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December 13, 2017 8:34 am gmt |
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Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the state memorial ceremony in China’s eastern city of Nanjing on Wednesday (Today) to mark the 80th anniversary of Nanjing Massacre. Thousands of people, including veterans, survivors and victims’ families attended the ceremony which started at 10:00...
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December 12, 2017 5:47 am gmt |
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The EU’s foreign policy chief says there is “full EU unity” in support of Jerusalem becoming the capital of both Israel and a future Palestinian state. Federica Mogherini said the bloc’s member states would not recognise the city as Israel’s capital before a final status...
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December 11, 2017 4:10 am gmt |
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Hundreds of Islamists rallied in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi on Sunday (December 10) to condemn the U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Around 400 protesters belonging to Difa-e-Pakistan Council rallied on the streets of Karachi, chanting “Death to America&...
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December 11, 2017 4:09 am gmt |
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The leader of the group that won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize said on Saturday (December 9) that nuclear weapons were “relics” and that the prize money would be used to campaign for a U.N. Treaty prohibiting them. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awa...
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December 10, 2017 12:36 pm gmt |
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More than 7,000 people dressed as Santa Claus ran through central Madrid on Sunday (December 10) in a charity race to raise money for cancer patients. Sacrificing comfort for a good cause, racegoers donned red robes, Santa hats and billowing white beards to run 5 km along Madrid’s famous Paseo ...
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December 10, 2017 4:11 am gmt |
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The United States is disqualified as Middle East peace broker, says Palestinian U.N. envoy. Speaking to a United Nations Security Council meeting on Friday (December 8), Palestinian U.N. Observer Riyad Mansour said, “The U.S. decision to reward Israelis impunity undermines and essentially disqu...
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December 9, 2017 4:12 am gmt |
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Tens of thousands attended France’s Lyon famous magic Lights Festival or “Fete des Lumieres” on Thursday (December 7) to watch giant neon flowers or a fountain turned into an illuminated clock. This year, the festival will be back in its usual four-days format. It was cancelled in 2...
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December 8, 2017 3:39 am gmt |
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President Donald Trump has announced that the US now recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, overturning decades of official US policy. Mr Trump described the move as “a long overdue step” to advance the Middle East peace process. The fate of the ancient city is one of the thornie...
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December 6, 2017 5:49 am gmt |
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US President Donald Trump will unilaterally recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, senior administration officials say. But the officials said Mr Trump would not immediately move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The news comes ahead of an expected speech by Mr Trump on Wednesday. Ar...
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December 5, 2017 11:48 am gmt |
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A Spanish judge has withdrawn an international arrest warrant for the former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and four other ministers. They fled to Belgium a month ago after declaring unilateral independence in a referendum ruled illegal by Spain. Despite the withdrawal, the judge said they still...
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December 4, 2017 4:27 am gmt |
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Pope Francis on Sunday (December 3) said he was praying for a peaceful solution to the electoral crisis in Honduras. A contested presidential election in the poor Central American country has triggered looting and protests. At least three people have died and hundreds have been arrested. Conducting h...
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December 4, 2017 4:26 am gmt |
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Pope Francis on Saturday (December 2) urged world leaders to turn back from the brink of possible human annihilation, saying the policy of stockpiling ever more sophisticated nuclear weapons had become “irrational”. The pope made his comments to reporters aboard the plane taking him back ...
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December 3, 2017 4:18 am gmt |
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Pope Francis had an emotional meeting with Muslim refugees from Myanmar in Bangladesh on Friday (December 1) and used the word Rohingya to describe them for the first time on his Asian trip, calling for them to be respected. The encounter took place at an inter-religious peace meeting on his first fu...
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December 2, 2017 3:58 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump took part in their first National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Thursday (November 30) evening. Trump led a crowd in President’s Park on The Ellipse in a countdown before first lady Melania Trump hit the button t...
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December 1, 2017 12:27 pm gmt |
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Pope Francis celebrated a huge outdoor Mass on Friday (December 1) to ordain new priests from Bangladesh on his first full day in the country where he is due to meet Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar later in the day. More than 100,000 people attended the Mass in Dhaka’s Suhrawardy Udyan Pa...