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Duterte threatens to ‘declare war’ on Canada over long-running trash dispute

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to declare war with Canada amid a long-standing diplomatic dispute between the two nations over Canadian waste that was illegally dumped in his country five years ago. “I want a boat prepared. I’ll give a warning to Canada maybe next week that they better pull that thing out or Read More

Ukraine election: TV star could uproot corrupt elites

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By Diana Magnay, Moscow correspondent, in Kiev Polls have opened in Ukraine as people there choose their next president in a run-off vote. Petro Poroshenko will have managed to pull off something pretty close to a miracle if he manages to beat his rival Volodymyr Zelenskiy. The latest opinion polls show Zelenskiy streaks ahead – Read More

Ukraine’s TV star turned politician could uproot corrupt elites

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By Diana Magnay, Moscow correspondent, in Kiev Petro Poroshenko will have managed to pull off something pretty close to a miracle if he manages to beat his rival Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Sunday’s presidential election run-off vote. The latest opinion polls show Zelenskiy streaks ahead – on 72% to Poroshenko’s 25%. At Friday’s election spectacular in Read More

Tragic death of Bangladeshi student set on fire for reporting abuse provokes anger across the world

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The tragic murder of a school girl, lured onto a roof and set on fire by classmates for reporting sexual abuse by her principal, has provoked outrage across Bangladesh and beyond, with politicians and the UN voicing disgust. Nusrat Jahan Rafi was pinned to the ground by a group of students and teachers wearing burqas Read More

UK to introduce porn age-checks in July

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An age-check scheme designed to stop under-18s viewing pornographic websites will come into force on 15 July. From that date, affected sites will have to verify the age of UK visitors. If they fail to comply they will face being blocked by internet service providers. But critics say teens may find it relatively easy to Read More

North Korea tests mysterious ‘tactical guided weapon’ after failed Trump-Kim summit

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Kim Jong-un has supervised the test of a new “tactical guided weapon” just months after the summit in Vietnam failed to achieve any results as the US continues to demand unconditional denuclearization before any sanctions relief. The North Korean leader personally observed the new weapon test on Wednesday, KCNA said, without providing details, other than Read More

‘Have you no shame?’ John McAfee pillories ‘fake’ bitcoin creator Craig Wright

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Cryptocurrency evangelist and outsider US presidential candidate John McAfee has waded into the online crypto-wars, ridiculing computer scientist Craig Wright for claiming to be the elusive Satoshi Nakamoto, creator of bitcoin. Wright publicly claims to be part of the original bitcoin development team, and the face behind the pseudonymous signatory of the bitcoin whitepaper, ‘Satoshi Read More

Pub-goers rejoice: Revelers in Moscow to get virtual drinking assistant

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As Google and Amazon vie to develop the world’s smartest digital helper, a Russian IT startup has announced AI for a very specific niche – a voice assistant that gives advice to pub-goers. Bar hoppers in Moscow can look forward to having a trusted adviser who can – hopefully – save them from buying the Read More

Trump vetoes bid to end US aid for Saudis in Yemen

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Donald Trump has vetoed a motion that would have stopped the US providing military aid to Saudi Arabia for their ongoing war in Yemen. Congress had passed a never-before-used war powers resolution in a bid to change White House policy on the conflict, which has raged for four years. Many in Washington have been keen Read More