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    Impressionism's 'forgotten woman' shines in new Paris show

    The first major show of Berthe Morisot's paintings in France in nearly 80 years puts the forgotten woman of Impressionism back at the centre of the movement she helped found. One damning review of the first exhibition by the group that would revolutionise art blasted that it was no more than "

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    French mother faces 20 years in jail for murdering 5 of her children

    French prosecutors on Thursday demanded a 20-year prison term for a woman charged with killing five of her children right after they were born, a crime that only came to light one and a half decades after the corpses were discovered. Sylvie Horning, 55, was detained in November 2017 on suspicions she

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    Turkey sentences 24 to life in 'coup ringleaders' trial

    A Turkish court on Thursday gave life sentences to 24 people including senior military officers in one of the biggest trials over the 2016 failed bid to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The judge handed 17 of those sentenced 141 aggravated life terms each over the deaths of 139 people, for

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    Putin faces gripes in call-in show about living standards

    President Vladimir Putin faced a litany of complaints about low living standards during a marathon call-in show Thursday, promising to boost wages and pensions and boost social programs. Putin noted that Russia has been hurt by a drop in energy prices and international sanctions, but added that the

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    Europe seeks compromise candidate for top EU job

    European leaders will try once again Thursday to agree on a compromise EU leader after political groups failed to unite behind one candidate. None of the leading names to have emerged during last month's European election has won consensus support from the four main parliamentary parties to become

  • Asian nations scramble to contain pig disease outbreaks
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    Asian nations scramble to contain pig disease outbreaks

    Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, with Vietnam culling 2.5 million pigs and China reporting more than a million dead in an unprecedentedly huge epidemic some fear is out of control. Smaller outbreaks have been reported in Hong Kong, Taiwan,

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    Court rules UK must reconsider arms sales to Saudi Arabia

    A British court has ruled that the U.K. government must reconsider its decision to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia for use in the Yemen war. The Court of Appeal ruled Thursday in favor of anti-weapons campaigners, who argued that the sales should not have been allowed because there was a risk that the

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    UK court tells government to 'reconsider' Saudi arms sales

    A London court on Thursday handed a partial victory to campaigners trying to halt British arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the kingdom's bombing campaign in Yemen. The Court of Appeal ruling does not immediately halt UK arms sales or suspend existing licenses. The government had "made no concluded

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    Ferrari summoned over Vettel appeal

    Ferrari have been called to attend a hearing on Friday at the French Grand Prix to inquire into the team's request for a review of Sebastian Vettel's penalty at the Canadian Grand Prix. The meeting is expected to be with the stewards of the French event acting as replacements on behalf of the

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    Vietnam invites Russian experts to help preserve embalmed 'Uncle Ho'

    Vietnam has enlisted a team of Russian and local experts to help preserve the body of embalmed revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh, whose corpse has lain in a sprawling concrete monument in central Hanoi since his death nearly 50 years ago. Uncle Ho, as he is affectionately known in Vietnam, enjoys demi-god

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    EU leaders to add to pressure on Russia over MH17

    EU leaders will heap fresh international pressure on Russia on Thursday over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 by demanding Moscow cooperate with a Dutch probe that led to charges against four men. The Kremlin will also be served with a tough warning over its move to make it easier for Ukrainians

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    EU leaders to add to pressure on Russia over MH17

    EU leaders will heap fresh international pressure on Russia on Thursday over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 by demanding Moscow cooperate with a Dutch probe that led to charges against four men. The Kremlin will also be served with a tough warning over its move to make it easier for Ukrainians

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    Belgium says will work toward giving visas to Uighur family in China

    Belgium says it is working toward providing visas to a Uighur family that went missing after being escorted out of its embassy in Beijing last month under murky circumstances. The woman and her four children disappeared for weeks, alarming her husband, before reportedly being located back home in Xinjiang

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    Two rescuers among 14 civilians killed by Syria regime fire: monitor

    Regime bombardment killed 14 civilians including two rescue workers in an ambulance and seven children in embattled northwest Syria on Thursday, a Britain-based war monitor said. The children were killed in various areas of the jihadist-run Idlib province, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human

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    Australia make sound start against Bangladesh after Warner reprieve

    Bangladesh missed a chance to strike a blow against Australia when David Warner was dropped early in their World Cup match at Trent Bridge on Thursday. After the 10-over powerplay, reigning champions Australia were 53 without loss. Australia captain Aaron Finch, who won the toss, was 24 not out and

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    Russians prod Putin on poverty, healthcare in phone-in

    Russians on Thursday took their fears over falling incomes and a creaking healthcare system to President Vladimir Putin during a glossy annual phone-in that comes following a decline in his ratings. Despite Moscow facing tensions abroad -- most recently over international investigators' announcement

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    UK Treasury chief issues stiff no-deal Brexit warning

    Britain's Treasury chief is urging Conservative Party leadership contenders to be honest with the public and spell out what they would do if their plans for leaving the European Union falter. Philip Hammond is expected to use his Mansion House showcase speech in the City of London on Thursday to

  • C5 South Link segment to open on July 23 – DPWH
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    C5 South Link segment to open on July 23 – DPWH

    MANILA, Philippines – A segment of the C5 South Link Expressway is set to be opened for motorists next month, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Thursday. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said the construction of Segment 3A-1 is currently being fast-tracked to meet the target date of opening

  • Eddie Garcia passes away at 90
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    Eddie Garcia passes away at 90

    Eddie ‘Manoy’ Garcia passed away on June 20 at 4:55 p.m. after suffering a neck fracture. Garcia tripped over a cable while shooting for a TV series on June 8. His head hit the pavement and he was rushed to Mary Johnston Hospital. He was transferred to Makati Medical Center on the morning of June […]

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    Hong Kong protesters call for fresh demo over unmet demands

    Hong Kong opposition groups called for another major demonstration on Thursday after the pro-Beijing government did not respond to demands of protesters who have shaken the city with massive rallies. Millions have marched this month to oppose a proposed law that would have allowed extraditions to the

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    Skin deep: Japan's 'washi' paper torn by modern life

    Once an indispensable part of daily life in Japan, ultra-thin washi paper was used for everything from writing and painting to lampshades, umbrellas, and sliding doors, but demand has plunged as lifestyles have become more westernised. Despite its 1,300-year history and UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

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    Electro star Philippe Zdar dies in fall from from Paris window

    Electro star Philippe Zdar, one half of the cult French house duo Cassius, has died after falling from a window in Paris -- two days before his latest album is released, his agent said. Zdar, who was 52, and had worked with a host of rap and electro stars including Kanye West, Pharrell, Cat Power and

  • 4 cops nabbed for gambling, drinking in public
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    4 cops nabbed for gambling, drinking in public

    QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The newly established Philippine National Police (PNP) Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG) nabbed four policemen caught in the act of gambling and drinking liquor in public in Barangay Lipunan, Cubao. The suspects were identified as Police Staff Sergeant Erwin