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11,258 scientists from around the world declare a climate emergency

11,258 scientists from around the world declare a climate emergency

Take our test • Climate change: How hard will extreme weather hit NZ? The results are charts that are, at least compared with the climate graphics presented by the IPCC, surprisingly simple, and t...

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As Train Rushes Past, BART Worker Pulls Passenger From Tracks

As Train Rushes Past, BART Worker Pulls Passenger From Tracks

A transit supervisor is being hailed as a hero after pulling a man off train tracks when he fell from a crowded platform. O'Connor told KPIX that he saw the man fall in his peripheral vision. "T...

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Lindsay Hoyle elected Speaker of UK's House of Commons

Lindsay Hoyle elected Speaker of UK's House of Commons

It was a message that appealed to tired politicians who have spent three years struggling to cope with the pressure of navigating the country's exit from its closest trading bloc. Hoyle's main rival i...

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Washington 'may not need' to put tariffs on European cars: Ross

Washington 'may not need' to put tariffs on European cars: Ross

LNG since April after it placed a retaliatory 25% tariff on shipments past year. If Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had it his way, the answer would be yes. Although there was briefly a hassle-free way...

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Turkey claims it captured slain IS leader Baghdadi's sister in Syria

Turkish authorities have detained the leader of the Daesh terrorist group Abu Bakr Baghdadi's older sister and her family in northern Syria, Sputnik news agency quoted a media report citing senior Tu...

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Kentucky governor looks for last-minute boost from Trump

Kentucky governor looks for last-minute boost from Trump

Trump said Paul's call for the whistleblower to be publicly named was "excellent". Bevin is perhaps the country's least popular governor, according to opinion polls, after damaging battles with l...

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Gordon Sondland Revises Impeachment Testimony to Acknowledge Ukraine Quid Pro Quo

Gordon Sondland Revises Impeachment Testimony to Acknowledge Ukraine Quid Pro Quo

Before the president starts tweeting about "Never Trumpers" out to get him, Sondland is a Trump-appointed ambassador. "I was shocked", she said of learning from Assistant Secretary of State Phil...

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Jacob Rees-Mogg apologises for suggesting Grenfell fire victims lacked 'common sense'

Jacob Rees-Mogg apologises for suggesting Grenfell fire victims lacked 'common sense'

In a later statement, Rees-Mogg said he wanted to apologise "profoundly" for his comments. Who is going to challenge this man over saying this? "Residents were thrown into a terrifying, impossible s...

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Fire Guts Balogun Market In Lagos

Fire Guts Balogun Market In Lagos

As at the time of filing this report, the cause of the outbreak can not be ascertained by our reporter. Pulse earlier reported that firefighters were still battling to completely put out the fire ...

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Xi voices ‘trust’ in Lam, but concern over unrest

Xi voices ‘trust’ in Lam, but concern over unrest

Some protesters in Hong Kong , angry at perceived Chinese meddling in its freedoms, have called for independence in sometimes violent unrest, a red line for Beijing. Chinese President Xi Jinping pose...

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China trade war 'hurting both countries'

China trade war 'hurting both countries'

In July 2018, tariffs of 25% came into force on goods valued at $34 billion, followed by new import duties of $16 billion in August. That's narrowed the year-to-date goods deficit with China to $266...

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NYPD commissioner James O'Neill to step down

NYPD commissioner James O'Neill to step down

O'Neill's announcement comes just over two months after he announced the controversial decision to fire former NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the the chokehold-death of Eric Garner in July 2014. Sh...

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Police find 41 migrants alive in truck in Xanthi Greece

Police find 41 migrants alive in truck in Xanthi Greece

The refrigeration system in the truck where the migrants were found in northern Greece had not been turned on, and none of the migrants were injured, though some asked for medical assistance, a Gree...

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Pirates Seize 4 Aboard Greek-Flagged Ship off Coast of Togo

The ship was carrying a cargo of gypsum, a mineral commonly used as fertiliser, which was destined for Benin, according to the company, which said its vessel was boarded by pirates in the early hours ...

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9 Key Takeaways — Trump's Twitter Presidency

9 Key Takeaways — Trump's Twitter Presidency

The New York Times embarked on a study of more than 11,000 tweets by Donald Trump - a President who has used social media like no other - scrutinising the accounts he follows and interviewing admin...

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Catalonia crisis: Separatists burn pictures of Spanish king

Catalonia crisis: Separatists burn pictures of Spanish king

After weeks of soaring tensions in Spain's protest-hit northeast region, triggered by the Supreme Court's jailing of nine separatist leaders last month, security was tight for the royal visit during w...

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Clashes in Baghdad protests kill 5, wound 60

Clashes in Baghdad protests kill 5, wound 60

Along with that, the demonstrators are also angry towards their neighbouring country, Iran and the powerful Iraqi Shiite military forces linked to it. The Commission did not say who may have seized ...

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Biden leads Democrats in Nevada, neck and neck with Trump

Biden leads Democrats in Nevada, neck and neck with Trump

Those three are the only candidates with double-digit support. This comes as the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll shows Warren within five points of Biden nationally. A new poll from The New Yo...

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Key facts as Delhi chokes in toxic smog

Key facts as Delhi chokes in toxic smog

Bajaj said he normally drives to work, but his car's licence plate ends in and odd number. Delhi has seen a growing pollution problem each winter for the past decade but despite efforts to control t...

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Man accused of plotting to bomb Colorado synagogue

Man accused of plotting to bomb Colorado synagogue

We're not going to be victims or see ourselves as victims. The co-conspirators turned out to be undercover agents. Holzer and the undercover agents then discussed using pipe bombs, and when the agents...

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Suspect arrested after Hong Kong protesters slashed by knife

Suspect arrested after Hong Kong protesters slashed by knife

Police said six people in total were wounded - four men and two women - and that three were arrested, without giving details. "The practice of the black rioters once again shows that "stopping the v...

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El Salvador gives Venezuelan diplomats 48 hours to leave country

El Salvador gives Venezuelan diplomats 48 hours to leave country

In a statement Saturday, Maduro's foreign minister said all Salvadoran diplomats had 48 hours to flee the country. Guaido appointed himself interim president of Venezuela earlier this year after t...

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WW2 Jewish survivors in rare reunion with Greek rescuer

WW2 Jewish survivors in rare reunion with Greek rescuer

It's so awesome what she did, she ran an unimaginable danger by hiding us", added Yanai, 86, about Melpomeni. She saved all my family. He was one of around 40 descendants who, one by one, leaned dow...

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Ryanair dampens expectations on Boeing Max deliveries

Ryanair dampens expectations on Boeing Max deliveries

In July Ryanair said it expected to receive 30 of the B737 Max 200 variant by summer 2020 , but this has now been revised down to just 20. "We remain confident that these "gamechanger" aircraft (wh...

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Cong claims victory after India decides not to join RCEP

Cong claims victory after India decides not to join RCEP

India's final decision will depend on the satisfactory resolution of these issues", the statement said. "We have conveyed to the participating countries that we will not be joining the RCEP", Vijay ...

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Biden holds the lead, Warren gaining ground

Biden holds the lead, Warren gaining ground

The poll showed Bernie Sanders deadlocked with the president among registered voters, but trailing among likely voters. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg make g...

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Airbnb Bans

Airbnb Bans "Party Houses" After California Shooting That Killed 5 People

In additional tweets, Chesky detailed the company's course of action. Chesky continued saying, "First, we are expanding manual screening of high-risk reservations flagged by our risk detection techn...

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BTS’ Jungkook Under Investigation Following Traffic Accident

BTS’ Jungkook Under Investigation Following Traffic Accident

The day after the accident occurred, BTS walked away with awards at the 2019 MTV EMAs for Best Live and Biggest Fans. Real Hit acknowledged in a assertion: 'The police haven't closed this case but...

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33 hurt as Paris-London bus flips in France

33 hurt as Paris-London bus flips in France

Passengers on the bus came from Britain, the US, Spain, Australia, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, and France , according to French media. The bus was carrying 32 passengers, an announcement from t...

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Tens of thousands protest in Lebanese capital

Tens of thousands protest in Lebanese capital

Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned last Tuesday, meeting a key demand of the protesters. 'All of them means all of them, ' has become a popular chant calling for all political leaders to step ...

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House investigators release transcripts of testimony from impeachment inquiry

House investigators release transcripts of testimony from impeachment inquiry

It is true that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky criticized Yovanovitch , but he did so after Trump claimed she was "bad news" in the July 25 phone call-according to the transcript memo of ...

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Illegal loggers kill indigenous Amazon warrior 'Lobo' during clashes

Illegal loggers kill indigenous Amazon warrior 'Lobo' during clashes

The killing increases concerns about escalating violence against Amazon forest protectors. Survival International , a non-profit organization that advocates isolated communities, said at least th...

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Farage says he will not stand in United Kingdom election

Farage says he will not stand in United Kingdom election

The figurehead of an extreme no-deal Brexit, Nigel Farage , on Sunday said he would not be a parliamentary candidate in the upcoming United Kingdom general election. Mr Farage has been a harsh ...

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Columnist sues Trump for calling her sex assault claim a lie

Columnist sues Trump for calling her sex assault claim a lie

Robbie Kaplan , of the law firm Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP, which is representing Carroll, said in a written statement that Trump remembers what happened then and knows what is going on now. She said ...

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MPs elect new Speaker to replace Bercow

MPs elect new Speaker to replace Bercow

Ms Hillier said there is a "good list of MPs to work for and a bad list of MPs to work for", noting: "Staff know this, we know this, it may be an uncomfortable message, it may not be a vote victor tod...

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