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Pilot saved from power line after Belgian F-16 crashes in France

An F-16 fighter jet of the Belgian air force crashed Thursday in western France, with both pilots successfully ejecting —...

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Amazon pledges to be carbon neutral by 2040

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos pledged Thursday to make the US technology and retail giant carbon neutral by 2040 and encourage...

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North American bird population fell by quarter over 50 years: study

The number of birds in the United States and Canada has fallen by an astonishing 29 percent, or almost three...

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'Mudlarks' unearth the past on London's riverbanks

Treading her way along the muddy banks of the River Thames, Lara Maiklem spots a 16th-century clothespin which she wipes...

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Students demand change in vast global climate strike

Children across Asia and the Pacific kicked off what are set to be the largest global climate protests in history...

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Taiwan dismayed as another Pacific nation switches to Beijing

Taiwan lashed out at China on Friday after the tiny island nation of Kiribati switched its recognition to Beijing, the...

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Tunisia's ex-president Ben Ali dies in exile

Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the first leader to be toppled by the Arab Spring revolts, died...

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26 pupils, two teachers killed in Liberia school fire

A huge fire at a Liberian Koranic school killed at least 26 pupils and two teachers on Wednesday when flames...

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Giant art project transforms East German housing blocks

An enduring reminder of the communist era, the vast, concrete “Plattenbau” tower blocks that surround cities in eastern Germany are...

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Spy thriller 'Raazi' steals show at Bollywood's Oscars

Spy thriller “Raazi” stole the night at Bollywood’s answer to the Oscars, taking best film and best actress for its...

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Tiny penguin's clean bill of health after epic NZ-Australia swim

A tiny penguin that made the mammoth journey from New Zealand to Australia has been nursed back to health and...

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Melting snowcaps spell water trouble for world's highest capital

Water resources are running dry in the world’s highest-elevation capital due to the combined effect of the Andean glaciers melting,...

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Malaysia, Indonesia shut thousands of schools over forest fires haze

Thousands of schools were shuttered across Malaysia and Indonesia Thursday, affecting at least 1.7 million pupils, officials said, as toxic...

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Netanyahu calls on Gantz to form a unity government together

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on his main challenger Benny Gantz on Thursday to form a unity government together...

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