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Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for 'burqa ban'

A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional "burqa ban", after voters in St. Gallen overwhelmingly voted Sunday (September 23) to prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.


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World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism

With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of na


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Two car bombs explode in Somali capital, one dies

One person died and another was injured in two car bombs that exploded in the heart of the Somali capital on Saturday (September 22) and the Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the at


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Labour will challenge PM May on her Brexit deal, Corbyn says

British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Saturday (September 22) his party would challenge Prime Minister Theresa May on any Brexit deal she can strike with Brussels, and called for a na


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Survivor pulled from capsized Tanzanian ferry as death toll reaches 183

Divers rescued a man on Saturday as they searched for survivors from the wreck of an overcrowded Tanzanian ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria on Thursday, killing at least 183 people.


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India's Modi faces calls for resignation over French jet deal

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced calls for his resignation over allegations of corruption in a military jet deal with France after former French president Francois Hollande was quoted as sayi


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Afghan journalists dying in record numbers to report the war

Moments after Afghan journalist Samim Faramarz wrapped up his live report on the latest suicide attack in Kabul, a car bomb exploded just meters away, killing him and his cameraman Ramiz Ahmadi.


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US preparing 'actions' in coming days against Venezuela: Pompeo

The United States is preparing a “series of actions” in the coming days to increase pressure on the Venezuelan government, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News on Friday (September 21).


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Journalist murdered in Mexico, ninth of 2018

Gunmen on Friday (September 21) killed a Mexican journalist who had received threats after reporting on corruption in the southern state of Chiapas, his newspaper said, in what was at least the ninth


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Trump turns on Supreme Court nominee's accuser

The woman whose sexual assault allegation threatens to bring down Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee rejected an ultimatum Friday (September 21) for testifying in the Senate after the US president t


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Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases: study

More than half of all countries will likely fail to hit the UN target of reducing premature deaths from a quartet of chronic diseases by a third before 2030, researchers said Friday (September 21).


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Death toll reaches 100 in Tanzania ferry disaster, hundreds feared missing

More than 100 bodies have been retrieved after a ferry sank on Lake Victoria, Tanzanian state radio reported on Friday (September 21), and hundreds more were still feared missing as rescuers searched


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May's Brexit plan goes pop after 'humiliation' by EU, British media says

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit proposals were declared dead by the British media on Friday (Sept ember 21) after what they cast as a humiliation at the hands of European Union leaders at an infor


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UK's FM says pressed Suu Kyi on 'justice and accountability' for Rohingya

Myanmar must ensure there is “no hiding place” for those responsible for crimes against its Rohingya minority if it is to avoid a lasting stain on the country’s reputation, Britain’s Foreign Secretary


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EU leaders keep up pressure on May to take Brexit deal

EU leaders lined up on Thursday (September 20) to tell Theresa May she needs to give guarantees on the Irish border before they will grant her the Brexit deal the prime minister wants to avoid Britain


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Former columnist jailed for 'abusive' posts about Aung San Suu Kyi

A former columnist for state media has been jailed for seven years for "abusive" Facebook posts about Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a court official said Wednesday (September 19), the latest case t


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Trump will consult with Congress on refugee cap: State Department

President Donald Trump will make the final decision on the number of refugees allowed into the United States after consulting with Congress, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Tuesday


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North Korea's Kim says to visit Seoul, shut missile site

North Korea's Kim Jong Un will soon make a historic visit to Seoul, he said Wednesday (September 19), and has agreed to close a missile testing site in front of international inspectors, as a rare int


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Trump SCOTUS nominee's accuser demands FBI probe before testifying

President Donald Trump doubled down Tuesday (September 18) on backing his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, as his accuser demanded an FBI probe into her allegations of sexual assault before testify


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Greece moves to ease overcrowding in Lesbos migrant camp

Greece said on Tuesday (September 18) it would move 2,000 asylum-seekers from the island of Lesbos to the mainland by the end of the month as pressure mounted on the government to ease overcrowding.


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