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Ancient fossils suggest missing link was European

The birthplace of modern man may have been the eastern Mediterranean, rather than Africa, according to scientists studying newly discovered ancient fossils of a tooth and lower jawbone.
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Posted 2017/05/22 19:14:00

Indy 500 motor racing ace robbed at gunpoint

The racing driver who is on pole position for the Indianapolis 500 this weekend has been robbed at gunpoint.
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Posted 2017/05/22 18:02:00

Ex-MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden dies at 35

American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden has died in Italy, five days after being hit by a car while training on his bicycle.
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Posted 2017/05/22 16:04:00

Hundreds go on trial for failed coup in Turkey

More than 200 suspects have gone on trial accused of plotting and orchestrating last year's failed coup in Turkey.
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Posted 2017/05/22 10:10:00

N Korea says it is ready to mass-produce missile

North Korea says it is ready to deploy and mass-produce a medium-range ballistic missile following a successful test at the weekend.
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Posted 2017/05/22 09:54:00

Hillary Step rock face collapses on Everest

A near-vertical rock face near the summit of Mount Everest named after Sir Edmund Hillary has collapsed, according to mountaineers.
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Posted 2017/05/22 08:00:00

Saudi king says Iran at forefront of global terrorism

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's ruling powers represent the "tip of the spear" of global terrorism, Saudi King Salman said in a speech on Sunday during a visit of U.S. President Donald Trump to the kingdom.


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Posted 2017/05/21 14:49:01

North Korea tests another missile; Seoul says dashes hopes for peace

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Sunday, its second missile test in a week, which South Korea said dashed the hopes of the South's new liberal government for peace between the neighbours.


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Posted 2017/05/21 14:13:17

Trump eyes mother of all deals in Middle East

Donald Trump thinks he knows real estate but when he arrives in Jerusalem he will be stepping onto one of the most contested and difficult to price - in terms of peace at least - chunks of land in the world.
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Posted 2017/05/21 13:57:00

Pope names five new cardinals, all from outside Italy and the Vatican

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis is to elevate five Roman Catholic prelates from outside Italy and the Vatican to the rank of cardinal, the elite group of churchmen who are his closest advisers and can enter a conclave to choose his successor.


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Posted 2017/05/21 12:51:22

Poll lead falls, but May to stick with elderly-care cuts

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party said on Sunday it would not ditch proposals to reduce support for elderly voters, as opinion polls showing their lead ahead of the June 8 national election falling.


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Posted 2017/05/21 11:16:02

U.S. and Pacific Rim countries at odds in heated trade meeting

HANOI (Reuters) - Japan and other members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreed on Sunday to pursue their trade deal without the United States, as the Trump administration's “America First” policy created tension at a meeting of Asia-Pacific countries.


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Posted 2017/05/21 10:10:23

Rescuers try to save stranded humpback whale

Rescue workers have attempted to guide a humpback whale out to open water after it became stranded in a marina.
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Posted 2017/05/21 08:28:00

Mob threatens to behead Russian man over insults

A mob in Mexico stormed a Russian man's apartment and threatened to cut his head off after he posted footage of himself insulting local people.
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Posted 2017/05/21 08:07:00

Sweden drops Assange investigation, UK police says he still faces arrest

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish prosecutors said on Friday they had dropped an investigation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation, but British police said he would still be arrested if he left the Ecuadorean embassy in London where he has been holed up.


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Posted 2017/05/19 10:33:05

Global shares, dollar lick wounds as Trump rout eases

LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar limped towards its worst week since August on Friday and world stocks headed for their first weekly fall in five, as storms surrounding Donald Trump's U.S. presidency and Latin America's biggest economy, Brazil, began to calm.


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Posted 2017/05/19 09:52:31

Conservatives set to outspend Labour in election battle

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's ruling Conservatives are expected to outspend the opposition Labour Party on campaigning for next month's election, with many of their traditional business backers opting to stick with them despite concerns over Brexit.


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Posted 2017/05/19 09:20:59

Julian Assange rape investigation dropped

Swedish prosecutors say they are dropping the investigation into an allegation of rape against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
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Posted 2017/05/19 09:12:00

Chinese jets intercept U.S. radiation-sniffing plane, U.S. says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Chinese SU-30 aircraft carried out what the U.S. military described as an "unprofessional" intercept of a U.S. aircraft designed to detect radiation while it was flying in international airspace over the East China Sea.


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Posted 2017/05/19 08:39:59

Chinese jets intercept U.S. radiation-sniffing plane, U.S. says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Chinese SU-30 aircraft carried out what the U.S. military described on Thursday as an "unprofessional" intercept of a U.S. aircraft designed to detect radiation while it was flying in international airspace over the East China Sea.


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Posted 2017/05/19 02:02:21

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