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    Asylum claims in Canada tripled over two years: data

    Agence France-Presse . Montreal | Updated at 02:51pm on May 18, 2019

    The number of people seeking asylum in Canada more than tripled over a two-year period and reached a monthly peak in August 2017 when thousands...

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    Missouri to restrict abortion

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 02:48pm on May 18, 2019

    The Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday banning abortions once a fatal heartbeat is detected, making it the latest US state to...

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    Trump pitches US immigration overhaul

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:58am on May 18, 2019

    President Donald Trump on Thursday proposed overhauling the US immigration system to favour young, educated, English-speaking applicants instead of people with family ties to Americans,...

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    Trump wants young, educated immigrants over family ties

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 02:29pm on May 17, 2019

    United States president Donald Trump on Thursday proposed overhauling the US immigration system to favour young, educated, English-speaking applicants instead of...

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    Modern humans split from Neanderthals far earlier than thought: study

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on May 17, 2019

    Scientists seeking to unlock the mysteries of human evolution have in recent years relied on increasingly sophisticated DNA techniques that provide ‘molecular clocks’ to date...

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    Dispute erupts over New York fur ban proposal

    Agence France-Presse .  New York | Updated at 02:32pm on May 16, 2019

    A proposal to ban the sale of fur in New York has pitted animal rights advocates against an unexpected alliance of local industry figures and...

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    Facebook tightens live-streaming in crackdown on violence

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 03:56pm on May 15, 2019

    Facebook announced on Wednesday that it was tightening access to live-streaming to prevent the rampant sharing of graphic video as took place with the Christchurch...

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    Aid to edn falls slightly, shifts away from pry edn: UNESCO

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:46am on May 15, 2019

    The levels of aid to education continue to stagnate, growing by only 1 per cent a year on average since 2009, the figures, released by...

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    Moon is shrinking: study

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:39am on May 15, 2019

    The Moon is steadily shrinking, causing wrinkling on its surface and quakes, according to an analysis of imagery captured by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter published...

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    Five dead, one missing in floatplanes collision in Alaska

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:43pm on May 14, 2019

    Five people died and one person was missing Monday after two floatplanes collided mid-air in Alaska while carrying passengers from...

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