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Russia steps in as power-broker with new Syrian border deal

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Calls to dismiss Trump's lawsuit aiming to keep tax records private

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Asia-Pacific -- Reluctant hitmen jailed over botched murder -- Six men in China have been jailed for attempted murder after they all tried to pass on a contract to kill which they were reluctant to carry out in person.

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North America -- Ex-president Carter hospitalised with pelvic fracture after home fall -- Jimmy Carter, the longest-living former US president, has been hospitalised with a "minor pelvic fracture" after falling at his home in Georgia.

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Europe -- Thieves throw 'pagan' fertility figures in river -- Pope Francis's landmark conference on Catholicism in the Amazon has taken a vindictive twist after indigenous Amazonian fertility statuettes were stolen from a church near St Peter's Basilica and hurled into the Tiber.

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North America -- Canada election: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds onto power but will have a minority government -- CANADIAN Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals held onto power...

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Canada's Trudeau appears set to hold onto government

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Justin Trudeau's grip on power threatened as Canadians go to the polls

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North America -- 'Beer belly': man was producing alcohol in his gut -- An American started producing beer in his own gut after a fungal growth produced high levels of yeast, a study has found.

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Thirty nine bodies discovered in container in Essex, driver (25) from Northern Ireland... -- Britain

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President sparks fury by saying impeachment process is 'a lynching' -- President Trump

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Mum of Britain's biggest family reveals she's pregnant with her 22nd child -- Britain

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Horror story: The scary truth about waste at Halloween

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Watchmen review: 'A slick and engrossing opener'

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Karen Tumulty: 'Pelosi stands her ground with dismissive men - she's not cowed by Trump's tantrums'

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Lebanese protesters sing 'Baby Shark' to toddler after mother tells them he's scared -- Protesters sang Baby Shark to a frightened toddler after...

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Anglers filmed frighteningly close to plug hole in the UK -- A pair of Peak District anglers were spotted dangerously close to a giant plug...

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Speaker John Bercow blocks vote on Brexit deal -- Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow has blocked a vote on Boris...

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Jimmy the dog rescued after getting stuck in dramatic cliff face in Australia -- Emergency services have rescued a pet dog...

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Violent protests in Chile continue despite metro fare cancellation -- Protests and violence in Chile spilled over...

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Shocking footage shows boy narrowly avoiding being hit by train in Wales -- A boy narrowly avoided being hit by a train...

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Intense gun fight filmed on Mexican street as officers hunt for El Chapos son -- An intense gunfight with heavy weapons...

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Turkey agrees to Syria ceasefire, says US vice president Pence -- US vice president Mike Pence has announced...

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'Have a good time' - Jean-Claude Juncker signs off press conference with Boris... -- Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European...

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Boris Johnson declares that Brexit deal with EU is done -- A Brexit deal has been agreed with the EU, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has...

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Google claims quantum computing breakthrough -- Google says it has achieved a breakthrough in quantum computing research.

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Pub group Fuller's buys Cotswold Inns & Hotels for £40m -- Pub group Fuller, Smith & Turner has agreed a £40...

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Turkey pauses Syria offensive after deals with US and Russia -- Turkey will not resume its offensive against Kurdish Syrian fighters in north-...

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Hong Kong withdraws unpopular bill that sparked protest chaos -- Hong Kong authorities have withdrawn an...

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Kim Jong Un orders South Korean hotels destroyed at resort -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered the...

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Monitors concerned by Bolivian election -- International monitors expressed concern over Bolivia's presidential elections on...

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Chile protest death toll rises to 15 -- Rioting, arson attacks and violent clashes wracked Chile for a fifth day on Tuesday as...

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Hong Kong to withdraw bill that sparked protests -- Hong Kong authorities are set to formally withdraw an unpopular extradition bill...

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Trump held back Ukraine aid: diplomat -- Donald Trump was holding back military aid for Ukraine unless the country agreed to...

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Tearful Assange battles US bid to extradite him from UK -- Wikileaks founder Julian Assange appeared to...

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William fears for 'fragile' Harry and Meghan as they bare souls on camera -- Prince William is worried for the wellbeing of his...

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Vatican donations 'plunge' amid sex scandals -- Sex scandals in the Catholic Church have eroded faith in the Vatican and...

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appears confused at extradition hearing

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Homeless man who stalked Harry Styles ordered to stay away from One Direction star

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Spain to exhume remains of dictator General Franco this week

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Meghan says she's 'just surviving' as Harry reveals 'rift' with brother

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Two 17-year-old boys dead after house party stabbing

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Obituary: Alexei Leonov

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Johnson threatening to 'abandon EU deal' if MPs put up roadblocks -- Boris Johnson is threatening to abandon Brexit...

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We'll bring back direct rule in Northern Ireland if it's a no-deal Brexit, warns Michael Gove -- Direct rule would...

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Britain's Prince William worried about brother Harry after TV interview - BBC -- Britain's Prince...

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Number of slavery cases in UK increases by 50pc

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Hillsborough gates were 'opened to save lives' - ex-officer tells trial

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'They invent, they exaggerate, they deny saying things they've said' - Alastair Campbell on Boris Johnson and Donald Trump

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Leo Varadkar pledges to raise outcome of Northern Ireland citizen case with Boris Johnson

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'I lock my bedroom door at night' - singer Harry Styles as homeless man found guilty of stalking him

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'Unacceptable sexual behaviour' - Paul Gascoigne accused of grabbing woman and kissing her, trial hears

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Trudeau re-elected as Canadian PM but scandals see majority wiped out -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in Canada's national...

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US mother charged with murder after allegedly faking daughter's 'bucket list' terminal illness -- A Colorado...

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Democrats' lay out case for Trump impeachment probe, more key witnesses set to appear -- Democrats on...

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1,000 US troops leave Syria to 'help defend Iraq' from Isil as Kurds withdraw -- US forces began withdrawing from their...

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Jennifer Rubin: 'Impeachment now looking nailed on as time runs out for president'

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Gang war carnage in Mexico

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Gardai paid Donald Trump's Doonbeg resort €14k for snack bags for members during US President's visit

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Dan Zak: ''Now we must pray' - how 1,000 days of Trump presidency have normalised chaos'

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Death of Democrat who rose from poverty to lead probe into Trump

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Trump held back aid for Ukraine probe, White House chief admits

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Trump forced to drop offer to host next G7 summit at his golf club -- Donald Trump has backed down on a...

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Donald Trump cancels plans to host G7 at his golf resort -- Responding to stinging criticism,...

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Trump hits back at critics over Syria -- President Donald Trump is pushing back at criticism his Syria...

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President ready to hit Turkey with 'very powerful' new sanctions

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'Now they're going after Giuliani' tweets Trump

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Trump says acting Homeland Security Secretary McAleenan is stepping down

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Estate of pop legend Prince rebukes Donald Trump for playing Purple Rain at his rally

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'It happens' - Trump says diplomat's wife won't return to the UK over fatal crash

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Two Trump donors held on charges of channelling Russian cash to candidates

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Three die in fire as Chile hit by riots over wealth -- Three people have died in a supermarket fire set by looters as riots continued for a second night in Santiago and spread to other Chilean...

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Son of notorious drug lord 'El Chapo' freed after Cartel gunmen battle security services through Mexican city

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Pope wants bold changes to stop 'new colonialism' and protect the Amazon -- Pope Francis has urged Roman Catholic...

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Microplastics are found in penguin poo -- Microplastics have been found in penguins for the first time, scientists have...

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Mexican police find 29 bodies in 100 plastic bags in secret grave

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Hospital fire in Brazil leaves 11 dead as frail patients have to be evacuated and cared for on street

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[TICON-A SLIDESHOW] -- Death toll in Brazil hospital fire rises to at least 10

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[TICON-A VIDEO] -- More than 15,000 fire alerts in Brazil's Amazon regions during first ten days of September

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[TICON-A VIDEO] -- Hurricane Dorian: At least five people killed as massive flooding hits the Bahamas

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Ewan MacKenna: 'The Amazon burns - but catastrophe is only real when it knocks at your door'

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Joshua Molloy: 'Who can trust America now?' -- It was early morning in the spring of 2015 when I felt my first shockwave. I...

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Failed 'ceasefire' is US gift to Turkish war aims -- Syrian Kurdish-led forces and Turkey have blamed each other over...

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Pence ceasefire fails to put end to fighting in northern Syria -- Sporadic fighting continued in a Syrian border...

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Con Coughlin: 'US has given Middle East on a plate to Putin'

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Syrian troops join Kurds in battle against Turkish forces

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Saudis court Hollywood to boost film industry

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Peter Westmacott: 'Attacks playing well in Turkey but will only stir up more trouble'

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Hundreds of Isil women flee Kurd camp where Irish bride held

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Trump orders all US troops in northern Syria to move south, but not leave the country

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'I will be symbol of state,' vows new emperor -- Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally proclaimed his ascendancy to the throne yesterday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by...

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Thai king strips 'disloyal' royal consort of titles and military ranks for being 'self-promoting' -- Thailand's King...

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World figures gather in Tokyo for emperor's enthronement -- Royalty and political leaders from 194...

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Hong Kong violence explodes after activist 'attacked by triads' -- Protesters hurled petrol bombs at Hong Kong...

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Knife attack on leading activist sparks further chaos in Hong Kong council

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No concessions by Lam after policy speech thwarted

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Kim plans 'great operation... to strike world with wonder'

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Lasers used to rediscover and map 'lost city' hidden in jungle

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[TICON-A VIDEO] -- Lam won't negotiate despite rise of violence in Hong Kong

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[TICON-A VIDEO] -- Typhoon Hagibis: At least 53 people killed and more than 30,000 displaced as search continues for survivors

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Qantas sets new record with 19-hour flight -- Australian airline Qantas has successfully completed a test of the world's longest non-stop commercial flight, with a 16,200km trip from New...

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Newspapers to censor front pages in protest -- Australia's biggest newspapers were expected to run heavily censored front...

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'We did the Macarena in the economy cabin' - Qantas completes world's longest non-stop commercial...

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Elderly couple become first fatalities of early Australian bushfire season -- The remains of an elderly couple have...

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[TICON-A VIDEO] -- Hiker with broken leg, arm and no mobile crawls for two days to safety

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Australian hiker rescued after crawling through scrubland for two days with broken leg and wrist

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[TICON-A VIDEO] -- Australian Cardinal George Pell launches appeal against child sex abuse convictions

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Australian cyclist dies while trying to escape swooping magpie

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Man accidentally charged €61,400 for 'most expensive beer in history'

1 month ago

Trainee pilot lands plane after instructor faints

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Boys 'chained up and tortured' in schools -- Police have freed hundreds of manacled boys from a madrassa in northern Nigeria for the third time in a month, raising fears of systemic torture...

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Zuma plans appeal in bid to head off trial on corruption charges -- Former South African president Jacob Zuma will...

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Jacob Zuma will appeal decision to deny him a permanent stay on corruption charges related to $2bn arms...

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Former South African president Jacob Zuma to face trial on corruption charges -- Former South African...

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Meghan visits therapy surfers in Cape Town

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Hundreds arrested as Egypt cracks down on protesters

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Eight newborn babies die in fire at Algerian hospital

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[TICON-A SLIDESHOW] Kenya classroom collapse kills 7 children, injures 64

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'Pangolins could be extinct in 20 years' - On the frontline of the battle to save the world's most trafficked mammal

12 days ago

Pupils among 27 killed by fire in school dorm

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Taliban suicide car bomber kills 14 and injures 145 in attack on Afghan capital -- A SUICIDE car bomber has targeted a...

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Thousands of Isil extremists hook up with each other by using Facebook's 'suggested friends' service -- Facebook has...

2 months ago

Shona Murray - Sowing division will not stop lone-wolf jihadists -- US President Donald Trump says he is...

8 months ago

Revealed: London Bridge Isis group's plot to attack Dublin 'family-friendly' spot

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German teenage 'Isis bride' could face death penalty in Iraq

2 months ago

'Human rights' saw Barcelona terror boss beat deportation order

8 months ago

[TICON-A SLIDESHOW] -- Barcelona terror group investigation 'could take months or even years' to go to trial

8 months ago

[TICON-A VIDEO] -- Iraqi Prime Minister congratulates armed forces for Mosul 'victory' over Islamic State

8 months ago

Iraqi civilians flee Mosul as US piles pressure on Isil

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