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China on red alert as Typhoon Lekima bears down on east coast

[August 09 2019]

Ebola may soon be a "preventable and treatable" disease after a trial of two drugs showed significantly improved survival rates, scientists have said.

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Boris Johnson: New PM to form government after taking office

[July 24 2019]

The new Conservative leader will take office on Wednesday afternoon following an audience with the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

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South Africa's Jacob Zuma says corruption allegations are 'a conspiracy'

[July 15 2019]

South Africa's ex-President Jacob Zuma told a judge-led inquiry that allegations of corruption against him were a "conspiracy" aimed at removing him from the political scene.

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Hong Kong protests: Carrie Lam condemns 'extreme use of violence'

[July 02 2019]

Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam has condemned what she called the "extreme use of violence" by protesters who stormed and vandalised the territory's parliament on Monday night.

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Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi dies during trial

[May 18 2019]

Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi, ousted by the military in 2013 after one year in office, has collapsed in a courtroom and died, officials say.

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Tory leadership: Final 10 contenders named in race to No 10

[May 23 2019]

The final candidates for the Tory leadership race have been confirmed, with 10 running to become the next PM.

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Modi’s BJP leads in early India vote count

[May 23 2019]

Swedish prosecutors are set to announce whether they are reopening an inquiry into a rape allegation against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange.

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Julian Assange: Sweden to announce decision on rape case

[May 13 2019]

Swedish prosecutors are set to announce whether they are reopening an inquiry into a rape allegation against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange.

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Brexit: UK will take part in European elections, says David Lidington

[May 02 2019]

The UK will have to hold European elections, despite hopes from the government a Brexit deal would be done by then, says the PM's de facto deputy.

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Thai king Vajiralongkorn marries bodyguard making her queen

[May 02 2019]

The surprise announcement comes before his elaborate coronation ceremonies begin on Saturday, when his position is consecrated.

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We will rebuild Notre - Dame, says Macron

[April 16 2019]

French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild the medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame after a major fire partially destroyed the Paris landmark.

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Australia's PM calls national election

[April 11 2019]

Australians will vote in a general election on 18 May, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced.

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North Korea's Madrid embassy intruder contacted FBI, judge says

[March 27 2019]

The leader of 10 intruders who raided North Korea's embassy in Madrid last month contacted the FBI days later, a Spanish high court judge says.

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Christchurch shootings: New Zealand to ban military style weapons, says PM

[March 21 2019]

New Zealand will ban all types of semi-automatic weapons used in the Christchurch attacks, PM Jacinda Ardern has said.

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Christchurch shootings: Australian homes raided over NZ mosque attacks

[March 18 2019]

Police have raided two homes in Australia as part of the investigation into the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Pakistan-India: Pakistan 'shoots down two Indian jets' over Kashmir

[February 27 2019]

A spokesman said one plane had fallen inside Pakistani territory and two pilots had been captured. India has not yet given details. Pakistan has denied reports one of its jets was shot down.

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India launches air strikes on Pakistan-based militants

[February 26 2019]

India says it launched air strikes against Pakistan-based militants after a suicide bombing earlier this month.

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Bangladesh fire: Blaze kills dozens in Dhaka historic district

[February 21 2019]

A fast-moving fire swept through a historic district of Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, killing at least 78 people, officials say.

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US border security deal reached to avert new US shutdown

[February 11 2019]

The talks have been deadlocked on how to deal with undocumented migrants.

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Brexit: Backstop is 'part and parcel' of the deal, says Michel Barnier

[January 31 2019]

The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier says the Irish backstop is "part and parcel" of the UK's Brexit deal and will not be renegotiated.

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Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria - military

[January 21 2019]

Israel's military says it has started hitting Iranian targets in Syria.

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Mexico pipeline blast kills 66 and injures dozens more

[January 16 2019]

Mexican authorities now put the number killed in Friday night's fuel pipeline blast at 66, with scores more injured.

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Brexit: Theresa May faces confidence vote after huge defeat

[January 16 2019]

Theresa May's government faces a vote of no confidence later after MPs rejected the PM's Brexit deal.

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Kim Jong-un leaves China with 'backing for second Trump summit'

[January 10 2019]

After his surprise visit to China, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un left with backing for a possible second summit with US President Donald Trump, state media said.

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Gabon coup attempt: Government says situation under control

[January 07 2019]

The political situation in Gabon is "under control" following an attempted military coup, a spokesman for the government has said.

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China Moon mission lands Chang'e-4 spacecraft on far side

[January 03 2019]

China says it has successfully landed a robotic spacecraft on the far side of the Moon, the first ever such attempt and landing.

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