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US Federal Reserve hikes interest rates despite declining inflation

The Federal Reserve approved its second rate hike of 2017 even amid expectations that inflation is running well below the central bank's target.

Core inflation numbers announced yesterday revealed that inflation was running well below the bank's 2% target.

With the raise, overnight interest rates are now at 1.25 …

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Otto Warmbier 'was brutalised by pariah N Korea', parents say

The parents of Otto Warmbier, the US student who is in a coma after being freed this week by North Korea, say he was "brutalised" by a "pariah regime". "We want the world to know how we and our son have been brutalised and terrorised by the pariah regime," his …

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Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong family feud erupts again

A long-running feud among the family of Singapore's prime minister over the legacy of their father, the country's first leader, has resurfaced. In Facebook posts, two of PM Lee Hsien Loong's siblings accused him of going against their late father Lee Kuan Yew's wishes and abusing his power.

The family …

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Are you with us or with Qatar, Saudi King asks Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif

Saudi King Salman raised this question during a meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who had visited the Gulf Kingdom for finding a diplomatic solution to the Qatar crisis.

"Pakistan has told Saudi Arabia it will not take sides in the brewing diplomatic crisis in the Middle East after …

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London fire: Man catches baby dropped from 10th floor of tower

A quick-thinking man caught a baby thrown from the “ninth or the tenth floor” window of a building by a desperate woman after a huge fire engulfed the 24-storey residential tower block here.

Samira Lamrani, a witness, was quoted by The Telegraph as saying that she saw a woman try …

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London Fire Update - 6 dead and number expected to rise

London's Metropolitan Police have said that, so far, 6 people have died in the huge blaze that engulfed a residential high-rise in west London on Wednesday morning. Authorities said that the number of casualties is expected to rise and their recovery will be "lengthy" and "complicated."

At this point the …

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Qatar football team faces FIFA sanction for Emir shirt

Qatar's national football team could face disciplinary action from FIFA after its players warmed up for a World Cup qualifier against South Korea wearing t-shirts showing support for the country's Emir.

The white shirts worn by the players were emblazoned with a profile portrait of the Emir, an image that …

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DR Congo polio outbreak hits global eradication goal

Two outbreaks of polio have been identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in a blow to the goal of wiping out the disease from the world. The World Health Organization said there was a high risk the disease would spread.

Polio is a potentially deadly infection mainly affecting young …

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Niger army rescues 92 migrants in Sahara Desert

Troops in northern Niger have rescued 92 migrants who were on the brink of death in the Sahara Desert, an army statement has said. Traffickers abandoned the group, which included women and children, without water and food, it added.

One migrant died after being taken to a relief centre, the …

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Bridge collapse: Niger govt declares state of emergency

The Niger Government on Wednesday declared 'state of emergency' on federal roads following the collapsed of two bridges, linking the Western and Northern Nigeria. Mr. Jonathan Vatsa, the state Commissioner for Information, made the declaration shortly after inspecting the bridges in Tatabu and Bokani villages both in Mokwa Local Government …

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Sex In Space Needs To Be Studied Urgently, Says Scientist

On a recent Atlantic Live panel, Assistant Professor Kris Lehnhardt, from George Washington University, described sex in space as a “real concern” and one that humans have not addressed to date.

But Lehnhardt says that there is something we are missing. He told the live audience: “Something we really don …

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Evidence that Jupiter is the oldest planet in the solar system

An international group of scientists has found that Jupiter is the oldest planet in our solar system. By looking at tungsten and molybdenum isotopes on iron meteorites, a team of scientists found that meteorites are made up from two genetically distinct nebular reservoirs that coexisted but remained separated between 1 …

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Two-headed porpoise caught in fishing net is first ever found

Fishers off the coast of the Netherlands got quite a shock when they caught what has now been confirmed as the first case of conjoined twin harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena).

With a single body and two fully grown heads, this is a case of partial twinning, or parapagus dicephalus. The …

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E3 2017 games list: COD, God Of War, Spider Man & More

🎮E3 2017 Games:

Uncharted The Lost Legacy (DLC)📹:
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Days Gone📹:
Monster Hunter World📹:
Shadow of the Colossus📹:
Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite📹: https://goo …

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