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Toll in Venezuela's violent protests reaches 62

June 03, 2017

CARACAS: The death toll in the violent Venezuelan protests has increased to 62 amid escalating tensions provoked by the government's call to rewrite the Constitution. The latest victim of the violence that started in April, is a woman killed at a protest in Lara state, the Public Ministry said on Friday. "The ministry has commissioned the Lara st...

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India losing to China: Chinese daily

June 02, 2017

BEIJING: An unexpected slowdown in India's economy has dealt it a blow in the "elephant versus dragon" race, a Chinese daily said on Friday. A gloating commentary by a Global Times' reporter said the dip in India's economy growth was the result of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's drastic reformist drives like demonetisation. India's economy plummet...

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Passport-free travel starts between Turkey, Ukraine

June 02, 2017

ANKARA: A deal between Turkey and Ukraine allowing their citizens to travel to each other's country without passports took effect on Thursday. Under the reciprocal travel agreement inked by Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Groysman on March 14, citizens of both countries will only need to show their na...

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Trump has a very honest view of things, I like such people: Vladimir Putin

June 02, 2017

MOSCOW: The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, on Thursday praised the US President Donald Trump and said he was exactly the kind of person he liked most. Putin said he had never met Trump but that he agreed relations between their countries had to improve and he was willing to talk with the US leader. "I have to recognize that I love that kind...

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Make our planet great again: Macron to Trum

June 02, 2017

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron has offered his own version of Donald Trump's campaign slogan with a call to "make our planet great again" following his American counterpart's move to pull the US out of the historic Paris climate accord. "I call on you to remain confident," Macron said in a televised speech on Thursday, shortly after Trump...

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Gunman dead after hotel casino shooting in Philippines

June 02, 2017

MANILA: An unidentified gunman killed himself after opening fire at the casino of Resorts World Manila in Pasay City around midnight on Thursday. "The lone gunman is dead. He burned himself inside a hotel room," Xinhua quoted Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald Dela Rosa as saying. Dismissing the shooting in the Resorts World...

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India and Russia annual bilateral summit begins

June 01, 2017

'PM Modi with Russian President Vladimir Putin.' ST PETERSBURG: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin headed the 18th India-Russia annual bilateral summit that got underway here on Thursday. "Intensifying the Spl & Privileged Strategic Partner'p. PM @narendramodi & Prez Putin @KkremlinRussia_E review entire ga...

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11 Philippine soldiers killed in 'friendly fire'

June 01, 2017

MANILA: Eleven Philippine soldiers were killed and seven others injured in a "friendly fire" incident in the city of Marawi, defence officials said on Thursday. Brigadier General Restituto Padilla told the media here that the soldiers were killed and wounded in airstrikes aimed at Islamist militants on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported. "One...

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Malaysia Airlines plane forced to return to Melbourne

June 01, 2017

MELBOURNE: A Malaysia Airlines plane was forced to return to the Melbourne airport after a man who claiming to have a bomb tried to enter the cockpit of the aircraft, police said on Thursday. Flight MH128 from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was forced to return after take-off at 11.11 p.m. on Wednesday night when a 25-year-old student from S...

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Obamas purchase their Washington D.C. rental house

June 01, 2017

WASHINGTON: Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have purchased a house they were renting in Washington, D.C. for a whopping $8.1 million, the media reported. "Given that President and Mrs. Obama will be in Washington for at least another two and a half years, it made sense for them to buy a home rather than continuing to rent th...

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