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Twitter accuses UK of misleading public in election row

Twitter accused Britain’s governing Conservatives on Wednesday of misleading the public by rebranding themselves as fact-checkers during a live TV...

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Climate impacts 'to cost world $7.9 trillion' by 2050

Climate change could directly cost the world economy US$7.9 trillion by mid-century as increased drought, flooding and crop failures hamper...

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Fake news amplifies fear and confusion in Hong Kong

Murder disguised as suicide. A secret massacre at a subway station. Impending ‘terrorist’ attacks: false news online is amplifying fear...

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Pope lands in Thailand to kick off two-country Asian tour

Pope Francis arrived in Thailand on Wednesday greeted by cheering faithful, on the first leg of an Asian tour that...

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British PM and Labor leader spar over Brexit in first election debate

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn traded blows Tuesday over Brexit and the health system as...

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Republicans target military witness in Trump impeachment probe

A US Army officer and key impeachment witness saw his loyalty called into question by Republicans on Tuesday, as he...

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Planned fossil fuel output swamps Paris climate goals

Oil, gas and coal output already planned or in the pipeline will overwhelm efforts to cap global warming at levels...

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Diehards hold out at Hong Kong campus as foreign pressure grows

Dozens of pro-democracy protesters remained holed up inside a besieged Hong Kong university campus for a fourth straight day on...

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US faces Palestinian, international criticism of Israel settlement move

The United States faced stiff international and Palestinian criticism Tuesday over its decision to no longer consider Israeli settlements illegal,...

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Three killed as Iran unrest shows no signs of subsiding

Three security personnel have been killed by “rioters” in Iran, the latest deaths in protests that showed no sign of...

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Trump under pressure in 2nd week of impeachment hearings

President Donald Trump faces more potentially damning testimony in the Ukraine scandal as a critical week of public impeachment hearings...

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Hong Kong university protesters defy surrender warnings

Dozens of exhausted pro-democracy protesters barricaded inside a Hong Kong university defied warnings Tuesday to surrender, as a police siege...

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Smoke haze blankets Sydney as bushfire threat rises

Sydney was shrouded in dangerous haze Tuesday as smoke from bushfires blazing along Australia’s eastern seaboard sent pollution levels soaring...

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Trump says will 'strongly consider' testifying in impeachment probe

President Donald Trump on Monday said he is “strongly” considering answering a challenge from opposition Democrats to testify in his...

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