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International Past News - 2018


France protests: Tourist sites to close on Saturday amid Paris riot fears

[December 07 2018]

Tourist sites in Paris are to close on Saturday amid fears of further street violence from "yellow vest" anti-government protests.

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George HW Bush funeral: Leaders in US to pay respects

[December 05 2018]

World leaders and dignitaries are in the US capital Washington DC to pay their respects at the state funeral of former President George HW Bush.

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Sydney storms: Hundreds call for help amid flash-flooding

[November 28 2018]

More than 500 Australians have called for emergency assistance after storms lashed Sydney and nearby regions, causing floods, power cuts and flight delays.

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Theresa May seeks business support for Brexit plan

[November 27 2018]

Theresa May is set to renew her efforts to sell her draft Brexit withdrawal agreement - saying it will stop EU migrants "jumping the queue".

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Lion Air crash: Indonesian Aircraft goes down after Jakarta take-off

[October 27 2018]

A Lion Air Boeing 737 passenger plane has come down after taking off from Jakarta, say Indonesian officials.

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US mail bombs: Cesar Sayoc charged after campaign against Trump critics

[October 27 2018]

A 56-year-old man has been arrested in Florida in connection with a mail-bombing campaign aimed at critics of US President Donald Trump.

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Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking 'hell' storm mauls US

[October 11 2018]

The most powerful hurricane ever to hit north-west Florida has flooded beach towns, submerging homes and snapping trees like twigs.

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Jair Bolsonaro: Far-right candidate wins first round of Brazil election

[October 08 2018]

A picture of large-scale destruction is emerging in and around the Indonesian city of Palu after an earthquake and tsunami struck on Friday.

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Indonesia earthquake and tsunami: Desperate search for survivors

[October 01 2018]

A picture of large-scale destruction is emerging in and around the Indonesian city of Palu after an earthquake and tsunami struck on Friday.

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Hurricane Florence: 'Life-threatening' storm starts to lash US

[September 14 2018]

The outer bands of Hurricane Florence are lashing parts of the US East Coast.

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EU parliament votes to punish Hungary over 'breaches' of core values

[September 12 2018]

The European Parliament has voted to pursue unprecedented disciplinary action against Hungary over alleged breaches of the EU's core values..

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Japan's strongest typhoon in 25 years kills at least six

[September 04 2018]

Japan has been hit by its strongest typhoon in 25 years, causing at least six deaths and 160 injuries.

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Yemen war: Children killed in air strike on bus

[August 09 2018]

Dozens of people, many of them children, have been killed or wounded in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in rebel-held northern Yemen.

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M Karunanidhi: The radical wordsmith who shook up Indian politics

[August 08 2018]

Karunanidhi, who was chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu five times between 1969 and 2011, was born to poor working class parents in Tiruvarur town in 1929.

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Lombok: Scores die as quake again hits Indonesian island

[August 06 2018]

At least 91 people are now known to have died after a powerful earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok.

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Zimbabwe election: International calls for restraint

[August 02 2018]

A government crackdown in Zimbabwe after Monday's elections has prompted international calls for restraint.

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Lombok earthquake: Hikers trapped on mountain after landslides

[July 30 2018]

More than 200 hikers are trapped on a mountain on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, after a deadly earthquake triggered landslides which cut off escape routes.

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Laos dam collapse: 'Hundreds missing' after flash floods hit villages

[July 30 2018]

Hundreds of people are missing and an unknown number dead after a dam under construction collapsed in south-east Laos, state media reported.

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Toronto shooting: Deadly attack in Greektown district

[July 23 2018]

A gunman has opened fire on a busy avenue in Toronto, killing a young woman and injuring 13 other people, one of them critically, police say.

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Trump Putin: Incredulity as Russian leader is invited to visit US

[July 20 2018]

"That's gonna be special!" said Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, when he was told about the invitation during a live interview.

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France beat Croatia in World Cup final

[July 16 2018]

France won the Fifa World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia's bold challenge in a thrilling final in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

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Joy and relief as Thai cave boys rescued

[July 11 2018]

Joy and relief have greeted the rescue of 12 boys and their football coach from flooded caves in northern Thailand after divers completed a daring operation to bring them out.

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Cave rescue: Remaining trapped Thai boys wait to escape

[July 09 2018]

Rescuers decided to go ahead with the hazardous operation because of fears of rising waters. The group have been trapped since 23 June.

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Thailand cave rescue: Boys 'could be in cave for months'

[July 03 2018]

Twelve boys and their football coach trapped in a Thai cave are alive, but will need learn to dive or wait months for flooding to recede before they can get out, the army says.

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Europe migrants: Disputes make EU summit a key test

[June 27 2018]

How to deal with the many undocumented migrants - mainly Africans - who continue to risk their lives in the Mediterranean, hoping to start new lives in the EU? It will be the main topic at this summit.

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US reassurance after Korea war games halt

[June 13 2018]

Mr Trump made the announcement after Tuesday's historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore.

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Guatemala Fuego: Search after deadly volcano eruption

[May 15 2018]

Soldiers are helping firefighters search for missing people after Sunday's horrific volcanic eruption in Guatemala, when torrents of superheated rock, ash and mud destroyed villages.

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Guatemala Fuego: Search after deadly volcano eruption

[June 05 2018]

Soldiers are helping firefighters search for missing people after Sunday's horrific volcanic eruption in Guatemala, when torrents of superheated rock, ash and mud destroyed villages.

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Tension in Gaza as Palestinians prepare to bury 58 dead

[May 15 2018]

The burials coincide with the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians call the Nakba - the mass displacement of Palestinians after Israel's creation.

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Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad to become world's oldest elected leader

[May 10 2018]

Mahathir Mohamad will become the world's oldest elected leader, after a shock victory in Malaysia's election.

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Iran nuclear deal: Powers seek to save agreement after US exit

[May 09 2018]

Western powers say they remain committed to the Iran nuclear deal - after the US announced it was withdrawing from the agreement.

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North Korea's Kim Jong-un crosses into South Korea

[April 27 2018]

Kim Jong-un has become the first North Korean leader to set foot in South Korea by crossing the military line that has divided the peninsula since the end of the Korean War in 1953.

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Naked gunman kills four in Nashville Waffle House

[April 10 2018]

A nude gunman has killed four people at a Waffle House in Nashville in the US state of Tennessee, police say.

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India engineless train rolls back for miles

[April 10 2018]

Seven employees have been suspended after 22 carriages carrying 1,000 passengers detached from a train and sped backwards for 11km (seven miles) in the eastern Indian state of Orissa.

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Park Geun-hye: South Korea's ex-leader jailed for 24 years for corruption.

[April 06 2018]

South Korea's former President Park Geun-hye has been sentenced to 24 years in jail after she was found guilty of abuse of power and coercion.

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Anti-apartheid campaigner dies at 81

[April 03 2018]

South African anti-apartheid campaigner and former first lady Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died aged 81.

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Russia fire: Children killed in Kemerovo shopping centre blaze

[March 26 2018]

As many as 41 children may be among the victims, and 16 people are missing, Russian officials say.

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Stephen Hawking: Tributes pour in for 'inspirational' physicist

[March 15 2018]

The British scientist, famed for his work on black holes, died peacefully at his home in Cambridge aged 76.

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Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un to meet 'as soon as possible'

[March 09 2018]

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has invited Donald Trump to meet him, an unprecedented overture which the US leader has said he will accept.

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Eastern Ghouta Syria: The neighbourhoods below the bombs

[March 02 2018]

Whole neighbourhoods in Syria's Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus have been flattened and thousands of families displaced, amid a government assault to retake it from rebels.

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Florida shooting: Nikolas Cruz confesses to police

[March 02 2018]

The teenager accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school on Wednesday has confessed to the shooting, police say.

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Taiwan earthquake: Series of powerful aftershocks hit Hualien

[February 07 2018]

Aftershocks continue to rattle Taiwan after a strong earthquake that killed at least four people and injured more than 200 others.

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Cancer blood test 'enormously exciting'

[January 19 2018]

Scientists have taken a step towards one of the biggest goals in medicine - a universal blood test for cancer.

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Ritz Paris robbery: Jewellery worth millions seized in armed heist

[January 11 2018]

Armed robbers have seized millions of euros worth of merchandise from a jewellery shop at the famous Ritz Hotel in Paris.

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Burning tanker off Chinese coast 'in danger of exploding'.

[January 08 2018]

There are fears of an environmental disaster in the East China Sea as a tanker continues to leak oil two days after colliding with a cargo ship.

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South Korea proposes high-level talks with North on Olympics

[January 02 2018]

South Korea has offered high level talks with North Korea on 9 January to discuss its possible participation in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

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