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US and Israel withdraw from UNESCO

US accusation that Paris-based agency harbours 'anti-Israel bias' dismissed as 'counterproductive and shameful'.

Irina Bokova, UNESCO's outgoing director-general

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WHO study sounds alarm over childhood obesity

Almost two billion people worldwide now classified as overweight, 671 million of whom are obese.

Global obesity

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California wildfires cause deadly havoc

Death toll rises to 15 with thousands left homeless in wine country as Trump declares major disaster in western US state.

Northern California's wine country

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Wildfires sweep through California wine country

Blazes destroy at least 1,500 homes and businesses and send up to 20,000 people on flight to safety in US state.

Wildfires sweep through California

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Trump's immigration proposals threaten 'Dreamers' deal

US president seeks border wall funding in exchange for a deal to protect some 690,000 immigrants known as 'Dreamers'.

Dreamers

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What is DACA and who are the US 'Dreamers'?

Up to 800,000 'Dreamers' face uncertain future after White House reveals new immigration policy agenda.

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Turkey, US suspend visa services in tit-for-tat action

Turkish and US missions mutually restrict services, say they need to reassess each other's commitment to staff security.

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Who was Che Guevara?

A look back at the life and legacy of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara.

Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

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White nationalists march again in Charlottesville

Alt-right crowd, including Richard Spencer, gather two months after anti-racist was killed during 'Unite the Right'.

Emancipation Park in Charlottesvill

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Nate downgraded to tropical storm in US

Storm is expected to continue to quickly weaken as it moves farther inland, National Hurricane Center.

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