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Act against 'any whiff' of resurgent anti-Semitism, pope says

Act against 'any whiff' of resurgent anti-Semitism, pope says

Pope Francis said Sunday that society should be vigilant for "any whiff" of resurgent anti-Semitism, calling for new generations to be taught the horrors of the Holocaust. He made his appeal in Kaunas, Lithuania's second city, on the 75th anniversary of the wartime liquidation of the...

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Tanzania begin to bury its dead after Lake Victoria ferry disaster

Tanzania begin to bury its dead after Lake Victoria ferry disaster

Grieving families were on Sunday preparing to bury victims of Tanzania's devastating ferry disaster, with more than 200 confirmed dead after the crowded boat capsized in Lake Victoria. Hopes were fading of finding any more survivors three days after the ferry sank on Thursday, even...

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US Supreme Court nominee accuser agrees to testify before Senate committee

US Supreme Court nominee accuser agrees to testify before Senate committee

The woman whose sexual assault allegation threatens to bring down President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee has agreed to testify in the Senate, her lawyers said Saturday according to US media. Christine Blasey Ford's decision came after days of negotiations and following President...

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Trump weighs draft order targeting Google, Facebook: reports

Trump weighs draft order targeting Google, Facebook: reports

President Donald Trump is weighing an executive order that would open federal antitrust and criminal probes into Google, Facebook and other social media firms, US media said Saturday, though the White House promptly distanced itself from the reports. Last month, Trump stepped up his attacks...

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20,000 march for wage equality in Switzerland

20,000 march for wage equality in Switzerland

Some 20,000 people marched in Bern Saturday demanding wage equality between the genders, organisers said, warning that women are prepared to go on strike if Swiss parliamentarians do not fix the pay gap. Women "are sick of sexism and discrimination, sick of wage inequality,"...

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Golden Globe Race seek to rescue injured Indian sailor

Golden Globe Race seek to rescue injured Indian sailor

The organisers of the round-the-world Golden Globe Race said Saturday they were scrambling to rescue missing Indian sailor Abhilash Tomy, but admitted he was "as far from help as you can possibly be". Tomy's yacht Thuriya had its mast broken off when it was rolled in a storm on Friday...

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Vatican announces historic deal with China on bishops

Vatican announces historic deal with China on bishops

The Vatican on Saturday announced an historic accord with China on the appointment of bishops in the Communist country in what could pave the way for the normalisation of ties between the Catholic Church and the world's most populous country. Beijing immediately said it hoped for better...

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Truck full of bodies draws Mexicans searching for relatives

Truck full of bodies draws Mexicans searching for relatives

Dozens of people from across Mexico who are searching for missing relatives this week journeyed to the city of Guadalajara, where a scandal has erupted over a truck full of unidentified bodies that overflowed local morgues. A wave of violence linked to powerful drug cartels has sent the...

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Australian filmmaker to be deported from Cambodia

Australian filmmaker to be deported from Cambodia

An Australian filmmaker who received a royal pardon from Cambodia will be deported Saturday, immigration officials said, a day after he was released from a six-year sentence in a case Human Rights Watch has called "a ludicrous charade". James Ricketson, 69, was given jail time three...

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US media reports deputy AG discussed removing Trump from office

US media reports deputy AG discussed removing Trump from office

Donald Trump faced a new challenge to his authority Friday after US media reported that his deputy attorney general had discussed ways to force him from office on grounds of incompetence, just months into his presidency. In the latest bombshell to rock the troubled administration, The...

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Pope accepts resignations of two more Chile bishops

Pope accepts resignations of two more Chile bishops

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of two more Chilean bishops, the Vatican said Friday, in his latest move to confront a widening worldwide sexual abuse scandal. They brought to seven the number of bishops who have stepped down since all of the country’s 34 bishops offered...

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Bug in cake gives Ikea India fresh embarrassment

Bug in cake gives Ikea India fresh embarrassment

Ikea's first store in India faced a fresh sticky problem on Friday after a customer said he found an insect emerging from chocolate cake served to his daughter at the outlet's 1,000-seater cafeteria. It is the second such embarrassment for the home retailer since the Hyderabad store...

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Hot tech sector prompts shakeup in S&P 500 stock indexes

Hot tech sector prompts shakeup in S&P 500 stock indexes

The hot and rapidly changing tech sector has prompted the S&P 500 stock index to reshuffle its components, opening up more chances to invest in Google, Netflix, Facebook and other stars after Friday's trading session. Facebook did not yet exist and flip phones were cutting edge in...

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Afghan journalists dying in record numbers to report the war

Afghan journalists dying in record numbers to report the war

Moments after Afghan journalist Samim Faramarz wrapped up his live report on the latest suicide attack in Kabul, a car bomb exploded just metres away, killing him and his cameraman Ramiz Ahmadi. Their colleagues at Tolo News choked back tears as they reported the deaths live on air --...

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At least 44 dead in Tanzania as ferry capsizes in Lake Victoria

At least 44 dead in Tanzania as ferry capsizes in Lake Victoria

At least 44 people died and scores were feared missing after a ferry capsized in Victoria, Africa's largest lake, with a desperate search for survivors set to resume in Tanzania on Friday. There were "more than a hundred passengers" on board the vessel when it sank Thursday afternoon...

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Yemeni children brave new school year as war rages on

Yemeni children brave new school year as war rages on

The walls are crumbling, the windows shattered, and the boys sit three to a desk. But by being enrolled in classes at all, the pupils are among the luckiest children in war-torn Yemen. In the rebel-held capital Sanaa, students in olive green uniforms lined up for a morning salute at the...

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One of world's largest bells unveiled in Poland

One of world's largest bells unveiled in Poland

One of the largest swinging bells in the world, weighing 55 tons (7,850 stone), was unveiled in the Polish city of Krakow on Thursday ahead of being installed at a major pilgrimage site in Brazil. The "Vox Patris" bell, four metres (13 feet) in height and 4.5 metres in diameter, will...

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Amazon aims to make Alexa assistant bigger part of users' lives

Amazon aims to make Alexa assistant bigger part of users' lives

From the kitchen to the car, Amazon on Thursday sought to make its Alexa digital assistant and online services a bigger part of people's lives with an array of new products and partnerships. Updates to the internet giant's Alexa-infused Echo smart speakers will allow them to tend to...

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