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A Chinese official has said the US will 'eat its own bitter fruit' after President Donald Trump hiked tariffs on Chinese goods The trade war between the two countries looks set to dominate the G7 summit which kicks off today in France

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Spain's former king Juan Carlos I, who retired from public life in June, had successful triple bypass open heart surgery

PHOTO: Surfer Seth Moniz of Hawaii rides the swell in Teahupoo, Tahiti, ahead of the World Surf League 2019 Tahiti pro 🌴🏄‍♂️ 📷 Brian Bielmann

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In Dresden, Germany, thousands marched holding signs that read 'No place for Nazis' and 'Indivisible' ahead of state elections where the far-right AfD party is expected to make huge gains

🎸 VIDEO: Glitter, glam rock but no guitars The World Air Guitar Championships hit the stage in Oulu, Finland last night, with trouser-ripping, ketchup-pouring and outrageous costumes galore

Britain's Prince Andrew has said "at no stage" did he suspect disgraced billionaire Jeffrey Epstein of abuse The Queen's son is under fire for his relationship with the convicted paedophile, who was found dead earlier this month

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A protester swings a tennis racquet to return a tear gas canister fired by riot police at Kowloon Bay in Hong Kong 📷 @AntAFP 

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For more than 30 years, plastic phones shaped like the cartoon cat Garfield have been washing up on French beaches. The mystery is now solved: a shipping container which washed up during a storm in the 1980s was found in a hidden sea cave 📷 Fred Tanneau

#BREAKING Notre-Dame's main structure is "saved and preserved" after fire, says Paris fire official

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Mexicans who served in US Army with the promise of becoming citizens but ended up being deported, protest on Memorial Day in Ciudad Juarez

#UPDATE  A 210,000-year-old skull has been identified as the earliest modern human remains found outside Africa, putting the clock back on mankind's arrival in Europe by more than 150,000 years, researchers said

Ride on time. Recycled bikes from Singapore and Malaysia get Myanmar kids to school

Free the whales: Dozens of orcas and beluga whales captured for sale to oceanariums have brought Russia's murky trade into the spotlight

This is what it looks like when you get mobbed by celebrating Croatian players #WorldCup  📷 @YuriYurisky 

VIDEO: Hundreds of people in a village in southern Pakistan have allegedly been infected with HIV by a doctor using a contaminated syringe. Health officials say more than 400 people, many of them children, have tested HIV positive in recent weeks.

The "blood moon" eclipse beside a statue of the ancient Greek goddess Hera in Athens

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