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    Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining

    BBC | Updated at 10:40am on August 24, 2017

    Brazil’s government has abolished a vast national reserve in the Amazon to open up the area to mining. The area, covering...

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    India’s top court says privacy is a fundamental right

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:05am on August 25, 2017

    India’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that citizens have a constitutional right to privacy, a landmark decision that could jeopardise a government programme with biometric data on over a billion people....

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    Typhoon leaves 12 dead after lashing Macau, Hong Kong

    Agence France-Press | Updated at 11:05am on August 24, 2017

    The death toll from Severe Typhoon Hato rose to at least 12 Thursday after a storm that left a trail of destruction across southern China...

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    At least 10 die in Brazil boat wreck

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:25am on August 24, 2017

    At least 10 people have been confirmed dead and dozens were feared missing in northern Brazil after a boat sank overnight in the Amazon basin, the local government said Wednesday...

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    Trump softens tone to urge ‘a new unity’

    BBC | Updated at 08:45am on August 24, 2017

    US president Donald Trump has called for a ‘new unity’, a day after a campaign-style rally in which he attacked political foes and media...

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    Russian ambassador to Sudan found dead in swimming pool

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 02:02am on August 24, 2017

    Russia's ambassador to Sudan, veteran diplomat Mirgayas Shirinsky, was found dead in the swimming pool at his Khartoum home on Wednesday, Sudanese and Russian officials said...

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    Indian railways chief steps down after deadly crashes

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:11am on August 24, 2017

    The head of India’s railways has quit after a series of deadly accidents on the crumbling network, an official said Wednesday...

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    Severe Typhoon Hato hits Hong Kong

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 03:06pm on August 23, 2017

    Typhoon Hato smashed into Hong Kong Wednesday with hurricane force winds and heavy rains in the worst storm the city has seen for...

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    74 injured as train derails in Uttar Pradesh

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 02:40pm on August 23, 2017

    At least 74 people were injured after a train derailed in Uttar Pradesh, the second train accident in the northern Indian state in the last three days, officials said Wednesday...

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    Torso found in Copenhagen waters is missing journalist from submarine: Police

    Reuters | Updated at 01:41pm on August 23, 2017

    Danish police on Wednesday identified a headless female torso found in the Copenhagen waterside as that of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who...