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Hong Kong: China confirms detention of UK consulate worker

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 11:27
The Hong Kong consulate worker was detained for violating the law, China's foreign ministry says.
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New Zealand speaker cradles MP’s baby during parliament debate

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 11:19
Labour MP Tāmati Coffey attends a debate with his baby boy after returning from paternity leave.
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Sony 'disappointed' as Spider-Man MCU deal ends

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 11:08
Sony Pictures has owned the film rights to the Marvel character since 1999.
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Booba attack: Gang targets French rapper video team

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 11:07
Shots were fired and three people were hurt as a video was being filmed, but Booba had already left.
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Iran tanker row: Greece closes out ship after US warnings

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 10:53
A Greek minister says the country is "not willing to facilitate the course of this ship to Syria".
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Trump cancels Denmark visit amid spat over sale of Greenland

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 10:53
The US president abruptly cancels his visit after the Danish PM says he cannot purchase Greenland.
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Venezuela crisis: President Maduro admits secret talks with US

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 10:17
President Maduro says he has been talking to US officials even as new sanctions were planned.
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Mexico judge approves recreational cocaine for two users

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 10:09
A panel of judges will review the ruling allowing two people to "possess, transport and use cocaine".
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Texas school district sued for colouring in teen's hair

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 09:38
The teen's parents are suing a Texas school district for using a black Sharpie to colour his scalp.
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Amazon fires: Record number burning in Brazil rainforest - space agency

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 09:35
Fires in the Amazon have risen 84% amid growing deforestation, Brazil's space research agency says.
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Trump accuses Jewish Democrat voters of 'great disloyalty'

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 05:27
The president is accused of using an anti-Semitic trope in criticism of Jewish Democrat voters.
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Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against sexual abuse convictions

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 04:20
Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of sexual abuse, will complete a six-year sentence.
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The Victorian sex scandal that shook India

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 01:45
The scandal involving an Indian nobleman and his British wife convulsed the elite class in 19th Century India.
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The DMZ 'gardening job' that almost sparked a war

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 01:44
In 1976, North Koreans killed two US officers in the DMZ over a tree, sparking a huge military gardening operation.
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Barcelona crime wave tarnishes boom in tourism

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 01:44
Violence and thefts have surged in Barcelona - and officials are struggling to find a solution.
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The Cold War spy technology which we all use

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 00:21
Radio-frequency identification, famously used to bug the US embassy in Moscow, is a cheap way to track objects and data.
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Ready to upgrade? What to do about your old phone

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 00:01
Unwanted devices can contain elements that the world is running out of - so how can you help?
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G7 summit: Inside the climate activist training camp

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 00:01
Campaign groups in France are teaching people how to protest effectively, ahead of the G7 summit.
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Russian couple filmed at protest may lose children

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 00:01
Dmitry and Olga Prokazov also face a criminal case after footage featuring their baby was posted online.
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Former Farc rebels become eco-warriors to stop deforestation in the Amazon

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 00:01
Ex-Farc rebels in Colombia, who spent decades fighting the government over land and power, have reinvented themselves as eco-warriors protecting the Amazon from illegal logging.
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