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    Fossil fuel polluters from US to China far off climate targets: UN

    Reuters . London | Updated at 01:50am on November 21, 2019

    The world’s major fossil fuel producers are set to bust global environmental goals with excessive coal, oil and gas extraction in the next decade, the...

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    Schools close across Australia’s south

    Reuters . Sydney | Updated at 10:52pm on November 20, 2019

    More than 100 schools in Australia’s southeast were closed on Wednesday and officials warned people in high-risk zones to be ready to evacuate as forecast...

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    Key impeachment witness says Ukraine offered defence post

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:55pm on November 20, 2019

    A key witness in the impeachment investigation into US president Donald Trump’s alleged arms-for-investigations Ukraine scandal testified Tuesday that a senior Kiev official offered him...

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    Pope lands in Thailand

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 10:56pm on November 20, 2019

    Pope Francis arrived in Thailand on Wednesday greeted by cheering faithful, on the first leg of an Asian tour that will sweep in Japan and...

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    Former UK consulate worker says Chinese police tortured him

    Agence-France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:57pm on November 20, 2019

    A former employee of Britain’s consulate in Hong Kong said Wednesday that Chinese secret police tortured and interrogated him about London’s role in protests in...

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    850,000 documents on Nazi victims put online

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 10:57pm on November 20, 2019

    Hundreds of thousands of documents on Nazi crimes with information on some 10 million people were made accessible online on Tuesday, the Germany-based International Center...

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    Three dead in Oklahoma Walmart shooting

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:33am on November 20, 2019

    Three people were killed in a shooting early Monday outside a Walmart store in Oklahoma, including the assailant, police said — the latest in a...

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    Nawaz Sharif flown by air ambulance to London

    Agence France-Presse . Lahore | Updated at 12:19am on November 20, 2019

    Pakistan’s ailing ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif left by air ambulance Tuesday for London, where he is due to receive medical treatment after battling the government...

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    Four Indian soldiers, two civilians killed in Siachen avalanche

    Agence France Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:06am on November 20, 2019

    An avalanche on Monday hit an Indian patrol in the world’s highest militarised zone in the Himalayas, killing four soldiers and two porters, an army...

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    UN dismisses US policy change, says Israeli settlements illegal

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:42pm on November 19, 2019

    A US policy change has no impact on the legality of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and in annexed east Jerusalem, the UN said Tuesday, insisting that the settlements breach...