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Thousands of migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast by Italian naval ships and vessels from non-government groups today.

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Turkish army pushes deeper into Syria

Turkey’s army and its allies thrust deeper into Syria yesterday, seizing territory controlled by Kurdish-aligned forces on the fifth day of a cross-border campaign that a monitoring group said had killed at least 35 villagers.

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Rescuers find more bodies after Italian earthquake

Rescuers believe they have found more bodies buried deep in the rubble of the ruined town of Amatrice, five days after a devastating earthquake struck central Italy, killing at least 290 people.

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Suspect admits killing two nuns in Mississippi but fails to reveal motive

A man arrested over the murder of two nuns at their Mississippi home has confessed to the killings, a sheriff said.

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Donald Trump vows to track illegal immigrants on visas

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has offered fresh details of how he would tackle illegal immigration, saying he would crack down on those who overstay their visas as he sought to quiet criticism from conservatives.

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Theresa May to call Cabinet ministers for Brexit discussion

Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May, will gather her cabinet ministers on Wednesday to discuss her plans for Brexit.

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Jeremy Corbyn wants Richard Branson to be stripped of knighthood

The feud between Jeremy Corbyn and Richard Branson has deepened as the Labour leader’s most senior ally called for the Virgin tycoon to be stripped of his knighthood.

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South African finance minister faces corruption charges

South Africa finance minister Pravin Gordhan may be charged this week for corruption, the City Press newspaper reported yesterday, citing senior sources in the police, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), and the tax service.

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Spain moving closer to government

Spain’s liberal newcomer party Ciudadanos (Citizens) agreed yesterday to back acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in a confidence vote, but the support is not enough to end an eight-month political stalemate.

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Singapore confirms 41 local cases of zika virus

Singapore confirmed 41 cases of locally-transmitted zika virus, and said more were expected.

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Family ‘proud’ of brave son for trying to save backpacker stabbed to death

The family of a Briton injured in a stabbing in Australia have said they are “immensely proud” of him. He tried to save another backpacker.

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Man attacks priest after bomb fails

A would-be suicide bomber attacked a Catholic priest after his explosives failed to detonate during Sunday Mass at a packed church in western Indonesia, police said.

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Spacecraft skims clouds in close encounter with Jupiter

A spacecraft has skimmed the clouds of Jupiter in a record-breaking close approach to the giant planet.

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QUIRKY WORLD ... Five-year-old foots the bill for police officers’ lunch

USA: A five-year-old boy in New Jersey has picked up the lunch bill for his local police department.

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