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    One in seven babies born with low birthweight: study

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:31am on May 17, 2019

    More than 20 million newborns in 2015 — one in seven — came into the world weighing too little, according to a global assessment of...

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    Austrian MPs approve headscarf ban in primary schools

    AFP, Vienna | Updated at 12:00am on May 17, 2019

    Austrian MPs on Wednesday approved a law aimed at banning the headscarf in primary schools, a measure proposed by the ruling right-wing government. So as...

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    Facebook to curb livestreaming

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on May 16, 2019

    Facebook announced Wednesday it would tighten access to its livestreaming feature as New Zealand’s premier Jacinda Ardern and French leader Emmanuel Macron prepared to launch...

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    May eyes final Brexit battle in June

    Agence-France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on May 16, 2019

    British prime minister Theresa May has set the stage for a fourth showdown with parliament over her EU withdrawal deal next month, which could also...

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    May under pressure to ditch Brexit talks with Labour

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on May 15, 2019

    British prime minister Theresa May was under pressure from her own party on Tuesday to abandon a bid to find a Brexit compromise with the...

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    Greenpeace activists climb Sydney Harbour Bridge in climate protest

    Reuters . Sydney | Updated at 12:00am on May 15, 2019

    Police arrested 13 people on Tuesday after they scaled the Sydney Harbour Bridge to demand Australian prime minister Scott Morrison take emergency action to address...

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    US, Russia test tense ties as Pompeo visits Putin

    Agence France-Presse . Sochi | Updated at 02:32pm on May 14, 2019

    Russian president Vladimir Putin on Tuesday meets US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in the highest-level talks between the rival powers in nearly...

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    Sweden reopens rape probe against Assange

    Agence-France-Presse . Stockholm | Updated at 12:00am on May 14, 2019

    Swedish prosecutors said Monday they were reopening a 2010 rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, hoping to bring him to justice before the statute...

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    May’s party slumps to fifth place as pressure mounts for her to go

    Reuters . London | Updated at 01:14pm on May 13, 2019

    British prime minister Theresa May’s Conservatives have fallen to fifth place in an opinion poll ahead of the May 23 European parliamentary election as pressure...

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    Doctor plans to withdraw life support in French right-to-die case

    Agence-France-Presse . France | Updated at 12:00am on May 13, 2019

    The doctor of a Frenchman whose family has kept him alive in a vegetative state for a decade has informed them that he plans to...

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