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Seven dead in India firework factory blast

Seven dead in India firework factory blast

NEW DELHI: An explosion at an illegal firecracker factory in eastern India killed seven workers and injured nine others in the hours before Thursday's (Oct 19) Diwali festival, officials said.

UK, Germany, France 'stand committed' to Iran deal

UK, Germany, France 'stand committed' to Iran deal

LONDON: The leaders of Britain, France and Germany on Friday (Oct 13) said they remain committed to the international nuclear deal with Iran after US President Donald Trump refused to certify the agreement.

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1.1 billion people 'invisible', lacking official identity: World Bank

1.1 billion people 'invisible', lacking official identity: World Bank

WASHINGTON: Over 1.1 billion people mainly in Asia and Africa lack official proof of identity that would get them access to public health care, education and finance, according to the World Bank.

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Germany cites terror threat to extend border controls

Germany cites terror threat to extend border controls

BERLIN: Germany will extend border controls introduced amid the 2015 mass refugee and migrant influx by another six months until May 2018, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Thursday (Oct 12).

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23 dead in 'catastrophic' California wildfires

23 dead in 'catastrophic' California wildfires

SANTA ROSA: More than 200 fire engines and firefighting crews from around the country were being rushed to California on Wednesday (Oct 11) to help battle infernos which have left at least 23 people dead and thousands homeless.

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Dog lover Putin gets top breed pup as gift from Turkmenistan leader

Dog lover Putin gets top breed pup as gift from Turkmenistan leader

SOCHI, Russia: Russian President Vladimir Putin, a dog lover, received a top breed puppy as a belated birthday gift on Wednesday (Oct 11) from Turkmenistan's president who is keen to recover lost Russian markets for Turkmen gas.

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Floods, landslides in Vietnam kill 37 people, thousands evacuated

Floods, landslides in Vietnam kill 37 people, thousands evacuated

HANOI: Floods caused by a tropical depression in Vietnam killed 37 people, one of the highest death tolls recorded in the country from flooding, the disaster prevention agency said on Thursday.

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21 dead in 'catastrophic' California wildfires

21 dead in 'catastrophic' California wildfires

SANTA ROSA: More than 200 fire engines and firefighting crews from around the country were being rushed to California on Wednesday (Oct 11) to help battle infernos which have left at least 21 people dead and thousands homeless.

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Brexit 'cloud of uncertainty' hits UK economy: Hammond

Brexit 'cloud of uncertainty' hits UK economy: Hammond

LONDON: Britain's consumers and businesses are holding back from spending owing to uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations, the country's finance minister said on Wednesday (Oct 11).

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Oil glut disappearing, costs expected to remain stable: OPEC

Oil glut disappearing, costs expected to remain stable: OPEC

PARIS: The OPEC oil cartel said on Wednesday (Oct 11) it sees the glut in oil supplies that has hammered crude prices disappearing as global economic growth picks up, but costs are expected to remain stable.

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India catches 11 smugglers with gold hidden in rectums

India catches 11 smugglers with gold hidden in rectums

NEW DELHI: Gold smugglers are resorting to increasingly desperate measures to get the metal past customs, Indian officials say, after nearly a dozen people were caught with bullion stashed in their rectums.

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Indian traders choking on Modi's economic medicine

Indian traders choking on Modi's economic medicine

LUDHIANA: Tax overhauls and black market clampdowns have been touted as radical medicine to modernise India's economy, but for small traders like Swarn Singh Darera, "Modinomics" has been a bitter pill to swallow.

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Police fire tear gas to stop Ankara bombings commemoration

Police fire tear gas to stop Ankara bombings commemoration

ANKARA: Police on Tuesday (Oct 10) fired tear gas on people gathering in Ankara to mark the second anniversary of the worst attack in Turkey's modern history.

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Pesticide poisoning kills 20 farmers in Indian state

Pesticide poisoning kills 20 farmers in Indian state

MUMBAI: Twenty Indian farmers have died and hundreds of others are in hospital after inhaling poisonous pesticides while spraying crops, officials said Monday (Oct 9), highlighting lax safety standards in the country.

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Fire breaks out near passenger jet at Hong Kong airport, 1 injured

Fire breaks out near passenger jet at Hong Kong airport, 1 injured

HONG KONG: A fire broke out on the tarmac of Hong Kong's international airport Monday (Oct 9), with flames and black smoke seen billowing near the belly of an American Airlines plane.

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12 dead, scores missing as boat packed with Rohingya sinks

12 dead, scores missing as boat packed with Rohingya sinks

SHAH PORIR DWIP, Bangladesh: At least 12 Rohingya refugees, most of them children, drowned and scores more were missing on Monday (Oct 9) after their overloaded boat capsized in the latest tragedy to strike those fleeing violence in Myanmar.

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