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‘French Spiderman’ foiled in Seoul skyscraper attempt

French urban freeclimber Alain Robert attempted to scale the world’s fifth-tallest building Wednesday, getting more than half way up the 123-storey Lotte World Tower in Seoul before security forced him to abandon the ascent.

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Durant scores 43 to spark Warriors to brink of title

Defending champion Golden State, powered by 43 points from Kevin Durant, moved to the brink of a third NBA title in four seasons Wednesday by defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-102.

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Jordan king calls for review of bill that sparked protests

Jordan’s King Abdullah II called for a review of a controversial draft tax law Tuesday as anti-austerity protesters staged another night of demonstrations in Amman and trade unions vowed to hold a general strike later Wednesday.

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UN: World choking on plastic as environmental crisis grows

UP TO FIVE trillion grocery bags are used each year and like most plastic garbage barely any is recycled, the UN said Tuesday as it warned the world was choking on trash.

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Jordan’s old Amman market feels the pinch amid austerity protests

EVERY morning Salama Ali sets up shop in the old market of Jordan‘s capital Amman, hoping to scratch out a living in one of the Arab world’s most expensive cities.

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Toll rises in Guatemala volcano as more bodies recovered

UPDATES with new toll Rescue workers pulled more bodies Monday from under the dust and rubble left by an explosive eruption of Guatemal”s Fuego volcano, bringing the death toll to at least 69.

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Israel, Gaza exchange fire after woman slain

ISRAELI aircraft pounded 10 militant targets in Gaza in response to Palestinian projectile fire, its army said Sunday, shattering a ceasefire reached just days ago after the worst flare-up since a 2014 war.

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Asian stocks mostly up after Wall St records

ASIAN markets were mixed Tuesday after US shares tapped fresh records for a fourth straight session, while a weaker yen

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Growing ‘Catalanism’ in Spain

CATALONIA has promoted its language and popular culture since the 1980s, cultivating a sense that it

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