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 2018-09-21 01:32 

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Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars', plans release 'slowdown'...

There is a disturbance in the Force.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to share or a question, comment or suggestion, contact us via......

 2018-09-21 01:17 

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'Treachery' or 'transparency'? Russian athletes to return as WADA lifts doping ban...

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday lifted a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency, paving the way for Russian athletes to return to competition but also sparking claims of "treachery" and "dark shadows" cast over the fight ag...

 2018-09-20 23:27 

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Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars', plans release 'slowdown'...

There is a disturbance in the Force.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to share or a question, comment or suggestion, contact us via......

 2018-09-20 20:59 

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'Worst nightmare': Dutch rail collision kills 4 children...

Four young children from a Dutch daycare centre were killed on Thursday when a train smashed into their electric cart at a crossing, in an accident described as the "worst nightmare of any parent".The global network of Agence France Presse covers ...

 2018-09-20 20:53 

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Belgian probe implicates Britain in phone spying...

A confidential report by Belgian investigators confirms that British intelligence services hacked state-owned Belgian telecom giant Belgacom on behalf of Washington, an official said Thursday.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countries...

 2018-09-20 19:47 

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A novel in verse makes shortlist for 2018 Man Booker Prize...

A pair of debut novels, including one in verse, feature among six "miracles of stylistic invention" shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, judges of the British award announced on Thursday.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 count...

 2018-09-20 19:44 

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Air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding on Indian flight...

A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew reportedly forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf...

 2018-09-20 19:39 

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EU raises pressure as UK promises new Brexit plans...

EU leaders refused to give ground to Britain's Theresa May on Thursday, warning that her Brexit plan is unacceptable, even as she offered to come up with new proposals for the Irish border.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countrie...

 2018-09-20 18:00 

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'High uncertainty' hurting global growth, OECD says...

Global expansion is likely to slow as tensions kickstarted by US President Donald Trump's protectionist policies hit world trade, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said Thursday.The global network of Agence France Presse covers...

 2018-09-20 17:06 

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'Parents' worst nightmare': Dutch rail collision kills 4 children...

Four children from a Dutch daycare centre died on Thursday when a train smashed into their electric cart at a crossing in an accident described as the "worst nightmare of any parent".The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesI...

 2018-09-20 15:30 

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In a first, American picked to direct next Bond film...

Filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga will become the first American to direct a James Bond movie, its producers announced Thursday, replacing British director Danny Boyle for the storied spy franchise's 25th instalment. The global network of Agence France Pre...

 2018-09-20 15:14 

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Malta PM claims EU leaders 'almost unanimous' for second Brexit vote...

Malta's prime minister on Thursday signalled unexpected support from EU leaders for a second referendum on Brexit in Britain, boosting a growing campaign for a new poll despite the British government's trenchant opposition.The global network of Ag...

 2018-09-20 15:11 

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Malaysia ex-PM hit with 25 new charges over 1MDB scandal...

Malaysia's ex-leader Najib Razak was hit with 25 new charges of money laundering and abuse of power linked to the 1MDB mega-scandal Thursday, including allegations hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred to his personal bank account.The globa...

 2018-09-20 14:51 

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Turkey sees lower growth, double-digit inflation in next years...

Turkey, which was last month buffeted by its worst currency crisis in recent years, on Thursday forecast sharply lower growth coupled with persistently high inflation in its new medium-term economic programme.The global network of Agence France Presse cov...

 2018-09-20 14:50 

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Two Koreas' leaders in mountain show of unity...

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in visited the spiritual birthplace of the Korean nation Thursday for a show of unity after their North-South summit gave new momentum to Pyongyang's negotiations with Washington.The global network of Agence France Presse cove...

 2018-09-20 14:02 

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12 killed, dozens missing in new Philippine landslide...

Twelve people were killed and dozens missing after a landslide unleashed by monsoon rains struck in the central Philippines Thursday, inflicting more misery on the already storm-battered nation.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countri...

 2018-09-20 13:56 

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Air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding on Indian flight...

A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew reportedly forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf...

 2018-09-20 13:55 

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Australia supermarket bans needles amid strawberry crisis...

Sewing needles were taken off the shelves at a major Australian supermarket chain Thursday amid a national panic over sharp objects being found inside strawberries and other fruit.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have ...

 2018-09-20 13:51 

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EU tells Facebook 'patience at limit' on consumer rules...

The EU warned social network Facebook on Thursday to bring its allegedly "misleading" consumer terms of service in line with the bloc's rules by the end of the year or to risk financial penalties.The global network of Agence France Presse cove...

 2018-09-20 13:49 

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Malaysia ex-PM hit with 25 new charges over 1MDB scandal...

Malaysia's former leader Najib Razak was hit with 25 new charges of money laundering and abuse of power linked to the 1MDB mega-scandal Thursday, including allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred to his personal bank account....

 2018-09-20 13:34 

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Tensions rise as EU prepares for final Brexit stretch...

EU leaders met Thursday to prepare for the final stretch of Brexit negotiations, after public clashes with Britain over who should give ground but signs of a shift on both sides over the key issue of Ireland.The global network of Agence France Presse cove...

 2018-09-20 13:12 

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EU tells Facebook 'patience at limit' on consumer rules...

The EU warned social network Facebook on Thursday to bring "misleading" consumer terms in line with the bloc's rules by the end of the year or risk financial penalties.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have ...

 2018-09-20 12:58 

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Malaysia ex-PM hit with new charges over 1MDB scandal...

Malaysia's former leader Najib Razak was hit with 25 new charges of corruption and money laundering linked to the 1MDB mega-scandal Thursday, including allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred to his personal bank account.The ...

 2018-09-20 11:26 

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Six killed, dozens missing in new Philippine landslide...

Six people were killed and dozens are missing after a landslide unleashed by monsoon rains struck in the central Philippines Thursday, inflicting more misery on the already storm-battered nation.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countr...

 2018-09-20 10:33 

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Air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding on Indian flight...

A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have n...

 2018-09-20 10:13 

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Malaysia ex-PM faces barrage of charges over $681 mn bank balance...

Malaysia's ex-leader Najib Razak arrived in court Thursday to face a barrage of charges relating to $681 million of state funds that allegedly ended up in his personal bank account.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you ...

 2018-09-20 09:53 

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Two Koreas' leaders in mountain show of unity...

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in visited the spiritual birthplace of the Korean nation Thursday for a show of unity after their North-South summit gave new momentum to Pyongyang's negotiations with Washington.The global network of Agence France Presse cove...

 2018-09-20 09:05 

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$60 million in virtual currency hacked in Japan...

Bitcoin and other digital currency worth around 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) has been stolen in Japan following a hacking attack, a virtual exchange operator said on Thursday. The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have new...

 2018-09-20 08:09 

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$60 million in virtual currency hacked in Japan...

Digital currency worth around 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) has been stolen in Japan following a hacking attack, a virtual exchange operator said on Thursday.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to share or a que...

 2018-09-20 08:08 

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Two Koreas' leaders in mountain show of unity...

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in visited the spiritual birthplace of the Korean nation Thursday for a show of unity after their North-South summit gave new momentum to Pyongyang's negotiations with Washington.The global network of Agence France Presse cove...

 2018-09-20 08:00 

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Millennium fortune: Han Solo jacket up for auction in London...

The jacket worn by loveable Star Wars scoundrel Han Solo in "The Empire Strikes Back" as well as Indiana Jones's signature fedora are among rare movie memorabilia going under the hammer in London on Thursday.The global network of Agence France...

 2018-09-20 07:43 

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Rescuers dig for survivors in new Philippine landslide...

Rescuers were digging through a landslide that buried at least 10 homes and killed three people in the central Philippines Thursday, as monsoon rains unleashed more misery on the already-battered country.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 1...

 2018-09-20 07:41 

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Texan campaigner for 3D-printed guns wanted for sex with minor...

A Texas man who has played a central role in the US debate over 3D-printed weapons and caused panic by publishing firearm blueprints online is wanted for having sex with a 16-year-old, police said Wednesday.The global network of Agence France Presse cover...

 2018-09-20 07:17 

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'Be guardians of clean sport': Athletes demand WADA Russia rethink...

High-profile stars such as Paula Radcliffe and Valerie Adams led athletes' demands on Wednesday for WADA to rethink plans to lift its suspension of Russia, claiming the anti-doping body "owe it to all clean athletes to be the guardians of clean sp...

 2018-09-20 07:11 

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Alibaba's Ma says 1m US jobs pledge thwarted by trade row...

Alibaba founder Jack Ma said his ambitious pledge to create one million jobs in the US had been scuppered by the trade row between Beijing and Washington, Chinese state news reported Thursday.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countries...

 2018-09-20 06:45 

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Israel air force chief to give Moscow findings on plane downing...

Israel's air force commander was set to lead a delegation to Moscow on Thursday to share the military's findings on the Syrian downing of a Russian warplane following Israeli air strikes.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countr...

 2018-09-20 06:39 

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Texan campaigner for 3D-printed guns wanted for sex with minor...

A Texas man who has played a central role in the US debate over 3D-printed weapons and caused panic by publishing firearm blueprints online is wanted for having sex with a 16-year-old, police said Wednesday.The global network of Agence France Presse cover...

 2018-09-20 05:52 

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Two Koreas leaders in mountain show of unity...

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in headed for the spiritual birthplace of the Korean nation Thursday for a show of unity after their North-South summit gave new momentum to Pyongyang's negotiations with Washington.The global network of Agence France Presse c...

 2018-09-20 05:34 

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US officials face growing pressure over dicamba herbicide use...

US environmental regulators are under increasing pressure over a controversial pesticide known for laying waste to nearby crops as well as the harmful weeds it is meant to control.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have ...

 2018-09-20 05:26 

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Mavs' owner Cuban to donate $10m after harassment at franchise revealed...

Mark Cuban will pay $10 million to organizations supporting women's causes after the NBA said he did not pay enough attention to the toxic workplace culture for women in the Dallas Mavericks' organization.The global network of Agence France Presse...

 2018-09-20 05:17 

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Self-flying glider 'learns' to soar like a bird...

Scientists have created a self-flying glider that uses machine learning to navigate rising air currents, in an experiment that could help our understanding of how birds migrate.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have new...

 2018-09-20 04:55 

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Syria's Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane...

President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane, which was accidentally hit by Syrian anti-aircraft fire during an Israeli missile strike.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have ne...

 2018-09-20 03:48 

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Ronaldo sent off but 10-man Juventus ease past Valencia...

Juventus believe they can win the Champions League with Cristiano Ronaldo, but they had to start by beating Valencia without him after he was controversially sent off on his debut in the competition for the Italian champions on Wednesday.The global networ...

 2018-09-20 02:46 

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Trump pushes Supreme Court pick's sex accuser to testify...

President Donald Trump piled pressure Wednesday on the woman accusing his Supreme Court pick of sexual assault by insisting that she testify next week if she wants to be heard.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news...

 2018-09-20 02:04 

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Trump pushes Supreme Court pick's sex accuser to testify...

President Donald Trump piled pressure Wednesday on the woman accusing his Supreme Court pick of sexual assault by insisting that she testify next week if she wants to be heard.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news...

 2018-09-20 02:03 

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Man City given Champions League wake-up call by Lyon...

Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta admitted the English champions were handed a wake-up call in a shock 2-1 home defeat by Lyon to start their Champions League campaign on Wednesday.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countri...

 2018-09-20 01:36 

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Britain, EU clash over who should give ground on Brexit...

British Prime Minister Theresa May clashed with EU leaders on Wednesday over who should make the next move to break the Brexit logjam, as time runs out to get a deal.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you have news to share ...

 2018-09-20 01:10 

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Ronaldo sent off but 10-man Juventus ease past Valencia...

Juventus believe they can win the Champions League with Cristiano Ronaldo, but they had to start by beating Valencia 2-0 without him after he was controversially sent off on his debut in the competition for the Italian champions on Wednesday.The global ne...

 2018-09-20 01:06 

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Mexico marks anniversaries of two deadly quakes...

Mexico held memorials and protests Wednesday in memory of the two earthquakes that devastated the country on September 19 -- one that killed 369 people last year, and another in 1985 that killed more than 10,000.The global network of Agence France Presse ...

 2018-09-20 01:03 

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Lyon stun favourites Man City in Champions League opener...

Pep Guardiola had to watch on in horror from the stands as Manchester City's Champions League campaign got off to the worst possible start in a 2-1 home defeat by Lyon on Wednesday.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 151 countriesIf you ...

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