El Chapo's US drug trial set for opening statements

El Chapo's US drug trial set for opening statements

Prosecutors and defense lawyers are set to deliver opening statements Tuesday in the New York trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals accused of spending a quarter of a century smuggling cocaine into the Uni...
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Roundtable with heads of delegations at Libya conference

Roundtable with heads of delegations at Libya conference

Libya's key political players meet with global leaders in Italy in the latest bid by major powers to kickstart a long-stalled political process and trigger elections.
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Aerodynamics and fluids, how F1 keeps it cooler and faster

Aerodynamics and fluids, how F1 keeps it cooler and faster

Using lubricants and other coolants to make Formula 1 even faster - in a discipline where marginal gains make a difference, manufacturers are working hand in hand with their suppliers to "package the cars more effectively" and gain milliseconds.
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Migrant children find comfort in their toys as they travel to US

Migrant children find comfort in their toys as they travel to US

It's an arduous journey for the caravan of migrants from Central America on their way to the US, seeking a better life. For the children, their toys offer some reprieve from the drudgery of the long travel on the road.
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Family photo ahead of talks on Libya in Palermo

Family photo ahead of talks on Libya in Palermo

Global leaders who are meeting in Italy in a bid to kick-start Libya’s long stalled political process pose for a family photo. Absent from the photo is eastern Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, who is in Palermo but has said he will not join the ta...
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Ex-SS guard, 94, arrives at trial in Germany

Ex-SS guard, 94, arrives at trial in Germany

94-year-old Johann Rehbogen, a former SS guard charged with complicity in mass murder at a Nazi concentration camp arrives at his trial in Germany.
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Attempted bomb attack at home of senior Greek prosecutor

Attempted bomb attack at home of senior Greek prosecutor

Greek police early Tuesday defused a bomb left outside of the Athens home of a controversial senior prosecutor, a police source say. Supreme Court deputy prosecutor Isidoros Dogiakos in 2013 had overseen the high-profile investigation that put lea...
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UK cabinet ministers meet at Downing St as Brexit deadline looms

UK cabinet ministers meet at Downing St as Brexit deadline looms

British cabinet ministers arrive at Downing Street. Prime Minister Theresa May faces her divided ministers as negotiators scrambled to secure a divorce agreement with the European Union and anxiety mounts over the risk of a no-deal Brexit.
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Italian PM Conte shakes hands with Libya's Haftar

Italian PM Conte shakes hands with Libya's Haftar

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte greets self-proclaimed Libyan National Army Chief of Staff, Khalifa Haftar on the second day of a conference on Libya in Palermo. Libya's key political players are meeting with global leaders in the latest bid...
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Tribute at the Stade de France on 3-year anniversary of attacks

Tribute at the Stade de France on 3-year anniversary of attacks

Three years after the jihadist attacks of November 13, 2015, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, members of the government and elected officials pay tribute to the victims of the attack by the Stade de France.
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Stigma or separation: painful choice for Myanmar's single mums

Stigma or separation: painful choice for Myanmar's single mums

Myanmar's unmarried mothers face a bleak choice -- either to give up their child or face the ostracising social stigma of raising their child without a husband.
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A migrant discusses the importance of his phone in his journey

A migrant discusses the importance of his phone in his journey

For Reda Zerrouki, a 36-year-old Algerian who is among thousands of migrants crossing the Balkans in hopes of reaching Europe, his smartphone is more than just a way to message family and friends, it is a crucial tool to map his route through the ...
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California: thousands displaced in the wake of the "Camp Fire"

California: thousands displaced in the wake of the "Camp Fire"

The "Camp Fire," California's worst ever wildfire, has killed at least 29 people and destroyed 6000 buildings, mainly residences. The victims have been evacuated and have not yet been allowed to return to the scene.
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My smartphone and me: story of a rescuer in rebel-held Syria

My smartphone and me: story of a rescuer in rebel-held Syria

This year the number of smartphone users across the globe is expected to top 3 billion, little more than a decade after Apple's gamechanging iPhone first went on sale and transformed the way people interact with their phones. In war-torn Syria, a ...
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Repression keeps tourists away from Nicaragua's Ometepe Island

Repression keeps tourists away from Nicaragua's Ometepe Island

A hunt for opposition protesters that a paramilitary anti-riot squad has waged on the Nicaraguan island of Ometepe has scared away tourists, who used to flock in their hundreds to visit the heavenly destination.
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Migrants suffer from tuberculosis, flu on trek through Mexico

Migrants suffer from tuberculosis, flu on trek through Mexico

More migrants are suffering from tuberculosis and flu-like symptoms as they continue their journey from tropical Central America toward the colder north, enduring extreme climate changes, overcrowding and physical exhaustion.
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Myanmar leader beckons investors to country despite troubles

Myanmar leader beckons investors to country despite troubles

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi implores foreign investors to take a punt on her country during a business forum on the sideline of the 33rd ASEAN summit in Singapore.
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Canada PM Trudeau talks about US relations at Paris Peace Forum

Canada PM Trudeau talks about US relations at Paris Peace Forum

A the Paris Peace Forum, a day after World War I commemorations with other world leaders, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau speaks to the press about US relations, as well as the next steps in the investigation of the murder of journalist Jam...
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French teachers protest against Macron reform plan

French teachers protest against Macron reform plan

Nearly one in two high school teachers, and one in four primary school teachers, go on strike against President Macron's plans to reform France's education sector and cut jobs - the first time all teaching unions have agreed to strike together sin...
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Migrants in caravan heading to US consider their options

Migrants in caravan heading to US consider their options

Some Central American migrants consider giving up on reaching the United States, whilst others stress the danger and difficulty of their trek as they battle exhaustion, hundreds of kilometres from the US border.
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Cambodia sets new record for world's longest dragon boat

Cambodia sets new record for world's longest dragon boat

Cambodia breaks the Guinness World Record for building a 87.3 meters-long wooden dragon boat. The previous record was set by China in 2016.
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EU ministers meet in Brussels over Brexit

EU ministers meet in Brussels over Brexit

EU ministers meet in Brussels with chief negociator Michel Barnier for updates on Brexit.
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Macron meets with UN chief Guterres for talks

Macron meets with UN chief Guterres for talks

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres at the Elysee palace for talks.
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Appeals trial opens for Frenchman in Nobel rape scandal

Appeals trial opens for Frenchman in Nobel rape scandal

Frenchman Jean-Claude Arnault arrives in Sweden for an appeals trial after he was sentenced to two years in jail in October for rape. The scandal had led to the postponement of this year's Nobel Literature Prize, as Arnault had once been an influe...
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In China's Himalayas wine is flying high

In China's Himalayas wine is flying high

A $300 bottle of wine sold in the United States and Europe is made in the unlikeliest of places: at the foot of the Himalayas in China.
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Hong Kong domestic workers jump in deep end

Hong Kong domestic workers jump in deep end

Domestic helpers in Hong Kong hold a marginalised position in society and can find it difficult to access public facilities. But some are making a big splash on Sundays thanks to free swimming lessons.
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FILE: Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry in hospital

FILE: Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry in hospital

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is hospitalized after experiencing shortness of breath following a performance at Madison Square Garden in New York. FILE PHOTOS
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Atmosphere builds for Argentina Boca-River duel, tight security

Atmosphere builds for Argentina Boca-River duel, tight security

Excited supporters of Argentine football team Boca Juniors arrive at the Alberto J. Armando stadium, known as La Bombonera, to watch a historic duel against arch-rival River Plate in the 1st-leg of the Libertadores Cup final.
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Ukraine rebels elect leaders in defiance of West

Ukraine rebels elect leaders in defiance of West

Voters in rebel-held east Ukraine chose new leaders Sunday after Russia defied Western calls not to sabotage peace talks and Kiev urged fresh sanctions against the Kremlin.
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Thousands attend Armistice ceremony in London

Thousands attend Armistice ceremony in London

Queen Elizabeth II leads Britain's national service of remembrance at the Cenotaph in London, 100 years since the end of World War I. President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who takes part in the celebration, becomes the first German leader to do so.
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Thousands join Ethiopia-Eritrea peace run

Thousands join Ethiopia-Eritrea peace run

Thousands of Ethiopians and Eritreans take part in a 10-kilometre reconciliation run, the first joint sporting event since the former bitter foes launched a rapid diplomatic thaw in July. The two countries fought a war from 1998-2000 that left an ...
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OPEC and non-OPEC key oil producers meet in Abu Dhabi

OPEC and non-OPEC key oil producers meet in Abu Dhabi

OPEC and non-OPEC key oil producers meet in Abu Dhabi to consider to shore up sliding prices.
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US President visits American cemetery in Suresnes

US President visits American cemetery in Suresnes

US President Donald Trump visits the American cemetery in Suresnes on the outskirts of Paris as part of the events to mark 100 years since the end of World War I.
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Protest against Trump and Macron in Paris

Protest against Trump and Macron in Paris

Hundreds of people gather at the Place de la Republique in Paris at a protest against the presence of US President Donald Trump at ceremonies to mark 100 years since the end of World War I.
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WWI centenary: world leaders gather for lunch at Élysée palace

WWI centenary: world leaders gather for lunch at Élysée palace

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin arrive separately for lunch at the Élysée Palace. They join dozens of other foreign leaders who returned by coach from the Arc de Triomphe, where they had been attending the centenary ceremony for the Armistice on 1...
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Malibu residents react to deadly wildfires

Malibu residents react to deadly wildfires

Malibu residents and business owners react to the devastation of the recent deadly wildfires sweeping through the drought-stricken state.
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Japan's 'ohitorisama' trend: the art of doing things alone

Japan's 'ohitorisama' trend: the art of doing things alone

More and more Japanese consumers are eschewing human interaction as part of a growing trend in Japan favouring solo activities that is now so widespread it has its own name: "ohitorisama" or "on your own."
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German president joins Armistice ceremony in London

German president joins Armistice ceremony in London

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier becomes the first German leader to take part in Britain's national service of remembrance on Sunday, 100 years since the end of World War I. Senior royals, diplomats, military leaders and politicians also paid the...
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World leaders gather at Arc de Triomphe for WW1 ceremony

World leaders gather at Arc de Triomphe for WW1 ceremony

US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to attend a ceremony the Great War alongside French President Emmanuel Macron and more than 60 heads of state and government.
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World leaders leave Elysee Palace for WW1 commemoration

World leaders leave Elysee Palace for WW1 commemoration

World leaders, led by French President Emmanuel Macron, leave the Elysee Palace for the ceremony commemorating 100 years since the end of World War 1 at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
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French President welcomes heads of state at Elysee Palace

French President welcomes heads of state at Elysee Palace

French President Emmanuel Macron greets foreign leaders at the Elysee Palace, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. World leaders are gathering in Paris to mark 100 years since the end of World War I...
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Polls open as Ukraine separatists hold defiant elections

Polls open as Ukraine separatists hold defiant elections

Polling stations open in rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine and people cast their votes in Donetsk, as Kremlin-backed separatists choose their new leaders despite Western calls on Moscow not to sabotage peace talks.
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FBL: Torrential rain puts back Argentina's Boca - River clasico

FBL: Torrential rain puts back Argentina's Boca - River clasico

Disappointed Boca fans return home under the rain as the highly anticipated Boca Juniors - River Plate 'Superclasico' was called off due to torrential rain.
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Paradise lost: California fires rage on

Paradise lost: California fires rage on

Wildfire leaves the town of Paradise, California devastated. The late season fires burning across the state have left at least nine people dead and thousands of homes destroyed.
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Dissident Chinese author Ma Jian on politics and literature

Dissident Chinese author Ma Jian on politics and literature

Dissident Chinese author Ma Jian is in Hong Kong to promote his new novel "China Dream" at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival. Two venues refused to host talks the exiled Chinese author was due to give, before the original space changed...
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Sarah Silverman receives Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Sarah Silverman receives Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Comedian Sarah Silverman, known for " I love you, America" and "Wreck it Ralph", receives a star on Hollywood Boulevard.
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Even from jail, 'El Chapo' looms large in Mexican home state

Even from jail, 'El Chapo' looms large in Mexican home state

Far away from New York, where Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will be judged, he still looms large over Mexico's Sinaloa, where he launched his narcotics empire.
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Returning Cubans boost island's real estate market

Returning Cubans boost island's real estate market

An estimated 40,000 Cubans have returned from abroad since 2013, lured home by government immigration reform that made it easier for expat Cubans to come home and buy property.
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