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Hong Kong protests: Man dies after being hit 'by hard object' during protests

A 70-year-old man has died in Hong Kong after being struck on the head during clashes between government supporters and protesters.


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Democrats claim victory in key Virginia and Kentucky elections

US Democrats have made gains in state elections, in what is being seen as a blow to President Donald Trump.


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Huge wildfire advances across Brazil's wetlands

A 50 kilometre-long (31 mile) wildfire is advancing across Brazil's Pantanal wetlands.


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Argentina election: Centre-left Alberto Fernández wins presidency

Centre-left opposition candidate Alberto Fernández has been elected president of Argentina in a vote dominated by economic concerns.


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Turkey Syria offensive: Trump lifts Turkey sanctions after deal

The US is lifting sanctions imposed on Turkey nine days ago over its offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, President Donald Trump says.


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Naruhito: Japan's emperor to ascend throne in ritual-bound ceremony

Japan's Emperor Naruhito is set to formally ascend the throne in an elaborate ceremony on Tuesday.


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Typhoon Hagibis: Japan deploys 110,000 rescuers after worst storm in decades

More than 110,000 people are taking part in search and rescue operations after Typhoon Hagibis struck Japan on Saturday.


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White House 'will not co-operate with impeachment inquiry'

The White House has officially refused to co-operate with the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.


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Bihar and Uttar Pradesh: More than 100 dead in fresh India flood chaos

More than 100 people have died due to flooding caused by heavy rains in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, officials have said.


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Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas defends hurricane response

Authorities in the Bahamas have defended their response to Hurricane Dorian after it hit the island last week.


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Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas death toll expected to be ‘staggering’

The death toll from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas will be "staggering", the country's government has warned as aid efforts are being stepped up.


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Brexit: Boris Johnson defeated as MPs take control

Tory rebels and opposition MPs have defeated the government in the first stage of their attempt to pass a law designed to prevent a no-deal Brexit.


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Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas battered by 'monster' storm

The most powerful storm to hit the Caribbean islands of the Bahamas since records began has torn roofs from buildings and caused severe flooding.


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Amazon fires: G7 leaders close to agreeing plan to help, says Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday a deal to provide "technical and financial help" was close.


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Amazon fires: Record number burning in Brazil rainforest - space agency

Brazil's Amazon rainforest has seen a record number of fires this year, according to new data from the country's space research agency.


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Ebola drugs show ‘90% survival rate’ in breakthrough trial

Ebola may soon be a "preventable and treatable" disease after a trial of two drugs showed significantly improved survival rates, scientists have said.


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China on red alert as Typhoon Lekima bears down on east coast

Typhoon Lekima is currently battering Taiwan with winds of more than 190km/h (120mph) and is due to make landfall in China's Zhejiang province on Saturday.


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Boris Johnson: New PM to form government after taking office

The new Conservative leader will take office on Wednesday afternoon following an audience with the Queen at Buckingham Palace.


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South Africa's Jacob Zuma says corruption allegations are 'a conspiracy'

South Africa's ex-President Jacob Zuma told a judge-led inquiry that allegations of corruption against him were a "conspiracy" aimed at removing him from the political scene.