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'The Shape of Water' scores big with 13 Oscar nominations

'The Shape of Water' scores big with 13 Oscar nominations

Guillermo del Toro's Cold War-set fairy tale scored nods for best picture, best director, best actress for its star Sally Hawkins, and supporting acting nominations for Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer.

Afghan hotel attack stirs debate on private security firms

Afghan hotel attack stirs debate on private security firms

Five gunmen dressed in army uniforms made their way through two checkpoints before getting in to the hilltop Hotel Intercontinental on the weekend, killing at least 20 people, including 13 foreigners.

Four die as small plane and helicopter crash in Germany

Four die as small plane and helicopter crash in Germany

The chopper appeared to be a rescue helicopter, a police spokesman said. It was not clear who had been killed apart from the pilots.

Bangladesh forces detain Rohingya leader in camp raid

Bangladesh forces detain Rohingya leader in camp raid

The Rohingya representative, Mohibullah, was held in Cox's Bazar district as local authorities broke up a protest on Monday against the controversial repatriation deal signed by Bangladesh and Myanmar.

London transport hubs reopen after shutdown over gas leak

London transport hubs reopen after shutdown over gas leak

Two central London train stations and nearby roads were reopened on Tuesday after a gas leak prompted the evacuation of almost 1,500 people.

Magnitude 7.9 quake off Alaska prompts tsunami warning

Magnitude 7.9 quake off Alaska prompts tsunami warning

A magnitude 7.9 earthquake hit the Gulf of Alaska in the early hours of Tuesday, prompting warnings of a possible tsunami down the Canadian and US west coast and as far away as Hawaii.

EU removes Panama, seven others from tax haven list

EU removes Panama, seven others from tax haven list

The European Union on Tuesday removed eight countries including Panama and South Korea from its new tax haven blacklist after they pledged to address their concerns, the bloc said.

Japan's latest overtime example? Xiang Xiang the panda

Japan's latest overtime example? Xiang Xiang the panda

By popular demand, Tokyo's new panda cub Xiang Xiang is working extra hours from Tuesday, the latest example of overtime in a country famous for its hard-working ‘salarymen.’

Lava fountains shoot from Philippine volcano

Lava fountains shoot from Philippine volcano

Intense lava fountains shot like fireworks up to 700 metres (2,300 feet) into the air above Mayon, the Philippines' most active volcano, on Tuesday as showering debris ...

Ship hired to find MH370 arrives in search zone

Ship hired to find MH370 arrives in search zone

A vessel hired to search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and solve one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries has reached the remote spot in the Indian Ocean ...

Indonesian office workers flee as quake shakes capital

Indonesian office workers flee as quake shakes capital

Office workers fled high-rise buildings in the Indonesian capital on Tuesday after a strong earthquake shook the city, but there were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries.

Sydney woman arrested over financing of Islamic State

Sydney woman arrested over financing of Islamic State

A woman has been arrested in western Sydney for her alleged involvement in the financing of the terrorist organization Islamic State, local police said Tuesday.

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