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Airbus warns no-deal Brexit could see it leave UK Airbus warns no-deal Brexit could see it leave UK
Airbus has warned it could leave the UK if the country exits the European Union single market and customs union without a transition deal. The European planemaker said the warning was not part of "project fear, but its "dawning reality". Airbus employs about 14,000 people at 25 different sites in the UK. Last week, the outgoing president of the CBI said sections of UK industry faced extin...
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Yemen war: Pro-government forces 'storm Hudaydah airport' Yemen war: Pro-government forces 'storm Hudaydah airport'
Yemeni pro-government forces, backed by the United Arab Emirates, are reported to have stormed the airport serving the rebel-held Red Sea city of Hudaydah. The UAE's state news agency, Wam, said troops had gained control of large parts of the facility and that dozens of Houthi rebels were dead or wounded. They launched a major offensive last week to capture the city and its port. The port...
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Miss Iraq and Miss Israel reunited after selfie controversy Miss Iraq and Miss Israel reunited after selfie controversy
Six months ago, a simple selfie between two Miss Universe contestants provoked a backlash that pushed one to flee her home country, her family in tow. Sarah Idan was representing Iraq at the 2017 pageant in Las Vegas when she snapped a picture with Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, and posted it online. In the caption, she wrote "Peace and Love from Miss Iraq and Miss Israel". But some people...
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Syria war: UN seeks inquiry into 'Russian' Idlib air strikes Syria war: UN seeks inquiry into 'Russian' Idlib air strikes
The UN's secretary general has called for an investigation into deadly air strikes in Syria last week that were allegedly conducted by Russian jets. António Guterres expressed deep concern about Thursday's attack on the rebel-held town of Zardana, which activists said killed at least 47 civilians. The dead included a rescuer who was allegedly targeted. Russia, which backs Syria's governme...
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Vietnam protesters clash with police over new economic zones Vietnam protesters clash with police over new economic zones
Protests have broken out in Vietnam against plans for three new economic zones, amid fears that Chinese investors will dominate the areas. Police reportedly detained more than a dozen people in the capital Hanoi and halted demonstrations in other cities. Some carried anti-China banners, including one reading: "No leasing land to China even for one day." The government proposed a law last ...
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Pilot dies after plane crash-lands in Melbourne Pilot dies after plane crash-lands in Melbourne
A light aircraft crash in a tree-lined suburban street near Melbourne, Australia has left its pilot dead. The plane crashed in the suburb of Mordialloc, about 25km from the centre of Australia's second city. No-one other the pilot was hurt by the crash, police said. A trail of fire on the road near the burning wreckage could be seen, eyewitnesses reported. According to local police, overh...
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Korean woman survives six days in Australian wilderness Korean woman survives six days in Australian wilderness
A Korean woman who survived for six days in the Australian wilderness after falling from a steep cliff has been found by emergency crews. Joohee Han, 25, was climbing Mount Tyson near Tully, Queensland when she slipped and tumbled into a deep ravine. She was knocked unconscious, but managed to crawl to a waterfall where she stayed for days without any food. Her friends raised the alarm on...
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Iraqi parliament orders manual election recount Iraqi parliament orders manual election recount
Iraq's parliament has voted to carry out a manual recount of votes cast in last month's legislative elections, amid allegations of widespread fraud. MPs also replaced the leadership of the election commission and annulled the votes of overseas and displaced Iraqis. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned that security agencies had evidence of "unprecedented" violations. He said ...
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Ethiopia 'accepts peace deal' to end Eritrea border war Ethiopia 'accepts peace deal' to end Eritrea border war
Ethiopia says it will fully accept the outcome of a border commission, ending a dispute with Eritrea that sparked Africa's deadliest border war in 1998. The ruling EPRDF coalition says the decision was taken in an effort to make peace with neighbouring Eritrea. Tens of thousands of people were killed in two years of fighting. The two sides have remained on a war footing as Ethiopia refuse...
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Commonwealth Bank offers to pay record fine in laundering case Commonwealth Bank offers to pay record fine in laundering case
Australia's Commonwealth Bank has said it will pay a $700m (Ł400m; $530m) fine for breaching anti-money laundering and counter-terror financing laws. The scandal relates to 53,000 suspect transactions that the bank did not immediately report to authorities. Last year, Australia's financial intelligence agency accused the lender of "serious and systemic" law breaches. If a court approves t...
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