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November 15, 2017 4:58 am gmt |
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Dozens of people were killed and wounded after several air strikes targeted a busy market in the Syrian city of Atareb west of Aleppo on Monday (November 13), Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. At least 29 people, including five children, were killed and dozens injured when the p...
In World
November 14, 2017 2:57 pm gmt |
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Lebanon’s Christian Maronite Patriarch began a historic visit to Saudi Arabia on Monday (November 13) under heightened scrutiny amid political tensions that have thrust his country back to the forefront of the conflict between the Sunni kingdom and Shi’ite rival Iran. Patriarch Beshara al...
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November 14, 2017 5:17 am gmt |
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A 7.3-magnitude earthquake has shaken the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 221 people and injuring more than 5,660. One Iranian aid agency said 70,000 people needed shelter after the quake, one of the largest this year. At least 207 of those who died were in Iran’s...
In World
November 13, 2017 5:36 am gmt |
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Concluding a peace treaty between Russia and Japan would involve Moscow examining how it could be affected by Tokyo’s security commitments to its allies, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday (November 11). Putin was speaking at the end of an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit...
In America
November 12, 2017 9:26 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet that North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong Un had insulted him by calling him “old” and said he would never call Kim “short and fat.” In his tweet he also said Chinese President Xi Jinping was “upping sanctions” on North Ko...
In World
November 12, 2017 5:21 am gmt |
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The sixth round of Brexit talks has not made significant progress on key matters such as a financial settlement and the Irish border, said the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier Friday. The newest round of Brexit talks was conducted from Thursday to Friday in Brussels. Barnier said in a pres...
In Australia
November 11, 2017 12:04 pm gmt |
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Asylum seekers in Manus Island detention centre were advised to move to an alternative location, said Acting Prime Minster for Australia, Julie Bishop on Saturday (November 11). Speaking in Perth, Bishop assured essential services would be provided to refugees. She later added “Those who were f...
In World
November 11, 2017 8:41 am gmt |
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A Bornean clouded leopard and her two cubs were captured on camera strolling through a Malaysian forest reserve last week, a rare daytime sighting of the elusive animals in the wild. Found only on the Southeast Asian islands of Borneo and Sumatra, the big cat species is known to zoologists as Neofeli...
In World
November 11, 2017 5:13 am gmt |
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Russian Leader Vladimir Putin arrived in Vietnam for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit on Friday (November 10). Prospects for a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. counterpart Donald Trump at the summit were unclear after the Kremlin said a meeting was definite before...
In America
November 10, 2017 1:11 pm gmt |
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President Donald Trump on Friday (November 10) greeted U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War in the Vietnamese seaside resort of Danang where he signed a proclamation commemorating the 50th anniversary of the conflict that left close to 60,000 American service members dead. The city has a special place in...
In America
November 10, 2017 4:59 am gmt |
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Chinese president Xi Jinping lauded the Mandarin skills of the granddaughter of the visiting U.S. President Donald Trump during an informal afternoon tea Wednesday afternoon. President Trump and his wife Melania Trump arrived in Beijing earlier Wednesday. Chinese president and his wife Peng Liyuan we...
In World
November 9, 2017 5:08 am gmt |
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Russia rejected on Tuesday (November 7) a report by an international inquiry blaming the Syrian government for a deadly toxic gas attack, casting doubt on whether the U.N. Security Council can agree to extend the investigation’s mandate before it expires next week. Russia vetoed an initial U.S....
In America
November 8, 2017 11:56 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday (November 8) as they toured, accompanied by their wives, the Forbidden City during Trump’s two-night stop in the Chinese capital as part of his marathon Asia tour. While the sprawling palace complex in the political ...
In World
November 8, 2017 4:57 am gmt |
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Gunmen have attacked a local television station in the Afghan capital Kabul, with a number of casualties feared. The attackers threw grenades and fired guns as they entered the Shamshad TV headquarters, witnesses say. A reporter who managed to escape told, the attackers were still inside the building...
In America
November 6, 2017 10:50 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump, commenting on a mass shooting in Texas, said on Monday “you cannot put into words the pain and grief we all feel” for the victims. Trump was speaking in Tokyo on the second day of a 12-day Asian swing expected to be dominated by North Korea and trade. But the ...