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Trudeau retains power

OTTAWA, Oct 22 (BBC): Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party has retained power in a narrow Canadian election win but he will now be prime minister of a minority government.The Liberals are projected to win 157 seats, 13 short of a majority, and will find it harder to pass legislation in Mr...

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Anger mounts over polls result confusion in Bolivia

SUCRE, Oct 22 (BBC): Violent protests have erupted in at least nine cities in Bolivia amid ongoing confusion about the result of Sunday's presidential election.Suspicion arose among opponents of the incumbent, Evo Morales, after the quick count was surprisingly halted.His main rival, Carlos Mesa, said the quick count's results were...

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NASA wants partners for Moon mission

WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (AFP): As it looks to return to the Moon, NASA is open to the idea of international participation, which could mean a non-American setting foot on Earth's natural satellite for the first time in history, global space chiefs said on Monday."I think there's lots of room on...

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Sharif rushed to hospital

LAHORE, Oct 22 (AP): Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was convicted on corruption charges, was rushed to hospital from the prison after recent blood tests raised doctors' concerns, his physician said on Tuesday. The former premier was taken to hospital late on Monday, said Sharif's doctor, Adnan Malik....

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Netanyahu gives up effort to form govt

JESUSALEM, Oct 22 (Reuters): Benjamin Netanyahu gave up his effort to form a new government on Monday after failing to secure a majority coalition, creating an opportunity for centrist rival Benny Gantz to replace Israel's longest serving prime minister.Netanyahu, who heads the right-wing Likud party, said he had been unable...

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Thailand warns of possible water shortage

BANGKOK, Oct 22 (Xinhua): Thailand's Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) on Tuesday advised people living in parts of the country to brace for water shortages which may last up to eight months. The official dry season will start on November 01 in the country. Before the announcement, Somkiat Prajamwong,...

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South Korea ups defence spending

SEOUL, Oct 22 (AFP): South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said Seoul would increase military spending and urged the North to return to dialogue in a budget speech on Tuesday that could infuriate Pyongyang with nuclear talks gridlocked.Contact between North and South Korea stalled after the collapse of a February summit...

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Guinea jails protest leaders

CONAKRY, Oct 22 (AFP): A court in Guinea's capital Conakry on Tuesday handed down jail terms of up to a year against the leaders of protests this month that have claimed up to 10 lives.Abdourahamane Sanoh, coordinator of the National Front for the Defence of the Constitution (FNDC), an alliance...

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News in Brief -(23-10-2019)

Iran ready to settle tensions with S ArabiaTEHRAN, Oct 22: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that he is ready to travel to Saudi Arabia to discuss resolution of tensions. "If condition is provided, I would be ready to travel to Riyadh to settle differences" between the...

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