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staffFebruary 23, 2018

UN Security Council to vote Friday on Syria ceasefire

The U.N. Security Council will vote Friday at 4:00 p.m. local time, on a draft resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire ...

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staffFebruary 22, 2018

Syrian child, 7, kidnapped in east Lebanon

A 7-year-old Syrian child was kidnapped Thursday morning in Zahle’s Barr Elias. S.A.K. was taken from in front of her ...

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staffFebruary 22, 2018

Iraq says handed over 4 women, 27 children suspected of Daesh ties to Russia

Iraq has handed over to Russia four women and 27 children suspected of having ties to Daesh (ISIS), local television ...

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staffFebruary 21, 2018

Gaza to pump sewage straight into sea as crisis worsens

Municipalities in Gaza announced Wednesday they will pump sewage straight into the sea from the Palestinian coastal enclave due to ...

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German-Russian, 70, stabs Afghan, Syrian, Iraqi refugees

A 70-year-old man has been arrested accused of “politically motivated” attempted murder days after attacking three asylum seekers with a ...

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staff February 23, 2018

UN Security Council to vote Friday on Syria ceasefire

The U.N. Security Council will vote Friday at 4:00 p.m. local time, on a draft resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire ...

staff February 23, 2018

Curling: Swiss stun Canada to take bronze medal

Canada’s Olympic curling nightmare was completed Friday when the men’s team, gold medalists in the last three Games, lost 7-5 ...

staff February 22, 2018

European stock markets slide at open

London – European stock markets slid at the start of trading on Thursday after large drops in Asia and on ...

staff February 22, 2018

Syrian child, 7, kidnapped in east Lebanon

A 7-year-old Syrian child was kidnapped Thursday morning in Zahle’s Barr Elias. S.A.K. was taken from in front of her ...

staff February 22, 2018

German-Russian, 70, stabs Afghan, Syrian, Iraqi refugees

A 70-year-old man has been arrested accused of “politically motivated” attempted murder days after attacking three asylum seekers with a ...

AUSTRALIA & NZ

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staffJanuary 30, 2018

Aussie military says tracking app doesn’t breach security

Australia’s military said on Tuesday that a fitness tracking application did not breach security despite revelations that an interactive, online ...

Parts of Australia passing 40C today as others brace for a hot weekend

Very hot and dry conditions have been forecast across the country today and over the weekend, fuelling warnings of extreme ...

staffJanuary 18, 2018

New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that she is pregnant. Ms Ardern said she and her partner, Clarke ...

staffJanuary 18, 2018

ASIA

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staffFebruary 22, 2018

N.Korean closing Olympics delegation includes man blamed for deadly sinking

North Korea will send a high-level delegation to South Korea for the Winter Olympics closing ceremony, officials said Thursday, including ...

Four arrests over Taiwan’s ‘first’ bitcoin robbery

Taiwan police have arrested four men over a bitcoin robbery worth Twd$5 million ($170,000) in what they said was the ...

staffFebruary 22, 2018

Philippines to court: Declare communist groups as terrorists

Justice officials have asked a court to formally designate the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the ...

staffFebruary 21, 2018

AFRICA

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staffFebruary 22, 2018

Nigeria rescues 76 schoolgirls after Boko Haram attack, others missing

The Nigerian military rescued 76 schoolgirls and recovered the bodies of two others on Wednesday, after the students went missing ...

Egypt accepts delay of Ethiopia dam meeting as protests rage

Egypt’s Foreign Ministry says it accepts Ethiopia’s request to delay a meeting about a dam that Ethiopia is building on ...

staffFebruary 18, 2018

Drone strike kills 2 al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen

A U.S. drone strike in central Yemen killed two suspected al-Qaeda members on a motorbike including a local commander, a ...

staffFebruary 17, 2018

Entertainment

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Technology

Facebook forges with kids app despite criticism

Facebook is forging ahead with its messaging app for kids, despite child experts who have pressed the company to shut ...

staffFebruary 17, 2018

Facebook faces big challenge to prevent future US election meddling

The Russian influence operation designed to tamper with the 2016 U.S. presidential election used a combination of old-school espionage tactics ...

staffFebruary 17, 2018
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Business

European stock markets slide at open

London – European stock markets slid at the start of trading on Thursday after large drops in Asia and on ...

staffFebruary 22, 2018

HSBC profits jump to $17.2bn on Asia growth

HSBC has posted a pre-tax profit of $17.2bn (£12.3bn) in 2017, saying its focus on Asia was driving growth. The ...

staffFebruary 20, 2018

Facebook launches $10 mln community leader awards

Facebook launched a community leadership program on Friday that will award $10 million in total to more than 100 people ...

staffFebruary 9, 2018
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SCIENCE

Sharks, humans shared common ancestor 440 million years ago

A basking shark-like fish — only the size of a sardine — is helping paleontologists better understand the earliest branches ...

staffJanuary 12, 2018

Here’s what happens to the human body in Space

Space is a dangerous and unforgiving place, and spending time away from gravity takes its toll on the human body, ...

staffJanuary 11, 2018
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HEALTH

What is a circumcision and why does Iceland want to ban it?

Iceland has recently been in the news after proposing a bill to ban non-medical circumcision. If the proposals go ahead, ...

staffFebruary 21, 2018

Ultra-processed foods linked to cancer

A link between highly processed foods and cancer has been suggested by French researchers. They classified foods including cakes, chicken ...

staffFebruary 15, 2018
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Sport

Curling: Swiss stun Canada to take bronze medal

Canada’s Olympic curling nightmare was completed Friday when the men’s team, gold medalists in the last three Games, lost 7-5 ...

staffFebruary 23, 2018

AC Milan owner Li dismisses bankrupt reports as ‘fake news’

AC Milan owner Li Yonghong has dismissed reports that he has been declared bankrupt in China as “fake news”. Chinese ...

staffFebruary 21, 2018

FIFA lifts ban on 2026 World Cup voters publicly backing bid

FIFA has lifted a ban on voters publicly endorsing a 2026 World Cup bid. Football’s governing body last month ordered ...

staffFebruary 21, 2018
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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!