Bodies found in sunken migrant boat wreckage

Bodies found in sunken migrant boat wreckage

Twelve bodies have been found at the wreckage site of a capsized boat after a crowded migrant vessel went down in bad weather off the coast of Lampedusa on October 7.
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US Senate unanimously passes bill on Hong Kong

US Senate unanimously passes bill on Hong Kong

The United States Senate unanimously passed a bill on Wednesday that would protect human rights in Hong Kong, coming as anti-government protesters continue to be trapped at the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, with more than a thousand arrests ma
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'I couldn't believe what I was hearing': Highlights from Day 3 of impeachment hearings

'I couldn't believe what I was hearing': Highlights from Day 3 of impeachment hearings

Four witnesses testified on Tuesday at the third public impeachment hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee.
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Johnson, Corbyn agree to improve tone of political debate

Johnson, Corbyn agree to improve tone of political debate

Prime Minister Boris Johnson shook hands with his rival, opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, during a live television debate on Tuesday as both men agreed to improve the tone of Britain's political debate.
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Over 100 killed in Iran unrest: Amnesty Intl.

Over 100 killed in Iran unrest: Amnesty Intl.

At least 106 protestors have been killed in 21 cities in Iran during unrest that broke out over fuel price rises last week, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Conway G.
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Trump blasts impeachment hearing as witnesses testify about Ukraine call

Trump blasts impeachment hearing as witnesses testify about Ukraine call

U.S. President Donald Trump labeled impeachment proceedings "a big scam" on Tuesday as witnesses testified in a televised Congressional hearing.
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New arrest in journalist murder, may be pardoned

New arrest in journalist murder, may be pardoned

Maltese authorities say they've arrested a suspected go-between for the hitmen and mastermind of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia's unsolved killing. But they are also considering pardoning the suspect in exchange for more information.
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Two jail guards charged over Jeffrey Epstein death

Two jail guards charged over Jeffrey Epstein death

U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday unveiled criminal charges accusing two correctional officers of falsifying records on the night financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in a New York jail cell. Lisa Bernhard has more.
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Epstein scandal chills Prince Andrew's backers

Epstein scandal chills Prince Andrew's backers

A program for entrepreneurs founded by Prince Andrew has taken down the logos of its corporate sponsors from its website, as firms and charities distance themselves from the British royal over the Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse scandal.
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Bei Bei takes 'Panda Express' to China

Bei Bei takes 'Panda Express' to China

After a month of preparations and good-byes, Bei Bei, the Washington National Zoo's most eligible giant panda bachelor, is set to leave for China on Tuesday, where scientists hope he will help increase the population of his species. Colette Luke has
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U.S. backing renews focus on Israeli settlements

U.S. backing renews focus on Israeli settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was "moved" by U.S. backing for settlements on Israeli-occupied land. But Palestinians and Arab leaders are outraged.
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Vindman: Trump request for Biden probe 'improper'

Vindman: Trump request for Biden probe 'improper'

A White House official testified in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump that a phone call the president made to ask Ukraine to investigate his political rivals was improper.
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U.S., Australian hostages freed by Afghan Taliban in swap

U.S., Australian hostages freed by Afghan Taliban in swap

Afghan and Taliban sources confirm that a prisoner swap has successfully released American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks, faculty at the American University in Kabul, in exchange for captured senior militant commanders.
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Timeline: Trump's foreign policy towards Israel

Timeline: Trump's foreign policy towards Israel

Since Trump took office in 2017, the White House has taken a series of steps that have outraged the Palestinians and delighted Israel. Here are some of the key events.
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Sweden drops Assange rape investigation after nearly 10 years

Sweden drops Assange rape investigation after nearly 10 years

A Swedish prosecutor said on Tuesday she would not proceed with an investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a review of the evidence.
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Arrests and dramatic escapes at Hong Kong's under-siege university

Arrests and dramatic escapes at Hong Kong's under-siege university

Hundreds of protesters have left the under-siege Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, most handing themselves in to police but some through daring escapes.
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Hazardous bushfire smoke smothers Sydney

Hazardous bushfire smoke smothers Sydney

Strong winds stoked more than 100 fires across Australia's east coast on Tuesday, blanketing Sydney in hazardous smoke and prompting health warnings for the country's most populous city.
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Trump's doctor dismisses health rumors

Trump's doctor dismisses health rumors

U.S President Trump's health examination on Saturday was "routine" and he was not treated for any urgent or acute issues, his physician said in a statement on Monday. It comes after an unexpected trip to Walter Reed Medical Centre over the weekend sparked a variety of rumors.
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Hundreds withdraw from besieged HK campus

Hundreds withdraw from besieged HK campus

Hong Kong anti-government protesters that have been barricaded in the Polytechnic University attempted to flee the campus by motorbike, while a few others surrendered voluntarily.
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Johnson drops Tory plan to cut corporation tax

Johnson drops Tory plan to cut corporation tax

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told UK business leaders that he was putting on hold further cuts in corporation tax, as the December 12 general election nears.
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Hong Kong pastor offers prayers on the frontline

Hong Kong pastor offers prayers on the frontline

Wearing cross and clerical collar, Hong Kong pastor Alan Keung says he brings God's love to the masses in a different way these days, using saline to wash away tear gas fired at crowds of protesters on tumultuous streets, or helping injured police.
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U.S. softens position on Israeli settlements

U.S. softens position on Israeli settlements

The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements on the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with international law." Zachary Goelman has more.
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Warren vows to protect tenants from bad landlords

Warren vows to protect tenants from bad landlords

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Monday vowed to protect the country's 43 million renter households, releasing a plan that would help tenants fight eviction, afford their homes and retain lawyers in housing courts. Colette Luke has
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National Zoo to bid Bei Bei, bye bye

National Zoo to bid Bei Bei, bye bye

Washington’s National Zoo will soon have an empty-nester exhibit on display when Bei Bei, the 4-year-old male offspring of the zoo’s giant panda couple, sets out for China on Tuesday to help breed more of his species in his parents’ homeland.
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Trump suggests he might testify in impeachment probe

Trump suggests he might testify in impeachment probe

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said for the first time that he might be willing to testify in the impeachment inquiry over his dealings with Ukraine, even as Democrats questioned the truthfulness of his testimony in the Russia 2016 election in
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