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China’s leader visits Italy with eye on infrastructure deal

9 hours 19 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Mr. Xi will be received on Friday by President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, reciprocating his state visit to China in 2017.
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Syria slams Trump statement on Israel sovereignty in Golan

10 hours 4 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
A Foreign Ministry statement on Friday said that Trump’s comments confirm “the blind bias of the United States to the Zionist entity,” referring to Israel.
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New Zealand’s foreign minister arrives in Turkey for Muslim summit

10 hours 20 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Winston Peters was in Istanbul on Friday for the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s executive committee meeting.
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Vietnam protests to China over South China Sea boat sinking

10 hours 45 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Vietnam and China have for years long been embroiled in a dispute over the potentially energy-rich stretch of waters, called the East Sea by Vietnam.
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UN rights body grants Sri Lanka war crimes probe extention

11 hours 6 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Sri Lanka could slip back into conflict unless it addressed the "worst crimes" during the final stages of its ethnic war, warns Michelle Bachelet
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US forces say 2 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan

11 hours 20 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The statement didn’t specify the location of the combat or say who the soldiers were fighting.
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Indian peacekeepers garner praise for helping local communities

11 hours 49 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Indian peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) organised a training session with the aim of raising awareness about preventing breast cancer among the women of Shaba in south-eastern Lebanon earlier this week, a report from the mission said.
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India boycotts Pak Day event as JK separatists invited

12 hours 4 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Indian government officials will stay away from the reception scheduled on the eve of Pakistan National Day, which is celebrated on March 23, the official said.
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Indonesia's carrier Garuda to call off order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets

12 hours 21 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Garuda is also talking to Boeing about whether or not to return the plane it has received, the spokesman said.
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North Korea, seeking food aid, links sanctions to shortages

13 hours 7 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
North Korea’s U.N. ambassador, Kim Song, issued an unusual appeal for “urgent” food assistance last month.
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US abruptly endorses Israel’s Golan sovereignty in big shift

13 hours 24 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The administration has been considering recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the strategic highlands, which Israel captured from Syria in 1967, for some time and Mr. Netanyahu had pressed the matter with visiting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just a day earlier.
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Six killed as car hits crowd in China

14 hours 5 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The driver was shot dead by the police, state broadcaster said.
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Toll in blast at China chemical plant touches 44

14 hours 14 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The explosion occurred on Thursday following a fire in a fertilizer factory in a chemical industrial park in Yancheng, Jiangsu province
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European Union offers UK more time to leave the bloc

15 hours 34 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
If the twice-rejected deal is thrown out again, the bloc says Britain has until April 12 to “indicate a way forward.”
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DMK leader Jagathrakshakan’s family linked to record FDI in Sri Lanka

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 19:56 - [CET/Central European Time]
However, no official mention of involvement of Indian business interest.
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Nirav Modi spends Holi in overcrowded U.K. jail

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 18:36 - [CET/Central European Time]
He may have to share cell with another male prisoner, with little time out
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SmartSat software heads to space

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 18:26 - [CET/Central European Time]
Just as some aerospace start-ups are developing technologies to repair, modify or refuel satellites to prolong their lives, some satellite manufacture
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Harry Potter studio tour expands with Gringotts Bank

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 18:25 - [CET/Central European Time]
The elaborate set in London opens to the public on April 6
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A ‘Superman’ urges Thais to vote

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 18:25 - [CET/Central European Time]
David Pfizenmaier is on a mission to boost turnout ahead of polls this weekend
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Dubai metro stations come alive with the sound of music

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 18:24 - [CET/Central European Time]
The aim is to break the routine of the daily commuters
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Bangladesh town barbers face fines for ‘foreign’ cuts

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 18:22 - [CET/Central European Time]
Association order hung up in salons
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Oxford dictionary adds ‘chuddies’ to list

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 18:19 - [CET/Central European Time]
The word became popular after it was used as part of a catchphrase in a British TV show
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Guaidó says his Chief of Staff has been detained

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 18:13 - [CET/Central European Time]
‘His Caracas residence was raided’
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Italy in shock after bus hijacking

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 18:12 - [CET/Central European Time]
Driver took 51 children hostage but they were all rescued
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‘Lion Air pilots searched for the right checklist’

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 18:11 - [CET/Central European Time]
Report says they had airspeed issues
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2 held for livestreaming motel guest videos using spy cameras

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 18:11 - [CET/Central European Time]
Illicit filming has been on the rise in South Korea
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Let people see the Mueller report: Trump

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 18:09 - [CET/Central European Time]
President disparages its very existence
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6 killed, over 30 injured as blast rocks China chemical plant

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 17:08 - [CET/Central European Time]
Several workers were trapped after buildings were knocked down by the shockwave
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May’s attack on MPs draws criticisms from across political spectrum

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 16:58 - [CET/Central European Time]
Prime Minister had accused Parliament of doing “everything possible to avoid making a choice” on Britain’s exit from the European Union
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At least 40 killed as overloaded ferry sinks in Iraq's Tigris river

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 15:02 - [CET/Central European Time]
At least 40 people died when an overloaded ferry sank in the Tigris river near Mosul in Iraq, police and medical sources told Reuters on March 21.Mos
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Police probe attacks on four mosques in Birmingham

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 13:48 - [CET/Central European Time]
Counter-terrorism officers are investigating attacks on the mosques in four different areas in the north of the city, West Midlands Police said in a statement.
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Third pilot was in the cockpit of Lion Air that crashed in October

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 11:01 - [CET/Central European Time]
The chairman of Indonesia’s transportation safety agency confirmed on Thursday that a third pilot was in the cockpit of a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 o
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At least six killed in explosions in Kabul during Persian new year festival

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 09:52 - [CET/Central European Time]
Multiple explosions in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday killed six people and wounded 23 in an attack during celebrations to mark the Persian
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Another terror attack on India will be ‘extremely problematic’, U.S. warns Pakistan

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 06:44 - [CET/Central European Time]
White House asks Pakistan to take more “concrete and sustained” actions to rein in terror groups.
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U.S. envoy Khalilzad to hold talks with Russia, China and European Union on Afghanistan

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 06:23 - [CET/Central European Time]
As part of his efforts to garner international support for ongoing peace talks with the Taliban, U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad
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Indian-American Neomi Rao sworn in as judge of powerful DC court

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 06:13 - [CET/Central European Time]
Neomi Rao, 45, was sworn in by US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.
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Issues between India and Pakistan should be resolved bilaterally, says Vladimir Norov

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 06:04 - [CET/Central European Time]
Tensions between India and Pakistan escalated after a suicide bomber of terror group JeM killed 40 CRPF personnel in Pulwama.
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Christchurch shootings: As more are buried, emotional prayer service planned in New Zealand

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 05:56 - [CET/Central European Time]
Six funerals took place on March 21, including for a teenager, a youth soccer coach and a Muslim convert who loved connecting with other women at the mosque.
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New Zealand bans semi-automatic, assault rifles after mosque shootings

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 04:04 - [CET/Central European Time]
New Zealand will ban military style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in the country's wor
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Short Brexit delay possible only if U.K. Parliament backs deal: EU

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 20:37 - [CET/Central European Time]
Warns extension beyond May 23 will pose institutional difficulties, legal uncertainty
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Australian PM slams Erdogan for ‘reckless’ comments

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 20:16 - [CET/Central European Time]
He had referred to a First World War campaign as anti-Islam
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Pakistan prof. killed over mixed-gender reception

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 18:10 - [CET/Central European Time]
A Pakistani student was arrested on Wednesday after stabbing his professor to death for organising a mixed-gender reception at a government college, t
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UAE deports man for praising NZ mosque attack

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 18:07 - [CET/Central European Time]
An employee at a Dubai-based security company was fired and deported for celebrating the deadly New Zealand mosque attacks under a fake identity on Fa
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40 animals to be rescued from Gaza zoo

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 18:05 - [CET/Central European Time]
For far too long, they have had to live under dreadful conditions: Four Paws
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Pakistan summons Indian envoy over Samjhauta blast case acquittals

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 18:05 - [CET/Central European Time]
Pakistan on Wednesday summoned the Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria to lodge a protest against the acquittal of all four accused, including Asee
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Pompeo, in Kuwait, again urges resolution to Gulf crisis

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:50 - [CET/Central European Time]
‘We are working to resolve the rift between those countries’
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Kazakhstan renames capital ‘Nursultan’ after ex-President

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:44 - [CET/Central European Time]
Interim President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev proposed changing the name of the Central Asian nation’s capital from Astana to Nursultan, or “Sultan of Light” in Kazakh, and parliament approved the change within hours.
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Britain has requested Brexit delay until June 30: Theresa May

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:53 - [CET/Central European Time]
Delaying Brexit would bring “serious legal and political risks”, the European Commission warns.
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Nirav Modi arrested in London, say British police

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:01 - [CET/Central European Time]
Nirav Modi will now be produced before a District Judge at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London
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Cyclone Idai’s huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:27 - [CET/Central European Time]
The cyclone created southern Africa’s most destructive flooding in 20 years, said emergency workers. Heavy rains were expected to continue through March 21.
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Erdogan airs New Zealand attack video at campaign rally

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 07:06 - [CET/Central European Time]
The Turkish President called on New Zealand to amend its laws to ensure that the attacker is severely punished.
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Why Facebook didn't block live New Zealand shooting video

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 06:17 - [CET/Central European Time]
None of the 200 or so people who watched the live video flagged it to moderators
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U.S. President Donald Trump intends to designate Brazil as major non-NATO ally

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 05:30 - [CET/Central European Time]
The two countries, Mr. Trump said, are already working together to protect people from terrorism, transnational crime, drugs and weapons trafficking.
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Germany initiates move at EU to list Masood Azhar as global terrorist

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 05:25 - [CET/Central European Time]
The move comes days after China blocked a bid at the United Nations to ban the Jaish-e-Mohammed chief
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Trump warns of tougher sanctions on Venezuela

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 05:14 - [CET/Central European Time]
Venezuela government rejects “the dangerous statements” of the U.S. and Brazilian Presidents
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Mass funeral for Christchurch shooting victims, Thailand elections, and other news in pictures

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 04:08 - [CET/Central European Time]
9.00 amIslamic burials for Christchurch mosque attack victimsHundreds of mourners gathered in a Christchurch cemetery on Wednesday for the first funer
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Signing FTA with India not an immediate priority: U.K.

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 20:38 - [CET/Central European Time]
It isn’t in the post-Brexit first tier, says Minister
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H-1B changes due to kick in from April 1

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 20:37 - [CET/Central European Time]
The U.S. administration will start accepting H-1B FY 2020 applications on April 1, 2020, United States Citizenship and Information Services (USCIS) an
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Bilawal’s tweet calls for removal of 3 Pak. Ministers

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 17:59 - [CET/Central European Time]
His speech last week, calling for strong action against all terror outfits, had resulted in a war of words
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U.K. to seek extension till June 30

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 17:36 - [CET/Central European Time]
Government to go ahead with a vote on Prime Minister May’s deal despite Speaker Bercow’s warning
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Kazakhstan’s leader Nazarbayev resigns after three decades in power

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 17:22 - [CET/Central European Time]
Known as “Papa” to many Kazakhs, the 78-year-old former steel worker and Communist party apparatchik has ruled the vast oil and gas-rich Central Asian nation since 1989, when it was still part of the Soviet Union.
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China remains mum as Pakistan spotlights “human rights” violations in Kashmir

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 17:09 - [CET/Central European Time]
At a joint press conference on Tuesday after concluding the first Pakistan-China foreign ministerial dialogue, visiting Pakistani foreign minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the world should make a “new assessment” of the situation in Kashmir, especially after the Pulwama attack.
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In a first, woman bags Abel Prize for maths

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:33 - [CET/Central European Time]
Karen Uhlenbeck pioneered in geometric analysis, gauge theory
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Pope rejects French cardinal resignation after cover-up

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:05 - [CET/Central European Time]
In a statement on Tuesday, Vatican spokesman Gisotti said the Vatican remains close to sex abuse victims and the French faithful “who are living in a particularly painful moment.”
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Sack 3 ministers in Imran Khan’s govt for supporting banned outfits: Bilawal

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:50 - [CET/Central European Time]
Mr. Bilawal said he had been declared “anti-state” over his demand to sack the three ministers, whom he said, were associated with the banned outfits. The 30-year-old opposition leader has not yet named the three ministers.
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US backs Venezuela opposition to take UN disarmament role

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:10 - [CET/Central European Time]
Venezuelan ambassador Jorge Valero, who represents President Nicolas Maduro’s government, called Ms. Poblete’s comments “absolutely absurd” and accused the Trump administration of seeking to install a “puppet president” in Venezuela.
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Court orders Germany to press US over drone strikes

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
The Muenster state court ruled on Tuesday that the German government should also, if necessary, press Washington to respect international law.
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China rejects Dalai Lama’s assertion that his successor could be found in India

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:00 - [CET/Central European Time]
China on Tuesday rejected the assertion by the Dalai Lama that his successor could be found in India — a move that could undermine the legitimacy of
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Italy to join China initiative despite US objections

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:47 - [CET/Central European Time]
Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has pledged to make Italy the first Group of Seven nation to join China’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative despite o
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Hundreds rally in Algiers as protest leaders tell army to stay away

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:45 - [CET/Central European Time]
Hundreds of students and doctors rallied in Algiers on Tuesday calling for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to quit, and a new group headed by activists
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