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    EU pushes for crackdown on ‘golden visas’

    Agence-France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    The European Union will urge member states Wednesday to crack down on schemes to grant ‘golden visas’ to foreign investors, warning they bring corruption and...

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    Kurd-led forces overrun last IS-held village in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    Kurdish-led fighters overran the last village held by the Islamic State group in Syria on Wednesday, confining its once vast cross-border ‘caliphate’ to two small...

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    Floods, landslides kill at least eight in Indonesia

    Agence-France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    At least eight people have been killed and thousands forced to evacuate their homes after heavy rain triggered devastating flash floods and landslides in Indonesia,...

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    Congress accuses BJP of hogging helicopters

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    India’s main opposition Congress party says it is struggling to find enough helicopters to ferry its leaders ahead of a general election, accusing prime minister...

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    Momentum gathers behind British lawmakers’ bid to stop no-deal Brexit

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    An attempt by British lawmakers to prevent a no-deal Brexit was gaining momentum on Wednesday after the opposition Labour Party said it was highly likely...

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    Malaysia urged to make stalking a crime

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:31am on January 24, 2019

    Writing down the details of Zara Tan’s complaint, the female police officer broke off and suddenly asked why the victim didn’t just go back to...

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    Toxic substances found in nappies in France

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:35am on January 24, 2019

    A variety of potentially toxic substances, including glyphosate, has been found in babies’ nappies in France, according to a study published on Wednesday by the...

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    New tell-all book depicts ‘out of control’ Trump White House staff

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    An upcoming book portrays a White House staff under president Donald Trump that was ‘absolutely out of control’ at times and often at each other’s...