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Man shot dead after attacking Brussels troops

A man has been shot dead in the centre of Brussels after attacking soldiers with a knife in what police have described as "attempted terrorist murder".
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Posted 2017/08/25 19:25:00

Bodybuilding champion dies after collapse

Celebrity bodybuilding champion Rich Piana has died two weeks after he was placed in a medically induced coma.
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Posted 2017/08/25 18:15:00

Submarine maker charged with abuse of corpse

A Danish submarine maker accused of killing a Swedish journalist has denied a new charge of mutilating her body.
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Posted 2017/08/25 11:06:00

As Syria war tightens, U.S. and Russia military hotlines humming

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (Reuters) - Even as tensions between the United States and Russia fester, there is one surprising place where their military-to-military contacts are quietly weathering the storm: Syria.


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Posted 2017/08/24 05:51:54

Dutch police question Spaniard after concert cancelled

AMSTERDAM/MADRID (Reuters) - Dutch police on Thursday questioned a Spanish man detained with gas canisters in a van while driving near a concert venue where a rock concert was cancelled due to a threat of an attack.


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Posted 2017/08/24 05:38:01

Nine killed, many missing, after Typhoon Hato hits Macau

HONG KONG (Reuters) - At least nine people were killed and many are still missing after one of the strongest typhoons on record barrelled into the southern Chinese territory of Macau, with rescuers on Thursday searching submerged cars for trapped people.


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Posted 2017/08/24 04:55:31

Iraqi forces make gains in Islamic State stronghold of Tal Afar

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces made fresh gains on Wednesday in an offensive to dislodge Islamic State from the city of Tal Afar, a militant stronghold in the northwest of the country, the military said.


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Posted 2017/08/24 04:19:11

Vietnam calls for Southeast Asian unity amid South China Sea tension

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam's most powerful leader has called for greater unity among Southeast Asian states at a time the country has appeared increasingly isolated in challenging China's territorial claims in the South China Sea.


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Posted 2017/08/24 04:14:34

Typhoon Hato kills 12 and injures hundreds

The death toll from powerful Typhoon Hato which is sweepng across southern China has risen to 12, with hundreds more injured. 
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Posted 2017/08/24 03:31:00

Charlottesville covers Confederate statues

The US city of Charlottesville has covered two statues of Confederate army generals with black tarpaulins.
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Posted 2017/08/24 03:11:00

UK car output reverses downward trend with 7.8 percent rise in July

LONDON (Reuters) - British car production rose by an annual 7.8 percent in July as manufacturers boosted output ahead of the key selling month of September, an industry body said on Thursday, reversing the downward trend recorded in recent months.


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Posted 2017/08/24 02:14:52

Air strikes near Houthi checkpoint kill at least 35 in Yemen

DUBAI (Reuters) - At least 35 people were killed in air strikes that hit a hotel near a Houthi-controlled outpost outside the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, a medic said, and a Saudi-led coalition spokesman said it conducted the strike against its Houthi adversary.


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Posted 2017/08/24 02:09:11

EU worker exodus threatens UK food industry, some leaving already - survey

LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly half of businesses operating in Britain's food supply chain say European Union workers are thinking about leaving because of uncertainty around Brexit, an industry survey showed on Thursday.


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Posted 2017/08/23 23:09:25

Firefighters battle blaze at store in east London

LONDON (Reuters) - The London Fire Brigade said on Wednesday that 15 fire engines and 97 firefighters and officers were tackling a huge blaze in a discount store in the east of the city.


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Posted 2017/08/23 22:18:12

Dutch concert cancelled after terror tip-off

A concert in Rotterdam has been cancelled after a tip-off about a potential terror threat from Spanish police.
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Posted 2017/08/23 20:05:00

Britain gives Libya £9m to fight terrorism

Britain is to give Libya more than £9m to help stabilise the country and tackle the threat of terrorism and people trafficking, the Foreign Secretary has announced.
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Posted 2017/08/23 18:37:00

KKK leader warns of more violence in US

Harrison, in Boone County, Arkansas has had to deal with an unenviable association - being home to the head of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
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Posted 2017/08/23 17:55:00

Clinton: Trump made my skin crawl live on TV

Hillary Clinton has said that Donald Trump's presence next to her during last year's presidential debates made her so uncomfortable her "skin crawled".
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Posted 2017/08/23 15:57:00

North Korea to step up weapons development

Kim Jong Un has ordered more warheads and solid-fuel rocket engines for long range missiles - as images emerged appearing to show at least one new weapon design.
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Posted 2017/08/23 11:09:00

US Navy commander sacked after fatal collision

The commander of a US Navy fleet has been dismissed in the wake of a fatal collision between a warship and an oil tanker off Singapore.
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Posted 2017/08/23 09:53:00