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Australia bushfire 'came through like a cyclone'

12th November 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteOn Australia’s east coast, smoke has descended like fog. Wildfires have triggered a state of emergency in New South Wales and Queensland, threatening hundreds of thousands of people, homes and wildlife. Jason Tylor and his family are sheltering in the village of Krambach, about 200 miles northeast of […]

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Bushfires now at emergency levels as people told to find shelter

12th November 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteMillions of people in Australia’s east are seeing what could be the worst bushfires in at least a decade. Some 70 fires are burning in the state of New South Wales, with around half of them uncontained or out of control. Eleven emergency warnings are in place, meaning […]

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'Ticking time bomb': Doctors and Londoners in IS jail in Syria

11th November 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteSky News’ Mark Stone meets Islamic State prisoners inside a Syrian prison where inmates recently tried to escape. “You must not film anything outside the prison,” the guard warns us as we arrive. A few weeks earlier, there had been an attempted prison break. Hundreds of Islamic State […]

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Russian professor detained after 'admitting murder'

11th November 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteA Russian professor and renowned expert on Napoleon has been detained in St Petersburg after he allegedly admitted murdering a female student. Oleg Sokolov, 63, was hauled from the Moika River in St Petersburg on Saturday, and a rucksack was found containing two severed human arms. Police later […]

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Uber CEO: I was wrong to call Khashoggi murder 'a mistake'

11th November 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteUber’s CEO admits he was “wrong” to say the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a “mistake” for which the country should be “forgiven”. Dara Khosrowshahi said in a tweet on Monday that his comments were made “in the moment” and were something “I don’t believe”. He […]

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Co-founder of Syria White Helmets found dead days after spying claim

11th November 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site A former British Army officer who co-founded the White Helmets volunteer force in Syria has been found dead in Istanbul. James Le Mesurier was recently accused of being a spy in a tweet from the Russian foreign ministry. A neighbour said his body was found on Monday […]

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Top US diplomat 'was told to oppose Trump' by his team

11th November 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteDonald Trump’s former ambassador to the UN says she was told to oppose the president’s policies by key figures in his administration. Nikki Haley, who quit her role in October 2018, has revealed in an upcoming memoir that then-secretary of state Rex Tillerson and then-White House chief of […]

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Brazil star sent off for reacting to 'racist' abuse from fans

11th November 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteA footballer has been sent off for reacting to alleged racist abuse by fans during a match in Ukraine. A video of the incident posted to social media showed Taison, a Brazilian midfielder playing for Shakhtar Donetsk, sticking his middle finger up at a section of the ground […]

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Hong Kong protester in critical condition after being shot by police

11th November 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteA protester is in a critical condition after being shot by police in Hong Kong. The protester was shot as demonstrators blocked subway lines and roads during the morning commute in the eastern part of the island. In a video posted on Facebook, the protester – dressed in […]

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Tensions in NATO normal 'like a marriage'

10th November 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteTensions in NATO are normal and are like those often seen in marriages, according to the head of the British armed forces. General Sir Nicholas Carter’s comments follow criticism from France’s president Emmanuel Macron that NATO was experiencing “brain death” and suffering from a lack of co-ordination and […]

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