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The food we eat is putting 11 million of us into an early grave each year, an influential study shows. The analysis, in the Lancet, found that our daily diet is a bigger killer than smoking and is now involved in one-in-five deaths around the world. Salt - whether in bread, soy...
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is resigning after weeks of mass protests, state media report. Mr Bouteflika, who has been in power for 20 years, had already dropped plans to seek a fifth term as opposition to his rule grew. The powerful Algerian army had called for the 82-year-old to be declared...
A suspect in the murder of Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle has been arrested, officials say. Eric Holder, 29, had been on the run after fleeing the scene of the shooting in a waiting car, Los Angeles Police Department said. Hussle, 33, was gunned down outside his clothing store in Los...
Canada's prime minister has kicked two MPs from his party's caucus after they accused him of meddling in a criminal case involving an influential company. Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott had already resigned from PM Justin Trudeau's cabinet citing their concerns over the SNC-Lavalin affair. Now they have been expelled from...
A US mayor and presidential hopeful held a last-minute wedding for a couple just before the woman headed to hospital for a Caesarean-section. Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, said the pair, Mary and Gabe, caught him arriving at his office at about 08:15 and asked to be wed before the baby...
Swedish gamer and video-maker PewDiePie lost his crown as the YouTube star with the most subscribers. For a day he was in second place, behind Indian channel T-Series. T-Series shares Bollywood film trailers and music videos, while PewDiePie posts video game commentaries and sketches. PewDiePie, real name Felix...
A White House whistleblower has told Congress that dozens of rejected security clearance applications were overturned by the Trump administration. Tricia Newbold claimed applications that were denied for "serious disqualifying issues" were later reversed with little explanation. The veteran White House security adviser testified to the Democratic-led House Oversight and Reform...
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco, the world’s top oil producer, has hired banks ahead of a planned multi-tranche debut dollar bond issue, according to a document issued by one of the banks leading the deal and reviewed by Reuters. The oil giant is expected to use the bond to help finance its acquisition of a stake in SABIC, the world’s...
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan suffered a severe setback as his ruling AK Party lost control of the capital Ankara for the first time in a local election and he appeared to concede defeat in the country’s largest city, Istanbul. Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics since coming to power 16 years ago and ruled his country with an...
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria has announced a major cabinet reshuffle, after weeks of protests with demonstrators demanding he resign. State TV reports 21 of the country's 27 ministers have been replaced. Noureddine Bedoui will remain as prime minister, says Ennahar TV. President Bouteflika keeps his title as defence minister, just days after Algeria's powerful army chief, Gen Ahmed Gaed Salah, urged the...

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