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    New planet discovered in orbit of young Milky Way star

    Agence-France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on August 21, 2019

    A second planet has been discovered circling Beta Pictoris, a fledgling star in our own galaxy offering astronomers a rare glimpse of a planetary system...

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    European Union rebuffs Johnson’s opening Brexit bid

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on August 21, 2019

    Prime minister Boris Johnson’s demand that the European Union reopen the Brexit divorce deal was rebuffed on Tuesday by the bloc, which said Britain had...

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    Turkish police use water cannon, batons on Kurdish protesters

    Reuters . Diyarbakir | Updated at 12:00am on August 21, 2019

    Riot police fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse protesters demonstrating in southeast Turkey on Tuesday against the ousting of three Kurdish mayors five...

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    Heatwaves longer, more deadly even in a 2C world

    Agence-France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on August 21, 2019

    Northern hemisphere summers will deliver dangerously longer heatwaves, droughts and bouts of rain even if humanity manages to cap global warming at two degrees Celsius,...

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    Trump’s idea of selling Greenland to US is absurd: Danish PM

    Reuters . Copenhagen | Updated at 12:24am on August 20, 2019

    Greenland is not for sale and the idea of selling it to the United States is absurd, Denmark’s prime minister said on Sunday after an...

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    Recall UK parliament to tackle Brexit crisis

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2019

    Britain’s parliament needs to be recalled immediately to discuss Brexit, the opposition Labour Party’s finance spokesman John McDonnell said on Monday, after leaked official documents...

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    EU says ready for no-deal Brexit

    Reuters . Brussels | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2019

    The European Commission said on Monday that the EU was ready for a no-deal Brexit and that Britain would suffer most under such a scenario....

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    Macron presses Putin for Ukraine progress

    Agence France-Presse . Bormes-les-Mimosas | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2019

    French president Emmanuel Macron on Monday hosts Vladimir Putin for a rare bilateral visit by the Russian strongman to a major EU power, seeking to...

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    Turkish authorities seize 330 migrants

    Reuters . Istanbul | Updated at 12:00am on August 19, 2019

    Turkish authorities have seized a total of 330 migrants attempting to cross to the Greek island of Lesbos, officials said on Sunday. The coastguard in...

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    Evacuations as Gran Canaria hit by new blaze

    Agence-France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:00am on August 19, 2019

    Authorities on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria were set to evacuate more residents on Saturday as a forest fire broke out just days after...

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