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    Valerie Harper dead at 80

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 03:27pm on August 31, 2019

    Valerie Harper, one of US television’s biggest stars in the 1970s for ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ and its spin-off ‘Rhoda,’ died Friday after a...

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    US has nothing to do with Iranian rocket failure: Trump

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:10pm on August 31, 2019

    President Donald Trump on Friday released a photograph of an apparently failed Iranian rocket launch and said that the United States had nothing to do...

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    Hurricane Dorian barrels towards Bahamas, Florida

    Agence France-Presse . Miami | Updated at 02:55pm on August 31, 2019

    Hurricane Dorian strengthened into an ‘extremely dangerous’ storm on Friday as it bore down on the Bahamas and the east coast of the United States...

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    HK protesters expected to take to streets defying ban

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 01:26pm on August 31, 2019

    Pro-democracy protesters were expected to take to the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday in defiance of a police ban on a major rally, a...

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    Bangladesh's export earnings from US, EU shine in July

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on August 30, 2019

    Country’s export earnings from US grew by 9.84 per cent in July this year due to increased number of shipment of readymade garment products as...

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    PM Johnson sparks fury among opponents suspending parliament

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 03:52pm on August 29, 2019

    British prime minister Boris Johnson sparked fury among pro-Europeans and MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit by forcing the suspension of parliament weeks before Britain’s...

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    Iranian FM says US has to observe nuclear deal if it wants talks

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 03:36pm on August 29, 2019

    The United States must observe a landmark nuclear deal and halt ‘economic terrorism’ against Iran if it wants to hold talks, the Islamic republic’s foreign...

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    Hotel chain Marriott ditching small plastic toiletry bottles

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 02:46pm on August 29, 2019

    Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel chain, said Wednesday it was ditching single-use toiletry bottles as part of plans to reduce plastic pollution...

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    New Pentagon chief Esper wants to keep president happy

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:54pm on August 29, 2019

    New United States defence secretary Mark Esper picked his way through a political minefield in his first public meeting with the media Wednesday, skirting anything...

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    Hurricane Dorian moves away from Puerto Rico

    Agence France-Presse . Fajardo | Updated at 01:39pm on August 29, 2019

    A strengthening Hurricane Dorian appeared to have largely spared Puerto Rico Wednesday, barrelling past the United States territory that is still recovering from a powerful...