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 2021-02-27 11:33 

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Why Black History Month makes me feel like a failure...

I feel I'm letting my ancestors down by how little I know about them, but I'm learning from those making history now....

 2021-02-27 11:18 

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Kidnappers release 42 abducted from school in Nigeria...

Twenty-seven students, three school staff and 12 members of their families were abducted last week by an armed gang....

 2021-02-27 10:33 

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'Brutal murder': World reacts to US report on Khashoggi killing...

Calls for 'accountability' grow as US report finds Khashoggi killed by Saudi hit squad operating under command of MBS....

 2021-02-27 10:16 

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Australia: The battle to get Big Tech to pay for news...

A new Australian law looks to reset Big Tech's relationship with news media....

 2021-02-27 08:27 

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Western Europe's biggest oil exporter targets deep-sea mining...

Norway could license companies for seabed mining by 2023 to meet demand for batteries, wind turbines and solar energy....

 2021-02-27 08:04 

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Claude Joseph: Is Haiti's democracy at risk?...

The Haitian foreign minister discusses his country's ongoing political crisis....

 2021-02-27 07:54 

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Bangladesh under 'no obligation' to take stranded Rohingya: FM...

Foreign minister says Bangladesh not obliged to accept 81 Rohingya refugees adrift for almost two weeks in Andaman Sea....

 2021-02-27 07:17 

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US House approves Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan...

Included in the legislation are $1,400 direct payments to individuals and $400 a week unemployment benefit until August....

 2021-02-27 07:05 

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Lady Gaga's dogs recovered safely after abduction, shooting...

American singer's two French bulldogs recovered unharmed after being stolen by thieves who shot, wounded dog walker....

 2021-02-27 06:51 

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Turkey's AK Party criticised for holding rallies amid COVID surge...

The governing party denies accusations that packed rallies are spreading COVID in some of Turkey's worst hit regions....

 2021-02-26 05:25 

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Biden's trade nominee vows 'worker-centric' model to protect jobs...

US Trade Representative nominee's stance suggests permanent shift away from liberalisation policies of pre-Trump era....

 2021-02-26 05:08 

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Sri Lanka finally lifts ban on burial of COVID victims...

Controversial ban imposed since March last year lifted after months of protests by Muslim and rights groups....

 2021-02-26 04:57 

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Brazil surpasses 250,000 COVID deaths, a year after first case...

The South American country has the world's second-highest death toll after the United States....

 2021-02-26 04:38 

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India tightens regulatory grip on social media companies...

Big Tech firms will be obliged to remove content within 36 hours of receiving a legal order, according to new rules....

 2021-02-26 04:22 

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US jobs market shows signs of improvement but challenges ahead...

Weekly jobless claims tumbled by 111,000 last week to three-month low, as demand for US goods rose strongly in January....

 2021-02-26 03:58 

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UK imposes new sanctions on generals, Myanmar tensions mount...

Six generals cited over rights abuses and companies told not to work with military-linked businesses after Feb 1 coup....

 2021-02-26 03:22 

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Dutch parliament says China's treatment of Uighurs is genocide...

The Dutch motion says China's actions in Xinjiang, including birth control measures, fall under UN genocide convention....

 2021-02-26 02:25 

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Michael Somare, PNG's 'father of the nation', dead at 84...

Pacific island nation's four-time prime minister was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early February....

 2021-02-26 01:03 

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US attacks 'Iranian-backed military infrastructure' in Syria...

Pentagon spokesman says move was in response to recent rocket attacks on US troops in Iraq....

 2021-02-26 00:04 

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Killings in Axum by Eritrea troops 'may amount to war crimes'...

Amnesty says hundreds of civilians were killed by Eritrean troops in Ethiopian town of Axum last November....

 2021-02-26 00:01 

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Follow the money: Myanmar coup puts pressure on army businesses...

Calls are growing for sanctions on the military's vast business empire after the February 1 coup....

 2021-02-25 23:37 

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First asylum seekers from Mexico's Matamoros border camp enter US...

Some of the asylum seekers have been there more than a year due to immigration rules set by former President Trump....

 2021-02-25 23:36 

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Trial of US citizen charged with terrorism in Venezuela to begin...

US State Department spokesman Ned Price called for a fair hearing for Matthew Heath, who was detained in September....

 2021-02-25 22:58 

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US President Biden, Saudi King Salman discuss end to Yemen war...

Biden affirms US commitment to Saudi defence, calls for diplomacy in Yemen and praises release of rights activists....

 2021-02-25 22:24 

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Israel freezes plan to send vaccines to foreign allies...

Controversial plan to ship surplus coronavirus vaccines to a group of allied nations frozen amid legal challenge....

 2021-02-25 21:45 

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'Halfway there' Biden marks 50 million COVID-19 jabs...

President Joe Biden is halfway through his pledge to vaccinate 100 million Americans in his first 100 days in office....

 2021-02-25 21:38 

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EU leaders push to step up COVID vaccinations...

Summit chairman Charles Michel says bloc wants 'more predictability and transparency' from pharmaceutical companies....

 2021-02-25 21:15 

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Oil prices mixed as Texas refineries reopen after deep freeze...

As refineries in Texas reopen after last week's freeze, concerns over OPEC+'s willingness to continue output cuts grow....

 2021-02-25 20:44 

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Navalny probably moved to prison camp, says lawyer...

Lawyer says move would violate the law, adding that Navalny's relatives have not been informed of his whereabouts....

 2021-02-25 20:20 

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Fight for $15: US retailer Costco raises its hourly wage to $16...

The raise comes amid US President Joe Biden's plans to raise the national minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025....

 2021-02-25 20:03 

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Palestinians slam Israel's move to send vaccines overseas...

Palestinian Authority foreign minister denounces Israel sending vaccines to foreign allies as 'political blackmail'....

 2021-02-25 19:52 

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UEFA launches probe into abuse aimed at Ibrahimovic...

Swedish striker, who has Bosnian roots, was subjected to ethnic abuse by an individual seated in a VIP box in Serbia....

 2021-02-25 19:36 

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Can justice be served 12 years after Sri Lanka's civil war ended?...

UN's human rights chief said Sri Lankan government is failing to pursue those responsible for war crimes....

 2021-02-25 19:14 

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Prosecutors digging into Trump's tax and financial records...

A district attorney in New York state has obtained Donald Trump's tax returns and other financial records....

 2021-02-25 18:48 

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Thousands rally for Pashinyan as Armenia PM slams 'coup attempt'...

Armenian army demands PM's resignation, prompting thousands of his supporters to rally against 'coup attempt'....

 2021-02-25 18:29 

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'Red hot to merely sizzling': US mortgage rates hit 6-month high...

Historically low mortgage rates in the US spurred a pandemic housing boom, which the rising cost of borrowing may cool....

 2021-02-25 18:05 

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US House to pass Equality Act Republicans say threatens freedoms...

LGBTG protections will be enshrined in US law if bill survives a steep climb to 60 votes in the Senate....

 2021-02-25 17:48 

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Honduran president says US drug probe threatens cooperation...

US prosecutors say Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez accepted a bribe from Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo'....

 2021-02-25 17:29 

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Yellen backs new allocation of IMF's currency to aid in recovery...

The global economy is at risk of a 'dangerous and permanent divergence', the US Treasury secretary warned G20 officials....

 2021-02-25 17:15 

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UK Supreme Court's Uber decision is a victory for all gig workers...

The court affirmed that Uber drivers are workers and they should be treated as such....

 2021-02-25 17:08 

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'Bizarre': Spin dominates as India thrash England in 4th Test...

Spinners take 28 out of 30 wickets to fall as tourists handed two-day hammering at world's biggest cricket stadium....

 2021-02-25 16:54 

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Meme stock frenzy: GameStop roars again with $5.9bn surge...

AMC Entertainment, Koss Corp, and Nokia Oyj also gained as retail traders revived the surge in Reddit-treasured stocks....

 2021-02-25 16:22 

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Niger: Two dead, hundreds arrested in post-election violence...

Violence erupted after former interior minister Mohamed Bazoum was declared winner of Sunday's runoff vote....

 2021-02-25 16:20 

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Georgia counties sue Trump over failed election challenges...

Two counties in Georgia ask for over $15k in legal fees related to lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign....

 2021-02-25 16:04 

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China denies asking US diplomats to undergo COVID anal tests...

Foreign ministry denial follows reports from Washington that some of its personnel were being made to undergo the test....

 2021-02-25 15:22 

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'Anarchist jurisdictions' no more: Biden revokes Trump's order...

Biden reverses order saying cities like Portland and Seattle are 'anarchist' havens, blocking them from federal funds....

 2021-02-25 15:21 

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Has Alexey Navalny moved on from his nationalist past?...

The Kremlin critic stopped attending far-right rallies many years ago, but he still supports anti-migrant measures....

 2021-02-25 15:16 

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Questions raised over US Fed outage as services are restored...

Fed systems executing millions of transactions a day went down Wednesday due to what seemed to be an internal glitch....

 2021-02-25 15:01 

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Semenya takes testosterone limit case to human rights court...

South Africa's Olympic champion challenges restrictions of testosterone in female athletes....

 2021-02-25 14:01 

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Police chief says US intel did not warn of scale of Capitol riot...

The acting head of the Capitol police will testify before a House committee as Congress continues to probe the violence....

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