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Senegal MPs pass reform to scrap post of prime minister; opposition denounces amendments

Justice Minister Malick Sall said the changes were "purely technical and administrative".

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Film stars back France’s ‘yellow vests’ as protesters march

Video footage and accounts from hospital staff and demonstrators suggest that protesters had been fleeing riot police.

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Nine killed by regime, Russian strikes in Syria’s Idblib: War monitor

The Observatory said dozens of barrel bombs were dropped by Syrian military helicopters.

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European Union concerned about added US sanctions on Iran

Washington on Friday unveiled additional sanctions on Iran's export of enriched uranium as specified under the 2015 deal, although it said it would still grant waivers to permit the deal to continue.

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More than 1,000 dead in Democratic Republic of Congo Ebola epidemic

The current outbreak is the second deadliest on record, after an epidemic killed more than 11,300 people in West Africa in 2014-2016.

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US President Donald Trump hails ‘very positive’ Venezuela talks with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin

The United States has imposed tough sanctions and Trump has refused to take the threat of military action off the table, in an intensifying campaign to drive Maduro from power.

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US targets Iran uranium but lets nuclear deal stay alive

The United States said Friday it would start imposing sanctions over Iranian exports of enriched uranium allowed under a nuclear deal rejected by President Donald Trump, even as it granted waivers to allow the accord to survi

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Rangers find three-eyed snake in Australia’s Humpty Doo

Wildlife officers told the Northern Territory News the 40 centimetre (18-inch) carpet python was about three months old and died after about a month in captivity.

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern to marry long-time partner Clarke Gayford

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her long-term partner Clarke Gayford have become engaged to be married.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces sentencing over bail-jumping

Assange fled to the embassy in 2012 after a British judge ordered his extradition to face Swedish allegations of sexual assault and rape, which he strongly denied.

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‘Good to see you’: US, Chinese negotiators resume trade talks

The world's two leading economies have exchanged tariffs on $360 billion worth of goods since President Donald Trump launched a trade war last year.

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Apple’s Chinese rival trumps it in global markets despite spying concerns

China-based Huawei outsold Apple's iPhones in the first quarter of this year, seizing the California company's second place spot in a tightening smartphone market dominated by Samsung, a tracker said Tuesday.

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Eric Schmidt leaves Google board, ending an era

Schmidt will not seek re-election to the board when his term expires in June, but will continue to advise on technical matters, according to Alphabet.

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Two dead in US university campus shooting

Two people were killed and at least four wounded in a shooting Tuesday at the University of North Carolina's Charlotte campus.

World News

End of an era as Japan’s emperor Akihito abdicates; son Naruhito to take Chrysanthemum Throne

Despite near-constant rain in Tokyo, several hundred wellwishers congregated outside the Palace during the historic ceremony attended by around 300 people, including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and around a dozen members of the

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Chinese President Xi Jinping urges youth to ‘love’ the Communist Party

Xi delivered his hour-long plea at the Great Hall of the People to commemorate the May Fourth Movement, a landmark protest against colonialism and imperialism that rocked China in 1919.

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25 years since Ayrton Senna’s death: Here is what made him a racing legend!

Ayrton Senna has been crowned the Formula 1 World Champion three times in 1988, 1990 and 1991 when he drove for McLaren.

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US President Donald Trump sues Deutsche Bank and Capital One in bid to block Congress subpoenas

US President Donald Trump, along with his family and businesses, on Monday sued Deutsche Bank and Capital One in an attempt to stop them from complying with Congressional subpoenas issued as part of a probe into foreign polit

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Pentagon to send 320 more troops to US-Mexico border

The US Defence Department announced Monday it would deploy around 320 additional troops to the southern border with Mexico to support immigration officials.

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China factory activity softens despite stimulus

China's factory activity softened in April, official data showed Tuesday, in the latest sign that the world's second-largest economy remains on uneven footing despite a raft of government stimulus measures.

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Britain’s Foreign Secretary urges caution over role of China’s Huawei; Theresa May allows to build UK 5G network

The highly controversial decision was reportedly made at a meeting of Britain's National Security Council.

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Dike breached, thousands evacuated near Montreal as floods worsen

The barrier protecting Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, just west of Montreal, gave way Saturday night, causing a surge of water of up to 1.5 meters (five feet) to crash through the area.

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Sri Lanka bans face covering after attacks

The ban comes days after local Islamic clerics urged Muslim women not to cover their faces amid fears of a backlash after the bombings carried out by jihadists affiliated to the Islamic State group.

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At least 17 dead, thousands displaced after severe Indonesia floods

The waters have receded in some places but officials warned the full extent of the damage was not yet known and some areas were still cut off.

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Ending sanctions waiver will anger US allies: Iran FM Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran FM Mohammad Javad Zarif said US policy is designed to make life hard for the Iranian people so they will "take action" against the Tehran government.

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