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Barclays bank chief executive Diamond resigns

Barclays bank chief executive Diamond resigns

Barclays chief executive resigned with immediate effect over a rate rigging scandal at the British banking giant, the company said in a shock announcement.

Oceans of garbage prompt war on plastics

Faced with images of turtles smothered by plastic bags, beaches carpeted with garbage and islands of trash floating in the oceans, environmentalists say the world is waking up to the need to tackle plastic pollution at the source.

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Miss Spain breaking barriers as first transgender Miss Universe hopeful

Carrying a bold message of inclusion, transgender rights and a sharp rebuke to US President Donald Trump, Miss Spain's Angela Ponce is blazing a trail as the first transgender contestant in Miss Universe's 66-year history.

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At least 13 miners were feared dead after being trapped by flooding in an illegal "rat hole" coal mine site in remote northeastern India, police said Friday.

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Nations ’face extinction’ without instant climate action

Dozens of nations threatened with catastrophe from unchecked climate change warned on Thursday they "face extinction" without immediate action to rein in mankind’s emissions, as UN climate talks limped towards their conclusion.

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'Majority' back 48-team Qatar World Cup, says Infantino

A "majority" of football federations support increasing the number of teams playing at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from 32 to 48, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in Doha on Thursday.

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Five foreigners have been arrested in Bali for drug trafficking, authorities said Thursday, with a German and Peruvian possibly facing execution if convicted under Indonesia's strict drug laws.

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Economies in developing Asia and the Pacific are weathering external challenges thanks to robust domestic demand, while inflationary pressures are abating, according to a new report from the Asian Development Bank.

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Faced with images of turtles smothered by plastic bags, beaches carpeted with garbage and islands of trash floating in the oceans, environmentalists say the world is waking up to the need to tackle plastic pollution at the source.

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Carrying a bold message of inclusion, transgender rights and a sharp rebuke to US President Donald Trump, Miss Spain's Angela Ponce is blazing a trail as the first transgender contestant in Miss Universe's 66-year history.

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At least 13 miners were feared dead after being trapped by flooding in an illegal "rat hole" coal mine site in remote northeastern India, police said Friday.

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Dozens of nations threatened with catastrophe from unchecked climate change warned on Thursday they "face extinction" without immediate action to rein in mankind’s emissions, as UN climate talks limped towards their conclusion.

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A "majority" of football federations support increasing the number of teams playing at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from 32 to 48, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in Doha on Thursday.

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Five foreigners have been arrested in Bali for drug trafficking, authorities said Thursday, with a German and Peruvian possibly facing execution if convicted under Indonesia's strict drug laws.

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