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A state of emergency has been declared in the Chilean capital, Santiago, after protests sparked by increased metro ticket prices turned violent. Protesters - many of them high school and university students - jumped turnstiles, attacked several underground stations, started fires and blocked traffic, leaving widespread damage across the city.

06:05:11 on 19 Oct

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When Japan’s youngest prince, Hisahito, visited Bhutan in August on his first overseas trip just months after his uncle Naruhito became emperor, his trip was regarded as the debut of a future monarch on the world stage. The visit was rare public exposure for the boy on whose shoulders the future of the monarchy rests.

01:57:01 on 18 Oct

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Thirty-five foreigners were killed and four others injured when a bus crashed with another heavy vehicle in the Muslim holy city of Medina, Saudi state media said on Thursday. The accident on Wednesday involved a collision between "a private chartered bus... with a heavy vehicle (loader)" in the western Saudi Arabian city.

06:27:02 on 17 Oct

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The AIADMK ministers continue to be divided over the inclusion of Sasikala, who is likely to be released from Parapana Agraharam jail by next year. “Chinnamma release will create a ripple effect in the AIADMK and I whole-heartedly welcome the statement by Minister Rajendra Bhalaji,” rebel AMMK leader V Pughazhendi told DT Next.

11:27:01 on 17 Oct

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THE PENTAGON announced on Monday that the U.S. was pulling all of its troops out of northeastern Syria at President Donald Trump’s direction, completing a withdrawal he had started by Twitter declaration a week earlier. The move further clears the way for a full-on invasion by Turkey, whose soldiers have already been accused of executing noncombatants.

07:57:01 on 16 Oct

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EU and UK officials have resumed Brexit talks in the hope of reaching a deal that can be agreed by leaders at a key summit on Thursday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to update the cabinet on the progress of the negotiations, which continued into the early hours. On Tuesday, there were unconfirmed reports that an agreement was imminent.

04:27:01 on 16 Oct

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Kurds under attack from Turkey in northern Syria say they will no longer prioritize guarding Islamic State detainees if the offensive continues. The Kurdish-led SDF currently hold thousands of suspected IS prisoners. Areas in north-eastern Syria under SDF control have come under heavy bombardment from Turkey since it launched its offensive on Wednesday.

05:05:05 on 13 Oct

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apan's military scrambled Sunday to rescue people trapped by flooding in the aftermath of powerful Typhoon Hagibis, which killed at least eleven people, caused landslides and burst rivers. By Sunday, the significantly weakened storm had moved back off the land, but it left in its wake a trail of destruction and forced Rugby World Cup organizers to cancel another match.

12:27:01 on 13 Oct

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In an anti-Semitic gun attack, two people were shot dead in the eastern German city of Halle on Wednesday. The suspect, who has been identified by the media as 27-year-old German Stephan Balliet, filmed the shooting and posted it online. Jewish leaders are demanding action from Germany on Thursday to protect the community and face down resurgent right-wing extremism.

03:35:19 on 10 Oct

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The US has added 28 Chinese entities to an export blacklist, citing their role in Beijing's repression of Muslim minorities, just days before high-level trade talks were slated to resume in Washington. Western scholars estimate more than one million Turkic Uighurs and other Muslim minorities have been arbitrarily detained in Xinjiang region in the past few years.

06:27:01 on 08 Oct

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When artist Subodh Gupta filed a defamation case against an anonymous Instagram account in the Delhi high court, he included an email from the director of an international art collective, Khoj, in his filings. The email shows that the Khoj director, Pooja Sood, had taken a private stand that sharply contrasted with two public statements issued by the art collective.

05:57:01 on 08 Oct

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On a crowded stage where debate often devolved into a cacophony of crosstalk, Canada’s federal leaders have sought to sway voters before the country’s election. Over two hours, federal political leaders lobbed the majority of their attacks at the prime minister, Justin Trudeau, in the only official English language debate before 21 October.

05:27:01 on 08 Oct

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UK prepares for breakdown in talks with EU

The UK government is preparing for a breakdown in talks with the EU over Brexit this week, according to No 10. A government official told the BBC the EU had not shown a desire to "budge one centimetre" since Boris Johnson submitted new proposals to Brussels. They said a deal was not completely ruled out, but another source said the PM's plans were "the only way out".

02:57:02 on 08 Oct

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President Donald Trump on Monday launched a harsh attack on NATO ally Turkey, threatening to destroy its economy if Ankara takes a planned military strike in Syria too far even though the U.S. leader himself has opened the door for a Turkish incursion. Mr. Trump said he would “totally destroy and obliterate” Turkey's economy if it took action in Syria.

12:35:21 on 08 Oct

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A second whistleblower has come forward in the impeachment case against US President Donald Trump, according to lawyers representing the first one. Mark Zaid told ABC News the second person was also an intelligence official and they had spoken to the inspector general. Late on Sunday night, Mr Trump lashed out at Democratic leaders, suggesting they should be impeached.

06:35:13 on 07 Oct

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A BJP corporator and four of his family members were on Sunday, 6 October, shot dead at their residence in Maharastra's Jalgaon district by three gunmen, police said. The incident took place late Sunday night when BJP corporator Ravindra Kharat and his family members were inside their residence, police said.

01:05:41 on 07 Oct

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The majority of Hong Kong's subway stations remained closed Sunday as the city braced for more protests with pro-democracy activists vowing to hit the streets and opposition lawmakers trying to overturn a face mask ban. Thousands of protesters staged unsanctioned marches and flashmob protests at multiple locations on Saturday.

03:57:01 on 06 Oct

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Arshak Makichyan is not picketing about free elections, police violence or political prisoners. His big concern is the planet and his inspiration is Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. "This is about our future," the 24-year-old explains, echoing the teenage campaigner. He says he began to read about climate change after seeing her protests, and realised the threat.

03:27:01 on 04 Oct

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