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UK police probe second Kevin Spacey allegation: report

British police are investigating Hollywood star Kevin Spacey over a second allegation of sexual assault, the Press Association news agency reported on Wednesday.

London's Metropolitan Police said it was examining an allegation of sexual assault against a man in 2005 in the Lambeth area of the city.

UK police probe second Kevin Spacey allegation: report
UK police probe second Kevin Spacey allegation: report

UK police probe second Kevin Spacey allegation: report

British police are investigating Hollywood star Kevin Spacey over a second allegation of sexual assault, the Press Association news agency reported on Wednesday.

Russian anger as oligarch held in France over taxes
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Russian anger as oligarch held in France over taxes

Moscow on Wednesday protested at the arrest of billionaire senator Suleyman Kerimov in France, where he faced a second day of questioning over alleged tax evasion involving the purchase of luxury properties.
‘Black goat’ to thrive again in Israel
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‘Black goat’ to thrive again in Israel

A breed of goat limited for decades by law in Israel is expected to prosper once again in the Jewish state.
‘Butcher of Bosnia’ found guilty of genocide, jailed for life
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‘Butcher of Bosnia’ found guilty of genocide, jailed for life

UN judges on Wednesday sentenced former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic to life imprisonment after finding him guilty of genocide and war crimes in the brutal Balkans conflicts over two decades ago.
US condemns ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Myanmar’s Rohingya
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US condemns ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Myanmar’s Rohingya

The United States on Wednesday toughened its stance on Myanmar, accusing the country’s security forces of perpetrating “horrendous atrocities” against the Rohingya that amount to “ethnic cleansing” of the Muslim minority.
Hariri says resignation on hold, pledges to stay in Lebanon
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Hariri says resignation on hold, pledges to stay in Lebanon

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Wednesday he was suspending his surprise resignation, pending talks, providing a potential way out of a political crisis that has rocked the country.
Eight rescued after US Navy aircraft crashes in Philippine Sea
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Eight rescued after US Navy aircraft crashes in Philippine Sea

Rescuers have plucked eight people to safety south of Japan after a US Navy aircraft with 11 people on board came down in the Philippine Sea, the latest accident to hit American armed forces in East Asia.
France, five others risk breaking deficit rules: EU
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France, five others risk breaking deficit rules: EU

The EU warned Wednesday that France and five other countries were at risk of breaching the bloc’s tough public spending rules, adding to the pressure on President Emmanuel Macron to push through tough reforms.
Pakistan frees suspected Mumbai attacks mastermind
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Pakistan frees suspected Mumbai attacks mastermind

A Pakistani court Wednesday ordered the release of one of the alleged masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attacks which killed more than 160 people, after months of US pressure on Islamabad over its alleged support for militants.
Singapore to deploy driverless buses from 2022: minister
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Singapore to deploy driverless buses from 2022: minister

Driverless buses will appear on some roads in Singapore from 2022 as part of plans to improve mobility in the land-scarce city-state, its transport minister said Wednesday.
N. Korea calls US terror listing a ‘serious provocation’
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N. Korea calls US terror listing a ‘serious provocation’

North Korea condemned its US terror listing as a “serious provocation” on Wednesday, warning that sanctions would never force it to abandon its nuclear weapons programme.
Thousands flee over Bali volcano eruption fears
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Thousands flee over Bali volcano eruption fears

Thousands living in the shadow of a rumbling volcano on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali fled Wednesday as fears grow that it could erupt for the first time in more than 50 years.
UK made grave errors over Hinkley nuclear project – MPs
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UK made grave errors over Hinkley nuclear project – MPs

Britain made “grave strategic errors” in its handling of the Franco-Chinese Hinkley Point nuclear project, a critical parliamentary report concluded Wednesday.
Dramatic footage shows N. Korea defector’s border dash
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Dramatic footage shows N. Korea defector’s border dash

Dramatic footage of a North Korean soldier’s defection released Wednesday showed him racing across the border under fire from former comrades, and then being hauled to safety by South Korean troops.
Britain facing annual budget in shadow of Brexit
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Britain facing annual budget in shadow of Brexit

Britain’s Conservative government unveils its annual budget Wednesday, against the backdrop of looming Brexit and sluggish economic growth.
Putin to hold Syria peace talks with Erdogan, Rouhani
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Putin to hold Syria peace talks with Erdogan, Rouhani

Vladimir Putin will meet with the presidents of Turkey and Iran Wednesday for a key summit aimed at re-booting the peace process in Syria, a day after the Russian leader hosted surprise talks with Bashar al-Assad.
Worries over oxygen supply on missing Argentina submarine
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Worries over oxygen supply on missing Argentina submarine

An international search mission for a missing Argentine submarine entered a critical phase Tuesday after nearly a week without signs of life — as the vessel risked running out of oxygen after being submerged for so long.
China’s former internet czar faces graft probe
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China’s former internet czar faces graft probe

China’s former internet czar, who oversaw a tightening of online censorship during his tenure, has become the latest top Communist Party figure to be ensnared in the country’s anti-corruption drive.
In US, 4 in 10 cancers due to ‘modifiable risk’: study
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In US, 4 in 10 cancers due to ‘modifiable risk’: study

About four in 10 cancers in the United States are due to lifestyle choices — such as smoking and eating poorly — and other risks that might be avoidable, researchers said Tuesday.
Brazil exports murder-tainted illegal logging: Greenpeace
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Brazil exports murder-tainted illegal logging: Greenpeace

Endangered Amazon hardwood trafficked by a Brazilian exporter allegedly behind the massacre of nine farmers this year is being sold unimpeded around the world, according to environmental pressure group Greenpeace.
Expansion of tuna quotas ‘step backward’ for conservation
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Expansion of tuna quotas ‘step backward’ for conservation

The 51-nation tuna fisheries body for the Atlantic and Mediterranean boosted quotas for highly prized bluefin despite scientific findings that doing so could threaten the species’ recovery, delegates and observers at a key meeting said Tuesday.
Palestinians announce US meeting freeze over office row
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Palestinians announce US meeting freeze over office row

Palestinian officials announced Tuesday they had suspended meetings with the US following a quarrel with President Donald Trump’s administration over the future of their representative office in Washington.
Besiktas draw with Porto to reach Champions League last 16
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Besiktas draw with Porto to reach Champions League last 16

Turkish champions Besiktas reached the Champions League last 16 for the first time in 31 years on Tuesday, as a 1-1 draw with Porto in Istanbul wrapped up top spot in Group G.
Lebanon’s Hariri meets Sisi in Egypt ahead of return home
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Lebanon’s Hariri meets Sisi in Egypt ahead of return home

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri briefly stopped Tuesday in Egypt for talks on his way back from France to his country, which is reeling from his surprise resignation amid an escalating regional crisis.
Trump blasted over decision to repatriate 59,000 Haitians
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Trump blasted over decision to repatriate 59,000 Haitians

President Donald Trump on Tuesday faced a backlash over his tough immigration policies after deciding that 59,000 Haitians who took refuge in the United States following the 2010 earthquake must return home.
Norway court grants reprieve to seven wolves
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Norway court grants reprieve to seven wolves

A Norwegian court on Tuesday granted a reprieve to seven wolves near Oslo caught in the middle of a battle between environmental activists and sheep farmers.

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