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PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping. (File Photo: Twitter via @MEAIndia)
PM Modi to leave for China today to attend informal summit with Xi Jinping

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for China on Thursday evening to attend an informal summit, to be hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan city on April 27 and 28.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani | AP
Iran rejects new deal as France vows it will never get atomic weapons

In their different ways, Europe, Iran and Russia are all seeking to convince US President Donald Trump not to abandon the landmark 2015 deal.

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A TV screen showing file footage of S.Korea President Moon Jae-in and N.Korea leader Kim Jong Un, left, during a news program (Photo| AP)
Moon Jae-in and Jong Un to meet at military demarcation line Friday: Seoul

Moon Jae-in and the North's leader Kim Jong Un will meet at the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula for their summit Friday, Seoul said.

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Bill Cosby leaves his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Monday, April 9, 2018, in Norristown | AP
US jury deliberations to continue Thursday in Bill Cosby retrial

A US jury will deliberate for a second day Thursday in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial, tasked with deciding whether the disgraced megastar drugged and molested a young woman.

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In this file photo taken on November 28, 2013 in Paris, Magnum photographer Abbas answers journalists' questions in front of some of his pictures, displayed at the Islamic Institute of Culture on its inauguration day. | AFP
Iconic Magnum photographer Abbas dies

The legendary Iranian-born photographer Abbas, who covered wars and revolutions across the world during a glittering career behind the lens, died Wednesday in Paris, his Magnum photo agency said.

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Bill Cosby leaves his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Monday, April 9, 2018, in Norristown | AP
Bill Cosby's lawyers get slammed by advocates for women

Trying to keep him out of prison, Cosby's lawyers launched a withering attack on Constand and five other women who told the jury that the former TV star had drugged and assaulted them, too.

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In this Dec. 26, 2013, file photo, Inuka, the first polar bear born in the tropics eats his birthday cake in his enclosure at the Singapore Zoo in Singapore. | AP
Tributes pour in as Singapore euthanises world's first tropic-born polar bear Inuka

Tributes poured in for Inuka, the world's first polar bear, born in the tropics, who died on Wednesday in Singapore due to age and health-related issues.

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Union minister M J Akbar. | File Photo
India among 80 countries attending Paris anti-terror financing meet

Ministers from 80 countries and nearly 500 experts are gathering in Paris from Wednesday for the conference on combating the financing of terror groups such as Islamic State and Al Qaeda.

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In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, then-President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. | AP
Kanye West calls Donald Trump his 'brother'

American rapper Kanye West on Wednesday said he supported President Donald Trump and called him his 'brother'.

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In this file photo dated Saturday, March 10, 2018, editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet newspaper Murat Sabuncu, smiles after being released from the prison complex in Silivri, Turkey. | AP
Turkey court hands prison sentences to Cumhuriyet journalists

A Turkish court today convicted journalists from the opposition Cumhuriyet daily for helping outlawed "terrorist" organisations, in a trial seen as a test case for press freedom.

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UN chief Antonio Guterres | File AP
UN chief says Iran nuclear deal must be preserved

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday opened the door to a new deal with Iran that would build on the nuclear agreement, following talks at the White House with President Donald Trump.

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The company’s revenue from its cloud and hardware unit jumped more than 30 per cent, compared to the year-ago quarter, Alphabet said in its earnings report on Monday. (Photo: AP)
Google overhauls G Suite, Gmail to match MS Office

Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday gave Gmail its first major makeover in the last few years, sprucing up its security and offline features, to outmanoeuvre Microsoft Corporation’s Office 365

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France President Emmanuel Macron (File | AP)
On climate, Macron tells US Congress there is 'no Planet B'

French President Emmanuel Macron told US lawmakers today there is "no Planet B," acknowledging a disagreement with President Donald Trump.

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US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron hold a joint press conference at the White House in Washington. | AFP
Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron 'bromance' draws late night laughs in US

Several comedians contrasted the supposedly frosty relationship between Trump and his wife, Melania, to his warm friendship with Macron.

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A file photo of Afghan refugees | AP
Turkey says facing 'new refugee wave' after 30,000 Afghans arrive

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said 29,899 Afghans had crossed into Turkey since January compared to 45,259 people in the whole of 2017, state news agency Anadolu reported.

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North Korea nuclear test site part-collapsed: Chinese experts

North Korea's underground nuclear test site has partially collapsed following a massive bomb blast last year, making it unusable, Chinese seismologists have concluded.

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Man sets woman alight on Peru bus, injuring 10

Ten people were treated for burns after a man doused a woman with gasoline and set her alight inside a public bus in the Peruvian capital Lima, firefighters said.

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Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina | PTI
Bangladesh arrests CEO for posting satire of PM Sheikh Hasina online

Bangladesh police invoked a controversial internet law to arrest one of the country's top recruitment executives for posting satirical cartoons of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina online.

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Image of a worker working on a gas field , used for representation. (File photo/Reuters)
Iraq launches production at southern gas field

Iraq said Wednesday it had launched commercial production at its Siba gas field in the southern province of Basra in a joint venture with Kuwaiti, Turkish and Egyptian firms.

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Five teens wounded as gang fires on Mexican school

An armed gang opened fire on a high school in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, wounding five students, prosecutors said.

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Indonesia seizes two Vietnamese fishing boats in crackdown

Indonesia seized two illegal Vietnamese fishing boats and their crew on Wednesday, an official said, marking Jakarta's latest bid to boot foreign vessels from its waters.

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