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Mrs. Trump skipping G7, North Korea summits

Washington, Jun 4 : First lady Melania Trump isn’t joining her husband at the G7 summit in Quebec this week or planning to accompany him to the expected meeting with North Korea’s leader in Singapore the week after, spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said Sunday. Mrs. Trump’s decision not to go to Quebec is a departure from last year, when she made ...

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Death toll 25 in Guatemala volcano eruption

El Rodeo, Jun 4 : Authorities in Guatemala say 18 more people have been confirmed killed by a volcanic eruption, raising the death toll to 25. Disaster agency spokesman David de Leon said late Sunday the bodies were found in the community of San Miguel Los Lotes. Seven deaths were confirmed previously. Rescuers have struggled to reach rural residents cut ...

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Building collapses in Kenya’s capital; police report 3 dead

Nairobi, June 3 : Three people have been killed when a building collapsed in Nairobi’s low income residential area of Huruma, a police official and witnesses said Sunday. Pius Masai Mwachi of the National Disaster Management Unit said a rescue operation is going on after a five-story residential building collapsed early Sunday in the Ngei area of Huruma. A body ...

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Cattle rustlers kill 23 in northern Nigeria: official

Cattle thieves have killed 23 people in northern Nigeria’s Zamfara state which has been battling cattle rustling and kidnapping in recent months, a local government official said late Saturday.   Armed bandits on motorcycles invaded Zanoka village in the state on Friday, opening fire on residents and burning homes, said Mustapha Muhammad, the chairman of the local government area.  “We ...

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9 migrants killed after boat sinks in Mediterranean near southern Turkey

At least nine migrants died and one went missing after a speedboat sank on Sunday off the coast of Turkey’s  southern province of Antalya, the Turkish Coast Guard said.   Five people were rescued, the source added.  The incident occurred near Kekova Geyikova Island, 2.5 miles (4 km) southwest of Demre district in Antalya.   The Turkish Coast Guard immediately ...

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Qatar won’t be part of any military action against Iran

Singapore, Jun 3 : A senior Qatari official said Sunday his country will not be dragged into any conflict with Iran. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Khalid Al Attiyah told an international security conference in Singapore that Qatar has “a lot of differences” with Iran but it does not mean “we go and fuel a war” in the ...

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China warns US trade deals off if tariffs go ahead

Photo: US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross arrives to the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse to attend a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in Beijing, Sunday, June 3, 2018. Beijing, Jun 3 : China warned Sunday after another round of talks on a sprawling trade dispute with Washington that any deals they produce “will not take effect” if President Donald Trump’s ...

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Trump to host his first-ever Iftar Wednesday

US President Donald Trump. Dhaka, June 3 : US President Donald Trump will host an Iftar on Wednesday at the White House in honor of Muslims in the holy month of Ramadan. The Iftar will be flowed by a dinner but the guest list was not made available, reports the New York Times. The dinner will revive a tradition that ...

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Duterte tells UN expert ‘to go to hell’ over criticism

Manila, Jun 3 : The Philippine president has lashed out at another U.N. human rights expert for making critical remarks about his supposed role in the expulsion of the Supreme Court chief justice. President Rodrigo Duterte dismissed the remarks of Diego Garcia-Sayan and told him in a televised speech early Sunday not to meddle in domestic problems and “to go ...

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India, Pakistan trade fire in Kashmir; 2 dead, 8 wounded

Srinagar, Jun 3 : Indian officials say two paramilitary soldiers have been killed and eight civilians wounded when Pakistani soldiers attacked dozens of forward posts along the highly militarized frontier in disputed Kashmir. The fighting comes barely a week after the two nuclear-armed rivals agreed to stop trading fire along the volatile frontier and uphold a cease-fire accord dating back ...

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