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Trade war: Trump says no need to rush on China talks
Trade war: Trump says no need to rush on China talks

May 10, 2019

US President Donald Trump has said he is in "absolutely no rush" to finalise a trade agreement with China, hours after the US more than doubled tariffs on many Chinese products.

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Chelsea Manning Wikileaks source jailed for contempt is freed
Chelsea Manning Wikileaks source jailed for contempt is freed

May 10, 2019

Former US intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been released from prison, despite refusing to testify before an investigation into Wikileaks...

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The Situation in Venezuela
The Situation in Venezuela

May 09, 2019

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is monitoring the deteriorating situation in Venezuela with concern. The government of The Bahamas calls upon the Venezuelan Authorities...

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Aeroflot plane crash: 41 killed on Russian jet
Aeroflot plane crash: 41 killed on Russian jet

May 06, 2019

Forty-one people died after a Russian plane made an emergency landing and burst into flames just after takeoff from Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport...

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Shares hit by Trump tariff threat to China

May 06, 2019

Stock markets in the US, Europe and Asia have been hit after US President Donald Trump threatened new tariffs on China, putting a trade deal in doubt...

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Gaza conflict: 'Ceasefire' after days of violence
Gaza conflict: 'Ceasefire' after days of violence

May 06, 2019

There has been a lull in hostilities in the Gaza Strip after Palestinian militants said that a ceasefire with Israel had been agreed.

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Cyclone Fans: Indians shelter from powerful storm

May 03, 2019

A powerful cyclone has slammed into India's eastern coastline, bringing torrential rains and winds of up to 200 km/h (125mph).

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Russia's anti-Kremlin troll StalinGulag finally breaks cover
Russia's anti-Kremlin troll StalinGulag finally breaks cover

May 03, 2019

The secretive author of a hugely popular Russian social media channel lampooning the Kremlin has revealed his identity, after years of speculation.

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Peter Mayhew: Harrison Ford leads tributes to Star Wars' Chewbacca actor

May 03, 2019

Star Wars star Harrison Ford has paid an emotional tribute to Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew, who has died aged 74, saying: "I loved him..."

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Venezuela crisis: Spain vows to protect opposition figure at embassy
Venezuela crisis: Spain vows to protect opposition figure at embassy

May 03, 2019

Spain has said it will not allow Venezuelan authorities to enter its embassy in Caracas and arrest a leading opposition figure, Leopoldo López...

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Venezuela crisis: Dozens injured in clashes in Caracas
Venezuela crisis: Dozens injured in clashes in Caracas

May 02, 2019

A woman was shot dead and dozens injured in the Venezuelan capital Caracas on Wednesday, in clashes between opposition supporters and pro-government forces...

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Attorney General refuses House testimony on Mueller report
Attorney General refuses House testimony on Mueller report

May 02, 2019

US Attorney General William Barr has refused to testify to the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee on his handling of the Russia inquiry...

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Gavin Williamson sacking: Former defence secretary denies Huawei leak
Gavin Williamson sacking: Former defence secretary denies Huawei leak

May 02, 2019

Gavin Williamson has strenuously denied he leaked information from the National Security Council as calls are being made for a police inquiry...

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Thai King Vajiralongkorn marries bodyguard making her queen

May 02, 2019

The king of Thailand has married the deputy head of his personal security detail, and given her the title of queen, a royal statement has said...

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Oyo: India's fast-growing hotel chain expands in Europe
Oyo: India's fast-growing hotel chain expands in Europe

May 02, 2019

India's fast-growing hotel chain Oyo will expand in Europe with the purchase of an Amsterdam-based vacation rental firm...

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Larry King goes into Cardiac Arrest at his house in Los Angeles
Larry King goes into Cardiac Arrest at his house in Los Angeles

April 29, 2019

Larry King goes into Cardiac Arrest at his house in Los Angeles.

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Amazon plans to slash delivery times
Amazon plans to slash delivery times

April 26, 2019

Amazon has promised to cut delivery times worldwide for customers of its Prime service...Amazon Prime is a subscription service offering free delivery and access to Amazon's TV shows. Members in the US currently receive free two-day delivery...

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Tracking the toxic air that's killing millions
Tracking the toxic air that's killing millions

April 26, 2019

The air we breathe is killing us...The World Health Organisation (WHO) says air pollution causes the death of seven million people a year and accounts for a third of fatalities from stroke

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Fifth United Nations Global Road Safety Week
Fifth United Nations Global Road Safety Week

April 24, 2019

Requested by the United Nations General Assembly, the Fifth United Nations Global Road Safety Week will be held from 6-12 May 2019. This Week will focus on leadership for road safety. It is widely acknowledged that stronger leadership for road safety is needed to achieve the Global Goals. Therefore it launches action through the ongoing campaign: Save Lives - #SpeakUp.

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Sri Lanka attacks: Authorities face scrutiny over advance warnings
Sri Lanka attacks: Authorities face scrutiny over advance warnings

April 23, 2019

Scrutiny fell on rifts in Sri Lanka's leadership on Monday after it emerged that authorities were warned about the group accused in Sunday's bombings.

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