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Aid workers widen search for Mozambique cyclone survivors, death toll mounts

14 hours 47 min ago
Rescue workers extended their search in Mozambique on Thursday for survivors of devastating floods following a powerful cyclone that ripped through southern Africa a week ago, killing hundreds and destroying buildings and farmland.
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U.S. envoy blames stalled Yemen peace deal on Houthi 'delays'

15 hours 5 min ago
The U.S. ambassador to Yemen blamed on Thursday the Iran-aligned Houthi movement for the stalling of a U.N.-led peace deal in the main port of Hodeidah and said the group's weapons pose a threat to regional countries.
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China urges U.S. to block Taiwan leader's Hawaii stop-over

15 hours 6 min ago
China urged the United States on Thursday not to allow Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to stop over in Hawaii next week when she makes a tour of the island's diplomatic allies in the Pacific, adding another irritant to Beijing-Washington ties.
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Merkel: Germany will meet pledge to spend 1.5 percent of GDP on defense by 2024

15 hours 32 min ago
Germany will meet the obligation it has made to NATO allies to spend 1.5 percent of economic output on defense by 2024, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.
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U.S.-backed fighters say operation at last Islamic State enclave not over

15 hours 33 min ago
U.S.-backed Syrian fighters said they were still searching territory captured from Islamic State at its final enclave in eastern Syria on Thursday and denied a report the jihadists had been finally defeated.
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May has a 'good shot' of getting Brexit deal approved next week, UK junior minister

15 hours 54 min ago
Prime Minister Theresa May has a good chance of getting her twice-defeated Brexit deal approved by parliament next week, a junior Brexit minister in her government said on Thursday.
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Britain says EU could hold emergency summit to offer conditional Brexit extension

15 hours 55 min ago
The European Union could next week hold an emergency summit to offer a Brexit extension with potentially onerous conditions such as holding another referendum, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday.
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Reliance sends fuel from India, Europe to Venezuela to sidestep U.S. sanctions

16 hours 7 min ago
India's Reliance Industries is selling fuels to Venezuela from India and Europe to sidestep sanctions that bar U.S.-based companies from dealing with state-run PDVSA, according to trading sources and Refinitiv Eikon data.
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Mozambique death toll at 217 after cyclone: government minister

16 hours 16 min ago
The death toll after a powerful cyclone in Mozambique has risen to 217 and around 15,000 people, many of them very ill, still need to be rescued, a government minister said on Thursday.
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China lodges stern representations with U.S. over Taiwan president visit

16 hours 22 min ago
China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that China has lodged stern representations with the United States over Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's visit to Hawaii next week on a tour of diplomatic allies in the Pacific.
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U.S.-backed force denies report of Islamic State's final defeat

16 hours 23 min ago
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) denied a report on Thursday that all of Islamic State's final enclave has been captured after a Kurdish media outlet said the jihadist group had been finally defeated there.
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Numbers game: How Thailand's election system favors pro-army parties

16 hours 27 min ago
Thailand goes to the polls on Sunday under a new system that critics say the military government has devised to prevent the most popular political party, which has won every election since 2001, from returning to power.
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Let the British parliament find a softer Brexit option, lawmaker tells PM May

16 hours 34 min ago
The British parliament should be given the opportunity to find an alternative way to leave the European Union and lawmakers would support a Norway-style post-Brexit relationship, Conservative lawmaker Oliver Letwin said on Thursday.
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Shaken by mosque massacre, New Zealand gun owners prepare to hand over banned weapons

16 hours 44 min ago
Mike Salvesen was working on his farm in the foothills of New Zealand's Southern Alps last Friday when his phone began pinging with news of a tragedy unfolding about 110 km (70 miles) away in Christchurch.
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Australia clears iron ore ports, miners brace as cyclones approach

17 hours 8 min ago
The operator of Australia's key iron ore exporting ports said it was clearing ships from the sites as a severe tropical cyclone heads towards the northwestern coast, while miners were also bracing for a separate cyclone in the northeast.
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Kazakh police disperse protest against renaming of capital

17 hours 11 min ago
Kazakh police detained about 20 people on Thursday who protested against the renaming of the Central Asian country's capital city after ex-president Nursultan Nazarbayev, the first decision taken by his successor, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
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Dutch populist wins provincial elections after Utrecht attack

17 hours 13 min ago
An upstart populist party shocked the Dutch political establishment by winning the most votes in provincial elections after a preliminary count in the early hours of Thursday, boosted by a possible terrorist attack this week in the city of Utrecht.
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Hunger stalks Yemen's remote villages after four years of war

17 hours 16 min ago
As Yeman's war grinds into its fifth year with peace efforts stalling, ten-year-old Afaf's father sees little hope he will be able to give his starving daughter the food or healthcare she needs.
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Timeline: Yemen's slide into political crisis and war

17 hours 16 min ago
Yemen's warring parties have failed to leave the main port city of Hodeidah three months after agreeing to a breakthrough U.N.-led truce deal as part of efforts to end a four-year-old war that has pushed the country to the brink of famine.
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EPP's Weber: I can't imagine Brexit extension until June

17 hours 18 min ago
Extending Britain's departure from the European Union until June is not a good idea as it would have to participate in the European Parliament election, Manfred Weber, the center-right's lead candidate in the vote, said on Thursday.
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