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United Kingdom and France sign new agreement to tackle illegal migration

United Kingdom and France sign new agreement to tackle illegal migration

With busy traffic and powerful winds and currents, the Channel crossing can prove extremely unsafe for small boats despite the apparent short distance between Calais and British port Dover. The agreem...

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Turkish court sentences hundreds to life imprisonment over unproven coup claims

Turkish court sentences hundreds to life imprisonment over unproven coup claims

The defendants were expected to appeal Thursday's verdicts, which were welcomed by members of Erdogan's ruling party. Another 365 are in pre-trial detention, the Anadolu state news agency said . Th...

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Northern NSW, the Greater Hunter, and Sydney bracing for another scorcher

Northern NSW, the Greater Hunter, and Sydney bracing for another scorcher

Footage aired by ABC TV showed smoke billowing from one house. "The immediate threat to homes has eased", the RFS tweeted. "Crews remain on scene working to fully contain the fire". A gusty southerl...

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Eric Trump Just Can't Understand How Joe Biden Won

Eric Trump Just Can't Understand How Joe Biden Won

He tweeted his disbelief that Biden won the election with more votes than Barack Obama, because Biden just wasn't out on the campaign trail endangering his voting base like someone's dad we all know. ...

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Zulum attends burial of farmers killed by Boko Haram

Zulum attends burial of farmers killed by Boko Haram

Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum, led other top members of his government to attend the burial that took place in Zabarmari. Zulum addressed the bereaved community. The federal legislator said t...

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Brexit: Barnier arrives in United Kingdom for last-ditch deal talks

Brexit: Barnier arrives in United Kingdom for last-ditch deal talks

Talks continued virtually, but appear to have yielded little progress, with Barnier saying the "same significant divergences persist". France's Europe minister, Clement Beaune, said the two sides ar...

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Afghanistan: Car bomb kills dozens of people in Ghazni province

This is the first time the two sides hold face-to-face talks to try to end the country's decades-long war. "Some 30 killed and 21 wounded were admitted to a main hospital in Ghazni city following an...

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Modi: India's duty to assist neighbours in fight against Covid-19

Modi: India's duty to assist neighbours in fight against Covid-19

He has also demanded, via a legal notice sent to the SII, AstraZeneca and the Oxford Vaccine Group, that the vaccine trial, which is now being tested on 1,600 volunteers in India, be immediately hal...

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Over 2,600 student COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario schools

Over 2,600 student COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario schools

Toronto and Peel Region made up 54% of the new cases with Toronto reporting 494 and Peel Region with 517. That means about three per cent of cases have resulted in death. The region reported 33 new ...

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Taiwanese politicians throw pig guts and punches in parliament

Taiwanese politicians throw pig guts and punches in parliament

President Tsai Ing-wen's administration lifted a longstanding ban on imports of US pork and beef in August, in a move seen as one of the first steps toward possibly negotiating a bilateral trade agree...

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Over 150 arrested in London amid anti-lockdown protests

Over 150 arrested in London amid anti-lockdown protests

On which police commander for the event, Chief Superintendent Stuart Bell, said it was a "challenging day" for officers and thanked them for their work. London: The Metropolitan Police officers arres...

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Chinese researchers now claim COVID-19 virus originated in India

Chinese researchers now claim COVID-19 virus originated in India

Various outlets of the state-run Chinese media have been varying reports in recent days stating that a number of imported food products from different countries, including a consignment of fish from I...

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Woman smashes 500 bottles in supermarket rampage

Woman smashes 500 bottles in supermarket rampage

The video of the incident shows her picking and smashing the alcohol bottles into the ground. One person said that he can not believe that the staff stood there watching her break the bottle. A next...

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Sri Lanka President, Ajit Doval discuss security, infrastructure

Sri Lanka President, Ajit Doval discuss security, infrastructure

Top security officials of India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives on Saturday agreed to further strengthen cooperation and ensure peace for common benefit as they took stock of the current maritime security...

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Global Covid-19 cases cross 61 million

Global Covid-19 cases cross 61 million

Sixty days ago, fewer than 30,000 were hospitalized with the coronavirus . On Thursday, the COVID-19 Tracking Project reported 125,000 new coronavirus cases, however, 20 states and territories di...

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Dozens Arrested in British Anti-Lockdown Protest | coronavirus

The police said the arrests had been made for different offences including assaulting a police officer, possession of drugs and breaching coronavirus restrictions. "We've seen our police officers ye...

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Video of police beating Black man 'shame us,' French president says

Video of police beating Black man 'shame us,' French president says

An Associated Press reporter heard about 10 rounds of tear gas being fired and saw some small rocks and a couple of paving stones being thrown. President Emmanuel Macron is "very shocked" at foota...

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Brazil president won't take COVID-19 vaccine

Brazil president won't take COVID-19 vaccine

The US has recorded the most deaths due to Covid-19 since the pandemic began, with its official toll standing at 263,455. Bolsonaro was infected with the virus in July after downplaying it for month...

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Tired of mockery, Austrian village changes name

Tired of mockery, Austrian village changes name

An Austrian village will ring in the new year with a slightly different name - Fugging - after its rude original became too much for the locals to bear. But not everyone seems happy with the impending...

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Biden Gains Votes In Recount Of Milwaukee County Requested By Trump

Biden Gains Votes In Recount Of Milwaukee County Requested By Trump

The Trump administration spent $ 3 million - the equivalent of R46 million - to request two recounts in Milwaukee and Dane counties after the USA president lost Wisconsin to Biden by over 20,00...

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Hungary, Poland vows to veto EU COVID recovery fund mechanism

Hungary, Poland vows to veto EU COVID recovery fund mechanism

Poland's prime minister on Friday said he had confirmed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Warsaw is ready to block the EU's huge budget and recovery package because it's linked to democrat...

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Cher in Pakistan to set

Cher in Pakistan to set "world's loneliest elephant" free from zoo

Kaavan had a partner elephant, Saheli, who lived with him from 1990 to 2012. "Appreciating her efforts in retiring Kaavan to an elephant sanctuary, the prime minister thanked Cher for her campaign...

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South Korea will work with China to achieve North Korean denuclearization: Moon

South Korea will work with China to achieve North Korean denuclearization: Moon

Wang is the second senior Chinese diplomat to visit South Korea since the coronavirus emerged in China late previous year, following an August trip by Yang Jiechi , a member of the Communist Party ...

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Belarus dictator Lukashenko says he will step down after the new constitution

Belarus dictator Lukashenko says he will step down after the new constitution

He said he would "not be president" after this - but gave no timescale. NBC News allowed for the possibility that Lukashenko was merely "paying lip service to the prospect of him stepping aside" rat...

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Thailand criticised over royal insult charges as more summoned

Thailand criticised over royal insult charges as more summoned

Thousands of Thai democracy activists rallied in Bangkok Wednesday to demand the king give up control of his multibillion-dollar fortune, turning their protest movement directly on the once-untoucha...

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Trump snaps at reporter asking if he will concede to Biden

Trump snaps at reporter asking if he will concede to Biden

A number of news outlets have declared Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden , but Trump and his allies are contesting results in key battleground states. After Trump talked to troops around th...

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Azerbaijan Lawmakers Urge French Removal From Karabakh Mediation

Azerbaijan Lawmakers Urge French Removal From Karabakh Mediation

Nevertheless, the move elicited outrage in Azerbaijan, which has previously criticized France for siding with Armenia in the dispute. They also urged Baku to revise its "political. Nagorno-Karabak...

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China, Japan eye closer collaboration amid COVID-19 pandemic

China, Japan eye closer collaboration amid COVID-19 pandemic

Wang is the first high-ranking Chinese official to meet Suga in person after the latter became prime minister in September. On Tuesday, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Wang agreed t...

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Jailed Saudi activist’s trial transferred to terrorism court, says family

Jailed Saudi activist’s trial transferred to terrorism court, says family

Ms. Al-Hathloul and the other Saudi women activists detained in 2018 - some of them mothers, grandmothers and professors - say they were physically and sexually abused while in detention by masked int...

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Families of six Americans convicted in Venezuela cry foul

Families of six Americans convicted in Venezuela cry foul

Six executives for Citgo, the US-based subsidiary of the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, were convicted and sentenced Thursday to more than eight years for allegations of corruption. They all pl...

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Prominent Iranian nuclear scientist Fakhrizadeh assassinated

Prominent Iranian nuclear scientist Fakhrizadeh assassinated

Tehran long has maintained its nuclear programme is peaceful. Fakhrizadeh has always been described by Western, Israeli and Iranian exile foes of Iran's clerical rulers as a leader of a covert atom...

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Monitor: Air strikes kill 19 Iran-backed fighters in Syria

Monitor: Air strikes kill 19 Iran-backed fighters in Syria

Citing senior Israeli officials, Axios reported Wednesday that service members of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were recently instructed to prepare for a potential US strike on Iran before US Pres...

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Trump says he will leave office - if Biden victory is confirmed

Trump says he will leave office - if Biden victory is confirmed

In a surprise news conference on Thanksgiving Day, President Trump took questions from the press for the first time since losing re-election-but he doubled down on his "rigged" election claims and a...

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Canadians will get COVID-19 vaccines later than other countries: PM Trudeau

Canadians will get COVID-19 vaccines later than other countries: PM Trudeau

The Canadian government hopes that the country will get the first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in January 2021, President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada and Minister for Intergovernmental ...

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'Will leave White House if....': Donald Trump comes closest to admitting defeat

'Will leave White House if....': Donald Trump comes closest to admitting defeat

Noting that it is going to "very hard thing" for him to concede defeat, Trump also smashed U.S. media houses and other tech companies for not having "been fair" to him. "I would have won (the election...

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