myanmar.



Trump-Russia: President retains Marc Kasowitz as private attorney for probe: reports

Wed, 24 May 2017 01:50:04 GMT

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President Donald Trump has tapped a longtime legal adviser to serve as his private attorney as a special counsel investigates whether his campaign worked with Russia in last year's election, news media reported on Tuesday.