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Theresa May calls snap general election for June 8

Theresa May will go to parliament on Wednesday and seek early election to stop 'political game-playing' ahead of Brexit.

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World's oldest person dies at age 117

Emma Morano, who was born on November 29, 1899, passed away in her armchair in Verbania, Italy on Saturday.

Emma Morano

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Doubts over 'Islamist' motive letters in Dortmund blast

Local newspaper receive claim of responsibility for the attack on Borussia Dortmund team implicating the far right.

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Frenzied rescues save more than 2,000 asylum seekers

A total of 2,074 people brought to safety in a day of non-stop rescues of those stranded in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Intellectuals criticise law targeting CEU university

Open letter from artists, poets and academics to PM accuses new law of seeking 'to close democratic institutions'.

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NATO deploys troops to Poland near Russian border

More than 1,100 soldiers to be stationed in Orzysz, about 57km south of Russia's Baltic Sea enclave of Kaliningrad.

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Scientists set to capture first-ever image of a Black Hole

Over the past week, astronomers have trained a network of telescopes around the world at a single point at the centre of our galaxy to finally catch a glimpse of a black hole.

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US-Russian ties 'at low point' as Syria tensions rise

Differences remain as top US diplomat Rex Tillerson meets Russian leader Vladimir Putin and counterpart Sergey Lavrov.

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European court: Russia mishandled Beslan school siege

Kremlin objects to the ruling that blamed Russia for deaths of more than 300 hostages in 2004.

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'No proof' detained suspect was behind Dortmund blasts

German prosecutors, however, seek arrest warrant for 26-year-old over alleged links with ISIL.

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