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Aspirin 'safe' for brain-bleed strokes

Patients can take aspirin without raising their risk of another stroke, a study suggests.

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'Meteor' captured on camera over Australia

It was seen be people from South Australia to Adelaide on Tuesday night.

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Zimbabwe increases fuel prices as economic crisis deepens The latest fuel price increase comes four months after similar rise triggered protests and deadly security crackdown.

The latest fuel price increase comes four months after similar rise triggered protests and deadly security crackdown.

from Al Jazeera English May 22, 2019 at 03:20AM

Bangladesh: Scores of Rohingya children expelled from schools Born and brought up in Bangladesh, why are children of Rohingya refugees being denied a formal education?

Born and brought up in Bangladesh, why are children of Rohingya refugees being denied a formal education?

from Al Jazeera English May 22, 2019 at 03:20AM

Deadly protests continue in Indonesia after Jokowi's election win Hundreds wounded as protests continue for second day across Jakarta after incumbent Jokowi was confirmed president.

Hundreds wounded as protests continue for second day across Jakarta after incumbent Jokowi was confirmed president.

from Al Jazeera English May 22, 2019 at 03:17AM

India: Anti-Vedanta protesters seek justice year after 13 killed A year after deadly environmental protest, Thoothukudi residents say they are still being intimidated by local police.

A year after deadly environmental protest, Thoothukudi residents say they are still being intimidated by local police.

from Al Jazeera English May 22, 2019 at 02:34AM

Stateless in Lebanon The story of the once nomadic Abu Eid tribe in the Bekaa Valley whose unregistered status has made them vulnerable.

The story of the once nomadic Abu Eid tribe in the Bekaa Valley whose unregistered status has made them vulnerable.

from Al Jazeera English May 22, 2019 at 02:29AM

Tributes paid on Manchester bombing anniversary

An "intimate" church service will be held for the victim's families to mark two years since the Manchester Arena suicide bombing.

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Cannula sleeves: 'Simple solution for dementia patients'

Thousands of cannula sleeves have been made by a knitting group since it was set up by a Chester singer.

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British Steel collapses putting 5,000 jobs at risk

British Steel to enter insolvency, putting 5,000 UK jobs directly at risk and a further 20,000 in the supply chain

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Huawei: ARM memo tells staff to stop working with China’s tech giant

Chinese company dealt "insurmountable" blow as chip designer says it must comply with US trade ban.

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Energy bills push inflation to 2019 high

Consumer inflation was 2.1% in April, boosted by energy price rises and air fares.

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EE to launch UK's first 5G service in May

EE will be first to market with 5G in the UK in six of the country's major cities.

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Amid US-China trade war, three big Chinese airlines seek 737 MAX payouts from Boeing, claim Beijing-run media reports

China's three biggest airlines have filed claims seeking compensation from Boeing over the grounding and delayed delivery of 737 MAX 8 aircraft following two deadly crashes, Chinese state media reported on Wednesday.

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Gabon President Ali Bongo sacks vice president, forestry minister President Bongo did not give a reason for the sackings of Pierre Claver Maganga Moussavou and Guy Bertrand Mapangou.

President Bongo did not give a reason for the sackings of Pierre Claver Maganga Moussavou and Guy Bertrand Mapangou.

from Al Jazeera English May 22, 2019 at 01:12AM

Shoe giants urge Trump to end trade war

Nike and Adidas are among 173 firms who claim higher tariffs are 'catastrophic' for consumers.

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What's the left's problem with the EU? As European vote nears, left-wing groups criticise the bloc's economic policies and seek sovereignty, but fail to unite.

As European vote nears, left-wing groups criticise the bloc's economic policies and seek sovereignty, but fail to unite.

from Al Jazeera English May 22, 2019 at 12:56AM

Monmouth MP called a liar amid rise in threats

David Davies, who wears a body camera, is called a liar and a traitor while giving an interview.

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FAA plans for Boeing's 737 MAX to fly outside US as aviation regulators consider when aircraft can resume service

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has said repeatedly that there was no design flaw in the 737 MAX, and has described changes to the MCAS system as an "update" rather than a fix.

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Al Jazeera launches business site AJ Impact AJ Impact will offer English-language coverage of business and economic stories that impact the global economy.

AJ Impact will offer English-language coverage of business and economic stories that impact the global economy.

from Al Jazeera English May 22, 2019 at 12:32AM

Record penalty for firm in gas supply failures

Cadent left customers without supplies for an average of 19 days and had no records for 775 tower blocks.

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Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan author and activist, dies aged 48 Wainaina, winner of the 2002 Caine Prize, passes away at a Nairobi hospital following a short illness.

Wainaina, winner of the 2002 Caine Prize, passes away at a Nairobi hospital following a short illness.

from Al Jazeera English May 22, 2019 at 12:11AM

Philippines: President Duterte's allies dominate Senate race Opposition shut out as president's allies win majority of 12 Senate seats in midterm elections, official count shows.

Opposition shut out as president's allies win majority of 12 Senate seats in midterm elections, official count shows.

from Al Jazeera English May 22, 2019 at 12:01AM

Pennsylvania Election Results

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By SARAH ALMUKHTAR and JASMINE C. LEE from NYT U.S. https://nyti.ms/2WiY6Qm

Thomas Silverstein, Killer and Most Isolated Inmate, Dies at 67

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By SAM ROBERTS from NYT Obituaries https://nyti.ms/2M17Dro

Two French families who lost kin in Ethiopian Airlines crash sue Boeing for 'involuntary homicide', putting 'profit over safety'

Two French families have filed lawsuits against US aircraft manufacturer Boeing over the crash of a 737 MAX of Ethiopian Airlines in March, lawyers said on Tuesday.

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Easter Sunday bombings: DNA test confirms death of NTJ leader involved in attack on Sri Lanka's Shangri-La hotel

Sri Lanka authorities have confirmed through DNA tests that one of the two suicide bombers who died in the Shangri-La Hotel bombing during Easter Sunday attacks was local NTJ leader Zahran Cassim

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Estonia is the only country that has online voting for the European Parliament elections

Linda Lainvoo was one of the first Estonians to vote online in the European Parliament election

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Brexit: PM under fire over new Brexit plan

The prime minister will make her case in Parliament later, as opposition against it seems to harden.

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US firms in China fear 'retaliation' against Huawei curbs: AmCham

A top lobby group says US firms in China are worried about Beijing's response to curbs on Huawei.

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European elections 2019: Expats in France fear postal votes will not count

Some UK citizens in France have received their European election postal votes late - or not at all.

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Club Together: The Middlesbrough team bringing refugees together

The men who play for the Middlesbrough club say it helps give them a sense of belonging.

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Poverty in the UK is 'systematic' and 'tragic', says UN special rapporteur

The UK's social safety net has been "deliberately removed", says a UN-commissioned report on the UK.

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US Uber driver was Somali war criminal

Thirty-one years after he was left for dead, one of the taxi driver's victims has his day in court.

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UK government to bring in new controls on plastic items

In a bid to limit ocean pollution, the government will introduce new controls on plastic next year.

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We Are Middlesbrough: Pregnant teenagers tell their story

Robyn used to drink and smoke marijuana, but says her impending little girl changed her life.

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NHS can beat sepsis, says quadruple amputee

Sepsis survivor Tom Ray wants better awareness and faster diagnosis of the potentially deadly disease.

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Nipsey Hussle: Jury indicts man in rapper's fatal shooting

Nipsey Hussle was shot dead outside his Los Angeles clothes shop in March.

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British Steel future hanging in the balance

Anxious workers in Scunthorpe are waiting to hear the fate of the UK's second-biggest steel maker.

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Iranian threats 'put on hold', says US defence chief

The defence chief says US actions have stopped potential attacks and its policy was of "deterrence".

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TalkTalk data breach customer details found online

Personal details for 4,545 TalkTalk customers stolen during a 2015 data breach are accessible online.

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The Papers: May's final gamble and Jamie's 'kitchen nightmare'

Has the PM's "final desperate attempt" to find a parliamentary majority already backfired?

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News Daily: Brexit offer and shoe giants on trade war

Your morning briefing for 22 May 2019.

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Game of Thrones: How much do its female characters speak?

The show's actresses get considerably less time speaking on screen than the actors, data suggests.

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REO or Oreo? Ben Carson mistakes housing term for cookie

One is a real estate term. The other is a cookie. US Housing Secretary Ben Carson got them mixed up.

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The mothers fighting to get their children back from Lebanon

The BBC met three mothers who have all had their children taken to Lebanon by their former partners.

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Politicians and the perils of projectiles

Cats, shoes, eggs and milkshakes - why people throw things at politicians.

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'People should love who they want to'

Inside a school where the "No Outsiders" diversity programme is taught.

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The effects of air pollution on human health

People with lung conditions describe the impact air pollution has on their health.

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'Twin tornadoes' spotted in Oklahoma

Like giant lawnmowers, more than a dozen twisters hit Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, including two at once.

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Doctor Who: Judoon to return as Gloucester hosts filming

The Judoon were last seen terrorising David Tennant's incarnation as the doctor, in 2007.

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The US abortion battle explained in three minutes

Alabama banned all abortions but what does that mean for women across the US going forward?

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I never met my daughter's dad - she was his dying wish

Liat Malka was 35 and single when she decided she wanted a child. The sperm donor she found had died five years previously.

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How computing's first 'killer app' changed everything

Technology reshapes the workplace in much subtler ways than simply robots stealing jobs.

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Being black in Nazi Germany

A new film explores the little-known story of Germany's mixed-race population in the 1930s and 1940s.

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What have economists been getting wrong?

Evan Davis explains how the field of economics is asking itself some tough questions.

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Aladdin: How Disney found its leading characters

Will Smith might be playing the genie, but Disney opted for two relative unknowns for the leads.

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How Trump Is Outspending Every 2020 Democrat on Facebook

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By THOMAS KAPLAN and SARAH ALMUKHTAR from NYT U.S. https://nyti.ms/2WhND7E

Why Are Milkshakes Being Thrown at Right-Wing Politicians Like Nigel Farage?

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By ILIANA MAGRA from NYT World https://nyti.ms/2WYeBOD

Both Parents Are American. The U.S. Says Their Baby Isn’t.

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By SARAH MERVOSH from NYT U.S. https://nyti.ms/2QbDrYM

How ‘Game of Thrones’ Failed Fantasy

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By ROSS DOUTHAT from NYT Opinion https://nyti.ms/2JBBhS7

The New German Anti-Semitism

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By JAMES ANGELOS from NYT Magazine https://nyti.ms/2wawttQ

Medical School Doesn’t Teach the ‘Woman’s Life Is in Danger’ Curriculum

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By JEN GUNTER from NYT Opinion https://nyti.ms/2YCEmof

Life as a Nxivm ‘Slave’: Branding, Whippings and Cold Showers

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By COLIN MOYNIHAN from NYT New York https://nyti.ms/2Ht5Xm0

Fox News Welcomes Pete Buttigieg. Trump and ‘Fox & Friends’ Aren’t Pleased.

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By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM from NYT Business https://nyti.ms/2WffJAu

The god & his city: Life of Diego Maradona at Napoli and in Naples

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Diego Maradona, a new documentary on the Argentinian football legend, was premiered at the 72nd Cannes film festival on Sunday.

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Diego Maradona, a new documentary on the Argentinian football legend, was premiered at the 72nd Cannes film festival on Sunday.

Dhoni's role massive in India's World Cup campaign, says Ravi Shastri

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Shastri said it would be the most challenging World Cup considering the quality of the opposition teams and the change in format.

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Shastri said it would be the most challenging World Cup considering the quality of the opposition teams and the change in format.

BCCI elections on October 22, announces CoA

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The Supreme Court had assigned Narsimha in March to mediate with various state associations which had 80 filed interim appeals.

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The Supreme Court had assigned Narsimha in March to mediate with various state associations which had 80 filed interim appeals.

DR Congo's president faces challenges with appointment of new PM President Tshisekedi's many challenges mount with appointment of Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunga, an ally of the former president.

President Tshisekedi's many challenges mount with appointment of Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunga, an ally of the former president.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 11:05PM

Saudi Arabia to execute three scholars after Ramadan: Report Sheikh Salman al-Awdah, Awad al-Qarni and Ali al-Omari to be sentenced to death by Riyadh, Middle East Eye reports.

Sheikh Salman al-Awdah, Awad al-Qarni and Ali al-Omari to be sentenced to death by Riyadh, Middle East Eye reports.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 10:22PM

Washington says attacks 'deterred' as US-Iran tensions rise The acting US defence secretary tones down the rhetoric over tensions with Iran.

The acting US defence secretary tones down the rhetoric over tensions with Iran.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 09:50PM

US business group: Tariffs are hurting US firms in China The American Chamber of Commerce says many US firms in China are considering relocating to other countries.

The American Chamber of Commerce says many US firms in China are considering relocating to other countries.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 09:49PM

Jakarta on alert as protests after election loss turn violent Indonesian police say situation turned ugly when some protesters refused to leave and began throwing Molotov cocktails.

Indonesian police say situation turned ugly when some protesters refused to leave and began throwing Molotov cocktails.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 09:44PM

Omani author Jokha Alharthi wins Man Booker International Prize Alharthi is the first Arabic-language writer to take the prize, which includes an award of $64,000.

Alharthi is the first Arabic-language writer to take the prize, which includes an award of $64,000.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 07:34PM

Nuclear war risk highest since WWII, UN arms research chief warns Senior UN security expert says all states with nuclear weapons have nuclear modernisation programmes under way.

Senior UN security expert says all states with nuclear weapons have nuclear modernisation programmes under way.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 06:40PM

At rare UN news conference, North Korea warns US over seized ship The North's ambassador to the UN says confiscation of Wise Honest could affect 'future developments' between countries.

The North's ambassador to the UN says confiscation of Wise Honest could affect 'future developments' between countries.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 05:54PM

US Democrats raise alarm over Trump's increasing threats to Iran Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan give close-door briefings to Congress on Iran.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan give close-door briefings to Congress on Iran.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 03:42PM

Are lenders losing their appetite for Saudi debt? Banks gave Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund cheap money, hoping for lucrative deals. Those days may be over.

Banks gave Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund cheap money, hoping for lucrative deals. Those days may be over.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 02:53PM

Will Europe's populist leaders make a breakthrough? Mainstream politicians face a challenge from the far right as 400 million vote in European Parliament elections.

Mainstream politicians face a challenge from the far right as 400 million vote in European Parliament elections.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 02:11PM

US House Dems subpoena more Trump ex-aides after latest rebuff House Judiciary chairman issues subpoenas to former White House aides, Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson.

House Judiciary chairman issues subpoenas to former White House aides, Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 02:03PM

Protests grow against authoritarian slide in Czech Republic Rally marks a fourth week of demonstrations since the controversial appointment of Marie Benesova as justice minister.

Rally marks a fourth week of demonstrations since the controversial appointment of Marie Benesova as justice minister.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 01:48PM

'Stop the bans': Abortion rights activists rally across the US Thousands gather in cities nationwide to protest against wave of state abortion bans passed in recent months.

Thousands gather in cities nationwide to protest against wave of state abortion bans passed in recent months.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 01:35PM

'Targeted killings' and wave of arrests in Syria's Deraa UN says at least 11 people were killed and 380 arrested in rebel area that surrendered to Syrian government last year.

UN says at least 11 people were killed and 380 arrested in rebel area that surrendered to Syrian government last year.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 01:31PM

Malawi votes: Polls close in tight elections President Mutharika faces stiff challenge from his deputy Saulos Chilima and main opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera.

President Mutharika faces stiff challenge from his deputy Saulos Chilima and main opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 01:16PM

Global sea levels could rise far more than predicted Researchers say two-metre sea level rise is possible if global temperatures warm by five degrees Celsius by 2100.

Researchers say two-metre sea level rise is possible if global temperatures warm by five degrees Celsius by 2100.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 12:43PM

Dozens killed as rebels launch counterattack in Syria About 200,000 civilians caught in the crossfire in the country's northwest have now fled intensified fighting, UN says.

About 200,000 civilians caught in the crossfire in the country's northwest have now fled intensified fighting, UN says.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 12:37PM

New Ukrainian President Zelensky calls early parliamentary polls July 21 vote is widely seen as an attempt to gain momentum and cement power at a high point of new leader's popularity.

July 21 vote is widely seen as an attempt to gain momentum and cement power at a high point of new leader's popularity.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 12:18PM

US ally and Iran's neighbour, Iraq is caught in the middle Iraq has been mediating between both sides, US and Iran, to try and avoid a crisis.

Iraq has been mediating between both sides, US and Iran, to try and avoid a crisis.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 12:18PM

Burkina Faso ex-president offers to return to broker peace deal Blaise Compaore led successful negotiations with armed groups in the past, but the government has no plans to allow him to return to the country.

Blaise Compaore led successful negotiations with armed groups in the past, but the government has no plans to allow him to return to the country.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 11:40AM

AJ Shorts wins human rights press award in Hong Kong Digital documentary Growing up too Fast in Afghanistan was recognised in the short video category.

Digital documentary Growing up too Fast in Afghanistan was recognised in the short video category.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 11:24AM

Jamie Oliver's food chains collapse: More than 1,000 jobs at risk Oliver's restaurants have been in trouble for several years with branches closing around the United Kingdom.

Oliver's restaurants have been in trouble for several years with branches closing around the United Kingdom.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 11:09AM

UN envoy warns of 'long and bloody war' in Libya Ghassan Salame urges action to cut off arms flows to Libya, saying conflict there could imperil Mediterranean security.

Ghassan Salame urges action to cut off arms flows to Libya, saying conflict there could imperil Mediterranean security.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 10:54AM

Iran's Zarif: US playing 'dangerous game' in Gulf showdown Foreign minister slams US move to shift military hardware to the region, warning it increases the risk of 'accidents'.

Foreign minister slams US move to shift military hardware to the region, warning it increases the risk of 'accidents'.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 10:22AM

Houthi drone attack 'hits arms depot' at Saudi airport in Najran Yemeni rebels hit airport in Najran with armed drone, a week after a coordinated drone attack on Saudi oil pipeline.

Yemeni rebels hit airport in Najran with armed drone, a week after a coordinated drone attack on Saudi oil pipeline.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 01:43AM

Care worker inherits Penrose Estate after DNA test

Jordan Adlard Rogers only confirmed who his father was after his death and inherits at 1536-acre estate.

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Nan Winton: First woman to read BBC TV news dies

Nan Winton became the first female TV newsreader at the BBC on 20 June 1960.

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Dhoni will be India's trump card in World Cup: Zaheer Abbas

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India grabbed the Twenty20 World Cup under Dhoni's leadership in 2007 apart from winning the ODI World Cup in 2011.

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India grabbed the Twenty20 World Cup under Dhoni's leadership in 2007 apart from winning the ODI World Cup in 2011.

After 17 years, Gujarat riots gang-rape survivor receives justice Bilkis Bano is only the second person in India to receive compensation in a case of sexual abuse during communal riots.

Bilkis Bano is only the second person in India to receive compensation in a case of sexual abuse during communal riots.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 01:17AM

Nigel Farage milkshake attack: Man charged with assault

The Brexit Party leader had just given a short speech in Newcastle when he was covered in milkshake.

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Aretha Franklin: Three wills discovered

The handwritten wills have been found Queen of Soul's Detroit home, a lawyer reveals.

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Game of Thrones is 'game changer' for NI tourism

The hit fantasy show has shot Northern Ireland to stardom as a tourist destination.

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Jokowi declared Indonesia president; Prabowo readies challenge Election Commission proclaims Joko Widodo clear winner, but Prabowo claims fraud as Jakarta prepares for protests.

Election Commission proclaims Joko Widodo clear winner, but Prabowo claims fraud as Jakarta prepares for protests.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 12:33AM

Venezuela: Where's the petrol? Venezuela has the world's largest oil reserves, yet people are scrambling to fill car tanks as petrol supplies dry up.

Venezuela has the world's largest oil reserves, yet people are scrambling to fill car tanks as petrol supplies dry up.

from Al Jazeera English May 21, 2019 at 12:24AM

2016 US election and alleged Russian collusion: Trump-Democrats conflict intensifies as White House tells witness to ignore subpoenas to testify

The clash between US president Donald Trump and the Democratic majority in Congress intensified on Monday, with the White House telling the president's former lawyer to ignore a subpoena to testify about Trump's alleged obstruction of justice in the Russia probe.

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Indonesia's Joko Widodo gets re-elected as president; additional security forces deployed amid fears of unrest

There was a heavy security presence in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday, including in front of the election commission office, which was barricaded with razor wire and protected by scores of heavily armed troops.

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Pakistan appoints new envoy to India: Whether Islamabad's approach to New Delhi changes remains to be seen

The possibility of a new Indian government or a fresh version of the old one coming back to power has ostensibly resulted in Pakistan sitting up straight. The country has now appointed a new High Commissioner to India and is attempting to appoint an NSA.

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Algeria's army chief says elections best way out of crisis Protesters say transitional bodies need to be set up before free and fair elections can take place.

Protesters say transitional bodies need to be set up before free and fair elections can take place.

from Al Jazeera English May 20, 2019 at 11:55AM

Niki Lauda, Austrian Formula 1 legend, dies at 70

The three-time world champion is famous for staging an audacious recovery from a near-fatal crash.

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British Steel on verge of administration

The UK's second-biggest steel maker has been seeking £75m in government backing to help it stay afloat.

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Brexit: Hammond to warn Tories over no-deal 'hijack'

The chancellor claims a no-deal Brexit would cause harm and "hijack the result of the referendum".

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Police arrest 586 people in county lines crackdown

Drugs, guns, knives and cash were seized by police across the UK in week-long operation.

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Police facial recognition surveillance court case starts

Campaigners say police use of the technology is like taking DNA or fingerprints without consent.

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Middlesbrough: Keeping the flames alive at final foundry

There is only one foundry left in Middlesbrough - the town once known as Ironopolis.

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University of Oxford promises quarter of places to poor

University of Oxford wants a big increase in students from deprived areas in the next four years.

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Rise in global sea levels could have 'profound consequences'

Researchers say sea levels may rise by 2m by the end of this century, double current predictions.

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Alex Hepburn: Rape victim 'humiliated by sexual conquest game'

Ex-Worcestershire player Alex Hepburn helped set up a sexual conquest "game" on WhatsApp.

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Christchurch shootings: Mosque attacker charged with terrorism

Christchurch mosque attacker Brenton Tarrant is formally charged with terrorism for the March killings.

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Ren Zhengfei says US government 'underestimates' Huawei

A dispute over Huawei has escalated with implications for the firm, the tech sector and consumers.

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Morehouse College student: 'I want to change the world'

Dwytt Lewis is one of the 400 Morehouse College graduates whose debt is being wiped by a US billionaire.

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Academy withdraws pupils from A-level exams over poor mocks

The Association of School and College Leaders described it as "pretty unethical conduct".

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The Papers: Farage 'shake-down' and Trump tea with Charles

Images of the Brexit Party leader appear on many front pages after a man threw a milkshake at him.

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News Daily: Niki Lauda dies and Brexit 'hijack' warning