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    Labour deputy leader survives bid to oust him over Brexit

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on September 22, 2019

    The deputy leader of Britain’s Labour Party survived an attempt to oust him over Brexit on Saturday after party chief Jeremy Corbyn moved to defuse a row that threatened to overshadow the...

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    Powerful typhoon triggers blackout in southern Japan

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on September 22, 2019

    A powerful typhoon hit Japan’s southern Okinawa islands Saturday, cutting power to more than 15,000 homes and grounding hundreds of flights. Tapah — packing wind gusts of up to 180 kilometres per hour...

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    China, Solomon Islands establish diplomatic relations

    Agence-France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on September 22, 2019

    China and the Solomon Islands established diplomatic relations Saturday, days after the Pacific island nation severed ties with Taiwan. ‘We look forward to the quick development of bilateral relations between...

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    At least four killed, 15 hurt in Utah accident

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 04:11pm on September 21, 2019

    At least four people were killed and up to 15 others critically injured when a bus transporting Chinese tourists crashed on Friday near Bryce Canyon National Park in the western United States state of Utah, local authorities said...

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    UN chief wants ‘good news’ in upcoming climate summit

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 04:36pm on September 21, 2019

    Next week dozens of countries will gather in New York for an emergency United Nations summit to help curb the rim prospect of rising greenhouse gas emissions, however the focus must be on good climate news, the body’s secretary-general said Friday...

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    Zuckerberg rejects Trump offer to break up Facebook

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:30am on September 21, 2019

    Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg met Thursday with US President Donald Trump and members of Congress on a political reconnaissance mission to Washington, where he...

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    Students demand change in global climate strike

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:26am on September 21, 2019

    Children across Asia and the Pacific kicked off what are set to be the largest global climate protests in history Friday, demanding adults act now to stop environmental disaster...

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    India ex-minister held over rape

    Reuters . Lucknow | Updated at 12:23am on September 21, 2019

    A former government minister and senior member of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was arrested on Friday in connection with rape and sexual harassment allegations made by...

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    Rajapaksa would restore relations with China

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:20am on September 21, 2019

    Sri Lankan presidential nominee Gotabaya Rajapaksa would ‘restore relations’ with the country’s top lender China if he wins the November 16 vote and met with a senior Chinese official this...

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    Climate change could turn oceans from friend to foe

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:17am on September 21, 2019

    Global warming and pollution caused by humanity’s carbon-heavy footprint are ravaging Earth’s oceans and icy regions in ways that could unleash misery on a global scale, a landmark UN report to...