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  • TPOLAND - Thousands of Poles have been attending the funeral of Pawel Adamowicz, the mayor of Gdansk who was fatally stabbed last Sunday. Large screens around St Mary’s Basilica in the city and across the country broadcast Saturday’s service live. Mr Adamowicz, a liberal critic of ...

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  • TUS - Former president George W Bush has turned his hand to pizza delivery to help staff left unpaid by a government shutdown. Posts on social media showed Mr Bush bringing the food to his Secret Service detail. “It’s time for leaders on both sides to put politics aside, come together, ...

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  • TBBC LONDON - Social media star Boo the Pomeranian dog has died at the age of 12. His owners say he had shown signs of heart problems ever since his "best friend" - a dog called Buddy - died in 2017. "We think his heart literally broke when Buddy left us," they wrote on his official Facebook ...

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  • TCHINA - In a small, central Beijing courtyard, family and friends are gathering to pay tribute to Zhao Ziyang - the most powerful man in China to oppose the decision to send tanks into Tiananmen Square nearly 30 years ago. He was subsequently erased from Chinese history for what party officials ...

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  • TISRAEL - A man has been arrested over the killing of a 21-year-old Israeli student in Melbourne, Australian police say. The body of Aiia Maasarwe, 21, was found near La Trobe University in the city’s north. She had taken a tram home late on Tuesday after a comedy show. She was attacked while ...

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  • TKOREA - North Korea’s Kim Yong-chol arrives in Washington One of North Korea’s top negotiators has arrived in Washington to meet US officials ahead of a possible second summit between Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump. South Korean reports say Kim Yong-chol, travelling via ...

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  • TUS - Democratic politicians in the US say they will investigate allegations that President Donald Trump directed his ex-personal lawyer to lie to Congress. A Buzzfeed News report claims Mr Trump instructed Michael Cohen to lie about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Cohen has already admitted ...

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  • TSYDNEY - Australia has just sweltered through at least five of its 10 warmest days on record, authorities estimate. An extreme heatwave has afflicted the nation since Saturday, causing wildlife deaths, bushfires and an increase in hospital admissions. Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said ...

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  • TLONDON  -   They're the photos you just can't stop looking at. A diver alongside an impossibly huge great white shark. Just staring at them can you make you shiver - so imagine how it must've felt to be in the water. Photographer Kimberly Jeffries was one of those who got up close ...

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  • TLONDON  -   We're looking at Saturn at a very special time in the history of the Solar System, according to scientists. They've confirmed the planet's iconic rings are very young - no more than 100 million years old, when dinosaurs still walked the Earth. The insight comes from the ...

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  • TLONDON - The first full assessment of risks to the world's coffee plants shows that 60% of 124 known species are on the edge of extinction. More than 100 types of coffee tree grow naturally in forests, including two used for the coffee we drink. Scientists say the figure is "worrying", as wild ...

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  • TINDIA - An Indian guru has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering a journalist who exposed sexual abuse of women at his sect. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the 51-year-old Dera Sacha Sauda leader, is already serving a 20-year prison sentence for raping two female followers. Newspaper editor Ram ...

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  • TINDONESIA - A woman has been mauled to death by a pet crocodile in its enclosure on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Deasy Tuwo, 44, had reportedly been feeding the crocodile at the pearl farm where she worked, and where the animal was being kept illegally. The 700kg crocodile, named Merry, is ...

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  • TCHINA - The former Communist Party chief of a Chinese village once notorious for its drug production has been executed, Chinese state media report. Chinese media have described him as the “godfather of the village” who protected all its drug makers. About 20% of the village’s ...

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  • TFRANCE - French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has said a no-deal Brexit looks “less and less unlikely” and has launched a contingency plan to prepare for it. After the UK Parliament rejected the withdrawal agreement, Mr Philippe said laws had to be passed and millions invested in ...

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  • TCANADA - A Saudi teenager given asylum in Canada after fleeing her family has said the journey was “worth the risk” so she could live a more independent life. Rahaf Mohammed, 18, made headlines when she flew to Thailand and barricaded herself in a hotel while appealing on Twitter for ...

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  • TAFRICA - The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has acquitted Ivory Coast ex-President Laurent Gbagbo. He had been charged with crimes against humanity in connection with violence following a disputed 2010 election that left 3,000 dead and 500,000 displaced. Mr Gbagbo was captured in ...

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  • TKENYA:- A luxury hotel complex is under attack in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi۔ At least two blasts and gunfire were heard at the compound in the Westlands district of the city, which houses the DusitD2 hotel as well as offices. The Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab claimed the attack but gave ...

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  • TLONDON-A Gillette advert which references bullying, the #MeToo movement and toxic masculinity has split opinion online. The razor company's short film, called Believe, plays on their famous slogan "The best a man can get", replacing it with "The best men can be". The company says it wants men to ...

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  • TLONDON-Huawei's founder has denied Chinese authorities have ever asked his company to help spy on its clients. Ren Zhengfei was speaking to foreign media in a rare interview, following claims Huawei posed a security risk. He also said he was missing his daughter Meng Wanzhou "very much". Ms Meng - ...

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  • TCHINA - A court in China has sentenced a Canadian to death for drug smuggling, a verdict likely to reignite a diplomatic row between the two countries. Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was originally given a 15-year jail term in 2018 but after an appeal the court said the sentence was too ...

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  • TUS - As the EU says the US government has effectively downgraded its diplomatic status in Washington, how has the transatlantic relationship changed under Donald Trump’s presidency? For generations, American presidents have saved some of their warmest words for their European colleagues. They ...

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  • TLONDON - Theresa May has urged MPs to back her Brexit deal “for the country’s sake” as Tuesday’s Commons vote looms closer.She warned of “paralysis in Parliament” if the deal is rejected and said trust in politics would suffer “catastrophic harm” if ...

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  • TUS - US President Donald Trump has denied that he worked for Russia, following a report that the FBI investigated whether he was working for the Kremlin. Addressing reporters at the White House as he left for Louisiana, he said: “I never worked for Russia.” He added: “I think ...

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  • TLONDON-Wood burning stoves, open fires and farms all face new restrictions as the government sets out what it calls a "world leading" plan to tackle air pollution. In their Clean Air Strategy, published today, the government promises to set a "bold new goal" to reduce particulates across much of ...

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  • TCHINA-A database containing resumes of more than 200 million Chinese people has been found exposed online. Security firm Hackenproof said the "very detailed" information lacked even the most basic security protections. Names, mobile phone numbers, email addresses, education histories and many other ...

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  • TBEIJING-The rare appearance of a European robin in Beijing has caused a stir among Chinese nature fans. Hundreds of bird-watching photographers flocked to the Beijing Zoo last Friday after word spread that a European robin had been spotted there. The red-breasted bird is common across Europe but is ...

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  • TPARIS - The death toll from a suspected gas explosion in central Paris has risen to four after rescue workers found the body of a woman in the rubble.Two firefighters and a Spanish tourist were also killed in Saturday’s blast at a bakery near a popular area. Dozens more people were injured in ...

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  • TLONDON - The government has made a fresh plea to MPs to get behind Theresa May’s Brexit deal in Tuesday’s crucial Commons vote. A group of MPs are understood to be planning to take control of the Brexit process if, as widely expected, Mrs May’s deal is voted down. And Labour ...

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  • TLONDON-The world's longest aircraft is set to go into full production with the model designed to take its first passengers. It comes after the prototype £32m Airlander 10 - a combined plane and airship - was formally retired following successful final testing. As a result, Bedford firm Hybrid ...

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