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Japan emperor greets public in parade marking enthronement

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako waved and smiled from an open car in a motorcade marking his enthronement Sunday before hundreds of thousands of delighted well-wishers who cheered, waved small flags and took photos from both sides of packed sidewalks. Security was extremely tight with police setting up 40 checkpoints leading to the area. Selfie sticks, bottles and banners — ...

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Iraqi forces kill 6 protesters, retake key Baghdad bridges

Iraqi security forces killed six anti-government protesters and wounded more than 100 others on Saturday, pushing them back from three flashpoint bridges in central Baghdad, medical and security officials said. Five of the protesters were killed by live ammunition, while the sixth died after being shot in the head with a tear gas canister. The Iraqi officials spoke on condition ...

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Germany, allies mark 30 years since Berlin Wall fell

Germany marked the 30th anniversary Saturday of the opening of the Berlin Wall, a pivotal moment in the events that brought down Communism in eastern Europe. Leaders from Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic attended a ceremony at Bernauer Strasse — where one of the last parts of the Berlin Wall remains — before placing roses in the ...

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Brazilian ex-President Lula released from jail

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been freed after more than 18 months in prison. The left-wing former leader, known as Lula, was greeted with rapturous applause from crowds of supporters as he walked out of the jail on Friday, reports BBC. He was held in a prison in the city of Curitiba on corruption charges. A ...

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Indian court rules in favor of Hindu temple on disputed land

New Delhi, Nov 9 : India’s Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Hindu temple on a disputed religious ground and ordered that alternative land be given to Muslims. The dispute over land ownership has been one of the country’s most contentious issues. The 16th-century Babri Masjid mosque was destroyed by Hindu hard-liners in December 1992. The Supreme Court ...

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Trump noncommittal on backing Jeff Sessions for Senate

Montgomery, Nov 9 : President Donald Trump says he won’t campaign against his former attorney general, whom he publicly mocked in the past, as Jeff Sessions tries to reclaim a seat in the U.S. Senate. Trump, whose relationship with Sessions soured when the attorney general recused himself from the Russia investigation, was noncommittal when asked if he would endorse Sessions. ...

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At least 2 dead in devastating Australian bushfires

Bushfires have claimed the lives of at least two people in the Australian state of New South Wales, authorities confirmed on Saturday. A further seven people were unaccounted for with fears that the death toll could rise. “Our thoughts and prayers of course go to the families and loved ones of those two deceased persons,” State Premier Gladys Berejiklian told ...

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Top-level security cover for Congress party leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul and Priyanka removed

The Indian government on Friday removed Special Protection Group (SPG) cover of Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi, his son Rahul and daughter Priyanka. They will now be provided ‘Z plus’ security cover by Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The government’s decision has been conveyed to the Gandhi family.The SPG security will be withdrawn from their New Delhi residence after the ...

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Ivanka Trump meets with female landowners on Morocco trip

Sidi Kacem, Nov 8 : Visiting Morocco for the first time, Ivanka Trump received a warm welcome Thursday from housewives, widows and other women who are benefiting from new laws that allow them to own land. One woman expressed her gratitude by embracing President Donald Trump’s daughter and kissing her hands. Ivanka Trump is a senior White House adviser who ...

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Four judges killed in Afghanistan’s Logar province

At least four judges were killed on Thursday in an ambush in Afghanistan’s Logar province. According to the police officials, an ambush occurred in the Mohammad Agha district as the judges were returning home from their weekly holiday, Tolo News reported. The official also stated that the Taliban is responsible for the attack.But the terrorist organisation has not responded to ...

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