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‘Long live Putin!’ Haiti opposition protesters burn US flag, demand Russian intervention

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As the poorest Caribbean state descends into chaos caused by the corruption of its elites, protesters on the streets are calling for help from a man who has never set foot in the country – Vladimir Putin. “Down with Americans, long live Putin!” chanted around 200 demonstrators in the capital Port-au-Prince on Friday, some holding Read More

'I don't trust anyone': The British women who married IS jihadis

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By Alex Crawford, special correspondent Reema Iqbal is talking to us from behind the plastic sheeting which marks the tented area which is now her home in Roj camp in northeast Syria. She is not wearing the all-covering black Islamic dress and veil that most of the women walking around the camp are dressed in. Read More

India vows 'crushing response' to Kashmir bombing

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India’s prime minister has warned Pakistan of a “crushing response” to a suicide bombing that left at least 41 soldiers dead in Kashmir. Narendra Modi blamed its neighbour for the attack on a paramilitary convoy in an India-controlled part of the region on Thursday, with his finance minister adding that he will try to ensure Read More

People in hospital after 'boiling water challenge' goes wrong

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Americans have been warned to stop trying the “boiling water challenge” after several cases of people being burned. With large parts of the US hit by a deep freeze last week, some took up the challenge to throw water in the air and watch it instantly turn into frozen vapour. The stunt, during the so-called Read More

U.S. production and use of refined coal continues to increase

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February 8, 2019 U.S. production of refined coal, which is coal that has been processed to reduce emissions when burned, reached record highs in 2017, and it is expected to increase even further in 2018. Use of refined coal has increased despite the general decline in total U.S. coal consumption since 2008. For the first Read More

Residents flee huge forest fire after homes destroyed

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter in New Zealand Dozens of people have fled their homes after properties were destroyed by a large forest fire at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. The blaze started on Tuesday at around 2pm local time (1am UK time) near the small community of Wakefield, around 16 miles south Read More

Forest wildfire in New Zealand destroys homes, forces evacuation

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A bush fire on New Zealand’s South Island spread through thousands of hectares, destroying property and forcing the evacuation of about 100 homes, officials said on Wednesday. The fire that started at Pegion Valley in Nelson on Tuesday doubled overnight to spread over 1,870 hectares within a perimeter of 20 kilometers, the Read More

IS using women and children as human shields in final pocket of land

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By Alex Crawford, special correspondent, on the eastern Syrian border with Iraq Islamic State is using women and children as human shields as US-led coalition forces battle to rout the extremists from their final pocket of land. Coalition soldiers have suspended attacks temporarily to try to encourage civilians inside the IS enclave to come out Read More

Part of Australia's Queensland hit by once-in-a-century floods, braces for more rain

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Once-in-a-century flooding in part of the eastern Australian state of Queensland looks set to worsen as the nation’s weather bureau on Saturday warned of more heavy rain in the area. Some residents have already been evacuated after days of monsoon rains lashed the region around the coastal city of Townsville, in the Read More