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6,700 Rohingya, 730 children killed in first month of Myanmar violence: MSF

At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine...

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Alabama Democrat in shock Senate win over Trump-backed Republican

Democrat Doug Jones scored a stunning upset victory Tuesday in an intense US Senate race in conservative Alabama, dealing a...

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IS battle may be won, but Iraq faces major challenges

Iraq may have announced a final victory over the Islamic State group in the country, but Baghdad’s triumph remains fragile...

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Explosion at major Austrian gas hub, one dead, 18 injured

An explosion rocked one of Europe’s biggest gas pipeline hubs in Austria on Tuesday, leaving one person dead and 18...

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Magnitude 6.2 quake hits southeastern Iran: seismological centre

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Iran’s southeastern province of Kerman on Tuesday, the Iranian seismological centre reported, though media said there...

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Trump's accusers 'should be heard': Haley

Women who accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct “should be heard,” US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley...

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Egypt revives dream of new desert capital

In Egypt’s eastern desert, roads are being carved across vast expanses of sand where the government is building a new...

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Turkey economy grows 11.1% in third quarter: data

Turkey’s economy grew by a strong 11.1 percent in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last...

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Anti-nuclear group receives Nobel Prize as NKorea crisis escalates

The winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), on Sunday voiced alarm about...

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N. Korea blames US for tensions in rare UN talks

North Korea blamed US “nuclear blackmail” for soaring tensions over its weapons programme following rare meetings with a senior UN...

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Russia voices regret after being banned from Winter Olympics

Russia on Wednesday reacted with disappointment but no great surprise after the country was banned from the Winter Olympic Games,...

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Uncertainty hangs over crisis-hit Gulf summit

The crisis-hit Gulf Cooperation Council began its annual summit on Tuesday amid uncertainty over whether the leaders of Saudi Arabia...

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Britain's May in Brussels for Brexit moment of truth

British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to reach a deal on Brexit divorce terms with European Commission chief Jean-Claude...

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Yemen rebel alliance crumbles as 'street war' rocks capital

Gun battles forced shops and schools to close in Yemen’s capital on Sunday as residents warned a three-year rebel alliance...

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