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Grace Millane trial: CCTV ‘shows accused wheeling body in suitcase’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe court was shown CCTV of the suspect taking a suitcase out of his hotel A jury…

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Hong Kong suspends schools, kindergartens amid escalating protests

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThese Hong Kong university students fought police with petrol bombs, bows and arrows Hong Kong has announced…

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Australia bushfires: Fresh warnings in Queensland and New South Wales

Image copyright ADAM STEVENSON/Reuters Image caption A kookaburra on a burnt tree in a fire-ravaged region of New South Wales Australian authorities have warned that…

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Xinjiang cotton sparks concern over ‘forced labour’ claims

Image copyright Getty Images Global retailers are facing scrutiny over cotton supplies sourced from Xinjiang, a Chinese region plagued by allegations of human rights abuses….

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Guru Nanak: Sikh founder’s 550th birthday celebrated

Image copyright AFP Celebrations have taken place in India and Pakistan to mark the 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak – the founder…

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Hong Kong protests: Rule of law on ‘brink of collapse’, police say

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPetrol bombs were thrown and tear gas fired outside Hong Kong’s Chinese University Hong Kong’s rule of…

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South Korean river turns red after being polluted with pigs’ blood

Image copyright Yeoncheon Imjin River Civic Network Image caption The river turned red from the blood of thousands of slaughtered pigs A river near the…

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Afghanistan announces Taliban prisoner swap to free hostages

Image caption Australian Timothy Weeks (left) and US citizen Kevin King appeared dishevelled in video in 2017 Afghanistan is to release three high-ranking Taliban prisoners…

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Australia bushfires: ‘We owe you milk’ say firefighters who saved man’s house

Image copyright PAul Sefky/Facebook Image caption The Urunga Rural Fire Service left this note behind on Mr Sefky’s kitchen counter An Australian man has shared…

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PMC Bank: Indian customers protest after fraud investigation launched

Nearly a million angry customers of India’s Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative bank are panicking as they struggle to access their money. The bank is under…

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