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 2019-02-15 09:49 

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Spanish PM calls snap polls after budget defeat...

Spain's prime minister on Friday called an early general election for April 28, the third in less than four years, after his draft budget was rejected in parliament over the Catalan secession crisis.The global network of Agence France-Presse covers 15...

 2019-02-15 09:32 

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Myanmar court sentences two to death for Muslim lawyer's murder...

Two people were sentenced to death by a Myanmar court Friday for the murder of a Muslim lawyer and Aung San Suu Kyi advisor, after a drawn-out trial backlit by allegations of impunity with a main suspect still at large.The global network of Agence France-...

 2019-02-15 09:32 

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Spanish PM calls snap polls after budget defeat...

Spain's prime minister on Friday called an early general election for April 28, the third in less than four years, after his draft budget was rejected in parliament over the Catalan secession crisis.The global network of Agence France-Presse covers 15...

 2019-02-15 08:47 

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US Treasury Sec Mnuchin calls China trade talks 'productive'...

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the United States had "productive" talks with China over their trade dispute after negotiations in Beijing ended Friday with no sign that any concrete progress had been made.The global network of Agence Franc...

 2019-02-15 08:47 

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Myanmar court sentences two to death for Muslim lawyer's murder...

Two people were sentenced to death by a Myanmar court Friday for the murder of a Muslim lawyer and Aung San Suu Kyi advisor, after a drawn-out trial backlit by allegations of impunity with a main suspect still at large.The global network of Agence France-...

 2019-02-15 08:46 

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US Treasury Sec Mnuchin calls China trade talks 'productive'...

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the United States had "productive" talks with China over their trade dispute after negotiations in Beijing ended Friday with no sign that any concrete progress had been made.The global network of Agence Franc...

 2019-02-15 08:46 

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India vows 'heavy price' after Kashmir attack kills dozens...

India and Pakistan's troubled ties risked taking a dangerous new turn on Friday as New Delhi accused Islamabad of harbouring militants behind one of the deadliest attacks in three decades of bloodshed in Indian-administered Kashmir.The global network ...

 2019-02-15 08:15 

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Trump company ditches plans for new hotels: NYT...

The company overseeing President Donald Trump's business dealings has dropped plans to develop two new lines of hotels, citing what it calls a hostile political climate, The New York Times reported Thursday.The global network of Agence France-Presse c...

 2019-02-15 08:15 

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India vows 'heavy price' after Kashmir attack kills dozens...

India and Pakistan's troubled ties risked taking a dangerous new turn on Friday as New Delhi accused Islamabad of harbouring militants behind one of the deadliest attacks in three decades of bloodshed in Indian-administered Kashmir.The global network ...

 2019-02-15 07:48 

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Myanmar court sentences two to death for Muslim lawyer's murder...

A Myanmar court Friday sentenced two people to death for the murder of a Muslim lawyer and Aung San Suu Kyi advisor, after a drawn-out trial backlit by allegations of impunity with a main suspect still at large.The global network of Agence France-Presse c...

 2019-02-15 07:48 

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Trump company ditches plans for new hotels: NYT...

The company overseeing President Donald Trump's business dealings has dropped plans to develop two new lines of hotels, citing what it calls a hostile political climate, The New York Times reported Thursday.The global network of Agence France-Presse c...

 2019-02-15 07:45 

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India vows 'heavy price' after deadly Kashmir attack...

India and Pakistan's troubled ties risked taking a dangerous new turn on Friday as New Delhi accused Islamabad of harbouring militants behind the deadliest bombing in three decades of bloodshed in Indian-administered Kashmir.The global network of Agen...

 2019-02-15 07:45 

AFP

Myanmar court sentences two to death for Muslim lawyer's murder...

A Myanmar court Friday sentenced two people to death for the murder of a Muslim lawyer and Aung San Suu Kyi advisor, after a drawn-out trial backlit by allegations of impunity with a main suspect still at large.The global network of Agence France-Presse c...

 2019-02-15 07:10 

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Japan to recognise indigenous Ainu people for first time...

Japan's government introduced a bill Friday to recognise the country's ethnic Ainu minority as an "indigenous" people for the first time, after decades of discrimination against the group.The global network of Agence France-Presse covers 1...

 2019-02-15 07:10 

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India vows 'heavy price' after deadly Kashmir attack...

India and Pakistan's troubled ties risked taking a dangerous new turn on Friday as New Delhi accused Islamabad of harbouring militants behind the deadliest bombing in three decades of bloodshed in Indian-administered Kashmir.The global network of Agen...

 2019-02-15 07:09 

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Ex-Goldman banker facing 1MDB charges agrees to US extradition...

An ex-Goldman Sachs banker accused of involvement in the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal has agreed to be extradited from Malaysia to the United States to face charges, his lawyers said Friday.The global network of Agence France-Presse covers 151 countr...

 2019-02-15 07:09 

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Japan to recognise indigenous Ainu people for first time...

Japan's government introduced a bill Friday to recognise the country's ethnic Ainu minority as an "indigenous" people for the first time, after decades of discrimination against the group.The global network of Agence France-Presse covers 1...

 2019-02-15 07:02 

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Fears flood water runoff could 'smother' Barrier Reef...

Runoff from recent floods in northern Australia is flowing onto parts of the Barrier Reef, scientists said Friday, starving coral of light and providing fodder for the predatory crown-of-thorns starfish.The global network of Agence France-Presse covers 15...

 2019-02-15 07:02 

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Fears flood water runoff could 'smother' Barrier Reef...

Runoff from recent floods in northern Australia is flowing onto parts of the Barrier Reef, scientists said Friday, starving coral of light and providing fodder for the predatory crown-of-thorns starfish.The global network of Agence France-Presse covers 15...

 2019-02-15 07:02 

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Ex-Goldman banker facing 1MDB charges agrees to US extradition...

An ex-Goldman Sachs banker accused of involvement in the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal has agreed to be extradited from Malaysia to the United States to face charges, his lawyers said Friday.The global network of Agence France-Presse covers 151 countr...

 2019-02-15 07:02 

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US judge rules against butterfly sanctuary opposed to Trump's wall...

A US judge ruled Thursday against a butterfly sanctuary that had sued to keep President Donald Trump's proposed border wall from cutting the refuge in two.The global network of Agence France-Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to share or a qu...

 2019-02-15 04:44 

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Taliban confront fake news and social media in propaganda war...

Fighting "fake" news, wrestling with social media, and deploying an intern army -- the Taliban's sprawling propaganda machine embraces modernity even as the group vows to enforce Islamist controls on journalists if it returns to power.The glob...

 2019-02-15 04:44 

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US judge rules against butterfly sanctuary opposed to Trump's wall...

A US judge ruled Thursday against a butterfly sanctuary that had sued to keep President Donald Trump's proposed border wall from cutting the refuge in two.The global network of Agence France-Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to share or a qu...

 2019-02-15 03:37 

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Desperate Venezuelans sneak across Colombia border to peddle scrap...

In the thick vegetation along the Colombian border, bands of Venezuelans make their way unseen, puffing under the heavy loads of scrap metal on their backs like leaf-cutter ants, covered in filth and trying to make enough money to simply survive. The glob...

 2019-02-15 03:37 

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In America, high-speed train travel is off track...

California's suspension this week of a high-speed rail project underscores the up-hill battle the modern mode of transport faces in the United States -- including myriad cultural, political and economic obstacles.The global network of Agence France-Pr...

 2019-02-15 03:37 

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Desperate Venezuelans sneak across Colombia border to peddle scrap...

In the thick vegetation along the Colombian border, bands of Venezuelans make their way unseen, puffing under the heavy loads of scrap metal on their backs like leaf-cutter ants, covered in filth and trying to make enough money to simply survive. The glob...

 2019-02-15 03:37 

AFP

Taliban confront fake news and social media in propaganda war...

Fighting "fake" news, wrestling with social media, and deploying an intern army -- the Taliban's sprawling propaganda machine embraces modernity even as the group vows to enforce Islamist controls on journalists if it returns to power.The glob...

 2019-02-15 03:31 

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Trump puts on weight, but in 'very good health:' doctor...

President Donald Trump is technically obese and has put on weight since last year, but his official doctor declared him Thursday to be in "very good health."The global network of Agence France-Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to share o...

 2019-02-15 03:31 

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In America, high-speed train travel is off track...

California's suspension this week of a high-speed rail project underscores the up-hill battle the modern mode of transport faces in the United States -- including myriad cultural, political and economic obstacles.The global network of Agence France-Pr...

 2019-02-15 02:50 

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Spieth, Kang share lead at rainy Riviera as Woods waits...

Three-time major-winner Jordan Spieth and South Korean Kang Sung topped the leaderboard Thursday when darkness halted play in the weather-hit Genesis Open, where tournament host Tiger Woods never even got to tee off.The global network of Agence France-Pre...

 2019-02-15 02:28 

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Parkland school shooting victims remembered one year later...

Students, parents and politicians marked the first anniversary of the Valentine's Day shooting at a Florida high school Thursday with somber tributes, prayers and calls for action.The global network of Agence France-Presse covers 151 countriesIf you h...

 2019-02-15 02:28 

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Trump puts on weight, but in 'very good health:' doctor...

President Donald Trump is technically obese and has put on weight since last year, but his official doctor declared him Thursday to be in "very good health."The global network of Agence France-Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to share o...

 2019-02-15 02:11 

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Trump plans 'emergency' to fund wall as Congress moves to avert shutdown...

President Donald Trump plans to declare a national emergency to fund his controversial border wall, the White House said Thursday, a move that alarmed US lawmakers shortly before they passed legislation to avert a government shutdown.The global network of...

 2019-02-15 02:11 

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Parkland school shooting victims remembered one year later...

Students, parents and politicians marked the first anniversary of the Valentine's Day shooting at a Florida high school Thursday with somber tributes, prayers and calls for action.The global network of Agence France-Presse covers 151 countriesIf you h...

 2019-02-15 01:58 

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Vlhova sets up Shiffrin slalom showdown...

Newly-crowned world giant slalom champion Petra Vlhova has predicted a long rivalry with US star Mikaela Shiffrin, the pair saying that every race had now become a dogfight as the level of competition continues to rise.The global network of Agence France-...

 2019-02-15 01:47 

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Lovesick on Valentine's? Museum of broken hearts has the antidote...

Forget romantic dinners and roses, the place to be on Valentine's Day is Zagreb's Museum of Broken Relationships, a paean to personal objects and stories of heartbreak.The global network of Agence France-Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news...

 2019-02-15 01:47 

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Trump plans 'emergency' to fund wall as Congress moves to avert shutdown...

President Donald Trump plans to declare a national emergency to fund his controversial border wall, the White House said Thursday, a move that alarmed US lawmakers shortly before they passed legislation to avert a government shutdown.The global network of...

 2019-02-15 01:46 

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Lovesick on Valentine's? Museum of broken hearts has the antidote...

Forget romantic dinners and roses, the place to be on Valentine's Day is Zagreb's Museum of Broken Relationships, a paean to personal objects and stories of heartbreak.The global network of Agence France-Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news...

 2019-02-15 01:46 

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NASA heading back to Moon soon, and this time to stay...

NASA is accelerating plans to return Americans to the Moon, and this time, the US space agency says it will be there to stay. The global network of Agence France-Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to share or a question, comment or suggestion, co...

 2019-02-15 01:45 

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Ex-Coca-Cola engineer charged with stealing secrets for Chinese firm...

A former senior engineer at Coca-Cola was indicted Thursday in Tennessee for stealing trade secrets worth an estimated $120 million to give to a Chinese company, the Justice Department announced.The global network of Agence France-Presse covers 151 countr...

 2019-02-15 01:45 

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NASA heading back to Moon soon, and this time to stay...

NASA is accelerating plans to return Americans to the Moon, and this time, the US space agency says it will be there to stay. The global network of Agence France-Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to share or a question, comment or suggestion, co...

 2019-02-15 01:43 

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Chelsea edge out Malmo as Arsenal suffer Europa League setback...

Chelsea claimed a 2-1 victory at Malmo in the Europa League last-32 first leg on Thursday to ease some of the pressure on beleaguered coach Maurizio Sarri, while Arsenal suffered a shock loss to BATE Borisov.The global network of Agence France-Presse cove...

 2019-02-15 01:43 

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Ex-Coca-Cola engineer charged with stealing secrets for Chinese firm...

A former senior engineer at Coca-Cola was indicted Thursday in Tennessee for stealing trade secrets worth an estimated $120 million to give to a Chinese company, the Justice Department announced.The global network of Agence France-Presse covers 151 countr...

 2019-02-15 01:43 

AFP

Vlhova sets up Shiffrin slalom showdown...

Newly-crowned world giant slalom champion Petra Vlhova has predicted a long rivalry with US star Mikaela Shiffrin, the pair saying that every race had now become a dogfight as the level of competition continues to rise.The global network of Agence France-...

 2019-02-14 23:58 

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Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay to present joint 2030 World Cup bid...

Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay are to submit a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup, Chile's President Sebastian Pinera announced on Thursday.The global network of Agence France-Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to share or a questio...

 2019-02-14 23:58 

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Chelsea edge out Malmo as Arsenal suffer Europa League setback...

Chelsea claimed a 2-1 victory at Malmo in the Europa League last-32 first leg on Thursday to ease some of the pressure on beleaguered coach Maurizio Sarri, while Arsenal suffered a shock loss to BATE Borisov.The global network of Agence France-Presse cove...

 2019-02-14 23:58 

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Bordeaux banking on Radradra-Tamanivalu magic for Top14 play-off spot...

Stand-out Fijian centre Semi Radradra is part of a potentially thrilling midfield combination with ex-All Black Seta Tamanivalu on which Bordeaux-Begles are banking to guide them into a Top 14 play-off spot.The global network of Agence France-Presse cover...

 2019-02-14 23:51 

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War kills over 100,000 babies a year: Save the Children...

At least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and its impact, from hunger to denial of aid, Save the Children International said on Friday.The global network of Agence France-Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to share or a que...

 2019-02-14 23:51 

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Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay to present joint 2030 World Cup bid...

Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay are to submit a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup, Chile's President Sebastian Pinera announced on Thursday.The global network of Agence France-Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to share or a questio...

 2019-02-14 23:15 

AFP

Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay to present joint 2030 World Cup bid...

Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay are to submit a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup, Chile's President Sebastian Pinera announced on Thursday.The global network of Agence France-Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to share or a questio...

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