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N Korea blames US for failed summit

SEOUL, May 24 (Reuters): North Korea said on Friday an "arbitrary and dishonest" US position had resulted in the failure to reach a deal during a second North Korea-US summit, warning the nuclear issue would never be resolved without a new approach.A spokesman for North Korea's foreign ministry accused the...

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Modi thanks Imran for greeting over poll victory

NEW DELHI, May 24 (Xinhua): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan for the latter's congratulatory message over his victory in the just-concluded general elections.In one of his tweets, Modi said on Thursday "Thank you PM Imran Khan. I warmly express my gratitude for your...

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Bomb blast leaves two dead in Pakistan Sunni mosque

QUETTA, May 24 (Reuters): A bomb at a mosque in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday killed two worshippers and wounded 14, officials said.The blast went off at the Sunni Muslim mosque when people were offering Friday prayers."There were about 100 people there when a bomb exploded very close...

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Indian forces kill al-Qaeda leader affiliate in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, May 24 (Reuters): Indian forces have killed the leader of an al Qaeda affiliated militant group in Kashmir, police said on Friday, triggering protests in parts of the disputed region.Zakir Rashid Bhat (25) was trapped by security forces in a three-storey house in southern Kashmir late on Thursday, said...

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School students walk out in global climate strike

NEW DELHI, May 24 (BBC): School students around the world have gone on strike to demand action on climate change.Organisers expect more than one million young people to join the protests in at least 110 countries on Friday.They are calling on politicians and businesses to take urgent action to slow...

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Arrests in Algeria ahead of weekly protests

ALGIERS, May 24 (AFP): Algerian police arrested dozens of people on Friday at the Grand Post Office, a key rallying point for protesters in the capital Algiers, witnesses and journalists said.An AFP journalist saw a woman arrested near the post office, where security fences were erected this week in an...

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Pro-EU Dutch parties see surprise gains in EU polls

AMSTERDAM, May 24 (Reuters): Dutch mainstream, EU-supporting political parties made gains in the first test of the European Parliament election, according to an exit poll that showed a surprise Labour victory and a weak showing for eurosceptics in the Netherlands.The Netherlands and Britain were the first of 28 member states...

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Oman trying to reduce US, Iran tension

Oman is trying “with other parties” to reduce tensions between the United States and Iran, the Omani Foreign Ministry tweeted on Friday, reports Reuters.The tweet cited Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, the sultanate’s minister responsible for foreign affairs, who met on Monday in Tehran with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad...

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Indonesian opposition set to challenge election results

JAKARTA, May 24 (Reuters): Defeated Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto is set to lodge a challenge to the result of the April 17 election in the Constitutional Court on Friday after complaining that the vote was rigged.President Joko Widodo won 55.5 per cent of votes in the poll to lead...

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News in Brief -(25-05-2019)

Four more die on traffic-jammed EverestKATHMANDU, May 24: A traffic jam of climbers in the Everest "death zone" was blamed for two of four new deaths reported Friday, heightening concerns that the drive for profits is trumping safety on the world's highest peak. Nepal has issued a record 381 permits...

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