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Koreas, UN discuss disarming JSA

SEOUL, Oct 22 (Xinhua): South Korea, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United Nations Command held the second consultation on Monday on disarming the Joint Security Area (JSA) in the inter-Korean border area, Seoul's defense ministry said.The closed-door consultation started at 10 am local time (0100 GMT)...

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Strike over deaths shuts Kashmir

SRINAGAR, Oct 22 (AP): Armed soldiers and police fanned out across much of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Monday as separatists challenging Indian rule called for a general strike to mourn the deaths of civilians and armed rebels during confrontation with government forces.The death toll of civilians in an explosion after a...

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World's longest sea bridge opens in China today

BEIJING, Oct 22 (BBC): The 55km bridge and tunnel linking Hong Kong to mainland China opens on Tuesday after years of delays.Stretching more than 55km (34 miles), the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge spans the Pearl River Delta and is an unparalleled engineering feat.From end to end, including its two link roads,...

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May pleads for Brexit deal support

LONDON, Oct 22 (AP): British Prime Minister Theresa May is urging Parliament to support her as Brexit looms, saying Britain's divorce deal with the European Union is 95 per cent complete.May's office says she plans to tell lawmakers on Monday that "the vast majority" of issues are settled, including the...

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Attack leaves US army general wounded

WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (AFP): A US army general was among those injured in a Taliban attack on top US and Afghan security chiefs inside a highly secure compound last week in Kandahar province, a military spokesman confirmed.US Army Brigadier General Jeffrey Smiley, in charge of NATO's military advisory mission in...

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US must think twice about nuclear deal pullout: China

MOSCOW, Oct 22 (Agencies): China on Monday called on the United States to "think twice" about its decision to ditch a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia.US President Donald Trump announced over the weekend his plan to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which banned ground-launch nuclear...

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Doctors find 122 nails in patient's stomach

ADDIS ABABA, Oct 22 (AFP): Ethiopian doctors extracted over a hundred iron nails and other sharp objects from the stomach of a patient in the capital Addis Ababa at the weekend.Dawit Teare, a surgeon at St. Peter's Specialised Hospital, said the 33- year-old patient suffers from mental illness and had...

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Centre-left party to rule Bhutan after election victory

NEW DELHI, Oct 22 (AP): The centre-left Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa party has won the most seats in Parliamentary elections in Bhutan, a South Asian country in the eastern Himalayan mountain range with a population of around 800,000 people.The Election Commission of Bhutan says the party had won 30 National Assembly...

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Bus collision claims 19 lives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Oct 22 (Xinhua): At least 19 people were killed and over 40 others injured in a head-on collision between two passengers buses in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province on Sunday night, police and local media said.According to reports, the accident happened at Multan road near the Ghazi Ghat area of...

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News in Brief- (23-10-2018)

Swim team braves pollutionto dive into watersBEIT LAHIA, Palestinian Territories, Oct 22: On one of the world's most polluted coastlines, 30 young Palestinians dive head first into the sea off the Gaza Strip, their minds filled with dreams of Olympic glory. Aged between 11 and 16, they make up a...

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