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Scientists developing deep space habitat for NASA

The habitat will keep the astronauts safe by providing critical communications, life support and autonomous navigation.

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Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas backs call for Palestinians to return to Al-Aqsa

The Palestinian leadership suspended security coordination with Israel over the new measures.

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Office worker kills 3 in central China knife rampage

The accused attacked three of his office colleagues with a knife following a disagreement. 

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US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton takes a tour of Angkor Wat temple complex on Sunday in Angkor, Cambodia. AP Photo
Japanese who helped save Angkor Wat temple awarded Magsaysay

Yoshiaki Ishizawa, 79, was honoured for decades of work in helping preserve the 12th-century temple complex.

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Japan's opposition Democratic Party leader Renho grimaces during a press conference at her party's headquarters in Tokyo on July 18. (File Photo | AP)
Japan's main opposition party chief Renho steps downs

Renho was unable to capitalise on scandal-hit Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's falling popularity.

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France's President Emmanuel Macron (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
France to conduct asylum seeker checks in Libya: French president Emmanuel Macron

France will set up a processing centre this summer in Libya for asylum seekers trying to reach Europe, Emmanuel Macron said.

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1 killed, 31 injured in chemical plant gas leak in China

The gas leaked when workers were maintaining the pipeline at the Xinjiang Yihua chemical industry company in Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture.

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Woman spots dead mother on Google Earth in UK after 18 months

With hundreds and thousands of photographic contributors, people can view many parts of the world on Google Earth, with some pictures dating as far back as 2008

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Trump donates second quarter salary to education department

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders presented a check of USD 100,000 to the Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

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US education official to visit India for exchange program

A top American education official will visit India to develop an international teacher and student exchange program among Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stand while waiting for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan prior to their talks at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, Saturday, July 8, 2017. (AP)
Russia: Don't blame Syria for chemical attack without visit

Russia said the United States and its Western allies rushed to judgment and blamed the Syrian government.

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This combination of file photos shows Kim Jong Nam, left, exiled half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, in Narita, Japan, on May 4, 2001, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on May 9, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Photo| AP)
Suspects to plead innocent over Kim Jong Nam's assassination

The two accused of killing Kim Jong Nam will appear in a Malaysian court on July 28.

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Authorities were on high alert, fearing that new blazes could start in the hot, dry conditions, fanned by the strong Mistral wind. | AP
Fires in southern France under control

Huge fires that forced mass evacuations of residents and holidaymakers in southern France were "under control" early Thursday.

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India and China locked in high-stakes, high-altitude border row

The row has festered for more than a month as India and China refuse to back down in the distant but strategically key territory.

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China had already detained five other Japanese citizens since 2015, largely on suspicion of spying. (File | AP)
China releases four of six detained Japanese: Government

Four Japanese detained in China in March for alleged 'illegal activities' have safely returned home, officials said.

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Britain paves the way for post-Brexit trade deals

EU rules prohibit Britain from negotiating new trade deals until it has left the bloc -- which is scheduled for March 2019.

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A woman reads a leaflet on Obamacare. (File | Reuters)
Double blow convulses Republican bid to reform US health care

Under pressure to emerge with tangible results, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was putting a variety of options forward.

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US President Donald Trump (File | AP)
Donald Trump hails 10 billion USD investment from Apple supplier Foxconn

Donald Trump unveiled a $10 billion US investment by Apple supplier Foxconn to build a plant in Wisconsin.

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The government in early July began removing the maze of concrete barriers that have proliferated across the Afghan capital in the 16 years. | AP
Born free: War-torn Kabul pulls down concrete blast walls

Attacks in Kabul have surged in recent years, making it one of the deadliest places in the country for civilians.

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A man uses a bucket to fight a fire in a field outside the village of Sao Jose das Matas, near Macao, central Portugal. | AP
Portugal battles raging forest fires

Portugal has been battling fresh fires since Sunday in the centre of the country, forcing the evacuation of around 10 villages.

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Donald Trump names new US ambassador to Vietnam

Kritenbrink once worked as deputy chief of mission in Beijing and speaks Chinese and Japanese, the statement said.

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