Johnson plans to restrict parliament time before Brexit - BBC

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August 28, 2019 02:14 pm

Britain’s government will seek to extend the period during which parliament does not normally sit, shutting it for around a month until Oct. 14, as part of a drive to prev...

Indonesia to close giant lizard island leaving guides, villagers in the lurch

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August 27, 2019 11:12 am

KOMODO, Indonesia (Reuters) - Almost every day 20-year-old Rizaldian Syahputra puts on his blue uniform, laces up his high boots and leaves his wooden house on stilts for a job ...

Australian writer arrested in China facing spying charge

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August 27, 2019 11:07 am

SYDNEY/CANBERRA (Reuters) - A Chinese-born Australian writer held in China since January has been formally arrested on suspicion of espionage, the Australian government said on ...

Macron plays down Trump absence at G7 climate talks

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August 26, 2019 05:54 pm

BIARRITZ, France (Reuters) - President Donald Trump was absent from talks on climate change and biodiversity at a G7 leaders’ summit on Monday, with host President Emmanue...

Spanish military jet crashes into sea

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August 26, 2019 03:29 pm

MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish military plane crashed into the sea off the country’s southeastern coast early on Monday and the pilot appeared to have ejected from the aircr...

Warplanes dump water on Amazon as Brazil military begins fighting fires

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August 26, 2019 11:29 am

Brazilian warplanes are dumping water on the burning forest in the Amazon state of Rondonia, responding to a global outcry over the destruction of the world’s largest trop...

As Amazon burns, Brazil's Bolsonaro tells rest of world not to interfere

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August 23, 2019 09:51 am

Amid growing international criticism over the wildfires raging through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday admitted farmers could be illegally setting the...

China's parliament rules out allowing same-sex marriage

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August 21, 2019 12:09 pm

BEIJING (Reuters) - Limiting marriage to a relationship between a man and a woman will remain China’s legal position, a parliament spokesman said on Wednesday, ruling out ...

Two dead in Kashmir gunbattle, the first since revocation of status

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August 21, 2019 12:06 pm

SRINAGAR, India, (Reuters) - Indian security forces killed a suspected militant in a gunbattle in Kashmir on Wednesday, police said, the first clash since the federal government...

Huawei founder details 'battle mode' reform plan to beat U.S. crisis

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August 20, 2019 07:43 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China’s Huawei will spend more on production equipment this year to ensure supply continuity, cut redundant roles and demote inefficient managers as ...

Britain to 'unshackle' officials from most EU meetings ahead of Brexit

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August 20, 2019 07:40 pm

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will “unshackle” its officials from most European Union meetings so they can focus on Brexit, reducing attendance by up to half, the Brexi...

'Save our oceans,' Oscar winner Bardem tells UN

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August 20, 2019 07:22 pm

New York (AFP) - Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem made an impassioned plea at the United Nations to save the world's oceans Monday. The Spaniard, a keen environment...

Trump affirms that Mike Pence will be 2020 running mate

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August 19, 2019 12:27 pm

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would keep Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate when he seeks re-election in November 2020. “I’m very ...

Yemen's war cut a father's route to work, now his toddler starves

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August 19, 2019 12:15 pm

Before Yemen’s war broke out four years ago Ali Muhammad used to cross the border into Saudi Arabia to work, joining thousands of other Yemenis from his poor, mountainous ...

Islamic State claims Afghan wedding blast as families bury the dead

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August 19, 2019 11:54 am

The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underlining the dangers the co...

French 'spiderman' climbs HK tower, hoists reconciliation flag amid mass protests

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August 16, 2019 05:22 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) - French “spiderman” climber Alain Robert scaled a 68-storey skyscraper in Hong Kong on Friday to hoist a flag symbolizing reconciliation between...

'Until her bones are broken': Myanmar activists fight to outlaw domestic violence

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August 16, 2019 04:49 pm

YANGON (Reuters) - Cradling her one-year-old daughter in a house in southern Myanmar, 22-year-old Nu Nu Aye recalled the reasons her husband gave for beating her. She hadn&rsquo...

'We're not for sale', says Greenland's foreign minister

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August 16, 2019 04:28 pm

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Greenland’s foreign minister said on Friday the world’s biggest island is not for sale, commenting on media reports that U.S. President Donald...

Indonesia president proposes to move capital to Borneo

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August 16, 2019 04:01 pm

Indonesia’s president on Friday proposed to move the capital from Jakarta, a crowded, polluted city of 10 million people, to the island of Borneo, though he left Indonesia...

U.N. Security Council to meet on Friday on India's moves in Kashmir

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August 16, 2019 11:16 am

The U.N. Security Council is due to meet behind closed-doors on Friday at the request of China and Pakistan to discuss India’s decision to revoke the special status of Jam...

Norway detects radioactive iodine by Russian border days after blast

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August 15, 2019 06:20 pm

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway’s nuclear safety authority is analysing tiny amounts of radioactive iodine detected in the air in northern Norway in the days after a deadly explos...

Myanmar insurgents attack elite military college, other targets; 15 killed

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August 15, 2019 05:59 pm

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar insurgents killed at least 15 people on Thursday, most of them members of the security forces, in attacks on an elite military college and other gover...

In 'clear warning', Chinese paramilitary forces exercise near Hong Kong

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August 15, 2019 05:55 pm

SHENZHEN, China/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hundreds of China’s People’s Armed Police conducted exercises at a sports stadium in Shenzhen on Thursday, as the U.S. State De...

Russia hails miracle after plane makes emergency landing near Moscow

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August 15, 2019 01:30 pm

Russians hailed a miracle on Thursday after a passenger plane carrying 233 people made an emergency landing in a corn field on the outskirts of Moscow after striking a flock of ...

Car bombs shake Somali military base, deaths reported

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August 14, 2019 05:44 pm

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A government military base in south Somalia was struck by car bombs and gunfire on Wednesday, residents and military officers said, with the al Qaeda-linke...

China slams HK airport protesters as 'terrorist-like'

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August 14, 2019 05:38 pm

China reacted furiously Wednesday to "terrorist-like" attacks on its citizens by pro-democracy protesters during a second day of mass disruptions at Hong Kong's ai...

Japanese researchers build robotic tail to keep elderly upright

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August 14, 2019 05:34 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) - Millions of years after the ancestors of humans evolved to lose their tails, a research team at Japan’s Keio University have built a robotic one they say...

India floods kill more than 270, displace one million

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August 14, 2019 05:23 pm

BENGALURU/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Floods and landslides have killed more than 270 people in India this month, displaced one million and inundated thousands of homes across six states...

U.S. senator warns China on Hong Kong trade status if it intervenes in protests

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August 14, 2019 05:21 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A prominent U.S. senator warned China on Tuesday Hong Kong could lose its special U.S. trade status if Beijing intervenes directly to crack down on increa...

Japan braces for powerful storm at peak holiday period

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August 14, 2019 05:19 pm

Japan was bracing Wednesday for a severe tropical storm expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds during the peak holiday period, with dozens of flights and bullet train ser...

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