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Syria war: New deadly raids rock rebel-held Eastern Ghouta
Syria war: New deadly raids rock rebel-held Eastern Ghouta

February 22, 2018

Syrian government forces are reported to have carried out a new wave of air and artillery strikes on the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region...

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Migration figures: Highest number of EU nationals leaving UK in a decade
Migration figures: Highest number of EU nationals leaving UK in a decade

February 22, 2018

The number of EU citizens leaving the UK is at its highest level for a decade with 130,000 emigrating in the year to September, figures show.

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PyeongChang Olympians elect two new members to IOC Athletes Commission
PyeongChang Olympians elect two new members to IOC Athletes Commission

February 22, 2018

Emma Terho from Finland (ice hockey) and Kikkan Randall from USA (cross-country skiing) have been elected to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Athletes’ Commission by their fellow Olympians at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018...

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Trump pushes for ban on gun 'bump stocks'
Trump pushes for ban on gun 'bump stocks'

February 21, 2018

US President Donald Trump has signed an order to ban bump-stock devices, which were used by a gunman who killed 58 Las Vegas concert-goers last year...

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FaceTime chat 'saves woman's life'
FaceTime chat 'saves woman's life'

February 21, 2018

A woman who had a stroke while on a FaceTime video call with her sister, says the technology saved her life...

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HSBC profits jump to 17.2bn on Asia growth
HSBC profits jump to $17.2bn on Asia growth

February 20, 2018

HSBC has posted a pre-tax profit of $17.2bn (£12.3bn) in 2017, saying its focus on Asia was driving growth...

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Plans drawn up for world's tallest wooden skycrapper
Plans drawn up for world's tallest wooden skycrapper

February 20, 2018

A Japanese company is planning to build the world's tallest wooden skyscraper, to mark its 350th anniversary in 2041.

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Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects' physically Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects 'physically threatened' witnesses

February 19, 2018

Oxfam has revealed that three of the men accused of sexual misconduct in Haiti physically threatened witnesses during a 2011 investigation.

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Iran plane crash: Agonising wait continues for relatives
Iran plane crash: Agonising wait continues for relatives

February 19, 2018

Relatives of 66 people who were on board a plane that crashed in Iran are desperately waiting for any news...

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Israel-Poland spat: Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv
Israel-Poland spat: Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv

February 19, 2018

Police in Tel Aviv launched an inquiry after profanities and the word "murderer" were also discovered...

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Winter Olympics: Alexander Krushelnitsky subject of anti-doping case
Winter Olympics: Alexander Krushelnitsky subject of anti-doping case

February 19, 2018

An anti-doping case has been opened against Russian medal-winning curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, says the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).

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Snapchat petition attracts one million signatures
Snapchat petition attracts one million signatures

February 15, 2018

One million people have signed a petition calling on Snapchat to roll back its latest redesign.

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Florida shooting: At least 17 dead in high school attack
Florida shooting: At least 17 dead in high school attack

February 15, 2018

At least 17 people are dead after a 19-year-old man opened fire at a high school campus in Parkland, Florida.

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Shooting at Parkland, Florida School
Shooting at Parkland, Florida School

February 14, 2018

Police in Parkland, Florida, are responding to reports of an active shooter at a local high school...

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Commonwealth in secret succession plans
Commonwealth in secret succession plans

February 13, 2018

The Commonwealth has secretly begun considering who might succeed the Queen as its head, the BBC has learned...

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Trump warns Israel that settlements 'complicate' peace hope
Trump warns Israel that settlements 'complicate' peace hope

February 12, 2018

US President Donald Trump has said Israeli settlements "complicate" the peace process with Palestinians and urged "care" over the issue...

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Harvey Weinstein: New York state sues Weinstein Company
Harvey Weinstein: New York state sues Weinstein Company

February 12, 2018

New York prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against The Weinstein Company, alleging that the studio failed to protect staff from Harvey Weinstein.

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The New Norm-Its a Game changer
The New Norm-Its a Game changer

February 07, 2018

“The New Norm”, an ambitious set of 118 reforms that reimagines how the Olympic Games are delivered, was presented to the membership of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)at its 132nd Session...

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Olympic Channel to broadcast PyeongChang 2018 across India and sub-continent
Olympic Channel to broadcast PyeongChang 2018 across India and sub-continent

February 07, 2018

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that the Olympic Channel will live stream the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 across India and the sub-continent...

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There's Been an Outbreak of Norovirus among Security Staff at The Winter Olympics

February 07, 2018

With the opening ceremony days away, South Korean officials have drafted in the army after 1,200 security staff were removed from work.

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