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Japan holds first North Korea missile attack evacuation drill

Japan’s capital has held its first evacuation drill in decades, as residents scrambled for cover in subway stations and underground...

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UK army chief Nick Carter calls for cash to counter Russia 'threats'

Russia is building up “aggressive” military forces and the British army would struggle to match Moscow’s capabilities, according to UK...

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Iraq's political landscape in disarray

Iraq officially declared victory over the so-called Islamic State (IS) – but was this a little hasty? Many Iraqis are concerned that...

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Mexico posts record-breaking homicide rate in 2017

Nearly 30,000 people were killed last year, marking the worst year recorded in Mexico, the interior ministry said. But security...

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US decision on Jerusalem looms large over Mike Pence visit

US Vice President Pence has embarked on a short visit to the Middle East, a trip that has already been postponed twice since...

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Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas seeks EU support in response to US Jerusalem move

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas arrives in Brussels on Monday for diplomatic talks with EU officials, hoping to prompt a strong...

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Iraq to hang German woman for belonging to 'Islamic State'

A German woman of Moroccan origin was sentenced to death by hanging by a court in Iraq on Sunday after...

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Jamaican authorities declare state of emergency over crime

Amid a rise in violent crime, authorities in Jamaica have declared a state of emergency in several areas including the...

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US government goes into first shutdown in five years after Senate vote

The US government shut down on Saturday after the Senate failed to pass a procedural vote on a stopgap budget...

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Turkey launches offensive against Kurdish-held Afrin in Syria

Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli on Friday said a military campaign aimed at ousting Kurdish forces from their enclave in Afrin...

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Global warming: 2017 was second-warmest, last three years are record hot

Data from leading international weather agencies shows the record-breaking trend toward a warmer planet is continuing. The findings uphold scientists’...

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German rapper-turned-jihadi Denis Cuspert reportedly killed in Syria

Germany’s most well-known jihadi, Denis Cuspert, has been killed in Syria, a pro “Islamic State” (IS) media site has reported....

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China detains prominent human rights lawyer and Xi Jinping critic

Rights lawyer Yu Wensheng has been detained by Chinese authorities, hours after circulating a letter calling for constitutional reforms. Yu...

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Why are Indian authorities failing to protect women?

A recent series of gruesome rapes and murders has sparked outrage in northern India. The incidents are the latest for...

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