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Trump endorses Israeli control of the disputed Golan Heights

49 min 2 sec ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pressed the US to formally recognise Israel's annexation of the land and Trump responded on Twitter.
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Ferry sinks in Tigris River, killing more than 70

1 hour 23 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother's Day capsized in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul.
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Crimea: Enduring five years in a human rights black hole

5 hours 35 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
This month marks five years since Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula was invaded and subsequently occupied by Russia.
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Gallery: The best photos from around the world

10 hours 20 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The best photos from around the world as chosen by our Picture Editors.
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Fears the United States could displace Australian coal in China

10 hours 55 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
China is likely to significantly increase imports of American coal from West Virginia, Donald Trump’s heartland, if it strikes a trade deal next month.
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Explosions target Shiite shrine in Kabul: official

12 hours 6 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
An official says three explosions struck near a Shiite shrine and cemetery in as people gathered to mark the Persian New Year.
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Christchurch police charge mosque shooter over the wrong person

13 hours 27 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The police made a mistake: the woman whose name was used during the shooter's court appearance is still alive.
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Cyclone Idai toll rises as rescue teams fight to reach victims in inland sea

13 hours 31 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Witnesses told of corpses floating down swollen rivers and aerial footage showed families perched on rooftops and in the upper branches of submerged trees days after Cyclone Idai tore through southern Africa.
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'It's not about being famous': meet Thailand's first transgender PM candidate

14 hours 9 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Pinit Ngarmpring had a long, successful career in journalism, business and football. A few years ago, she became Pauline Ngarmpring. And now she wants to be prime minister.
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Bikies pledge to stand guard at mosques for Friday prayers

15 hours 56 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Bikie gangs in New Zealand have promised to guard mosques in New Zealand on Friday following the Christchurch massacre last week.
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Bullet-riddled NZ mosque to reopen for Friday prayers

16 hours 30 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that Friday's call to prayers for Muslims will be broadcast nationally and there will be a two minute silence.
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Nicaraguan government agrees to release prisoners to restart dialogue

16 hours 57 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
At least 320 people have been killed, many more wounded, and several hundred detained in a crackdown on protests that were triggered last April by a social security reform.
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Vietnam embalms a sacred turtle, Lenin-style

18 hours 3 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The turtle has now joined an elite club of famous figures embalmed and put on display by communist regimes.
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Confusion, then prayer, in cockpit of doomed Lion Air jet

18 hours 27 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
As the seconds ticked by, the pilot handed the controls to his co-pilot and flipped through the pages of a technical manual, trying to figure out what was happening.
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'Matter of great personal regret': May asks Brussels for Brexit delay

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 23:32 - [CET/Central European Time]
The British PM blamed MPs - of all sides - for playing political games with Brexit, as she plans another vote to win their support for her Brexit deal.
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Mourners rush to graveside ceremonies as more mosque victims buried

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:01 - [CET/Central European Time]
So rapid in succession were the burials, some mourners paying respects to one person had to run from the burial plots to a marquee across the lawn in time to pray for the next.
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Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic jailed for life over genocidal massacres

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 20:30 - [CET/Central European Time]
War crimes tribunal said Karadzic's crimes in Sarajevo and Srebrenica were noted for their "sheer scale and systematic cruelty".
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New Zealand foreign minister headed to Turkey to 'confront' Erdogan

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 19:57 - [CET/Central European Time]
Erdogan - who is seeking to drum up support for his Islamist-rooted party in local elections - said the mass shooting as part of a wider attack on Turkey.
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Hungary's ruling party Fidesz suspended from Europe's centre-right

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 19:35 - [CET/Central European Time]
The decision of the European People's Party came after widespread calls that Viktor Orban's party to be disciplined.
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Mueller report 'ridiculous' but should be released: Trump

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 18:54 - [CET/Central European Time]
President Donald Trump says it's "ridiculous" that special counsel Robert Mueller is writing a report to summarise his findings - but says he's looking forward to seeing what it says.
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Driver abducts schoolchildren in Italy, sets bus on fire

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:18 - [CET/Central European Time]
A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their chaperones on Wednesday, ordering the children's hands to be bound and threatening them with death during the drive, before setting the vehicle on fire when he was stopped by a Carabinieri blockade.
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Trump to host Israel's Netanyahu next week, says White House

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:10 - [CET/Central European Time]
US President Donald Trump will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House next Monday and Tuesday, the White House said.
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Trump calls top aide Kellyanne Conway's spouse 'husband from hell' in Twitter brawl

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:35 - [CET/Central European Time]
US President Donald Trump, not one to shy away from a Twitter fight, intensified an online battle with senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway's husband on Wednesday, calling George Conway a "husband from hell."
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EU Commission resists Theresa May's June 30 Brexit date, document show

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:02 - [CET/Central European Time]
In a note on the Brexit process, officials wrote that leaders meeting May at a summit on Thursday faced a "binary" choice.
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What will change as shock waves of terrorism flow across two countries?

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
The shock of the Christchurch terror attack has reverberated across Australian and New Zealand. But will the consequences be permanent or temporary.
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From the Archives: Gunpoint in PNG; mercenaries evacuated

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
On March 21st 1997, there was unrest in PNG as 55 foreign mercenaries were forced out and details of a contract with mercenary provider Sandline were revealed.
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Floodwaters threaten millions in crop and livestock losses across US midwest

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:38 - [CET/Central European Time]
In all, Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson estimated $565 million of crop losses from fields left unplanted or planted late and up to $706 million in livestock losses due to the flooding.
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Moderate earthquake hits Turkey, three people injured

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:59 - [CET/Central European Time]
A moderately-strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit southwestern Turkey on Wednesday, Turkish authorities said.
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'I imagined it was one of my kids': Christchurch Hospital's Muslim surgeon tells how he saved girls' life

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:57 - [CET/Central European Time]
A Christchurch Hospital surgeon says helping save the life of a four-year-old girl after the Christchurch terror attack was the highlight of his career.
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Gallery: The best photos from around the world

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:42 - [CET/Central European Time]
The best photos from around the world as chosen by our Picture Editors.
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Kazakhstan's new president sworn in after surprise vacancy

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 07:28 - [CET/Central European Time]
The resignation of the former president appeared to be the first step in a choreographed political transition.
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'Everyone is doubling, tripling, quadrupling': foreign aid flows to cyclone-hit Africa

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 06:25 - [CET/Central European Time]
The European Union released $5.61 million in emergency aid, and the United Kingdom pledged up to $11.24 million. Neighbouring Tanzania's military airlifted 238 tons of food and medicine.
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Why gun control has never got off the ground in New Zealand

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 05:30 - [CET/Central European Time]
New Zealand's top gun retailer, and the gun lobby generally, have been blamed for the country's failure in the past to tighten gun laws.
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Trump buddies up with Bolsonaro, the 'Trump of the Tropics'

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 05:29 - [CET/Central European Time]
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro ran an unabashedly pro-Trump, pro-US campaign last year. It seems to have paid off on his first official trip to Washington.
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Gene editing for human reproduction 'irresponsible': WHO panel

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 04:09 - [CET/Central European Time]
'At this time, it is irresponsible for anyone to proceed' with making gene-edited babies since DNA changes could be passed down to future generations, experts say.
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These LGBT refugees came to Kenya seeking freedom. Instead, they've been imprisoned and abused

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 03:47 - [CET/Central European Time]
On February 22, the same day that a Nairobi court postponed a decision on decriminalising homosexuality in the East African country, 20 LGBT refugees who had come to Kenya hoping to escape repression were spending their first full day in jail.
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Submarine makes rapid ascent in Indian Ocean

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 03:46 - [CET/Central European Time]
The British-led Nekton Mission investigating climate change off the Seychelles initiated the emergency procedure after the pilot smelled smoke.
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Egypt tightens restrictions on media, social networks to suppress dissent

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 03:30 - [CET/Central European Time]
The new regulations allow the Supreme Media Regulatory Council to block websites and accounts for "fake news", and impose stiff penalties of up to 250,000 Egyptian pounds ($20,460), all without having to obtain a court order.
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'A role model for all of us': retired professor first woman to receive top mathematics prize

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 02:47 - [CET/Central European Time]
Karen Uhlenbeck is most known for her 1980s work on the "calculus of variations", which helps explain how geometric objects such as soap films and soap bubbles achieve shapes that minimise energy.
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Cyclone Idai potentially ‘one of the worst’ disasters in the southern hemisphere

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 02:23 - [CET/Central European Time]
Potentially 1.7 million people were in the direct path of the cyclone, the United Nations estimated on Tuesday, and rain is forecast to continue in parts of the region for several days.
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Japanese Olympic Committee head resigns amid bribery scandal

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 02:08 - [CET/Central European Time]
The 71-year-old Tsunekazu Takeda has denied corruption allegations against him.
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Facebook agrees to overhaul of paid advertising in United States

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:46 - [CET/Central European Time]
Complaints over ads-based discrimination have dogged the social-media company since 2016, but Facebook has now agreed to change its paid-advertising platform.
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From the Archives: Papua New Guinea rocked by mercenary scandal

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:41 - [CET/Central European Time]
On this day in 1997, Papua New Guinea was on the edge of civil war. The Chan government's use of mercenaries led to open conflict with the army, rioting and threatened to topple the government itself.
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Christchurch shooter was on his way to a third attack, say police

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 23:41 - [CET/Central European Time]
The New Zealand police commissioner praises police for the speed of their response, and their actions in stopping more deaths.
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Christchurch shooting victims burials to begin

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 22:43 - [CET/Central European Time]
Burials for the 50 Muslims murdered by an Australian white supremacist are about to begin at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Auckland.
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Rainy Britain could run short of water by 2050, official says

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 20:45 - [CET/Central European Time]
Climate change means that Britain "will have hotter and drier summers." Last summer, the country was hit with weeks of unusual heat and unusually dry weather.
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Students tied to admissions scam could face expulsion, says university

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 20:09 - [CET/Central European Time]
Yale, UCLA, and the University of Texas said any students found to have misrepresented any part of their applications may have their admission rescinded.
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Erdogan invokes Gallipoli in denunciation of Christchurch shooter

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 19:37 - [CET/Central European Time]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday again showed excerpts of a video taken by the attacker who killed 50 people in mosques in New Zealand.
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British schoolchildren become air pollution lab rats in London first

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 18:08 - [CET/Central European Time]
Schoolchildren from five London suburbs will wear backpacks fitted with air sensors and become 'walking field scientists' in the fight against air pollution.
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'It does trouble me': Sadiq Khan takes swipe at Donald Trump over Christchurch

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 17:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
Sadiq Khan says political leaders should stop normalising far-right extremism.
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May asks EU for Brexit delay as time and patience runs out

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:58 - [CET/Central European Time]
Just 10 days before the March 29 Brexit date, the British Prime Minister is writing to European Council President Donald Tusk to ask for a delay.
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'We expect the death toll to increase significantly': Cyclone Idai devastates Mozambique

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:06 - [CET/Central European Time]
The number of people killed in Mozambique by powerful storms and floods across southeastern Africa is likely to rise significantly, the Red Cross said on Tuesday.
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Australian coal in the firing line of Chinese 'environmental' crackdown

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 08:53 - [CET/Central European Time]
With the Chinese government strictly controlling supply, Mongolian coal is also in the firing line, with a big shipment recently rejected.
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Recovery of Falklands war helmets helps heal wounds

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 08:13 - [CET/Central European Time]
After almost 37 years, two helmets are helping to bring reconciliation between two opposing sides.
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France bans protests at key tourist sites in Paris

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 06:57 - [CET/Central European Time]
Moves comes after surge of violence during yellow vest demonstrations over the weekend.
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'Lewis Hamilton' of racing pigeons sells for $2 million

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 06:21 - [CET/Central European Time]
Chinese bidders smashed the world-record fee for a racing pigeon after going head-to-head in the dying minutes of an online auction for the speedy bird.
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'You will never hear me mention his name': NZ PM refuses to speak accused gunman's name

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 05:57 - [CET/Central European Time]
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said she will never speak the name of the Australian man charged over last Friday’s Christchurch massacre, because he had sought notoriety by his actions.
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At least seven dead in election attack in Bangladesh

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 05:46 - [CET/Central European Time]
It is not yet clear who was behind the attacks.
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Republican sues Twitter, users for $US250m defamation and negligence

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 05:31 - [CET/Central European Time]
Devin Nunes has accused the online giant of censoring critics.
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'The Great Replacement': an idea now at the heart of Europe's politics

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:36 - [CET/Central European Time]
The extremist right wing political creed espoused by alleged Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant is resonating through Europe – and beyond.
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'He was polite': portrait of shooting suspect emerges as New Zealand asks what it could have done

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:16 - [CET/Central European Time]
He favoured a bolt-action hunting rifle and an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and would participate in shooting competitions. No one saw any warning signs.
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'He will, when I speak, be nameless': Jacinda Ardern refuses to identify accused mosque gunman

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:13 - [CET/Central European Time]
The white supremacist accused of gunning down 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand has dismissed his lawyer and opted to represent himself at trial, prompting the prime minister to declare Tuesday that she would do everything in her power to deny him a platform for his racist views.
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Gallery: The best photos from around the world

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:10 - [CET/Central European Time]
The best photos from the international wire agencies as chosen by our picture editors
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How social media's business model helped the NZ massacre go viral

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:06 - [CET/Central European Time]
Nobody before had staged a mass-casualty attack in a way so geared to spreading it across social media. Many now worry it will happen again.
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ISIS calls for retaliation over Christchurch massacre

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 03:53 - [CET/Central European Time]
A spokesman for the Islamic State group has emerged from nearly six months of silence to mock America's assertion of having defeated the group.
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Christchurch shooting-linked website mocks NZ "shithole country"

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 03:01 - [CET/Central European Time]
Administrator of a site where alleged Brenton Tarrant participated in 'shitposting' ended an aggressive response to police with 'f--k you'.
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Beto O'Rourke reveals the value of political charisma: $US6.1 million

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 00:05 - [CET/Central European Time]
Beto O'Rourke raised US$6 million in a day without having a notable policy idea, a substantial record of achievement or a compelling personal story.
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Livestream of shooting sparks calls to hold tech giants accountable

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 21:15 - [CET/Central European Time]
Policymakers around the globe are demanding social media companies be held accountable for the spread of hateful content after the New Zealand terrorist attack.
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Christchurch shooting LIVE: Families of Al Noor, Linwood mosque victims wait for release of bodies, burials planned

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 21:01 - [CET/Central European Time]
Some of the families of the 50 people killed at Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch on Friday are waiting for their loved one's bodies to be released, as they plan the burials.
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Students perform haka tribute to Christchurch mosque attack victims

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 20:48 - [CET/Central European Time]
The haka is traditionally used on the battlefield but also used to mark the significance of an occasion, be it a celebration or a commemoration.
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