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France avalanche: Four killed at Tignes ski resort France avalanche: Four killed at Tignes ski resort
Two teenage boys are among four snowboarders killed in an avalanche at the ski resort of Tignes in France. The snowboarders, led by an instructor, died when the wall of snow swept through an off-piste area just after 10:30 local time (09:30 GMT) on Monday. It had been feared more people had been caught up in the disaster. But Albertville Deputy Prefect Nicolas Martrenchard told a press co...
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North Korea ballistic missile test sparks condemnation North Korea ballistic missile test sparks condemnation
North Korea's latest ballistic missile test has been widely condemned. South Korea and US officials said the missile, launched on Saturday night, flew east towards the Sea of Japan for about 500km (300 miles). South Korea's defence ministry called it an armed provocation to test the response of President Donald Trump. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, standing next to Mr Trump on a visit...
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Jakarta vote: Indonesia hardliners call for Muslim governor Jakarta vote: Indonesia hardliners call for Muslim governor
Tens of thousands of Indonesians have gathered in Jakarta to urge people to vote for a Muslim candidate to be the capital city's next governor. The incumbent, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, is an ethnic Chinese Christian currently on trial after being accused of insulting Islam. Despite the court case, Mr Purnama is still expected to win Wednesday's vote. The campaign against him ...
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French farmer Cedric Herrou fined for helping migrants French farmer Cedric Herrou fined for helping migrants
A French farmer has been convicted and given a suspended 3,000 (2,500; $3,200) fine for helping migrants cross the French-Italian border. Cedric Herrou has housed dozens of migrants in caravans on his farm in the Roya valley, in south-east France. He has been hailed by supporters as a humanitarian and has vowed to continue helping migrants, which he characterises as a civic duty. Immigr...
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Syria war: Russian 'friendly fire' kills Turkish soldiers Syria war: Russian 'friendly fire' kills Turkish soldiers
President Vladimir Putin has sent condolences after a Russian air strike accidentally killed three Turkish soldiers in northern Syria. The soldiers were supporting Syrian rebels in efforts to capture the city of al-Bab from so-called Islamic State. It is part of a broader offensive by Turkey to push IS and Kurdish fighters away from Turkey's southern border. Russia and Turkey, who back op...
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Chinese family reunites 500 members for rare photo Chinese family reunites 500 members for rare photo
More than 500 members of one Chinese family have posed for the ultimate family photo. The pictures were taken at a Ren family reunion at Shishe village in China's eastern province of Zhejiang. It was held last week during the Lunar New Year period, which is usually marked by the Chinese with large family gatherings and meals. Photographer Zhang Liangzong took the pictures with a drone in ...
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Syria conflict: Thousands hanged at Saydnaya prison, Amnesty says Syria conflict: Thousands hanged at Saydnaya prison, Amnesty says
As many as 13,000 people, most of them civilian opposition supporters, have been executed in secret at a prison in Syria, Amnesty International says. A new report by the human rights group alleges that mass hangings took place every week at Saydnaya prison between September 2011 and December 2015. Amnesty says the alleged executions were authorised at the highest levels of the Syrian governm...
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Romania protesters not backing down after decree repeal Romania protesters not backing down after decree repeal
About 500,000 demonstrators have rallied across Romania, despite the government revoking a controversial decree that fuelled their discontent. The left-wing government earlier scrapped the decree, which would have shielded many politicians from prosecution for corruption. But protesters remain dissatisfied about a revised version of the bill which will now be put to parliament. Some are c...
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Quebec City mosque shooting: At least four reportedly killed Quebec City mosque shooting: At least four reportedly killed
At least four people have reportedly been killed in a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, Canada. Shots were fired at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre on Sunday night, police said. The centre's Facebook page posted video of police outside the scene, with a written comment that there were "some dead". Police said two people had been arrested, but did not provide a number for those kille...
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Theresa May in Turkey: UK agrees 100m defence deal Theresa May in Turkey: UK agrees 100m defence deal
Britain has agreed a 100m defence deal to help develop fighter jets for the Turkish air force. The announcement came as UK Prime Minister Theresa May met the Turkish president and prime minister in Ankara. Mrs May said the defence agreement "underlines once again that Britain is a great, global, trading nation". She said the UK would enhance trade relations with Turkey, and President Rec...
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