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  • Teen activist Greta Thunberg meets UK MPs as climate protests continue

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    Teen activist Greta Thunberg meets UK MPs as climate protests continue

    LONDON, April 23 — Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg met a cross-party group of British MPs today including opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, as environmental protesters...

  • Netanyahu: Israel to name new town on Golan after Trump

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    Netanyahu: Israel to name new town on Golan after Trump

    GOLAN HEIGHTS, April 23 — Israel said today it would name a new community on the Golan Heights after US President Donald Trump as an expression of gratitude for his recognition...

  • Trump to make state visit to UK June 3-5

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    Trump to make state visit to UK June 3-5

    LONDON, April 23 — US President Donald Trump will make a state visit to Britain hosted by Queen Elizabeth II on June 3-5 during which he will also meet Prime Minister Theresa...

  • UAE launches ‘Ministry of Possibilities’

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    UAE launches ‘Ministry of Possibilities’

    DUBAI, April 23 — The United Arab Emirates today unveiled a new branch of government, a Ministry of Possibilities, three years after launching a department in charge of...

  • Saudi Arabia executes 37 citizens for ‘terrorism’

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    Saudi Arabia executes 37 citizens for ‘terrorism’

    RIYADH, April 23 — Saudi Arabia said it executed 37 of its citizens today after they were convicted of “terrorism” in the kingdom, which is one of the world’s top...

  • Former French PM Fillon to face trial over fake jobs

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    Former French PM Fillon to face trial over fake jobs

    PARIS, April 23 — Former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon, whose 2017 bid for the presidency was torpedoed by a fake job scandal involving his wife, will face trial over...

  • Anti-Brexit party launch as MPs return from break

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    Anti-Brexit party launch as MPs return from break

    LONDON, April 23 — A new pro-EU political party is launching its campaign today for next month’s European elections, as British lawmakers return from an Easter break to fresh...

  • Modi casts vote on India’s ‘Super Tuesday’

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    Modi casts vote on India’s ‘Super Tuesday’

    AHMEDABAD, April 23 — Prime Minister Narendra Modi cast his vote on India’s “Super Tuesday” when the biggest number of seats are decided in the country’s marathon...

  • Four arrested over dramatic heist at Tirana airport

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    Four arrested over dramatic heist at Tirana airport

    TIRANA (Albania), April 23 — Four people have been arrested over the Hollywood-style theft of several million euros of cash on the tarmac of Tirana’s airport, police said. The...

  • New IRA apologises for journalist’s killing, police arrest woman

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    New IRA apologises for journalist’s killing, police arrest woman

    BELFAST, April 23 — The New IRA militant Irish nationalist group has apologised for the killing of journalist Lyra McKee — its first acknowledgement that one of its members...

  • Sri Lanka detains Syrian in investigation of blasts; toll rises to 321

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    Sri Lanka detains Syrian in investigation of blasts; toll rises to 321

    COLOMBO, April 23 — Sri Lankan police detained a Syrian among 40 people being questioned about the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, government and military sources...

  • Hundreds evacuated after gas leak at Australia’s Sydney Opera House

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    Hundreds evacuated after gas leak at Australia’s Sydney Opera House

    SYDNEY, April 23 — About 500 people were evacuated today from the Sydney Opera House concourse and adjoining restaurants following a gas leak, firefighters said as they...

  • More than 50 believed killed in collapse at Myanmar jade mine

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    More than 50 believed killed in collapse at Myanmar jade mine

    NAYPYITAW, April 23 — More than 50 people were feared to have been killed in Myanmar when jade miners and machinery were buried under a mound of tailings late yesterday, a...

  • New quake strikes as Philippines hunts for survivors

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    New quake strikes as Philippines hunts for survivors

    PORAC (Philippines), April 23 — Philippine rescuers were scrambling today to reach some two dozen people feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier...

  • ‘Saddest day’ as Sri Lanka mourns blast victims

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    ‘Saddest day’ as Sri Lanka mourns blast victims

    NEGOMBO, April 23 — Devastated relatives collapsed into the arms of bystanders at memorial services today, as Sri Lankans mourned the worst violence since the end of a civil war...

  • Japan victim of S. Lanka bomb a ‘bridge’ between communities

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    Japan victim of S. Lanka bomb a ‘bridge’ between communities

    TOKYO, April 23 — The only Japanese victim of the Sri Lankan suicide bombings was a married mother of two young children who had lived in Colombo for four years and taught...

  • Stubbed out: Japan university stops hiring smoking professors

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    Stubbed out: Japan university stops hiring smoking professors

    TOKYO, April 23 — A Japanese university has stopped hiring professors and teachers who light up, officials said today, as the nation steps up an anti-smoking campaign ahead of...

  • Ruling party, longtime leader back loyalist for Kazakh presidency

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    Ruling party, longtime leader back loyalist for Kazakh presidency

    NUR-SULTAN, April 23 — Kazakhstan’s ruling party nominated a loyalist to the country’s long-time leader as its presidential candidate today, setting the stage for a smooth...

  • Vietnamese ex-president who ousted Khmer Rouge dies aged 99

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    Vietnamese ex-president who ousted Khmer Rouge dies aged 99

    HANOI, April 23 — General Le Duc Anh, a Communist party hardliner and former Vietnamese president who led the invasion of Cambodia which led to the fall of the Khmer Rouge...

  • Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg dies at 98

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    Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg dies at 98

    BRUSSELS, April 23 — Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Jean, who oversaw the transformation of the Grand Duchy into an international financial centre before abdicating and handing over...

  • Singapore Peeping Tom’s conditional warning based on ‘high likelihood of rehabilitation’

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    Singapore Peeping Tom’s conditional warning based on ‘high likelihood of rehabilitation’

    SINGAPORE, April 23 — National University of Singapore (NUS) undergraduate Nicholas Lim, who filmed a female student while she was taking a shower last year, was given a...

  • Chinese people love peace, Xi says as kicks off major naval parade

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    Chinese people love peace, Xi says as kicks off major naval parade

    QINGDAO, April 23 — The Chinese people love peace and countries should not threaten each other with the use of force, President Xi Jinping said today as he kicked off a...

  • New IRA admits responsibility for killing N. Ireland journalist, say media

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    New IRA admits responsibility for killing N. Ireland journalist, say media

    LONDON, April 23 — Dissident republican group the New IRA today admitted responsibility for killing Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee during rioting in Londonderry last week,...

  • Myanmar’s top court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

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    Myanmar’s top court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

    NAYPYITAW, April 23 — Myanmar’s top court today rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a...

  • Sri Lanka wakes to emergency law after Easter bombing attacks

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    Sri Lanka wakes to emergency law after Easter bombing attacks

    COLOMBO, April 23 — Sri Lankans woke to emergency law today as authorities searched for those behind suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed 290 people at...

  • Macron to finally reveal France reform plan in crunch announcement

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    Macron to finally reveal France reform plan in crunch announcement

    PARIS, April 23 — French President Emmanuel Macron will on Thursday reveal his long-awaited response to almost half a year of street protests in a reform plan that could prove...

  • Census question at heart of crucial US top court battle

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    Census question at heart of crucial US top court battle

    WASHINGTON, April 23 — The subject seems technical but the stakes are enormous today when the Trump administration and its opponents cross swords at the US Supreme Court over a...

  • Voting begins in third phase of India’s mammoth general election

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    Voting begins in third phase of India’s mammoth general election

    NEW DELHI, April 23 — Voting began in the third and largest phase of India’s staggered general election today, including in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of...

  • Mexico’s Foreign Ministry slams ‘useless’ US border delays

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    Mexico’s Foreign Ministry slams ‘useless’ US border delays

    MEXICO CITY, April 23 — Mexico’s foreign relations minister said yesterday he had spoken to northern border states to demonstrate to Washington the “cost and uselessness”...

  • Death toll from Colombia landslide rises to 28

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    Death toll from Colombia landslide rises to 28

    BOGOTA, April 23 — The death toll from a weekend landslide in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca has risen to 28 people, the country’s disaster relief agency said...