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Kazakhstan's leader Nazarbayev resigns after three decades in power

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev unexpectedly resigned on Tuesday after three decades in power, in what appeared to be the first step in a choreographed political transition that will see


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US says Iran missile program detribalizing Middle East

A senior US arms control official said on Tuesday that Iran’s missile program is detribalizing the Middle East and raising the risk of a “regional arms race” through the provision of such weapons to a


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Poor people's right to water cut off by thirsty exports, unequal supply

Yogita has to fetch water up to six times a day - sometimes going out in the middle of the night - from a hand pump about half a kilometer from her house in India’s Madhya Pradesh state, leaving her b


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US freezes out top Afghan official in peace talks feud: sources

In fallout from a feud over US-Taliban peace talks, a senior US diplomat has told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that US officials will no longer deal with his national security adviser, four knowledga


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May's Brexit deal in chaos as Speaker denies third 'meaningful vote'

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans were thrown into further turmoil on Monday (March 18) when the speaker of parliament ruled that she could not put her divorce deal to a new vote unless it was


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Putin in Crimea as Russia marks five years since annexation

Russian flags flew across Crimea's main city Simferopol on Monday (March 18) to mark the fifth anniversary of the peninsula's annexation from Ukraine, a move condemned by the West but celebrated by mo


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Three dead in Dutch tram shooting: Utrecht mayor

Dutch security forces were hunting for a 37-year-old Turkish man suspected of having killing three people and wounding nine others on a tram in the city of Utrecht on Monday (March 18), in what author


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Rohingya 'lost generation' struggle to study in Bangladesh camps

Sixteen-year-old Kefayat Ullah walked to his school in southern Bangladesh in late January, as he had done most days for the previous six years, to find that - despite being one of the top students in


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Ethiopia says crash black boxes show similarities to Lion Air accident

Ethiopia said on Sunday (March 17) the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people had “clear similarities” with October’s Lion Air crash, revealed by initial analysis of the black box


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New Zealand targets gun reform laws

The owner of a New Zealand gun store said on Monday (March 18) the man charged with murder in Christchurch’s mass shooting had bought firearms and ammunition online from the store, but it did not sell


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China says 13,000 'terrorists' arrested in Xinjiang since 2014

Authorities in China have arrested almost 13,000 “terrorists” in the restive far western region of Xinjiang since 2014, the government said on Monday (March 18), in a lengthy policy paper again defend


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More than 100 dead after cyclone hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe

More than 100 people have died and many more are missing in Mozambique and neighbouring Zimbabwe on Sunday after tropical cyclone Idai barrelled across the southern African nations with flash floods a


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Under pressure, May scrambles to win support for Brexit deal ​

Prime Minister Theresa May’s government was scrambling on Sunday to get support in parliament for her Brexit deal at the third time of asking, aiming to persuade doubters with threats and promises to


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UK PM May warns lawmakers: back my deal or face long Brexit delay

Prime Minister Theresa May’s warned lawmakers on Sunday (March 17) that unless they approved her Brexit divorce deal after two crushing defeats, Britain’s exit from the European Union could face a lon


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New Zealand mosque shootings toll rises to 50, authorities to begin releasing bodies

The death toll in the New Zealand mosque shootings rose to 50 on Sunday (March 17) after police found another victim at one of the mosques, and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said bodies of those kille


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French violence flares as yellow vest protests enter fourth month

Rioters set fire to a bank and ransacked stores on Paris’ landmark shopping street in a new flare-up of violence as France’s yellow vest protests against President Emmanuel Macron and his pro-business


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World reacts with sadness, anger to New Zealand mosque shootings

Leaders and organizations around the world expressed disgust and sorrow at the killing of 49 people in shootings at two New Zealand mosques on Friday (March 15), attacks that many blamed on the demoni


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France repatriates several young children from camps in Syria

France has repatriated several young children from camps in Northern Syria, its foreign ministry said.


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Man charged with murder after New Zealand mosque shootings

The main suspect in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques was charged with one count of murder a day after an attack that killed 49 people and wounded dozens, prompting the prime minister to vow r


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US expects NKorea to live up to moratorium on nuclear tests

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that the US expects North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to honor his promise to keep his missile launches and nuclear tests on hold, speaking after a top North K


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