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March 29, 2017 6:11 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday (March 28) to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations that his administration says is hobbling oil drillers and coal miners, a move environmental groups have vowed to take to court. The decree’s main target is former P...
In World
March 28, 2017 12:16 pm gmt |
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan on Tuesday as part of his visit to the Arab country. During his visit, Guterres is also expected to attend the one-day Arab summit, which will be held in the Dead Sea on Wednesday. “While in Jordan, he is expected to ...
In Australia
March 28, 2017 6:24 am gmt |
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Towns along Queensland’s coast have been hit hard as Cyclone Debbie made landfall on Tuesday (March 28). Yachts at Airlie Beach particularly bore the brunt of the storm as they were buffeted by high winds, heavy rain and a tidal surge. The cyclone was upgraded overnight to a category four storm...
In Middle East
March 27, 2017 11:58 am gmt |
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The Islamic State (IS) militants have reportedly taken nearly 200 children hostage in west Mosul in order to use them as human shields to resist the Iraqi forces’ advance on the IS-held areas in the city. The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights reported that 197 children have been taken hostage by the...
In World
March 27, 2017 7:38 am gmt |
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Eight people are feared dead and two were in critical condition on Monday (March 27) after an avalanche hit a group of high school students and teachers climbing in central Japan. It was not immediately clear how many of the victims were students, an official said. The avalanche occurred on Monday mo...
In Latest Stories
March 27, 2017 6:02 am gmt |
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A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters have captured a strategic air base from ISIL in northern Syria in the first major victory for the group since the US airlifted the forces behind enemy lines last week. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Sunday that they...
In World
March 26, 2017 7:53 am gmt |
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Six people – two police officers and four civilians – have been killed in twin bombings in north-eastern Bangladesh, officials say. The blasts in Sylhet occurred near an apartment building where commandoes have been trying to flush out a group of suspected Islamist militants. Earlier many...
In Latest Stories
March 26, 2017 7:52 am gmt |
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Carrie Lam has been elected as Hong Kong’s new leader, becoming the first woman to hold the top job. Her victory was predicted as she had Beijing’s support. Hong Kong’s chief executive is chosen by a committee heavily made up of pro-Beijing electors, rather than by holding a public ...
In America
March 25, 2017 10:12 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday (March 24) that healthcare legislation he supported had been “very, very close” to getting enough support in the House of Representatives and that now he probably would move on to tax reform. Speaking in the Oval Office after a stinging defeat, T...
In Latest Stories
March 24, 2017 9:31 am gmt |
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Five migrants were found dead in the sea off Libya on Thursday after the boats they were traveling in sank, likely carrying hundreds more to their deaths, an aid organization said. Proactiva Open Arms, one of several groups operating in the area, said it was notified that an inflatable boat was sinki...
In Latest Stories
March 23, 2017 4:17 am gmt |
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Four people were killed and at least 20 injured in London on Wednesday (March 22) after a car ploughed into pedestrians and an attacker stabbed a policeman close to the British parliament, in what police called a terrorist incident. The dead included the assailant and the policeman he stabbed, while ...
In Latest Stories
March 22, 2017 6:57 am gmt |
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South Korean defence officials said a North Korean missile launch had failed but it was unclear how many were fired or what exactly was being tested. South Korea’s military said that the North’s missile launch ended in failure without elaborating further. Earlier this month, North Korea f...
In Middle East
March 21, 2017 9:20 am gmt |
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A car bomb exploded in the Iraqi capital on Monday, killing at least 23 people and wounding 45 others in a mainly Shia district in southwestern Baghdad. The attack – as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met US President Donald Trump in Washington, DC – targeted a busy commercial district of ...
In America
March 21, 2017 6:39 am gmt |
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Passengers traveling on certain U.S.-bound foreign airline flights will have to check electronic devices larger than a cell phone once U.S. authorities formalize a new ban in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, U.S. officials said on Monday (March 20). The new rule is expected to be announce...
In Latest Stories
March 20, 2017 4:51 am gmt |
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Syrian rebel groups launched a surprise attack on government forces on the eastern outskirts of Damascus on Sunday, according to opposition groups, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Syrian state media. Clashes broke out in the Syrian capital, which has not seen such attacks in months, if no...