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Three MPs abandon May over Brexit as UK political sands shift

Three MPs quit the governing Conservative Party over Brexit on Wednesday, joining a mounting rebellion in parliament this week against...

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North Korea's US envoy arrives in Hanoi ahead of Trump-Kim summit

Pyongyang’s special representative for the US arrived in Hanoi on Wednesday with a North Korean delegation, an AFP reporter and...

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Sala tragedy sparks unsavory legal wrangle

The tragedy of the plane crash that killed Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala has now entered an ugly aftermath as Premier...

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Ruthless meth networks get ill-prepared Myanmar hooked

Mobs of stick-wielding church-goers in Myanmar’s northeast used to descend on dealers and addicts in a desperate effort to save...

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Putin to give annual address as popularity slides

Russian President Vladimir Putin will deliver his annual state of the nation address on Wednesday as he faces an unprecedented...

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Amazon's 'collaborative' robots offer peek into the future

Hundreds of orange robots zoom and whiz back and forth like miniature bumper cars — but instead of colliding, they’re...

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Dozens of civilians, fighters quit Syria jihadist holdout: SDF

US-backed forces said several jihadists and dozens of civilians quit the Islamic State group’s last patch of territory in Syria...

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India, Pakistan tensions threaten to derail MBS trip

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday, with his business mission under threat of...

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Brexit: May heads back to Brussels but EU not budging

Prime Minister Theresa May heads back to Brussels on Wednesday to renew her quest to reopen the terms of Britain’s...

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Vaccine could virtually eliminate cervical cancer: study

The rapid scale-up of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could virtually eliminate cervical cancer in a handful of rich countries...

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Venezuela 'on alert,' suspends links with Curacao to block aid

Venezuela’s military said Tuesday it was on alert at its frontiers following threats by US President Donald Trump and suspended...

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'Killer' cells raise hope of universal flu vaccine

Scientists said Monday they had discovered immune cells that can fight all known flu viruses in what was hailed as...

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Brazil president sacks close aide amid political scandal

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday sacked a close aide who helped get him elected after a storm within his...

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Victims of Church sex abuse go global with fight for justice

After years of struggling alone or finding support in national groups, survivors of sex abuse by priests have formed a...

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