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Global climate protests peak in US as UN talks falter

Global climate protests peak in US as UN talks falter

Tens of thousands of people across the globe took to the streets Saturday to demand that governments step up action on global warming, even as United Nations climate talks tasked with breathing life into the Paris Agreement faltered. Nearly 1,000 events in more than 90 countries...

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Six killed in Nepal chopper crash

Six killed in Nepal chopper crash

A helicopter crashed into a hillside in central Nepal on Saturday, killing six on board including a Japanese tourist, officials said. One woman survived the crash with injuries and has been airlifted to the capital. District police chief Basanta Bahadur Kunwar told AFP...

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Boko Haram overruns key crossroads town in northern Nigeria

Boko Haram overruns key crossroads town in northern Nigeria

Residents say Boko Haram extremists have overrun a key crossroads and military outpost in northern Nigeria. Gudumbali is a town to which just months ago the government encouraged displaced people to return. The Borno state secretary of the self-defense hunters association, Bunu Bukar,...

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Hollywood stars plead for hunger striker Sentsov

Hollywood stars plead for hunger striker Sentsov

Hollywood stars have pleaded with Russia not to let hunger striking Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov die in prison. Actress Naomi Watts, Oscar-winning actor and director Christoph Waltz, together with Guillermo del Toro begged the Kremlin late Friday to release the filmmaker, who has...

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Ex-Trump campaign aide jailed in Russia probe

Ex-Trump campaign aide jailed in Russia probe

A former advisor to US President Donald Trump whose contacts with Russians set off the investigation into possible collusion with Moscow was jailed Friday for lying to the FBI. US District Judge Randolph Moss sentenced foreign policy aide George Papadopoulos to 14 days in prison,...

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Italian architect Renzo Piano presents Genoa bridge plan

Italian architect Renzo Piano presents Genoa bridge plan

World-famous Italian architect Renzo Piano on Friday presented his plan for a replacement for the motorway bridge outside Genoa that partly collapsed in August, killing 43 people. "This bridge should last 1,000 years and should be made from steel," Piano told journalists in the...

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Former Brazil starlet Ganso aiming to relaunch career at modest Amiens

Former Brazil starlet Ganso aiming to relaunch career at modest Amiens

Once a teammate of Neymar and earmarked as a future superstar for Brazil, Paulo Henrique Ganso says he is just looking forward to playing regular football again after being unveiled by modest French club Amiens. "I chose Amiens to come to the French league, which is a very technical...

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New mission to find Argentine sub that sank with 44 crew on board

New mission to find Argentine sub that sank with 44 crew on board

A US vessel will begin a new search for the missing Argentine submarine that disappeared last year with 44 crew members on board, the ministry of defense said Thursday. The Seabed Constructor, owned by the company Ocean Infinity, will set out Friday from the port of Comodoro Rivadavia, some...

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Brazil presidential hopeful 'fine' after knife attack

Brazil presidential hopeful 'fine' after knife attack

Right-wing presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro was attacked with a knife while campaigning in Brazil on Thursday -- but escaped with just minor injuries, his son said. Images shared on social media and television showed Bolsonaro being carried on the shoulders of a throng of...

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US charges govt-linked North Korean in WannaCry, Sony hacks

US charges govt-linked North Korean in WannaCry, Sony hacks

The US charged a North Korean programmer Thursday with some of the most dramatic global hacking cases of recent years, alleging they were carried out on behalf of the regime in Pyongyang. The hacks included the WannaCry 2.0 virus, the 2104 Sony Pictures attack, and the 2016 cyber-heist of...

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Zagreb's mayor on trial for abuse of power

Zagreb's mayor on trial for abuse of power

Zagreb's scandal-hit mayor went on trial Thursday on abuse of power charges that allegedly cost the Croatian capital tens of thousands of euros. Milan Bandic has run the city almost continuously since 2000 -- with a brief gap after he was forced to resign in 2002 over a drink-driving...

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Landslides after powerful 6.6 magnitude quake hits Japan's Hokkaido

Landslides after powerful 6.6 magnitude quake hits Japan's Hokkaido

A powerful 6.6-magnitude quake rocked the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido Thursday, triggering landslides, collapsing houses, and killing at least one person with around 20 missing. TV footage showed dozens of houses at the bottom of a hill engulfed by a landslide, with a rescue...

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US trade policy at a crossroads with Canada, China

US trade policy at a crossroads with Canada, China

President Donald Trump's trade policy faces a key crossroads on Thursday, as officials try to reach a deal with Canada, and he will decide whether to impose a huge wave of new tariffs on China. With Canada, the largest US trading partner, talks seem to be on track to agree on a rewrite...

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Trump leaves door open to meeting Iran's Rouhani at UN

Trump leaves door open to meeting Iran's Rouhani at UN

President Donald Trump left the door open Wednesday to meeting with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly -- even as the United States ramps up the pressure on a regime it accuses of destabilizing the Middle East. "It's possible, anything is...

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Canada's woman in Washington: Chrystia Freeland

Canada's woman in Washington: Chrystia Freeland

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, an outspoken former journalist, is a combative negotiator with a clear goal: to use good relations with Washington to successfully negotiate a new North American Free Trade deal. It hasn't always gone so well -- with US President Donald Trump...

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Landslide kills 12 in southern Ethiopia: media report

Landslide kills 12 in southern Ethiopia: media report

Heavy rains triggered a landslide in southern Ethiopia Tuesday, killing 12 people and "severely injuring" another four, state-affiliated media said. The victims were killed when the landslide crushed three houses in the Dawro Zone of the Horn of Africa country's SNNP province, Fana...

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Indonesians flee to higher ground in regional tsunami drill

Indonesians flee to higher ground in regional tsunami drill

Indonesian high school students fled to higher ground as tsunami warning sirens blared Wednesday, launching an evacuation exercise across a region devastated by a 2004 disaster which killed over 200,000 people. The drill simulated a magnitude 9.3 earthquake off the west coast of...

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Venezuela urged to accept migration crisis humanitarian aid

Venezuela urged to accept migration crisis humanitarian aid

A group of Latin American countries signed a resolution on Tuesday urging Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to accept humanitarian aid to "alleviate" the country's migration crisis. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled an economic collapse in Venezuela that has resulted in food...

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