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UK PM May's opponents six letters short of no confidence vote: The Sun

Opponents of British Prime Minister Theresa May are six letters short of the threshold to trigger a no confidence vote, The Sun newspaper reported on Monday (November 19).


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APEC fails to reach consensus as US-China divide deepens

Asia-Pacific leaders failed to agree on a communique at a summit in Papua New Guinea on Sunday (November 18) for the first time in their history as deep divisions between the United States and China o


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Pope says world mustn't turn a blind eye to migrants, the poor

Pope Francis criticized rising wealth inequality and the treatment of migrants on Sunday (November 18), saying the world should not ignore those “tossed by the waves of life.”


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Central African war crimes suspect 'Rambo' handed to global court

A war crimes suspect wanted for alleged murder, deportation and torture of Muslims in the Central African Republic has been handed over to the International Criminal Court in the Hague, the tribunal s


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Trump visits fire-wracked California as more than 1,000 missing

President Donald Trump expressed sadness Saturday (November 18) at the devastation in a California town, as more than 1,000 people remain listed as missing in the worst-ever wildfire to hit the US sta


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Taliban hold talks with US envoy in Qatar

The Taliban have held three days of talks with US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Gulf state of Qatar, where the Afghan insurgent group has a political office, a Taliban official and another individual


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Malta police identify suspected journalist murder masterminds: report

Investigators have identified a group of at least three Maltese nationals who they believe masterminded the killing of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia 13 months ago, The Sunday Times


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China defers Tonga's loan payments as Pacific nation signs up to Belt and Road

Tonga has signed up to China’s Belt and Road initiative and has received a reprieve from Beijing on the timing of debt payments shortly before an onerous schedule to repay loans was due to start.


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French protesters block roads over higher fuel taxes, one dead in accident

A motorist accidentally hit and killed a protester taking part in a campaign of road blockades across France on Saturday (November 17), as thousands gathered on motorways in a backlash against higher


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Number of missing in California fire soars past 1,000 as Trump set to visit

The number of people listed as missing in a northern California wildfire jumped past 1,000 as searchers found the remains of eight more victims on the eve of President Donald Trump's trip to witness t


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UN marks annual International Day of Tolerance with message of solidarity

On Friday (November 16), people around the world celebrated the International Day of Tolerance with events designed to foster mutual understanding between people and cultures.


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Canada set to get most refugee claims in nearly three decades

Canada is on track to receive its highest number of refugee claims since record-keeping began nearly three decades ago, the latest data shows, as the government’s handling of immigration comes under s


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Trump's summit no-show draws Asian nations closer together

US President Donald Trump didn’t make it to this week’s summit of Asian nations in Singapore, but his influence was still keenly felt among the leaders who gathered in the city.


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California fire death toll hits 63; sheriff says hundreds still missing

At least 63 are now dead from a Northern California wildfire, and officials say they have a missing persons list with 631 names on it in an ever-evolving accounting of the missing after the nation’s d


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'I'm going to see this through': UK PM May vows to fight for Brexit deal

Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight for her draft divorce deal with the European Union on Thursday (November 15) after the resignation of her Brexit secretary and other ministers put her strateg


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Australia, Malaysia at loggerheads over possible Jerusalem embassy

Australia’s treasurer on Friday (November 16) said Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad had a history of anti-Jewish statements, in an escalating war of words over the possibility Australia might


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Former Khmer Rouge officials found guilty of genocide

Two top officials of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge were found guilty of genocide by a UN-backed court on Friday (November 16), almost four decades after the apocalyptic regime which oversaw the “Killing Fiel


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Rohingya protest in Bangladesh; launch of repatriation postponed: sources

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh protested on Thursday (November 15) against any attempt to send them back to Myanmar after sources in Bangladesh said the launch of a repatriation pl


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Taliban attacks in western Afghanistan kill at least 30 security forces

Major assaults by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan’s western province of Farah bordering Iran, mounted with the aim of weakening the government’s grip on the region, have killed at least 30 Afghan se


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British PM May suffers severe blow over Brexit as ministers quit

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit secretary and other ministers quit one by one on Thursday (November 15), striking at the heart of a draft divorce deal with the European Union she is strugg


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