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Kim oversees missile firing drills, tells troops to be alert

Photo: This Saturday, May 4, 2019, photo provided on Sunday, May 5, 2019, by the North Korean government shows a test of weapon systems, in North Korea. South Korea, May 5 : North Korean state media on Sunday showed leader Kim Jong Un observing live-fire drills of long-range multiple rocket launchers and what appeared to be a new short-range ballistic ...

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Venezuelan military helicopter crashes, 7 officers killed

Photo: An opponent to Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro holds a sign reading in Spanish “Next exit, Miraflores”, in reference to the Miraflores presidential palace, during a march in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 4, 2019. Venezuela, May 5 : Seven Venezuelan military officers have been killed when their helicopter crashed while heading to a state where President Nicolas Maduro appeared alongside ...

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4 Palestinians killed, 2 soldiers wounded in Gaza flare-up

Photo: Medics and protestors move a serious wounded girl, who was shot in her head by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel, into the treatment room of Shifa hospital in Gaza City, Friday, May 3, 2019. Gaza City, May 4 : Four Palestinians, including two Hamas militants, were killed in an Israeli airstrike and ...

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‘Miracle’: Plane crashes into Florida river, but no deaths

Photo: Authorities work at the scene of a plane in the water in Jacksonville, Fla., Friday, May 3, 2019. May 4 : A charter plane carrying 143 people and traveling from Cuba to north Florida ended up in a river at the end of a runway Friday night, though no critical injuries or deaths were reported, officials said. A Boeing ...

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Japan’s emperor greets public for 1st time since succession

Photo: Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito, left, waves with Empress Masako, right, to well-wishers from the balcony during his first public appearance with his imperial families at Imperial Palace Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Tokyo. Tokyo, May 4 : Japan’s Emperor Naruhito has greeted the public for the first time since his succession, expressing hope for Japan to keep pursuing peace. ...

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Cyclone Fani: Three dead in Odisha, storm weakens to ‘very severe’

Three people died in the cyclonic storm Fani (pronounced Foni) as it weakened from an ‘extremely severe’ to ‘very severe’ cyclonic storm, and is predicted to further weaken to a ‘severe storm’ in the next six hours. The storm made landfall in Odisha this morning, which is on high alert with teams of the Army, Navy, Coast Guard and National ...

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Three militants killed in encounter in J-K’s Shopian

Three unidentified militants were Friday killed in an encounter with security forces in poll-bound Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, the Army said. An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in the Imam Sahib area of Shopian following a cordon and search operation in the early hours, an Army official said, reports PTI. He said initially a brief ...

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New Zealand PM engaged to Clarke Gayford

  New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is engaged to her long-term partner, television presenter Clarke Gayford, a spokesman has confirmed. News of the couple’s engagement emerged after Ms Ardern was seen at a ceremony on Friday wearing a diamond ring on the middle finger of her left hand. The pair got engaged over Easter, her spokesman told local media. ...

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Venezuela thrust to forefront of US-Russia clashes

Photo: Rosa Maria Gomez, 65, poses for a photo, with a mural of revolutionary leader Ernesto Che Guevara, inside a makeshift shelter in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, May 2, 2019. Washington, May 3 : Russia’s support for Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro has become the latest flashpoint in deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, moving ...

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Trump defends clinicians’ right to refuse to do abortions

Photo: President Donald Trump speaks during a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday May 2, 2019, in Washington. Washington, May 3 : Advancing his anti-abortion agenda, President Donald Trump moved Thursday to protect health care workers who object to procedures like abortion on moral or religious grounds. Trump chose the National Day ...

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