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China opposed to UN intervention in Maldives
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The Chinese government has said that it is opposed to the United Nations interfering political unrest in the Maldives and is confident that the Maldives can find a solution internally. In an interview to India's Hindhu Times, the Spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Geng Shuang said
Tump and Modi discuss Maldives over the phone
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US President, Donald Trump and the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has discussed the political state of the Maldives over the phone. White House said that the two discussed topics including the the war in Afghanistan and the plight of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar as well. The US
The Latest: Syria wants UN to condemn US 'massacre'
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BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Syria (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Syria has called on the U.N. Security Council to condemn the new "massacre" committed by the U.S.-led coalition east of the country that killed dozens of government-backed troops. Syria's foreign ministry
Bangladesh is on high alert before verdict against ex-PM Zia
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DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh is on high alert before a verdict comes Thursday against opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia in a politically sensitive corruption case. The case involves an orphanage trust established during Zia's last premiership in 2001-2006. The
Pakistan sentences man to death in student's lynching
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HARIPUR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Wednesday sentenced a man to death and convicted 30 others over the lynching of a 23-year-old university student who was falsely accused of blasphemy, officials said. Mohammad Mashal Khan was killed by a mob on his university campus in April 2016
Rare dinosaur discovery in Egypt could signal more finds
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MANSOURA, Egypt (AP) — A skeleton has been unearthed in Egypt's Western Desert, where ancient sands have long helped preserve remains, but unlike most finds this one isn't a mummy — it's a dinosaur. Researchers from Mansoura University in the country's Nile Delta discovered the new species
Dinosaur-killing space rock may have triggered sea volcanoes
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The giant space rock that wiped out the dinosaurs may have set off a chain of cataclysmic volcanic eruptions on land and undersea, claims a new study that is already dividing scientists. About 66 million years ago a 6-mile wide asteroid smacked into Earth, creating the
Death toll rises amid relentless Syrian air raids: 10 killed
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BEIRUT (AP) — New airstrikes launched by Russian and Syrian government forces on a besieged rebel-held region east of Damascus killed at least 10 people on Wednesday, opposition activists said, part of an ongoing aerial campaign that has killed dozens of civilians in the past few days. Around
Merkel clinches German coalition govt deal, hurdle remains
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BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel finally reached a deal Wednesday to form a new German coalition government, handing the powerful finance ministry to the country's main center-left party in an agreement aimed at ending months of political gridlock. The center-left Social Democrats'
Pence pouring cold water on warming ties between 2 Koreas
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YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is pouring cold water on the warming ties between North and South Korea just as the two still-warring countries are joining up to compete together in the Winter Olympics. Making his way to Pyeongchang to lead the U.S. delegation to
Senate celebrates budget deal _ but shutdown still possible
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders brokered a long-sought budget agreement Wednesday that would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years. But both Democratic liberals and GOP tea party forces swung against the plan, raising questions about its
Indian fake doctor infects 21 with HIV with tainted syringes
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LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A fake doctor treating poor villagers in northern India for colds, coughs and diarrhea has infected at least 21 of them with HIV by using contaminated syringes and needles, a health official said Tuesday. Sushil Choudhury, the official, said police were looking for
Sister of North Korean leader to come to South for Olympics
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, an increasingly prominent figure in the country's leadership herself, will be part of the North's delegation coming to South Korea for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Seoul said Wednesday. South Korea's Unification Ministry
Ship manager: Indian tanker's crew retakes ship from pirates
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HONG KONG (AP) — The crew of a missing Indian oil tanker regained control of the ship from pirates who had hijacked it off Benin's coast, the vessel's management company said Tuesday. The Marine Express tanker was "the subject of a pirate attack and seizure in the Gulf of Guinea" on Feb. 1,
Japanese Princess Mako's wedding postponed until 2020
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TOKYO (AP) — Japan's imperial palace announced Tuesday that Princess Mako's wedding will be postponed because of insufficient preparations, Japanese media reported, triggering speculation that the decision was related to criticism in tabloids of her fiance's family background. Mako and her