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Ethiopia decides to accept border deal with Eritrea

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia: Ethiopia on Tuesday decided to fully implement the so-called Algiers agreement and the decisions of the Ethiopia-Eritrea Boundary Commission. This decision was made by the executive committee of the ruling party — the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front, according to the FANA broadcasting service, a government-affiliated media house. The Algiers agreement was signed […]

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Singapore airspace to be restricted during US-North Korea summit

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SINGAPORE: Singapore airspace will be restricted during the planned US-N.Korea summit, said a notice to airmen posted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday. The notice said airspace over Singapore will be temporarily restricted for parts of June 11, 12 and 13. Singapore is set to […]

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Argentina cancels match with Israel amid protests

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BOGOTA, Colombia: An upcoming friendly match between Argentina and Israel’s national football teams in Jerusalem has been cancelled, Argentine media reported Wednesday. The Argentine Football Association said they had informed their Israeli counterparts about the decision. The match, which was slated for June 9, was set to be played in Jerusalem’s Teddy Kollek Stadium but had […]

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Duterte threatens to use emergency rule ‘to the hilt’

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MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Wednesday to resort to emergency powers and enforce them “to the hilt” to deal with relentless criticism over his human rights record, crimes and government wrongdoing. Duterte, who placed the southern third of the archipelago nation last year under martial law to battle Muslim militants, said “there’s no difference […]

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Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano destroys oceanfront communities

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HONOLULU: Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano destroyed hundreds more homes overnight, overtaking two oceanfront communities where residents were advised to evacuate last week, officials said Tuesday. No injuries were reported as most residents heeded the advice to leave. The latest lost homes were in addition to at least 117 others that were previously reported by […]

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Iraqi forces hunt down Daesh cells in Diyala

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BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces on Wednesday launched a large-scale security operation against Daesh militants in the northern Diyala province, according to a local police officer. The operation targets Daesh cells in the mountainous area of Hamrin, north of Diyala province, Capt. Habib al-Shammari told Anadolu Agency. “Intelligence information shows that Daesh cells are active in areas in […]

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23 miners rescued in northeastern China after blast kills 11

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BEIJING: Rescuers pulled 23 miners to safety after a blast at an iron mine in northeast China trapped them underground and killed 11 others, the government said Wednesday. The search was continuing for two workers still missing after explosives that were being transported to a mine blew up near the entrance Tuesday afternoon in Benxi, […]

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Turkish army advancing to Mt. Qandil

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KAHRAMANMARAS, Turkey : Turkish military is advancing to Iraq’s Mt. Qandil as part of an operation launched against PKK terrorists in March, the ruling party’s spokesman said on Wednesday. “Our army is now advancing to Qandil,” Mahir Unal, Justice and Development (AK) Party’s spokesman, said in southern Kahramanmaras province. Unal said that the Turkish Armed forces […]

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Syria: Regime airstrikes kill 2 civilians in Idlib

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IDLIB, Syria: Two Syrian civilians were killed and another five injured in regime airstrikes in the northwestern Idlib province on Wednesday, according to the White Helmets civil defense agency. The attacks targeted residential areas in the province’s southern and western countryside, Mustafa Haj Yusuf, head of the White Helmets in Idlib, told Anadolu Agency. According to […]

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Two border guards killed in Iran clashes

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ANKARA:Two Iranian border guards were killed late Tuesday in clashes with “terrorists” in north-western Iran, according to the official IRNA news agency. The clashes broke out in Sardasht city in West Azerbaijan Province near the Iraqi border, the agency said. According to IRNA, a large number of militants were killed in the shootout. Iranian authorities […]

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