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Climate Change: Marine Heatwaves Kill Coral Instantly

August 09, 2019

Increasingly frequent marine heatwaves can lead to the almost instant death of corals, scientists working on the Great Barrier Reef have found...

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US Sanctions May Worsen Venezuela Suffering, Says UN Rights Chief

August 09, 2019

The UN's human rights chief has criticised the latest US sanctions against Venezuela saying they would intensify the suffering of millions...

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China on Red Alert as Typhoon Lekima Bears Down on East Coast

August 09, 2019

Chinese authorities have declared a red alert as a powerful typhoon heads towards the eastern coast...

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Australia weather: Fierce winds batter southern states and snap pier

August 09, 2019

Destructive winds have battered Australia's south-eastern states, causing road accidents, power cuts and snapping the end off a popular pier...

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Canada Murders: Bodies Found in Hunt for Two Suspects

August 08, 2019

Canadian police have found what they believe to be the bodies of two teenagers suspected of three murders...

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Puerto Rico swears in Wanda Vázquez as new governor

August 08, 2019

Puerto Rico's Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez has been sworn in as the US territory's new governor, hours after her predecessor was forced to stand down by the Supreme Court...

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Thailand's fugitive ex-premier gets Serbian citizenship

August 08, 2019

Serbian media say fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has received Serbian citizenship. State news agency Tanjug said Thursday that the Serbian government granted her the citizenship "because it could be in the interest of Serbia." With the Serbian passport, [...]

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US Mass Shootings: Trump Visits Dayton and El Paso

August 07, 2019

US President Donald Trump has arrived in Texas as part of a visit to two cities traumatised by mass shootings that took 31 lives.

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8chan: Where are users going now?

August 07, 2019

The owner of the 8chan message boards says "a large community of one million people are now looking for a home", after the site was driven offline...

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Brexit: Food Industry Seeks No-Deal Competition Waiver

August 07, 2019

The UK food industry has asked the government to waive aspects of competition law to allow firms to co-ordinate and direct supplies with each other after a no-deal Brexit.

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The Real Price of Buying cheap Clothes

August 07, 2019

The French or Italians might like to think of themselves as the most fashionable people in Europe - but it is the Brits that are the most dedicated shoppers.

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Australian Bureaucrat Loses Landmark Case Over Political Tweets

August 07, 2019

Australia's highest court has made a landmark ruling that a public servant was lawfully sacked for writing tweets which criticised government policies...

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Zimbabwe: A Third of Population Faces Food Crisis, Says UN

August 07, 2019

More than five million people in Zimbabwe - about a third of the population - need food aid, with many coming close to starving, the UN says...

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Sushma Swaraj: India's Popular Former Foreign Minister Dies

August 07, 2019

Sushma Swaraj, one of India's best known politicians, has died...

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Garlic Festival Shooting: FBI Opens 'Domestic Terrorism' Investigation

August 07, 2019

The FBI has opened a domestic terrorism investigation into the California food festival shooting that left three people dead, including two children...

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Pakistan Vows to Fight India's 'Illegal' Kashmir Move

August 07, 2019

Pakistani PM Imran Khan has vowed to fight India's decision to revoke Indian-administered Kashmir's autonomy, including at the UN Security Council...

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Focus International trade lessons in real time

August 07, 2019

Donald Trump, president of the United States of America, has declared a trade war with China by raising tariffs on a number of Chinese goods. The Chinese have pushed back with tariffs of their own on some American products, and more recently have upped the [...]

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Amazon Alexa: Luxembourg Watchdog in Discussions About Recordings

August 07, 2019

Luxembourg's data privacy watchdog says it is in discussions with Amazon about voice recordings made of customers who have used the firm's Alexa smart assistant...

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Facebook Urged to Shut Groups Seeking Fake Amazon Reviews

August 06, 2019

Facebook is failing to shut down groups on its site where fake Amazon reviews are sold, consumer group Which? claims...

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Bjorg Lambrecht: Belgian Cyclist Dies Following Crash During the Tour de Pologne

August 06, 2019

Belgian cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht has died at the age of 22 following a crash during stage three of the Tour de Pologne...

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