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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

Trump, first lady will not attend Kennedy Center Honors - White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend the Kennedy Center Honors in December, the White House announced on Saturday, after several honourees said they would boycott a White House reception before the show.


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Posted 2017/08/19 20:49:28

Boston march against hate speech avoids Charlottesville chaos

BOSTON (Reuters) - Thousands of people took to the streets of Boston on Saturday to protest hate speech a week after a woman was killed at a Virginia white-supremacist demonstration, and their shouts drowned out the "Free Speech" rally that sparked their march.


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Posted 2017/08/19 20:47:56

Train derails in India, killing about 20 and injuring scores more

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - A train came off the tracks in northern India on Saturday, killing about 20 people and injuring scores more, as carriages slammed into each other, officials said.


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Posted 2017/08/19 19:00:31

Spain hunts for driver in van rampage, says Islamist cell dismantled

RIPOLL/BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - Police were searching on Saturday for the driver of a van that killed 13 people when it ploughed into a crowd in Barcelona and were trying to determine whether two other suspected Islamist militants linked to the attack had died or were at large.


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Posted 2017/08/19 18:52:11

Lebanese army, Hezbollah announce offensives against Islamic State on Syrian border

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese army launched an offensive on Saturday against an Islamic State enclave on the northeastern border with Syria, as the Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah announced an assault on the militants from the Syrian side of the frontier.


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Posted 2017/08/19 16:18:02

Scientist Hawking blames UK government for health service "crisis"

LONDON (Reuters) - Physicist Stephen Hawking found himself in a war of words with Britain's Conservative government after he said it had caused a crisis in the state-run National Health Service (NHS) and was leading it towards a profit-making U.S.-style system.


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Posted 2017/08/19 15:21:12

Episode IV: A new Hope for President Trump

Donald Trump has got through three communications chiefs already and now has a fourth - 28-year-old former model Hope Hicks.
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Posted 2017/08/19 14:06:00

How will weather affect eclipse viewing?

On Monday 21 August a solar eclipse is due for those directly in the Moon's shadow on Earth.
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Posted 2017/08/19 13:09:00

Seven hurt in knife attack in Russian street

Seven people have been injured after a knifeman attacked pedestrians in the street in the Russian city of Surgut.
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Posted 2017/08/19 09:17:00

Twin terror attacks in Spain: The victims


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Posted 2017/08/19 07:55:00

Keyboard warriors - South Korea, U.S. gear up for war games to counter North Korea threat

SEOUL (Reuters) - In air conditioned bunkers and at military bases across South Korea, it is with keyboards - not tanks - that South Korean and the U.S. forces will launch military exercises on Monday, denounced by North Korea as a rehearsal for war.


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Posted 2017/08/19 04:27:04

Bannon back at Breitbart after leaving Trump

President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post.
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Posted 2017/08/18 16:59:00

Several people stabbed in Finnish city of Turku - police

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Several people were stabbed in the Finnish city of Turku, police said on Friday, adding they had shot at and arrested one person.


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Posted 2017/08/18 14:21:44