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 2018-01-22 12:04 

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No end to eyesores at Taj Mahal as repair work drags on...

Tourist Muskan Mahuwakar pictured the Taj Mahal as a dazzling vision of symmetry and beauty but upon reaching the monument, she -- like thousands of other visitors -- was disappointed to find it covered in scaffolding, its once white marble now yellowing ...

 2018-01-22 12:03 

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Cool Federer joins stuttering Kerber in quarters...

Ice-cool Roger Federer roared into an Australian Open quarter-final with Tomas Berdych Monday as former champion Angelique Kerber stuttered into an enticing clash with Madison Keys.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have...

 2018-01-22 11:42 

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Rohingya repatriation won't begin Tuesday as planned: Bangladesh...

The repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar due to begin Tuesday will be delayed, a Bangladesh official said, citing the huge task of preparing transit centres and approving lists of returnees.The global network of Agence Fra...

 2018-01-22 11:38 

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Pence set for warm Israeli welcome, Palestinian snub...

US Vice President Mike Pence will meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and address Israel's parliament Monday on a visit that will see him snubbed by the Palestinians, deeply angered by the White House's Jerusalem policy.The global network of Ag...

 2018-01-22 11:23 

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Kabul hotel attack toll at least 22: officials...

At least 22 people are now known to have died when Taliban militants slaughtered guests at a luxury Kabul hotel, Afghan officials said Monday, as fears grew that the attackers may have had inside help. The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151...

 2018-01-22 11:17 

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Abbas seeks EU support for Palestinians amid row with US...

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas will seek EU support in Brussels on Monday amid bitter acrimony with the United States, but he looks unlikely to get much the in way of concrete commitments.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf ...

 2018-01-22 11:16 

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Ecuador president calls Julian Assange a 'problem'...

The president of Ecuador Lenin Moreno on Sunday described WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as an "inherited problem" that has created "more than a nuisance" for his government.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countries...

 2018-01-22 11:15 

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George Weah to be sworn in with Liberian hopes sky-high...

Former international footballer George Weah will be sworn in as Liberia's new president on Monday, a landmark moment that marks the troubled country's first peaceful democratic transition since 1944.The global network of Agence France Presse cover...

 2018-01-22 11:13 

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Cool Federer joins stuttering Kerber in quarters...

Ice-cool Roger Federer roared into an Australian Open quarter-final with Tomas Berdych Monday as former champion Angelique Kerber stuttered into an enticing clash with Madison Keys.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have...

 2018-01-22 11:08 

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Amazon to open first cashierless shop to public on Monday...

Online giant Amazon on Monday plans to open a convenience store in Seattle where hungry customers will be able to grab sandwiches and go, without having to wait in line or use a checkout.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf yo...

 2018-01-22 11:04 

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Vietnam oil exec 'kidnapped' from Germany gets life for graft...

A Vietnamese former state oil executive who was allegedly kidnapped from Germany was jailed for life on Monday for embezzlement, in the highest-profile corruption trial to target the Communist country's business and political elite.The global network ...

 2018-01-22 10:44 

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US shutdown extends into Monday as crunch vote delayed...

Hundreds of thousands of US federal employees will stay home without pay Monday after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on ending a government shutdown before the start of the working week.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countri...

 2018-01-22 09:59 

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Vietnam oil exec 'kidnapped' from Germany gets life for graft...

A Vietnamese former state oil executive who was allegedly kidnapped from Germany was on Monday jailed for life for embezzlement, in the highest-profile corruption trial to target the Communist country's business and political elite.The global network ...

 2018-01-22 09:11 

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Vietnam oil exec 'kidnapped' from Germany gets life for graft...

A Vietnamese former state oil executive who was allegedly kidnapped from Germany was on Monday jailed for life for embezzlement, in the highest-profile corruption trial to target the Communist country's business and political elite.The global network ...

 2018-01-22 09:08 

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Kerber and Keys set up Australian Open quarter-final as Berdych fires up...

Angelique Kerber and Madison Keys set up an enticing Australian Open quarter-final Monday, with one roaring through and the other having to dig deep to stay in the title hunt.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news ...

 2018-01-22 08:58 

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Barrier Reef funding boost to tackle predatory starfish...

A multimillion-dollar campaign to stop the predatory crown-of-thorns starfish devouring the Great Barrier Reef was announced by the Australian government Monday in a push to preserve the World Heritage-listed ecosystem.The global network of Agence France ...

 2018-01-22 08:57 

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Federer aims for 14th Aussie quarter-final...

Angelique Kerber and Madison Keys set up an enticing Australian Open quarter-final Monday, with one roaring through and the other having to dig deep to stay in the title hunt.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news ...

 2018-01-22 07:55 

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Patriots will defend Super Bowl crown against Eagles...

Defending champion New England booked a third Super Bowl trip in four seasons Sunday, edging Jacksonville 24-20 to reach an NFL championship showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you hav...

 2018-01-22 07:11 

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US shutdown extended as crunch vote delayed...

US lawmakers failed to reach an agreement Sunday on ending a government shutdown before the start of the working week as they postponed a crunch vote in the Senate despite marathon negotiations.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countri...

 2018-01-22 07:09 

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Patriots beat Jaguars 24-20, advance to Super Bowl...

Defending champion New England reached the Super Bowl for the third time in four seasons Sunday, edging Jacksonville 24-20 to book an NFL championship showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countries...

 2018-01-22 06:21 

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Facebook to train 65,000 in French job schemes...

Facebook said Monday that it will train 65,000 French people in digital skills in free schemes to help women set up businesses and the long-term unemployed get back to work.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to...

 2018-01-22 05:42 

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Macron hosts 140 CEOs in pre-Davos charm offensive...

President Emmanuel Macron's campaign for a "French Renaissance" kicks into overdrive Monday as he welcomes 140 multinational business leaders before this week's jamboree of the rich and powerful in Davos.The global network of Agence France...

 2018-01-22 05:42 

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Abbas to ask EU to recognise Palestinian state: minister...

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas will ask the EU to officially recognise the state of Palestine when he meets foreign ministers from the bloc on Monday, a senior official told AFP Sunday.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you...

 2018-01-22 05:42 

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Union anger after fresh attack on French prison guards...

Two prison guards were hospitalised on Sunday after being assaulted with a table leg by an inmate at a jail in northern France, the latest in a spate of prison attacks that has led to nationwide strike action.The global network of Agence France Presse cov...

 2018-01-22 05:13 

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Facebook to train 65,000 in French job schemes...

Facebook said Monday that it will train 65,000 French people in digital skills in free schemes to help women set up businesses and the long-term unemployed get back to work.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to...

 2018-01-22 05:13 

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Uggs, pigs and tartan: the big trends at men's Paris fashion week...

Thigh-high Ugg boots, post-Weinstein men paraded as dogs, pigs and dinosaurs and a tartan army of plaids and check -- as Paris men's fashion week ends Sunday, we look back on the big trends and talking points:The global network of Agence France Presse...

 2018-01-22 05:11 

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Russians challenge doping ban at sports court...

Dozens of Russian athletes banned by the International Olympic Committee for life over doping will seek to overturn their punishment from Monday at the world's top sports court.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have...

 2018-01-22 04:20 

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Lawmakers to vote on pulling US 'back from brink' on shutdown...

The top senator from US President Donald Trump's party urged lawmakers to "step back from the brink" as they gathered Sunday for a vote to keep the government shutdown from stretching into the coming work week.The global network of Agence Fran...

 2018-01-22 04:11 

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Richest one percent made 82% of wealth created last year: Oxfam...

The world's richest one percent raked in 82 percent of the wealth created last year while the poorest half of the population received none, Oxfam said Monday, as the world's elite prepared to mingle at the World Economic Forum in Davos.The global ...

 2018-01-22 03:04 

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Real defy crisis talk as Barca extend lead...

Real Madrid moved back into the top four of La Liga by thumping lowly Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 on Sunday, with Cristiano Ronaldo ending a miserable run of league form with a late double.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you ...

 2018-01-22 02:43 

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Six dead in DR Congo protest crackdown: UN...

Six people were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, the UN said, as the authorities cracked down on a banned protest against President Joseph Kabila.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to share...

 2018-01-22 01:59 

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Real Madrid defy crisis talk as Barcelona extend lead...

Real Madrid moved back into the top four of La Liga by thumping lowly Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 on Sunday, with Cristiano Ronaldo ending a miserable run of league form with a late double.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you ...

 2018-01-22 01:09 

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Federer aims for 14th Aussie quarter-final...

Defending champion Roger Federer takes aim at an incredible 14th Australian Open quarter-final Monday when he faces one-time training partner Marton Fucsovics, while Novak Djokovic looks to reach his 10th.The global network of Agence France Presse covers ...

 2018-01-22 00:45 

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Lawmakers to vote on pulling US 'back from brink' on shutdown...

The top senator from US President Donald Trump's party urged lawmakers to "step back from the brink" as they gathered Sunday for a crunch vote to keep the government shutdown from stretching into the coming work week.The global network of Agen...

 2018-01-22 00:10 

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Turkey gave US heads-up on Syria operation: Mattis...

Turkey gave Washington advance warning before launching an operation against US-allied Syrian Kurdish forces, and Ankara has "legitimate" security concerns in the area, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday.The global network of Agence France P...

 2018-01-22 00:09 

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Lawmakers to vote on pulling US 'back from brink' on shutdown...

The top senator from US President Donald Trump's party urged lawmakers to "step back from the brink" as they gathered Sunday for a crunch vote to keep the government shutdown from stretching into the coming work week.The global network of Agen...

 2018-01-21 23:34 

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Six dead in DR Congo protest crackdown: UN...

Six people were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, the UN said, as the authorities cracked down on a banned protest against President Joseph Kabila.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to share...

 2018-01-21 23:28 

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Pence arrives in Israel as Trump's Jerusalem move reverberates...

US Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Israel on Sunday for a visit that will see him warmly welcomed by Israeli leaders but snubbed by the Palestinians, deeply angered by the White House's Jerusalem policy.The global network of Agence France Presse ...

 2018-01-21 23:24 

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Tens of thousands join Greek protest over Macedonia name row...

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of northern Greece's biggest city Thessaloniki on Sunday, police said, in a long-running row between Athens and Skopje over the use of the name Macedonia.The global network of Agence France Presse covers...

 2018-01-21 23:00 

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Six Ukrainians among 18 dead in Taliban attack on Kabul hotel...

Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul and killed at least 18 people, most of them foreigners, sparking a 12-hour battle with Afghan forces backed by Norwegian troops that left terrified guests scrambling to escape.The global network of Agence France Pres...

 2018-01-21 22:32 

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Germany's centre-left backs formal coalition talks with Merkel...

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats voted Sunday to begin formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, bringing Europe's top economy a step closer to a new government after months of deadlock.The global network of A...

 2018-01-21 22:27 

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'Pray for me': Kabul hotel guest's plea during siege...

As gunmen went on a night-time rampage through Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, Aziz Tayeb posted a desperate plea on Facebook: "Pray for me. I may die." The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have new...

 2018-01-21 22:07 

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Real Madrid defy crisis talk with Deportivo hammering...

Real Madrid moved back into the top four of La Liga by thumping lowly La Coruna 7-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, with Cristiano Ronaldo ending a miserable run of league form with a late double.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 c...

 2018-01-21 21:44 

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Turkish tanks roll into Syria to fight Kurdish militia...

Turkish troops and tanks entered Syria on Sunday to push an offensive against Kurdish militia as rockets hit border towns in apparent retaliation and the United States urged Ankara to show restraint.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 co...

 2018-01-21 20:53 

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Six dead in DR Congo protest crackdown: UN...

Six people were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, the UN said, as the authorities cracked down on a banned protest against President Joseph Kabila.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to share...

 2018-01-21 20:37 

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Turkish tanks roll into Syria to fight Kurdish militia...

Turkish troops and tanks entered Syria on Sunday to push an offensive against Kurdish militia as France warned over the risks of the operation and rockets hit border towns in apparent retaliation.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 count...

 2018-01-21 20:16 

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Germany's centre-left backs formal coalition talks with Merkel...

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats voted Sunday to begin formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, bringing Europe's top economy a step closer to a new government after months of deadlock.The global network of A...

 2018-01-21 20:05 

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Trump lashes out ahead of vote to end shutdown...

President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack on his opponents ahead of a new effort in the bitterly divided US Congress to end a budget impasse before hundreds of thousands of federal workers are forced to start the workweek at home without pay.The glob...

 2018-01-21 19:55 

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Tens of thousands join Greek protest over Macedonia name row...

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of northern Greece's biggest city Thessaloniki on Sunday, police said, in a long-running row between Athens and Skopje over the use of the name Macedonia.The global network of Agence France Presse covers...

 2018-01-21 19:50 

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'Pray for me': Kabul hotel guest's plea during bloody siege...

As gunmen went on a night-time rampage through Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, Aziz Tayeb posted a desperate plea on Facebook: "Pray for me. I may die." The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have new...

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