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    Paris climate agreement to take effect Nov 4

    Associated Press | Updated at 09:25am on October 06, 2016

    The landmark Paris agreement on climate change will enter into force on November 4, after a coalition of the world's largest polluters and small island nations threatened by rising seas pushed it past a key threshold on Wednesday...

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    Hurricane Matthew kills 39 as Haiti death toll rises

    Reuters | Updated at 08:35am on October 06, 2016

    Hurricane Matthew has killed at least 39 people, the death toll in struggling Haiti alone rising to 35, local officials said, as the storm headed northward...

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    Portugal's Guterres poised to be next UN secretary-general

    Reuters | Updated at 07:50am on October 06, 2016

    Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres is poised to be the ninth United Nations secretary-general and is expected to be formally recommended to the 193-member General Assembly for election by the Security Council on Thursday...

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    Three win Nobel chemistry prize for molecular machines

    Associated Press | Updated at 04:39pm on October 05, 2016

    Frenchman Jean-Pierre Sauvage, British-born Fraser Stoddart and Dutch scientist Bernard ‘Ben’ Feringa on Wednesday won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for...

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    World Court rejects Marshall Islands suit seeking nuclear disarmament

    Reuters | Updated at 03:00pm on October 05, 2016

    The International Court of Justice on Wednesday rejected a suit filed by the tiny Marshall Islands against the world's nuclear powers that sought to force...

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    Turkish soldier killed, 18 IS fighters ‘neutralised’ in Syria

    Reuters | Updated at 11:29am on October 05, 2016

    One Turkish soldier was killed and three slightly wounded in a clash with Islamic State fighters in Syria in which 18 militants were ‘neutralised’, the Turkish military said in a statement on Wednesday...

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    Kaine, Pence blast Trump, Clinton at US vice-presidential debate

    Reuters | Updated at 10:02am on October 05, 2016

    Democrat Tim Kaine accused Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of breaking a promise to release his tax records in a debate on Tuesday where the vice presidential contenders bickered and interrupted each other...

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    Thailand detains Hong Kong pro-democracy activist

    Reuters | Updated at 09:48am on October 05, 2016

    A teenage Hong Kong student leader who helped organise massive pro-democracy protests in the Chinese-ruled city in 2014 was detained on arrival in Thailand on Wednesday and barred entry, immigration officials and supporters said, apparently at China's request...

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    Hurricane Matthew hammers Haiti and Cuba

    Reuters | Updated at 09:41am on October 05, 2016

    A hurricane watch was in effect for Florida from an area just north of Miami Beach to the Volusia-Brevard county line, near Cape Canaveral, which the storm could reach on Thursday, the hurricane center said...

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    Yahoo gave US intel agencies access to email

    Associated Press | Updated at 09:28am on October 05, 2016

    Yahoo scanned hundreds of millions of incoming emails at the behest of U.S. intelligence or law enforcement, according to a report published Tuesday...

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