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7.3 quake rattles Vanuatu

7.3 quake rattles Vanuatu A strong 7.3 earthquake struck off the coast of Vanuatu this morning, but there is no tsunami threat to the Pacific, authorities say.

Dozens killed as Syria hospital targeted

Dozens killed as Syria hospital targeted

Air strikes destroyed a hospital and killed dozens of people in rebel-held areas of Aleppo, including children and doctors, in an attack that a US official said appeared to be solely the work of the Syrian government.

China 'won't allow' war on peninsula

China 'won't allow' war on peninsula

China will not allow chaos and war to break out on the Korean peninsula, which would be to no one's advantage, Chinese President Xi Jinping has told a group of Asian foreign ministers.

Russian rocket blasts off

Russian rocket blasts off

Russia has launched its inaugural rocket from a new cosmodrome, a day after a technical glitch thwarted the much-publicised event in a sign of continued crisis in the nation's space industry.

UK doctors advocate using e-cigarettes

UK doctors advocate using e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes are likely to bring benefits for public health and should be widely promoted to smokers to help them quit tobacco, Britain's Royal College of Physicians says.

Female suicide bomber wounds 8 in Turkey

Female suicide bomber wounds 8 in Turkey

A female suicide bomber wounded eight people when she blew herself up near the main mosque in the northwestern Turkish city of Bursa, officials said, the fifth suicide bombing in a major urban centre this year.

First Nation youth grill Trudeau

First Nation youth grill Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is used to adoring welcomes and requests for selfies, on Wednesday had a tougher public encounter when aboriginal students pressed him on their poor living conditions.

Trump vows allies to pay more for defence

Trump vows allies to pay more for defence

Rolling out a foreign policy that he said would always put America first, Republican front-runner Donald Trump has vowed that if elected president, he would make US allies in Europe and Asia take on more of the financial burden for their defence, or they would be left to defend themselves.

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