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North Korea drought: Children at risk in ‘worst crisis since 2001’

North Korea is facing severe food shortages after being hit by its worst drought since 2001, a report from the United Nations says. Crop production in the country has been hampered by a prolonged dry period and food imports are now urgently required to fill …

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Why Somaliland elections matter to the World

By Abdirahman M Dirye Fever and peaceful rallies at the hand, Somaliland will enter in an era of uncertainty in the presidential elections at the end of this year. Despite the odds, it smoothly held elections and passed the test with flying colors; this time, …

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Kuwait expels Iranian diplomats over ‘terror’ cell

Kuwait on Thursday expelled Iranian diplomats and closed some embassy missions after the emirate’s top court convicted a “terror” cell of links to the Islamic republic, the foreign ministry said. Sunni-ruled Kuwait, which has a sizeable Shiite minority, is trying to mediate an end to …

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Trump,Putin had another, undisclosed conversation

WASHINGTON -UNS – US President Donald Trump and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin had another, previously undisclosed conversation at this month’s G20, the White House has confirmed. They spoke towards the end of a formal dinner but the White House has not revealed what was discussed. …

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Indian Maoists kill three in Bihar

PATNA -UNS : Maoists have killed three persons in Bihar’s Jamui district as they were suspected of being police informers, police said on Friday. According to a police officer, Maoists late on Thursday beat to death the three, including a woman, near a dam in …

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Iran condemns new US sanctions, responds with its own

TEHRAN -UNS – Iran condemned new American sanctions on its ballistic missile programme that were imposed on Tuesday and responded with its own sanctions against Americans, official news agency IRNA reported. The foreign ministry condemned “the United States’ worthless act of imposing illegal sanctions” against …

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158 Indian soldiers killed in Chinese cross border rocket attack

SIKKIM -UNS– Over 158 Indian soldiers have been killed on Monday as China fired rockets across the border on Indian border installations. Reportedly, several soldiers were wounded in the attack today. The development came in after China flexed its political muscle in the area today …

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China’s second quarter growth beats expectations at 6.9%

China’s economy grew at an annual rate of 6.9% between April and June according to official figures, slightly higher than forecast. The growth rate, which compares expansion with the same three months in the previous year, was the same as in the first quarter of …

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Israel PM mourns France’s deported Jews

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Paris to commemorate the victims of a mass arrest of Jews in Nazi-occupied France in 1942. More than 13,000 Jews were rounded up and detained at a cycling stadium, the Velodrome d’Hiver, before being deported to Nazi death …

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Tensions mount as Al-Aqsa remains closed

RAMALLAH: Palestinian religious and political figures have denounced the ongoing closure of Al-Aqsa mosque compound, calling it a violation of their religious freedoms, reported Al Jazeera. Al-Aqsa remained closed on Saturday, a day after a deadly shooting attack outside an entrance to the holy site …

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