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Hong Kong protesters arrested ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's arrival

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:00:09 GMT

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Twenty-six activists were arrested for causing a public nuisance after they climbed onto a monument gifted by China.



Besieged Theresa May passes first parliament test as austerity questioned

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:57:09 GMT

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Mrs May won by 323 votes to 309 in the first parliamentary vote since she secured the backing of a small Northern Ireland party to give her a narrow majority.



Republicans press Haley over 'devastating' cuts to UN budget

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:01:05 GMT

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The US ambassador to the UN said President Donald Trump's budget "was helpful at putting countries on notice that we are not being taken for granted anymore".



US officials say ousted Saudi prince has been confined to palace

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:16:04 GMT

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Despite the attempt to portray a harmonious handover, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and his daughters have reportedly been barred from leaving the kingdom.



Islamic State's last stand in Mosul: 'they don't make an exception for children'

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:59:04 GMT

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Australian medical staff treating the wounded in Mosul, Iraq, think desperate Islamic State militants are deliberately targeting children.



Trump called it: Australia has better healthcare than the US

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 02:50:02 GMT

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America's attitude to healthcare is one of the most confounding cultural differences many outsiders confront.



Indonesia imposes travel ban on Donald Trump's business partner Hary Tanoesoedibjo

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 02:18:05 GMT

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Indonesian Tycoon and politician Hary Tanoesoedibjo must stay in the country, over an investigation into allegations he threatened a prosecutor via a text message.



'Only human': wild partying Berlin police admit G20 eviction

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:13:11 GMT

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Berlin police said its officers were "only human" after they were sent home from Hamburg while preparing for next week's G20 summit.



Four brutal numbers in that Pew poll showing the world hates Donald Trump

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:12:05 GMT

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The president who many feared couldn't handle the delicate dance of diplomacy on the world stage certainly has his work cut out for him.



'A movie', 'a cheap show': Venezuela hunts helicopter pilot as suspicious raised

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:29:06 GMT

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Venezuelan government has rejected accusations that the attack was carried out by the government for its own purposes.



17 mutilated civilian bodies found in Marawi, Philippine military says

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:48:07 GMT

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The discovery came more than a month after Islamic State-inspired gunmen overran Marawi.



China frees activists who investigated factories that made Ivanka Trump's products

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:04:04 GMT

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The monitoring documented numerous violations of labour rules, the activist group said.



Germany could vote on same-sex marriage as early as Friday

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:23:02 GMT

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Angela Merkel indicated a change of heart earlier this week, favouring a free vote on the issue.



Sarah Palin sues The New York Times for defamation over editorial on mass shooting

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:36:02 GMT

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The lawsuit says a Times editorial falsely stated Palin incited a mass shooting.



Ex-police chiefs charged over Hillsborough stadium disaster where 96 were killed

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:11:05 GMT

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A solicitor, a football club secretary and four former senior police officers have been charged over the Hillsborough stadium disaster in 1989.



CNN's Russia story debacle came at the worst possible time for the network

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:41:04 GMT

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Lex Haris, CNN's investigations editor, traveled to a journalism conference in Phoenix last week. In hindsight, his timing was terrible.



Persian Gulf rivals converge on Washington to argue the Qatar case

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:40:05 GMT

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Rex Tillerson has spent much of his time over the past three weeks trying to mediate, cajole and shame the sides into a resolution, to no apparent avail.



Election over, Iran's attention turns to supreme leader's post

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:31:01 GMT

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Although the topic is taboo in Iran, the question of who will succeed Ayatollah Khamenei, who is 77 and ailing, looms in the aftermath of May's presidential election.



Rogue police in helicopter attack Venezuelan Supreme Court

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:18:04 GMT

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A uniformed man identified as Oscar Perez, flanked by masked, heavily armed men in uniforms, claimed responsibility for the operation "against tyranny".



Man walks into a pub - just after being hit by a bus

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:05:03 GMT

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Simon Smith said he was lucky to be alive after being struck by the double-decker.



Israel backtracks on plan for egalitarian prayer area at Western Wall

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:18:05 GMT

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"Sunday will go down in history as a shameful day for the State of Israel," an Israeli newspaper editor wrote after the government's decision to go back on the plan.



Britain on fire watch, with dozens of hospitals 'as dangerous as Grenfell'

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:05:06 GMT

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Up to 38 hospital sites in Britain may be as dangerous as Grenfell Tower, with nine identified as especially at risk, fire chiefs have warned.



Health fears amid Greek rubbish strike

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:21:04 GMT

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Bags of rubbish and rotting vegetables are piled high on the pavements of Greek capital's port of Piraeus - a labour dispute fast turning into a public health crisis.



Vatican chief auditor Libero Milone's abrupt departure a worry for Cardinal Pell

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:25:06 GMT

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The spotlight is on Cardinal George Pell's Secretariat for the Economy following the unexpected resignation of the Vatican's Auditor-General Libero Milone.



Donald Trump growing frustrated with China, weighs trade actions

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:28:04 GMT

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Increasingly frustrated with China over its inaction on North Korea and bilateral trade issues, US President is now considering possible trade actions against Beijing



Dogs now on the trail of Amelia Earhart in the Pacific

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:34:05 GMT

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Amelia Earhart was on her way to becoming the first woman pilot to circumnavigate the globe when something went wrong en route to in the Pacific Ocean.



Time magazine with Donald Trump on the cover hanging in his golf clubs is fake

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:12:03 GMT

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Donald Trump boasts of being on the cover of Time magazine more times than anyone. That's not true either.



German city evacuates apartment block after London Grenfell fire

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:00:05 GMT

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Government officials also found the Wuppertal 11-storey block's escape routes were too close to the facade, making them useless in the event of a fire.



California rescue crews pluck swimmer to safety from rock in swirling rapids

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:35:11 GMT

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A swimmer has been plucked from roaring white waters after being spotted clinging to a rock near a 15-metre waterfall.



Republicans delay vote on healthcare amid revolt, delivering setback to Trump

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:02:02 GMT

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The bill faces opposition from both moderate and conservative Republicans.



Bill Cosby to face new civil trial over alleged sexual assault at Playboy Mansion

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:00:09 GMT

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A woman has accused Cosby of sexually abusing her at the mansion in 1974 when she was 15 years old.



Nicola Sturgeon postpones push for second Scottish independence referendum following election

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:04:10 GMT

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Nicola Sturgeon said voters were tired of going to the ballot box after a series of elections and referendums.



Massive cyber attack hits Europe with widespread ransom demands

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:42:02 GMT

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The hack's scale and the use of ransomware quickly recalled the massive May cyberattack.



Angela Merkel's shift on same-sex marriage could herald change in Germany

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:49:09 GMT

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Opinion polls suggest most Germans support marriage equality.



Three CNN employees resign over retracted story on Trump Russia ties

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:58:02 GMT

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The pressure put on CNN by Donald Trump's allegations of "fake news" help explain the network's decision to let go of three staff over a story linking him to Russia.



Cosby team U-turn on his town hall talks: 'Will not be about sexual assault'

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:50:05 GMT

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Bill Cosby's publicists appear to have reversed course on the likely content of town hall meetings by the comedy star whose sexual assault trial ended with a hung jury.



Miranda Kerr hands heart-shaped diamond to US agents in Malaysia billions probe

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:21:07 GMT

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Australian supermodel has handed over $10.7 million worth of jewellery identified by the US Justice Department in connection with a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund.



Support for United States, Trump, collapses except in Russia and Israel

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:21:24 GMT

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Arrogant, intolerant and even dangerous is how the world views the US president, says the Pew Research Centre.



US says it appears Syria planning another chemical weapons attack

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:12:04 GMT

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The White House statement said preparations by Syria were similar to those undertaken before an April 4 attack that killed dozens.



Brazil President Michel Temer charged with corruption as Antonio Palocci jailed

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:09:04 GMT

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Brazil's top federal prosecutor has charged President Michel Temer with corruption arising from a secret recording made by JBS chief Joesley Batista.



Instructor's 'poor English' led girl to bungee jump without rope

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:35:05 GMT

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A Spanish bungee jumping instructor's "poor English" contributed to the death of a Dutch teenager who leaped from a bridge before her rope was attached, a judge concluded.



Brexit negotiations: EU families keep right to benefits in the UK

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:17:09 GMT

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Europeans will be free to continue claiming benefits in the UK after Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced.



Brazil President Michel Temer charged with corruption as Antonio Palocci jailed

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:24:05 GMT

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Prosecutor-General Rodrigo Janot delivered the charge to the Supreme Court on Monday evening local time



Travel ban: Supreme Court hands Donald Trump a victory of sorts

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:45:05 GMT

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"A clear victory for our national security," Trump declared. But people from the six "banned" countries will still enter, and the order may still fail the legal test.



Colombia ferry disaster: search for missing continues

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:10:05 GMT

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Rescue workers continued to searched on Monday for 13 people believed to be missing after a tourist boat sank the previous day in a reservoir in north-central Colombia, killing seven.



Trump travel ban: Supreme Court decision explained

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:01:04 GMT

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The US Supreme Court has upheld some portions of President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. Here's what you need to know.



London fire: all buildings tested for safety so far have failed

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:34:05 GMT

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All 75 high-rises in Britain that have been tested for fire safety since the Grenfell Tower tragedy have failed.



Theresa May pledges a billion pounds to Northern Ireland to save her government

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:08:04 GMT

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The British PM has revealed the price of power: an extra billion pounds to Northern Ireland in exchange for the votes her government needs to survive.



US Supreme Court revives parts of Donald Trump's travel ban

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:02:02 GMT

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The court will allow parts of the ban to be implemented until it hears the full case in October.



Best of the world: June 27, 2017

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images
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Artist Salvador Dali's body to be exhumed for paternity test

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:17:09 GMT

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A judge in the Spanish capital Madrid has ordered artist Salvador Dali's body be exhumed to get samples for a paternity suit, Spanish media report.



Islamic State 'fighting for their lives' not directing terror attacks on the west, global coalition says

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:12:07 GMT

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Major General Rupert Jones said exposing the fundamentalists' narrative was critical as it has inspired numerous attacks across Europe, including three in three months in London, all of which ISIS has claimed responsibility for.



Nobel prize laureate Liu Xiaobo released from Chinese prison, after cancer diagnosis

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:08:02 GMT

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Nobel prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has been released from a Chinese prison on medical grounds, after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer.



Philippine matriarch Farhana Maute is alleged kingpin in Marawi assault

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:11:07 GMT

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A powerful matriarch has emerged as one of the alleged kingpins behind the assault on a Philippine city that may herald IS's expansion in southeast Asia.



Crown employees sentenced to jail but Australians free in months

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:23:08 GMT

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Crown staff have been handed shorter than expected jail terms.



'Too controversial': Turkey drops evolution from secular curriculum

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:06:12 GMT

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Starting in September, a chapter on evolution will no longer appear in secondary school textbooks.



Donald Trump to call for US dominance in global energy production

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 02:36:04 GMT

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Donald Trump will tout surging US exports of oil and natural gas during a week of events aimed at highlighting the country's growing energy dominance.



Former presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg's next anti-Washington move

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 02:13:05 GMT

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Michael Bloomberg will announce an initiative to give funds to large cities as an extension of his advocacy for largely liberal policies.



Coroner said son was dead so grieving family held $26,000 funeral - then he phoned home

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 01:35:02 GMT

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It's still unclear how the authorities of Orange County became convinced that a body was Frank Kerrigan's.



Elves v trolls: How Europe is working to expose Russian meddling

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 01:13:05 GMT

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Researchers in Britain, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, Ukraine, Latvia and Slovakia are working against Russia's "weaponised information".



Tourist ferry with 150 people on board sinks in Colombia

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:24:11 GMT

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At least nine people are dead and 30 are missing after a tourist ferry packed with about 150 passengers capsized on a reservoir near Medellin.



Man catches girl who fell from New York amusement park ride

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 22:28:02 GMT

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Girl hangs from gondola ride before plummeting to group of people below.



Barnaby Joyce honours London Bridge terror victims

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 21:19:06 GMT

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Barnaby Joyce has laid a wreath by London Bridge in tribute to victims of the recent terror attack.



Forest fire in Spain threatens key nature reserve

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:03:02 GMT

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A forest fire in southern Spain has forced the evacuation of 1000 people and is threatening a national park.



Muted celebrations as Mosul marks its first Eid without Islamic State

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:09:05 GMT

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The people of Mosul celebrated their first Eid without Islamic State in three years on Sunday



Solomon Islands locals sceptical as newly rebuilt police force is re-armed

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:31:07 GMT

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Locals say that they remain sceptical of capability of the new Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, though none have spoken of being fearful of it.



Pakistan oil tanker fire kills scores

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:27:06 GMT

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An overturned oil tanker exploded killing at least 148 people and injuring dozens of others in Pakistan on Sunday.



In jab at Trump, Schwarzenegger and Macron team up to 'make planet great again'

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:10:02 GMT

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To strike the latest blow in his Twitter war with US President Donald Trump, Schwarzenegger has recruited French President Emmanuel Macron.



US Senate health bill faces serious resistance from both wings of Republicans

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 04:36:07 GMT

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A small group of moderate Republican senators may pose at least as significant an obstacle to the measure's passage as their colleagues on the right.



Crown 19 set to plead guilty in Chinese court

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 01:39:22 GMT

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Crown staff including executive Jason O'Connor are expected to plead guilty when their court case is heard today in Baoshan District Court, outside Shanghai.



Frank Kerrigan shocked after getting call from son he thought he'd buried

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 04:10:05 GMT

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It is unclear how coroner's officials misidentified the body nor who actually lies in the grave.



Conservatives cancel holidays during hung parliament

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 03:27:09 GMT

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Conservative MPs have been ordered not to take holidays abroad while Britain's parliament is sitting, amid fears that the government could fall if it loses a vote.



Catholic Church in Spain accuses Qatar of meddling at historic mosque site

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 03:01:06 GMT

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Spanish campaigners say the Catholic Church is exploiting the law so that it can make tax-free revenue from properties that were once untitled.



China landslide: Fifteen confirmed dead, more than 100 still missing

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 05:16:09 GMT

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China has mounted a major rescue effort with 118 people still missing after a landslide in Sichuan.



In Venezuela, prisoners say abuse is so bad they are forced to eat pasta mixed with excrement

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 01:07:08 GMT

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Thousands have been arrested amid the chaos over the past 10 weeks of protests against the government, and some say the abuse while in custody is so abhorrent that they were "forced to eat raw pasta with human excrement."



Donald Trump's Twitter feed is a gold mine for foreign spies

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:16:02 GMT

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Trump's Twitter feed is a gold mine for every foreign intelligence agency.



Fire risk in London flats highlights a class divide

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:19:05 GMT

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Addise Mekonen was working a night shift Friday when he learned from television news that his apartment was one of 650 London flats being evacuated in the middle of the night amid fears that it might be as dangerous as Grenfell Tower, which had been incinerated in the deadliest blaze in Britain in more than a century.



Trump's family hits back at Johnny Depp's assassination joke

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:57:06 GMT

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Not even Johnny Depp is trying to defend Johnny Depp's comments to a laughing crowd at a festival last week: "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? . . . It's been a while, and maybe it's time."



Blackmail fears as British parliament hit by 'brute force' cyber attack

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:13:04 GMT

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The British parliament has been hit by a cyber attack that is preventing MPs from accessing their emails when not in Westminster, politicians and media reports said on Saturday.



Explosion at Colombia coal mine kills at least eight

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:31:02 GMT

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At least eight miners at an underground coal mine in Colombia have died and five more are missing after an explosion caused by methane gas, the national mining agency said on Saturday.



Five electrocuted at water park in Turkey

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:31:02 GMT

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Five people have been electrocuted at a water park in northwest Turkey, including two teenagers and a 12-year-old, Turkish media reports say.



Plan to remove Yellowstone grizzly bears from endangered list denounced

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:27:03 GMT

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The grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park has been protected for more than four decades. But no more.



Martha the mastiff named World's Ugliest Dog 2017

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:57:05 GMT

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In a competition annually dominated by the old, the tiny, and the hairless, the three-year-old Neapolitan Mastiff used her lollygagging youth to win the 29th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest.



Police suspect crime syndicate helped Shaun Davidson and other prisoners escape Bali jail

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:30:05 GMT

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Bali's police chief says he believes a crime syndicate helped four foreign prisoners including Australian Shaun Davidson stage a brazen escape from Bali's Kerobokan jail.



Trump-Russia probe: Robert Mueller's dream team has conspiracy experience

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:57:08 GMT

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Special Counsel's hires suggest a legal strategy that was key to prosecutions of the Enron fraud and the mob families in New York



Indonesia says terror charges to provide alleged Bali bombing mastermind Hambali with legal certainty

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:02:03 GMT

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Indonesia says terror charges laid in the United States against Hambali, the alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings, were aimed at providing the Guantanamo prisoner with "legal certainty".



Saudi Arabia thwarts mosque attack in Mecca

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:29:05 GMT

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Saudi security forces say they have foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca.



Donald Trump indicates 'Comey tape' tweet meant to affect testimony

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 03:24:08 GMT

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US President also questioned the impartiality of Russia probe investigator Robert Mueller.



War in Syria: US-led coalition kills 500 civilians in a month

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 03:16:04 GMT

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The US-led coalition against the Islamic State terror group has killed nearly 500 civilians in one month of its pursuit of militant fighters in Syria.



Emmanuel Macron heralds a new era, but can he run a country?

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 03:11:05 GMT

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So far the French President has been in handshake mode. Now he needs to prove he's more than PR.



China landslide: more than 100 feared buried as village destroyed

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:15:06 GMT

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More than 100 people were feared dead, buried after a landslide caused by torrential rain destroyed a village in Sichuan province.



Texas nurse suspected of killing up to 60 children charged with murder

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:15:04 GMT

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A 66-year-old nurse in Texas who is suspected of killing up to 60 children has been indicted on new murder charges .



London fire hazards force evacuation of hundreds from high rises

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:33:06 GMT

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Hundreds of families were being evacuated from apartments in five London high-rise buildings on Friday evening in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster.



If Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, who will be the next IS leader?

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:10:03 GMT

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Leader likely to be replaced by one of top two lieutenants, both of whom were Iraqi army officers under late dictator Saddam Hussein.



Alleged Bali bombing mastermind Hambali charged with terror crimes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:41:05 GMT

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Alleged Bali bombing mastermind Hambali accused of crimes that killed more than 200 people.



Barack Obama ordered 'cyber bombs' for Russian network after hacking: report

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:29:03 GMT

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Barack Obama authorised 'cyber bombs' against Russian networks after election hacking.



White House hits out at Johnny Depp after Trump assassination jibe

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:36:07 GMT

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The White House has responded to Johnny Depp's comments about assassinating a president.



'No cake ever came': Brexit anniversary opens old wounds

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:33:02 GMT

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The first anniversary of the Brexit vote, has been greeted with bitter howls and smug celebration.



'Close Al-Jazeera, curb ties with Iran': Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:02:07 GMT

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Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have demanded Doha close the Al-Jazeera TV station.



South Korea fires test missile capable of reaching any part of North Korea

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:31:04 GMT

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South Korea has test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of hitting any part of North Korea.