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Five people are dead and more than 100 are injured after a storm struck a mountain range in Poland.
Five people are dead and more than 100 are injured after a storm struck a mountain range in Poland.

New US, Taliban peace talks start in Qatar

The United States and Taliban officials have resumed talks in Qatar to firm up a deal enabling the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan in return for Taliban security guarantees.

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Lightning in Poland kills 5, dozens hurt

Lightning has struck across the Tatra Mountains in southern Poland and neighbouring Slovakia, killing five people and injuring more than 100 others in an area popular with hikers and families.

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Myanmar soldiers' brutal sexual violence

Sexual violence carried out by Myanmar's security forces against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority was so widespread and severe it demonstrates intent to commit genocide, a UN report says.

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S.Korea cuts Japan intel-sharing pact

South Korea will terminate an intelligence-sharing deal with Japan that focused on classified information about North Korea in a surprise move likely to set back US efforts to bolster security co-operation in the region.

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Italian leader gives parties time for deal

Italian President Sergio Mattarella says several parties have told him they need more time to resolve a government crisis and avoid a snap election, so he has told them to report back next week.

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William, Kate fly economy amid jet furore

Prince William, Kate and their children have taken an economy flight to Scotland in the wake of the row over Harry and Meghan's use of private jets.

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Miley Cyrus denies cheating rumours

Miley Cyrus has taken to Twitter to defend herself after rumours surfaced that she cheated on husband Liam Hemsworth, who has filed for divorce.

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Australian Associated Press