Drowned baby picture captures week of tragedy in Mediterranean

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Drowned baby picture captures week of tragedy in Mediterranean

A photograph of a drowned migrant baby in the arms of a German rescuer was distributed on Monday by a humanitarian organization aiming to persuade European authorities to ensure safe passage to migrants, after hundreds are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean last week.

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Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death

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Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death

The Afghan Taliban have named a deputy to former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour as their new leader, a spokesman said in a statement on Wednesday, the group's first official confirmation that Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike.

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Ngo Thanh Minh wins Sony Photography National Award

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Ngo Thanh Minh wins Sony Photography National Award

Ngo Thanh Minh’s photograph, entitled Lighting Dream, won the Vietnam National Award at the Sony World Photography Awards.

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Volkswagen sued for $3.7 billion in Germany over diesel scandal

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Volkswagen sued for $3.7 billion in Germany over diesel scandal

Volkswagen AG is being sued for 3.3 billion euros ($3.7 billion) over the cover-up of its polluting diesel engines, its biggest legal challenge in Germany after a wave of lawsuits in the U.S. centered on the scandal.

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French photographer presents ‘hidden smile’ photo to Vietnamese museum

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French photographer presents ‘hidden smile’ photo to Vietnamese museum

French photographer Rérahn Croquevielle has presented his world-renowned photograph of a smiling old lady in Hoi An titled ‘Hidden Smile’ to the Vietnamese Women’s Museum.

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Uber jumpstarts first motorbike service in gridlocked Bangkok

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Uber jumpstarts first motorbike service in gridlocked Bangkok

Uber Technologies Inc. is starting its very first motorcycle taxi service in Bangkok, where perennial congestion leads to rush-hour traffic speeds in the Thailand capital of just 11 kilometers per hour (6.8 miles).

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Ten dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkish coast

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Ten dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkish coast

Ten people drowned while 43 others were rescued after a boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off Turkey's western coast, Turkish news agency Dogan reported on Saturday.

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Former spy seeks to show UK knew of Guantanamo torture: Sunday Times

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Former spy seeks to show UK knew of Guantanamo torture: Sunday Times

A former senior British intelligence officer wants to give evidence that the country's security services knew about the torture of inmates at the U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, a newspaper reported.

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Vietnam's currency drops to limit of trading band for first time

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Vietnam's currency drops to limit of trading band for first time

Vietnam’s dong fell to the limit of its current trading band for the first time, reflecting further pressure to weaken after three devaluations already this year.

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Transgender group launches photo collection to call for fight against HIV/AIDS

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Transgender group launches photo collection to call for fight against HIV/AIDS

Nineteen transgender people in Ho Chi Minh City have modeled for a photo project that aims to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.

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Kabore wins Burkina Faso presidential election

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Kabore wins Burkina Faso presidential election

Roch Marc Kabore was proclaimed the winner of the presidential election in Burkina Faso and will become the country's first new leader in decades, the Independent National Electoral Commission said on Tuesday.

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Brazil to sue BHP, Vale for $5 billion in damages for dam burst

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Brazil to sue BHP, Vale for $5 billion in damages for dam burst

Brazil's federal and state governments plan to sue the owners of the Samarco iron ore miner for 20 billion reais ($5.24 billion) in damages caused by the burst of a tailings dam, Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira told reporters on Friday.

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Ringleader of Paris attacks planned more strikes, mocked open borders

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Ringleader of Paris attacks planned more strikes, mocked open borders

The ringleader behind the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris had plans to strike Jewish targets and to disrupt schools and the transport system in France, according to sources close to the investigation.

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Afghan army in rescue bid for Taliban chopper crash hostages

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Afghan army in rescue bid for Taliban chopper crash hostages

The Afghan army launched an operation Wednesday to rescue 18 hostages including two Moldovans captured by the Taliban after their helicopter crash-landed in the north, officials said.

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Nicole Kidman and James McAvoy win at Evening Standard Theatre Awards

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Nicole Kidman and James McAvoy win at Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Nicole Kidman and James McAvoy have won the best acting honours at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

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