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Netanyahu blasts U.N. 'hypocrisy', Australian PM opposes 'one-sided resolutions'

By Colin Packham | SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull offered a staunch defense of Israel on Wednesday, criticizing the United Nations and vowing never to support “one-sided resolutions” calling for an end to Israeli settlement building on occupied land. … Continue reading

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Flooding forces hundreds from homes in San Jose, California

By Alex Dobuzinskis Murky, waist-high floodwaters swamped neighborhoods along a rain-swollen creek in the northern California city of San Jose on Tuesday, prompting authorities to issue evacuation orders or advisories for more than 1,000 homes, city officials said. The state’s … Continue reading

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Footage released of Harrison Ford's plane near-miss

An airport in California has released video of a plane, being flown by the actor Harrison Ford, mistakenly flying low over an airliner. Ford’s single-engine plane landed on a taxiway instead of a runway at John Wayne airport in Orange … Continue reading

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Newspaper review: The £1m bomber and 'storm chaos'

The Brexit Secretary David Davis has said Britain will stay open to EU immigration many years after leaving the EU, according to The Times. Speaking in the Estonian capital, Tallin, Mr Davis is quoted as saying: “Don’t expect just because … Continue reading

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Malaysia identifies North Korean embassy official among suspects

Malaysian police identified a senior official in the North Korean embassy on Wednesday as a suspect in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, and said another was linked to North Korea’s state airline. Police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said both … Continue reading

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Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia seeks North Korea embassy official

Malaysian police say they are seeking a senior official at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur in connection with the killing of Kim Jong-nam. Mr Kim, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, died last week at Kuala … Continue reading

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Divisive political rhetoric a danger to the world, Amnesty says

Politicians who have used a divisive and dehumanised rhetoric are creating a more divided and dangerous world, says rights group Amnesty International. Its annual report singles out President Donald Trump as an example of an “angrier and more divisive politics”. … Continue reading

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Melbourne plane crash: Pilot had 'near collision' in 2015

An Australian pilot who died in a Melbourne plane crash had been investigated before over a “near collision” in 2015, say officials. Max Quartermain and four US citizens died when their light plane hit a shopping centre on Tuesday. Police … Continue reading

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In pictures: Miniature worlds

From Sydney and Los Angeles to Hong Kong, artist Joshua Smith’s small models depict the buildings of big cities. Everything in them is reduced to scale, down to worn posters and discarded cigarette stubs. This model is based on a … Continue reading

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Street parties planned to remember murdered MP Jo Cox

Thousands of street parties, picnics and baking competitions will be held on 17 and 18 June to remember MP Jo Cox, a year after she was murdered. Her widower Brendan said the UK-wide event, called The Great Get Together, would … Continue reading

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