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New Zealand birdlife to take 50 million years to recover from humans - 08/07/2019

BERLIN (dpa)- Since arriving in New Zealand some 700 years ago, humankind has devastated the region's birdlife to such an extent that regeneration would take 50 million years, an international...

Unrepentant Alex Acosta refuses to quit over Epstein case - 07/11/2019

Washington (tca/dpa)- Under pressure to resign, U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta pushed back Wednesday against assertions that he negotiated a "sweetheart deal" years ago in South Florida with...

British democracy activists turn waste bins into ballot boxes - 07/11/2019

LONDON (dpa)- Electoral reform activists turned litter bins into mock ballot boxes on Saturday to highlight their claim that most votes in British elections are wasted. Make Votes Matter organized a...

Jeffrey Epstein arrested in New York, charged with sex trafficking - 07/07/2019

Miami (tca/dpa) - More than a decade after receiving one of the most lenient sentences for a serial sex offender in US history, multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested outside of New York,...

As Russian flood death toll rises to 20, five feared dead found alive - 07/05/2019

Moscow - By Peter Spinella, - Five people who had been feared dead amid devastating floods in eastern Russia have been found alive, authorities said on Wednesday, as the death toll rose to 20. Most...

Tunisian President Essebsi, 92, hospitalized after severe illness - 06/27/2019

Tunis - By Tarak Guizani and Nehal El-Sherif, ) - Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi was transferred to a military hospital in the capital Tunis on Thursday after suffering from an acute health...

Prosecutors: Congressman used campaign funds to finance affairs - 06/26/2019

San Diego, California (tca/dpa) - Representative Duncan Hunter began living with a woman other than his wife early in his first term in the US House of Representatives, one of a series of intimate...

Anne Frank remembered by classmates on 90th birthday - 06/12/2019

Amsterdam - By Annette Birschel and Helen Corbett, - Two former school friends celebrated the memory of Anne Frank on Wednesday in the home where she once lived, on what would have been her 90th...

Syria : Abdel Basset al-Sarout dies after Hama clashes - 06/08/2019

A Syrian footballer who became a symbol of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad has died of wounds sustained in clashes in the north-west. Abdel Basset al-Sarout, 27, died in the Hama...

Sweden to hold detention hearing for Assange on rape allegation - 06/03/2019

Stockholm (dpa) - A Swedish court is set to hear a request that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange be detained in absentia on suspicion of rape, amid reports that he is ill. Deputy chief prosecutor...
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