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    French presidential candidate Fillon suffers new setback as wife investigated

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on March 29, 2017

    The faltering campaign of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon suffered another setback on Tuesday when magistrates placed his wife under formal investigation over allegations that he paid her for a fake parliamentary job...

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    World nuclear ban 'not realistic', says US ambassador to UN

    BBC | Updated at 09:14am on March 28, 2017

    A worldwide nuclear ban is simply not ‘realistic’, the US ambassador to the UN has said, as nearly 40 countries stayed away from talks on the subject...

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    ‘Monster’ storm batters Australia

    BBC | Updated at 09:33am on March 28, 2017

    A powerful cyclone has pummelled the north-east Australian coast, causing major damage, torrential rain and power cuts to tens of thousands of...

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    11 dead in suicide bombing and gun attack in southern Yemen

    Reuters | Updated at 09:24am on March 28, 2017

    At least 11 people were killed in a suicide bombing and gun attack by suspected al Qaeda extremists on a local government compound in southern Yemen on Monday, a Yemeni government media office said in a statement...

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    Syria US-backed fighters take IS-held airport

    AFP | Updated at 10:05am on March 27, 2017

    Russia's main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been arrested at an anti-corruption protest he organised in the capital, Moscow. Thousands of people joined rallies nationwide,...

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    'Hideous' Cristiano Ronaldo statue sparks social media laughs

    Reuters | Updated at 02:55pm on March 30, 2017

    When the island of Madeira on Wednesday renamed its airport in honour of its hometown hero Cristiano Ronaldo...

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    Myanmar Rohingya militants call for peacekeeping troops

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:30am on March 30, 2017

    A nascent Rohingya militant group whose raids triggered a bloody crackdown by Myanmar’s army called Wednesday for international peacekeepers to protect the stateless Muslim minority...

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    Clock is ticking on Bob Dylan’s Nobel prize money

    Agence France-Presse . Stockholm | Updated at 01:06am on March 29, 2017

    The Swedish Academy has warned that Nobel literature laureate Bob Dylan has until June 10 to deliver the traditional Nobel lecture, in order to receive the eight million kronor (840,000 euros, $910,000) that comes with the prize...

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    Trump tax plan faces rockier road after bruising healthcare loss

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:43am on March 29, 2017

    The White House will take a lead role in crafting legislation to overhaul the US tax code, eyeing an August target date as president Donald Trump seeks his first legislative victory following the failure last week of a long-promised bill to undo Obamacare...

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    Cyclone lashes Queensland

    Agence France-Presse . Ayr, Australia | Updated at 12:40am on March 29, 2017

    A ‘monster’ cyclone smashed into northeast Australia Tuesday, cutting power, damaging buildings and uprooting trees, with coastal residents battling lashing rain and howling winds...