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Relatives torn over possible first debris from missing MH370 Relatives torn over possible first debris from missing MH370
Kuala Lumpur: Jacquita Gomes is torn about whether to believe that plane debris found more than 16 months after the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is the first concrete evidence that her husband is truly gone. Not believing could allow her to keep alive the hopes of many relatives that the airliner and her husband, a flight attendant, landed somewhere unscathed in a hi...
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Policeman, civilian killed in Turkey attack blamed on PKK Policeman, civilian killed in Turkey attack blamed on PKK
Istanbul: A Turkish policeman and a civilian have been killed in a gun attack in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast blamed on separatist militants, reports said on today. Policeman Mehmet Uyar was sitting in front of a tea house in the Cinar district of the southeastern Diyarbakir region late Wednesday when unknown gunmen opened fire from a car, the Anatolia and Dogan news agencies reported. ...
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Russia formally declares US foundation 'undesirable' Russia formally declares US foundation 'undesirable'
Moscow: Russia has formally declared the United States' National Endowment for Democracy as an undesirable group hostile to national interests. The Justice Ministry's decision today means the non-governmental organization will be prevented from distributing grants or having offices in Russia. The move was expected after the general prosecutor's office yesterday described the group as a threat t...
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One dead as 1,500 migrants try to storm Eurotunnel terminal One dead as 1,500 migrants try to storm Eurotunnel terminal
Paris: At least 1,500 migrants desperate to reach England made new attempts to enter the Eurotunnel terminal overnight in the French port town of Calais, a police source told a news agency on Wednesday, adding that one person was found dead. "Our team found a corpse this morning and the firefighters have confirmed the death of this person," added a spokesman for Eurotunnel. AFP...
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France to boost ties with sanction-free Iran France to boost ties with sanction-free Iran
Tehran: Iran and France will deepen bilateral political and economic relations in the "near future", once the historic nuclear agreement is implemented, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and his Iranian counterpart Mohamad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday. Fabius arrived in Tehran on an official visit just 15 days after Tehran finalised the nuclear deal with the P5+1 -- the US, France, China,...
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Two men due in court for killing Zimbabwe´s Cecil the lion Two men due in court for killing Zimbabwe´s Cecil the lion
HWANGE: Two men were due to appear in a Zimbabwean court on poaching charges Wednesday after a wealthy American dentist killed a beloved lion just outside a national park, sparking criticism around the world. Cecil the lion, a popular attraction among international visitors to Hwange National Park, was lured beyond the reserve´s boundaries by bait and killed earlier this month. The hunter ...
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NATO stands with Turkey against terror: Jens Stoltenberg NATO stands with Turkey against terror: Jens Stoltenberg
Brussels: Representatives from all 28 NATO member states met in Brussels on Tuesday to hold consultations over increasing ISIS threat faced by Turkey. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg opened North Atlantic Council on Tuesday at 11: 00 local time. In his opening remarks, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expressed solidarity with Turkey and said that the military alliance stood ...
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Thai PM Prayuth says may consider cabinet reshuffle Thai PM Prayuth says may consider cabinet reshuffle
Bangkok: Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday he might consider a cabinet reshuffle after the current government reaches the end of its one-year working period, set in place by the junta after a coup, in September or earlier. "There may be changes in some cabinet members. The reshuffle may come as the government has worked close to one year," Prayuth told reporters. Reuters...
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Parents of 43 missing Mexican students demand new search Parents of 43 missing Mexican students demand new search
Mexico City: Parents and relatives of 43 Mexican students missing for 10 months and presumed dead marched Sunday to demand the government resume the search for the young men. Authorities say corrupt local police abducted the students in September last year and handed them over to a drug gang, which slaughtered them, but families are angry at the handling of the case and refuse to believe their ...
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6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes off Indonesia: USGS 6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes off Indonesia: USGS
Jakarta: A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Java Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported, but local officials said there was no risk of a tsunami. The quake struck at 2:05 pm local time (0705 GMT), 93 kilometres (57 miles) south of Krajan Tambakrejo village in east Java province at a depth of 59 kilometres, the USGS said. Mochammad Riyadi, from the Indone...
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