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Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce

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June 24, 2016 10:35 am

(REUTERS) Britain has voted to leave the European Union, results from Thursday's landmark referendum showed, an outcome that sets the country on an uncertain path and deals ...


Maldives appoints New Vice President

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June 22, 2016 03:05 pm

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen today appointed the Finance Minister of his cabinet Abdulla Jihad as the Vice President following the removal of Vice Presidency post last yea...


Update : EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo crashes with 66 on board

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May 19, 2016 12:00 pm

EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar screens and crashed into the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board early Thursday, officials confirmed.&...


Manchester flight delayed after woman 'punched pilot in face'

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May 13, 2016 01:48 pm

A flight was delayed after a woman allegedly punched an easyJet pilot in the face at Manchester airport.   Police were called to the airport around 2.20pm o...


Indian PM releases his degrees in 'fake graduation' row

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May 10, 2016 09:07 am

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was forced on Monday to produce his college degrees, days after bitter political rivals accused him of lying about graduating from university...


Pope condemns paedophilia as details of girl's death shock Italy

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May 02, 2016 02:01 pm

(REUTERS) VATICAN CITY Pope Francis called for "severe punishment" for paedophiles on Sunday after new details emerged in Italy of the 2014 death of a six-year-ol...


Eyeing an Indiana victory, Trump says, 'It's over'

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May 02, 2016 01:58 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Front-runner Donald Trump said on Sunday that he will have essentially sealed the Republican U.S. presidential nomination if he wins Tuesday's co...


Pope’s Refugee Airlift Was Last-Minute ‘Inspiration’

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April 18, 2016 08:49 am

ROME—About a week before Pope Francis’ one-day trip to Lesbos, the Greek island that has borne the brunt of Europe’s refugee crisis, a Vatican official approac...


Quake kills 262 along devastated Ecuador coast

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April 18, 2016 08:09 am

(REUTERS) The death toll from Ecuador's biggest earthquake in decades soared to 262 on Sunday as survivors cobbled together makeshift coffins to bury loved ones, lined up fo...


EgyptAir hijack: Most passengers freed at Larnaca airport

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March 29, 2016 01:35 pm

Update : Most of the passengers on board a hijacked Egyptian airliner that was forced to divert to Cyprus have been freed,  the BBC reported. EgyptAir said neg...


Pakistanis hunt militants behind blast that killed at least 70

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March 28, 2016 12:38 pm

(REUTERS) Pakistani authorities hunted on Monday for breakaway Taliban militants who once declared loyalty to Islamic State after the group claimed responsibility for an Ea...


Brussels Zaventem airport blasts cause casualties

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March 22, 2016 03:09 pm

Two blasts have struck the departures area of Zaventem airport in Brussels, the BBC reported The Belgian government has confirmed casualties but has given no numbers. Th...


Obama to meet Castro face-to-face on historic Cuba trip

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March 21, 2016 12:54 pm

(REUTERS) U.S. President Barack Obama turns from sightseeing to state business on his historic Cuba trip on Monday, pressing President Raul Castro for economic and democrat...


U.S. climate change campaigner dies snorkeling at Great Barrier Reef

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March 07, 2016 03:17 pm

Award-winning American environmental photographer Gary Braasch died on Monday while snorkeling at the northern end of the Great Barrier Reef. Braasch, 70, from Portland,...


Indian priest kidnapped in deadly Yemen attack; Pope condemns world apathy

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March 07, 2016 02:52 pm

REUTERS Gunmen who killed at least 15 people in an old people's home in Yemen last week also kidnapped an Indian priest, officials said on Sunday, as Pope Francis condemned ...


Former first lady Nancy Reagan dies at 94

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March 07, 2016 02:36 pm

Nancy Reagan, the former actress who was fiercely protective of husband Ronald Reagan through a Hollywood career, eight years in the White House, an assassination attempt and he...


Hollande acknowledges impact of nuclear testing in Pacific

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February 23, 2016 02:33 pm

PAPEETE, Feb    23, 2016 (AFP) - French President Francois Hollande on Monday acknowledged that three decades of nuclear tests in French Polynesia had had “a...


Delhi warns water crisis could run for another 15 days

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February 23, 2016 01:17 pm

NEW DELHI, Feb 23, 2016 (AFP) - A water crisis in India's capital will take up to two weeks to fix, authorities warned Tuesday, as taps ran dry, days after protesters sabota...


Fears of Zika, Dengue outbreaks after Fiji cyclone

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February 23, 2016 12:57 pm

SYDNEY, Feb 23 (Reuters) Fiji sent boats on Tuesday carrying desperately needed aid to remote islands and coastal villages devastated by a powerful cyclone which killed at least ...


At least 28 dead as bomb strikes Turkish capital

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February 18, 2016 12:40 pm

ANKARA (Reuters) Twenty-eight people were killed and dozens wounded in Turkey's capital Ankara on Wednesday when a car laden with explosives detonated next to military buses...


World's most polluted city, Delhi, plans new limits on car use

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February 12, 2016 05:19 pm

(REUTERS )The Delhi government plans another round of tough measures to restrict the use of private cars and clean up toxic air in the Indian metropolis, the world's most po...


Chinese airline passengers to start transiting Taiwan

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February 01, 2016 11:06 am

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Chinese passengers will be able to transit through Taiwan and fly onwards to a third destination starting Monday, signalling a step toward greater transp...


Suu Kyi allies to form Myanmar ruling party after decades of struggle

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February 01, 2016 10:58 am

REUTERS After decades of struggle, hundreds of lawmakers from Aung San Suu Kyi's camp will form Myanmar's ruling party on Monday, with enough seats in parliament to choo...


Malala seeks to raise $1.4 billion to educate Syrian refugees

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February 01, 2016 09:45 am

LONDON (Reuters) - Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai will seek to inspire world leaders at a conference in London on Thursday to commit $1.4 billion this year to give Syrian ...


Sri Lankan Navy frees four Indian fishermen

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January 31, 2016 10:26 pm

Sri Lanka Navy has released four Indian fishermen who were detained last month after their boat developed snag in Lankan waters, the Express reported. The fishermen from...


10 Children Among the Dead as a Migrant Boat Capsizes Off Turkey

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January 31, 2016 10:10 pm

GENEVA — One photo showed a small boy, perhaps 3 years old, dressed for a mild winter — dark blue pants and coat, a sky blue sweater for extra protection. The grown-...


Kenya to destroy largest ever ivory stockpile at star-studded summit

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January 28, 2016 12:02 pm

Nairobi (AFP) - Kenya said Tuesday it will torch its vast stockpile of ivory at a star-studded summit to include Hollywood celebrities, presidents and business leaders against &...


Denmark adopts controversial law to seize asylum seekers' valuables

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January 27, 2016 12:11 pm

Danish lawmakers voted Tuesday in favor of controversial legislation empowering authorities to seize cash and valuables from asylum seekers to help cover their expenses, CNN rep...


Islamic State video purports to show Paris attackers, threatens Britain

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January 25, 2016 12:31 pm

(REUTERS) A video published on Sunday by the media centre of Islamic State purported to show images and last statements of nine of the people who took part in the Paris attacks ...


Two explosions heard inside Pakistan university under attack - police

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January 20, 2016 11:10 am

Two explosions were heard on Wednesday inside a university in Charsadda in northwest Pakistan which several gunmen had earlier attacked, a police official said. Local po...




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