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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 sanctions against Pyongyang. This was reportedly preceded by months of…

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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 humanitarian protection for Haiti. The move, announced on Monday, gives…

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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. The two heads of state met for talks in the…

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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 study has shown. Discovered on 19 October, the object's speed…

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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 of CNN and HBO. The department said the merger would…

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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 motion to strip him of the presidency would be presented…

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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 self-made billionaire. Just 27, he otherwise seems a supremely confident…

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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 cancer, "died peacefully, surrounded by her family". The Czech player…

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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 the country was unconstitutional. A statement said the court "rendered…

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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 evacuation alert but causing no significant damage, local officials said.…

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