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    UN: Plastic waste pact approved with US among few holdouts

    AP/UNB. Geneva | Updated at 01:06pm on May 11, 2019

    Almost every country in the world has agreed on a legally binding framework for reducing polluting plastic waste, with the United States a notable exception,...

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    Gunman opens fire outside mosque in London

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:20am on May 11, 2019

    A London mosque was on lockdown and armed police were deployed after a gunshot rang out during Ramadan prayers on Thursday night, reports the Mail...

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    Dozens drown in Libya migrant boat capsize

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 11:45pm on May 10, 2019

    Dozens of migrants trying to reach Europe drowned in the Mediterranean on Friday and 100 more were sent back to Libya, the United Nations said,...

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    BBC presenter sacked for 'racist' royal baby tweet

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 04:06pm on May 10, 2019

    Veteran British broadcaster Danny Baker was on Thursday fired by the BBC after tweeting a picture of well-dressed couple holding hands with...

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    Worldwide, obesity rising faster in rural areas

    Agence-France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on May 10, 2019

    Obesity worldwide is increasing more quickly in rural areas than in cities, a study reported Wednesday, challenging a long-held assumption that the global epidemic of...

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    May rejects calls for resignation timetable

    Agence-France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on May 10, 2019

    British prime minister Theresa May on Wednesday resisted demands from within her party to give a clear timetable for stepping down, with her spokesman insisting...

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    Thousands search for remains of Soviet war dead in Russia

    Agence France-Presse . Sinyavino, Russia | Updated at 12:00am on May 10, 2019

    A skull and bones laid out carefully on a piece of oilcloth are all that remain of a Red Army soldier who died fighting the...

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    Swiss study aims to find out if carbon dioxide can be locked in rock

    Reuters . Switzerland | Updated at 12:00am on May 09, 2019

    Swiss scientists are injecting carbon dioxide into rock deep inside a mountain to discover if the gas leaks out or if it can be locked...

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    World gets first glimpse of Meghan’s royal baby

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on May 09, 2019

    Britain’s prince Harry and wife Meghan gave the world the first glimpse of their ‘dream’ newborn boy on Wednesday — but kept people guessing on...

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    Save nature to save ourselves: UN report

    Agence-France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on May 08, 2019

    Humanity is rapidly destroying the natural world upon which our prosperity — and ultimately our survival — depends, according to a landmark UN assessment of...

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