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Netanyahu and Bolton discussions focus on Iran nuclear programme

White House national security adviser John Bolton arrived in Israel on Sunday on the first leg of an overseas trip, and met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with Iran the focus of talks.


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Posted 2018/08/19 19:06:32

Fears for climate as US relax rules on oil reserves

The Trump administration has relaxed controls on America's oil reserves in a move that makes no mention of climate change.
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Posted 2018/08/19 19:06:00

Tense calm on Brazil-Venezuelan border after anti-immigrant riot

Fearful Venezuelan immigrants lined up in smaller numbers to enter Brazil on Sunday at the only border crossing between the two countries one day after violent protests by Brazilian residents drove hundreds back across the frontier.


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Posted 2018/08/19 19:03:42

Bodies of family found five days after Genoa bridge collapse, death toll hits 43

Rescue workers found the bodies of three members of a family in the wreckage of Genoa's collapsed motorway bridge early on Sunday - the last people reported missing in the disaster, bringing the death toll to 43.


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Posted 2018/08/19 17:45:19

Indonesian holiday island struck by second quake

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake has hit the Indonesian island of Lombok - hours after a 6.3 tremor struck the tourist destination.
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Posted 2018/08/19 15:07:00

British woman saved after falling off cruise ship

A British woman has been pulled out of the sea alive 10 hours after falling from a cruise ship off the coast of Croatia.
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Posted 2018/08/19 14:01:00

Italy threatens to send migrants back to Libya

Italy is threatening to return 177 migrants who have been on board an Italian coast guard ship for days.
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Posted 2018/08/19 13:48:00

Iraqi Supreme Court ratifies May election results

Iraq's Supreme Court has ratified the results of the May 12 parliamentary election, its spokesman said on Sunday, setting in motion a 90-day constitutional deadline for the winning parties to form a government.


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Posted 2018/08/19 13:06:05

840 bridges in France at risk of collapsing - report

About 840 bridges across France are at risk of collapsing, an audit commissioned by the government has warned.
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Posted 2018/08/19 12:23:00

Baghdad gun shops thrive after Iraqi rethink on arms control

In the middle of Baghdad's busy commercial neighbourhood of Karrada, where most retail outlets sell home appliances, shoppers can now also buy handguns and semi-automatic rifles legally for the first time in decades.


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Posted 2018/08/19 12:15:04

Italy pledges infrastructure boost after bridge disaster

Italy will launch a national plan to make motorways, bridges and schools safe following the collapse of the Morandi bridge in Genoa, the government said.
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Posted 2018/08/19 12:03:00

Vroom! Indonesia president a hit on social media after motorbike stunt

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has created a buzz on social media after a video sequence shown at the opening ceremony of the 18th Asian Games culminated with the 57-year-old leader roaring into Jakarta's main stadium on a powerful motorbike.


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Posted 2018/08/19 11:40:02

Superdry co-founder gives 1 million pounds to campaign for second Brexit vote

The co-founder of fashion brand Superdry is donating a million pounds ($1.28 million) to the campaign for a referendum on the final Brexit agreement as Britain prepares to outline in more detail how a no-deal outcome would work.


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Posted 2018/08/19 09:41:29

Empty hotels, idle boats - What happens when a Pacific island upsets China

Empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats and shuttered travel agencies reveal widening fissures in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, which is caught in an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between China and Taiwan.


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Posted 2018/08/19 07:15:05

Probe into claim IS captor tracked down Yazidi ex-sex slave

German prosecutors are looking into an Iraqi refugee's claim her former Islamic State captor tracked her down in Germany but police could not help.
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Posted 2018/08/19 06:13:00

Disease outbreaks feared in Kerala flood camps

Aid workers have said they fear outbreaks of disease as thousands of people remain stranded after Kerala's worst flooding in a century.
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Posted 2018/08/18 19:48:00

Italy mourns victims of Genoa bridge collapse with state funeral

Italy mourned the victims of the collapse of a motorway bridge in the northern city of Genoa with a state funeral on Saturday, as rescue workers kept searching for the last few unaccounted people buried in the rubble.


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Posted 2018/08/18 16:34:36

Autostrade pledges to rebuild collapsed Italy bridge

Italian toll-road operator Autostrade per l'Italia, which managed a bridge that collapsed in Genoa this week, pledged on Saturday to rebuild the viaduct.


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Posted 2018/08/18 16:32:35

Former U.N. chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan dies aged 80

Former U.N. Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation said, after decades of championing efforts to try to end protracted conflicts in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.


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Posted 2018/08/18 15:52:05

Factbox - Tributes laud Annan as man of peace and champion of rights

Tributes have been paid from across the world to former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan, who died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours of Saturday aged 80.


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Posted 2018/08/18 15:52:05