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Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement

The Colombian government and the Farc rebel group have signed a historic peace accord, putting an end to more than five decades of conflict. Both sides have agreed to work together to address social exclusion, to deliver justice to the … Continue reading

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Colombia, FARC sign final deal to end five decades of bloodshed

By Nelson Acosta | HAVANA Colombia’s government and leftist FARC rebels signed a final peace deal on Wednesday to end a 50-year-old guerrilla war, one of the world’s longest conflicts which took the resource-rich country to the brink of collapse. … Continue reading

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Scottish restaurants given top Good Food Guide ranking

Five restaurants in Scotland have achieved a Top 50 listing in the 2017 Good Food Guide (GFG). Leading the Scottish entries is Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles. The restaurant is praised for “applying a modern sensibility to dishes” while reflecting … Continue reading

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'Soft' prison sentences extended after complaints

The prison sentences of 102 offenders in England and Wales were extended last year, following complaints the original terms were too soft. More than half the cases involved sexual offences or robbery. The complaints were made under the Unduly Lenient … Continue reading

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Chinese gamer: I play for 15 hours a day

China’s online gaming industry is the biggest and fastest growing in the world. Around two-thirds of internet users play games online. Now more of them are becoming professional. With prize money of more than $14m last year, some young people … Continue reading

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Tax warning over unlocked pensions

Some people are being hit with an unexpected tax bill after unlocking their money from a pension pot, according to Citizens Advice. Others are facing reductions in welfare payments owing to the income received by releasing the funds. The so-called … Continue reading

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Earthquake causes houses to crash down hillside in Italy village

Rescue workers have used helicopters to pluck survivors to safety from some of the more isolated villages in the area which have been cut off by landslides and rubble. In Pescara del Tronto, all the houses have collapsed so that … Continue reading

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Pulled from the wreckage of her convent in Amarice

At least 120 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday. But many more people are still missing and the death toll is expected to rise. Rescuers have been searching for … Continue reading

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North Korea's Kim declares missile launch from sub 'greatest success'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the Sunchon Chemical Complex in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on August 13, 2016. KCNA/ via REUTERS

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Florida governor complains U.S. not doing enough to fight Zika

By Julie Steenhuysen | CHICAGO Florida Governor Rick Scott on Wednesday said the federal government has so far not delivered all of the Zika antibody tests and laboratory support he has requested as the state battles the spread of the … Continue reading

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