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North Korea says denuclearization pledge not result of US-led sanctions

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North Korea said on Sunday its intention to denuclearise, unveiled at a historic inter-Korean summit, was not the result of US-led sanctions and pressure, warning the United States not to mislead public opinion. Impoverished North Korea has been hit by a series of UN and US sanctions in recent years in a bid to rein […]

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Iran’s president: US ending deal will be ‘historic regret’

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TEHRAN: Iran’s president is warning President Donald Trump that pulling America out of the nuclear deal with world powers would be a “historic regret.” President Hassan Rouhani made the comments Sunday in the city of Sabzevar while on a tour of Iran’s Razavi Khorasan province. Rouhani said: “If (the US) opts to pull out of […]

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Israeli PM says better to confront Iran sooner than later

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JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday accused Iran of supplying advanced weapons to Syria that pose a danger to Israel, saying it’s better to confront Tehran sooner rather than later. Israel has repeatedly warned it will not tolerate a lasting Iranian military presence in neighboring Syria, and is believed to have been behind recent […]

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Dozens of casualties in blast at Afghan voter registration center: officials

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A blast at a voter registration centre in Afghanistan’s restive east on Sunday killed or wounded at least 30 people, officials said, capping a bloody week in the war-torn country. The bomb had been placed in a tent being used to register voters on the grounds of a mosque, marking the latest attack on preparations […]

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Iran, Oman to hold joint rescue, relief drills in Persian Gulf

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TEHRAN,  (Xinhua) — Iran and Oman will hold joint rescue and relief drills in the Persian Gulf in coming days, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday. The Iranian Navy, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Iran’s Border Police, the Royal Navy of Oman, and the Royal Oman Police will partake in the exercises. The decision […]

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Turkey says will retaliate if US halts weapons sales

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ANKARA: Turkey will retaliate if the United States halts weapons sales to the country, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday. In an interview with broadcaster CNN Turk, Cavusoglu said a proposal by lawmakers in the US House of Representatives to temporarily halt weapons sales, including F-35 jets, to Turkey was wrong, illogical and not […]

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Vasco rise to second with 4-1 rout of America Mineiro

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Rio de Janeiro, May 6 (IANS) Vasco da Gama struck four second-half goals to beat America Mineiro 4-1 and rise to second in Brazil’s Serie A standings. Rafael Moura gave America the lead at Vasco’s Sao Januario stadium on Saturday, netting just after the half-hour mark, reports Xinhua news agency. Bruno Cosendey, Caio Monteiro, Andres Rios […]

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Chinese-built trains improve rides for Argentine commuters, conductors

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BUENOS AIRES, May 6 (Xinhua) — Chinese-built trains are offering both Argentine commuters and conductors better rides, according to Fernando Pintos, who has taught would-be conductors for about 36 years. Pintos, who works for the Metropolitan Railway of Buenos Aires operating the capital’s network of commuter trains, said the electric trains feature roomier and more […]

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Malaysia foils smuggling of 131 Sri Lankan immigrants

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police have intercepted a tanker with 131 Sri Lankans believed bound for Australia and New Zealand, smashing a large human smuggling ring that has been operating for over a year. Authorities halted the modified tanker on Tuesday off the coast of southern Johor state, national police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun said in […]

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45 dead in attack by armed bandits in northern Nigeria: civilian militia

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KANO, Nigeria: 45 people died in an attack by armed bandits in northern Nigeria, civilian militia members said on Sunday, amid growing levels of rural violence often involving cattle theft, robbery and kidnappings for ransom. “The 45 bodies were found scattered in the bush. The bandits pursued residents who mobilized to defend the village after […]

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