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New Zealand's Ardern vows 'government of change'

New Zealand's Ardern vows 'government of change'

WELLINGTON: New Zealand's prime minister-elect Jacinda Ardern promised "a government of change" as she met with leaders of her centre-left Labour Party Friday (Oct 20) to prepare to take power after a stunning election win.

G7, tech giants agree on plan to block militant content online

G7, tech giants agree on plan to block militant content online

ISCHIA: G7 countries and tech giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter on Friday (Oct 20) agreed to work together to block the dissemination of Islamist extremism over the internet.

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Seven dead in India firework factory blast

Seven dead in India firework factory blast

NEW DELHI: An explosion at an illegal firecracker factory in eastern India killed seven workers and injured nine others in the hours before Thursday's (Oct 19) Diwali festival, officials said.

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PM May vows to make it easy for EU citizens to stay in UK

PM May vows to make it easy for EU citizens to stay in UK

British Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to cut red tape and costs for EU citizens wanting to remain in Britain after Brexit, as she prepares to address EU leaders Thursday.

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UK retail sales drop as Brexit-fuelled inflation bites

UK retail sales drop as Brexit-fuelled inflation bites

British retail sales fell more than expected in September, official data showed Thursday, against a backdrop of rising prices largely caused by a Brexit-hit pound.

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Dutch family sells everything to bet on bitcoins

Dutch family sells everything to bet on bitcoins

THE HAGUE: A Dutch family has sold virtually all they own, including a business, their home, two cars and a motorbike and invested the takings in bitcoin just as the virtual currency is soaring to new heights.

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No Brexit breakthrough coming at summit: EU's Tusk

No Brexit breakthrough coming at summit: EU's Tusk

BRUSSELS: EU President Donald Tusk on Wednesday (Oct 18) warned Britain not to expect any breakthrough in Brexit negotiations at a European summit this week, saying London needed to come up with more concrete proposals.

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Britain's Big Ben to bong again but not on time

Britain's Big Ben to bong again but not on time

LONDON: Big Ben, the bell inside London's iconic clock tower which has been silent since August, will chime again on key upcoming dates but the timing might be a bit off kilter, Britain's parliament said on Wednesday (Oct 18).

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Myanmar has failed to protect Rohingya from atrocities: UN

Myanmar has failed to protect Rohingya from atrocities: UN

UNITED NATIONS: Myanmar's government has failed to meet its international obligations and protect Rohingya Muslims from the atrocities taking place in Rakhine state, two UN special advisers said on Wednesday (Oct 18).

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Norway solar firm signs US$2.9 billion deal with Iran

Norway solar firm signs US$2.9 billion deal with Iran

TEHRAN: Just days after US President Donald Trump called for further isolation of Iran, a Norwegian solar company signed a deal on Tuesday (Oct 17) to invest €2.5 billion (US$2.9 billion) in the country over the next five years.

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Britain and EU clash over Brexit 'time pressure' claim

Britain and EU clash over Brexit 'time pressure' claim

LONDON: The British and EU Brexit negotiators clashed on Tuesday (Oct 17) over a claim by London that Brussels is holding up divorce negotiations to get Britain to pay more money on its withdrawal from the bloc.

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2 killed, thousands without power as freak storm hits Ireland

2 killed, thousands without power as freak storm hits Ireland

DUBLIN: Ireland was hit by an "unprecedented storm" on Monday (Oct 16) that left two people dead, 120,000 homes and businesses without power and closed every school in the country.

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Rare north Atlantic hurricane heads for Ireland, UK

Rare north Atlantic hurricane heads for Ireland, UK

DUBLIN: Britain and Ireland braced Sunday (Oct 15) for a lashing from Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean, after it dumped heavy rains on Portugal's Azores islands.

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24 militants, 6 soldiers killed in attacks in Egypt's Sinai

24 militants, 6 soldiers killed in attacks in Egypt's Sinai

ISMAILIA: At least 24 militants and six soldiers were killed on Sunday (Oct 15) in attacks on military outposts in North Sinai, the Egyptian military said in a statement.

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Counterterrorism exercise to be held at Changi Airport

Counterterrorism exercise to be held at Changi Airport

SINGAPORE: A multi-agency counterterrorism exercise will be held at Changi Airport on Oct 17, involving blanks and pyrotechnics, the police said in a news release on Sunday (Oct 15).

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World leaders condemn Somalia bombing 'in strongest terms'

World leaders condemn Somalia bombing 'in strongest terms'

PARIS: World leaders from the United States, Britain, Canada and France on Sunday (Oct 15) strongly condemned the weekend suicide bombing in Somalia, the worst attack in the country to date with at least 137 deaths.

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