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    Video of pilot whales rescued on U.S. East Coast viewed around the world

    Dozens of beachgoers and lifeguards battled to help a pod of pilot whales back into deeper waters after coming too close to the shore of the U.S. state of Georgia earlier this week, although authorities said that three of the animals had died. Around 50 short-finned pilot whales were spotted in the

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    Ebola patient suspected of going to Rwanda: report

    A woman who died of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo may have taken the deadly disease into Rwanda, according to a Ugandan Health Ministry report published by the World Health Organization on Thursday. The woman, a fishmonger who vomited multiple times at a market in Uganda on July 11 before

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    UK secures first anti-graft order against man suspected of serious crime links

    British police said on Thursday they had used anti-graft powers in a serious organised crime case for the first time after freezing assets owned by a businessman with suspected links to gangs involved in armed robberies and drug trafficking. The National Crime Agency said it had secured an Unexplained

  • India's 'dosa king' dies one week into life term
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    India's 'dosa king' dies one week into life term

    P. Rajagopal, 71, was convicted for the murder of his love interest's husband in 2004, but only went to jail this month when the Supreme Court rejected his final appeal. Rajagopal, who turned his Saravana Bhawan restaurant into a global chain, died at Chennai's Vijaya hospital where he was taken

  • Backstory: How Reuters counted a quarter million people at Hong Kong's protests
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    Backstory: How Reuters counted a quarter million people at Hong Kong's protests

    When large-scale demonstrations plunged Hong Kong into political crisis, the size of the crowds quickly became a contentious issue. Police provided relatively low estimates and the protest organizers gave much higher numbers, both trying to prove a point. To do this, a team led by Deputy Head of Graphics

  • India demands Pakistan release accused 'spy' after world court ruling
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    India demands Pakistan release accused 'spy' after world court ruling

    India on Thursday demanded that Pakistan release an alleged spy after the International Court of Justice called for a review of a death sentence against him. The arch-rivals each declared victory after the world court ruling made late Wednesday. India's Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

  • UK says rightly concerned about protecting goods in Strait of Hormuz
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    UK says rightly concerned about protecting goods in Strait of Hormuz

    Britain is rightly concerned about protecting its goods in the Strait of Hormuz, defence minister Penny Mordaunt said on Thursday following tensions with Iran over the passage of vessels in the Gulf. Relations between Tehran and the West have been increasingly strained after Britain seized an Iranian

  • German rescue ship captain questioned by Italy prosecutor over migrants
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    German rescue ship captain questioned by Italy prosecutor over migrants

    German captain Carola Rackete, who sparked international headlines by forcibly docking in an Italian port with rescued migrants, was questioned by an Italian prosecutor on Thursday over allegedly aiding illegal immigration. Rackete was arrested on June 29 for entering Italy's Lampedusa port despite

  • Chinese investment in US homes contracts by the most in nearly 10 years as trade war, capital controls bite
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    Chinese investment in US homes contracts by the most in nearly 10 years as trade war, capital controls bite

    Chinese buyers pulled away from the US residential market in the past year, as the trade war and tighter capital controls led to a 56 per cent decline in investment – the biggest contraction since at least 2010, according to the US National Association of Realtors.Still, their investment of US$13.4 billion

  • Trump 2020 Spokesperson Gets A Brutal Fact-Check On Live TV: 'How Dare You!'
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    Trump 2020 Spokesperson Gets A Brutal Fact-Check On Live TV: 'How Dare You!'

    President Donald Trump’s campaign spokesperson received a lesson about one of the most fundamental rights of every American.

  • 24 dead in suspected arson attack on Japan animation studio
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    24 dead in suspected arson attack on Japan animation studio

    A suspected arson attack on an animation production company in Japan killed 24 people and injured dozens more on Thursday, with flames gutting the building in the city of Kyoto. Police said the fierce blaze appeared to have been started deliberately but there was no immediate information on a possible

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    Three French soldiers killed by toxic fumes in Guyana illegal mine operation

    Three French soldiers died from toxic fumes during an operation targeting illegal gold miners in French Guyana, the defence ministry said on Thursday. The ministry said the soldiers were preparing to place explosive charges to destroy the underground facilities used by the miners when eight of them

  • Explainer: Japan's Abe faces headache from U.S. plan for Mideast maritime coalition
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    Explainer: Japan's Abe faces headache from U.S. plan for Mideast maritime coalition

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces a tough diplomatic challenge from an expected U.S. request to send its navy to join a military coalition to safeguard strategic waters off Iran and Yemen. Japanese officials will attend a briefing in Washington on the proposal, a government spokesman said on

  • Instagram hides 'likes' from more users
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    Instagram hides 'likes' from more users

    Instagram started hiding "likes" on its platform in Australia, Brazil and several other major markets Thursday, saying it wanted to ease pressure on users, following criticism about its impacts on mental health. The Facebook-owned social media giant's trial changes mean users in the six

  • First section of Hong Kong’s most expensive rail project, the Sha Tin-Central link, could open by end of the year
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    First section of Hong Kong’s most expensive rail project, the Sha Tin-Central link, could open by end of the year

    Hong Kong’s beleaguered Sha Tin-Central rail link could open by the end of this year, according to a former rail boss.Lawmaker Michael Tien Puk-sun told the Post the long-anticipated partial opening of a section of Hong Kong’s most expensive rail project – from Tai Wai to Kai Tak – would take place between

  • Blood-soaked 'It' sequel jolts Comic-Con to life
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    Blood-soaked 'It' sequel jolts Comic-Con to life

    San Diego Comic-Con kicked off with a chorus of shrieks -- and gallons of blood -- as New Line Cinema unveiled spine-chilling footage from "It: Chapter 2," the sequel to the highest-grossing horror movie of all time. The Warner Bros-owned studio used Wednesday's preview night of the world

  • Zelenskiy's second act: Ukraine leader set to win snap parliamentary election
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    Zelenskiy's second act: Ukraine leader set to win snap parliamentary election

    The party of Ukraine's new president looks set to win Sunday's snap parliamentary election, repeating Volodymyr Zelenskiy's shock victory in the April presidential race that has upended politics in the war-scarred nation. Zelenskiy, a former comedian with no previous political experience

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    Mooncakes, hymns and post-it notes: the colour of Hong Kong's protests

    Hong Kong's protests have drawn millions of people to the city's streets in recent months and thrown the former British colony into its biggest political crisis since it was returned to China in 1997. The activism has also powered a wave of colourful cultural expressions of diverse origins,

  • Trump slammed for tweet about hunting down Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed
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    Trump slammed for tweet about hunting down Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed

    U.S. President Donald Trump faced criticism for saying Pakistan's arrest of Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the 2008 attacks on Mumbai had come after a 10-year search, as the suspected militant had been living in plain view. Pakistani authorities on Wednesday arrested Saeed, the founder of

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    Malnutrition, disease rising in North Korea: aid organisation

    Rates of malnutrition and disease are increasing in North Korea as it faces a harvest that is half of what was expected, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Thursday. International aid agencies as well as North Korea state media have been warning that

  • Malaysia's Anwar says he has support to become PM, decries sex tape 'gutter politics'
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    Malaysia's Anwar says he has support to become PM, decries sex tape 'gutter politics'

    Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim, jailed twice for what he says were trumped-up sodomy charges, said on Thursday he has the support needed to become prime minister and denied calling for a potential challenger to resign over a new gay sex scandal. Gay sex is illegal in Malaysia, and carries penalties of

  • India to make new bid to launch Moon rocket on Monday
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    India to make new bid to launch Moon rocket on Monday

    India will make a new bid to launch a landmark mission to the Moon on Monday, a week after aborting lift-off at the last minute because of a fuel leak, officials said. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said it had rescheduled the launch of Chandrayaan-2, or Moon Chariot-2, for 2:43 pm (0913

  • Outrageous to suspend parliament in October over no-deal Brexit: minister
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    Outrageous to suspend parliament in October over no-deal Brexit: minister

    It would be outrageous for parliament to be suspended in October ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit, a possible tactic by Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to succeed Theresa May as Prime Minister, Britain's justice minister said on Thursday. Sky News reported on Tuesday that Johnson is considering

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    EU is 'unimpressed' by threats of no-deal Brexit: BBC

    The EU's chief Brexit negotiator said in an interview to be published on Thursday that he was unimpressed by threats of no-deal Brexit but that if the United Kingdom opted for such a course it would have to face the consequences. Boris Johnson, who is the frontrunner in the contest to replace Prime