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Egypt must end death penalty: EU politicians

Egypt must end death penalty: EU politicians »

15 Feb, 2019
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European Parliament condemns Egypt’s use of execution and calls for a review of all death penalty sentences.

The European Parliament has condemned

Myanmar 'starving out' Rohingya in Rakhine: Amnesty

Myanmar 'starving out' Rohingya in Rakhine: Amnesty »

15 Feb, 2019
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Authorities in Myanmar are starving Rohingya families to get them to flee the country, Amnesty International says.

Authorities in Myanmar have robbed,

Hungary: Could election upset spell end for illiberal Orban?

Hungary: Could election upset spell end for illiberal Orban? »

15 Feb, 2019
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Fidesz suffered a loss in a party stronghold to a single opposition candidate. Some believe corruption is the cause.

Hungary’s ruling party

Husband of Briton jailed in Iran for spying wants talks

Husband of Briton jailed in Iran for spying wants talks »

15 Feb, 2019
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Jailed charity worker’s spouse pushes for meeting with an Iranian diplomat who is in London for a visit.

The husband of the

South Korea: Ex-president Park Geun-hye faces 30-year sentence

South Korea: Ex-president Park Geun-hye faces 30-year sentence »

15 Feb, 2019
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Ousted President Park stands trial on charges of bribery, abuse of power in case that rocked S Korea’s political elite.

South Korean

Turkey warns Greece over Aegean Sea tensions

Turkey warns Greece over Aegean Sea tensions »

15 Feb, 2019
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Turkish PM urges Greece to rein in tensions as the two sides blame each other over the recent collusion in the Aegean.

Bollywood icon Sridevi dies of heart attack

Bollywood icon Sridevi dies of heart attack »

15 Feb, 2019
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The film star, who starred in more than 300 movies, died aged 54 while attending a family wedding in Dubai.

Sridevi, one of

What's behind Mikheil Saakashvili's Ukraine ordeal?

What's behind Mikheil Saakashvili's Ukraine ordeal? »

15 Feb, 2019
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Ukraine deports opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili to Poland, months after stripping him of Ukrainian citizenship.

Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia’s former president who turned

Surrey RCMP investigating 2nd alleged case of youth shot with pellet gun

Surrey RCMP investigating 2nd alleged case of youth shot with pellet gun »

15 Feb, 2019
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Surrey RCMP is investigating a second incident this month involving a child allegedly being shot with a pellet gun.

According to police, a

India's Punjab National Bank reports $1.8bn fraud

India's Punjab National Bank reports $1.8bn fraud »

15 Feb, 2019
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Offices and Mumbai home of billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi raided after PNB hit by $1.8bn fraudulent transaction.

India is investigating a $1.77bn

Palestinian teenagers killed in Israeli air raids

Palestinian teenagers killed in Israeli air raids »

15 Feb, 2019
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Two youths killed, two others wounded, in series of attacks, following border blast that wounded four Israeli soldiers.

Two Palestinian teenagers were

Netanyahu: I will not resign

Netanyahu: I will not resign »

15 Feb, 2019
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The Israeli prime minister calls police allegations ‘biased’, as calls for his resignation grow.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dismissed police recommendations

Kasur rapist-murderer sentenced to death in Pakistan

Kasur rapist-murderer sentenced to death in Pakistan »

15 Feb, 2019
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Special anti-terrorism court in Lahore convicts accused Mohammad Imran Ali of rape and murder of seven-year-old girl.

A Pakistani serial killer convicted of

Cavusoglu: 'Nobody can stop' Turkish forces in Afrin

Cavusoglu: 'Nobody can stop' Turkish forces in Afrin »

15 Feb, 2019
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Turkish foreign minister made remarks in response to reports that Syrian forces will fight alongside YPG against Turkey.

The Turkish foreign minister has

Ethiopia reveals details of 6-month state of emergency

Ethiopia reveals details of 6-month state of emergency »

15 Feb, 2019
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State television says government has shed more light on six-month state of emergency order issued last Friday.

Ethiopia has released new details

Arctic warming causes concern among scientists

Arctic warming causes concern among scientists »

15 Feb, 2019
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While Europe freezes, the polar region continues to see unprecedented warm weather.

Most of the coverage of Europe’s weather over the last week

Philippines: HIV cases up 3,147 percent in 10 years

Philippines: HIV cases up 3,147 percent in 10 years »

15 Feb, 2019
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Critics say President Duterte’s statement deriding condom use as ‘not satisfying’ harms advocacy to prevent HIV.

New HIV cases continued to increase

Civilian victims of Afghan war exceed 10,000 in 2017

Civilian victims of Afghan war exceed 10,000 in 2017 »

15 Feb, 2019
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At 2,295, suicide and complex attacks kill and injure more people than any previous recorded year in Afghanistan.

Fast Facts 3,438 killed,

Czech court releases Salih Muslim, preventing Turkey extradition

Czech court releases Salih Muslim, preventing Turkey extradition »

15 Feb, 2019
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Turkey requested extradition of Salih Muslim, a former leader of Syria’s Kurdish PYD, after he was arrested in Prague.

A court in

Offended snowflakes tell Blackpool Tower's 'Dungeon' to stop using 'old' words like 'wench' and 'peasant'

Offended snowflakes tell Blackpool Tower's 'Dungeon' to stop using 'old' words like 'wench' and 'peasant' »

15 Feb, 2019
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The right-on visitors say they are offended by terms used  at Blackpool Tower Dungeon, which portrays 16th-century life.

They have written online

ISIL claims deadly suicide car bombings in Yemen's Aden

ISIL claims deadly suicide car bombings in Yemen's Aden »

15 Feb, 2019
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Civilian and military casualties reported in suicide car bombings outside counterterrorism camp in southwestern Aden.

Dozens of people have been killed or

Donald Trump to declare national emergency to build Mexico border wall and avoid feared government shutdown… but faces lengthy court battle

Donald Trump to declare national emergency to build Mexico border wall and avoid feared government shutdown… but faces lengthy court battle »

15 Feb, 2019
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In an unprecedented move that will likely face a hefty legal challenge, the president will order that government money be directed towards his

Rocker Ryan Adams 'offered girls stardom in exchange for sex' and 'bullied and belittled hopefuls' in bombshell #MeToo allegations

Rocker Ryan Adams 'offered girls stardom in exchange for sex' and 'bullied and belittled hopefuls' in bombshell #MeToo allegations »

15 Feb, 2019
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The indie star also loved giving up-and-coming female musicians their big breaks.

But now it seems that help sometimes may have

With  Amazon gone, everyone sees that Emperor Andrew has no clothes

With Amazon gone, everyone sees that Emperor Andrew has no clothes »

15 Feb, 2019
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Emperor Andrew has no clothes — and Amazon noticed.

Or perhaps Jeff Bezos was channeling George Bernard Shaw — “I learned long ago

Behind Ted McCarrick’s fall: the wrong kind of ‘openness’

Behind Ted McCarrick’s fall: the wrong kind of ‘openness’ »

15 Feb, 2019
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The Roman Catholic Church is sometimes viewed as an impenetrable fortress. To many liberals, that’s exactly the problem.

The church, they think, needs

He boycotted Nike over Colin Kaepernick. Now his store is closing

He boycotted Nike over Colin Kaepernick. Now his store is closing »

15 Feb, 2019
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Denver: Stephen Martin heard all the arguments defending NFL players who protested against social injustice and police brutality. He even understood them, to

Hunt for the Chewing Gum Bandit causing chaos on the Gold Coast

Hunt for the Chewing Gum Bandit causing chaos on the Gold Coast »

14 Feb, 2019
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Hunt for the Chewing Gum Bandit: Vandal uses simple technique to steal thousands of dollars from unwitting ATM users A bandit has been

Elderly couple, aged 81 and 79, married after meeting in care home

Elderly couple, aged 81 and 79, married after meeting in care home »

14 Feb, 2019
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‘I looked at him, and my stomach flipped over’: Elderly couple, aged 81 and 79, reveal how they tied the knot after falling

Attention-seeking man upset about power outage arrested for setting off fireworks

Attention-seeking man upset about power outage arrested for setting off fireworks »

14 Feb, 2019
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A Toledo man was really upset that the power was out at his home so he decided to set off some fireworks “for

Police arrest 32 in drug bust targeting eastern Quebec, New Brunswick network

Police arrest 32 in drug bust targeting eastern Quebec, New Brunswick network »

14 Feb, 2019
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Quebec provincial police say they’ve arrested 32 people allegedly linked to a drug trafficking ring in eastern Quebec and New Brunswick.

The arrests