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Gulf crisis: Close up to stricken oil tanker with the US Navy

June 20, 2019

The US military says one of the oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week was damaged by a mine resembling those used by the Iranian security forces...

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Xi Jinping visits N Korea to boost China's ties with Kim

June 20, 2019

China's President Xi Jinping has met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during the first Chinese state visit to Pyongyang in 14 years...

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Jamaica 1-4 Australia: I'd pay to watch Sam Kerr, says Reggae Girlz coach Hue Menzies

June 19, 2019

Jamaica coach Hue Menzies said he would "pay to watch" Sam Kerr after she scored all her team's goals in a 4-1 win against his side to send Australia into the Women's World Cup last 16...

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Marta becomes record scorer at World Cup finals as Brazil beat Italy to reach last 16

June 19, 2019

Six-time world player of the year Marta scored a record 17th World Cup finals goal to clinch Brazil's place in the last 16 with a 1-0 win over Italy, who topped Group C on goal difference...

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England v Afghanistan: Eoin Morgan hits record 17 sixes in World Cup win

June 19, 2019

Eoin Morgan broke the record for the number of sixes in a one-day international with an astonishing display of hitting in England's 150-run World Cup win over Afghanistan.

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IOC Executive Board approves qualification pathway for athletes in boxing on the road to Tokyo 2020
IOC Executive Board approves qualification pathway for athletes in boxing on the road to Tokyo 2020

June 19, 2019

Following the recommendations made on 22 May 2019 by the IOC EB to keep the boxing tournament on the Tokyo 2020 sports programme while suspending the recognition...

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MH17 plane crash: Investigators 'expected to name four suspects'
MH17 plane crash: Investigators 'expected to name four suspects'

June 19, 2019

Investigators probing the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine in which 298 people died in 2014 are expected to name suspects...

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Oxford University accepts £150m from US private equity boss
Oxford University accepts £150m from US private equity boss

June 19, 2019

The largest single donation to a UK university has been given to Oxford for a new institute that will study the ethics of artificial intelligence...

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Trans Mountain: Canada approves 5.5bn oil pipeline project
Trans Mountain: Canada approves $5.5bn oil pipeline project

June 19, 2019

Canada has approved the Trans Mountain expansion project after a federal court sent it back for review last summer...

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Donald Trump formally launches 2020 re-election bid

June 19, 2019

US President Donald Trump has formally launched his re-election campaign, urging supporters to "keep this team in place" for four more years...

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Tory leadership race: Rivals in BBC debate clash over Brexit deadline

June 19, 2019

Tory leadership rivals have clashed in a live BBC TV debate on whether the UK can leave the EU, no matter what, by the 31 October deadline...

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KFC's vegan burger: Could it wean you off chicken
KFC's vegan burger: Could it wean you off chicken?

June 18, 2019

"It's all right," is Jordan's verdict on KFC's "Imposter Burger", although he could tell it wasn't chicken...

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Heathrow reveals expansion 'masterplan'
Heathrow reveals expansion 'masterplan'

June 18, 2019

Heathrow Airport will construct a third runway by 2026 and complete its expansion by 2050, according to its "masterplan" published on Tuesday...

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Gloria Vanderbilt: US fashion icon and heiress dies aged 95
Gloria Vanderbilt: US fashion icon and heiress dies aged 95

June 18, 2019

US artist and fashion icon Gloria Vanderbilt has died aged 95...

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'Pilots were not to blame for 737 crash'
'Pilots were not to blame for 737 crash'

June 17, 2019

The pilots of the Ethiopian Airline plane that crashed in March with the loss of 157 lives were not at fault, the airline's chief executive has said...

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Carole Ghosn: 'I'm a a housewife, not a conniving woman'
Carole Ghosn: 'I'm a a housewife, not a conniving woman'

June 17, 2019

Carole Ghosn knew her fight was going to get dirty when stories appeared implicating her in financial crimes allegedly committed by husband Carlos...

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Hong Kong protest: Joshua Wong calls for HK Leader Carrie Lam to resign
Hong Kong protest: Joshua Wong calls for HK Leader Carrie Lam to resign

June 17, 2019

Hong Kong's most prominent student activist, Joshua Wong, has called for the resignation of leader Carrie Lam, after walking free from prison...

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The Latest: Hong Kong police seek to defuse public anger
The Latest: Hong Kong police seek to defuse public anger

June 17, 2019

The Latest on protests in Hong Kong against an extradition bill (all times local): 8 p.m.Hong Kong’s police commissioner says only people who committed violence will be charged with rioting during...

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Italian George Clooney fraudsters arrested in Thailand
Italian George Clooney fraudsters arrested in Thailand

June 17, 2019

An Italian man accused of posing as George Clooney to promote a clothing label has been arrested with his wife in Thailand after years on the run...

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10 Kenyan police officers killed in blast near Somalia

June 15, 2019

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- At least 10 Kenyan police officers died after their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device near the Somali border in a suspected extremist attack on Saturday, officials said. Those killed in the Wajir County blast were among 13 officers who had [...]

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