Air strike kills 13 civilians, mostly children, in Afghanistan

The strike happened between late Friday and early Saturday in support of ground operations conducted by pro-government forces fighting against Taliban militants in the area.

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Boeing 787 diverted to New Caledonia with smoke from cockpit, says official

A United Airlines Boeing 787-900 jet was diverted to the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia on Monday after reports of smoke coming from the cockpit, a local official told AFP.

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Rocket hits house north of Tel Aviv, seven Israelis wounded; Benjamin Netanyahu to cut US visit short

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit a house in a community north of Tel Aviv on Monday, wounding seven Israelis and leading Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short a visit to the United States.

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North Korea returns to inter-Korean liaison office: Seoul

North Korea has returned its staff to an inter-Korean liaison office, Seoul said Monday, just days after unilaterally withdrawing from the joint facility.

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US economists less optimistic, see slower growth, says survey

US economists are less optimistic about the outlook and sharply lowered their growth forecasts for this year, amid slowing global growth and continued trade frictions, according to a survey published Monday.

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Democrats on back foot, demand release of full Robert Mueller report, documents

Top congressional Democrats said Sunday it was "urgent" that the full report on Russian interference in the 2016 US election be publicly released, stressing it does not exonerate Donald Trump.

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Strong 6.1-magnitude quake jolts eastern Indonesia

The quake was 150 kilometres (92 miles) northwest of the coastal town of Ternate at a depth of 37 kilometres, according to the US Geological Survey.

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Cyclone Idai death toll surges past 600, ‘worst yet to come’

Cyclone Idai smashed into the coast of central Mozambique on Friday last week, unleashing hurricane-force winds and rains that flooded the hinterland and drenched eastern Zimbabwe leaving a trail of destruction.

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Mali attack: At least 50 killed, says report

Traditional Dogon hunters killed at least 50 people in an attack on a Peul community village in central Mali on Saturday

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World Tuberculosis Day tomorrow: Deadly TB can be eradicated by 2045, say experts

A chronic lung disease which is preventable and largely treatable if caught in time, tuberculosis is the top infectious killer of our time, causing over 1.6 million deaths each year.

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World’s biggest Tyrannosaurus rex found in Canada

Nicknamed Scotty for a celebratory bottle of scotch consumed the night it was discovered, the T. rex was 13 meters (yards) long and probably weighed more than 8,800 kilos (19,400 pounds), making it bigger than all other carni

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Boeing rolls out safety feature previously sold as option after deadly crashes

The development comes as the manufacturer struggles to cope with the fallout from both the Indonesia crash and another in Ethiopia this month, which have cast a spotlight on the safety certification process and shaken confide

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North Korea pulls out of inter-Korean liaison office

The decision had been taken "in accordance with an order from an upper command", he said, adding: "They said they didn't care whether we stayed at the liaison office or not."

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Finland is probing Nokia phones sending data to China

"Based on our initial analysis it appears that personal data has also been transferred (to China)," Reijo Aarnio, Finland's data protection ombudsman, told the news agency STT.

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EU chief says Brexit delay possible if MPs approve deal

"You want this stage of the Brexit process to be over and done with this. I agree. I am on your side," May said, adding that she was requesting a delay until June 30 with "great personal regret".

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Tuberculosis can be eradicated by 2045: Experts

A chronic lung disease which is preventable and largely treatable if caught in time, tuberculosis is the top infectious killer of our time, causing over 1.6 million deaths each year.

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New Zealand bans sale of assault, semi-automatic rifles days after Christchurch mosque attack

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Thursday an immediate ban on the sale of assault rifles and semi-automatics in response to the Christchurch terror attack that killed 50 people.

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Second man charged with sharing livestream of Christchurch massacre

The livestream video was shot by alleged gunman Tarrant, who is currently facing one charge of murder for the killings at Al Noor and Linwood mosques.

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Danish telecom group shuns China’s Huawei for 5G rollout

"TDC has chosen Ericsson to build and deploy its 5G network," TDC CEO Allison Kirkby said in a statement released on Monday night.

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern vows mosque killer will face ‘full force of law’

New Zealanders have already begun answering government appeals to hand in their weapons, including John Hart, a farmer in the North Island district of Masterton.

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Cyclone Idai may have killed more than 1,000 in Mozambique, says President

Ninety per cent of the city of some 530,000 people and its surrounding area has been "damaged or destroyed," the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said in a statement.

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Tackle ‘ungoverned’ space of extremist internet: Australian PM Scott Morrison tells G20 nations

Morrison has spoken publicly several times to denounce extremism since the attack that killed 50 people in neighbouring New Zealand on Friday.

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Christchurch Terror Attack: Dealer who sold arms to mosque killer rejects responsibility

Asked if he held any sense of responsibility, Tipple said: "No, I do not." He added he would continue to sell weapons to anyone with the same credentials as the gunman.

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Security will remain an ‘absolute priority’ going into the World Cup, says ICC chief David Richardson

The third Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand which was due to start in Wellington on Saturday was cancelled and the team returned home.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit France, Italy as Rome joins ‘New Silk Road’

Following Italy's announcement, French President Emmanuel Macron said last week that European Union countries should have a "coordinated approach" regarding China.

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Convicted French cardinal Barbarin to tender resignation to Pope Francis in sex abuse case

The pope has previously defended the cardinal, saying in 2016 that his resignation before a trial would be "an error, imprudent".

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At least 42 dead in floods in Indonesia’s Papua: official

Dozens of homes were damaged by floodwaters, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

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