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Japan Activates First Marines Since WW2

Japan on Saturday activated its first marine unit since World War Two trained to counter invaders occupying Japanese islands along the edge of the East China Sea that Tokyo fears are vulnerable to attack by China. In a ceremony held at a military base near Sasebo on the southwest island …

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Prince Charles gets new Chief title on Vanuatu

Prince Charles has been made an honorary high chief in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu. The Prince of Wales said his new title was a "very great honour". As part of the ceremony, he took a sip from a cup of special kava, known as Royal Kava, which was …

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'Do your own job' - German ministers row before cabinet get-away

Tempers are fraying in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s new cabinet before she gathers ministers on Tuesday for a two-day retreat aimed at team-building in the ruling coalition, which took power just last month. Simmering antipathy between the awkward partners boiled over on Saturday in a row over law enforcement, highlighting …

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Independence not only solution to Spainish stand-off, says Puigdemont

Ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has said he does not see independence as the only solution to the political stand-off with Spain. At a packed press conference in Berlin on Saturday, Mr Puigdemont called for an international intervention to resolve the conflict that saw him imprisoned for almost two weeks until …

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India agrees to open waterways, rail link to Nepal capital

India agreed on Saturday to construct a rail link to Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, and to open up inland waterways in the landlocked Himalayan nation that has also by courted by China with transport deals. The agreement emerged at the end of talks in New Delhi between Indian Prime Minister …

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Facebook suspends AIQ data firm used by Vote Leave in Brexit campaign

Facebook has suspended a Canadian data firm that played a key role in the campaign for the UK to leave the EU. The social media giant said AggregateIQ (AIQ) may have improperly received users' data. It cites reported links with the parent company of Cambridge Analytica (CA), the consultancy accused …

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1500 Classic NASA Photos Headed to Auction

Can’t afford a moon rock? This might be the next best thing. A massive archive of more than 1,500 photographs of American space exploration taken during the height of the space race is going under the hammer at Swann Galleries later this month. The New York-based auction house …

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Dozens sue 😠 Canadian fertility doctor for 'using wrong sperm'❗

A Canadian fertility doctor is being sued by dozens of people who claim he used his own or unknown sperm to impregnate their mothers.

Lawyers Peter Cronyn and Frances Shapiro Munn say they have found 11 people whose parents went to Dr Barwin for fertility treatment who are allegedly his …

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U.S. slaps sanctions on Putin cronies for Russia's 'malign activity'

The United States imposed major sanctions on Friday against 24 Russians, striking at allies of President Vladimir Putin in one of Washington’s most aggressive moves to punish Moscow for its alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and other “malign activity.”

The action, taken under pressure from the …

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