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  • US-A judge has hit pause on a major US government contract in a win for Amazon, which had challenged the award.The tech giant, which had been favoured to win the cloud computing deal, sued last year after the US Defense Department gave the opportunity to arch-rival Microsoft instead. Amazon has ...

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  • BEIJING                  -                 The founder of Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has urged the country’s smartphone industry ...

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  • BEIJING                -               The world’s largest mobile phone showcase, Mobile World Congress (MWC), has been cancelled over coronavirus ...

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  • WASHINGTON       -        Bernie Sanders has won the New Hampshire Democratic primary contest, on a terrible night for former vice-president Joe Biden. The left-wing senator took a tight victory over centrist former mayor Pete ...

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  • US-Up to one fifth of the Amazon rainforest is emitting more CO2 than it absorbs, new research suggests.Results from a decade-long study of greenhouse gases over the Amazon basin appear to show around 20% of the total area has become a net source of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. One of the main ...

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  • WASHINGTON-The maritime and scientific communities have set themselves the ambitious target of 2030 to map Earth’s entire ocean floor.It’s ambitious because, 10 years out from this deadline, they’re starting from a very low level.You can argue about the numbers but it’s in ...

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  • LONDON-South Korean film Parasite has been named best picture at this year’s Oscars, becoming the first non-English language film to take the top prize.Renee Zellweger won best actress for playing Judy Garland in Judy. Joaquin Phoenix was named best actor for Joker.Brad Pitt and Laura Dern ...

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  • LONDON-An art critic has apologised for accidentally destroying an installation at a prestigious art fair in Mexico. Avelina Lésper placed an empty drinks can near the work to show her disapproval when it shattered. The installation, by Mexican artist Gabriel Rico, was on display at the OMR ...

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  • LONDON           -               A cartoon cat, sick of the annoying mouse living in his home, devises a plot to take him out with a trap loaded with cheese. The mouse, wise to his plan, safely removes the snack and saunters away with ...

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  • Masanchi                     -           At least eight people have died and dozens have been injured in reported ethnic clashes in Kazakhstan. About ...

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  • Polls opened at 07:00 local time and will close at 22:00.       Counting will begin on Sunday in all 39 constituencies. Newly elected TDs will gather on 20 February for the 33rd Dáil (Irish parliament). A total of 160 representatives will be returned to the ...

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  • At least 20 people have been shot dead and many injured by a Thai soldier in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima (also known as Korat), police say. A defence ministry spokesman told BBC Thai that Jakraphanth Thomma, a junior officer, had attacked his commanding officer before stealing a gun and ...

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  • Bangkok-Enjoying the luxury of business class seats on an 11-hour flight back to Auckland was meant to be a treat for Renell and Tere after undergoing weight-loss surgery in the city of Bangkok.Instead, the sisters and their mother, Huhana, were left ‘’traumatised’’ by Thai ...

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  • Kerala-Residents of an apartment building in southern India were left in shock after a mix of beer, brandy and rum started gushing out of their taps. The smelly, brown liquid began flowing from kitchen taps in the block of flats, in Kerala, on Monday morning.Bemused residents then contacted the ...

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  • LONDON                   -             Lukasz Gottwald, the music producer better known as Dr Luke, has won several pre-trial arguments in his ...

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  • Syrian government troops have retaken parts of the strategic town Saraqeb in the last rebel-held province, Idlib.Syrian army units besieged the town for two days, exchanging artillery fire with Turkish forces who were supporting Syrian rebels. It follows weeks of aerial bombardment by the Syrian ...

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  • A GP has been given three life sentences for 90 sex assaults on female patients. Manish Shah assaulted 23 women and a 15-year-old girl while working in London - carrying out invasive examinations for his own gratification. The Old Bailey heard he used Angelina Jolie and Jade Goody as examples to ...

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  • GermanY                -              A German state premier elected on Wednesday with the help of the far-right AfD has said he will stand down to pave the ...

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  • Rome                    -              Two people have been killed after a high-speed train derailed near the northern Italian city of ...

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  • LONDON-David Cameron turned down an offer from Prime Minister Boris Johnson to head the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in November, it has emerged. The idea was discussed with the former PM, but Mr Cameron thought the job should go to a government minister.It comes after Claire O’Neill, a ...

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  • LONDON                       -            Boris Johnson has set out his vision for a trade deal with the EU, saying there is “no ...

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  • WASHINGTON-Europe’s grand mission to understand the detailed workings of the Sun is all but ready for launch.Solar Obiter has been enclosed in its protective cover and mounted atop the rocket that will hurl the satellite towards our star next weekend.SolO, for short, is a €1.5bn ...

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  • LONDON                 -            Boris Johnson is to say he won’t accept alignment with EU rules when Britain negotiates a trade deal with Brussels. The ...

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  • TANZANIA                -            At least 20 people have been killed and others injured in a stampede during an outdoor religious service in Tanzania. Worshippers ...

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  • SYDNEY-Dozens of koalas have been found dead or injured at a timber plantation in the Australian state of Victoria, sparking an investigation by officials.Blue gum trees - an important koala habitat - were harvested from the plantation in December, leaving only a few isolated stands of trees. Some ...

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  • US-Messaging service WhatsApp will no longer work on millions of smartphones from 1 February. Android and iPhone devices which only support outdated operating systems will no longer be able to run the Facebook-owned app. WhatsApp said the move was necessary in order to protect the security of its ...

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  • PALESTINE                     -                The Palestinians have roundly rejected Donald Trump’s Middle East ...

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  • LONDON-Archaeologists are planning an ambitious survey of part of the seabed off Jersey where Neanderthals once lived.The site is part-exposed during spring low tide, giving the team a four-hour window to dig while the sea is out.Stone tools and mammoth remains have been recovered from the Violet ...

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  • LONDON-Climate change activist Greta Thunberg says she is trademarking her name and the #FridaysForFuture movement to stop people from impersonating her.In 2018, Ms Thunberg’s school strike grew into a global movement that became known as #FridaysForFuture.Millions of people in countries such ...

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  • FLORIDA              -             A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake has struck in the Caribbean, prompting brief tsunami warnings and office evacuations as far away as ...

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