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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.

100kg gold coin stolen from Berlin museum

100kg gold coin stolen from Berlin museum

BERLIN: Thieves stole a gold coin with a face value of US$1 million (S$1.39 million) and weighing 100 kilograms from Berlin's Bode Museum on Monday (Mar 27).

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Trump pivots to tax reform after Obamacare shipwreck

Trump pivots to tax reform after Obamacare shipwreck

WASHINGTON: After a crushing defeat in the effort to repeal Obamacare, the Trump administration is hoping for smoother sailing on tax reform, expecting this will be less divisive among Republican party factions.

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Seven students, one teacher killed in Japan avalanche

Seven students, one teacher killed in Japan avalanche

TOKYO: An avalanche Monday killed seven Japanese high school students and a teacher on a mountain-climbing outing, and injured 40 more.

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Trump to roll back Obama clean power plan

Trump to roll back Obama clean power plan

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday (Mar 28) to undo his predecessor Barack Obama's plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fueled power plants, according to the new environmental chief.

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Brazil anti-corruption protests draw weaker turnout

Brazil anti-corruption protests draw weaker turnout

SAO PAULO: Brazilians furious at corruption demonstrated on Sunday (Mar 26) in support of a politically explosive probe into high-level embezzlement and bribery, but turnout was significantly lower than at previous protests.

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Trump suffers bruising defeat as health reform effort collapses

Trump suffers bruising defeat as health reform effort collapses

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump suffered a bitter defeat on Friday (Mar 24) in his first major legislative challenge, as the president's effort to repeal Obamacare was shot down by rebel Republican lawmakers.

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Hong Kong recalls suspect Brazilian meat

Hong Kong recalls suspect Brazilian meat

HONG KONG: Hong Kong said Friday (Mar 24) it would recall Brazilian meat from 21 processing plants under investigation over a rotten meat scandal.

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EU parliament head sets 'red line' on citizens' rights post-Brexit

EU parliament head sets 'red line' on citizens' rights post-Brexit

BRUSSELS: European Parliament chief Antonio Tajani said securing the rights of millions of EU citizens after Brexit was a "red line" when negotiations begin soon.

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'Worst is over' for Brazil's meat scandal: Minister

'Worst is over' for Brazil's meat scandal: Minister

BRASILIA: Worldwide markets have been slamming their doors on Brazilian meat since revelations that rotten product was being sold with faked certificates, but the agriculture minister said on Thursday (Mar 23) "the worst of the process is over."

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250 feared dead on 'Black Day' in Mediterranean

250 feared dead on 'Black Day' in Mediterranean

ROME: Over 250 African migrants were feared drowned in the Mediterranean on Thursday (Mar 23) after a charity's rescue boat found five corpses close to two sinking rubber dinghies off Libya.

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Brazil tries to rescue meat industry from scandal

Brazil tries to rescue meat industry from scandal

BRASILIA: Brazil's government fought on Wednesday (Mar 22) to save the country's meat industry from getting burned in a corruption scandal that has prompted several countries to pull Brazilian beef and chicken from the menu.

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Laptop ban sparks ire among Mideast travellers

Laptop ban sparks ire among Mideast travellers

DUBAI: Travellers across the Middle East expressed frustration on Wednesday (Mar 22) at a ban on large electronic devices for flights to the United States and Britain that has sparked confusion and speculation.

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Hong Kong import ban deals Brazil meat industry big blow

Hong Kong import ban deals Brazil meat industry big blow

BRASILIA: Brazil's giant meat industry suffered a heavy blow on Tuesday (Mar 21), when Hong Kong became the latest to ban imports in response to allegations of rotten meat being sold with falsified certificates.

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Bill Gates again world's richest man, Trump slips

Bill Gates again world's richest man, Trump slips

NEW YORK: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates once again topped the Forbes magazine list of the world's richest billionaires, while US President Donald Trump slipped more than 200 spots, the magazine said Monday (Mar 20).

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Plane crash-lands in South Sudan, at least 37 injured

Plane crash-lands in South Sudan, at least 37 injured

JUBA: At least 37 people were injured when a passenger jet crash-landed in South Sudan's northwestern city of Wau on Monday (Mar 20), government and airport officials said.

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