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Britain seeks Brexit without borders for Northern Ireland

LONDON/DUBLIN Britain has said there should be no border posts or immigration checks between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Brexit, in a paper that attempts to resolve one of the most complex aspects of its departure from the European Union. | Video

Venezuela mulls 'law against intolerance,' aimed at dissenters

CARACAS Venezuelans who express "hate or intolerance" will be jailed for up to 25 years under a bill pending in the country's newly-formed constituent assembly, a measure the opposition fears will be used by the government to further crack down on dissent.

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UK police arrest man over model kidnapped in Italy

LONDON British police said on Wednesday they had arrested the brother of a man suspected of abducting a British model in Milan and threatening to auction her online unless a ransom was paid.

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New Nokia 8 phone targets surging demand for video-streaming

HELSINKI HMD Global, the Finnish start-up looking to reinvigorate the Nokia phone brand, unveiled the Nokia 8 on Wednesday, hoping to cash in on rising consumer demand for high-quality audio and video features.

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Pope, in book foreword, vows crackdown on sexual abusers and protectors

BERLIN Pope Francis - in comments in the foreword of a new book - has branded sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests a "monstrosity" and pledged action against perpetrators and bishops who protected them.

World, Pope Francis 6:00pm BST