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Severe snowstorms hit eastern Canada

A state of emergency has been declared in Canada after severe snowstorms hit Newfoundland and Labrador. As much as 30 inches (76cm) of snow has fallen leaving some residents trapped…

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Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes

For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It's like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as…

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Black boxes of shot-down Ukrainian airliner will be sent to Ukraine

The black boxes of the Ukrainian airliner which was accidentally shot down by Iranian forces this month will be sent to Ukraine, the Tasnim news agency reported Saturday. All 176…

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Rain brings bushfire relief to parts of Australia

Parts of Australia's east coast have been hit by heavy rain and thunderstorms, dousing some bushfires but also bringing the threat of flooding. Some, such as this thirsty koala, have…

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Simpsons actor says he will no longer voice Apu

The voice actor who plays the Indian character Apu in The Simpsons has said he is stepping down from the role, following years of controversy. White actor Hank Azaria has…

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Hezbollah steps in to overcome Cabinet formation obstacles

Hezbollah has intervened with its allies to overcome the last remaining hurdles holding up the formation of a new government, a party lawmaker said Friday, as demands by various parties…

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Oldest three-star Michelin restaurant downgraded

The restaurant of famed French chef Paul Bocuse has lost its three-star Michelin rating, stirring controversy. L'Auberge du Pont de Collonges, known simply as Paul Bocuse, had held its crème…

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Painting found in wall confirmed as stolen Klimt

A painting discovered by chance last month is a Gustav Klimt original that was stolen nearly 23 years ago, Italian authorities have confirmed. The painting, Portrait of a Lady, was…

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Iran’s leader defends military over plane disaster

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has defended the country's armed forces after it admitted shooting down a passenger plane by mistake. He said the Revolutionary Guard - the elite…

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Clinton prosecutor Ken Starr to defend Trump in impeachment

US President Donald Trump's defence team in his Senate trial will include special prosecutors from President Bill Clinton's impeachment. He will be represented by Ken Starr and Robert Ray, who…

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