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A quarter of the world’s population ‘under extremely high water stress,’...

One-quarter of the world's population is facing "extremely high water stress", a newly published ranking has revealed. Data published by the World Resources Institute...

Italian Senate backs Lyon-Turin high-speed rail link, widening coalition rift

The Italian Senate on Wednesday rejected a motion by one of the ruling coalition parties, the 5-Star Movement, to block an alpine rail link...

Irish PM: No-deal Brexit increasingly likely, border poll would be ‘divisive’

Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar said Britain's exit from the European Union without a deal looks increasingly likely — but that a referendum on...

Siberia’s wildfires ‘getting bigger’ despite Russian airforce intervention, Greenpeace warns

Siberia's wildfires are not decreasing - they are only getting bigger despite Russian airforce intervention, Greenpeace Russia warned this week. In a situation update...

Estonia says it won’t recognise Russian passports Putin has offered in...

Estonia says it will refuse to recognise Russian passports controversially offered to residents in separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine. Vladimir Putin earlier this year promised fast-tracked...

Could new UK PM Boris Johnson call a snap general election?

Speculation is swirling over whether the UK's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson will pull off a shock by calling an early general election. Johnson's...

French boy, six, fractured his spine in Tate Modern fall

A six-year-old French boy allegedly thrown from a 10th-floor viewing gallery at London’s Tate Modern museum fractured his spine and suffered a bleed on...

Spectacular explosions after fire at Russian arms depot in Siberia

Massive explosions at a Russian military ammunition depot in Siberia injured at least eight people and prompted the evacuation of thousands Monday. Russia's Defence...

Coca-Cola advert for gay tolerance prompts boycott call in Hungary

Advertisements by Coca-Cola that promote gay acceptance have prompted a boycott call from a senior member of the Hungary’s right-wing ruling party. The posters,...

US labels China a ‘currency manipulator’ as trade war deepens

The United States has officially designated China a "currency manipulator", the first such accusation between major powers for a quarter of a century. The...

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