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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 12:04 pm 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 4:11 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 ...