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26/05/2017

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Exclusive: Kim's rocket stars - The trio behind North Korea's missile program


After successful missile launches, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un often exchanges smiles and hugs with the same three men and shares a celebratory smoke with them.


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Manila deploys commandoes, helicopters to retake city from Islamists


The Philippines mobilized attack helicopters and special forces to drive Islamic State-linked rebels out of a besieged southern city on Thursday, with six soldiers killed in street combat amid heavy resistance.


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Trump faces G7 squeeze on climate change, trade at Sicily summit


U.S. President Donald Trump will face pressure at his first summit of major industrialized nations on Friday from allies eager to promote free trade and safeguard international accords on climate change.


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25/05/2017

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UK police hunt Manchester bomber's network, angered by U.S. leaks


Police scrambled to close down a network around the Manchester suicide bomber with arrests in Britain and Tripoli on Wednesday, as details about the investigation were leaked to U.S. media, infuriating authorities who fear a second attack is imminent.


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U.S. warship sails within 12 miles of China-claimed reef


A U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, the first such challenge to Beijing under U.S. President Donald Trump.


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Ex-Haiti president's autopsy shows leader died of heart disease


The eagerly anticipated results of an autopsy of former Haitian President Rene Preval showed the leader died last month after a heart irregularity cut off his ability to breathe, officials said on Wednesday.


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24/05/2017

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British police name suicide bomber, threat level raised to critical


British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acted alone or with help from others.


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Exclusive: U.S. starts 'extreme vetting' at Australia's offshore detention centers


U.S. Homeland Security officials have begun "extreme vetting" interviews at Australia's offshore detention centers, two sources at the camps told Reuters on Tuesday, as Washington honors a refugee swap that U.S. President Donald Trump had called "a dumb deal".


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Venezuela's Maduro vows to push ahead with new congress despite unrest


Venezuela's unpopular President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday vowed to push ahead with a new congress to rewrite the constitution, despite dissent within his own ranks and major protests in the OPEC nation convulsed by nearly two months of unrest.


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23/05/2017

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At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena


A blast on Monday night at a concert in the English city of Manchester where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing left at least 19 people dead and about 50 injured in what British police said was being treated as a terrorist incident.


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