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US carrier group heads for Korean waters – China calls for ‘restraint’

BEIJING/SEOUL, April 24, (RTRS): Chinese President Xi Jinping called for all sides to exercise restraint on Monday in a call about North Korea with US President Donald Trump, as Japan conducted joint drills with a US aircraft carrier strike group headed for Korean waters. The carrier group was sent by …

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$50 mln partnership to protect kids from measles, Rubella – AP, UNICEF join hands to save children

RIYADH, April 24: Alwaleed Philanthropies Global, chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and UNICEF announce today a $50 million partnership to help achieve a world where no child dies from measles or is born with severe disabilities caused by rubella. The investment from Alwaleed Philanthropies provides …

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From aspiring stylist to jihadist widow – One woman’s Syria story

QAMISHLI, Syria, April 24, (AFP): Islam Maytat thought marrying an Afghan-British businessman was her ticket to a new life as a fashionista in London. Instead she became a widow living under jihadist rule in Syria. At just 23, the young Moroccan spent three traumatic years in northern Syria under the …

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Environmental activists awarded ‘Goldman’ prizes – 6 win amid murders, violence

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 24, (RTRS): A Congolese park ranger, a Guatemalan indigenous land rights activist and an octogenarian Australian who blocked a coal mining fi rm from taking her family’s farm were among the six winners of one of the world’s most prestigious environmental prizes on Monday. Announced in …

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UN chief vows to stand up against anti-Israel bias – Netanyahu issues Holocaust Day warning

JERUSALEM, April 24, (Agencies): Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday threatened to destroy those who call for the destruction of Israel, in a speech to mark the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day. “Iran and the Islamic state want to destroy us, and a hatred for Jews is being directed towards the …

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RIYADH RESHUFFLES – Saudis, Sisi ease tension

RIYADH, April 23, (Agencies): Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi received a royal welcome from King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as he landed Sunday in Saudi Arabia for a visit to boost ties after months of tension. King Salman, surrounded by key Saudi officials, greeted Sisi as he stepped off …

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Hundreds flee Mosul fighting – IS ambush kills 10 Iraqi forces: commanders

MOSUL, Iraq, April 23, (RTRS): Heavy two-way traffic of carts carrying children, clothes, and the elderly crowded the main Baghdad-Mosul road on Sunday as hundreds of Iraqis fled heavy fighting or made their way back to areas seized back from Islamic State. Families paid no heed to the sound of …

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Plight of Palestinians spans five generations – One of longest refugee crises

JERASH CAMP, Jordan, April 23, (AP): As a boy, Palestinian Abdullah Abu Massoud fled the war over the birth of Israel in 1948 and sought refuge in the nearby Gaza Strip. As an adult, Abu Massoud was displaced again when Israeli forces captured Gaza, along with the West Bank and …

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Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed military hospital

President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan, the first of many Trump likely will award during his service as commander in chief of the US military. “When I heard about this … I wanted to do it myself,” Trump said …

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Religion, free homes spur Bazaar revamp – Disability stalks quake injured

MUMBAI, April 23, (AFP): Farida Kachwala is vacating her family’s cramped home of eighty years, one of thousands receiving modern apartments through a project that hopes to transform Mumbai’s historic Bhendi Bazaar from a dilapidated ghetto into a slick Singapore-like enclave. Six hundred million dollars is being spent to demolish …

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