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All 78 saved as Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey

All 78 saved as Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey

ISTANBUL: A Russian naval spy ship on Thursday (Apr 27) sank in the Black Sea off Turkey's coast after hitting a Togo-flagged vessel packed with livestock but all of its 78 crew were rescued by Turkish coastguards.

Bus crash kills 44 in northern India: Official

Bus crash kills 44 in northern India: Official

NEW DELHI: A bus has swerved off a mountain road and plunged into a deep ravine in a Himalayan region of northern India, killing at least 44 people, an official said on Wednesday (Apr 19).

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Family see shark kill teenage daughter off Australia

Family see shark kill teenage daughter off Australia

SYDNEY: A 17-year-old girl has died after being mauled by a shark in full view of her parents on Australia's southwest coast, authorities said on Tuesday (Apr 18).

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Garbage piles up in Sri Lanka capital as toll hits 30

Garbage piles up in Sri Lanka capital as toll hits 30

COLOMBO: Hundreds of tonnes of rotting garbage piled up in Sri Lanka's capital on Tuesday (Apr 18) after the main rubbish dump was shut following an accident that killed at least 30 people.

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5 die as light aircraft crashes in Portugal

5 die as light aircraft crashes in Portugal

LISBON: Five people died when a Swiss-registered light aircraft crashed into a supermarket warehouse in the suburbs of Lisbon on Monday (Apr 17), rescue services said.

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Bangkok to ban street food stalls in clean-up crusade

Bangkok to ban street food stalls in clean-up crusade

BANGKOK: Street food stalls will be banned from all of Bangkok's main roads under a clean-up crusade, a city hall official said Tuesday (Apr 18), prompting outcry and anguish in a food-obsessed capital famed for its spicy roadside cuisine.

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Trump hits back at tax protests

Trump hits back at tax protests

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Sunday (Apr 16) hit back at nationwide protests calling for him to release his tax returns, questioning "who paid for" the "small" rallies.

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US, South Korea agree early deployment of THAAD

US, South Korea agree early deployment of THAAD

SEOUL: The United States and South Korea agreed on the early deployment of a controversial US missile defence system in the region, the South's acting president said Monday (Apr 17) after talks with visiting US Vice President Mike Pence.

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China, Germany must do more to reduce trade surpluses: US

China, Germany must do more to reduce trade surpluses: US

WASHINGTON: China and Germany are not manipulating the value of their currencies to gain an unfair trade advantage, but both should do more to reduce their large trade surpluses with the United States, the Treasury Department said on Friday (Apr 14).

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Russia arrests two suspected 'terrorist' recruiters

Russia arrests two suspected 'terrorist' recruiters

SAINT PETERSBURG: Two suspected recruiters of "terrorists" from Central Asia were arrested in Saint Petersburg, justice authorities said on Saturday (Apr 15), in connection with a deadly bomb attack on the Russian city's metro.

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Thais soak in new year with nationwide water fight

Thais soak in new year with nationwide water fight

BANGKOK: Hoards of revellers armed with plastic water guns poured onto Thai streets on Friday (Apr 14) for a second day of watery warfare to ring in the kingdom's traditional new year.

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At least 11 dead in Indonesian boat accidents

At least 11 dead in Indonesian boat accidents

JAKARTA: At least 11 people were killed on Thursday (Apr 13) in two separate boat accidents on Indonesia's main island of Java, officials said.

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Man dragged off United flight plans to sue: Lawyers

Man dragged off United flight plans to sue: Lawyers

CHICAGO: The man dragged off a United Airlines flight, sparking an international uproar, suffered a broken nose and concussion, his lawyer said on Thursday (Apr 13), adding that he is planning to sue.

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World oil market 'close to balance' despite OPEC cuts: IEA

World oil market 'close to balance' despite OPEC cuts: IEA

PARIS: Supply and demand in the oil market are close to matching up, the IEA said on Thursday (Apr 13), as landmark OPEC-led production cuts are mitigated by rising US supply and slipping worldwide demand growth.

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Taiwan bans eating dogs and cats

Taiwan bans eating dogs and cats

TAIPEI: Taiwan has banned the eating of dogs and cats, lawmakers said Wednesday, as pressure grows to improve animal welfare after a spate of cruelty cases that stirred public outrage.

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US and Russia still far apart as Syria haunts talks

US and Russia still far apart as Syria haunts talks

MOSCOW: Russia's President Vladimir Putin hosted US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the Kremlin on Wednesday (Apr 12) but the rival powers failed to bridge a deep gap of trust.

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