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UK leadership hopefuls launch campaigns to take control of Brexit

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June 10, 2019 01:01 pm

Several of the leading candidates to become Britain’s next prime minister and take on the challenge of delivering Brexit will launch their leadership campaigns on Monday, ...


No meeting planned between India, Pakistan PMs at regional summit: India foreign ministry

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June 06, 2019 04:36 pm

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - There is no bilateral meeting planned between the prime ministers of India and Pakistan at a regional summit next week, India’s foreign ministry spok...


Death toll from violence in Sudan rises to 61: health ministry

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June 06, 2019 04:21 pm

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - The official death toll in Sudan from violence that erupted on Monday has risen to 61, the director general of the Health Ministry said on Thursday, up from...


Hackers access student data at top Australian university going back 19 years

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June 04, 2019 02:18 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s top-ranked university said on Tuesday hackers breached its cyber defenses late last year to obtain sensitive data, including students’...


Queen greets Trump at Buckingham Palace ceremony

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June 03, 2019 05:33 pm

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles greeted US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania at Buckingham Palace on Monday at the start of a three-day state visit filled with...


Dutch hostage in Philippines killed while trying to escape from militants

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May 31, 2019 05:44 pm

MANILA (Reuters) - A Dutch photographer held hostage by Islamic State-linked militants in the Philippines since 2012 was killed on Friday by his captors when he tried to escape ...


Assange suffering psychological torture, would face "show trial" in U.S.: U.N. expert

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May 31, 2019 05:37 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has suffered psychological torture from a defamation campaign and should not be extradited to the United States where he woul...


U.S. checking reports of North Korean envoy's execution: Pompeo

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May 31, 2019 03:04 pm

BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States is attempting to check on reports that a senior North Korean official involved in Pyongyang’s non-proliferation talks with Washington ...


Pakistan extends airspace closure on Indian border to June 14

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May 29, 2019 06:09 pm

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani airspace on its eastern border with India will remain closed until June 14, a civil aviation official said on Wednesday, the latest extension mon...


US climber becomes 11th Everest fatality

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May 28, 2019 02:54 pm

A US climber has died after descending from Everest, officials said Tuesday, taking this season's toll to 11 including several deaths blamed on overcrowding on the world'...


Clashes in four Brazil prisons leave 40 dead

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May 28, 2019 02:52 pm

At least 40 inmates were killed in four jails in northern Brazil on Monday over an apparent gang dispute, authorities said, in the latest wave of violence to rock the country...


Malaysia to send 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste back to countries of origin

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May 28, 2019 02:49 pm

Malaysia will send as much as 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste back to the countries it came from, the environment minister said on Tuesday, the latest Asian country to reject rich...


India snubs Pakistan for Modi's swearing-in ceremony: sources

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May 28, 2019 10:45 am

India will not invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to Thursday’s swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi, who starts his second term as India’s prime minister, t...


Two feared dead, 17 hurt after Japan mass stabbing

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May 28, 2019 10:00 am

Two people, including a child, were feared dead Tuesday in a mass stabbing attack that also injured 17 people in the Japanese city of Kawasaki, the local fire department said. ...


EU extends Italy's bank bad loan scheme until May 2021

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May 27, 2019 05:09 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Monday it had approved the extension of Italy’s state guarantee scheme to help banks sell bad loans, until May 2021. ...


Australian PM to visit Solomon Islands as Pacific nation eyes ties to China

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May 27, 2019 05:02 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will visit the Solomon Islands next week, he said on Monday, as Western nations seek to rein in China’s influen...


Fire in shopping center in India kills at least seven

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May 24, 2019 06:34 pm

A fire broke out in a shopping center in India on Friday killing at least seven people, a fire service official said. Television channels said some people had jumped off...


Tearful May resigns, paving way for Brexit confrontation with EU

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May 24, 2019 03:50 pm

Fighting back tears, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday she would quit, triggering a contest that will bring a new leader to power who is likely to push for a mor...


Facebook plans to launch 'GlobalCoin' currency in 2020

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May 24, 2019 01:53 pm

Facebook is finalising plans to launch its own crypto-currency next year. It is planning to set up a digital payments system in about a dozen countries by the first quar...


Clash of the titans: Trump set for sumo showdown

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May 24, 2019 01:29 pm

Call it the ultimate culture clash: Donald Trump is going to the sumo, where the brash US leader will watch one of Japan's most ancient and revered sporting traditions. ...


Three more deaths on overcrowded Everest

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May 24, 2019 01:27 pm

Three more climbers have died on Everest, expedition organisers and officials said Friday, taking the toll from a deadly week on the overcrowded world's highest peak to seve...


Regulators fail to set date for 737 MAX return to service

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May 24, 2019 01:25 pm

Civil aviation regulators from around the world failed to make a determination Thursday on when Boeing's popular 737 MAX aircraft can return to the skies after being grounde...


British PM May expected to announce date of her departure

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May 24, 2019 01:21 pm

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected on Friday to announce the date of her departure, triggering a contest that will bring a new leader to power who is likely to push ...


Indonesian opposition set to challenge election result in court

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May 24, 2019 01:18 pm

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Defeated Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto is set to lodge a challenge to the result of the April 17 election in the Constitutional Court on...


US charges Julian Assange with violating Espionage Act

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May 24, 2019 09:44 am

The Justice Department on Thursday charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with violating the US Espionage Act by publishing military and diplomatic files in 2010, rejecting hi...


Malaysian officials disguise as waiters to catch Muslims who are not fasting

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May 23, 2019 04:46 pm

Malaysian officials are disguising themselves as cooks and waiters to catch Muslims who don't fast during Ramadan. Thirty-two enforcement officers from a local counc...


PM Modi wins historic general election victory, party says

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May 23, 2019 12:50 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist party scored a historic victory in India’s general election, his foreign minister said on Thursday, as officials cou...


Six dead after election riots in Indonesia's capital

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May 23, 2019 09:30 am

At least six people were killed as Indonesia's capital erupted in violence when police clashed with protesters opposed to the re-election of President Joko Widodo. P...


India starts counting 600 million votes, Modi looks at second term

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May 23, 2019 09:27 am

India began counting hundreds of millions of votes in its general election on Thursday, with a coalition led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party already preparing to f...


Indonesia to limit social media features to prevent hoaxes: minister

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May 22, 2019 04:36 pm

Indonesia will partially block social media to prevent the spread of hoaxes after violence in the capital, Jakarta, following the announcement of official election results, the ...




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