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Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Killing Eve star Jodie Comer were among the big British winners at this year's Emmy Awards. The ceremony, which recognises excellence in television, took place in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Comer won best leading drama actress for playing Villanelle in Killing Eve.
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s environment ministry said on Friday that the anti-pollution campaign for this year’s autumn-winter heating season will set stricter emissions targets for cities that had higher concentrations of damaging particles last time around. Cities that actually met pollution targets last year will be exempt from targets this year, Ministry of...
Some of the world's largest firms including Amazon and Google have committed to big-spending green energy plans as calls for climate action increase. Amazon has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2040 and Google said it would make record renewable energy purchases. The announcements coincide with a day of climate action...
The US has expelled two Cuban diplomats to the UN in New York, accusing them of conducting "activities harmful to US national security", a State Department spokeswoman said. All of Cuba's UN mission are now restricted to Manhattan where the UN is headquartered, Morgan Ortagus added. The US has yet to...
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Thursday but signaled the chance of expanding stimulus as early as its next policy meeting in October by issuing a stronger warning over the risks threatening the economy. As expected, the BOJ maintained its short-term interest rate target at -0.1% and...
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Animal experts from China are to arrive at a Thai zoo on Thursday to investigate the unexpected death of a giant panda in the northern city of Chiang Mai, Thai officials said. Photos on Wednesday showed Thai mourners and zoo staff laying flowers near the empty enclosure of Chuang Chuang...
No clear winner has emerged from Israel's election, leaving a question mark over who will be prime minister, partial official results show. With 63% of votes counted, the party of right-wing incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu is just behind that of his centrist main challenger, Benny Gantz. The results indicate that both men...
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican authorities said on Tuesday they had found 29 bodies, packed in more than a hundred plastic bags, dumped in a clandestine grave in the violent western state of Jalisco. Murders in Mexico jumped to the highest on record in the first half of the year, putting the cartel-ravaged country...
Pioneering journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts, celebrated for her four-decade career covering US politics, has died at the age of 75. Roberts began her career at CBS, moving next to National Public Radio and then ABC, where she helped set the tone of American political coverage during a period when few women claimed...
A former Trump campaign manager has lashed out at Democrats during the first congressional hearings to explore possible impeachment of the president. Corey Lewandowski repeatedly refused to answer questions during an ill-tempered House of Representatives session that devolved into shouting matches. One Democratic lawmaker called for Mr Lewandowski to be held...

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