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12 migrants found on beach as UK mulls more Channel patrols

British and French officials have been discussing increasing patrols of the waterway that separates their countries and connects the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rules out stepping down if indicted in graft probes

The veteran premier was speaking in a press conference streamed online from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, where he is on an official visit.

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UN calls for restraint in Bangladesh

The opposition alliance led by the Bangladesh National Party called for a new election, but electoral authorities rejected the request.

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Stay focused, James Mattis tells US troops as he bids farewell to Pentagon

However, Trump asked him to leave by December 31 and appointed his Deputy Patrick Shanahan as the Acting Defence Secretary.

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Bangladesh ODI skipper Mashrafe Mortaza is now Awami League MP, gets 34 times more votes than BNP rival

Bangladesh election result: Mashrafe Mortaza is expected to lead his national side in cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales.

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Bangladesh election result: PM Sheikh Hasina records big victory amid vote rigging claims

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ruling party won Bangladesh's election with a thumping majority, the country's Election Commission said early on Monday, giving her a third straight term following a vot

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Bangladesh election: PM Hasina set to win record fourth term, 17 killed in poll violence

The Election Commission has so far confirmed the complete result of only one constituency in southwestern Gopalganj from where Hasina won bagging 229,539 votes while her BNP opponent got only 123 vote

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan to visit Turkey on January 3

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will also address a business forum and hold several meetings with Turkish businessmen and potential investors during his stay at Ankara, it said.

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Brexit ’50-50′ if PM Theresa May’s deal voted down, says British minister

Liam Fox, the international trade secretary and a vocal Brexit campaigner during the 2016 referendum, warned colleagues planning on voting against May that her plan was the only way to be "100 percent

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Ousted Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif to challenge conviction in graft case

Last Monday, an anti-corruption court in Islamabad sentenced 68-year-old Sharif to seven years in jail in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case but acquitted him in the Flagship Investment case.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, in New Year letter to Donald Trump, says Moscow is open for dialogue

In a separate letter to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Putin pledged continuation of aid to the Syrian government and people in the "fight against terrorism".

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un vows more summits with South Korea next year: Seoul

During Moon Jae-in's visit to Pyongyang in September, KimJong Un promised to pay a return visit to the South's capital Seoul "at an earliest date," sparking speculation he may visit by the end of this

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Philippine storm death toll rises to 22

The death toll rose from four a day after the storm brought heavy rain to the Bicol and Eastern Visayas regions, causing massive flooding and landslides, the government's office of civil defence said.

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Prolonged US shutdown threatens to unsettle economy

The paralysis triggered by the US government shutdown could have unexpected consequences, such as muddying economic statistics just as the markets are extremely reactive to any whiff of uncertainty.

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UN issues Chinese edition of latest Basic facts about United Nations

With this the 42nd edition of the major UN publication has been issued in all the six official languages of the world body -- Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

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Bangladesh elections: One killed, 10 injured in clash between Awami League and BNP supporters

A Jubo League leader was killed and 10 others injured in a clash between the ruling Awami League and opposition BNP supporters on Sunday in Rangamati's Kawkhali in Bangladesh.

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Italian parliament passes budget in confidence vote, after EU deal

The Italian parliament on Saturday passed the government's 2019 budget just ahead of an end-year deadline, following last week's deal with the European Commission which calmed financial markets and av

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Donald Trump blames Democrats for migrant children’s death, amid government budget impasse

US President Donald Trump on Saturday blamed opposition Democrats for the death of two immigrant children in US custody, comments set to heighten tensions as the second week of a government shutdown b

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Xi Jinping says China, US want stable progress on ties in Donald Trump call

The Xinhua news agency quoted Xi as saying China and the US are working to implement the terms of the trade war truce reached between the two leaders earlier this month.

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Xi Jinping pledges tough measures to avert major risks for Chinese economy in 2019

The US has imposed punitive tariffs on Chinese goods worth USD 250 billion per year. In retaliation, China imposed tariffs on USD 110 billion of American goods.

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Indonesian tsunami volcano lost two-thirds of its height

Indonesia, a vast Southeast Asian archipelago, is one of the most disaster-hit nations on Earth due to its position straddling the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, where tectonic plates collide.

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Philippines earthquake: 6.9-magnitude quake hits Mindanao, triggers tsunami warning

The Philippine government's seismology institute initially advised people to "stay away from the beach and not to go to the coast fronting the Philippine Sea," for about two hours after the quake.

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Strong earthquake hits Philippines, tsunami alert raised

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday, monitors said, adding that a tsunami threat was possible for parts of the Philippines and neighbouring Ind

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Leaked video shows Pervez Musharraf seeking covert US support to regain power

The former army chief has been living in Dubai since March 2016 after he left for medical treatment and has not returned since, citing security and health reasons.

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan directs foreign office, envoys to promote country’s image abroad

Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday directed the foreign office and envoys posted abroad to promote the soft image of Pakistan globally through proactive economic diplomacy.

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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has no military dimensions: Pakistan

Pakistan has said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a bilateral economic project and has no military dimensions.

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‘All lives matter’: Indonesia saves tsunami-stranded turtles

Searching a debris-strewn beach for victims of Indonesia's deadly tsunami, a rescue team happened upon a giant sea turtle trapped in a pile of marine trash.

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