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Hawaii will be first state in US to ban plastics at restaurants

The liberal state has a history of prioritising the environment — it's mandated renewable energy use and prohibited sunscreen ingredients that harm coral.

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259 allegations of sexual exploitation by UN staff and partner organisations in 2018

This represents an increase in the total number of incidents reported in 2017, when 138 allegations were made, and 165 allegations made in 2016.

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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 state

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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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Pakistan’s former president Pervez Musharraf admitted to Dubai hospital after reaction from rare disease : Party

General (retd) Musharraf, 75, who has been living in Dubai since March 2016, is facing the treason case for suspending the Constitution in 2007, a punishable offence for which he was indicted in 2014.

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Played ‘constructive role’ in reducing India-Pakistan tensions, says China

China and Pakistan call each other "all-weather" friends, but China has also been trying to improve ties with New Delhi.

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UK government cannot submit the same Brexit deal to a vote in parliament again: Speaker

"This is my conclusion: if the government wishes to bring forward a new proposition that is neither the same, nor substantially the same as that disposed of by the house on the 12th of March, this wou

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Dutch shooting: Several wounded as man opens fire on tram in Utrecht

The incident was reported at 10.45 hour. Multiple people have been injured. The surrounding area has been cordoned off and we are investigating the matter.

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Mild earthquake measuring 4.1 on Richter Scale hits Kathmandu

The tremor jolted Makawanpur district situated 150 km south of Kathmandu.

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At least 166 killed in Zimbabwe, Mozambique as Cyclone Idai leaves trail of destruction

Cyclone Idai: Heavy rains are forecast to continue into the middle of the week, bringing more flooding and making it difficult to reach stranded communities in both Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

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Ethiopian plane crash: Minister says black box in good shape; data so far shows similarities to Lion Air disaster

The crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and an earlier Lion Air crash have prompted the United States and other countries to ground Boeing 737 Max 8 planes.

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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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New Zealand Muslim leaders preach love, compassion after mosque attacks

Over the weekend and into Monday, tens of thousands of people flocked to memorial vigils around New Zealand and a victim support website raised more than NZ$5.5 million ($3.8 million).

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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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Arrested 13,000 ‘terrorists’ in Xinjiang since 2014, says China

China has faced growing international opprobrium for setting up facilities that United Nations experts describe as detention centres holding more than one million Uighurs and other Muslims.

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Christchurch suspect bought weapons online, says gun shop

Fifty people were killed and dozens wounded at two mosques in Christchurch on Friday.

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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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Left out of peace talks, U.S. allies reassess Afghan support

"The concern is that we need to be appraised of the progress of the discussions and to be involved. We have invested a lot," said a European diplomat.

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New Zealand mosque attacks: Jacinda Ardern’s cabinet begins efforts to overhaul gun law

The South Pacific nation of almost 5 million people is reeling from last week’s apparently well-planned terrorist attack.

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Australian family of suspected NZ mosque gunman devastated for victims

Tarrant, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday and is due back in court on April 5. Police said he was likely to face further charges.

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Under pressure, Britain’s Theresa May scrambles to win support for Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May's government was scrambling on Sunday to get support in parliament for her Brexit deal at the third time of asking, aiming to persuade doubters with threats and pro

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Race for US President: New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand joins crowd democratic field for 2020 elections

The New York senator made her announcement in a short video called "Brave Wins," two months after telling the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” she was exploring a run.

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New Zealand: Suspicious package shutters Dunedin airport

New Zealand police closed Dunedin airport late Sunday after a suspicious device was reported on the airfield.

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Nine Pakistanis killed in New Zealand terror attacks: Pak FO

At least 50 worshippers were killed on Friday in attacks on the Al Noor Mosque in central Christchurch and the Linwood Mosque in the city's outer suburb, in what appeared to be the worst attack on Mus

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella decries hate crimes, says violence has no place in society

The attack on mosques in New Zealand stunned the world as the shooter livestreamed incident for nearly 17 minutes on social media and also released a detailed manifesto filled with racist sentiments.

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Climate change: Fight against global warming is no win-win, it will need sacrifices

It was the United Nations Environment Programme that first called for a “Global Green New Deal” in 2009, hoping to revive the world economy through investment in climate change-related sectors.

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