Chick-fil-A cancels only UK shop after backlash

Chick-fil-A cancels only UK shop after backlash

Chick-fil-A is being forced to abandon its first and only store in Britain just days after it was opened. Local LGBT rights activists protested the American chain over the policies of its religiously-conservative owners.
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Hong Kong designer turns protest umbrellas into instruments

Hong Kong designer turns protest umbrellas into instruments

When government workers began clearing Harcout Road in central Hong Kong at the start of the long-running protest in June, Kevin Cheung rushed over and salvaged over 36 umbrellas from the refuse.
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Netanyahu's corruption charges explained

Netanyahu's corruption charges explained

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces the greatest challenge yet to his political survival as corruption charges were filed against him this week following an investigation.
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Boyband BTS still have to do military service

Boyband BTS still have to do military service

South Korean boy band BTS will not be given exemption from mandatory military service, the defence ministry has said, reaffirming its policy of no exceptions for pop stars.
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Philippine Airlines 777 makes emergency landing at LA airport

Philippine Airlines 777 makes emergency landing at LA airport

A Boeing 777 bound for Manila suffered an apparent engine failure shortly after takeoff and made an emergency landing in Los Angeles. Ciara Lee reports
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How gold mines pad jihadists' wallets

How gold mines pad jihadists' wallets

Islamic State, al Qaeda, and other militant groups are losing ground in the Middle East. But in Africa, they're aggressively pushing into a new source of cash and recruits: wildcat gold mining. David Lewis and Matthew Larotonda report.
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New Zealand convicts man of murdering tourist

New Zealand convicts man of murdering tourist

A jury in New Zealand found a man guilty on Friday of murdering 21-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane, almost a year after the incident took place.
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Bushfires put Sydney among worst-polluted cities

Bushfires put Sydney among worst-polluted cities

The Australian city of Sydney made an appearance in the top ten most-polluted cities in the world according to Air Visual, after the city awoke to its fourth consecutive day shrouded in smoke from widespread bushfires.
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New Epstein accuser comes forward

New Epstein accuser comes forward

The latest lawsuit against Jeffrey Epstein's estate was announced on Thursday. The plaintiff, Teala Davies, said the late financier offered to help her when she was supporting herself at age 17, but instead sexually abused her repeatedly.
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Trump honors two soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Trump honors two soldiers killed in Afghanistan

U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Thursday to receive the remains of two American soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan this week.
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'This is all going to blow up': Highlights from Day 5 of impeachment hearings

'This is all going to blow up': Highlights from Day 5 of impeachment hearings

President Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser Fiona Hill urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday not to promote “politically driven falsehoods” that cast doubt on Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S.
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9-year-old to become world's youngest university graduate

9-year-old to become world's youngest university graduate

With an IQ of 145, 9-year-old Belgian boy Laurent Simons is on track to become the world's youngest university graduate when he completes a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at Eindhoven's University of Technology next month. Freddie Joyner
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Hill: stop promoting Ukraine meddling 'fiction'

Hill: stop promoting Ukraine meddling 'fiction'

President Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser Fiona Hill urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday not to promote “politically driven falsehoods” that cast doubt on Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. electio
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Defying Navy officials, Trump backs convicted SEAL

Defying Navy officials, Trump backs convicted SEAL

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday blasted the U.S. Navy's handling of a Navy SEAL whose rank he recently restored following a court martial, saying he would not allow the service to remove his SEAL status. Lisa Bernhard has more.
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Netanyahu calls criminal indictment 'an attempted coup'

Netanyahu calls criminal indictment 'an attempted coup'

The corruption allegations facing Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have now resulted in indictments against him. It comes as Israel's turbulent politics faces its third election in less than year.
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Where do UK political parties stand in the Brexit election?

Where do UK political parties stand in the Brexit election?

British political parties have been releasing their manifestos ahead of a snap poll on December 12, making promises and Brexit and investment that could fundamentally transform the United Kingdom, David Doyle reports.
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There's unfinished business in the birthplace of Sudan's revolution

There's unfinished business in the birthplace of Sudan's revolution

People in Sudan's Atbara, a colonial-era railway hub, support the national government in the capital some 220 miles to the south, but say some of the main grievances which drove their uprising - poor salaries and unemployment - remain.
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Children among 73 migrants rescued near Libya

Children among 73 migrants rescued near Libya

Spanish rescue ship Open Arms carried out a rescue late on Wednesday, pulling 73 migrants from a tightly packed rubber dinghy that had been drifting in the Mediterranean for nearly 24 hours, around 49 miles off the Libyan coast.
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Israel could face third election this year

Israel could face third election this year

Weary Israelis are bracing for their third general election in a year, which could be on the horizon after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival Benny Gantz failed for form a coalition government.
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Protesters stay holed up in Hong Kong campus

Protesters stay holed up in Hong Kong campus

Fewer than 100 protesters remained holed up in a Hong Kong university on Thursday as riot police encircled the campus, with some activists desperately searching for ways to escape while others hid.
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Bushfires spread to another state in Australia

Bushfires spread to another state in Australia

Bushfires in Australia have spread to the state of Victoria, as firefighters struggle to put out hundreds of existing blazes across several states.
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U.S. House passes HK bills, drawing China's ire

U.S. House passes HK bills, drawing China's ire

A front-page editorial in Chinese state media Thursday vowed "resolute revenge" if the U.S. sticks to its course, after two bills on Hong Kong cleared Congress and have been sent to U.S. President Trump to sign into law.
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Cooper says Ukrainian officials asked about aid in July

Cooper says Ukrainian officials asked about aid in July

Laura Cooper, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, told lawmakers on Wednesday that her staff had received an email on July 25 from the State Department saying that Ukraine's embassy and the House of Representati
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'Everyone was in the loop': Highlights from Ambassador Sondland's testimony

'Everyone was in the loop': Highlights from Ambassador Sondland's testimony

A U.S. diplomat on Wednesday described broad involvement at the most senior levels of the Trump administration in a pressure campaign against Ukraine on Day 4 of the impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump.
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Britain's Prince Andrew halts public duties over sex scandal

Britain's Prince Andrew halts public duties over sex scandal

Britain's Prince Andrew stepped down from public duties on Wednesday, saying the controversy surrounding his ill-judged association with late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein had caused major disruption to the royal family's work. Lisa Bernhard has mor
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