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Amnesty says Trump made world a darker place

Amnesty says Trump made world a darker place

🕔08:07, 22.Feb 2017

Amnesty International said on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump’s “poisonous” rhetoric on his way to winning the White House led a global trend towards increasingly divisive politics in 2016 that had made the world a “darker” place. In its annual

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Canada will not halt illegal border crossing

Canada will not halt illegal border crossing

🕔08:04, 22.Feb 2017

Canada will continue to accept asylum seekers crossing illegally from the United States but will ensure security measures are taken to keep Canadians safe, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday. The number of would-be refugees crossing into Canada

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China finishing South China Sea buildings

China finishing South China Sea buildings

🕔08:01, 22.Feb 2017

China, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, is nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two U.S. officials told Reuters. The

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Light plane crashes into Australian mall

Light plane crashes into Australian mall

🕔08:03, 21.Feb 2017

A small plane carrying five people crashed into a shopping center near an airport outside Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city, on Tuesday and officials said an unknown number of people may have been killed. “It appears to be a very, very

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Russia’s UN envoy dies suddenly in New York

Russia’s UN envoy dies suddenly in New York

🕔08:01, 21.Feb 2017

Russia’s combative ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly in New York on Monday after being taken ill at work, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The ministry gave no details on the circumstances of his death but offered

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Iran summons Turkish envoy over comments by President

Iran summons Turkish envoy over comments by President

🕔07:58, 21.Feb 2017

Iran summoned the Turkish ambassador in Tehran on Monday over comments made by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and President Tayyip Erdogan accusing the Islamic Republic of destabilizing the region. Tehran and Ankara support opposite sides in the conflict in

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Islamic State posts video of Egypt church bomber

Islamic State posts video of Egypt church bomber

🕔09:05, 20.Feb 2017

Islamic State published a video on Sunday threatening Egyptian Christians and showing the last statement of a man it said was responsible for the deadly bombing in December of a Coptic cathedral in Cairo. The masked man in battle-dress, whom

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Thai junta puts coal-fired power plant plan on hold

Thai junta puts coal-fired power plant plan on hold

🕔09:00, 20.Feb 2017

Thailand’s military government has put on hold plans for a coal-fired power plant in a region known for its pristine tourist beaches after protests by residents and activists, Thai media said on Monday. The delay to the plant while an

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West Mosul residents told battle is imminent

West Mosul residents told battle is imminent

🕔09:28, 19.Feb 2017

Iraqi planes dropped millions of leaflets on the western side of Mosul warning residents that the battle to dislodge Islamic State is imminent as troops began moving in their direction, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday. The militants are essentially

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‘Blind sheikh’ convicted in 1993 bombing dies in prison

‘Blind sheikh’ convicted in 1993 bombing dies in prison

🕔09:26, 19.Feb 2017

Omar Abdel-Rahman, the Muslim cleric known as “the blind sheikh” who was convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and of planning a broader “war of urban terrorism” in the United States, died on Saturday in a

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US to expand groups of immigrants to be deported

US to expand groups of immigrants to be deported

🕔09:19, 19.Feb 2017

The Trump administration plans to direct immigration agents to greatly expand the categories of immigrants they target for deportation, according to drafts of two memos seen by Reuters and first reported by McClatchy news organization on Saturday. Two sources familiar

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China sees chance of talks with North Korea

China sees chance of talks with North Korea

🕔07:47, 18.Feb 2017

China has not given up hope for a new round of diplomacy with North Korea to prevent Pyongyang making further advances in its weapons program in violation of U.N. resolutions, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday. North Korea said

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Baghdad car bomb kills 51 as Islamic State escalates insurgency

Baghdad car bomb kills 51 as Islamic State escalates insurgency

🕔07:45, 18.Feb 2017

A car packed with explosives blew up on Thursday in southern Baghdad, killing at least 51 people and wounding 55, security and medical sources said, in the deadliest such attack in Iraq this year. Islamic State, which is on the

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Pakistan says kills 100 ‘terrorists’ after suicide shrine attack

Pakistan says kills 100 ‘terrorists’ after suicide shrine attack

🕔07:42, 18.Feb 2017

Pakistani security forces killed dozens of suspected militants on Friday, a day after Islamic State claimed a suicide bombing that killed more than 80 worshippers at a Sufi shrine, the biggest in a spate of attacks this week across the

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Kudankulam first reactor synchronised with grid

Kudankulam first reactor synchronised with grid

🕔07:17, 17.Feb 2017

The first reactor of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP), which attained criticality on Wednesday (February 15) afternoon after it was stopped for maintenance on November 26 last, was synchronised with the Southern grid at 7.41 a.m. on Thursday. “Power generation in

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Third suspect arrested in Malaysia over murder of North Korean

Third suspect arrested in Malaysia over murder of North Korean

🕔07:09, 17.Feb 2017

Malaysian police made a third arrest on Thursday in their hunt for the people involved in the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The third person, whose nationality was not disclosed, was the friend

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Suicide attack on Pakistani shrine kills 72

Suicide attack on Pakistani shrine kills 72

🕔07:03, 17.Feb 2017

A suicide bomber attacked a crowded Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 72 people and wounding dozens more in the deadliest of a wave of bombings across the South Asian nation this week. A spokesman for

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Irish government survives confidence vote

Irish government survives confidence vote

🕔07:35, 16.Feb 2017

Ireland’s minority government on Wednesday survived a parliamentary vote of no-confidence over its handling of a policing scandal, but Prime Minister Enda Kenny faced growing calls from members of his own party to step aside. Parliament voted 57-52 in favor

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Church of England stance on gay marriage in disarray

Church of England stance on gay marriage in disarray

🕔07:32, 16.Feb 2017

The Church of England’s legislative body on Wednesday voted against a report from bishops that rejected the idea of blessing same-sex marriages, the latest row over an issue that has divided the Church for years. The wider Anglican communion, which

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Burundi government will not attend planned peace talks

Burundi government will not attend planned peace talks

🕔07:29, 16.Feb 2017

The government of Burundi has said it will not attend peace talks scheduled to resume in Tanzania on Thursday, although the main opposition alliance has confirmed its participation. The talks are meant to find an end to a violent political

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