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North Korean test missile “fizzles”

North Korean test missile “fizzles”

🕔18:07, 16.Apr 2017

A North Korean missile “blew up almost immediately” on its test launch on Sunday, the U.S. Pacific Command said, hours before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence landed in South Korea for talks on the North’s increasingly defiant arms program. The

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Manus Island detention centre shot at

Manus Island detention centre shot at

🕔10:09, 15.Apr 2017

Papua New Guinea Defence Force personnel have fired shots into the Manus Island detention centre after a fight with asylum seekers, detainees say. Detainees in the centre took cover after a large group of men stormed the gates of the

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More than 2,000 migrants rescued in dramatic day in Mediterranean

More than 2,000 migrants rescued in dramatic day in Mediterranean

🕔10:06, 15.Apr 2017

More than 2,000 migrants trying to reach Europe were plucked from the Mediterranean on Friday in a series of dramatic rescues and one person was found dead, officials and witnesses said. An Italian coast guard spokesman said 19 rescue operations

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On Good Friday, Pope speaks of shame for Church and humanity

On Good Friday, Pope speaks of shame for Church and humanity

🕔10:04, 15.Apr 2017

Pope Francis, presiding at a Good Friday service, asked God for forgiveness for scandals in the Catholic Church and for the “shame” of humanity becoming inured to daily scenes of bombed cities and drowning migrants. Francis presided at a traditional

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U.S. unleashes ‘mother of all bombs’

U.S. unleashes ‘mother of all bombs’

🕔08:40, 14.Apr 2017

The United States dropped “the mother of all bombs,” the largest non-nuclear device it has ever unleashed in combat, on a network of caves and tunnels used by Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, the military said. President Donald

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Venezuela opposition seeks to strain security forces with protests

Venezuela opposition seeks to strain security forces with protests

🕔08:17, 14.Apr 2017

Venezuela’s opposition was rallying across the nation on Thursday as part of a bid to strain security forces by staging anti-government protests in each of the volatile country’s 335 municipalities. The oil-rich but crisis-shaken South American nation has been convulsed

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U.N. votes to close, replace Haiti peacekeeping mission

U.N. votes to close, replace Haiti peacekeeping mission

🕔07:12, 14.Apr 2017

The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Thursday to end its 13-year-long peacekeeping mission in Haiti and replace it with a smaller police, which would be drawn down after two years as the country boosts its own force. The

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Brazil graft probe sparks hopes of change

Brazil graft probe sparks hopes of change

🕔09:17, 13.Apr 2017

For some in Brazil, the decision by a Supreme Court judge to place many top politicians under investigation for suspected corruption, including leading contenders in next year’s presidential race, clears the way for a new era in politics. The sweeping

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French presidential race tightens

French presidential race tightens

🕔08:56, 13.Apr 2017

Polls showed France’s presidential election campaign tightening further on Wednesday as financial markets fretted about the rising popularity of a far-left candidate who wants to put France’s European Union membership to a vote. Investors have long been anxious about election

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Foreign journalists in North Korea gather for ‘big event’

Foreign journalists in North Korea gather for ‘big event’

🕔08:53, 13.Apr 2017

Foreign journalists visiting North Korea gathered in Pyongyang for “a big and important event” on Thursday with tensions high over the possibility of a new weapons test by the isolated state and as a U.S. carrier group sails towards the

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North Korea warns of nuclear strike if provoked

North Korea warns of nuclear strike if provoked

🕔09:49, 12.Apr 2017

North Korean state media warned on Tuesday of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression, as a U.S. Navy strike group steamed toward the western Pacific – a force U.S. President Donald Trump described

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U.N. council to vote to close Haiti peacekeeping mission

U.N. council to vote to close Haiti peacekeeping mission

🕔09:46, 12.Apr 2017

The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Thursday to close a 13-year-long peacekeeping mission in Haiti this year and replace it with a smaller police operation, which would be drawn down over two years as the country

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Explosions hit Borussia Dortmund football team bus

Explosions hit Borussia Dortmund football team bus

🕔08:51, 12.Apr 2017

Three explosions have hit a bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund football team to their home Champions League quarter-final match against Monaco. In a news conference, the head of Dortmund police said it was a targeted attack on the team. Player

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Sweden falls silent to honor truck attack victims

Sweden falls silent to honor truck attack victims

🕔06:35, 11.Apr 2017

Sweden’s Prime Minister said on Monday the country would never yield to terrorism, as he led a minute’s silence for those killed and injured when a truck driver mowed down pedestrians on a Stockholm shopping street. Four people died and

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Malala receives highest U.N. honor to promote girls education

Malala receives highest U.N. honor to promote girls education

🕔06:32, 11.Apr 2017

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai a U.N. Messenger of Peace on Monday to promote girls education, more than four years after a Taliban gunman shot her in the head on her school bus in 2012.

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Freight train begins first journey from Britain to China

Freight train begins first journey from Britain to China

🕔06:29, 11.Apr 2017

The first freight train to run from Britain to China departed on Monday, carrying goods like vitamins, baby products and pharmaceuticals as Britain seeks to burnish its global trading credentials for when it leaves the European Union. The 7,500-mile (12,000

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Pope decries war, terrorism and weapons

Pope decries war, terrorism and weapons

🕔10:09, 10.Apr 2017

Pope Francis condemned a deadly blast at a church in Egypt and said at a Palm Sunday Mass that the world was suffering from wars, terrorism and “interests that are armed and ready to strike”. Francis, who has not made

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Palm Sunday bombings of Egyptian Coptic churches kill 44

Palm Sunday bombings of Egyptian Coptic churches kill 44

🕔10:05, 10.Apr 2017

At least 44 people were killed in Egypt in bomb attacks at the cathedral of the Coptic Pope and another church on Palm Sunday, prompting anger and fear among Christians and leading to troop deployments and the declaration of a

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G7 foreign ministers seek U.S. clarity over Syria

G7 foreign ministers seek U.S. clarity over Syria

🕔10:02, 10.Apr 2017

Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven major industrialized nations meet on Monday for an annual gathering, with Europe and Japan seeking clarity from the United States on an array of issues, especially Syria. The two-day summit in Tuscany comes

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Iran wants chemical attack in Syria investigated

Iran wants chemical attack in Syria investigated

🕔09:19, 9.Apr 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for an impartial probe of this week’s suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria and warned that U.S. missile strikes in response risked escalating extremism in the region. Washington accused the government of Syrian

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