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North Korea’s Kim in Russia for talks with Putin

VLADIVOSTOK: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he was looking forward to his first talks with President Vladimir Putin as he arrived in...

Armed police to be deployed for Anzac Day, royal visit

WELLINGTON: Armed police will patrol Anzac Day services across New Zealand Thursday in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks, as thousands honour the...

China formally arrests ex-Interpol chief

BEIJING: China has formally arrested former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei on suspicion of accepting bribes, prosecutors announced Wednesday, as he faces possible corruption charges. In...

Turkish police block Armenian ‘genocide’ rally in Istanbul

ISTANBUL: Turkish police on Wednesday blocked protesters trying to hold a commemoration in Istanbul of the 1915 massacres and forced deportation of Armenians. Troops from...

New Zealand offers residency to families of mosque victims

WELLINGTON: New Zealand opened a two-year window Wednesday for people directly affected by the Christchurch terror attacks to apply to stay permanently in the...

Workers smoked at Notre-Dame cathedral, admits contractor

PARIS: Workers renovating Notre-Dame flouted a ban on smoking at the monument, a contractor admitted on Wednesday, while denying any link with last week’s...

Ex-PM wins Solomons run-off sparking riots

HONIARA: The election of veteran politician Manasseh Sogavare as the new prime minister of the Solomon Islands sparked violent protests in the capital Honiara...

Sleepless nights for Indonesia’s election ‘losers’

CIREBON: Political hopeful Yayat Abdurahman bet that he would be a winner among some 245,000 candidates in Indonesia’s huge election last week, but his...

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