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staffNovember 21, 2017

Assad to Putin – Thank you for ‘saving our country’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad thanked his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for “saving” his country and for Russia’s support in Syria. ...

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staffNovember 20, 2017

Iraq top court declares Kurd referendum unconstitutional

Iraq’s supreme court on Monday declared that September’s referendum on independence in the autonomous Kurdish areas in the north of ...

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staffNovember 17, 2017

New drug approved by FDA to stem bleeding in hemophilia patients

Hemlibra, or emicizumab-kxwh, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent or reduce the number of ...

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staffNovember 17, 2017

Russia vetoes Syria chemical attacks probe

Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have extended an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in ...

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German coalition talks collapse

Talks on forming a coalition government in Germany have collapsed after the free-market liberal FDP pulled out. FDP leader Christian ...

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staff November 21, 2017

Trump names North Korea ‘a state sponsor of terror’

The US President Donald Trump has designated North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism; he also promised more US Treasury ...

staff November 21, 2017

US ends Temporary Protected Status for 55,000 Haitians

The Haitian community in the US is “shocked” and “speechless” after President Donald Trump’s administration announced that it was ending its ...

staff November 21, 2017

Assad to Putin – Thank you for ‘saving our country’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad thanked his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for “saving” his country and for Russia’s support in Syria. ...

staff November 21, 2017

Bizarre shape of interstellar asteroid

An asteroid that visited us from interstellar space is one of the most elongated cosmic objects known to science, a ...

staff November 21, 2017

US moves to block AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner

The US Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to block telecoms giant AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, the owner ...

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staffNovember 20, 2017

7.0 quake off New Caledonia sparks tsunami alert

A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coast of New Caledonia on Monday, triggering a brief tsunami warning and ...

Australians decisively back same-sex marriage

Australians have overwhelmingly voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage in a historic poll. The non-binding postal vote showed 61.6% ...

staffNovember 14, 2017

Australia refuses NZ offer on refugees

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has turned down a renewed offer from New Zealand to resettle some refugees from a Papua ...

staffNovember 5, 2017

ASIA

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staffNovember 17, 2017

Apology after train departs seconds early

A rail company in Japan has apologized after one of its trains departed 20 seconds early. Management on the Tsukuba ...

Chinese envoy to head to North Korea, hopes to improve ties

China was preparing Friday to dispatch its highest-level envoy to North Korea in two years in a bid to improve ...

staffNovember 17, 2017

Trump to address Apec summit in Vietnam

As the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) summit kicks off in Vietnam, the focus is on US President Donald Trump’s speech ...

staffNovember 10, 2017

AFRICA

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staffNovember 21, 2017

Mugabi could lose presidency in days

The party of Zimbabwe’s embattled President Robert Mugabe is to begin moves to impeach him. A Zanu-PF official said a ...

Mugabe faces looming ultimatum to quit

Zimbabwe’s embattled President Robert Mugabe is facing a deadline set by his own party to resign after his surprise speech ...

staffNovember 20, 2017

Mugabe resisting calls to stand down

Zimbabwe’s long-time President Robert Mugabe is reportedly refusing to step down immediately, despite growing calls for his resignation. The 93-year-old ...

staffNovember 17, 2017

Entertainment

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Technology

Russia posts reached 126m Facebook users

Facebook has said as many as 126 million American users may have seen content uploaded by Russia-based operatives over the ...

staffOctober 31, 2017

Facebook denies ‘listening’ to conversations

A Facebook executive has denied the social network uses a device’s microphone to listen to what users are saying and ...

staffOctober 29, 2017
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Business

US moves to block AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner

The US Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to block telecoms giant AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, the owner ...

staffNovember 21, 2017

Meet the world’s youngest self-made billionaire

John Collison does not seem entirely comfortable with his somewhat impressive claim to fame – he is the world’s youngest ...

staffNovember 20, 2017

BMW recalls 1.4M vehicles over fire risk

German automaker BMW announced Friday it is recalling 1.4 million vehicles in North America over fire risks. The company issued ...

staffNovember 4, 2017
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SCIENCE

Bizarre shape of interstellar asteroid

An asteroid that visited us from interstellar space is one of the most elongated cosmic objects known to science, a ...

staffNovember 21, 2017

World’s first human head transplant is successfully carried out

Scientists have successfully performed a head transplant on a corpse, and are ready to do it on a living person, ...

staffNovember 17, 2017
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HEALTH

Switching to whole grain pasta may reduce weight, risk for type 2 diabetes

Put down that forkful of perfectly twirled white spaghetti, and grab a plate of whole grain pasta instead. You’ll feel ...

staffNovember 12, 2017

New colon cancer breakthrough may lead to prevention

Researchers at the University of Warwick have found that a natural body process can cause inflammation, increasing the risk of ...

staffNovember 4, 2017
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Sport

Ex-Wimbledon champion Novotna dies at 49

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at the age of 49. The Women’s Tennis Association said Novotna, who had ...

staffNovember 20, 2017

Report: John Lynch Tried to Trade for Tom Brady While Pursuing Jimmy Garoppolo

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch reportedly inquired about trading for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo as early as this year’s ...

staffNovember 5, 2017

NYC Marathon 2017: Shalane Flanagan is first American woman to win in 40 years

An emotional and exuberant Shalane Flanagan came to the finish line of the New York City Marathon and enveloped herself ...

staffNovember 5, 2017
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Oh Deer! These Two Friends are Too Cute

Oh Deer! These Two Friends are Too Cute

Four-month-old roe deer Daisy has no idea she’s not a dog!