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Zimbabwe's Mugabe ignores party deadline to quit

November 20, 2017

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has summoned its MPs to discuss the future of its leader, President Robert Mugabe, after a deadline for his resignation came and went on Monday...

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Toto Riina, Mafia 'boss of bosses', dies in jail at 87

November 17, 2017

Notorious Sicilian Mafia "boss of all bosses" Salvatore "Toto" Riina has died from cancer in jail, aged 87...

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Kaspersky defends its role in NSA breach

November 17, 2017

The Russian-headquartered anti-virus company Kaspersky Lab has hit back at reports it deliberately extracted sensitive files from a US National Security Agency worker's computer.

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IOC President hightlights athletes' exemplary role as the UN General Assembly adopts Olympic Truce for PyeongChang 2018 by consensus
IOC President hightlights athletes' exemplary role as the UN General Assembly adopts Olympic Truce for PyeongChang 2018 by consensus

November 16, 2017

The Olympic Truce aims to ensure the safe passage and participation of athletes and spectators at February’s Olympic Winter Games in the Republic of Korea...

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Iran-Iraq earthquake: Hundreds killed as Iran-Iraq earthquake: Hundreds killed as border region hit
Iran-Iraq earthquake: Hundreds killed as Iran-Iraq earthquake: Hundreds killed as border region hit

November 13, 2017

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake has shaken the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 396 people and injuring thousands more.

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IOC sanctions four Russian athletes and closes one case as part of Oswald Commission Findings
IOC sanctions four Russian athletes and closes one case as part of Oswald Commission Findings

November 09, 2017

Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published new conclusions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations. As a result, the four Russian cross country skiers, Yuliia Ivanova, Alexey Petukhov, Evgeniya Shapovalova and Sochi 2014 three-time silver medallist Maksim Vylegzhanin, have been sanctioned...

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Twitter employee 'deactivated' Trump account on last day

November 03, 2017

US President Donald Trump's Twitter account briefly vanished on Thursday but has since been restored, the social media company said.

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Beckers-Vieujant and Beaumann to chair Paris 2024 and Los Angeles2028 IOC Coordination Commissions
Beckers-Vieujant and Beaumann to chair Paris 2024 and Los Angeles2028 IOC Coordination Commissions

October 30, 2017

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has appointed Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant (BEL) to chair the IOC Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad Paris 2024. Patrick Baumann (SUI) will chair the IOC Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad Los Angeles 2028.

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Olympic flame for PyeongChang 2018 shines brightly as Olympic Movement shows its support at Ancient Olympia
Olympic flame for PyeongChang 2018 shines brightly as Olympic Movement shows its support at Ancient Olympia

October 25, 2017

The Olympic flame-lighting ceremony for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 took place today in Ancient Olympia, Greece. It marks the start of an incredible journey that will bring the Olympic spirit to the Republic of Korea and its citizens, and inspire the entire world.

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Obama and Bush decry deep US divisions without naming Trump

October 20, 2017

Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush have voiced concern about the current political climate in the US, in comments seen as a veiled rebuke of Donald Trump's leadership.

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Brexit: Angela Merkel says negotiations progress 'encouraging'

October 19, 2017

Angela Merkel has said there are "encouraging" signs of progress in Brexit negotiations and suggested trade talks could begin in December.

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Child and teen obesity spreading across the globe
Child and teen obesity spreading across the globe

October 11, 2017

Child and teenage obesity levels have risen ten-fold in the last four decades, meaning 124m boys and girls around the globe are too fat, according to new research.

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California fires: Scores missing as death toll rises to 17
California fires: Scores missing as death toll rises to 17

October 11, 2017

More than 150 people are missing in wildfires that have ravaged northern California's wine region, police say.

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International Day of the Girl
International Day of the Girl

October 11, 2017

EmPOWER Girls: Before, during and after emergencies...The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity – and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception. This year’s International Day of the Girl (IDG) on October 11...

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A Lionel Messi hat-trick ensured Argentina came from behind to win in Ecuador and avoid missing a World Cup Finals
A Lionel Messi hat-trick ensured Argentina came from behind to win in Ecuador and avoid missing a World Cup Finals

October 11, 2017

A Lionel Messi hat-trick ensured Argentina came from behind to win in Ecuador and avoid missing a World Cup finals for the first time since 1970.

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Portugal beat Switzerland in Lisbon to finish top of European Qualifying Group B and reach the 2018 World Cup
Portugal beat Switzerland in Lisbon to finish top of European Qualifying Group B and reach the 2018 World Cup

October 11, 2017

European champions Portugal beat Switzerland in Lisbon to finish top of European Qualifying Group B and reach the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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Trump threat Trump threat to NFL over 'massive' taxes breaks
Trump threat Trump threat to NFL over 'massive' taxes breaks

October 11, 2017

US President Donald Trump has called for the National Football League (NFL) to be stripped of tax advantages.

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Storm Nate: At least 22 dead in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras
Storm Nate: At least 22 dead in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras

October 06, 2017

Tropical Storm Nate has killed at least 22 people in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras. It caused heavy rains, landslides and floods which blocked roads, destroyed bridges and damaged houses...

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Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame PyeongChang 2018
Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame PyeongChang 2018

October 04, 2017

The Lighting and Handover Ceremonies of the Olympic Flame "PyeongChang 2018" will take place in Ancient Olympia, Greece, on 24 October, 2017.

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Catalan referendum: Region's independence 'in matter of days'
Catalan referendum: Region's independence 'in matter of days'

October 04, 2017

Catalonia will declare independence from Spain in a matter of days, the leader of the autonomous region has told the BBC.

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