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December 11, 2018 9:47 am gmt |
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The United States said on Monday it had sanctioned three North Korean officials, including a top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, for serious human rights abuses and censorship. The U.S. Treasury named the men as Ryong Hae Choe, an aide close to Kim who leads the Workers’ Party of Korea Organ...
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November 30, 2018 4:31 am gmt |
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The United Nations is “working hard to ensure the start of meaningful peace talks in Yemen” before the end of the year, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday (November 29). Speaking in Buenos Aires ahead of the start of the Group of 20 summit of industrialised nations, ...
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November 23, 2018 9:52 am gmt |
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Gunmen have killed at least four people in an attack on the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani port city of Karachi. Gunshots were heard at about 09:30 local time (04:30 GMT) outside the consulate in the upmarket Clifton area. Police shot dead three attackers. Separatist militants who oppose Chinese ...
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November 20, 2018 9:26 am gmt |
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A US federal judge has blocked an order issued by President Donald Trump to deny asylum to migrants crossing the southern US border illegally. US District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco issued the temporary restraining order after hearing arguments by civil rights groups. Mr Trump signed the order ...
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November 11, 2018 3:20 am gmt |
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At least ten people were killed in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday morning after a landslide in the Niteroi area outside the city’s downtown, officials reported. According to rescuers, nine homes and a local business were affected by the landslide following days of heavy rain. 11 people have been re...
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November 8, 2018 3:09 am gmt |
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Madagascar voted on Wednesday (November 7) for a president to tackle unemployment, poverty and corruption on the Indian Ocean island, with the incumbent and two former heads of state leading a field of 36 contenders. Early results are expected from Thursday (November 8), but with so many standing, fe...
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November 1, 2018 3:16 am gmt |
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A judge in Peru has ordered that opposition leader Keiko Fujimori spend three years in jail while she awaits trial for corruption. Judge Richard Concepción said there was a high risk of Ms Fujimori fleeing Peru. Ms Fujimori has been accused of taking $1.2m (£940,000) in bribes from the Brazilian cons...
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October 31, 2018 3:04 am gmt |
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday (Tuesday) called for a cessation of hostilities in Yemen and said U.N.-led negotiations to end the civil war should begin next month. In a statement, Pompeo said missile strikes by Iran-allied Houthi rebels against Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirate...
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October 30, 2018 3:11 am gmt |
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The Indonesian jet which crashed shortly after take-off had suffered instrument problems the day before, according to a technical log obtained. A technical log from a flight from Bali to Jakarta the day before (Sunday) said an instrument was “unreliable” and the pilot had to hand over to ...
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October 29, 2018 3:01 am gmt |
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A Lion Air Boeing 737 passenger plane has come down after taking off from Jakarta, say Indonesian officials. Flight JT-610 was on a scheduled flight from the Indonesian capital to Pangkal Pinang, the main city in the Bangka Belitung Islands. It lost contact with ground control a few minutes after tak...
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October 28, 2018 2:45 am gmt |
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Eleven people have been killed, officials say, in a gun attack on a synagogue in the US city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The gunman, who opened fire as the Tree of Life synagogue held a service, was later taken into custody. President Donald Trump said “a lot of people” had been killed a...
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October 25, 2018 2:48 am gmt |
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President Donald Trump has called on people to be more civil in politics, after a series of suspected explosives were sent to high-profile US figures. He was speaking after parcels were sent to CNN and top Democrats, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. None of the packages exploded. The FBI h...
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October 24, 2018 3:09 am gmt |
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US President Donald Trump has called Saudi Arabia’s response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi “the worst cover-up ever”. He added that whoever organised the plot “should be in big trouble”. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, shortly afterwards, that the US &...
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October 23, 2018 3:20 am gmt |
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A senior US official has held talks with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince in Riyadh, despite growing concern over the Saudis’ role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met Mohammed bin Salman on Monday. Turkish officials say Mr Khashoggi was murdere...
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October 22, 2018 3:13 am gmt |
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Saudi Arabia says that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, blaming a “rogue operation” for a killing that has sparked an international outcry. Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News the act was a “tremendous mistake” and denied the influential crown prince ordered ...
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October 21, 2018 2:45 am gmt |
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The US will withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty with Russia, President Donald Trump has confirmed. Speaking to reporters, Mr Trump said Russia had “violated” the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty. The deal banned ground-launched medium-range missiles, with a ...
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October 18, 2018 2:52 am gmt |
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The US has asked Turkey for a recording said to provide strong evidence that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at Istanbul’s Saudi consulate. “We have asked for it, if it exists,” President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House. Mr Khashoggi has not been seen sinc...
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October 17, 2018 3:04 am gmt |
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Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis. The nationwide market for cannabis opened Wednesday at midnight amid lingering questions about the impact on health, the law and public safety. Preparations included mailings to 15m households ...
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October 16, 2018 2:56 am gmt |
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Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, has died aged 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He had revealed the disease’s return only two weeks ago, after previously being treated for it in 2009. He had said he and his doctors were “optimistic” about treatment. His Mi...