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China factory blast death toll jumps to 64, man rescued after 40 hours

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The death toll in a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 64 Saturday but rescuers found a survivor among more than …

Twin cyclones batter Australia

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A "very destructive" category 4 cyclone slammed into Australia's remote northern coast on Saturday, while a second, …

'Can't be called water': Brazil marks two months since dam disaster

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Brazilian fisherman Jose Geraldo dos Santos uses a long pole to push his boat down the reddish-brown Paraopeba River, …

Tearful Muslims return to Christchurch mosque as NZ works to move on

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Muslims prayed at Christchurch's main mosque on Saturday for the first time since a white supremacist massacred …

French govt gets tough on 'yellow vest' demos

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France's "yellow vests" are expected to stage further anti-government protests Saturday despite the authorities vowing a …

Trump drops new N.Korea sanctions because he 'likes' Kim: W.House

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President Donald Trump on Friday abruptly announced the cancellation of sanctions imposed by his own Treasury Department …

Djokovic, Osaka win Miami openers as Thiem tumbles

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Novak Djokovic put his Indian Wells disappointment behind him on Friday at the ATP and WTA Miami Open with a ruthless …

Top-ranked Park, Liu share LPGA Founders Cup lead

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China's Liu Yu made the most of her early morning start, firing an eight-under par 64 on Friday to join world number one …

Ex-footballer Davies turns gambling own goal into net gain for others

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Scott Davies stood in his kitchen and held a knife to his chest as he contemplated the wreckage of his football career …

Mueller submits report on bombshell Trump-Russia probe

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Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday submitted his long-awaited report into an explosive two-year investigation of …

Mueller report could still damn Trump -- or be a big 'nothing-burger'

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded his Russia meddling investigation Friday without recommending any new charges, …

Rare albino penguin makes debut at Polish zoo

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A rare three-month-old albino penguin made its first public appearance at a zoo in the Polish Baltic port city of …

Southgate lauds England hat-trick hero Sterling's coming of age

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England manager Gareth Southgate hailed Raheem Sterling's coming of age on the international stage after hitting his …

Finch's century helps fire Australia to eight-wicket win over Pakistan

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Aaron Finch's fine century drove Australia to a convincing eight-wicket win over a new-look Pakistan in the first …

Economic gloom hits world stock markets

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Worries about economic growth prospects hit global stock markets on Friday, causing sharp price drops on both sides of …

Mueller submits report on Russia investigation

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday wrapped up his two-year investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 US …

Robert Mueller, the invisible prosecutor who shook the White House

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As a prosecutor, Robert Mueller took on violent Hells Angels, mob bosses and foreign spies. At the end of his career, he …

Priest stabbed live on TV at Canada's biggest church

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A priest was stabbed in front of his congregation live on television during morning mass on Friday at Canada's biggest …

Dangerous driver jailed for deadly Canadian bus crash

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A truck driver whose semi trailer slammed into a Canadian junior hockey team bus, killing 16 and injuring the remaining …

Aid workers scramble to get relief supplies to Mozambique cyclone victims

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Aid workers faced disarray, a clamour for help and mounting anger Friday as they headed out across central Mozambique, …

May pushes for Brexit deal with new timetable

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British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday tried to persuade MPs to back the Brexit deal, seeking to build bridges …

Islamic State driven from final Syria territory: White House

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The White House said Friday that the Islamic State jihadist group has lost its final territory in Syria -- even as …

Anger, grief sweep Iraq's Mosul as ferry disaster toll hits 100

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The capsizing of a Tigris River ferry packed with families celebrating Kurdish New Year in Mosul left at least 100 …

Mideast anger over Trump's Golan vow 'breaking international law'

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Syria, its allies, and fellow states in the region Friday condemned US President Donald Trump's pledge to recognise …

In Zimbabwe, grief and hunger stalk storm victims

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Eunica Simango sits with downcast eyes as she waits at a relief centre in Chimanimani.

China probes factory blast after 62 killed

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Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered local governments Friday to prevent any more industrial disasters after a chemical …

IAAF new gender rules 'humiliating, harmful': UN rights council

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The UN Human Rights Council has condemned the IAAF's attempt to regulate the testosterone levels of female athletes, as …

May makes fresh push for Brexit deal with new timetable

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British Prime Minister Theresa May huddled with her ministers on Friday as she plotted a renewed bid to convince MPs to …

German police warn social media stars after Berlin brawl

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German police warned social media stars Friday to rein in their followers after making several arrests during a brawl in …

Syria says Trump's Golan pledge ignores international law

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Syria, its allies, and fellow states in the region Friday condemned US President Donald Trump's pledge to recognise …

Ghana journalists fear 'rule of jungle' after attacks

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Ghana's reputation as a beacon of media freedom in an otherwise turbulent region has come under threat following a spate …

China probes factory blast after 47 killed

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Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered local governments Friday to prevent any more industrial disasters after a chemical …

Israel envoy summoned over 'intrusion' at French cultural centre

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France's foreign ministry said Friday that it had summoned the Israeli government's representative in Paris over what it …

House of Khan: Pakistani finds fame as 'Game of Thrones' doppelganger

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Pakistani waiter Rozi Khan had never heard of the Game of Thrones -- or its hugely popular character Tyrion Lannister -- …

May makes final push for Brexit deal with new timetable

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Prime Minister Theresa May returns to Britain on Friday vowing to make "every effort" to win over MPs opposed to her EU …

Syria says Trump Golan U-turn ignores international law

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The Syrian government on Friday condemned US President Donald Trump's pledge to recognise Israel's annexation of the …

China probes factory blast as death toll rises to 47

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Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered local governments Friday to prevent any more industrial disasters after a chemical …

Defiance, tears and joy as Christchurch unites

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When the prayer memorial ended in Christchurch, Ahmad Khan stood shoulder-to-shoulder with three Maori men in …

N. Korea pulls out of inter-Korean liaison office

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North Korea pulled its staff out of an inter-Korean liaison office Friday, Seoul said, weeks after leader Kim Jong Un's …

Indonesia's Garuda says to cancel 49-jet Boeing 737 deal after crashes

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Indonesia's national carrier Garuda has told Boeing it will cancel a multi-billion-dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 …

Syria says Trump position on Golan ignores international law

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The Syrian government on Friday condemned US President Donald Trump's pledge to recognise Israel's annexation of the …

N. Korea pulls out of inter-Korean liaison office: Seoul

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North Korea pulled its staff out of an inter-Korean liaison office Friday, Seoul said, weeks after leader Kim Jong Un's …

Death toll in China chemical plant blast jumps to 47

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The death toll from a huge explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China surged to 47 on Friday, making it one of the …

Indonesia's Garuda cancels 49-plane Boeing 737 order after crashes

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Indonesia's national carrier Garuda will call off a multi-billion-dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after two …

The scent of soap making returns to Aleppo

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After years of war, the scent of laurel oil once again wafts from a small soap workshop in Aleppo, signalling the …

New Zealand prays, falls silent, a week after mosque massacres

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The Muslim call to prayer rang out across New Zealand on Friday followed by two minutes of nationwide silence to mark a …

US corporations advertise on hookup sites -- unwittingly

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Ads for major US corporations like General Electric and home improvement retail chain Lowe's are appearing, often …

Plastic microparticles threaten unique Galapagos fauna

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Armed only with gloves and large sacks, park rangers and volunteers are battling the scourge of plastic waste blighting …

Death toll in China chemical plant blast jumps to 44

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The death toll from a huge explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China surged to 44 on Friday, making it one of the …

After crashes, Boeing rolls out safety feature previously sold as option

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Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft will be outfitted with a warning light for malfunctions in the anti-stall system suspected in …

Energy giants spent $1bn on climate lobbying, PR since Paris: watchdog

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The five largest publicly listed oil and gas majors have spent $1 billion since the 2015 Paris climate deal on public …

K-pop star arrested for filming and sharing sex video

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K-pop star Jung Joon-young has been arrested, hours after he apologised for filming and distributing illicit sex videos, …

Kaepernick got under $10m in NFL collusion deal: report

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Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who led kneeling protests during NFL games, and ex-teammate Eric Reid will …

Four in 10 Britons worried, angry about Brexit: survey

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Around four in 10 British adults have been left feeling powerless, angry or worried by Brexit in the past year, …

EU leaders offer two options for short Brexit delay

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European leaders and Prime Minister Theresa May agreed Thursday on a short delay to Britain's divorce from the European …

Death toll in China chemical plant blast rises to 12

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The death toll from a huge explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China rose to 12 on Friday after rescuers pulled …

Trump accepts Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

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President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States should acknowledge Israeli sovereignty over the …

Brazil's Temer detained as crime boss in 'Car Wash' probe

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Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer was the leader of a "criminal organization" involved in embezzlement and money …

Venezuela arrests Guaido aide for 'terrorism' in defiance of US

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's regime defied the US on Thursday to arrest a top aide of opposition leader Juan …

Nationwide call to prayer to mark New Zealand mosque massacres

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The Muslim call to prayer will be broadcast across New Zealand on Friday as the nation pauses to mark a week since a …

EU leaders to offer Brexit delay if MPs back May's deal

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EU leaders were poised Thursday to offer Britain a short delay to Brexit, but only if MPs back Prime Minister Theresa …

'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke reveals near-fatal brain aneurysms

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"Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke suffered two nearly fatal brain aneurysms in the early years of filming the hit …

Guaido aide arrested in Venezuela as regime defies US

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's regime defied the US on Thursday to arrest a top aide of opposition leader Juan …

Trump backs Israeli sovereignty in Golan Heights

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President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States should acknowledge Israeli sovereignty over the …

Toll from cyclone-hit southern Africa surges as UN launches health aid

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The death toll from a cyclone that ravaged three southern African countries last week headed Thursday towards 400, as …

EU leaders offer Brexit delay but only if MPs back May's deal

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EU leaders were poised Thursday to offer Britain a short delay to Brexit but only if MPs back Prime Minister Theresa …

Trump: US should 'fully recognize' Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

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President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the United States should acknowledge Israeli sovereignty over the hotly …

Mozambique's second biggest hospital shattered after cyclone

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Wet beds stand empty in water-logged wards, workers slosh through the corridors in rubber boots and a nauseating smell …

One million expected at blockbuster Paris Tutankhamun show

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At least one million people are expected to flock to a "once in a generation" exhibition about the Egyptian pharaoh …

Dutch populists deal senate blow to PM

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Dutch anti-immigration populists shocked Prime Minister Mark Rutte to become the largest party in the senate Thursday …

Brazil's arrested ex-president Michel Temer: key dates

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Here are key dates in the life and career of Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer, arrested Thursday as part of a …

Brazil's ex-president Temer arrested in 'Car Wash' probe

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Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer was arrested Thursday, becoming the latest former leader of the Latin American …

Gabon leader to return Saturday after long illness abroad

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Gabonese President Ali Bongo, who is convalescing in Morocco after suffering a stroke five months ago, will return home …

Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer arrested in 'Car Wash' probe

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Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer was arrested Thursday, an official said, as part of a sprawling anti-corruption probe …

Venezuela risks US reaction by arresting Guaido's chief of staff

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President Nicolas Maduro's regime in Venezuela Thursday defied US warnings to leave the opposition alone by arresting in …

Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer arrested: reports

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Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer was arrested Thursday as part of a sprawling anti-corruption probe that has already …

EU leaders pile pressure on UK MPs to back Brexit deal

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European leaders piled the pressure on British MPs Thursday to back a divorce deal they have negotiated with Prime …

Chief of staff to Venezuela's Guaido arrested

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Venezuelan intelligence officers Thursday arrested the chief of staff of Juan Guaido, the opposition leader recognized …

Besieged May pleads with EU to help save her Brexit plan

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A dogged but isolated Prime Minister Theresa May headed back to Brussels on Thursday to beg for more time to deliver her …

Dutch anti-immigration populist surge stuns PM Rutte

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Dutch anti-immigration populists stunned Prime Minister Mark Rutte to become the joint biggest party in the senate …

Dutch populists win senate vote in blow to PM

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A Dutch populist party will be the joint biggest in the senate and strip Prime Minister Mark Rutte of his majority …

New Zealand bans assault weapons within days of massacre

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New Zealand imposed a ban on assault weapons Thursday, moving swiftly following the Christchurch massacre and triggering …

'Hello brother': Words that countered a gunman's hate

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"Hello brother." The warm-hearted words an elderly Muslim reportedly used to greet a white supremacist gunman have …

From Aussie bad boys to the Universe Boss: six to watch in the IPL

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AFP Sport picks six to watch when the 12th season of the high-octane Twenty20 Indian Premier League begins on Saturday:

Aussie footy TV host slammed for mocking NZ PM's accent

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A leading Australian media personality faced a stinging backlash Thursday after mocking New Zealand Prime Minister …

A tale of two Delhis: Deadly air exposes rich poor divide

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Walls draped in lush vertical gardens and air filtered through purifiers insulate diners at a swanky New Delhi food …

Boulder-sized sunfish washes ashore in Australia

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A boulder-sized fish of a kind known to "sink yachts" has washed up on an Australian beach.

May pleads with EU for time to save her Brexit plan

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is due back in Brussels on Thursday on a last-gasp mission to beg EU leaders for more …

Italy driver hijacks, torches school bus carrying dozens of children

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Italian police on Wednesday rescued 51 children taken hostage by their school bus driver, who doused the vehicle in …

New Zealand bans assault weapons less than a week after massacre

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New Zealand is banning the sale of assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons with immediate effect, Prime Minister …

Pyongyang sanctions workarounds failing to soften impact

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North Korea's illicit and highly sophisticated efforts to circumvent UN sanctions may have sought to cushion their …

Footballers buried as New Zealand mosque massacre funerals resume

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Two football-loving victims of New Zealand's twin mosque massacre were buried on Thursday, including a teenager who …

Finland tops world happiness rankings, South Sudan bottom: UN

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Finland ranked as the world's happiest country for the second year running while war-torn South Sudan sank to the least …

Levi's raises $623 mn ahead of NYSE debut Thursday

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US jeans company Levi Strauss & Co. announced Wednesday strong pricing ahead of its Wall Street return, enabling it to …

Youthful talent gives England a bright future, says Henderson

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Jordan Henderson says England are ready to fulfil the growing expectations around their vibrant young team as the Euro …

Osaka silent over ex-coach lawsuit as Miami Open begins

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World number one Naomi Osaka refused on Wednesday to become embroiled in a dispute with one of her former coaches who is …

Tuberculosis can be eradicated by 2045: experts

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The world can eradicate tuberculosis by 2045 if the fight against the killer disease is properly funded, an …

Mosque massacre funerals resume with teen laid to rest

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A teenager who dreamed of playing in goal for Manchester United was among the latest victims of New Zealand's twin …

EU chief says Brexit delay possible if MPs approve deal

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The EU could approve Britain's request for a short delay to Brexit but only if UK MPs next week vote through the …

Italy driver hijacks, torches school bus

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Italian police on Wednesday rescued 51 children taken hostage by their school bus driver, who doused the vehicle in …

Aid agencies struggle to rescue Mozambique cyclone victims

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Aid workers raced on Wednesday to help survivors and meet spiralling humanitarian needs in three southern African …