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Original Jurassic Park cast to return for new film

The original stars of Jurassic Park are to reunite for the next instalment of the dinosaur film franchise. Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum will reprise their roles in the upcoming Jurassic World 3. The actors led the cast of the 1993 hit, directed by Steven Spielberg, and have …

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China’s futuristic ‘starfish’ airport begins operations

China’s new $11bn (£8.8bn) mega airport has opened its doors, days before the country’s 70th-anniversary celebrations. The Daxing International Airport in the capital Beijing was formally opened by President Xi Jinping on Wednesday. The airport spans 700,000 square metres, or 98 football fields, says state media outlet China Daily. Beijing’s …

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Sri Lanka condemns drone attacks in Saudi Arabia

Sri Lanka has condemned the drone attacks targeting the Abqaiq oil processing facility and Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia. “As a country that has suffered from terrorism for thirty years, Sri Lanka remains committed to addressing this scourge in all its forms and manifestations,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs …

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The Global Climate strike launched by youth calls government attention on climate change

Thousands of students took to the streets of Australia and other Asia-Pacific countries on Friday to kick off a global strike demanding world leaders gathering for a UN Climate Action Summit adopt urgent measures to stop an environmental catastrophe. “We didn’t light it, but we’re trying to fight it,” read …

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Saudi Arabia says weapons’ debris prove Iran behind attacks on oil plants

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday said weekend attacks on its critical oil infrastructure were “unquestionably sponsored by Iran” but stopped short of saying the strikes were launched directly from or by the Islamic Republic. Displaying parts of drones and missiles which were recovered from the attack sites at Abqaiq and Khurais, …

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Donald Trump names hostage negotiator his fourth NSA

US President Donald Trump has picked Robert C O’Brien, who is currently serving as the state department’s chief hostage negotiator, as his fourth National Security Adviser. “I am pleased to announce that I will name Robert C. O’Brien, currently serving as the very successful Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs …

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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau apologises for wearing ‘brownface’ makeup in 2001

The campaign of the ruling Liberal Party in Canada to return to power was thrown into turmoil with the emergence of a photograph of its leader, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, wearing a turban and with his face browned up for an Arabian Nights-themed party at the tony private school in …

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Saudi oil attacks ‘act of war’ by Iran, says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denounced strikes on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure as an “act of war”, as Riyadh unveiled new evidence it said showed the assault was “unquestionably” sponsored by arch-foe Iran. The comments raise the risk of a wider conflict in the tinderbox Gulf region after the …

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Saudi Arabia oil facilities ablaze after drone strikes

Drone attacks have set alight two major oil facilities run by the state-owned company Aramco in Saudi Arabia, state media say. Footage showed flames and huge palls of smoke over Abqaiq, site of Aramco’s largest oil processing plant. A second drone attack also started fires in the Khurais oilfield to …

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