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Donald Trump attacks 'illegal' report on Sessions Russian meeting

It follows reports Mr Trump's attorney general discussed the election campaign with a Russian envoy.
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 2:23 pm

Three Israelis stabbed to death in West Bank attack

The victims were stabbed to death in an attack on a house in a West Bank settlement.
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 1:54 pm

Afghanistan: MSF opens first clinic in Kunduz since US strike

The charity opens its first clinic in the Afghan city of Kunduz since the US bombed its hospital.
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 1:02 pm

'You belong here,' Germany tells Turks as row with Ankara rages

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany sought on Saturday to reassure the country's three million people of Turkish descent it would stand by them as a political row with Ankara escalates, saying they were not the target of changes to government policy on Turkey.
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 12:00 pm

Lebanon's Hezbollah, Syrian army advance in border offensive: reports

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Shi'ite militia Hezbollah and the Syrian army advanced against Sunni militants on Saturday, the second day of an assault to drive them from their last foothold along the Syria-Lebanon border, pro-Damascus media reported.
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 11:27 am

Egypt court sentences 28 to death over 2015 prosecutor killing

CAIRO (Reuters) - A Cairo criminal court on Saturday sentenced to death 28 people over the 2015 killing of Egypt's top prosecutor and handed 15 others jail sentences of 25 years each.
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 11:17 am

3 Palestinians dead in Jerusalem clashes, health ministry says

Three Palestinians were killed after clashes over restrictions imposed by Israeli authorities on worshipers in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday, Palestinian officials said.
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 11:04 am

Philippines Duterte: Martial law extended in Mindanao

The president says the controversial measure is necessary to crush Islamist militants on the island.
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 10:50 am

Hungary to support Poland amid European 'inquisition': PM Orban

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday that Budapest would fight to defend Poland as the European Union threatens Warsaw with sanctions over its plans to extend government control over its courts.
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 10:25 am

Britain's May to stay as PM until at least 2020, close ally predicts

LONDON (Reuters) - British transport minister Chris Grayling, one of Prime Minister Theresa May's closest cabinet colleagues, has predicted she will remain in the job until at least 2020 and could even fight another national election.
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 10:12 am

Afghan security personnel killed in apparent friendly fire

A US-supported Afghan airstrike struck and killed local security personnel aligned with government forces, US forces in Afghanistan said.
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 9:56 am

Indonesian President orders officers to shoot drug traffickers

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has instructed law enforcement officers to shoot drug traffickers to deal with a narcotics emergency facing the country.
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 9:42 am

Michael Jackson's pet Bubbles sells artwork

A gallery is selling works by Bubbles and other primates to raise money for Florida's Centre for Great Apes.
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 9:26 am

Israeli forces raid home of Palestinian attacker, arrest brother

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli security forces on Saturday raided the home of the Palestinian attacker who stabbed to death three Israelis and restricted movement for Palestinians from his West Bank village, the military said.
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 9:25 am

Journalists in Azerbaijan get free flats for Press Day

President Ilham Aliyev gives 255 flats to journalists on occasion of the country's National Press Day.
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 9:19 am

Venezuela row as National Assembly appoints judges

The government refuses to recognise the opposition-controlled body's Supreme Court appointments.
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 8:40 am

Son of Afghan Taliban leader dies carrying out suicide attack

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The son of Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada died on Thursday carrying out a suicide attack in the province of Helmand in southern Afghanistan, one of the insurgent movement's main spokesmen said.
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 8:03 am

Syrian military says jets attack Islamic State east of Raqqa: state TV

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian warplanes carried out air strikes on Saturday against Islamic State in an area of countryside east of Raqqa and close to where U.S.-backed forces operate, Syrian state TV reported, citing a military source.
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 7:47 am

Iraqi bridge is sole link for Mosul residents rebuilding lives

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - On a pontoon bridge connecting East and West Mosul, residents of a city shattered by the battle to expel Islamic State cross back and forth trying to rebuild their lives from the rubble.
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 6:55 am

Sean Spicer quits: White House press secretary plays down 'row'

Donald Trump's spokesman is said to have resigned over the hiring of a new communications director.
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 4:59 am

Justine Damond shooting: Police chief Janee Harteau quits

Minneapolis mayor says she lost confidence in the chief after officers killed an Australian woman.
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 4:33 am

Linkin Park cancel North American tour after Chester Bennington death

The tour has been cancelled following the death of singer Chester Bennington on Thursday.
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 3:04 am

Thai Buddhism crisis

Thai monk Wirapol Sukphol denies a range of charges but the case points to a wider trend of bad karma.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 11:51 pm

Minneapolis police chief resigns after officer's shooting of Australian woman

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Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau said on Friday she was "willing to step aside" following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman.

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Posted: July 21, 2017, 11:50 pm

Gay Germans' joy and angst

Equal marriage will be celebrated at Gay Pride Berlin, but adoption is still a thorny issue.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 11:41 pm

No secrets

In Norway, anyone can find out how much anyone else is paid, and it rarely causes problems, writes Lars Bevanger.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 11:23 pm

Rise of Comic-Con

How Comic-Con has become an annual festival of costumes and comic books - and a multi-million dollar industry.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 11:22 pm

Mine-detecting robot 'turtle'

The disposable robot is made from cardboard and powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero computer.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 11:14 pm

Week in pictures: 15 - 21 July 2017

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 11:13 pm

Fined £6 for protesting

Andrey Osipov has been put on trial twice for participating in a protest in March.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 11:08 pm

School battle

Meet Bosnia's pupils who are fighting against a deeply divided education system based on religious lines.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 11:00 pm

Did OJ create Trump?

His trial, and car chase, paved the way for reality TV, and Donald Trump, writes Nick Bryant.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 10:29 pm

Qatar emir calls for negotiations to ease Gulf boycott

Sheikh Al Thani says "we are open to dialogue" in his first address since four neighbours cut ties.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 8:33 pm

Toronto helps 'doofy son' find his parked car four days on

The Canadian city turned out to help a US gig-goer find his car after he forgot where he left it.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 8:24 pm

New White House communications chief apologises to Trump

The former Wall Street financier said he was sorry for calling Mr Trump a "hack politician" in 2015.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 7:40 pm

China holds Canadians 'for smoking marijuana'

Officials reportedly entered a hotel room where members of a travelling equestrian show were staying.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 6:22 pm

The fate of Afro Germans under Nazis

In 1937, mixed race children living in the Rhineland were tracked down by the Gestapo and sterilized on "secret order." Some were later the subject of medical experiments, while others vanished.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 6:20 pm

Princess Diana's personal items on display at Buckingham Palace

From Lionel Richie cassette tapes to her beloved ballet shoes, personal objects that reveal the private life of Princess Diana are going on display in Buckingham Palace.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 6:08 pm

Princess pushes buttons on helicopter tour in Hamburg

Princess Charlotte and her family ended their visit to Germany with a visit to an Airbus factory.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 5:56 pm

Refuge under threat

A half-mile stretch of rail track in Philadelphia has become a refuge for hundreds of addicts, but the city is about to descend.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 5:50 pm

Swedes name a train 'Trainy McTrainface'

Trainy McTrainface will chug across Sweden after more than 1,000 people voted to christen a new commuter train with the name.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 5:46 pm

Putin undecided on new presidential term, but might go for it

Preview President Vladimir Putin has not yet decided whether to run in the upcoming election, emphasizing that he will never change the Constitution to gain more power or a longer term, despite him being “begged” to do so.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 5:31 pm

Tour de France: The legend of the yellow jersey

The Tour de France yellow jersey is cycling's most coveted prize.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 5:23 pm

Beijing may deploy troops to East Africa hot spot, says Chinese envoy

Preview China would considering sending troops into the disputed border region between Djibouti and Eritrea, the Chinese envoy to the African Union said, as tension between the two East African countries mounts.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 5:21 pm

‘Charmed’ crocodile returns corpse to villagers in chilling footage (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Preview In a bizarre video from Indonesia a crocodile under the gaze of a charmer returns the corpse of a deceased man on the order of local residents.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 5:10 pm

Russia’s synchronized swimmers continue dominance with latest gold at World Championships

Preview Russia’s synchronized swimmers won the women’s free team gold at the World Championships in Budapest on Friday, continuing their dominance at the event.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 5:07 pm

Feds probe Colorado’s regulations, enforcement over marijuana black market

Preview US Justice Department representatives have held closed-door meetings with Colorado officials overseeing the state’s marijuana agencies to share details, prompting concerns federal authorities might attempt a crackdown in states with legal weed.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 5:04 pm

No duck & cover: Hawaii prepares for North Korean missile attack

Preview Even as they concede the probability of a North Korean missile attack is “very low,” officials in charge of Hawaii’s emergency management are rolling out a public relations campaign to prepare the state’s 1.4 million residents for a worst-case scenario.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 5:00 pm

State Dept. bans American travel to North Korea

Preview The Trump administration will ban US citizens from traveling to North Korea, according to the State Department. It follows the death of American student Otto Warmbier after months in a North Korean prison.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 4:56 pm

US confirms air strike killed Afghan forces in friendly fire incident

Preview A number of Afghan security forces servicemen have been killed in a US airstrike in Afghanistan, according to a statement issued by the US military.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 4:34 pm