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Bougainville referendum: PNG region votes overwhelmingly for independence

Bougainville referendum: PNG region votes overwhelmingly for independence

Bougainville Referendum Commission Chairman Bertie Ahern was cheered when he announced that more than 98% of valid ballots favoured independence. As the writs were signed by commissioners after the ...

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Australians flee as soaring heat, winds threaten more bush fires

Australians flee as soaring heat, winds threaten more bush fires

Health officials are advising people to stay indoors and many who do go outside are wearing face masks. A mix of rage, despair, and defeat has driven Sydney-siders to Twitter today to share photos o...

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Blanketed in ash, no survivors: Paramedic describes New Zealand volcano devastation

Blanketed in ash, no survivors: Paramedic describes New Zealand volcano devastation

The families of Matthew and Lauren Urey are desperately searching for the Virginia couple after their last form of communication indicated that they were hospitalized for severe injuries from the volc...

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Former Top Mexican Security Official Arrested On Cocaine Trafficking Charges

Former Top Mexican Security Official Arrested On Cocaine Trafficking Charges

A lawyer for Garcia Luna could not immediately be identified. That's the accusation in a criminal indictment unsealed Tuesday in Brooklyn. Garcia Luna led Mexico's Federal Investigation Agency...

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Complicated: Relations between US, Russia remain tense

Complicated: Relations between US, Russia remain tense

Should Russia or any foreign actor take steps to undermine our democratic processes, we will take action in response", he added. Lavrov's visit comes as a cloud still hangs over Trump over his r...

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Spanish banks commit to Paris Agreement climate change targets

Spanish banks commit to Paris Agreement climate change targets

The "crown" goes to the United States, which rank as the worst climate performer according to the report . Its policies were given a 0.0 rating, in comparison the United Stated ranked one position ...

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Former British spy and Federal Bureau of Investigation source Steele was friends with Ivanka Trump

Former British spy and Federal Bureau of Investigation source Steele was friends with Ivanka Trump

Similarly, the IG report spares America from having to confront the awful possibility that the FBI fabricated a politicized investigation as part of a nakedly partisan and unlawful effort to unseat a ...

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Church depicts Jesus, Mary and Joseph separated in cages

Church depicts Jesus, Mary and Joseph separated in cages

Ristine said . "I think we need to be challenged in our ideas and I think that this is an fantastic display especially in this time of year and what is going on in this country", community member Y...

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Ukraine and Russian Federation agree to prisoner exchange by year's end

Ukraine and Russian Federation agree to prisoner exchange by year's end

This is the latest effort to end a bloody conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Kremlin separatists in the Donbass region. The presidents of Ukraine and Russian Federation agreed Monday to reviv...

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Serial rapist given 33 life sentences after United Kingdom rampage while wrongly free

Serial rapist given 33 life sentences after United Kingdom rampage while wrongly free

He said his victims would probably "never properly recover", adding: "This was a campaign of rape, violence and abduction of a kind which I have never seen or heard of before". He then kidnapped and s...

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Trump Is 'Vile, Bigoted': Jewish Groups Slam President's Anti-Semitic Remarks

Trump Is 'Vile, Bigoted': Jewish Groups Slam President's Anti-Semitic Remarks

Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., entry to the country over their support for the BDS movement. "The Jewish recount has by no map had an even bigger friend within the White House than your president, Donald...

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Imran condemns passing of India`s Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

Imran condemns passing of India`s Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

The debate saw much drama - Asaduddin Owaisi tearing up the Bill and Amit Shah thundering at the Congress, holding it responsible for why the Bill needed to be brought in. Also excluded are other mi...

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No Way Out in Hong Kong Protests

No Way Out in Hong Kong Protests

Another man, wearing a yellow journalist vest, was surrounded, zip-tied and then beaten by a small group who accused him of being a spy. Lam has rejected calls for dialogue, saying Tuesday the prote...

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China hints at national security trials for Canadian detainees

China hints at national security trials for Canadian detainees

Beijing was seen to be retaliating when it detained Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, who have been in custody for a year without seeing their families or a lawyer. Meng also won access to ...

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Navy halts training for about 300 Saudi military aviation students

Navy halts training for about 300 Saudi military aviation students

Navy Commander Clay Doss said classroom and flight training will resume for other students this week. He says it's not clear how long the flight stand-down for the Saudi students will continue. An...

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Governor: Officers shot in New Jersey standoff

Governor: Officers shot in New Jersey standoff

In 2010, he nabbed a serial robber wanted in two gunpoint robberies - an arrest the police chief said was "urgent to make ... before any victims were harmed". Nonetheless, parents were nervous. I ...

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Croatia Joins Literature Nobel Prize Boycott in Protest over Handke

Croatia Joins Literature Nobel Prize Boycott in Protest over Handke

Handke , now 77, expressed support for Milosevic and spoke at the funeral of the former Serbian president in 2006 after he died in detention during his trial at the United Nations war crimes tribunal....

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Exxon not guilty in NY climate change lawsuit

Exxon not guilty in NY climate change lawsuit

The judge found that the New York State Attorney General's case failed to produce evidence that investors were misled. "Nothing in this opinion is meant to absolve ExxonMobil from responsibility f...

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Nonbinary pronoun 'they' named Merriam-Webster's word of the year

Nonbinary pronoun 'they' named Merriam-Webster's word of the year

Merriam-Webster said that lookups for they increased by 313% in 2019 over the previous year. Merriam-Webster recently added a new definition to its online dictionary to reflect use of " they " as ...

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USMCA: Chrystia Freeland to sign new NAFTA deal with U.S., Mexico

USMCA: Chrystia Freeland to sign new NAFTA deal with U.S., Mexico

Business groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers praised the agreement. "Good for everybody - Farmers, Manufacturers, Energy, Union - tremendous support", h...

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President Trump Slams Jews Who 'Don't Love Israel Enough'

President Trump Slams Jews Who 'Don't Love Israel Enough'

Trump is also set to address the Florida Republican Party's Statesman's Dinner in Aventura. " Not nice people at all ". "You're not going to vote for the wealth tax", Trump said , The Washington ...

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Protests rage in India over citizenship bill

Protests rage in India over citizenship bill

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was not in the House, tweeted around midnight that that the Bill is "in line with India's centuries old ethos of assimilation and belief in humanitarian values". Paki...

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Pelosi Announces Support for New North American Trade Deal

Pelosi Announces Support for New North American Trade Deal

Top officials from Canada , Mexico and the United States signed a fresh overhaul of a quarter-century-old trade pact on Tuesday that aims to improve enforcement of worker rights and hold down price...

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Boris Johnson asked to apologise after boy sleeps on hospital floor

Boris Johnson asked to apologise after boy sleeps on hospital floor

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust chief medical officer Dr Yvette Oade confirmed that the ordeal occurred, saying: "Our hospitals are extremely busy at the moment and we are very sorry that Jack's fa...

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Al-Shabaab claims attack on elite hotel in Mogadishu

Al-Shabaab claims attack on elite hotel in Mogadishu

But Shabaab still control parts of the countryside and continues to launch attacks against government, military, civilian and foreign targets in Mogadishu, often striking the city's most prominent hot...

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Thousands gather for police-approved Human Rights Day protest Hong Kong

Thousands gather for police-approved Human Rights Day protest Hong Kong

Vast crowds of democracy protesters thronged Hong Kong's streets on Sunday in a forceful display of support for the movement on its six-month anniversary, as organisers warned the city's pro-Beiji...

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At least 4 dead following Czech hospital shooting, suspect at large

At least 4 dead following Czech hospital shooting, suspect at large

Earlier reports had put the death toll at four, with two others seriously wounded. Police have published a picture of the alleged suspect on Twitter, showing a man with receding ginger hair and wear...

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Rockets hit military base near Baghdad airport, 6 wounded: Military statement

Rockets hit military base near Baghdad airport, 6 wounded: Military statement

Security forces found a rocket launcher and several rockets after a search in the area, it said in a statement. Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access! Founded in 2014 to fight IS jihadis wh...

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Sydney's haze is so bad, it's triggering fire alarms

Sydney's haze is so bad, it's triggering fire alarms

Prime Minister Scott Morrison - who for weeks has not commented the smoke haze - defended his government's handling of the fires and said there were no plans to professionalise the countryside's large...

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Hundreds of thousands march in Hong Kong on biggest rally for months

Hundreds of thousands march in Hong Kong on biggest rally for months

The most popular are a cute pig and a shiba inu dog, who often appear dressed in the movement's ubiquitous yellow tradesman helmets. "There is an ethic of solidarity ... The local bakery brand has a...

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Myanmar state counselor leaves for the Hague to defend lawsuit

Myanmar state counselor leaves for the Hague to defend lawsuit

Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former longtime political prisoner, was once viewed globally as a champion of democracy and human rights. However, she is accused of standing by as Myanmar's...

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Chile military plane disappears with 38 aboard

Chile military plane disappears with 38 aboard

A "dismayed" President Sebastian Pinera, whose country has been witnessing its worst civil unrest in decades, said in a tweet that he would fly to Punta Arenas along with Interior Minister Gonzalo Blu...

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Johnson criticised for response to photo of sick child

Johnson criticised for response to photo of sick child

When challenged, Johnson took the phone out, looked at it and said: "It is a awful, bad photo, and I apologise obviously to the family and all those who have bad experiences in the NHS, but what we ...

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Putin Meets With Ukraine's Zelensky for the First Time

Putin Meets With Ukraine's Zelensky for the First Time

Rebel forces supported by Russian Federation have been battling Ukraine troops for more than five years, fighting that has killed 14,000 people. A major breakthrough at the Paris talks had been seen...

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Trump, Lavrov To Meet In Washington On Tuesday

Trump, Lavrov To Meet In Washington On Tuesday

Mr Trump told Lavrov in an Oval Office meeting that he had relieved pressure from an investigation into his dealings with Russian Federation by firing James Comey as FBI director, according to Special...

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