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Stranded rescue ship with 141 migrants allowed to dock in Malta

A migrant rescue ship has docked in Malta after being stranded for days in the Mediterranean amid a diplomatic dispute over which country should accept the 141 migrants on board.

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World's 'poorest' ex-president Mujica turns down pension

Uruguay's former President José Mujica resigns from the Senate saying he does not want a pension. /
Confederate flag wavers crash Georgia parade honoring war veterans amid America’s dwindling white population

A parade to honor the memories of war veterans was crashed by a group who waved the Confederate flag along the route, even though the controversial ...

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Parkland Students Start School Year with Tightened Security

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to a more secure campus Wednesday as they began their first new school year since a gunman ...

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Oral Sex, Then Holy Water: Report Documents Abuse by Priests

A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she’d had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old ...

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Australia senate appoints first Muslim woman amid race row

Pakistan-born Mehreen Faruqi's landmark appointment is marred by a national racism row.

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BBC reporter's terrifying days amid Taliban assault on Ghazni

Assadullah Jalalzai's family were woken up by Taliban gunfire last Friday.

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Erdogan Faces a Challenge He Can’t Easily Bully: Turkey’s Economy

Turks are bracing for more financial turmoil. Economists warn that the problem is broader and deeper than a spat with the United States.

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India denies China printing currency claim amid social media row

Reports that a Chinese company had been contracted to print Indian notes triggered a backlash online.

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Chile minister resigns over Human Rights Museum row

Chile's culture minister steps down after just four days, over comments about a human rights museum. /
Baltimore police officer resigns after video of him brutally punching man goes viral

The rogue police officer caught on video brutally beating down a Baltimore man until he was bloody, has resigned from his job. —Baltimore cop suspended after brutal attack on unarmed man in viral video— Interim Police Commissioner Gary ...

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Ruby Rose exits Twitter amid Batwoman casting backlash

The reaction to her casting as a lesbian Batwoman is "ridiculous", the actress says.

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Turkey accuses US of 'stab in back' as currency woes persist

Moves to ease Turkey's economic woes fail to stop market turmoil as Turkey's row with US deepens.

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Waiting list for avocado trees amid NZ crime wave

Nurseries struggle to keep up with demand as organised crime blamed for flourishing black market in the fruit.

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Northeast Governors, Eastern Canada Premiers Meet in Vermont

Governors from the U.S. northeast and premiers from eastern Canada will be meeting in Vermont, where they are expected to discuss a variety of issues ...

In Puerto Rico, new school year begins after Hurricane Maria, big changes to school system

Families return to much-debated school consolidations and a new teacher registration system as officials cite the need to improve schools amid budget ...

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US Wants to Remain ‘Partner of Choice’ in South America

High-profile U.S. officials have visited South America in recent weeks to signal strength in inter-American alliances amid U.S. competitors’ increased interest in the region. Speaking to reporters while traveling to Brazil Sunday, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Russian and Chinese involvement in South America has had “zero impact” on ...

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US Ambassador Warns Britain to Back Trump Over Iranian Sanctions

The U.S. ambassador to London has publicly warned British Prime Minister Theresa May to side with President Donald Trump in the burgeoning transatlantic dispute over the controversial nuclear deal with Iran, which the U.S. leader withdrew from in May. Ambassador Woody Johnson cautioned there would be trade consequences for Britain, which he ...

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Tense Confrontation Amid Peaceful Vigils in Charlottesville

The city of Charlottesville marked the anniversary of last summer’s white supremacist violence that sent ripples through the country with largely peaceful vigils and other events, but police had a brief, tense confrontation with students angry over the heavy security presence there this weekend. “Why are you in riot gear? We don’t see no riot ...

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Amid Europe’s Heat Wave, Rare Flamingos Lay First Eggs in 15 Years

The eggs weren’t viable, but officials at a wildlife reserve in Britain gave the tropical birds chicks from a related species to raise as their own.

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Are Hate Crimes in US Peaking?

After four years of sharp increases, hate crimes in most major American cities fell during the first half of 2018, preliminary police data ...

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IGN sacks writer amid YouTuber plagiarism controversy

Gaming news site IGN apologises and 'parts ways' with a writer alleged to have copied a YouTube review.

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Willow Creek: Church leaders quit over sexual misconduct scandal

Leaders at one of the US's biggest megachurches resign amid allegations made against its founder.

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Lombok earthquake: Death toll rises to 259 amid rescue efforts

A magnitude 5.9 aftershock sparks fresh panic as the search continues for victims of Sunday's quake.

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Russia Denounces US 'Novichok' Sanctions

Faced with a new round of U.S.-sanctions over alleged chemical weapons use, Russia denounced the move as an “illegal” gesture that defied attempts by President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin aimed at improving relations during a recent summit. “Of course, such decisions taken by the American side, are absolutely unfriendly,” said ...

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USC president steps down amid gynaecology sex abuse scandal

Max Nikias quits after criticism of his handling of sex abuse allegations against an ex-school doctor.

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