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About 20 people evacuated in Moscow due to fire in apartment building: Interfax

About 20 people evacuated in Moscow due to fire in apartment building: Interfax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - About 20 people were evacuated from an apartment building in the center of Moscow due to fire on the roof, the Interfax news agency reported on Friday Moscow time, citing a source, familiar with the matter. “The fire occurred on the roof of a residential building......

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Malaysian PM says law must take its course in Najib case

Malaysian PM says law must take its course in Najib case

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has told Al Jazeera the law should take its course in the case of the prosecution of former Prime Minister Najib Razak. "The law must take its course and if the attorney general finds sufficient evidence of acts that are criminal then the AG...

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Fireworks blasts kill at least 19 near Mexico City

Fireworks blasts kill at least 19 near Mexico City

Two explosions at fireworks workshops outside Mexico City on Thursday killed at least 19 people, including rescue workers, and injured dozens more, officials said, in the latest deadly blast to hit a town known for its fireworks production. After a first blast in the municipality of...

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Pompeo sets off for North Korea nuclear talks

Pompeo sets off for North Korea nuclear talks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Washington Thursday bound for Pyongyang and his latest round of talks with Kim Jong Un on North Korea's nuclear arsenal. Washington's top diplomat and senior aides took off shortly after 2:00 a.m. and were due in the North Korean capital on...

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Rohingya still fleeing violence, persecution in Myanmar: U.N. rights boss

Rohingya still fleeing violence, persecution in Myanmar: U.N. rights boss

GENEVA (Reuters) - Muslim Rohingya continue to flee Myanmar’s Rakhine state, many testifying about violence, persecution, killings and burning of their homes by soldiers and Buddhists, the United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, in his final...

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Refugee who fled violence mourns daughter slain in Idaho

Refugee who fled violence mourns daughter slain in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Little Ruya Kadir had sparkling eyes, a few basic belongings and not much else when she arrived in Boise, Idaho more than two years ago. But at just six months old, she had the most important thing: A mother who loved her so fiercely that she left behind her...

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Trapped Thai team gets dive lessons as rescuers plan for extraction

Trapped Thai team gets dive lessons as rescuers plan for extraction

Rescue teams in northern Thailand were giving crash courses in swimming and diving on Wednesday as part of preparations to extract a young football squad trapped in a cave and keen to end a harrowing 11-day ordeal. A team of divers, medics, counsellors and Thai navy SEALS were with the 12...

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Russia, US discuss preparations for Putin-Trump summit in Helsinki

Russia, US discuss preparations for Putin-Trump summit in Helsinki

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed preparations on Tuesday for the summit in Helsinki between presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The summit is due to take place on July 16. Speaking by...

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U.N. chief hears of 'unimaginable' atrocities as he visits Rohingya camps

U.N. chief hears of 'unimaginable' atrocities as he visits Rohingya camps

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh: U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he heard "unimaginable" accounts of atrocities during a visit Monday to vast camps in Bangladesh that are home to a million Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar. Guterres described the situation for the...

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Trump to wait after midterms to sign new NAFTA deal

Trump to wait after midterms to sign new NAFTA deal

President Donald Trump said Sunday he wants to wait until after the midterm elections in November to sign a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico. “NAFTA, I could sign it tomorrow, but I’m not happy with it. I want to make it more fair, okay?”...

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Civilians killed in Mali attack, assessing wounded: French army

Civilians killed in Mali attack, assessing wounded: French army

France's military said a number of civilians had been killed in an attack in the northern Malian town of Gao and that it was assessing the state of a 30-strong French patrol that came under attack. Army spokesman Patrik Steiger said an explosion had happened near three French vehicles...

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Suicide bomber targets Sikhs, Hindus in Afghanistan; 19 dead

Suicide bomber targets Sikhs, Hindus in Afghanistan; 19 dead

A suicide bomber targeted a convoy of Sikhs and Hindus on their way to meet Afghanistan's president in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday, killing at least 19 people. Inamullah Miakhail, spokesman for the provincial hospital in Nangarhar, said that 17 out of 19 dead in the attack...

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Thai divers make little progress in murky cave search

Thai divers make little progress in murky cave search

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Thai navy divers leading the search for 12 boys and their soccer coach in a cave have failed to make much headway in their effort to push through the murk of a kilometer- (half-mile-) long chamber to what is believed to be a clear area leading to where the missing may...

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Protesters flood US cities to fight Trump immigration policy

Protesters flood US cities to fight Trump immigration policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — They wore white. They shook their fists in the air. They carried signs reading: "No more children in cages," and "What's next? Concentration Camps?" In major cities and tiny towns, hundreds of thousands of marchers gathered Saturday across America, moved by accounts of...

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Trump asserts he didn't push House GOP on immigration

Trump asserts he didn't push House GOP on immigration

(AP) — President Donald Trump claimed Saturday that he never pushed House Republicans to vote for immigration bills that failed last week, offering his latest display of whiplash on the legislation. Trump tweeted from his New Jersey golf club that he didn't press GOP lawmakers to...

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Lavrov warns Russia might leave chemical weapons watchdog

Lavrov warns Russia might leave chemical weapons watchdog

 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned that Russia could walk away from the global chemical weapons watchdog after member nations voted to allow the group to assign blame for chemical attacks. In an interview with Britain's Channel 4 News, Lavrov denounced a vote this...

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Headquarters of West African G5 Sahel force attacked

Headquarters of West African G5 Sahel force attacked

Islamist militants raided the headquarters of a regional military taskforce in central Mali Friday afternoon, opening fire with rockets and guns and attempting to infiltrate the base, the defence ministry said. There were no immediate details on casualties at the compound in Sevare used...

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Lafarge charged with complicity in Syria crimes against humanity

Lafarge charged with complicity in Syria crimes against humanity

 The French cement giant Lafarge was charged on Thursday with complicity in crimes against humanity and financing terrorists, for allegedly paying millions to jihadists, including the Islamic State group, to keep a factory open in war-torn Syria. The company, whose Syrian...

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