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US expands travel ban to include North Korea
US expands travel ban to include North Korea

September 25, 2017

US President Donald Trump has expanded his controversial travel ban to include people from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, citing security concerns.

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Mexico earthquake: Race to save children under collapsed school
Mexico earthquake: Race to save children under collapsed school

September 21, 2017

Rescuers are racing against the clock to reach survivors trapped under the rubble of a school in Mexico City which collapsed during Tuesday's earthquake.

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Mexico: Huge earthquake topples buildings, killing more than 200
Mexico: Huge earthquake topples buildings, killing more than 200

September 20, 2017

A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 200 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City.

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Microsoft Outlook issue fixed
Microsoft Outlook issue fixed

September 19, 2017

Microsoft says that its Outlook email services have been fully restored, following problems which lasted several hours.

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North Korea fires second ballistic missile over Japan
North Korea fires second ballistic missile over Japan

September 15, 2017

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile across Japan, creating new tension in the region after its nuclear bomb test less than two weeks ago.

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Google sued over 'sex discrimination'
Google sued over 'sex discrimination'

September 15, 2017

The suit says Google is aware of the situation, but has not moved to fix it. It comes as companies in Silicon Valley face growing scrutiny over gender relations...

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IOC elects former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to head its Ethics Commission
IOC elects former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to head its Ethics Commission

September 14, 2017

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) elected a new Chair, and elected or re-elected four members of its Ethics Commission during the IOC Session today, following a proposal by its Executive Board in July.

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Hurricane Irma: Quarter of Florida Keys Homes 'Destroyed'

September 13, 2017

Hurricane Irma evacuees are returning to scenes of devastation in the Florida Keys with reports of a quarter of homes destroyed on the low-lying islands.

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Apple iPhone X: The internet reacts

September 13, 2017

When Apple chief Tim Cook declared the iPhone X "the biggest leap forward since the first iPhone" at his latest launch extravaganza, you couldn't help but wonder if he was referring to its features or its price.

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North Korea slapped with UN sanctions after nuclear test
North Korea slapped with UN sanctions after nuclear test

September 12, 2017

The United Nations has imposed a fresh round of sanctions on North Korea after its sixth and largest nuclear test.

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International Committee September 11, 2017 IOC September 11, 2017 IOC publishes Evaluation...
International Committee September 11, 2017 IOC September 11, 2017 IOC publishes Evaluation...

September 11, 2017

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today released the report of the Evaluation Commission 2028, which was tasked with analysing Los Angeles’ proposal after the city announced its intention to become a candidate for the Olympic Games 2028 on 31 July...

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Declaration of the IOC Executive Board in Lima
Declaration of the IOC Executive Board in Lima

September 11, 2017

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is fully committed to protecting the integrity of sport. Credibility is one of the three pillars of Olympic Agenda 2020, the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. As part of this reform programme, a new good governance system of the IOC has been introduced.

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PyeongChang stage prepared for successful Olympic Winter Games
PyeongChang stage prepared for successful Olympic Winter Games

August 31, 2017

Following its ninth and final visit to PyeongChang (29-31 August), the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission left the Republic of Korea very confident that the city is prepared to welcome the world to the XXIII Olympic Winter Games.

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Houston floods: Night curfew bid to stop robbery and looting
Houston floods: Night curfew bid to stop robbery and looting

August 30, 2017

The US city of Houston is under a night-time curfew as it battles the impact of Hurricane Harvey.

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Snapchat: We call police to check facts
Snapchat: We call police to check facts

August 30, 2017

Snapchat has said its in-house team of journalists play a key role in helping it cover the news accurately.

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Houston floods: 'Catastrophic' flooding from Harvey to worsen
Houston floods: 'Catastrophic' flooding from Harvey to worsen

August 29, 2017

"Catastrophic" flooding in the US state of Texas is only expected to worsen in coming days as waters rise following a storm of historic proportions.

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'Unprecedented' storm causes billion in damage
'Unprecedented' storm causes billion in damage

August 29, 2017

Many refineries have shut and almost a fifth of oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico has been suspended amid the largest storm to hit in the US in more than a decade...

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Google error disrupts corporate Japan's web traffic
Google error disrupts corporate Japan's web traffic

August 29, 2017

Google has admitted that wide-spread connectivity issues in Japan were the result of a mistake by the tech giant...

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TEDGlobal: The computer that can smell explosives
TEDGlobal: The computer that can smell explosives

August 29, 2017

Nigerian Oshi Agabi has unveiled a computer based not on silicon but on mice neurons at the TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania.

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Storm Harvey: Up to 2,000 rescued as Houston hit by 'catastrophic floods'
Storm Harvey: Up to 2,000 rescued as Houston hit by 'catastrophic floods'

August 28, 2017

Up to 2,000 people have been rescued from floods in and around Houston, as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to batter Texas with heavy rains.

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