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Five electrocuted at a water park in Turkey

Five people, including a 12-year-old child, have been electrocuted at a water park in Turkey's northwestern Sakarya province.
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Posted 2017/06/23 16:01:00

Brexit forever or Brexit never?

LONDON (Reuters) - In the year since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the future of Brexit has been thrown into question by Prime Minister Theresa May's failed gamble on a snap general election.


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Posted 2017/06/23 15:40:12

Exclusive: Report says EU firms face higher banking bills after Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - A report has concluded that a so-called hard Brexit could cost banks up to 35 billion euros (30.7 billion pounds) and European customers were being overly optimistic if they thought lenders would pick up the bill, an industry source said on Friday.


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Posted 2017/06/23 15:11:50

Brazil must cut deforestation or lose funding

Norway has warned Brazil to stop chopping down the Amazon rainforest - or risk a significant cut in funding.
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Posted 2017/06/23 15:04:00

Top marathon runner robbed of shoes at gunpoint

A top South African athlete has been mugged at gunpoint while out on his morning run.
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Posted 2017/06/23 14:56:00

Putin opponent banned from presidency race

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been barred from running against Vladimir Putin for the country's presidency.
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Posted 2017/06/23 13:57:00

Qatar blockade states want Al Jazeera shutdown

Qatar has been told it must close the broadcaster Al Jazeera and meet 12 other demands to lift a blockade by countries including Saudi Arabia.
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Posted 2017/06/23 09:08:00

North Korea denies torturing US student

North Korea has denied torturing a US student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma.
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Posted 2017/06/23 07:58:00

Record as sniper kills IS target two miles away

A sniper in the Canadian special forces has broken a British-held record for the longest confirmed kill after shooting dead an IS fighter from more than two miles away.
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Posted 2017/06/23 06:44:00

In Brussels, weakened May to outline guarantees for EU expats in Britain

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will outline on Thursday her approach to the "hugely important issue" of reassuring EU expatriates about their futures in Britain, at a summit that is her first Brexit test since an election sapped her authority.


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Posted 2017/06/21 21:36:30

After pointed criticism, Tillerson urges Gulf demands be sent to Qatar

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States hopes Arab countries involved in a diplomatic split with Qatar will soon present Doha a list of "reasonable and actionable" demands to move the crisis towards a resolution, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2017/06/21 21:26:47

Prince Philip to spend second night in hospital

LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, will spend a second night in hospital on Wednesday for treatment for an infection but remains in "good spirits", Buckingham Palace said.


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Posted 2017/06/21 19:51:37

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns under investor pressure

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, co-founder of one of the most influential technology companies of its generation, resigned on Tuesday under pressure from investors after a string of setbacks.


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Posted 2017/06/21 19:39:14

May apologises for London fire failures as UK secures homes for victims

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May apologised on Wednesday for the state's failure to support those people who survived the massive London tower block fire, and the government secured its first tranche of new homes for displaced residents.


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Posted 2017/06/21 16:07:23

Saudi king empowers young reformer son in succession shake-up

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman made his son next in line to the throne on Wednesday, handing the 31-year-old sweeping powers as the kingdom seeks radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy and faces mounting tensions with regional rival Iran.


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Posted 2017/06/21 15:57:40

Abortive Brussels attack could have been much worse - PM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A suitcase bomb packed with nails and gas bottles could have caused heavy casualties, Belgium's prime minister said on Wednesday, a day after a soldier shot dead a Moroccan national attempting an attack on Brussels' Central Station.


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Posted 2017/06/21 15:53:02

Iraqi forces advance on Mosul mosque where IS declared caliphate

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Wednesday began a push towards the mosque in Mosul where Islamic State declared a self-styled caliphate three years ago, military officials said.


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Posted 2017/06/21 15:48:34

May will cut corporation tax to encourage economic growth

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday her government would continue to cut corporation tax to encourage businesses to invest in Britain and help the economy grow.


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Posted 2017/06/21 15:43:01

Haldane blows open Bank of England rate debate

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England moved closer to ending its decade-long emergency support for Britain's economy on Wednesday when its chief economist, Andy Haldane, said he was likely to vote for an interest rate hike this year.


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Posted 2017/06/21 15:30:53

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns under investor pressure

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, co-founder of one of the most influential technology companies of its generation, resigned on Tuesday under pressure from investors after a string of setbacks.


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Posted 2017/06/21 15:28:57

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