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  • NZ to hold national remembrance for Christchurch next Friday

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    NZ to hold national remembrance for Christchurch next Friday

    CHRISTCHURCH, March 24 — New Zealand will hold a national remembrance service on March 29 for the victims of the Christchurch mosque massacre and their families, the prime...

  • Earthquake of 5.8 magnitude strikes Sulawesi

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    Earthquake of 5.8 magnitude strikes Sulawesi

    JAKARTA, March 24 — A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi today, the US Geological Survey said. The quake struck 125km southeast of the city of...

  • Britain’s May reportedly on the brink amid Brexit crisis

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    Britain’s May reportedly on the brink amid Brexit crisis

  • Thai voters go to polls as coup-leader, ‘democratic front’ face off

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    Thai voters go to polls as coup-leader, ‘democratic front’ face off

  • Traffic-choked Jakarta to inaugurate mass rapid transit system

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    Traffic-choked Jakarta to inaugurate mass rapid transit system

  • More than NZ$10.8m donated to help families in mosque shooting

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    More than NZ$10.8m donated to help families in mosque shooting

  • Twin cyclones batter Australia

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    Twin cyclones batter Australia

  • More than 100 killed in Mali massacre as UN visits

    7 hours ago

    More than 100 killed in Mali massacre as UN visits

  • US airlines visit Boeing as FAA awaits 737 MAX upgrades

    7 hours ago

    US airlines visit Boeing as FAA awaits 737 MAX upgrades

  • Thai king urges support for ‘good people’ to prevent ‘chaos’ hours before polls open

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    Thai king urges support for ‘good people’ to prevent ‘chaos’ hours before polls open

  • Norway rescuers airlift passengers off cruise ship in storm

    8 hours ago

    Norway rescuers airlift passengers off cruise ship in storm

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  • French police out in force

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    French police out in force

  • Brits demand new referendum

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    Brits demand new referendum

  • Theresa May hails IS defeat

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    Theresa May hails IS defeat

  • Terror suspect confesses to deadly Netherlands attack

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    Terror suspect confesses to deadly Netherlands attack

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  • WikiLeaks probe: Supporters say Manning in ‘solitary confinement’

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    WikiLeaks probe: Supporters say Manning in ‘solitary confinement’

    WASHINGTON, March 24 — Chelsea Manning, the anti-secrecy campaigner who was jailed for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks, has been held in solitary...

  • Man charged with attempted murder over Canada priest attack

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    Man charged with attempted murder over Canada priest attack

    MONTREAL, March 24 — A man who allegedly stabbed a priest in front of his congregation live on television during mass at Canada’s biggest church was charged yesterday with...

  • Disneyland Paris ‘attack’ false alarm sparks stampede

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    Disneyland Paris ‘attack’ false alarm sparks stampede

    PARIS, March 24 — Crowds of holidaymakers stampeded for safety in Disneyland Paris yesterday when they mistook the din from a broken lift or escalator for the sound of weapons,...

  • Cruise ship adrift off Norway to evacuate 1,300 passengers

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    Cruise ship adrift off Norway to evacuate 1,300 passengers

    OSLO, March 23 — A cruise ship has suffered engine failure in windy conditions off the west coast of Norway and its 1,300 passengers will be evacuated, Norwegian police said...

  • Trump-Russia report main findings awaited, US lawmakers seek quick public release

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    Trump-Russia report main findings awaited, US lawmakers seek quick public release

    WASHINGTON, March 23 — The top US law enforcement official could release as early as today the main findings in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s confidential report on his...

  • British PM says IS territorial defeat ‘IS milestone’

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    British PM says IS territorial defeat ‘IS milestone’

    LONDON, March 23 — Prime Minister Theresa May said today the fall of the last bastion held by Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria marked “a historic milestone”, paying...

  • Macron says IS defeat removes ‘significant threat’ to France

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    Macron says IS defeat removes ‘significant threat’ to France

    PARIS, March 23 — French President Emmanuel Macron said today that the fall of the so-called “caliphate” run by Islamic State jihadists in Syria has removed a source of...

  • Mozambique cyclone claims more victims as death toll exceeds 400

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    Mozambique cyclone claims more victims as death toll exceeds 400

    BEIRA, March 23 — The number of people killed in Mozambique after a cyclone tore through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods has risen to more than 400, a...

  • As Brexit crisis deepens, tens of thousands gather in London to demand new referendum

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    As Brexit crisis deepens, tens of thousands gather in London to demand new referendum

    LONDON, March 23 — Tens of thousands of people opposed to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union gathered to march through central London today to demand a new...

  • Pope accepts resignation of Chilean cardinal accused of abuse cover-up

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    Pope accepts resignation of Chilean cardinal accused of abuse cover-up

    VATICAN CITY, March 23 — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, the archbishop of Santiago and the highest ranking member of the Catholic Church...

  • Mayday? Pressure builds on UK PM Theresa May to announce plans to quit

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    Mayday? Pressure builds on UK PM Theresa May to announce plans to quit

    LONDON, March 23 — Prime Minister Theresa May was under pressure today to set out plans for her departure, leading British newspapers reported, as her Brexit strategy lay in...

  • Election observers say face limitations in Thai poll

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    Election observers say face limitations in Thai poll

    BANGKOK, March 23 — An international observer group said it would face limitations in judging to what extent Thailand’s general election tomorrow is free and fair, partly...

  • French police out in force to prevent ‘yellow vest’ violence

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    French police out in force to prevent ‘yellow vest’ violence

    PARIS, March 23 — Thousands of police fanned out across central Paris and other French cities today ahead of planned “yellow vest” protests, with the government vowing to...

  • Fight the power: Thai rap stars savage junta ‘bootlickers’ before vote

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    Fight the power: Thai rap stars savage junta ‘bootlickers’ before vote

    BANGKOK, March 23 — A golden statue of Thai premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha with the word “cheat” behind him looms over five rappers as they rip into junta “bootlickers”, in a...

  • Syria force takes IS bastion, ‘caliphate’ wiped out

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    Syria force takes IS bastion, ‘caliphate’ wiped out

    BAGHOUZ, March 23 — Kurdish-led forces pronounced the death of the Islamic State group’s nearly five-year-old “caliphate” today after flushing out diehard jihadists from...

  • US ally declares Islamic State defeated, 'caliphate' eliminated

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    US ally declares Islamic State defeated, 'caliphate' eliminated

    BAGHOUZ, March 23 — Islamic State has been defeated at its final shred of territory of Baghouz in Syria, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said today, announcing the...

  • Israeli PM Netanyahu says he will sue political rivals for libel

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    Israeli PM Netanyahu says he will sue political rivals for libel

    JERUSALEM, March 23 — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday he would sue two of his main political rivals for libel, claiming that they labelled him a traitor...

  • Suspicion and strife strain Ethiopian plane crash probe

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    Suspicion and strife strain Ethiopian plane crash probe

    ADDIS ABABA, March 23 — At the headquarters of the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority, a paper sign balanced above room 107 and a threadbare square of carpet welcome a stream of...

  • Twin cyclones batter Australia

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    Twin cyclones batter Australia

    SYDNEY, March 23 — A “very destructive” category 4 cyclone slammed into Australia’s remote northern coast today, while a second, equally powerful storm bore down on...