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Syria reopens main border crossing with Jordan

Syria’s official news agency says the Nasseeb border crossing on the Syrian-Jordanian border has opened and the movement of trucks and transit across the border has begun. SANA, quoting the Syrian Transport Ministry, says the crossing was reopened Saturday.   Syrian troops captured the crossing in July after rebels reached an agreement with Russian mediators to end the violence in ...

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7 Gazans, including 2 boys, killed by Israeli fire on border

Israeli troops killed seven Palestinians, two of them children, and wounded dozens more, Palestinian health officials said, in the deadliest day in recent weeks as Gaza’s Hamas rulers stepped up protests along the border fence. Thousands of Palestinians gathered Friday at five locations along Gaza Strip’s frontier with Israel in response to calls by Hamas, the militant group that has ...

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Indonesia earthquake: Almost 50 dead in Palu

Almost 50 people have been confirmed dead after a strong tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit a coastal Indonesian city on Friday. Waves of up to 2m (6.6ft) high swept through Palu on Sulawesi island.   Video on social media shows people screaming and fleeing in panic and a mosque amongst the buildings damaged.   Last month, a ...

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F-35 fighter jet: Programme suffers first crash

The US military has suffered the first crash in its hugely expensive F-35 fighter jet programme. A F-35B jet came down in South Carolina, the Marine Corps said. The pilot managed to safely eject and there were no injuries.   The Marines said in a statement that an investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.   The F-35 ...

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Space station receives special delivery from Japan’s White Stork

Space station astronauts have received a special delivery from a Japanese capsule named White Stork.   The cargo ship known as Kounotori in Japanese arrived at the International Space Station on Thursday, five days after liftoff. It’s the seventh Japanese shipment and the first in two years.  Commander Andrew Feustel (FOY-stull) used a robot arm to capture the White Stork. ...

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North Korea learns to embrace its inner consumer

In an instructional television program about table tennis on the state-run sports channel, every ball, paddle and shirt bear the logo of “Naegohyang,” one of North Korea’s most recognizable brands. A documentary about the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital ends with new mothers being handed smartly packaged disposable diapers — with the local brand featured prominently. Has North Korea discovered the art ...

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Selfless acts of kindness makes you feel happier

The glow of kindness is real — even if it has nothing in it for you. Psychologists at the University of Sussex have confirmed the same by undertaking a major analysis of existing research showing the brain scans relating to over 1,000 people making kind decisions. For the first time, they split the analysis between what happens in the brain ...

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Oral contraceptives could reduce risk of ovarian cancer: Study

According to a recent study, new types of combined oral contraceptives are associated with a reduced risk of ovarian cancer.   At least 100 million women worldwide are using hormonal contraception every day. Previous research has shown a reduced risk of ovarian cancer in women who take combined oral contraceptives, but most of the evidence relates to the use of ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina for use of EVM in polls

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has opined for using electronic voting machine (EVM) as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on her at her hotel suite here. The US Secretary of State made the call on with the prime minister at her hotel suite at Grand Hayatt Hotel on Friday morning.   “During the meeting, we’ve discussed the issue of ...

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UAE keen to invest more in Bangladesh

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam at a meeting with his UAE counterpart Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Sept 29 : The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has expressed interest to invest more in Bangladesh considering the potential economic opportunities in the country. State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam held a meeting with the Minister ...

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