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Pulwama attack: Nine killed in Kashmir gun battle
Pulwama attack: Nine killed in Kashmir gun battle

February 18, 2019

Nine people, including four Indian soldiers and a policeman, have been killed in Indian-administered Kashmir during a gun battle, police say...

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Saudi Arabia signs 20bn in deals with Pakistan
Saudi Arabia signs $20bn in deals with Pakistan

February 18, 2019

Saudi Arabia has pledged investment deals worth $20bn (£15.5bn) with Pakistan which is seeking to bolster its fragile economy...

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Graham vows probe after McCabe interview on Trump
Graham vows probe after McCabe interview on Trump

February 18, 2019

The chairman of the US Senate Judiciary Committee has vowed to investigate allegations that top FBI and justice department officials discussed ways to remove President Trump from office...

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IOC considers request for unified Korean teams to enter qualification for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
IOC considers request for unified Korean teams to enter qualification for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

February 15, 2019

One year after the successful Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today organised a working meeting to discuss further sports cooperation between the Republic of Korea (KOR) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (PRK)...

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Australian floods send dirty water across Great Barrier Reef
Australian floods send dirty water across Great Barrier Reef

February 15, 2019

Dirty water from a flood crisis in northern Australia has spread to parts of the Great Barrier Reef, placing it under stress, scientists say...

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Haiti President Jovenel Moise refuses to quit
Haiti President Jovenel Moise refuses to quit

February 15, 2019

Haitian President Jovenel Moise has said he "will not leave the country in the hands of armed gangs and drug traffickers", amid continuing protests...

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Shamima Begum: IS teen's return to UK 'could be prevented'
Shamima Begum: IS teen's return to UK 'could be prevented'

February 15, 2019

A British woman who fled to Syria as a schoolgirl to join the Islamic State group could be prevented from returning to the UK, the home secretary has said...

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Trump to declare emergency over Mexico border wall

February 15, 2019

Democratic and Republican politicians have sharply criticised President Trump's plan to use emergency powers to pay for a border wall with Mexico.

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MPs voting on May's Brexit strategy
MPs voting on May's Brexit strategy

February 14, 2019

MPs are voting on whether to back the government's Brexit strategy...They have rejected a Labour call for another vote on the withdrawal deal by 27 February by 322 votes to 306...

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Amazon cancels plans to build New York headquarters
Amazon cancels plans to build New York headquarters

February 14, 2019

Amazon is ditching its plans to build a new headquarters in New York after facing backlash from members of the community...

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Paul Manafort: Trump ex-adie lied to prosecutors, judge rules
Paul Manafort: Trump ex-adie lied to prosecutors, judge rules

February 14, 2019

Donald Trump's former election campaign chief Paul Manafort breached his plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller by lying to prosecutors, a US judge says...

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Thailand's Princess Ulbolratana 'sad' about election fallout
Thailand's Princess Ulbolratana 'sad' about election fallout

February 13, 2019

The sister of Thailand's king has said she is "saddened" by the reaction to her attempted bid to become the country's next prime minister...

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Christmas Island: Australia 'to re-open' controversial detention centre
Christmas Island: Australia 'to re-open' controversial detention centre

February 13, 2019

Australian PM Scott Morrison says he will re-open a controversial detention centre on Christmas Island, after a historic defeat in parliament...

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Venezuela crisis: Juan Guaidó vows to bring in aid
Venezuela crisis: Juan Guaidó vows to bring in aid

February 13, 2019

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has vowed at a rally in the capital Caracas to ensure humanitarian aid blocked by President Nicolás Maduro is brought in to the country...

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Ligue du LOL: Secret group of French journalists targeted women
Ligue du LOL: Secret group of French journalists targeted women

February 12, 2019

Several senior French journalists have been suspended or fired for allegedly co-ordinating online harassment through a private Facebook group...

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Hakeem al-Araibi returns home to Australia after Thai detention
Hakeem al-Araibi returns home to Australia after Thai detention

February 12, 2019

Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi has returned home to Australia after two months of detention in Thailand...

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Democrat Amy Klobuchar announces presidential bid
Democrat Amy Klobuchar announces presidential bid

February 11, 2019

Minnesota Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar has announced she is running for president in the 2020 election...

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Hungary tries for baby boom with tax breaks and loan forgiveness
Hungary tries for baby boom with tax breaks and loan forgiveness

February 11, 2019

Hungarian women with four children or more will be exempted for life from paying income tax, the prime minister has said, unveiling plans designed to boost the number of babies being born...

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Grammys 2019: Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa and Kacey Musgraves dominate

February 11, 2019

Kacey Musgraves, Dua Lipa, Cardi B and Lady Gaga were among the big winners at the Grammy Awards, making it a good night for female stars...

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Longest-serving US congressman John Dingell dies aged 92
Longest-serving US congressman John Dingell dies aged 92

February 08, 2019

John Dingell, the longest serving congressman in US history, has died aged 92...

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