'Missing link' in human history confirmed

Associated Press - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 15:10
Early humans were still swinging from trees two million years ago, scientists have said, after confirming a set of contentious fossils represent a "missing link" in humanity's family tree.
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Afghan interior minister resigns to run for vice-presidency: sources

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 15:10
Afghan Interior Minister Amrullah Saleh resigned on Saturday to run for the vice-presidency in the July election, two political sources said.
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Former Afghan warlord Hekmatyar enters presidential race

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 15:10
A former warlord accused of historic war crimes entered Afghanistan's presidential race on Saturday in a new challenge to President Ashraf Ghani who allowed him to return from exile two decades he was forced out by the Taliban.
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Indian opposition stages giant joint rally to oust Modi

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 15:08
India's main opposition parties joined forces against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday at a rally which attracted hundreds of thousands of people months ahead of elections.
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Williams advances, will face No. 1 Halep

Associated Press - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 15:07
Younger players facing an idol like Serena Williams or Maria Sharapova on a grand stage may feel it is a dream come true. But at this Australian Open, it hasn't quite led to a fairy-tale ending.
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Spanish rescuers to start drilling for boy trapped in well

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 14:41
Rescuers in southern Spain worked through the night as efforts to reach a two-year-old boy trapped in a deep well since Sunday entered a sixth day in an operation that has gripped the nation.
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We have responsibility to get an orderly Brexit, says Merkel

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 14:35
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she would do all she could to make sure Britain leaves the European Union with an agreement and, striking a conciliatory tone, she felt a responsibility to get an orderly solution.
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As teachers get paid, learning returns to bombed-out Yemen school

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 14:17
Its books have been looted and walls blown out, but a school in war-torn southern Yemen is hopeful that the resumption of regular salary payments can keep teachers and children in classrooms.
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French 'Yellow Vests' gather in Paris for tenth weekend of protests

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 14:15
"Yellow Vest" demonstrators gathered in the French capital on Saturday for their tenth consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government.
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Merkel says to work hard for a Brexit deal

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 14:14
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she would do all she could to make sure Britain leaves the European Union with an agreement and that London should remain a close partner of the bloc even after it has left.
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Tunisian union calls new nationwide strike to press wage demands

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 14:01
Tunisia’s powerful UGTT union called on Saturday for another national strike for two days next month to press its demand for higher wages for 670,000 public servants, the UGTT chief said.
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Irish commitment to Brexit backstop 'absolute': foreign minister

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 13:51
Ireland's commitment to the entire Brexit divorce deal struck with the British government but rejected by its parliament is "absolute", including the contentious border "backstop", foreign minister Simon Coveney said on Saturday.
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Man charged with murder in the death of Israeli exchange student

Associated Press - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 13:19
A 20-year-old man arrested in the killing of an Israeli exchange student in Australia has been charged with murder, police said.
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Arrested Portuguese hacker is Football Leaks 'whistleblower': lawyers

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 13:04
A Portuguese man arrested in Hungary on suspicion of extortion and secrecy violations hacked football bodies' documents - which later appeared on the Football Leaks website - because he was "outraged" by criminality in the sport, his lawyers said.
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Former British PM Major urges May to drop Brexit red lines

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 13:01
Former British prime minister John Major urged Theresa May on Saturday to drop her "red lines" on Brexit or allow parliament to find a way forward to avoid a damaging no-deal departure from the European Union in March.
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Customs union rollback would unlock Brexit talks: EU's Hogan

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 13:01
Britain could remove most obstacles blocking a Brexit deal if it rolls back on a promise of leaving the European Union's customs union, the bloc's Agriculture Commissioner said.
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Mexico vows fuel theft crackdown after deadly pipeline blast

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 11:52
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pledged to step up efforts to stamp out fuel theft on Saturday after an explosion at a pipeline killed at least 21 people and injured dozens more.
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Storm to bring snow and ice to 115 million people in its path

Associated Press - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 11:27
A winter storm will unload a messy mix of heavy snow, strong winds and frigid temperatures across parts of the Midwest and Northeast over the weekend.
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Zimbabwe public workers reject latest wage offer after protests

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 11:04
Zimbabwe's public workers have rejected a second offer to raise their salaries and demanded to be paid in dollars, days after at least three people died in violent anti-government protests.
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Gunmen kill two Buddhist monks in Thailand's troubled south

Reuters - Sat, 19/01/2019 - 10:58
Unknown gunmen shot dead two Buddhist monks and injured two others in an attack at a temple in Thailand's mainly Muslim south, the first such killing of a Buddhist monk in the restive region in more than three years.
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