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Rahul Gandhi startles bitter foe Modi with a hug

NEW DELHI, July 20 (Reuters): Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi created a flutter in parliament on Friday, giving Prime Minister Narendra Modi a surprise hug during a heated debate and said he had nothing but love for his bitter political foe.Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party has repeatedly targeted Gandhi,...

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Israel kills Hamas fighter in Gaza

GAZA CITY, July 20 (AFP): An Israeli strike killed a Palestinian Hamas fighter in Gaza on Thursday, officials in the strip said, after Israel said one of its aircraft targeted a group launching balloons carrying firebombs. Three other people were wounded east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, the...

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May demands new deal from EU

BELFAST, July 20 (Reuters): British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday called on the European Union to strike a new deal to prevent a hard border in Northern Ireland and demanded Brussels quickly respond to her 'white paper' plan to avoid a damaging no-deal Brexit.In a speech to politicians and...

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13 die as 'duck boat' capsizes in Missouri

MISSOURI, July 20 (Reuters): At least 13 people drowned on Thursday when an amphibious "duck boat" capsized and sank in stormy weather on a lake in Missouri with 31 people, including children, on board, as divers searched for other possible victims, police said. Seven people were taken to hospital following...

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S Korea’s ex-president Park gets another eight years in jail

SEOUL, July 20 (AFP): Disgraced former South Korean president Park Geun-hye was convicted of charges including illegally receiving funds from the country's spy agency on Friday and given eight more years in prison, on top of her current term.Park, the South's first female president, was impeached last year after huge...

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Turkey, NZ resume full diplomatic ties

THE HAGUE, July 20 (AFP): The Netherlands and Turkey said Friday they were resuming full diplomatic ties for the first time since Dutch officials barred two Turkish ministers from attending an election rally in 2017.In a joint statement, the two countries said their foreign ministers met on the sidelines of...

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News in Brief -(21-07-2018)

12 die in Laos dengue fever VIENTIANE, July 20: As many as 12 people have died so far as a result of dengue fever in the first six months this year in Laos. According to local daily Vientiane Times on Friday, the central Lao province of Savannakhet has recorded the...

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