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New Zealand's Ardern vows 'government of change'

New Zealand's Ardern vows 'government of change'

WELLINGTON: New Zealand's prime minister-elect Jacinda Ardern promised "a government of change" as she met with leaders of her centre-left Labour Party Friday (Oct 20) to prepare to take power after a stunning election win.

11 killed in eastern China house fire

11 killed in eastern China house fire

SHANGHAI: Eleven people died when a blaze engulfed two houses early Monday (Sep 25) in an eastern China city prone to fatal fire disasters, the government said.

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Indian fireworks factory blast kills 9: Police

Indian fireworks factory blast kills 9: Police

NEW DELHI: A blaze at an illegal fireworks factory in eastern India killed nine workers who were stocking up ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali next month, police said Monday (Sep 25).

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UK restaurant jobs unfilled as EU workers leave

UK restaurant jobs unfilled as EU workers leave

As EU nationals leave Britain in ever greater numbers ahead of Brexit, restaurants like pizzeria chain Franco Manca are reporting shortages that could spell trouble for a sector that relies on immigrant labour.

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Merkel wins fourth term, hard right gains foothold in parliament

Merkel wins fourth term, hard right gains foothold in parliament

BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany's election on Sunday (Sep 24), but her victory was clouded by the entry into parliament of the hard right AfD, the best showing for a nationalist force since World War II.

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Six people believed injured in suspected London acid attack

Six people believed injured in suspected London acid attack

LONDON: Six people were believed to have been injured on Saturday (Sep 23) after a group of males reportedly sprayed a noxious substance in a number of attacks in an area around a shopping centre in east London, police said.

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Teenager charged over London Underground attack: Police

Teenager charged over London Underground attack: Police

LONDON: A teenager accused of planting a bomb on a London Underground train last week allegedly bought components on Amazon, packing the device with shrapnel, a prosecutor said on Friday (Sep 22).

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S&P lowers Hong Kong credit rating following China cut

S&P lowers Hong Kong credit rating following China cut

HONG KONG: Standard & Poor's on Friday (Sep 22) slashed Hong Kong's top-notch credit rating, a day after lowering China's, warning of potential spillover risks the mainland's ballooning debt pile.

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After migrant influx, voters ask: What makes a German?

After migrant influx, voters ask: What makes a German?

BERLIN: Germans vote in a general election on Sunday (Sep 24) after a campaign which has seen parties spar over how closely refugees and immigrants should integrate into the national culture, sparking fierce discussions about what it means to be German.

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Hope fades as Mexico's search for quake survivors enters third day

Hope fades as Mexico's search for quake survivors enters third day

MEXICO CITY: Mexico waited anxiously on Thursday (Sep 21) for signs of life in the rubble of collapsed buildings as a desperate search for survivors of a devastating earthquake entered a third day.

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Private jet crashes at Istanbul's main airport, 4 wounded

Private jet crashes at Istanbul's main airport, 4 wounded

ISTANBUL: A private jet crashed on landing and burst into flames on Thursday (Sep 21) while making an emergency landing at Istanbul's main international airport, leaving four injured, officials said.

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51 countries line up to sign UN treaty outlawing nuclear weapons

51 countries line up to sign UN treaty outlawing nuclear weapons

As leaders formally signed on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hailed as historic the first multilateral disarmament treaty in more than two decades.

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Pack Print International promotes cross-trade partnerships in Southeast Asia

Pack Print International promotes cross-trade partnerships in Southeast Asia

With growing interests among Vietnamese firms and multi-national corporations (MNCs) in Thailand, followed by the country’s emergence as Southeast Asia’s printing and packaging hub, the sixth Pack Print International is taking place in Bangkok to promote cross-trade partnerships.

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Fire kills six people in Bangladesh clothing factory

Fire kills six people in Bangladesh clothing factory

Six people were killed Wednesday when fire swept through a clothing factory outside Dhaka, police said, just the latest fatal industrial accident to hit Bangladesh's $30 billion garment industry.

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AIPA: Vietnam proposes building AEC with equal development

AIPA: Vietnam proposes building AEC with equal development

MANILA - Việt Nam proposed a resolution on strengthening intra-regional cooperation to build an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) of equal development and inclusive growth.

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Vietnam affirms to support GMS’ efforts of development

Vietnam affirms to support GMS’ efforts of development

Vietnam affirms to support the Greater Mekong Sub-Regional (GMS) economic co-operation programme as well as continue to co-operate with GMS countries to realise specific co-operation plans.

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