• Korean Families Separated by War to Reunite Briefly After 65 Years
Korean Families Separated by War to Reunite Briefly After 65 Years

Moon told a meeting with presidential secretaries. The South Korean participants are mostly in their 70s and 80s, with a 101-year-old woman the oldest. South Korean Ham Sung-chan (R), 93, hugs his North Korean brother Ham Dong Chan (L), 79, during a separated family reunion meeting at the Mount Kumgang resort on the North's southeastern coast on ...

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  • Bakrid 2018: All about date, significance, celebrations, and more
Bakrid 2018: All about date, significance, celebrations, and more

Eid al-Adha Mubarak. The festival which falls on the 10th of the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah is celebrated with great pomp and fervour within the community. The prayers which began at around 6 am were heard in many neighbourhoods as Muslims celebrated the feast of slaughtering. The meat is divided into three parts - one part is shared with frien...

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  • Bodies found as floods recede in India
Bodies found as floods recede in India

It is estimated that the floods have caused damage worth $3 billion (€2.6 billion), though the sum is likely to rise as authorities grapple with the full scope of the devastation. CM Vijayan has also called for an all-party meeting in Thiruvananthapuram to assess the flood situation. With heavy rains stopping after a week, rescuers moved quic...

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  • Saudi Arabia pledges $100 mln to rebuild Syria’s northeast
Saudi Arabia pledges $100 mln to rebuild Syria’s northeast

The decision took into account "the President's guidance on the need to increase burden sharing with allies and partners", she said, adding that the State Department will redirect these funds to support "other key foreign policy priorities".

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  • Merkel, Putin tackle tough topics in meeting outside Berlin
Merkel, Putin tackle tough topics in meeting outside Berlin

Karin Kneissl is set to marry businessman Wolfgang Meilinger at a vineyard in Austria's Styria state. His invitation was criticised by Austrian opposition politicians due to tensions between Russian Federation and the European Union over issues including Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula.

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  • 20 mln Dollars needed to reconstruct Ghazni public facilities: Afghan president
20 mln Dollars needed to reconstruct Ghazni public facilities: Afghan president

It is also plagued by roadside bombs planted by insurgents, which are usually intended for security forces but often kill and wound civilians. Kabul police say two gunmen who attacked an intelligence service compound in the city's northwest have been killed by security forces and that the siege is over.

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  • UAE-based Indian billionaire donates Dh5 million for Kerala flood relief
UAE-based Indian billionaire donates Dh5 million for Kerala flood relief

Tens of thousands of people in the flooded Indian state of Kerala are stuck on rooftops without food, water and electricity in the still unfolding emergency. Rescuers in helicopters and boats fought through torrential rain on Saturday to reach stranded villages. Anil Vasudevan, who handles disaster management at the Kerala health department, said...

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  • Imran Khan set for victory as Pakistan MPs vote on new PM
Imran Khan set for victory as Pakistan MPs vote on new PM

Welcoming the "change" in Pakistan's democracy with the election of Imran Khan as prime minister, he said Mr Khan should come forward in peace initiative between the two neighbours. The PPP and PML-N have dominated Pakistani politics for decades, governing several times in between periods of military rule. Khan and the PTI campaigned on promi...

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  • Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee dies
Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee dies

Former Indian prime minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee died on Thursday, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences said. In 1942, Vajpayee and his brother were arrested during the Quit India movement, rallying for independence from British rule - which ended five years later.

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  • Military parade ordered by Trump postponed
Military parade ordered by Trump postponed

Some share of the higher cost of close to $100 million is expected to be paid by other government agencies that would take part in organizing or securing the event. Planners said that there would be a "heavy air component", and that the president would be surrounded by military heroes in the reviewing area. A memo at the time said no tanks would ...

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  • Over 100 migrants rescued by AFM patrol vessel
Over 100 migrants rescued by AFM patrol vessel

Italy has refused entry to charity rescue boats since a populist government came to power in June with a vow to make its European neighbours take more migrants. "What is of utmost importance is that the survivors are brought to a place of safety without delay, where their basic needs can be met and where they can be protected from abuse".

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  • Two Koreas agree to hold September summit in Pyongyang
Two Koreas agree to hold September summit in Pyongyang

Moreover, the negotiations would be dedicated to what had been achieved by the two sides since their previous summits, the outlet suggested. The ministerial talks began on the North's side of the truce village of Panmunjom on Monday. The talks Monday are happening at a North Korea-controlled building in the border village of Panmunjom. The me...

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  • Calgary air quality advisory continues for second straight day
Calgary air quality advisory continues for second straight day

If the air quality isn't too bad and you absolutely must go on that hike or bike commute, try wearing a mask. As 11 large fires raged in California , there were hotspots of unhealthy air quality in certain parts of the state - especially near the wildfires.

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  • Twitter Suspends Infowars’ Alex Jones for One Week for Violating Abuse Policy
Twitter Suspends Infowars’ Alex Jones for One Week for Violating Abuse Policy

Twitter confirmed to NBC News that Jones' Twitter account was put in read-only mode as of Tuesday, meaning that he can browse Twitter posts but can't interact with them and can't tweet himself. One of the key issues surrounded Alex Jones , the host of Infowars , who was recently purged from almost every major social media website - except ...

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  • Kerala Floods worsen, death toll increases to 67
Kerala Floods worsen, death toll increases to 67

Prime Minster Narendra Modi today asked the defence ministry to further step up relief and rescue operations across Kerala. With these deaths on Wednesday, including five of a family, the death toll since August 8 climbed to 67. Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan called for an emergency meeting of top officials on Thursday morning, and called up Un...

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  • School boy, 14, runs for governor in America's Vermont state
School boy, 14, runs for governor in America's Vermont state

Hallquist is the first openly transgender candidate to win a major party nomination for governor or a statewide office of any kind. There's no doubt that Christine and her fellow nominees will join a strong ticket this November that will fight for our values and serve as dedicated advocates for Vermont's working families .

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  • USA ambassador urges United Kingdom to pull out of Iran nuclear deal
USA ambassador urges United Kingdom to pull out of Iran nuclear deal

We are asking global Britain to use its considerable diplomatic power and influence and join us". Johnson's plea comes days after US President Donald Trump upped sanctions on Iran after the US withdrew from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran nuclear deal, in May.

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  • 300 ‘Predator Priests’ Abused Over 1,000 Children with Impunity, Report Says
300 ‘Predator Priests’ Abused Over 1,000 Children with Impunity, Report Says

More than 300 "predator priests" in six Roman Catholic dioceses across Pennsylvania were protected by church leaders more interested in safeguarding the church and the abusers than tending to their victims, a scathing grand jury report to be released Tuesday claims.

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  • Prosecutors blast 'Manafort’s lies' in closing arguments against ex-Trump campaign chairman
Prosecutors blast 'Manafort’s lies' in closing arguments against ex-Trump campaign chairman

It's the first trial to emerge from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, although the case didn't address allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Kevin Downing, Manafort's lawyer, simply said that "the defense rests". According to the testimony of John Brennan, a vice president at the Federal Savings Bank, Manafort ...

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation fires agent Peter Strzok over his 2016 anti-Trump text messages
Federal Bureau of Investigation fires agent Peter Strzok over his 2016 anti-Trump text messages

During the election, Mr Strzok exchanged text messages that disparaged Mr Trump with Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer Lisa Page , with whom he was having an affair. "Under these circumstances, we did not have confidence that Strzok's decision to prioritize the Russian Federation investigation over following up on the Midyear-related investig...

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