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China to talk new Silk Road in Australia

China to talk new Silk Road in Australia

🕔12:56, 21.Mar 2017

China expects positive moves to signing up Australia for its New Silk Road initiative when Premier Li Keqiang visits this week, but two sources familiar with the issues said the Australian government is likely to bide its time before committing.

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Former East Timor independence fighter to contest

Former East Timor independence fighter to contest

🕔12:52, 21.Mar 2017

Former East Timorese independence fighter Francisco “Lu Olo” Guterres was on track on Tuesday to win the presidency in one round, based on early vote counting a day after Asia’s youngest nation went to the polls. Guterres, with nearly 60

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Canada refugee claims spike in first two months of 2017

Canada refugee claims spike in first two months of 2017

🕔12:45, 21.Mar 2017

A spike in refugee claims for the first two months of 2017 put Canada on track for the highest number since at least 2011. A fifth of those claimants were caught crossing the border illegally. Growing numbers of asylum-seekers are

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Somali security forces say NATO must do more

Somali security forces say NATO must do more

🕔09:04, 20.Mar 2017

Somali officials whose forces freed a hijacked oil tanker and its eight Sri Lankan crew said on Sunday that NATO ships must do more to prevent the illegal fishing that locals say sparked the latest attack. Monday’s hijacking was the

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Kim says engine test is ‘new birth’ of rocket industry

Kim says engine test is ‘new birth’ of rocket industry

🕔08:59, 20.Mar 2017

North Korea has conducted a test of a new high-thrust engine at its Tongchang-ri rocket launch station and leader Kim Jong Un said the successful test was “a new birth” of its rocket industry, the reclusive North’s official media said

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Iraqi forces close on Mosul mosque as strike kills foreign militants

Iraqi forces close on Mosul mosque as strike kills foreign militants

🕔08:57, 20.Mar 2017

Iraqi army helicopters strafed and rocketed Islamic State positions inside Mosul’s Old City on Sunday as ground troops fought fierce street battles to close in on the strategic prize of the al-Nuri Mosque. An air strike by the U.S.-led coalition

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Bangladesh police kill suspected militant

Bangladesh police kill suspected militant

🕔09:37, 19.Mar 2017

Bangladesh police shot and killed a suspected militant who tried to cross a security checkpoint on a motorcycle armed with explosives early on Saturday, the latest in a string of security threats since a deadly attack on a cafe in

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Macron leads field of 11 candidates in French election

Macron leads field of 11 candidates in French election

🕔09:09, 19.Mar 2017

Eleven candidates got the go-ahead on Saturday to run in France’s presidential election in a vote that independent centrist Emmanuel Macron remains favorite to win. French voters go the polls on April 23 and May 7 in the two-round election,

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Man killed at Paris airport planned to ‘die for Allah’

Man killed at Paris airport planned to ‘die for Allah’

🕔09:02, 19.Mar 2017

A man shot dead by French soldiers at Paris Orly airport on Saturday shouted he was there to “die for Allah” and tried to seize a soldier’s assault rifle, apparently intending to open fire on passengers, a prosecutor said. The

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Canada apologizes to men tortured in Syria

Canada apologizes to men tortured in Syria

🕔08:14, 18.Mar 2017

Canada on Friday formally apologized to three Canadian men of Arab descent who said they had been tortured in Syria and blamed Canadian secret services for their ordeal. The Liberal government also said it had agreed a cash settlement with

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Brazilian corruption probe sends politicians running for cover

Brazilian corruption probe sends politicians running for cover

🕔08:11, 18.Mar 2017

Brazilian politicians are scrambling to negotiate an amnesty for illicit funding as part of efforts to shield themselves from a widening graft probe that has engulfed President Michel Temer’s government and the Congress. Lawmakers have for months sought a legislative

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UN Under-Secretary General quits after dispute

UN Under-Secretary General quits after dispute

🕔07:15, 18.Mar 2017

A senior U.N. official resigned on Friday over the withdrawal of a report accusing Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” on Palestinians, saying “powerful member states” pressured the world body and its chief with “vicious attacks and threats.” United Nations

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Ghana President slammed over jumbo cabinet

Ghana President slammed over jumbo cabinet

🕔08:10, 17.Mar 2017

Ghana’s main opposition party and radio phone-in callers slammed new President Nana Akufo-Addo on Thursday for naming an ‘elephant size’ team of 110 ministers and deputies despite a campaign promise to cut government waste. Akufo-Addo named 50 deputy ministers and

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Student ‘fascinated by firearms’ wounds four in French school

Student ‘fascinated by firearms’ wounds four in French school

🕔08:06, 17.Mar 2017

A teenager opened fire at his high school in southeastern France on Thursday, wounding up to four people, in an attack apparently inspired by videos of U.S. mass shootings such as Columbine, officials said. The incident in Grasse, which does

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Greek address on letter which exploded at IMF

Greek address on letter which exploded at IMF

🕔08:04, 17.Mar 2017

An envelope which exploded at the European offices of the International Monetary Fund in Paris on Thursday carried a Greek return address and purported to have been sent by an opposition party official, Greece’s public order minister said. “French authorities

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Hawaii judge halts Trump’s new travel ban

Hawaii judge halts Trump’s new travel ban

🕔08:40, 16.Mar 2017

Just hours before President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban was set to go into effect, a U.S. federal judge in Hawaii on Wednesday issued an emergency halt to the order’s implementation. The action was the latest legal blow to the

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Dutch PM Rutte on course for big victory

Dutch PM Rutte on course for big victory

🕔08:36, 16.Mar 2017

The Netherlands’ center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte was on course for a resounding victory over anti-Islam and anti-EU Geert Wilders in an election on Wednesday, offering huge relief to other EU governments facing a wave of nationalism. “It appears that

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Rise in reports of sexual assault at U.S. Navy, Army academies

Rise in reports of sexual assault at U.S. Navy, Army academies

🕔08:34, 16.Mar 2017

There was a rise in reports of sexual assault at U.S. Navy and Army military academies in the last year, the Department of Defense said on Wednesday. An annual report, based on anonymous surveys, said reports of sexual assault in

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Dutch poll test of anti-immigrant feeling

Dutch poll test of anti-immigrant feeling

🕔08:53, 15.Mar 2017

The Dutch go to the polls on Wednesday in an election seen as a test of anti-immigrant and nationalist feeling magnified by a deepening dispute with Turkey. The center-right VVD party of Prime Minister Mark Rutte, 50, will vie with

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China begins new work on disputed South China Sea island

China begins new work on disputed South China Sea island

🕔08:50, 15.Mar 2017

China has started fresh construction work in the disputed South China Sea, new satellite images show, a sign that Beijing is continuing to strengthen its military reach across the vital trade waterway. Regional military attaches and experts believe the work

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