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Over 40pc of newly elected Indian MPs face charges

NEW DELHI, June 16 (AP): India's recent national election delivered a historic victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party, but also exposed the influence of money, power and questionable morality on the world's largest democracy.Nearly 43 per cent of the new members of the lower house of Parliament...

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Syrian forces attack Turkish post in Idlib

ANKARA, June 16 (Xinhua): Syrian government forces "deliberately" attacked a Turkish observation post in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib with no casualties reported, Turkish Defense Ministry said on Sunday.The Turkish observation post, located at Murak area in the Idlib de-escalation zone, was shelled from Tall Bazan area controlled by the...

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HK crowds demand leader's resignation

HONG KONG, June 16 (AP): Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents, mostly clad in black, jammed the city's streets Sunday in a vehement show of opposition to proposed legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony.The marchers are demanding that Hong Kong's...

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Japan town trying to recycle all its waste

KAMIKATSU, June 16 (AFP): Plastic, paper, metal? In Japan's Kamikatsu, sorting rubbish isn't that simple. Residents face a mind-boggling 45 separate categories for their garbage as the town aims to be"zero-waste" by 2020.And that's not all: there isn't even trash collection. The 1,500 residents of the town in western Japan...

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Erdogan expects to get Russian S-400s delivery in early July

ANKARA, June 16 (AFP): Turkey expects the delivery of the controversial Russian S-400 missile defence system to begin in July, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying in Turkish media on Sunday."I believe (S-400s) will begin to arrive in the first half of July. Colleagues in charge of the...

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Haftar air force attack military store in Tripoli

TRIPOLI, June 16 (Xinhua): The air force of Libya's eastern-based army on Saturday targeted a military store of the rival UN-backed government in the eastern part of the capital Tripoli, killing nine people and damaging a nearby hospital, authorities said.All the nine people killed are civilians, including two women and...

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London mayor a disaster: Trump

LONDON, June 16 (Reuters): US President Donald Trump once again criticised London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Saturday, saying he is a "disaster" and will "only get worse" after three people were slain in the city in less than 20 hours.Trump retweeted a tweet by the right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins who...

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News in Brief -(17-06-2019)

Power outage hits all of Argentina and UruguayLONDON, June 16: A massive electrical failure has left all of Argentina and Uruguay without power, according to a major Argentine electricity provider. Reports said the power cut had also affected parts of Brazil and Paraguay. Argentine media said the power cut occurred...

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