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The United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has confirmed that genocide occurred in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, but has yet to rule on whether Bosnian Serb military chief General Ratko Mladic was responsible.

Lebanese PM puts resignation on hold following request from the president to reconsider

Lebanon’s prime minister Saad Hariri has said he is putting his resignation on hold following a request from the president to reconsider.

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Zimbabwe set to swear in new president following Mugabe resignation

Zimbabwe’s recently fired vice president is set to return to be sworn in as the country’s new leader after Robert Mugabe announced his resignation in ...

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'Modest' exercise for elderly 'beneficial to heart health', study finds

Even modest levels of exercise can help stave off heart attacks and strokes among the elderly, new research suggests.

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Plane with 11 aboard crashes into ocean on way to US aircraft carrier

A plane carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed into the Pacific Ocean on the way to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, the Navy said.

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Police hunt voyeur who put hidden camera in Starbucks toilet

A voyeur who installed a hidden camera in a Starbucks toilet apparently captured himself on film in the process.

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Study reveals how different types of drinks lead to different emotions

Drinking red wine may elicit conflicting responses of feeling both sexy and tired, a new study suggests.

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CCTV shows North Korean soldier shot five times as he defects into South Korea

A North Korean soldier has been seen racing for the border in a vehicle and then on foot before his former comrades shoot him at least five times as he limps into ...

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Lebanese PM returns home after shock resignation

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has returned to Beirut more than two weeks after announcing that he had resigned from his post while in Saudi Arabia.

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President Trump backs Senate candidate Roy Moore despite allegations

President Donald Trump has glossed over accusations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, telling voters not to support his "liberal" ...

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The rise and fall of the world's oldest head of state, Robert Mugabe

Africa has been riveted by the drama that led to long-time Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe's resignation after 37 years in power.

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US prepares new sanctions against North Korea

The Trump administration is preparing new sanctions on North Korea, a day after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism in a move to put additional pressure on ...

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Air traffic problem at Schiphol causes delays

Dozens of flights to and from Amsterdam's busy Schiphol Airport have been delayed or cancelled because of a technical problem with air traffic control systems.

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Trump pardons thanksgiving turkeys Drumstick and Wishbone

President Donald Trump is using his pardon power to keep a pair of turkeys from the Thanksgiving oven.

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Three arrested in connection with Charlie Hebdo and store attacks in Paris

French counter-terrorism police have arrested three people in an investigation into the January 2015 attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine and a kosher store in Paris.

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Jailed Catalan ex-ministers file new appeals for release

The eight jailed members of the ousted Catalan government have filed fresh appeals for release before the National Court.

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Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Parliament speaker says Robert Mugabe has resigned as the country's president.

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European court opens hearing on recognising same-sex marriages

The European Court of Justice has opened a hearing on the recognition of same-sex marriages in European Union countries where they are not legal.

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Graduate with 2:2 degree takes Oxford university to court

An Oxford graduate's failure to get a top degree cost him the chance of a lucrative legal career, the High Court has heard.

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‘Oumuamua: All you need to know about the mysterious alien asteroid that has scientists very excited

The strange visitor may have been flying through space for millions of years before entering our solar system.

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Libya's parliament votes in favour of new UN road map

The Libyan parliament has voted in favour of a new United Nations action plan, which is aimed at giving new life to stalled political talks and healing the country's ...

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Air China suspends flights to North Korea

State-owned airline Air China has suspended flights between Beijing and North Korea due to a lack of demand, deepening the North's isolation amid mounting UN sanctions ...

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US news host Charlie Rose 'deeply embarrassed' by sexual misconduct allegations

US news host Charlie Rose is the latest public figure to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations.

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UK pilot charged with murder after wife found at their home

A pilot has appeared in a British court charged with murdering his wife.

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Putin hints at ending Russian operations in Syria

Russia is close to ending its military operation in Syria that tipped the scales in the devastating war in favour of government forces, President Vladimir Putin ...

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Suicide bombing kills 50 at Nigerian mosque

The death toll has risen to 50 after a suicide bombing at a mosque in northern Nigeria during morning prayers, police have said.

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Germany's president to meet party leaders amid coalition talks deadlock

Germany's president is to meet with party leaders after talks to form a new government between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc the left-leaning Greens ...

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Russia confirms spike in radioactivity over Ural Mountains

Russian authorities have confirmed reports of a spike in radioactivity in the air over the Ural Mountains.

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Amnesty International accuses Burma of 'dehumanising apartheid' against Rohingya

Burma has subjected Rohingya Muslims to long-term discrimination and persecution that amounts to "dehumanising apartheid", Amnesty International has said in a report. ...

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tells John Bishop 'I should never have been called Jeremy'

Jeremy Corbyn's name has become a slogan in its own right, chanted by crowds at Glastonbury and emblazoned on T-shirts.

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Latest: Zimbabwe parties begin process to impeach Robert Mugabe

LATEST: Zimbabwe's ruling party has presented a motion to impeach President Robert Mugabe, seconded by opposition party MDC.

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Vladimir Putin signals end to Russian action in Syria in talks with Bashar Assad

Vladimir Putin has met with Syrian president Bashar Assad in Sochi.

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Sounds did not come from missing submarine, says Argentine navy

Sounds detected by probes deep in the South Atlantic did not come from an Argentine submarine that has been lost for five days, the country's navy said, dashing ...

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WWF’s Christmas advert has a devastating message about elephants

The 60-second film focuses on the crippling effect illegal wildlife trade has on animals.

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Use Facebook a lot? Scientists say this is what it might mean…

Scientists call it The Social Online Self-Regulation Theory.

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Crocodile caught on Florida beach

Authorities in the US have captured a six-foot crocodile that came ashore on a Florida beach.

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Senior Syrian opposition leader quits ahead of new round of peace talks

A senior Syrian opposition leader has quit his post, a week before a new round of UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva.

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'Noise' detected in hunt for missing Argentina submarine

Argentina's navy has said it is analysing a noise that might have come from a missing submarine with 44 crew members on board.

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Dozens injured in explosion at New York cosmetics factory

Two explosions and a fire at a cosmetics factory north of New York City have left more than 30 people injured, including seven firefighters, authorities said.

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New scientific theory about life on Earth involves alien bugs hitching a ride on space dust

Previously, scientists have considered the possibility of asteroids and comets bringing life to our planet.

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International Criminal Court 'war crimes' probe requested with US military targets

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has asked judges to authorise an investigation in Afghanistan of allegations of war crimes by the US military ...

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AI doctors are a step closer to reality after robot passes medical exam

The future is here with Xiao Yi.

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Lost interstellar asteroid enters our solar system

A lost interstellar asteroid has entered our solar system after wandering between the stars for hundreds of millions of years, scientists believe.

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A look inside one of the UK's largest 'vigilante' groups, Predator Exposure

The founder of UK 'vigilante' group Predator Exposure has revealed how what began as just one man has become one of the largest such groups in the UK.

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Donald Trump declares North Korea a terror sponsor

President Donald Trump has announced the US is putting North Korea's "murderous regime" on America's terrorism blacklist.

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Fourteen killed as bus plunges into ravine in Columbia

Fourteen people were killed and at least 38 injured in Colombia’s northern state of Antioquia after a bus slid off a road and fell into a ravine.

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Victims remembered following death of hippie cult killer Charles Manson

Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after masterminding the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon ...

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Detention for Egyptian pop diva who shocked viewers with fruity video clip

Prosecutors have ordered an Egyptian female pop singer detained for a week on accusations of promoting debauchery in a racy video clip.

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Aide to Turkey’s president calls for rethink on membership of NATO

An adviser to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said it is time for Turkey to review its membership in the Nato military alliance, according to Turkish media reports. ...

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Presenter attacks Fox News’ ’inexcusable marginalisation of black men and women’

An American television presenter has claimed there is an "indefensible and inexcusable" marginalisation of black men and women at Fox News, amid a multibillion takeover ...

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Latest: Impeachment moves under way as Robert Mugabe summons cabinet members

Zimbabwe's ruling party has ordered impeachment proceedings to begin against President Robert Mugabe and expressed confidence he could be voted out within two days. ...

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Latest: Angela Merkel backing new election in Germany if impasse continues

German chancellor Angela Merkel has said she is "very sceptical" about the idea of running a minority government and a new election would be a better option if it ...

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