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Magnitude 5.9 earthquake recorded in central Australia - USGS

person Orange Themes access_time May 22,2016

A earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9, unusually powerful for Australia, struck the country's desert centre early on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Pirates kidnap 6 Vietnamese sailors off Philippine coast

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 11,2016

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Pirates attacked a Vietnamese cargo ship and kidnapped six of its crew members off the Philippines' Basilan island early Friday, state media and a maritime official said.

Image : Daly the hero as England recover to beat Wales

Daly the hero as England recover to beat Wales

person Orange Themes access_time Feb 11,2017

Yahoo News Cardiff (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Elliot Daly's dramatic try four minutes from time saw Grand Slam champions England come from behind to beat Wales 21-16 in a Six Nations international in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Can direct democracy reenergize West's disillusioned voters?

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Yahoo News One recent evening, as rain poured down outside, Ana Paula Lima chose a seat at one of the six tables spread out around her local village hall, its walls decorated with blue and white ceramic tiles. Ms. Lima, a 30-something high school...

Ronaldo stays atop Forbes list of richest athletes

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The 32-year-old Portugal forward is estimated to have earned a total of $93 million....

LGBT outcry persuades Malaysia to amend sex education video contest

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The move follows criticism by activists who said it could fan hatred and violence against LGBT people....

Bodies, debris found in search for missing Myanmar aircraft

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The weather had been 'normal' on takeoff....

N.Korea fires what appear to be land-to-ship missiles -S.Korea

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Missiles flew about 200 km into sea off east coast....

Refugee children face 'harrowing' detention in Southeast Asia: charities

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Thousands of refugee children are languishing in 'dangerous and harrowing' conditions in Southeast Asian detention facilities....

Search mounted for Myanmar army plane missing with 122 aboard

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15 children from army families were on the missing flight....

Polls on eve of UK election suggest PM May will boost majority

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On eve of election, May tries to put focus back on Brexit...

Why government leakers leak

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Yahoo News The government contractor felt the secretly copied information was explosive. Perhaps it would be the subject of important congressional hearings. Is this about Reality Leigh Winner, the National Security Agency contractor charged this...

Maine's most mysterious catch

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Yahoo News At 1 a.m., Julie Keene tucked her red hair under a baseball cap, pulled waders over her cammies, and invaded the Union River to see if she had caught elvers. Adam Boutin, her partner of 23 years and a fellow fisherman, loped easily over...

In Labour-friendly Wales, the trials of Europe's center-left made plain

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Yahoo News Brendan Toomey easily held his local council seat for the Labour party in this former mining town in southern Wales for nearly two decades – winning four elections in a row. Ultimately he lost his seat as leader of the Merthyr Tydfil...

Terror in Tehran: Could attacks change Iran's stance on ISIS?

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Yahoo News Gunmen and suicide bombers attacked two of the most significant symbols of the Islamic Republic of Iran Wednesday, killing 12 people in Tehran as they raided the parliament building and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the...

One antidote to the use of female jihadists

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Yahoo News Analysts are still weighing the potential repercussions in the Middle East of the June 7 terrorist strikes in Iran. If Islamic State (ISIS) is behind the attacks, as the group claims, that may influence the wars in Syria and Iraq,...

Debris from Myanmar military plane found at sea

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A former executive at the aviation ministry said many of the aircraft in Myanmar's fleet were old and decrepit....

Myanmar military plane carrying 116 missing: army chief, airport source

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'We think it was a technical failure. Weather is fine there.'...

France takes a turn neither left nor right

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Yahoo News The French invented the meaning of left and right in politics. In the 18th century, commoners sat on the king’s left while the aristocracy sat on his right. But after the election of Emmanuel Macron as president in May and his new party’s...

Attackers raid Iran parliament and mausoleum, up to seven dead: media

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'I was inside the parliament when shooting happened. Everyone was shocked and scared. I saw two men shooting randomly,' said one journalist....

Trump backs Saudi-led efforts to isolate Qatar

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Trump suggested Qatar was funding extremism....

Leaked documents show US vote hacking risks

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'For over 15 years, I and a lot of other people have said we had never seen a confirmed hack of voting systems. We're not going to say that anymore.'...

T. rex was not feathery, study says

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A long-held contention says lbodied dinos had no feathers, requiring them for neither warmth nor flight....

At remote desert garrison in Syria, a US-Iranian confrontation is brewing

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Yahoo News Recommended: How well do you understand the conflict in Syria? The clash is over a military garrison at Tanf, located near a border crossing on a highway that cuts through hundreds of miles of flat desert....

Why Nikki Haley's outlier status is useful for White House – up to a point

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Yahoo News What made the unvarnished criticism noteworthy was that it came not from the nation’s chief diplomat, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, nor from a State Department statement, but from the US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley. ...

Trump’s touchy question: Would private sector be better at air traffic control?

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Yahoo News In pushing a plan to privatize America’s air traffic control system, President Trump is reviving an idea that’s bounced around Washington for 40 years. At least since 1974, Democratic and Republican presidents, conservative think tanks...

What can bind the Middle East

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Yahoo News Four Arab states led by Saudi Arabia have cut ties with Qatar over accusation the tiny Gulf kingdom supports terrorism. The intra-Arab rift comes on top of four armed conflicts in the region, ongoing tensions over Israel and Iran, and...

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