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North Korea warns of retaliation against US-South Korea military drills

The statement came even though Washington said last week that the joint aerial exercise planned for next month would be reduced in scope from previous drills.

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Facebook removes 3.2 billion fake accounts, millions of child abuse posts

It removed more than 11.6 million pieces of content depicting child nudity and sexual exploitation of children on Facebook and 754,000 pieces on Instagram during the third quarter.

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Egypt-mediated truce with Israel in force in Gaza: Islamic Jihad

The worst surge in fighting around the Palestinian enclave was sparked on Tuesday when Israel killed Islamic Jihad's top Gaza field commander in an air strike.

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US to maintain around 600 troops in Syria: US defence secretary Mark Esper

US defence secretary Esper said that the numbers could fluctuate, particularly if European allies strengthen their presence in the country.

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Garbage dropped by China, India and Russia into the sea floats into Los Angeles: Trump

Speaking in New York, the US President Trump asserted that he was 'very much into climate'.

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Iraq demonstrations flare as Baghdad faces renewed pressure

Protests demanding a new leadership have rocked the capital and Shiite-majority south for weeks, the crowds undeterred by government pledges of reform and the deaths of more than 300 people.

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One dead, six injured in suicide bombing at Indonesian police station

The motive for the attack was not immediately known, but police stations have been frequent targets for radicals in the world's biggest Muslim majority nation, which has long struggled with…

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French government faces backlash after student sets himself on fire

The 22-year-old student suffered burns on 90 per cent of his body after attempting to take his life outside a university building in central Lyon on November 8.

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22 Palestinians killed as deadly Israel-Gaza escalation rages for second day

Fresh rocket barrages were fired at Israel, which responded with strikes on what it said were Islamic Jihad militant sites and rocket-launching squads in the Gaza Strip.

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Venice devastated by second highest tide in history

Venice's mayor called the city a disaster zone on Wednesday after the second highest tide ever recorded swept through it overnight, flooding its historic basilica and leaving many squares and…

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Singapore activists challenge gay sex ban in court after India ruling

Singapore's top court on Wednesday heard the first legal challenges to its colonial-era gay sex law since

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NASA renames faraway ice world after Nazi-link backlash

The icy rock, which orbits in the dark and frigid Kuiper Belt about a billion miles beyond Pluto, was surveyed by the NASA spaceship New Horizons in January, with images showing it consisted of…

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Mainland China students flee Hong Kong over protest violence fears

A group of mainland students at CUHK attempted to depart the campus Wednesday morning over safety concerns but had to be shuttled away by a police boat because they were unable to leave via…

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Lebanon slides deeper into chaos, no sign of new government

In his interview, President Michel Aoun indicated there was no breakthrough in talks over forming a new government to replace Saad al-Hariri's coalition cabinet.

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'Stop attacks or absorb more blows,' says Netanyahu as 18 Palestinians die in Israeli strike in Gaza

Israel has launched airstrikes on Gaza early on Wednesday morning saying it is targetting rocket-launching squads and militant sites.

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