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Tiny ancient Quran on display in Israel for Ramadan

Jerusalem, June 12 : A 10th-century Quran, unique in size and style, has gone on display for the first time as part of a collection of Islamic texts being shown at Israel’s National Library to mark the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The 16 texts, all from the 10th through 18th centuries, are shown in a small room, with an ...

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Kim Jong Un could give up ICBMs but keep some nuclear forces

Seoul, Jun 11 : After years of effort to develop nuclear missiles that can target the U.S. mainland, is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un really ready to pack them away in a deal with President Donald Trump? Perhaps, but that wouldn’t necessarily mean Pyongyang is abandoning its nuclear ambitions entirely. Tuesday’s meeting in Singapore between Kim and Trump comes ...

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Roadside bomb kills 6 civilians in Afghanistan

Kabul, Jun 11 : An Afghan official says a roadside bomb struck a microbus in the eastern Ghazni province, killing six people. Arif Noori, a spokesman for the provincial governor, says women and children were among those killed in Monday’s blast, which also wounded three people. He said the bomb was planted by the Taliban. The insurgents mostly target security ...

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North Korea gets first big dose of Trump summit news

People watch a large screen at the main train station airing video of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shaking hands with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during his trip to Singapore in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, June 11, 2018. Pyongyang, Jun 11 : North Koreans have gotten their first news that their leader Kim Jong Un had arrived ...

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Merkel: G-7 summit with Trump was a ‘sobering’ experience

German Chancellor Angela Merkel participates in the G-7 Working Session with Outreach Countries and International Organizations at the G-7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Frankfurt, Jun 11 : German Chancellor Angela Merkel found the contentious Group of Seven summit with U.S. President Donald Trump a “sobering” and “depressing” experience but said European leaders won’t be ...

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Mindy Kaling jokes about Trump, toilet plungers at Dartmouth

Hanover, June 10 : Mindy Kaling has taken on President Donald Trump in her commencement address to Dartmouth College graduates, suggesting he may have “tweeted us into war” with Wakanda, the fictional country from “Blank Panther.” In a speech filled with quips Sunday morning, Kaling also offered practical advice to the graduates, like making sure to buy a toilet plunger. ...

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Cuba releases details of incident involving US official

Havana, June 10 : Cuba has released details on the latest mysterious health incident involving a U.S. diplomat in the country, saying that Cuban officials learned of the episode late last month when the U.S. said that an embassy official felt ill after hearing “undefined sounds” in her home in Havana. Cuba says in a statement released by its Foreign ...

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Spain rescues 334 migrants from Mediterranean, finds 4 dead

Madrid, June 10 : Spain’s maritime rescue service has saved 334 migrants and recovered four bodies from boats it intercepted trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea. The rescue service says its patrol craft reached nine different boats carrying migrants that had left from African shores throughout Saturday and early Sunday. One boat found Sunday was carrying four ...

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Kim lands in Singapore for talks with Trump

Singapore, June 10 :  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived Sunday in Singapore ahead of one of the most unusual and highly anticipated summits in recent world history, a sit-down with President Donald Trump meant to settle a standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear bomb arsenal. A jet carrying Kim landed Sunday afternoon amid huge security precautions on this city-state island. ...

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Knife attack on Japan bullet train leaves 1 dead, 2 hurt

Firefighters are seen at Odawara station as a Japan’s bullet train made an unscheduled stop due to a knifing attack in Odawara, Japan, late Saturday, June 9, 2018. Tokyo, Jun 10 : A knife attack on a Japanese bullet express train near Tokyo left one passenger dead and two others injured, police said Sunday, as they arrested a suspect who ...

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