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British media report 2 held at gunpoint in bowling alley

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Police in central England are warning the public to stay away from a shopping and recreation centre where British media report a man with a shotgun has taken hostages at a bowling alley.

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U.K. police respond to reports of gunman in leisure complex

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British police are dealing with what they call an "ongoing incident" at a leisure park in Nuneaton, Central England.

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Abe to push reform of Japan's pacifist constitution after election win

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc was headed for a big win in Sunday's election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation's longest-serving premier and re-energising his push to revise the pacifist constitution.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe sidelined as WHO goodwill ambassador after outcry

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a WHO goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization said on Sunday following an outrage among donors and rights groups at his appointment.

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Buddhists protest to urge Myanmar not to repatriate Rohingya

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Hundreds of Buddhists protested Sunday to urge Myanmar's government not to repatriate the nearly 600,000 minority Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh since late August to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

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U.S.-allied forces take Syria's largest oil field from ISIS

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U.S.-allied forces in Syria say they've captured the country's largest oil field from ISIS. The Syrian Democratic Forces say they are in full control of the Al-Omar field.

Some Germans see echoes of Stasi-era surveillance in new facial recognition technology

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Germany is testing out facial-recognition technology at a Berlin train station. The goal is to improve security, but for those who remember the Cold War, it has shades of life under East Germany's notorious secret police, known as the…

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans displaced by hurricane expected to decamp to New York

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New York City officials are bracing for tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans fleeing the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

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Japan heads to polls in snap election

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Japanese are voting in a general election that will most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition a majority in parliament.

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Fox renewed Bill O'Reilly contract knowing of harassment allegations

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The Fox News Channel says the company knew a news analyst planned to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O'Reilly when it renewed the popular personality's contract in February.

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Trump won't block release of never-before-seen documents on JFK assassination

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U.S. President Donald Trump says he doesn't plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

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Funeral service held for fallen soldier at centre of dispute over Trump's remarks

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A funeral service was held Saturday for a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa sparked a political spat between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman.

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Protesters flood Barcelona streets after Spain's PM says he wants to dissolve Catalonia's government

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Catalonia's separatist leader wants the regional parliament to debate and vote on how to respond to what he called the Spanish government's "attempt to wipe out" Catalonia's autonomy.

Why the murder of a journalist in Malta sent ripples as far as Canada

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CBC senior investigative producer Harvey Cashore had never met Daphne Caruana Galizia, but he felt the impact of the investigative journalist's death when the news began to circulate last week. Cashore was interviewed for this week's…

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3 killed, 11 trapped after landslide in northern Malaysia

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A landslide at a construction site in northern Malaysia on Saturday killed three foreign workers, with rescuers searching for 11 others feared trapped in the mud and rubble, officials said.

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U.S. commanders stress 'ironclad' commitment to defend South Korea

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U.S. naval commanders on Saturday reiterated Washington's "ironclad" commitment to defend South Korea against North Korean threats as an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier visited a South Korean port following a joint naval drill.

Trudeau calls appointment of Zimbabwe's Mugabe as WHO ambassador 'bad April Fool's joke'

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Health organizations and health ministers around the world have condemned the appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador" for the World Health Organization. Now the WHO is reconsidering

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At least 54 killed in Egypt after police operation ambushed

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At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo was ambushed, officials said Saturday. The ensuing firefight was one of the deadliest for Egyptian security…

Japan wrestles with future of its pacifist constitution ahead of election Sunday

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People on Japan's political left have begun to worry about the right stirring up fears of war, the better to re-militarize and make changes to the country's pacifist constitution.

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'The old guard in revolt': Why ex-presidents are violating code of silence to fight 'Trumpism'

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It's a golden rule that ex-presidents don't criticize a successor. But George W. Bush and Barack Obama both took poorly veiled shots at Donald Trump this week, and some experts think the ex-president pile-on may have only just begun.

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Former teen actress alleges Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed her

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Heather Kerr, an 18-year-old aspiring actress in 1979, told reporters today that she was sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein, adding her voice to a growing list of present and former entertainment industry workers who have come forward…

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At least 63 killed in separate bombings in Afghanistan

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Suicide bombers struck two mosques in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, a Shia mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province, killing at least 63 people at the end of a particularly deadly week for the troubled nation.

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Only 20% in Puerto Rico have electricity a month after hurricane

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A month after Hurricane Maria rolled across the centre of Puerto Rico, the power is still out for the vast majority of people on the island as the work to restore hundreds of miles of transmission lines and thousands of miles of…

California wildfires have destroyed over 8,400 buildings, officials say

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Some Northern California residents who fled their houses nearly two weeks ago as wildfires threatened started returning home Friday to see what's still standing. Authorities have raised the number of buildings destroyed by the fires to 8…

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France faces butter shortage amid global demand for pastries

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French pastries and butter have become so popular abroad that the increased demand led to a mini-shortage of the dairy product in French supermarkets.

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