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U.S.-led coalition helps to build new Syrian force, angering Turkey

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition is working with its Syrian militia allies to set up a new border force of 30,000 personnel, the coalition said on Sunday, a move that has added to Turkish anger over U.S. support for Kurdish-dominated forces in Syria.


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Posted 2018/01/14 16:53:36

Palestinian girl to hear fate after slapping video

A 16-year-old Palestinian girl is expected to find out on Monday whether she gets bail after a video of her slapping and hitting Israeli soldiers went viral.
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Posted 2018/01/14 15:54:00

Earthquake sparks tsunami fears in Peru

One man is confirmed dead and several people are injured following a 7.3 magnitude earthquake in Peru.
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Posted 2018/01/14 10:25:00

Scottish leader says will look at independence vote by end of year

LONDON (Reuters) - Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday she would be able to make a judgment on whether to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence by the end of this year after a shape of a deal between Britain and the European Union becomes clear.


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Posted 2018/01/14 10:12:48

Eight dead after fire rips through community centre

Eight people have died and up to 60 are injured following a fire which ripped through a local community centre in northern Portugal.
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Posted 2018/01/14 09:41:00

Plane teeters on cliff edge after skidding off runway

A passenger jet was left teetering on a cliff edge after skidding off the runway at an airport in northern Turkey.
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Posted 2018/01/14 09:35:00

Brexit vote may be reversed, says British campaigner Farage

LONDON (Reuters) - Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage said on Sunday he was increasingly concerned that a vote for Britain to leave the European Union could be overturned by a powerful group of the bloc's supporters.


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Posted 2018/01/14 09:18:06

Wahlberg gives up $1.5m in Spacey film pay row

Mark Wahlberg will donate the $1.5m (£1m) he made for reshoots of Ridley Scott's All The Money In The World to the anti-sexual harassment campaign Time's Up.
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Posted 2018/01/14 00:54:00

Panic amid Hawaii false missile alert

Television broadcasts and mobile phones in Hawaii were interrupted by an emergency warning of an incoming missile on Saturday.
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Posted 2018/01/13 18:46:00

Critical alert as Philippines volcano fears grow

Thousands of people have been forced into emergency shelters by an active volcano in the Philippines, with warnings a "hazardous eruption" could happen in days.
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Posted 2018/01/13 17:56:00

Trump denies vulgar remarks about Haiti, African countries; condemnation mounts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facing strong condemnation at home and abroad, U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday denied using the word "shithole" to describe Haiti and African countries, but kept up criticism of a Senate immigration plan that he said would force the United States to admit people from countries that "are doing badly."


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Posted 2018/01/13 00:52:35

Dollar hits three-year low vs. euro; Wall Street hits new highs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar fell to a more than three-year low against the euro on Friday, extending recent losses on expectations European Central Bank policymakers are preparing to reduce stimulus, while U.S. stocks continued to rally and marked record closing highs.


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Posted 2018/01/12 22:45:47

Carillion shares plunge as rescue talks drag on

LONDON (Reuters) - British building and services company Carillion remains in "constructive discussions" with its creditors and suggestions they have rejected its business plan are incorrect, the company said on Friday.


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Posted 2018/01/12 18:40:46

Sterling soars to highest level since Brexit vote

LONDON (Reuters) - Sterling on Friday rocketed to its highest level against the dollar since the vote to leave the European Union, after a report that the Netherlands and Spain were open to a deal for Britain to remain as close as possible to the trading bloc.


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Posted 2018/01/12 18:17:46

German Social Democratic leaders beg members to back deal with Merkel

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Social Democratic (SPD) leaders appealed to party members on Friday to swallow their doubts and endorse an overnight deal to renew a "grand coalition" with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives for another four years.


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Posted 2018/01/12 18:16:21

Thousands of Greeks protest over right to strike, hitting hospitals, transport and shipping

ATHENS (Reuters) - Thousands of Greek protesters marched in central Athens on Friday against new reforms, including restrictions on the right to strike, that parliament is set to approve next week in return for bailout funds.


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Posted 2018/01/12 16:38:07

Homeless man becomes online sensation

A homeless man has become a Twitter sensation after racking up more than 20,000 followers while giving his account of life on the streets of Paris.
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Posted 2018/01/12 15:40:00

Sting and Shaggy to release Caribbean collaboration

In an early contender for strangest music collaboration of 2018, Sting and Shaggy have announced they have been working on new tracks together.
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Posted 2018/01/12 13:56:00

Human-trafficking victims in massage parlour saved

Eighty women have been rescued by the Thai police investigating human trafficking in Bangkok.
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Posted 2018/01/12 12:59:00

Stricken oil tanker continues to explode

Efforts to extinguish a fire and rescue survivors on a stricken oil tanker have been hampered because the vessel keeps exploding.
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Posted 2018/01/12 11:50:00