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Dozens missing in Oregon as historic fires devastate western US

Dozens of people are missing and at least 23 people are believed to have been killed as historic wildfires in the western US forced evacuations, stretched fire crews thin and

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Rio Tinto CEO and senior executives resign from company after Juukan Gorge debacle

The Rio Tinto chief executive, Jean-Sébastien Jacques, and two other senior executives are leaving the global miner after its board bowed to intense investor pressure for strong action over its

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Ex-Salvadoran colonel jailed for 1989 murder of Spanish Jesuits

A former Salvadoran army colonel who served as a government security minister has been sentenced to 133 years in prison after being found guilty of the murder of five Spanish

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Belgian king’s daughter fights for right to call herself a princess

A woman who successfully fought a seven-year legal battle to prove she was the daughter of the former king of Belgium, Albert II, will learn next month whether, against the

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Backlash in Pakistan as police appear to blame woman for gang rape

The gang-rape of a woman in front of her children after her car broke down on a motorway has prompted outrage and protests in Pakistan, with anger further fuelled by

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Twitter and Google join Facebook in tightening rules on US election claims

Premature claims of victory will be blocked from Twitter and Google in the run-up to November’s US presidential election, as both companies follow Facebook in trying to fight the prospect

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German military mulls bringing in feminine form for army ranks

Germany is considering introducing feminine forms for military ranks, according to reports, 20 years after women gained the right to join the Bundeswehr. The army has resisted using the feminine

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