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‘Perfect storm’ of crises is widening global inequality, says UN chief
Humanity is facing a “perfect storm” of crises that is widening inequality between the north and south, the UN secretary general has warned. The divide is not only “morally unacceptable” but dangerous, further threatening peace and security in a conflicted world. The global food, energy and...
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Unique terror trial that changed France
It was a trial to match the scale of the crime. More than 400 survivors and relatives of the dead came forward to bear witness to France's worst peace-time attack. Fourteen defendants were questioned in a courtroom specially built for their trial, about the terrorist plot that claimed 130 lives...
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Armenia, Turkey agree to open borders for third-country nationals
Armenia and Turkey have agreed in normalisation talks to open their common border for third-country nationals and to begin direct cargo flights, according to the Turkish foreign ministry and Interfax news agency citing the Armenian foreign ministry. Relations between the two countries have been...
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Papua New Guinea to head to polls amid election violence fears
Election-related deaths plague lead-up to voting day in election closely watched by China and Australia What’s at stake in Papua New Guinea’s polls? Papua New Guinea is heading to the polls on Monday and there are fears the vote could be more violent than the 2017 elections, in which more than 200...
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Inventor of world’s first cellphone: Put down your devices and ‘get a life’
The inventor of the world’s first cellphone says he’s stunned by how much time people now waste on their devices, telling users to “get a life.” Martin Cooper, 92, made the declaration during an interview with “BBC Breakfast” on Thursday, responding to a co-host who claimed she whiled away upwards...
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Feds Detail Frantic Texts Between Driver and Organizer of Doomed Migrant Truck
A 28-year-old Texas man accused of orchestrating the horrific smuggling operation that killed 53 migrants this week frantically texted the driver when the truck went off the radar and later admitted to a confidential informant he had no idea the air conditioning had failed in the sweltering big-rig,...
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Kiribati suspends another top judge
‘MISBEHAVIOR’: A legal analyst said a dispute between judges and the government raises concerns about the independence of the judiciary in the Pacific island nation The Guardian Kiribati is embroiled in a constitutional crisis after the government on Thursday suspended its chief justice, leaving the...
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Iran holding talks with Egypt and Jordan in Baghdad: Iraq FM
TEHRAN — Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein has announced that in addition to hosting the ongoing Tehran-Riyadh talks, Baghdad is also a host to separate bilateral talks between Iran and two other Arab states. ......
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Russia may want to use Brittney Griner to negotiate prisoner exchange with US
Basketball star appeared in Moscow court on Friday after being arrested four months ago on suspicion of cannabis possession The US basketball star Brittney Griner has appeared in a Moscow court in a drug trafficking case that Russia may want to use to negotiate another prisoner exchange in its...
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Greek PM must 'pull himself together': Erdogan
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said it was impossible to meet Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis until the Greek leader "pulls himself together", broadcaster NTV said on Friday, amid renewed tensions between the NATO members and neighbours. Historic rivals, Turkey and Greece have been at...
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