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Oil producers to extend output curbs at OPEC meeting

Oil producers to extend output curbs at OPEC meeting

VIENNA: Oil producers inside and outside the OPEC cartel began gathering in Vienna on Tuesday (May 23) ahead of a meeting expected to agree an extension of production curbs aimed at easing a global supply glut.

India gas tanker leak sends 200 students to hospital

India gas tanker leak sends 200 students to hospital

NEW DELHI: Nearly 200 school students were hospitalised on Saturday (May 6) after a gas leak near their school in the Indian capital.

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British PM boosted by local election results ahead of key vote

British PM boosted by local election results ahead of key vote

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives made sweeping gains Friday in local elections, handing her a big boost going into next month's Brexit-dominated parliamentary vote.

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Love conquers all: Young couple break 300-year Chinese village curse

Love conquers all: Young couple break 300-year Chinese village curse

BEIJING: A stream little more than a metre wide separates them, but for at least three centuries a bitter rivalry pitted two eastern Chinese villages against one another - until love brought the adversaries together.

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Next Ebola outbreak 'inevitable' but world better prepared: WHO

Next Ebola outbreak 'inevitable' but world better prepared: WHO

CONAKRY: A new outbreak of the Ebola virus is "inevitable" but a new vaccine and rapid-response measures mean it will be more effectively contained, the head of the World Health Organisation said on Thursday (May 4).

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37 injured in blast at chemical recycling plant in Spain

37 injured in blast at chemical recycling plant in Spain

MADRID: Several explosions ripped through a recycling site for hazardous chemical waste near Madrid on Thursday (May 4), injuring 37 people, three of them seriously, and forcing the evacuation of nearby schools, officials said.

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Trump on Middle East peace: 'We will get it done'

Trump on Middle East peace: 'We will get it done'

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump confidently predicted that a lasting Middle East peace agreement was within grasp on Wednesday (May 3), as he hosted Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas at the White House

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EU and Britain clash over Brexit bill

EU and Britain clash over Brexit bill

BRUSSELS: The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned on Wednesday (May 3) that negotiations will not be quick or painless, as Brussels and London traded blows over the size of Britain's exit bill.

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France's Le Pen fights plagiarism charge, Macron camp frets

France's Le Pen fights plagiarism charge, Macron camp frets

PARIS: French presidential far-right candidate Marine Le Pen fought off accusations of plagiarism on Tuesday (May 2) as supporters of her rival Emmanuel Macron warned that a high abstention rate could hurt his chances of victory.

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At least 6 killed in crane accident at Samsung shipyard in South Korea

At least 6 killed in crane accident at Samsung shipyard in South Korea

SEOUL: At least six Samsung workers building a US$500 million ocean platform for French energy giant Total were killed in a shipyard crane accident, South Korean authorities said Tuesday (May 2).

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Greece, creditors look to debt relief after provisional fiscal deal

Greece, creditors look to debt relief after provisional fiscal deal

ATHENS: Greece and its creditors on Tuesday (May 2) closed a troubled chapter on fiscal reforms with a preliminary deal on pension and tax cuts, offering hope for a debt relief agreement later this month.

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Trump considers breaking up large banks

Trump considers breaking up large banks

NEW YORK: President Donald Trump is reviewing a possible break-up of large US banks, according to a published interview on Monday (May 1).

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Bus rams cars, motorbikes in Indonesia; 11 killed

Bus rams cars, motorbikes in Indonesia; 11 killed

JAKARTA: At least 11 people were killed Sunday (Apr 30) when a bus rammed into several other vehicles in Indonesia's West Java province after a suspected brake failure, police said.

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24 dead as Kyrgyz landslide engulfs village homes

24 dead as Kyrgyz landslide engulfs village homes

A landslide engulfed part of a village in Kyrgyzstan on Saturday (Apr 29), killing 24 people, including nine children, the emergencies ministry said.

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EU's Mogherini says still wants Turkey to join

EU's Mogherini says still wants Turkey to join

VALLETA: EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said on Friday (Apr 28) that accession talks with Turkey have not been halted and she still wants it to join, if Ankara can meet necessary conditions.

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EU's Tusk says Brexit talks must settle 'people, money, Ireland' first

EU's Tusk says Brexit talks must settle 'people, money, Ireland' first

Brussels: EU President Donald Tusk said on Friday (Apr 28) that Britain must first settle the divorce issues of "people, money and Ireland" before any talks on a post-Brexit trade deal.

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