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Barack Obama promises candid exchange with Xi Jinping amid maritime disputes

US President Barack Obama opened a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping with a promise of candid discussion over Beijing's alleged military buildup in the South China Sea.

Barack Obama promises candid exchange with Xi Jinping amid maritime disputes

North Korea fires another missile: South Korea

North Korea appeared to have fired another ballistic missile off its east coast today, South Korean officials said, as regional leaders met in Washington to discuss the threat of Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme.

North Korea fires another missile: South Korea

Crude falls as supply glut shows no signs of easing

Oil prices fell in Asia today as ongoing worries about the global supply glut overshadowed the benefits of a weakening dollar.

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Earthquake: Strong 6.0-magnitude quake hits off Japan coast; no tsunami

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's southwest coast today, the US Geological Survey said, but local authorities said there was no danger of a tsunami.

Earthquake: Strong 6.0-magnitude quake hits off Japan coast; no tsunami

Maundy Thursday 2016: Pope Francis washes asylum seekers’ feet in Easter ritual

Pope Francis washed the feet of 11 young asylum seekers and a worker at their reception centre on Thursday to highlight the need for the international community to provide shelter to refugees.

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Starbucks to donate unsold meals to hungry

Coffee chain Starbucks is going to donate unsold meals, sandwiches and salads to hungry and needy people in the United States rather than throw them out.

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Six arrested in Brussels after attacks: prosecutors

Six people were arrested in a series of police operations in the Belgian capital, the federal prosecutor's office said, two days after jihadist attacks in Brussels left 31 dead.

Six arrested in Brussels after attacks: prosecutors

Developing nations top investors in renewables in 2015: UN

Investment in renewable energy hit a record $ 286 billion in 2015, more than half of which came from developing countries for the first time, according to a UN report released today.

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Champions League set for two groups, 16 teams: Reports

The Champions League could face a radical makeover with two groups of just eight teams each in what media reports claimed represents a step closer to a European Super League.

Champions League set for two groups, 16 teams: Reports

Novak Djokovic makes peace with Serena Williams, Billie Jean King over equal pay

Novak Djokovic made peace with Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Serena Williams and others yesterday, supporting equal prize money for men and women tennis players after days of controversy.

Novak Djokovic makes peace with Serena Williams, Billie Jean King over equal pay

Oil dips as market reacts calmly to Brussels attacks

Oil prices eased today as traders reacted calmly to the Brussels attacks and kept their eye on global oversupply ahead of a crucial producers' meeting in Qatar next month.

Crude oil News

Awkward joint appearance for Raul Castro, Barack Obama

Edging back from the podium during a joint press conference with Barack Obama, Cuban President Raul Castro began to fidget with his headphones and look around the room quizzically.

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Donald Trump: Number one priority is to dismantle Iran deal

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has declared that his first foreign policy priority would be to dismantle the Iran nuclear deal and what he said was Tehran's global terror network.

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Apple aims to bolster lineup with new iPhone

The media gathering at the company's intimate Town Hall auditorium in Silicon Valley will also give Apple a chance to restate its case for fighting a US government demand that it break into an attacker's iPhone.

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Popular on Twitter, Pope Francis now has Instagram account

Pope Francis is expanding his presence on social media with an Instagram account.

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Astronaut Scott Kelly to retire from NASA in April

Astronaut Scott Kelly will retire from NASA next month, after spending nearly a year in space and setting a record for the most cumulative days in space of any American, the US space agency said.

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Europe, Russia embark on search for life on Mars

Europe and Russia are set to launch an unmanned spacecraft on Monday to smell Mars' atmosphere for gassy evidence that life once existed on the Red Planet, or may do so still.

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Oil prices rally on IEA ‘recovery’ outlook

Oil prices rebounded today after the International Energy Agency said that the market may have finally "bottomed out" and was now staging a remarkable recovery.

Crude oil News

Stephen Hawking urges Britain to remain in EU

Renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking was among 150 academics to declare support for Britain remaining in the European Union today in a letter that said leaving the bloc would damage science and research.

Stephen Hawking urges Britain to remain in EU

Maria Sharapova dope ban likely: Business empire plunges into turmoil

Maria Sharapova's, the world's richest sportswoman, announced Monday that she had tested positive for Meldonium, a drug she said she had been taking since 2006 but was only added to the banned list this year. As a result, her

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Climate change wiped out prehistoric ‘sea dragon’ on Earth: Study

Prehistoric global warming wiped out the ichthyosaur, a toothy, dolphin-like reptile that disappeared from Earth's oceans tens of millions of years before the last dinosaurs, researchers said today.

Climate change wiped out prehistoric ‘sea dragon’ on Earth: Study

Al-Qaeda in Syria seizes key hilltops from regime: monitor

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the militants battled government loyalists and overran three hilltops yesterday in the Al-Eis area south of Aleppo city.

Al-Qaeda in Syria seizes key hilltops from regime: monitor

Russia calls North Korea nuclear strike threats ‘totally unacceptable’

The Russian foreign ministry today condemned as "totally unacceptable" North Korea's threats to launch pre-emptive nuclear strikes against South Korea and the United States, and appealed to all sides to show restraint.

Russia calls North Korea nuclear strike threats ‘totally unacceptable’

French tattoo ‘king’ struggles for recognition of his art

"Everything proves that we are artists according to the UNESCO definition," said Tin-Tin, whose clients have included fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier, the rapper Joey Starr and tennis legend Yannick Noah.

French tattoo ‘king’ struggles for recognition of his art

Bolivia, Russia ink deal on USD 300 mn nuclear research lab

"Now we are able to deliver major cooperative projects in this case with Russia as well as with China and Europe sometimes," the president said at a ceremony signing documents for the deal yesterday.

Bolivia, Russia ink deal on USD 300 mn nuclear research lab

Marco Rubio wins Puerto Rico primary: US networks

Rubio, 44, had a comfortable lead in the US commonwealth in the Caribbean, according to CNN and NBC News yesterday.

Marco Rubio wins Puerto Rico primary: US networks

North Korea threatens pre-emptive nuclear strike on South, US

North Korea threatened "indiscriminate" nuclear strikes against South Korea and the US mainland if the two allies push ahead with joint military drills scheduled to begin today. The threat to carry out what it described as a

North Korea threatens pre-emptive nuclear strike on South, US
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