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G7 pledges to phase out coal power without fixing date

Ministers from the world's richest democracies agreed on Friday to work to phase out coal-powered energy, although they failed to set a date for doing so, and said the energy...

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Indian author wins Booker Prize

Geetanjali Shree has become the first Indian writer to win the International Booker Prize, BBC reports. Her novel Tomb of Sand, a family saga set in the shadow of the partition of India, follows an 80-year-old woman after the death of her husband. It was the first Hindi-language book to be shortlisted for the £50,000 prize. "I never dreamt of...

Kashmir sees upsurge in violence after separatist convicted

Indian security forces have killed six militants in Kashmir in the past 24 hours while militants shot dead a female TV performer and a police officer, officials said on Thursday, following the conviction of the region's best-known separatist. A New Delhi court on Wednesday ordered life in jail for Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik for funding "terrorist" activities and for...

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Gunfire at US schools at record high

On Tuesday three students were shot and wounded outside an elementary school in Washington DC. A day earlier, three teenagers were shot as they left their high school in Philadelphia. Last week, there were three shootings at high school graduations in Michigan, Louisiana and Tennessee. Gunfire at US schools is at a record high, with...

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FE icon   Europe