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Emma Watson praises gender-neutral MTV Award after winning Best Actor

Emma Watson praises gender-neutral MTV Award after winning Best Actor

The award was presented by Asia Kate Dillon, an actor who portrays a gender non-binary character on the TV show Billions . A non-binary person is someone who does not identify as being of either g...

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Public asked to stay away from area affected by forest fire

Public asked to stay away from area affected by forest fire

Superintendent Emma Bond said that since Monday 1st May there have been nearly 250 fires across the country, with the majority, they believe, having been set deliberately. There are calls on the Gover...

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After Macron win, France's main parties fret over parliament elections

Macron's year-old Republic on the Move party does not have any seats in the current parliament but it hopes in June to secure a majority that will allow him to push through economic reforms for revivi...

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Crews working to box in wildfire near Georgia-Florida line

Crews working to box in wildfire near Georgia-Florida line

ST. GEORGE, Ga. (AP) - Jessica Boldin and her family evacuated 15 horses, six dogs and other animals from their ranch in rural Georgia as a vast wildfire emerging from the Okefenokee Swamp blackened t...

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Germany to clamp down on North Korea's Berlin operations

Germany to clamp down on North Korea's Berlin operations

North Korea has conducted several nuclear tests and launched missiles, provoking fears that it could one day hit Japan or the U.S. with a long-range nuclear strike. The link with North Korea may not b...

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Cameron: May needs to 'win well' to counter demands for 'extreme Brexit'

Cameron: May needs to 'win well' to counter demands for 'extreme Brexit'

The draft manifesto, which runs to 43 pages, also contains promises of £6bn-a-year extra for the NHS and £1.6bn-a-year for social care. The U.K.'s opposition Labour Party sought to make the best of ...

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Japan destroyer leaves port reportedly to escort US warships

Japan destroyer leaves port reportedly to escort US warships

Military options for dealing with the North were still "on the table", Tillerson warned in his first address to the United Nations body. America's Central Intelligence Agency director is making an u...

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UK's Labour Party stung by early leak of election platform

UK's Labour Party stung by early leak of election platform

But Mr Watson has categorically denied leaking the manifesto - and his allies say it would have been mad to do so. The manifesto also says Mr Corbyn will scrap tuition fees, rule out a "no deal" Bre...

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UK oppositions election manifesto leaked

UK oppositions election manifesto leaked

The draft election manifesto says that if elected Labour will re-nationalise Britain's railways and post office, abolish university tuition fees, ban "zero hours" employment contracts, build more soci...

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Syria blames Israel for explosions near Damascus airport

Syria blames Israel for explosions near Damascus airport

Iran, Russia and Hezbollah support Assad's regime. In line with its usual practice, Israel's military declined to comment on the blast. The Trump administration ordered the cruise missile attack on ...

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Russian Federation still involved in U.S. politics

After a long investigation, Comey stated in July 2016 that he would not recommend charges against Clinton. But that second Comey hearing was also delayed amid squabbling between Nunes and Rep. Abedin ...

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US Announces Sanctions On 271 Syrians Over April 4 Chemical Attack

These are just the latest actions taken by the Trump administration after the deadly attack believed to be carried out by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime. OFAC stated that these sanctions ar...

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Bernie Sanders Laughs at Trump's Comment to Australian PM

House Republicans didn't even wait for the CBO to score its final version of a bill they passed that would remake one sixth of the economy and effect nearly every American. "We talked about the relat...

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Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases

Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases

Dozens of girls have managed to escape after Boko Haram kidnapped them from Chibok, Nigeria in 2014, but there were still more than 200 who were missing for more than two years. He also commended Se...

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Officials from Arctic nations meet amid drilling concerns

Or at least that's the hope leading into the ministerial meeting, although Finland has anxious that the USA and Russian Federation could undermine the ability of the consensus-based Arctic Council's e...

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Russia: No US Coalition Jets Allowed in Syrian De-escalation Zones

The Britain-based war monitoring group said the warring sides exchanged shelling and were fighting in a rebel-held village and nearby areas of the Hama countryside. "The case is that in the de-escalat...

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Marine Le Pen dances the night away after election loss

Supporters of French independent centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron gather outside his campaign headquarters in Paris, France, Sunday, May 7 , 2017. The far-right, anti-euro Marine Le Pe...

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Trump congratulates Moon on election win, planning summit at White House soon

Trump congratulates Moon on election win, planning summit at White House soon

Thaad was deployed to South Korea by the U.S. in response to North Korea's increased missile and nuclear tests but the defence system has drawn sharp opposition from China and Russian Federation as th...

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China's Xi discusses nuclear issue with new South Korean president

South Korea's relations with Japan are strained by the Japanese military's sexual exploitation of South Korean women during World War II, and relations with China have been irritated over the THAAD an...

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Senate Democrats Slam Comey Firing, Demand Special Prosecutor

Schiff and other Democrats said it is imperative that the Justice Department appoint a special prosecutor . "If Hillary Clinton had won the election, which thank god she didn't, but if she had - an...

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Senate intel panel subpoenas Michael Flynn documents

Richard Burr, the Republican chairman, and Mark Warner, the Democratic vice chairman, issued a joint statement saying the panel made a decision to issue the subpoena after Mr Flynn, through his lawy...

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India could miss out on benefits if it skips OBOR summit

India could miss out on benefits if it skips OBOR summit

Despite an under-developed internet communication technology (ICT) infrastructure, less-developed nations could leapfrog from an outdated technology in the past, without the drag of an outdated infras...

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Modi speaks to new South Korean President

It remains to be seen whether Seoul's new government might reverse the deployment following a re-think promised by Moon's Democratic Party. He also begins his term facing multiple domestic challen...

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Aisha Buhari meets 82 Chibok school girls [Photos added]

Aisha Buhari meets 82 Chibok school girls [Photos added]

Responding on behalf of her colleagues, Rhoda Chibok, thanked the federal government for ensuring their safe return and appealed for the rescue of all Nigerians held in captivity by the insurgents. ...

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Decision on increasing North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops in Afghanistan to be taken soon: Stoltenberg

Decision on increasing North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops in Afghanistan to be taken soon: Stoltenberg

Stoltenberg said he believes "the best thing you can do to fight against terrorism is to train local forces, enabling them to stabilize their own country and to fight terrorism themselves". "There is ...

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Abbas talks with Trump about peace with Israel

Mr Trump's optimistic comments, made at his first face-to-face talks with the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in the White House , are likely to raise eyebrows in diplomatic circles given the intr...

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Dems are 'phony hypocrites' for anger over Comey firing

This week's Comey development instantly tested Republican unity and has mobilized Democrats, already incensed by the tactics Republicans used to win the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Cou...

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UK gilts slip after BoE maintains benchmark interest rate at 025 pct

It might not take much positive economic data to persuade further MPC members to join Kristin Forbes and vote to hike rates, though it should be noted that she is due to leave the MPC at the end of Ju...

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Prince Philip, 95, To Retire From All Royal Duties

Prince Philip, 95, To Retire From All Royal Duties

Prince Philip has joked about his advanced years at a palace reception hours after officials announced his retirement from public duties from later this year. The 95-year-old has the full support of ...

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Louisiana Considers Prosecuting Officers Who Killed Alton Sterling

Louisiana Considers Prosecuting Officers Who Killed Alton Sterling

Sterling, 37, was shot to death after police were called to a convenience store for a disturbance and a man who had reportedly made a threat with a gun. "We conferred with two use-of-force experts, na...

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French ex-premier pledges allegiance to Macron's movement

Macron has promised that half of those candidates will be new to elected politics, as he was before his victory Sunday. There is scepticism about Macron's ability to win a majority with candidates f...

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Willing to visit North under right conditions: South Korea's Moon at swearing

Moon Jae-in on his election as the new President of the Republic of Korea (ROK)", Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said. It will be headed by a veteran operations officer to harness and direct th...

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Mourinho: Celta game the most important in Man Utd's history

Mourinho: Celta game the most important in Man Utd's history

In terms of personnel, it's hard to see too many alterations to the team from the first leg. "I haven't thrown my toys out of the pram. That's what I've done and when called upon I'll try my best to...

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Turkey PM criticises Trump's decision to arm PKK to fight Daesh

During a visit to Montenegro on Wednesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said there was no difference between the Syrian Kurdish fighters and the outlawed Kurdish rebels fighting Turk...

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Azerbaijan's Dihaj in grand final of Eurovision 2017

Azerbaijan's Dihaj in grand final of Eurovision 2017

Paul Weller has declared his interest in representing the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest, saying that he would "definitely" do it if he could perform one of his own songs. Sit back, rel...

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