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International Past News - 2017

International Past News - 2017

Colombia: President Santos grants Farc members amnesty

[July 11 2017]

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has signed a decree granting amnesty to another 3,600 members of the Farc rebel group, which last year reached a peace deal with the government.     

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Global ransomware attack causes turmoil

[June 28 2017]

Companies across the globe are reporting that they have been struck by a major ransomware cyber-attack.     

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Finsbury Park Mosque: Man dies as van hits pedestrians

[June 19 2017]

A man has died and eight people have been injured after a van struck a crowd of pedestrians near a north London mosque.     

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Fire engulfs Grenfell tower block in west London

[June 14 2017]

The fire at Grenfell Tower on the Lancaster West Estate was reported at 01:16 BST and about 200 firefighters are tackling the blaze.     

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Myanmar plane: Debris and bodies found after search

[June 08 2017]

The Burmese army says debris and bodies have been found after a military plane went missing with 122 people on board.     

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London attack: Police 'know identities of killers'

[June 05 2017]

Police investigating Saturday night's terror attack in London say they know the identity of the three attackers who killed seven people and injured 48.     

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Manchester attack: UK terror threat level raised to critical

[May 24 2017]

The UK terror threat level has been raised to its highest level of "critical", meaning further attacks may be imminent, Theresa May has said.     

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Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call, Microsoft warns

[May 15 2017]

A cyber-attack that has hit 150 countries since Friday should be treated by governments around the world as a "wake-up call", Microsoft says.     

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French election: Macron 'most convincing' in final debate

[May 04 2017]

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron was more impressive than rival Marine Le Pen in Wednesday evening's final TV debate, a viewers' poll says.

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Aung San Suu Kyi: No ethnic cleansing of Myanmar Muslim minority

[April 06 2017]

Aung San Suu Kyi has denied there is ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, despite widespread reports of abuses.     

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Stellar Daisy: Growing concern for missing ship crew

[April 03 2017]

Rescuers say they have made little headway in finding survivors from a huge South Korean ship that sank in the South Atlantic.      

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Anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dies

[March 28 2017]

Kathrada, beloved by millions of South Africans, spent 26 years in jail, many of them alongside Nelson Mandela.     

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More than 200 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean

[March 24 2017]

Proactiva Open Arms said it had recovered five bodies floating near two capsized boats, which can each hold more than 100 people..     

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Sierra Leone pastor finds huge 706-carat diamond

[March 17 2017]

Government says gem will be sold with a 'transparent' bidding process to the benefit of the community and country.     

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Park Geun-hye: Court ousts South Korea's scandal-hit president

[March 10 2017]

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has become the country's first democratically elected leader to be forced from office.     

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UN: NATO air raids kill 18 civilians in Helmand

[Feb 13 2017]

UN inquiry concludes air strikes in Helmand's Sangin district killed at least 18 civilians, mostly women and children.     

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Israel passes controversial law on West Bank settlements

[Feb 07 2017]

Israel has passed a controversial law retroactively legalising 3,800 settler homes built on private Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.     

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Canada mosque attacked

[Jan 30 2017]

(CNN)A shooting at a mosque in the Canadian city of Quebec has left an unknown number of people dead and wounded.      

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Turkish cargo Boeing 747 crashes in Kyrgyzstan

[Jan 16 2017]

Plane attempting to land at Kyrgyzstan's main airport in thick fog crashed in populated area, authorities say.      

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Tributes for ex-Iran President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

[Jan 09 2017]

Ayatollah Khamenei hailed a "companion of struggle" despite their differences, saying this was a "difficult" loss.      

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