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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un | AP
North Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill

North Korea marked a military anniversary with a conventional firing drill, reports said, as the South announced joint naval exercises with a US aircraft.

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Ten killed in blast in Pakistan's central Kurram Agency

At least 10 people, including six children and two women, were killed and 13 others injured when a passenger van was targeted with a remote-controlled bomb.

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Former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy (File Photo | AP)
Indian-American doctors' body shocked over US Surgeon General Murthy's sacking

A top body of Indian-American doctors expressed shock over the Trump administration's dismissal of physician Vivek Murthy as the US Surgeon General.

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US state of Arkansas conducts first double execution in 17 years

Arkansas executed two inmates, the first double execution in the United States in 17 years, according to the Arkansas attorney general.

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Former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf. (File | AP)
PM Nawaz Sharif is doing miserably, alleges Pervez Musharraf

Criticising the ruling regime, former military ruler Musharraf said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was doing ‘miserably’.

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Far-right candidate for the presidential election Marine Le Pen | AP
French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen steps down as party leader

Marine Le Pen said that she would step down as the party's leader to focus on gathering large number of voters ahead of the decisive round in May.

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Japan begins construction for new US base amid protests

The Japanese Defence Ministry started construction of seawalls for a new US base in Okinawa amid local uproar.

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This handout photograph released by The Saifee Hospital on March 9, 2017, shows Egyptian patient Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty as she lies in a hospital bed at The Saifee Hospital in Mumbai on March 8, 2017. (File | AFP)
World’s heaviest woman’s sister denies recovery, says doctor is ‘fooling us’

Turning the tables, the doctor also said that Saimma is creating a scene because she does not want to take her sister back to Egypt due to financial reasons.

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An anti-government protester holds a Venezuelan flag during clashes against security forces in Caracas on April 19. (File Photo | AP)
Three killed in Venezuela as protests continue against President Maduro

Three people were killed in Venezuela in renewed violence, as three weeks of massive demonstrations against President Maduro refuses to end.

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A man waits inside his three-wheeler until a fuel truck from Ceylon Petrolium Corporation arrives during an islandwide CEYPETCO strike at a fuel station in Colombo on April 24. (Photo | Reuters)
Sri Lanka's oil firm workers call off strike over India deal

Trade unions say the oil tank deal would give India too much influence over fuel prices.

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'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' author passes away

Robert M. Pirsig, whose novel became a million-selling classic and cultural touchstone after more than 100 publishers turned it down, died Monday.

9 hours ago

Trump's new agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue (File Photo | AP)
US Senate confirms Perdue as President Trump's agriculture secretary

The US Senate has confirmed Sonny Perdue, the son of a farmer, as the next secretary of agriculture, filling one of the vacancies in Trump's cabinet.

9 hours ago

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (File photo | AP)
US irks Turkey, says no policy change on Armenian bloodletting

The United States has irked its key ally Turkey, criticising the 1915 massacres in Armenia as "one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20th century."

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Central Chile hit by 6.9-magnitude quake: USGS

The quake had a depth of 9.8 kilometers (six miles), according to the US Geological Survey.

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Value investments by Indian companies: US on H-1B visa issue

The US has said that it greatly values investments by Indian companies and wants strong economic ties between the two nations.

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This combination of undated file photos provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmates Jack Jones, left, and Marcel Williams. | AP
Arkansas kills inmate in latest of several planned executions

Jack Jones was executed after the US Supreme Court rejected an 11th-hour appeal from his attorneys asking the justices to reconsider a procedural issue from his trial.

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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. | AP
Netanyahu gives German foreign minister ultimatum over meeting with NGOs

There was no immediate comment from the Israeli Foreign Ministry as to whether the German government has responded.

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Congo should not have shown video of UN expert killings: UN

The United Nations have criticised Congolese authorities for releasing a video showing the grisly murders of two UN experts.

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US: Turkish man charged with serious national security crime

A federal prosecutor says politically connected New York lawyers are using inaccuracies to whitewash charges against a prominent Turkish businessman.

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Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron waves supporters after casting his vote in the first round of the French presidential election, in le Touquet, northern France, Sunday April 23, 2017. | AP
Old-guard rallies around newcomer Macron for French runoff

For all the paeans to Macron's unifying vision in divided times, it is now up to French voters to decide whether to entrust him with this nuclear-armed nation in the May 7 presidential runoff.

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Swiss Federal Councillor and Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter, right, welcomes Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, left, at the federal parliament, Monday, 24 April 2017, in Bern, Switzerland. | AP
UN chief: Forced evacuation of Syrians may be a war crime

Under the deal between the government and opposition, brokered by outside parties including Qatar, an estimated 30,000 people will be transferred over 60 days from their besieged hometowns.

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