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Indonesia ferry accident: Seven die, four missing after ferry catches fire

The passenger manifest listed 50 but rescuers and locals recovered 61 survivors while seven people, including two children aged two and four, were found dead.

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Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change

According to a study published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)in April, nearly half of the world's heritage sites could lose their glaciers by 2100 if greenhouse gas emiss

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UK faces food, fuel and drugs shortages in no-deal Brexit, say reports

The prime minister is coming under pressure from politicians across the political spectrum to prevent a disorderly departure, with opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn vowing this week to bring down Johnso

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British MPs press Johnson to recall parliament over Brexit

Labour main opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn wants to call a vote of no confidence in Johnson's government after parliament returns.

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Dozens dead or hurt in wedding party blast in Kabul

The blast occurred near the stage where musicians were and "all the youths, children and all the people who were there were killed," witness Gul Mohammad said.

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Donald Trump asks Imran Khan to reduce tensions with India through bilateral dialogue

The phone conversation between Trump and Khan took place before the close-door-consultation of the 15 members of the UN Security Council on Kashmir.

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Does Donald Trump Want to Buy Greenland? Denmark Isn’t Selling

More than 80% of Greenland is covered in ice. It’s become a focal point of climate studies because the island’s glaciers are melting at a record pace. Greenland’s population of 56,000 is concent

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Security scare in New York, empty rice cookers found

The station was quickly evacuated, service on two subway lines was suspended and trains on other lines serving Fulton Street bypassed the station.

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Fiji PM labels Australia PM ‘very insulting’ after Pacific standoff

Morrison, who concedes climate change is real but insists it can be managed in a way that does not hurt the economy, has denied a rift between Pacific leaders.

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China flexes muscle near Hong Kong amid more weekend rallies

A weekend of protests began Friday night with a university student-led "power to the people" rally in Chater Garden, a public square in the financial district.

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Donald Trump meets top advisers to discuss progress of Afghan peace deal

Details of a possible deal with the Taliban is yet to be made public, but administration officials have said that the president wants the troops back from Afghanistan as soon as possible.

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Thousands of travelers delayed at US airports by computer outage

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the outage had not caused any changes in flights.

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To express solidarity with Kashmiri people, Pakistan’s Punjab province to name 36 roads, 5 parks after Kashmir

India on August 5 revoked Article 370 of the Constitution and decided to bifurcate the State of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories, a move which drew a sharp reaction from Pakistan.

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Quetta: At least 4 killed, several injured in blast during Friday prayers at mosque

"The blast was carried out through a timed device that was planted under the wooden chair of the prayer leader," said Quetta's chief of police Abdul Razzaq Chmeea.

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Greenland, world’s biggest island, tells Donald Trump it is open for business but ‘not for sale’

Greenland on Friday dismissed the notion that it might be up for sale after reports that US President Donald Trump had privately discussed with his advisers the idea of buying the world's biggest isla

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North Korea fires two ‘unidentified projectiles’: Seoul

South Korea's military said North Korea fired two projectiles into the sea Friday to extend a recent streak of weapons tests believed to be aimed at pressuring Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear d

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Sudan protest group nominates ex-UN economist for PM

Sudan's protest leaders agreed Thursday to nominate former senior UN official Abdalla Hamdok as the first prime minister of the country's three-year transition government, a statement said.

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July 2019 hottest month on record for planet: US agency

According to the NOAA, the average global temperature in July was 0.95 degrees Celsius (1.71 degrees Fahrenheit) above the 20th century average of 15.8 degrees Celsius (60.4 Fahrenheit), making it the

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Donald Trump urges Chinese leader Xi Jinping to meet Hong Kong protesters

Trump has been reticent to criticize China's stance on Hong Kong, indicating he regards the unrest as an internal matter for Beijing, while he focuses on negotiations to resolve a grinding trade war b

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Pakistan observes ‘Black Day’ on India’s Independence Day to protest New Delhi’s move on Kashmir

On Wednesday, Pakistan also observed its Independence Day as 'Kashmir Solidarity Day' to protest India's move to scrap the special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate the state into two Union Te

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Chinese military personnel parade near Hong Kong border

State-run media reported this week that the elements of the People's Armed Police (PAP), which is under the command of the Central Military Commission, were assembling in Shenzhen.

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Pak PM Imran Khan vows to raise Kashmir issue at every forum; questions world community’s silence

India on Friday said time has come for Pakistan to accept the new reality and stop interfering in its internal affairs.

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Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris ‘still at risk of collapse’ after fire

The culture ministry said that in the aftermath of the fire all work on the cathedral had been aimed at avoiding its collapse, and had not yet involved any kind of restoration.

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French joblessness hits new post-2009 low

The fall in the number of jobless mirrors the situation in the wider eurozone, where unemployment fell to an 11-year low of 7.5 per cent of May.

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‘Kashmiris and Pakistanis are one’, says Pakistan president Arif Alvi on their Independence Day

Special prayers were offered at the mosques for peace, progress and prosperity of the country.

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Australia knife attack: Multiple people stabbed in Sydney; attacker taken into custody

Images broadcast by Australian media showed the man running through the Australian city with a large kitchen knife shouting "Allahu Akbar" and "shoot me".

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US could deny Green Card to immigrants using public benefits

Foreigners looking to come to the US generally have to prove they have enough income to prevent them from becoming a “public charge.”

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