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Players turn up the heat on Australian Open weather policy

Jan 19, 2018

French player Alize Cornet thinks the extreme heat policy at the Australian Open needs to be re-evaluated, saying she nearly fainted in the scorching temperatures during her third-round match at Melbourne Park

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Austrian nationalists staying in Le Pen EU parliament group

Jan 19, 2018

A top official with Austria's nationalist Freedom Party says it's staying in a European Parliament group that also includes prominent euroskeptics Marine Le Pen of France and Geert Wilders of the Netherlands despite entering its country's new government

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France's Macron pledges big increase in defense budget

Jan 19, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged an "unprecedented" hike in defense spending in the coming years to guarantee France's security within its borders and fight "obscurantism" abroad

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Head of hugely popular N. Korea girl band to visit S. Korea

Jan 19, 2018

The head of North Korea's most popular girl band is to visit South Korea amid Olympic cooperation

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Tensions soar along Indian, Pakistan frontier in Kashmir

Jan 19, 2018

Tensions between India and Pakistan have soared along their volatile frontier in Kashmir as soldiers shell villages and border posts for third day

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UK coroner awaiting test results on late Cranberries singer

Jan 19, 2018

A coroner is awaiting the results of tests to determine what killed The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan

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Former Catalan leader seeks long-distance 'tech' government

Jan 19, 2018

Catalonia's fugitive former leader, who wants his old job back, says new technologies would allow him to govern from Belgium

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Turkey says Syria offensive 'de facto' underway

Jan 19, 2018

Turkey's defense minister says country determined to carry out a military offensive against enclave in northwest Syria, saying Syrian Kurdish fighters pose ever increasing threat to Turkey

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US oil output is booming and seen outpacing Saudis, Russia

Jan 19, 2018

A global energy agency says that U.S. oil production is growing quickly and is forecast to top that of heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Russia this year

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Russian police in unexpected encounter with crocodile

Jan 19, 2018

Russian police have had an unexpected encounter while searching a house in St. Petersburg _ a crocodile in the basement

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