• At least 130 Palestinians hit by Israeli gunfire during Gaza protests
At least 130 Palestinians hit by Israeli gunfire during Gaza protests

The IDF said protesters broke through the fence in three locations before immediately returning to the coastal enclave, with Israeli soldiers opening fire at the suspects in one case. Those protests have intensified in recent weeks as Egyptian and United Nations cease-fire efforts faltered. On Wednesday, a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip destr...

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  • Assange sues Ecuador for 'violating rights'
Assange sues Ecuador for 'violating rights'

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sued the Ecuador government on Friday for violating his "fundamental rights" and limiting his access to the outside world while in asylum at its London embassy. These measures include installing three signal inhibitors in the embassy to prevent telephone calls and access to the Internet and also censoring journ...

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  • PM Khan extends condolences on India's train disaster
PM Khan extends condolences on India's train disaster

An injured boy can be seen with a large bandage wrapped around his head, while another man is seen being comforted by relatives as he recovers in his hospital bed. Amarinder Singh, Punjab chief minister, said he was rushing to Amritsar to supervise relief and rescue operations. The Railways maintain that they are not responsible for the tragedy...

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  • European Union voices worries over Italy's budget deficit
European Union voices worries over Italy's budget deficit

At the moment there are no plans for a meeting between Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Premier Giuseppe Conte as they both have packed agendas, the sources said. He said he hoped that when Italy explained the structural reforms included in the bill that would bring the two sides' positions closer together. The extra yield investors...

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  • Meghan's schedule in Australia cut back after hectic start
Meghan's schedule in Australia cut back after hectic start

The button-front midi was originally worn in white by Harry's ex last month, as she attended a polo match. Prince Harry and Meghan are scheduled to arrive in Hervey Bay on Monday before heading to Fraser Island, a World Heritage-listed site and largest sand island in the world.

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  • Prince Harry holds Meghan Markle's hand during sailing event in Sydney
Prince Harry holds Meghan Markle's hand during sailing event in Sydney

The duchess then joined Prince Harry for engagements later in the day. Prince Harry , sixth in line to the British throne, and Markle, got married on May 19 at Windsor Castle's St. Britain's Prince Harry climbed Australia's Harbour Bridge on Friday, accompanied by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, during a royal tour that broke with the staid r...

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  • Mattis and his Chinese counterpart to meet following canceled talks
Mattis and his Chinese counterpart to meet following canceled talks

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has met with his Chinese counterpart , Gen. Wei Fenghe on the sidelines of an Asian security conference in Singapore . In an incident the Pentagon decried as "unsafe and unprofessional", a Chinese warship last month sailed within just 45 yards (41 meters) of a U.S. destroyer as it passed by Beijing-claimed features...

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  • Vehicle accidents up in Colorado, other states with legalized recreational marijuana
Vehicle accidents up in Colorado, other states with legalized recreational marijuana

Crashes are up by as much as 6 percent in Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, compared with neighboring states that haven't legalized marijuana for recreational use, new research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS ) and Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shows.

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  • Amritsar Train Accident: Bereaved families pelt stones at police officials
Amritsar Train Accident: Bereaved families pelt stones at police officials

The crowd had gathered to burn an effigy of Hindu demon-king Ravana, the culmination of the yearly festival of Dussehra. At least 60 people were admitted to hospital with injuries. Most of those killed are migrant labourers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. He said four weeks have been given to submit the report to find out who was at fault.

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  • Australian PM holds out hope of Government clinching by-election as count narrows
Australian PM holds out hope of Government clinching by-election as count narrows

If Dr Phelps is confirmed the victor, there will be a crossbench of six members in the House of Representatives with Labor holding 69 seats and the coalition one short of a majority with 75. Despite heading towards a minority government, Mr Morrison has talked up the coalition's relationship with the crossbenchers. "Now we have a hung parliament".

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  • Saudi attorney general says Khashoggi was killed during fight in consulate
Saudi attorney general says Khashoggi was killed during fight in consulate

Eighteen Saudi nationals had been arrested, the prosecutor said in a statement . The preliminary probe conducted by the prosecutor found that Khashoggi , a critic of the Saudi government, was strangled after a fistfight with a group of Saudi "suspects".

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  • Remains of dozens of fetuses removed from Detroit funeral home
Remains of dozens of fetuses removed from Detroit funeral home

Three unrefrigerated boxes containing the remains of a total of approximately 37 deceased bodies of fetuses or infants plus a deep freezer containing 26 additional deceased bodies. The grisly discovery was made at Perry Funeral Homes after police executed a search warrant to search the premises. Ms Dellihue said: "I paid money for my daughter, I ...

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  • White House blames Democrats after officials' immigration row
White House blames Democrats after officials' immigration row

Three people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg the argument revolved around immigration, border crossing, and how Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is running the agency. White House officials, however, told both Bloomberg and CNN that things had calmed down since the blowout fight, and neither had plans to resign.

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  • At Vatican, South Korean leader says he’s certain of peace
At Vatican, South Korean leader says he’s certain of peace

Mr Moon "conveyed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's desire for a papal visit to North Korea", the South Korean presidential office said in a statement. Mr Moon, who is Catholic, presented the pope with a relief of the face of Jesus Christ created by a Korean artist. The thorns, Moon explained, "are the sufferings of the Korean people".

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  • Caravan Forced Back at Mexican Border
Caravan Forced Back at Mexican Border

And it's not happening under my watch. A caravan of Central Americans that formed in southern Mexico in late March also drew the ire of Mr. Trump, who on Thursday threatened to deploy the military and close the southern USA border if Mexico did not halt the latest procession.

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  • Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs
Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs

The platform will also be hoping to rely on Clegg's political past and experience as a European trade negotiator to help it navigate future run-ins with Eurocrats. Clegg said Facebook was "at the heart of some of the most complex and hard questions we face" such as " privacy of the individual", "integrity of our democratic process", and "the balan...

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  • As women we feel vindicated: Priya Ramani after MJ Akbar resigns
As women we feel vindicated: Priya Ramani after MJ Akbar resigns

Akbar , who has been accused of sexual harassment by as many as 15 former colleagues during his previous role as newspaper editor. The allegations against Akbar, 67, date back to his former career in journalism. Akbar, however, reiterated that while he is stepping down from his post he stood by his decision to challenge the "false accusations" ...

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  • Saudi king removes top officials as probe shows Khashoggi died
Saudi king removes top officials as probe shows Khashoggi died

Oct 13: A Turkish newspaper reports that Mr Khashoggi's torture and killing were recorded on his Apple Watch, which had transmitted the data to an iPhone he had given to his fiancee before entering the consulate. It's unclear whether the Saudi announcement will be enough to staunch the criticism the kingdom faces from lawmakers in the USA, its mo...

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  • Saudi Arabia confirms Khashoggi is dead, blaming 'fight' at consulate
Saudi Arabia confirms Khashoggi is dead, blaming 'fight' at consulate

The prominent journalist had written columns critical of the Saudi government while living in self-imposed exile in the U.S. In related developments, senior government officials from the United States, France, Britain and the Netherlands cancelled out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia amid questions over the kingdom's involvement in K...

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  • Trump to exit global postal treaty in another shot at China
Trump to exit global postal treaty in another shot at China

That means US consumers have access to cheaper goods from China , but American manufacturers and retailers ( including Amazon , for reasons that should be fairly obvious) dislike the fact that they are effectively undercut on shipping costs by Chinese goods mailed into the country.

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