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Colombia’s Farc has completed disarmament, UN says

Colombia’s Farc rebel force formally completed its disarmament process on Monday. According to the United Nations, a total of 7,132 weapons have been registered and boxed away. Farc leader Rodrigo Londono is scheduled to formally conclude the disarmament process alongside President Juan Manuel Santos at a ceremony on Tuesday. The ...

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Philippines says Duterte ‘alive and well’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is “alive and well,” the government clarified on Tuesday, amid growing concerns surrounding his lengthy absence from the public eye. “First and foremost, he is alive and well. He’s just busy doing what he needs to do,” presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella told reporters. His absence at ...

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Stalin named ‘most outstanding’ world figure: poll

Soviet dictator Josef Stalin was named as the world’s most outstanding public figure by Russians, an independent poll in Russia revealed. The country’s President Vladimir Putin came second, sharing the spot with the 19th century Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. Our correspondent Daria Bondarchuk reports from Moscow

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Grenfell Tower: Cladding firm stops all global sales

The American firm that supplied cladding used on London’s Grenfell Tower has stopped global sales for high-rise blocks. Arconic said on Monday it would discontinue global sales of Reynobond PE – an aluminium composite material – amid growing concern following the fire which killed at least 79 people in London. ...

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SpaceX completes two landmark satellite launches

The US aerospace company SpaceX has successfully carried out two launches of unmanned satellites. The back-to-back launches are being described as a new milestone in SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s quest to make space missions more efficient and more affordable. US Correspondent Mary MacCarthy has more

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Brazil’s President Michel Temer charged with corruption

Brazil’s top federal prosecutor on Monday levied corruption charges against President Michel Temer. In the charges delivered to the Supreme Court, the official said “he fooled Brazilian citizens” and owed the nation millions in compensation for accepting bribes. Under the Brazilian law, the Supreme Court judge must now decide if ...

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