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  • TUS        -       North Korea has renewed its verbal attacks on President Trump, after he threatened military action. The foreign ministry said if Mr Trump was confrontational, it “must really be diagnosed as the relapse of the ...

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  • TINDONESIA          -         The boss of Indonesia’s national airline is being dismissed over allegations he smuggled a classic motorbike into the country. Garuda’s chief executive Ari Askhara has been accused of failing to declare the ...

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  • TWASHINGTON-In January 2018, a falling meteorite created a bright fireball that arced over the outskirts of Detroit, Michigan, followed by loud sonic booms.The visitor not only dropped a slew of meteorites over the snow-covered ground, it also provided information about its extra-terrestrial ...

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  • TNORWAY - Two explorers are short of food and battling strong winds after trekking hundreds of miles at the North Pole, but they hope to reach safety soon.South African Mike Horn and Norwegian Boerge Ousland have covered about 1,800km (1,120 miles) on treacherous drifting ice. Because of delays ...

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  • TUS          -        Instagram will ask new members to provide their date of birth when setting up an account, as it plans more “age-appropriate experiences”. The photo-sharing network already requires ...

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  • TLONDON-Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have announced they are stepping down from top roles at the online giant’s parent company.They will leave their respective roles as Alphabet’s chief executive officer and president but remain on the board. Google’s CEO SundarPichai ...

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  • TLONDON-Scientists are “almost certain” that the average temperatures from 2010-2019 make it the warmest decade on record.Provisional figures released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) suggest this year is on course to be the second or third warmest year ever.If those ...

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  • TINDIA-A tiger has undertaken the longest walk ever recorded in India, travelling some 1,300km (807 miles) in five months. Experts believe the two-and-a-half-year-old male is possibly in search of prey, territory or a mate.The tiger, which is fitted with a radio collar, left its home in a wildlife ...

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  • TWASHINGTON - The White House has said US President Donald Trump and his lawyers will not attend an impeachment hearing on Wednesday, citing a lack of “fairness”. The hearing by the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee marks the next stage of the probe, with legal experts giving ...

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  • TLONDON              -          Political leaders and climate diplomats are meeting in Madrid for two weeks of talks amid a growing sense of crisis. According to UN Secretary General ...

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  • TUS              -          Amazon has withdrawn a range of “Christmas ornaments” displaying images of a former concentration camp that sellers had posted on its website. The move followed a tweet from Poland’s Auschwitz ...

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  • TUS            -          Apple says it is taking “a deeper look” at how it handles disputed borders. Ukraine criticised the tech giant for showing Crimea as part of Russia’s ...

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  • TBEIJING            -          People in China are now required to have their faces scanned when registering new mobile phone services, as the authorities seek to verify the identities of the ...

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  • TUS-A world-renowned American free solo climber has died attempting to descend the side of a cliff face. Brad Gobright, 31, fell around 300m (1,000 ft) to his death in El Potrero Chico in northern Mexico.His companion, fellow climber Aidan Jacobson, 26, fell a shorter distance and survived with ...

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  • TLONDON-Dozens of French activists have blocked an entrance to an Amazon warehouse south of Paris to protest against the environmental impact of consumerism.Protesters formed a human chain, lay on hay bales and dumped old fridges and microwaves outside the Amazon depot inBretigny-sur-Orge on ...

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  • TWASHINGTON          -     Two of the most exciting space missions of the 2030s are likely now to be launched within a year of each other. European Space Agency member states are poised to increase the organisation’s science ...

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  • TSOUTH AFRICA - A 26-year-old woman has suffered serious injuries after a runaway truck landed on her car in the South African city of Port Elizabeth. The truck driver had parked the vehicle while he picked up his children from the Parsons Hill primary school, police said. It rolled down the hill, ...

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  • TWASHINGTON-It now looks highly likely that the UK will increase its subscription to the European Space Agency. For the past week the long-promised uplift in the country’s membership fee had appeared extremely doubtful.Such a reversal would have threatened leadership roles in a number of space ...

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  • TLONDON-Countries will have to increase their carbon-cutting ambitions five fold if the world is to avoid warming by more than 1.5C, the UN says.The annual emissions gap report shows that even if all current promises are met, the world will warm by more than double that amount by 2100.Hot on the ...

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  • TLONDON-Google has fired four employees in what activists within the company describe as an attempt to “crush” workers’ attempts to organise.The people, who have been dubbed the “Thanksgiving Four”, had their contracts terminated on Monday.Staff were told via an ...

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  • THONG KONG-Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has said the government will “seriously reflect” after local elections saw massive gains by pro-democracy candidates.Seventeen of the 18 district councils are now controlled by pro-democracy councillors, according to local media. The ...

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  • TSYDNEY- A mother in Australia has been charged with murder after her two children were found dead in a hot car. The two children, aged one and two, were found unresponsive by officers in Queensland on Saturday. It is unclear how long they had been inside the car. The two girls showed evidence of ...

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  • TWASHINGTON-US Navy chief Richard Spencer has been fired over his handling of the case of a Navy Seal demoted for misconduct.The case of Edward Gallagher, who was convicted for posing with a corpse, had sparked tensions between US President Donald Trump and military officials.The navy officer had ...

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  • TLONDON-Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases once again reached new highs in 2018.The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says the increase in CO2 was just above the average rise recorded over the last decade.Levels of other warming gases, such as methane and ...

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  • TLONDON-Eighty million years ago, during the Cretaceous Period, Mongolia’s Gobi Desert was a dinosaur’s paradise of vast valleys, freshwater lakes and a humid climate. Mammal-eating velociraptors, lizard-hipped sauropods and spike-armoured ankylosaurs could have been spotted roaming in ...

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  • TMALAYSIA-The Sumatran rhino is now officially extinct in Malaysia, with the death of the last known specimen.The 25-year-old female named Iman died on Saturday on the island of Borneo, officials say. She had cancer.Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhino died in May this year.The Sumatran rhino ...

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  • TLOS ANGELES-The European Space Agency (Esa) will show its commitment to the new wave of lunar exploration when member-state research ministers meet in Seville, Spain, next week.The politicians are expected to commit hundreds of millions of euros to fund technologies that will support the US-led ...

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  • TLOS ANGELES-Music manager Scooter Braun says his family received “numerous death threats” after Taylor Swift said he was stopping her from playing her old hits.The star has been vocal in her disapproval of Braun since his company bought her back catalogue in June.She accused him of ...

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  • TWASHINGTON              -               SpaceX’sStarship rocket prototype experienced a major failure during pressurisation testing on Wednesday. A video from ...

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  • TBEIJING           -           While the rest of the world has cut coal-based electricity over the past 18 months, China has added enough to power 31 million homes. That’s according to a study ...

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