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Lewis Hamilton’100% certain’ that Mick Schumacher will race in F1

World champion Lewis Hamilton insisted Thursday that he was "100 percent certain that there will be another Schumacher in F1", backing Mick Schumacher to follow in his legendary father Michael's footsteps.

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Royals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle go barefoot on Bondi Beach in Australia

British royals Harry and Meghan kicked off their shoes and donned tropical garlands Friday as they hit Sydney's famed Bondi beach for the latest stop on their Australian tour.

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Donald Trump threatens to close US-Mexico border over migrant ‘onslaught’

US President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to send the military to close its southern border if Mexico fails to stem the "onslaught" of migrants from Central America, in a series of tweets that blamed opposition Democrats.

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Massive tax scam cost Europe $63 billion; at least 55.2 billion euros stolen from 11 countries, says report

A gigantic years-long tax scam saw banks drain 55 billion euros (USD 63 billion) from national treasuries in Europe, a far larger sum than previously thought, media from across the continent reported Thursday.

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Turkish police search Saudi consulate again in Khashoggi case

A team of Turkish investigators searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for a second time as part of a probe into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to an AFP correspondent.

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Twitter releases 10 million tweets from foreign influence efforts

Twitter on Wednesday released data on foreign influence campaigns on its platform showing some 10 million tweets, mostly from Russia, dating back as far as 2009.

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Jamal Khashoggi missing: Suspects in Saudi journalist case tied to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, says report

A suspect identified by Turkey in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a frequent companion of the kingdom's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, The New York Times has reported.

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UAE charges British PhD student Matthew Hedges with spying; wife calls on UK to defend his innocence

The United Arab Emirates has charged a British PhD student with spying in the Gulf country, as his wife Tuesday called on Britain to defend his innocence.

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US says Saudis promise accountability but deny knowledge over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia promised to ensure a thorough probe and accountability over a missing Saudi journalist but stood by denials the kingdom killed him, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday, as he paid a supportive visit

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s charitable endeavours; how he fared on philanthropic side

Billionaire Paul Allen, who founded US software giant Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer.

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Another mighty American retail gaint falls to online ‘onslaught’, Sears files for bankruptcy

Sears, an anchor of retail life for generations of Americans, filed for bankruptcy Monday and said it was closing almost 150 stores, the latest marquee victim of the online era.

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Ford faces outrage in France over factory closure

After a stormy meeting between management and French officials, Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire sounded furious at the US group's desire to shut the plant near Bordeaux, rather than sell it to a French buyer.

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As rape crisis grows, South African pupils learn how to fight back

In a classroom in the South African township of Soweto, girls listen carefully, knowing they need to learn how to avoid the threat of rape that hangs over their daily lives.

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Donald Trump says Jim Mattis ‘could be’ leaving as US defence chief

US President Donald Trump said in an interview airing Sunday that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis "could be" leaving, referring to him as "sort of a Democrat."

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Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu threatens Hamas with ‘very strong blows’

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday threatened to inflict "very strong blows" on Hamas after fresh violence along the border with the Gaza Strip controlled by the Islamist group.

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US is loser by abandoning Iran nuclear deal: Hassan Rouhani

Iran's president boasted that the United States has lost against the Islamic republic's "righteousness and wisdom" by walking out of the landmark nuclear deal.

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Bodies of nine climbers killed on Nepal’s Mount Gurja found

A rescue team Sunday began retrieving the bodies of nine climbers killed in a violent storm on Nepal's Mount Gurja, a freak accident that has left the mountaineering community reeling.

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20 arrested in hunt for Tanzania’s kidnapped billionaire

Mohammed Dewji, who at 43 is Africa's youngest billionaire, was snatched by gunmen as he entered a hotel gym in Tanzania's economic capital on Thursday morning.

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‘Window of opportunity narrowing’ on global growth, says IMF

The window of opportunity to keep global growth on track is "narrowing" amid trade disputes and emerging markets crises, the IMF said.

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Air Canada’s near miss last year was almost ‘worst accident in history’

A near miss involving an Air Canada plane which almost landed on a crowded taxiway instead of a runway at San Francisco airport last year could have been the "worst aviation accident in history," according to an official repo

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Aborted Soyuz rocket launch astronauts Aleksey Ovchinin, Nick Hague to go to space next spring, says Russian space agency

Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague will likely fly into space in the spring of 2019 after their flight was suddenly aborted, the head of the Russian space station, Dmitry Rogozin, said on Friday.

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US-China trade war: Beijing’s tariff surplus with Washington hits record $34.1 billion in September

China's trade surplus with the United States ballooned to a record USD 34.1 billion in September, despite a raft of US tariffs, official data showed Friday, adding fuel to the fire of a worsening trade war.

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UN Security Council approves ‘final’ extension of Abyei peace mission

The UN Security Council on Thursday approved a final extension of its peacekeeping mission in the disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan - unless the two sides make progress on border demarcation and other benchm

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Saudi Arabia opens new high-speed railway to public; now zip between Mecca and Medina

Saudi King Salman on October 25 inaugurated the high-speed railway, which local officials described as the biggest transportation project in the region.

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Mohammed Dewji – Africa’s youngest billionaire kidnapped in Tanzania, says police

Mohammed Dewji, 40, who heads the MeTL Group which operates in about 10 countries with interests in agriculture to insurance, transport, logistics and the food industry, was snatched as he entered the gym of a hotel in the ci

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WATCH – Soyuz rocket emergency landing: Spacecraft fails mid air; crew members Nick Hague, Aleksey Ovchinin safe

The two-man crew of a Soyuz rocket made a successful emergency landing Thursday after an engine problem on lift-off to the International Space Station, in a major setback for the beleaguered Russian space industry.

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Indonesia earthquake, tsunami: Search called off in Sulawesi island twin disaster, says official

The search for those killed in Indonesia's quake-tsunami disaster was called off Thursday, despite there being around 5,000 people still missing.

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