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UK’s May seeks Brexit deal amid mounting pressure to quit

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said "compromises on all sides" were needed "because the message of last week was that voters for both main parties are very, very angry about the fact that Brexit hasn'

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Danish PM calls general elections for June 5, polls show he’s set to lose

Rasmussen, 54, leads a three-party coalition that combines his Liberal Party with the Conservatives and the anti-tax Liberal Alliance.

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Freedom of expression in Myanmar still ‘dire’: UN

They were freed in an amnesty that included more than 6,000 prisoners.

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Sri Lanka’s bombed church St. Anthony’s partially opens for prayers

The St. Anthony's is venerated not only by Catholics, but also by followers of other religions in this majority Buddhist nation.

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UK’s Theresa May seeks Brexit deal amid mounting pressure to quit

Almost three years after Britain voted to leave the EU, the date and terms of Brexit remain uncertain because lawmakers have repeatedly rejected May's divorce deal with the bloc.

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slams China, Russia for ‘aggressive’ Arctic behaviour

Speaking on the eve of a meeting of the eight members of the Arctic Council, Mike Pompeo took on Beijing and Moscow.

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Meet the Pakistani popcorn seller who built his own plane

"I was literally in the air. I couldn't feel anything else," Fayyaz said of his first flight in a machine he learned to build mainly from viewing TV clips and online blueprints.

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Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar for reporting on Rohingya crisis freed after 500 days

President Win Myint has pardoned thousands of other prisoners in mass amnesties since last month. It is customary in Myanmar for authorities to free prisoners across the country around the time of the

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Resurgent ‘family values’ cause nations to break women’s rights vows, says UN official

In 1995, a conference on women held in China resulted in the signing by 189 governments of a blueprint for gender equality, focusing on areas such as education, violence and health.

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No survivors found in Mexico crash of jet carrying 13 people

Expressing its condolences to the victims, the company said it had been in touch with Canada's transportation safety board and would work with the investigating authorities.

Note: This image is from Mexico's northern state of Durango, July 31, 2018, in which firefighters douse a fire as smoke billows above the site where an Aeromexico-operated Embraer passenger jet which crashed Proteccion Civil Durango/via REUTERS News

Strong 7.2 quake jolts Papua New Guinea

There are estimated to be around 1,10,000 people living within 50 kilometers of the epicentre, according to UN data.

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Fighting kills 43 in Syria’s northwest: Monitor

Twenty-one jihadists, including members of Al-Qaeda's former Syrian branch, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), and its ally the Turkistan Islamic Party, were also killed, the war monitor said.

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Plane was heavy with extra fuel before deadly crash landing

Storms were passing through the Moscow area when the plane landed. One survivor praised the plane's attendants for helping save him and others.

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Ex-lawyer Cohen reports to prison, blasts Donald Trump for ‘injustice and lies’

During his December sentencing in New York, Cohen said, "My weakness can be characterized as a blind loyalty to Donald Trump, and I was weak for not having the strength to question and to refuse his d

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Libya missile strikes point to possible UAE role: UN report

That missile is only in use in three countries -- China, Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates -- and is paired with the Chinese-made Wing Loong drone.

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Czechs protest for second week against new justice minister over meddling fears

Protesters say they are worried she will try to protect Prime Minister Andrej Babis, who potentially faces a fraud trial.

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Fourteen dead after private jet crashes between Las Vegas and Mexico -media

A photograph published on local television network Milenio showed what it said were the burnt remnants of the plane, broken into pieces, spread over charred earth.

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Jet traveling to northern Mexico has been lost – Mexico transport official

Officials were looking for the aircraft and it was not yet clear if any of the passengers survived, the spokesman added.

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Sri Lanka now safe, all Islamic extremists linked to Easter bombings killed or arrested: Security authorities

Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chandana Wickremaratne said that all those directly linked to the attacks on three churches and three luxury hotels have been arrested or were killed.

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Pakistani officials: 4 soldiers killed in 2 attacks in north

There was no claim of responsibility, but the twin attacks came days after a cross-border attack by dozens of militants killed three soldiers in North Waziristan.

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Pilot says lightning caused deadly Russian crash landing

"The plane bounced on the tarmac like a grasshopper and burst into flames on the ground."

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Sri Lanka blasts: ISIS linked terror group that rocked Colombo has over Rs 140 million cash, Rs 7 billion worth assets

The Islamic State terror group claimed the attacks, the island nation's worst, but the government blamed NTJ. The government has banned the NTJ and arrested over 100 suspects in connection with the bl

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Pakistan’s science minister Fawad Chaudhry says Islamabad sent Hubble Telescope in space, gets trolled

Pakistan's Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry was trolled online after he said that the Hubble Space Telescope was sent into space by the country's space agency Suparco, instead of NASA.

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Russian plane crash: Pilot says lightning caused deadly emergency landing

The pilot of a Russian passenger plane that erupted in a ball of fire on the runway of Moscow's busiest airport, killing 41 people, said lightning led to the emergency landing.

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Russia sees no need to ground Sukhoi plane after fatal crash-landing

Investigators have started trying to piece together why the Aeroflot jet, which had been flying from Moscow to the northern Russian city of Murmansk, was forced to make an emergency landing and why th

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Sri Lanka extends deadline by 48 hours for public to hand over swords, sharp weapons

On Saturday, the Sri Lankan police asked the public to hand over swords and large knives to the nearest police station after a large haul of weapons, including swords, and camouflaged materials were r

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Iranian president Hassan Rouhani names new CEO of national carrier, Iran Air

Zanganeh succeeds Farzaneh Sharafbafi, who was the first female CEO of Iran Air. She is on a list of individuals under US sanctions since last May.

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