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6 dead in storms and floods in southeastern China

Six people have died and one is missing after heavy rains and flooding in southeastern China. The official Xinhua News Agency said Sunday that 88,000 people have been evacuated in Jiangxi province following strong winds, hail and floods. More than 100 houses have been destroyed.Authorities are distributing cotton quilts, bamboo mats and other relief supplies in the affected areas. Emergency ...

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Bride among 13 killed in Philippine truck accident: police

Thirteen people including a bride-to-be and two children were killed when the truck they were riding on after attending a traditional pre-wedding ceremony rolled over on a mountain road, police said Sunday. The dump truck was carrying 53 passengers in eastern Camarines Sur province on Saturday and was going down the highway when it lost control, injuring dozens of other ...

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Dubai bus crash: 11 Indian victims’ bodies flown home, one cremated in UAE

The mortal remains of 11 Indians killed in a horrific road accident in Dubai were repatriated on Sunday while the body of a 22-year-old Indian was cremated here in the Gulf emirate, an official said. Twelve Indians were among 17 people killed in Dubai Thursday when a bus, mostly with Eid vacationers coming from Oman, entered a restricted lane and ...

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Modi visits Maldives, signaling India’s return as key ally

Photo: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left and Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih sit during their meeting in Maldives, Saturday, June 8, 2019. Male, Jun 9 : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his first overseas trip since being elected to a second term by traveling to the Maldives, where the new president pledged closer ties with New Delhi in ...

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Xi, Putin lead bilateral ties into new era, embark on fresh journey of int’l cooperation

Photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin sign the statements on elevating bilateral ties to the comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era and on strengthening contemporary global strategic stability, and witness the signing of a number of cooperation documents, after their talks in Moscow, Russia. St. Petersburg,  June 8 : Chinese President ...

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Police say Oman-Dubai bus crashes, killing 17 in UAE

Photo: This image released by Dubai Police Headquarters shows the aftermath of a bus crash on Friday, June 7, 2019, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai, Jun 7 : A bus from Oman smashed into a warning sign coming off a major highway in Dubai, killing 17 people, including at least 12 Indians, authorities said Friday. The number of Indians ...

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French prime minister calls for global peace

Photo: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, center, and and U.S House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attend an international ceremony on Juno Beach in Courseulles-sur-Mer, Normandy, Thursday, June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. France, June 7 : Concluding D-Day celebrations at ...

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Obamas to produce exclusive podcasts for Spotify

Photo: Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company is teaming up with Spotify to produce exclusive podcasts for the platform.  Los Angeles, June 7 : Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company is teaming up with Spotify to produce exclusive podcasts for the platform. Under the Higher Ground partnership announced Thursday, the former president and first lady will develop and lend their voices ...

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Trump signs long-delayed $19.1B disaster aid bill

President Donald Trump. Photo: AP Washington, June 7 : President Donald Trump has signed a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill aimed at helping communities across the country bounce back from hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and fires. Trump tweeted a photo of himself holding the signed bill in what appeared to his office aboard Air Force One. The tweet came shortly after ...

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Argentina and Brazil reject Maduro, discuss economic ties

Photo: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro left, and Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri arrive at the government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, June 6, 2019. Argentina, June 7 : The conservative presidents of Brazil and Argentina reiterated their rejection of Venezuela’s socialist government Thursday as the far-right Brazilian politician Jair Bolsonaro made a state visit to Buenos Aires. Venezuela is suffering ...

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