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Trump lowers flags for journalists killed in Maryland

Image copyright ReutersImage caption The flag over the White House is lowered to half-mast on Tuesday US President Donald Trump has ordered US flags to be flown at half-mast in tribute to five journalists killed last week at a Maryland newspaper. He issued the proclamation on Tuesday morning, a day after Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley […]

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Missing Thai boys found alive in caves

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage from the Thai Navy shows rescuers at the Tham Luang caves in Chiang Rai All 12 boys and their football coach have been found alive after nine days missing in caves in Thailand, the regional governor says. All of them are safe, Narongsak Osottanakorn confirmed, speaking […]

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Germany migrants: Merkel allies leave Seehofer isolated

Image copyright AFPImage caption Chancellor Merkel is duelling with erstwhile ally Horst Seehofer (R) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has won pledges of support from key allies in Bavaria’s Christian Social Union (CSU), making its leader, her defiant interior minister, look increasingly isolated. She is reported to be holding talks now with the minister, Horst Seehofer. […]

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Mexico election: López Obrador vows to fight corruption

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow should Mexico’s new president deal with Trump? The left-wing anti-establishment candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, will make tackling corruption his top priority after winning Mexico’s presidential election on Sunday. Official projections give him more than 53% of the vote but it is unclear whether his party […]

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Syria war: 270,000 displaced by fighting in south-west

Image copyright AFPImage caption Displaced civilians have set up makeshift camps near the border with Jordan At least 270,000 people have fled their homes in south-western Syria since the military launched an assault on rebel-held areas two weeks ago, the UN says. Many of those displaced by the fighting in Deraa and Quneitra provinces have […]

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Unesco announces new heritage sites around the world

Mountain monasteries in South Korea, a Saudi oasis and Mumbai’s art deco buildings are among a number of sites to make it on to Unesco’s World Heritage List. Being listed gives them legal protection under international treaties. The UN’s cultural organisation, meeting in Bahrain, have been agreeing which landmark sites around the world need preserving […]