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Kim Jong Un says Koreas’ on starting line of a new history

Goyang, Apr 27 : With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world’s most heavily armed border to greet South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons. Kim then invited Moon to cross briefly back into the north with him ...

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11 children killed, 7 injured after train hits school bus in India

NEW DELHI, April 26, 2018 : At least 11 children were killed and seven others injured on Thursday after a train hit a school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police said. The accident took place at Behpurva in Kushinagar district, about 323 km east of Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. ...

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Week-long anti-government unrest kills 34 in Nicaragua

MANAGUA, April 26, 2018 : A week of harsh, violent protests against the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and disputed social security reform has claimed to date 34 lives, according to media reports. The country has witnessed large-scale demonstrations since April 18, as Ortega intended to implement pension reforms that sought to increase the contributions of employers and employees ...

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Indonesia oil well fire kills 15 people, injures dozens

International Desk : A newly drilled, unregulated oil well caught fire as people were trying to collect the oil early Wednesday, burning to death at least 15 people and injuring dozens of others. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the well in Pasi Putih village in eastern Aceh province ignited about 1.30 a.m. and is still burning. Five ...

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Police say 6 more Maoist rebels killed in western India

International Desk : Government troops in western India have killed at least six Maoist rebels in a gunbattle, raising the total death toll of rebels killed over the last three days to 22. Prashant Diwate, a police officer in Maharashtra state’s Gadchiroli area, said the latest killings took place early Tuesday morning. Sixteen rebels were killed in the same area ...

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Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 9 soldiers, policemen

  International Desk : A new wave of Taliban attacks killed at least nine Afghan soldiers and policemen on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a particularly deadly week of assaults by militants. At least five soldiers were killed when their checkpoint was attacked by the Taliban in western Farah province, according to Mohammad Naser Mehri, the provincial governor’s spokesman. ...

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Fire in south China kills 18, injures 5; could be arson

International Desk : A fire at a three-story building in a southern Chinese city has killed 18 people and injured five others, local police said Tuesday, adding that it was likely caused by arson. The public security bureau of Qingyuan City in Guangdong province said police, fire, health and other departments sent rescuers to the site after receiving a call ...

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Hillary Clinton out of politics, star of GOP midterm plan

  International Desk : Almost 18 months have passed since Hillary Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position of power in government. And she is not expected to run for office again. Yet Clinton is starring in the Republican Party’s 2018 midterm strategy. With control of Congress up for grabs this fall, the GOP’s most powerful players are preparing to ...

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4 dead in Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; suspect sought

  International Desk : A nearly naked gunman wearing only a green jacket and brandishing an assault rifle stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville early Sunday, shooting four people to death before a customer rushed him and wrestled the weapon away. Authorities were searching for the 29-year-old suspect, Travis Reinking, who they said drove to the busy restaurant and killed ...

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Paraguay ruling party candidate wins presidential election

International Desk : The son of a former dictator’s top aide won the presidential election in Paraguay on Sunday, helped by a booming economy under his party. Mario Abdo Benitez of the governing Colorado Party had 46.5 percent of the votes, with 96 percent of 21, 000 polling stations reporting, electoral officials said. Efrain Alegre, a lawyer who represented the ...

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