• White House Fires DHS General Counsel In Latest Agency Shake-Up: Report
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    White House Fires DHS General Counsel In Latest Agency Shake-Up: Report

    Trump has forced out many top officials at DHS this year amid frustrations with the agency's progress on reining in immigration along the Mexican border.

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    Filipino coastguards convicted of killing Taiwanese fisherman

    Coastguard sailors who opened fire on a Taiwanese fisherman in Philippine waters were convicted Wednesday of his 2013 killing, which strained ties between the historically friendly neighbours. The eight Filipino crewmen said they had shot in self-defence after the fisherman's vessel sailed directly

  • Preferably dead: Philippines' Duterte seeks freed inmates' capture
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    Preferably dead: Philippines' Duterte seeks freed inmates' capture

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has renewed an offer of big bounties for hundreds of convicted murderers and rapists set free in a corrections bureau blunder, and said he would be happier if they were caught dead rather than alive. Duterte said there was a "prize" of a million pesos (

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    Mexican authorities find 29 bodies in a hundred plastic bags

    Mexican authorities said on Tuesday they had found 29 bodies, packed in more than a hundred plastic bags, dumped in a clandestine grave in the violent western state of Jalisco.     Jalisco Attorney General Gerardo Solis told a news conference that since making the gruesome discovery in Zapopan municipality

  • Hong Kong's summer of protests leaves economy bruised and battered
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    Hong Kong's summer of protests leaves economy bruised and battered

    As pro-democracy protests grind on for a fourth month, Hong Kong has been left counting the cost, with the city’s tourist industry battered and businesses forced to lay off staff as they struggle to stay afloat. Images beamed around the world of black-clad demonstrators battling police in full riot

  • Donald Trump warns China faces ‘toughest trade war deal ever’ if they wait until after US election
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    Donald Trump warns China faces ‘toughest trade war deal ever’ if they wait until after US election

    US President Donald Trump has warned Beijing to make a trade war deal before the American presidential election next year otherwise “it’ll be the toughest deal anybody's ever had to make from the standpoint of China”.Vice-minister for finance, Liao Min, will lead a Chinese delegation to Washington

  • Aussie hiker with 'snapped' leg makes two day crawl to safety
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    Aussie hiker with 'snapped' leg makes two day crawl to safety

    An Australian bushwalker who tumbled down a waterfall, snapping his leg in two, told Wednesday how he managed to crawl for two arduous days though scrub and forest to safety. Neil Parker, 54, said his planned three-hour hike northwest of Brisbane went horribly wrong Sunday when he slipped six metres

  • Meaty issue: Mock pork edges onto Southeast Asian plates
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    Meaty issue: Mock pork edges onto Southeast Asian plates

    A sprinkle of chili, some pinkish "pork" and a few basil leaves tossed into a sizzling wok -- chef Songpol swears his vegan version of punchy Thai favourite pad kra phao is a match for the original, as plant-based protein creeps onto Southeast Asia's meat-heavy menus. "It has the

  • Greta Thunberg Takes Senators To Task: You’re Not Trying ‘Hard Enough. Sorry.’
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    Greta Thunberg Takes Senators To Task: You’re Not Trying ‘Hard Enough. Sorry.’

    “We don’t want to be heard," the 16-year-old climate activist told a task force of Senate Democrats. "We want the science to be heard.”

  • China to tackle climate change with 'nature-based solutions'
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    China to tackle climate change with 'nature-based solutions'

    China said it will try to persuade other countries to support "nature-based solutions" to tackle the root causes of climate change, the country said in a position paper published ahead of a United Nations summit in New York. As the world's biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions, China

  • Netanyahu's rival Gantz says it appears PM lost
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    Netanyahu's rival Gantz says it appears PM lost

    Gantz, a former general, stopped short of an outright claim of victory. But beaming confidence, he told a rally of his Blue and White Party that it appeared "we fulfilled our mission", and he pledged to work towards the formation of a national unity government. Netanyahu, he said

  • In Britain's bingo capital, love for the game endures
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    In Britain's bingo capital, love for the game endures

    Most nights of the week, Margaret Fisher can be found sitting in the same seat in the same Glasgow bingo club she has been frequenting for nearly 25 years. "All my friends have been playing forever -- I've not really spoken to anybody who's never been in a bingo hall," the 70-year-old

  • Colbert Trolls ‘El Trumpo’ Over Desperate Plan To Woo Hispanic Voters
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    Colbert Trolls ‘El Trumpo’ Over Desperate Plan To Woo Hispanic Voters

    The president claims he's going to "go for the Hispanics" during next year's election, but the "Late Show" host isn't buying it.

  • Pompeo heads to Saudi Arabia after US blames Iran
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    Pompeo heads to Saudi Arabia after US blames Iran

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo departed for Saudi Arabia Tuesday to discuss possible retaliation after Washington said it had proof that attacks on Saudi oil installations originated in Iran. Vice President Mike Pence announced that Pompeo was on his way to the kingdom to "discuss our response

  • Flying the green flag at Milan fashion week
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    Flying the green flag at Milan fashion week

    The world's top designers and influencers head to Milan on Wednesday for a week of glitzy catwalk shows from global brands that have begun swapping climate-destroying luxuries for ecologically-friendly fashion. Prada opens a tightly-packed calender, which will see models for leading houses including

  • Chinese firms to build more coal power plants in Asia despite Beijing’s pledge for greener Belt and Road Initiative projects
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    Chinese firms to build more coal power plants in Asia despite Beijing’s pledge for greener Belt and Road Initiative projects

    China, which has pledged that projects built under its Belt and Road Initiative will be green and sustainable, will fund more fossil fuel power projects in Southeast Asia even as western, Japanese and South Korean financiers increasingly walk away from them over sustainability concerns.This will be the

  • Indonesian forest fires choke SE Asia
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    Indonesian forest fires choke SE Asia

    Forest fires are raging on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, sending a choking fug across the region -- including towards neighbours Malaysia and Singapore.

  • Health fears prompt Swiss 5G revolt
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    Health fears prompt Swiss 5G revolt

    Switzerland was among the first countries to begin deploying 5G, but health fears over radiation from the antennas that carry the next-generation mobile technology have sparked a nationwide revolt. Demonstrators against the technology are due to fill the streets of Bern later this month, but already

  • Netanyahu makes no victory claim in speech
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    Netanyahu makes no victory claim in speech

    Netanyahu made no victory claim or concession of defeat in a speech to his Likud party after exit polls showed no clear winner in an election race that was too close to call. Netanyahu said he would await official results and said he would work toward establishing "a strong Zionist

  • Hundreds of supporters turn out at Hong Kong court as three anti-government protesters face charges of rioting and assaulting police officers
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    Hundreds of supporters turn out at Hong Kong court as three anti-government protesters face charges of rioting and assaulting police officers

    Hundreds of people turned out in court on Tuesday to support three young men charged with rioting and assaulting police during anti-government protests across Hong Kong.Eastern Court heard the three cases stemmed from protests at New Town Plaza in Sha Tin on July 14, Hong Kong International Airport at

  • Plant-based meals tests meat-heavy Southeast Asian cuisine
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    Plant-based meals tests meat-heavy Southeast Asian cuisine

    Spicy minced meat with basil, 'pad kra phao' is a staple of Thai cuisine but chef Songpol swears by his plant-based 'pork' version, as investors hope rising concerns about health and the environment create an opening for alternative protein in meat-heavy cuisines in Southeast Asia.

  • Prison becomes 'second home' for Turkish cartoonist
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    Prison becomes 'second home' for Turkish cartoonist

    Renowned Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart says he has spent as much time in prison and courthouses as he has at work since President Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power. Released last week pending another appeal, Kart told AFP: "For 15 years, prisons and courthouses have become a second home to me.&

  • Tree-planting to offset carbon emissions: no cure-all
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    Tree-planting to offset carbon emissions: no cure-all

    A few euros, a couple of mouse clicks and a tree is planted -- as air travel is increasingly becoming a source of guilt, consumers and companies are looking for other ways to ease their conscience and reduce their carbon footprint. Shell has ploughed $300 million (270 million euros) into forest plantations

  • Israel in suspense after exit polls show tight race
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    Israel in suspense after exit polls show tight race

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz awaited results from the country's general election on Wednesday after exit polls showed them locked in a tight race, leaving the country in suspense. With a hoarse voice and appearing haggard after days of intense campaigning

  • Afghan president sees his chance after collapse of U.S.-Taliban talks
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    Afghan president sees his chance after collapse of U.S.-Taliban talks

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had no more than 20 minutes to study a draft accord between the United States and the Taliban on pulling thousands of U.S. troops out of his country, but upcoming elections could put him back at the heart of talks to end decades of war. What he read in the draft outlining