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Tourists evacuated from famous abbey in France after security threat

A man reportedly threatened to attack police at Mont-Saint-Michel in France, which is visited by thousands of tourists every day.

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Police say 14 Maoist rebels killed in raid in western India

Indian police say government forces have killed at least 14 Maoist rebels during a raid on their hideout in a forested area in western India.

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Queen starts the London Marathon as runners set off

The London Marathon runners are off on their way - aided by The Queen, who pressed the starting button, sending a tide of more than 40,000 runners through the capital.

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Suicide bomber strikes voter registration center in Afghan capital, 31 killed

Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said another 54 people were wounded in Sunday's attack, updating an earlier toll.        

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ISIS claims responsibility for suicide blast that killed at least 31 people at voter registration centre in Kabul

WARNING - GRAPHIC IMAGES: The explosion destroyed cars and shattered windows in nearby buildings, leaving rubble strewn across the street

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World Bank shareholders back $13 billion capital increase

The World Bank's shareholders on Saturday endorsed a $13 billion paid-in capital increase that will boost China's shareholding but bring lending reforms that will raise borrowing costs for higher-middle-income countries, including China.

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Tourists at French abbey evacuated after threat

French authorities are evacuating tourists and others from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and monument in western France after a visitor apparently threatened to attack security services.

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Earth Day 2018 marked by Google Doodle – Dr Jane Goodall talks about the importance of sustaining the environment

EARTH Day is an ever increasing movement centred around protecting the environment. On its 48th anniversary TODAY, Google has honoured the global initiative with one of its world-famous Doodles – and here’s why… What is Earth Day 2018 an

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Korean Air chairman says two daughters will step down from company posts

SEOUL (Reuters) - Korean Air Lines chairman Cho Yang-ho said on Sunday his two daughters would immediately step down from their positions at the company.

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Earth Day 2018 is TODAY! What’s this year’s theme and how can you help reduce plastic litter and pollution?

IT’S the planet we live on and is home to more than six billion humans and countless other animals and plants. But with climate change and pollution endangering planet Earth, people are being implored to help protect the fragile environment –

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Germany's center-left Social Democrats to elect new leader

Germany's center-left Social Democrats are electing a new leader to spearhead the party's recovery from a disastrous election result and guide it through a fractious coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

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World’s oldest person Nabi Tajima dies in Japan at age of 117 – making her the third oldest person EVER to live

THE world’s oldest person has died in Japan aged 117. Nabi Tajima passed away on Saturday in hospital where she had been staying since January. The supercentenarian was born on August 4, 1900, and became the world’s oldest person seven months

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Air strikes pound insurgent enclave close to Damascus

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes pounded an insurgent-held area near Damascus on Sunday, footage broadcast by state TV stations showed, as the Syrian government stepped up efforts to wipe out the insurgency's last foothold near the capital.

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Pope ordains 16 priests, tells them always 'be merciful'

Pope Francis is reminding priests to always be merciful, as he ordained 16 men in a ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica.

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Syrian military pummels IS-held districts in Damascus

Syrian state media says government forces are pounding districts of southern Damascus held by Islamic State militants in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached earlier in the week.

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Nabi Tajima dead: World's oldest person dies in Japan aged 117

Tajima was born on 4 August, 1900, and reportedly had more than 160 descendants

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Melania Trump ‘happier at a funeral with Obama’ in picture without husband Donald

Twitter users joked the US first lady looked happier than ever without husband Donald Trump.

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Afghan voter centre blast kills dozens

Suicide attack at voter registration centre in capital Kabul kills at least 31 people, officials say.

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Armenian PM rejects demands to quit on 10th day of protests

YEREVAN (Reuters) - Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan rejected on Sunday opposition demands to step down, as protests against the former president's appointment as premier extended to a 10th day.

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Somalia warns Dubai Ports World against violating its sovereignty

State-owned port operator should rethink its deal with breakaway region and work with the government, says Somali FM.

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Nicaragua reporter killed during Facebook Live amid unrest

Ángel Gahona is gunned down on Facebook Live while reporting on a wave of anti-government protests.

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Britain's Pippa Middleton pregnant with first child: Sun on Sunday

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, is pregnant with her first child, The Sun on Sunday newspaper reported.

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North Korea's nuclear pledge adds momentum to South's preparations for summit

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's preparations for its first summit with North Korea in more than a decade are in full swing this week, officials said on Sunday, a day after the North's pledge to end its nuclear tests raised hopes but also scepticism.

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Twisted couple accused of romping with their pet husky ‘Bubba’ in home-made sex chamber

A COUPLE face up to 18 months in prison for having vile romps with their dog in a home-made sex chamber, court files revealed. Fred Manzanares, 50, and Janette Solano, 48, carried out the sickening sessions with their husky Bubba in a modified caravan,

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Saudi issues drone restrictions following palace incident

Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry on Sunday instructed drone enthusiasts to obtain permission to fly the devices until regulations were finalized, a day after security forces shot down a recreational drone near the king's palace in Riyadh.

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Armenian PM Sargsyan walks out of meeting with opposition

Protesters have called for PM Sargsyan to resign over fears of authoritarian rule and corruption.

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The UK Treasury's Robert Jenrick talks to Business Insider about inequality, productivity, and whether he'd rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck

Robert Jenrick / The Treasury Robert Jenrick MP, currently the UK Treasury's lead spokesperson on economic growth and productivity, was once attacked by the Daily Mail for being too rich. We asked him whether he believes that wealth inequality might be h

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At least 10 killed as unrest intensifies in Nicaragua

Police accused of using live bullets on demonstrators as week of protests against Ortega and pension reforms continue.

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Afghanistan: Deaths in attack on ID registration centre in Kabul

At least four killed as suicide bomber detonates explosives at voter registration centre in Kabul's Dasht-e-Barchi area.

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World's oldest person Nabi Tajima dead aged 117 - making her third longest lived human ever

Great-great-great grandmother Nabi Tajima died from old age at a hospital in her native Japan while Guinness World Records conducted research to verify her as the world's oldest human

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ICYMI: Baby love and a centenarian pianist

A baby gorilla and centenarian pianist are among the stories you might have missed this week.

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China dragon boat accident leaves 17 dead

The accident during race practice on a river in China may have been caused by a strong current.

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