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Brazil impeachment committee backs ousting President Rousseff

In a major blow for Brazil President Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian congressional committee has recommended her impeachment, paving the way for a vote in the lower house to decide whether the president should face trial.


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John Kerry pays historical visit to Hiroshima atomic bomb memorial

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday visited Hiroshima's atomic bomb memorial becoming the first US secretary of state to visit the site. After visiting the memorial, Kerry said the memorial is a...


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Panama vows to boost financial transparency

Panama President Juan Carlos Varela on Wednesday pledged that his government will take immediate action to improve financial transparency in the country following leaks that showed that influential people were helped...


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Worldwide executions highest last year since 1989: Amnesty

Human rights organisation Amnesty International on Wednesday said the number of known executions across the world jumped over 50 percent last year to at least 1,634. The number is highest since 1989. The increase in...


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Migrants sent back from Greece arrive in Turkey

Migrants who were returned from the Greek island of Lesbos under a disputed European Union scheme started arriving on Monday in Turkey. The deal has been reached between the 28-nation bloc and Ankara to close the main route by...


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Europe ready to send refugees stuck in Greece back to Turkey

Greece's isle of Lesbos has two facilities to house the migrants who risked their lives crossing the sea. These facilities are named as the good camp and the bad camp by the refugees. Europe on Friday said that it will...


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Washington nuclear summit begins with focus on N Korea

North Korea will be in focus during talks on the first day of a major security summit hosted by President Barack Obama in Washington Thursday. The US president is set to start the nuclear security summit by meeting...


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EgyptAir hijacker demands to see estranged Cypriot wife

The hijacker of a EgyptAir flight has released at least five more people. The hijacker identified as 27-year-old Egyptian Ibrahim Samaha hijacked the domestic EgyptAir flight travelling from Alexandria (Greece)...


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At least 70 killed in Lahore suicide bombing targeting Christians

A deadly suicide bombing ripped through a crowded park in Lahore, Pakistan, where several Christians had gathered to celebrate Easter on Sunday, killing at least 70 people and leaving over 300 injured.


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Pavlof Volcano in Alaska spews ash 20,000 feet into air

The US Geological Survey has said that a volcano on Alaska's Aleutian Islands got active on Sunday afternoon, spewing ash 20,000 feet into the air. Pavlof Volcano is situated about 600 miles southwest of Anchorage...


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Brussels attacks: Three more arrested in police operation

Three more people were arrested on Friday by Belgian police in connection with Tuesday's attacks by Islamist militants in Brussels. The police have arrested nine people since Thursday in Belgium and two in Germany...


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US forces kill Islamic State number two Al Qaduli

The Pentagon on Friday confirmed that it had killed ISIS' number 2 and the group's finance minister, Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli. Analysts believe al-Qaduli may have been nominated to take control of the...


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Russia threatens to bomb Syrian cease-fire violators

Russia on Monday warned that it would not hesitate to act unilaterally in Syria against groups which will violate the cease-fire in the war torn nation. Russia's Defense Ministry told reporters that the country's...


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Obama to end Cuba trip with dissident meeting

US President Barack Obama is set to end his historic Cuba visit today with a meeting with Cuban dissidents and watch a baseball game with the communist country's president. Before the match, Onama will deliver a...


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Key Paris terror attacks suspect Abdeslam planned more attacks: official

Belgium's foreign minister said Sunday that Salah Abdeslam, the key suspect in last year's Paris attacks, has reportedly revealed during interrogation that he was planning more attacks while hiding in Brussels and had...


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Australian PM sets in motion July 2 poll

In a surprising move, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today set the stage for early elections on July 2. Turnbull's decision is seen as a risky gamble by many because his personal popularity is not at its peak...


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Obama in Cuba: Historic summit with Castro a key test for detente

Keeping aside decades of animosity, US President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro will sit down Monday at Havana's Palace of the Revolution for a historic meeting. Obama's decision to visit Havana...


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Paris terror attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam discharged from hospital

Brussels mayor today said that the key suspect in the last year's Paris terror attacks who got wounded in the leg during his capture in Belgium has been discharged from the hospital. The 26-year-old Salah Abdeslam was...


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Russia plane crash: All 61 on board killed, reason for crash unknown

All 61 people on board a passenger jet flying from Dubai to southern Russia died after the ill-fated plane failed to land successfully despite two attempts at Rostov-on-Don airport, Russian officials today said...


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Protests erupt in Brazil after former president Lula named chief of staff

Protests erupted across Brazil after President Dilma Rousseff appointed her predecessor and her personal mentor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva her chief of staff. Luiz is set to take the position in Rousseff's government - a...


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North Korea sentences American student to 15 years hard labour

American student Otto Warmbier was today awarded 15 years jail term with hard labour by North Korea's supreme court for crimes against the communist nation. Otto, a 21-year-old University of Virginia student, was arrested...


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Blast in bus kills 15, injures 30 in Pakistan's Peshawar

At least 15 people died and over 30 got injured after a bomb exploded on an overcrowded bus in Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan. The bus carrying government employees was targeted by a Taliban-affiliated militant group...


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Myanmar parliament names Htin Kyaw president

In a historic development, Myanmar's lawmakers today elected U Htin Kyaw, a confidant of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, as the new president of the country. Kyaw's election ends decades of leadership by the military and...


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Turkey strikes Kurdish militants in response to Ankara bombing

Airstrikes were carried out on Monday by Turkish forces against Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq Monday in retaliation for a car bomb attack in capital Ankara which claimed 37 lives and left 122 injured.


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North Korea announces to liquidate South assets

In a move which is set to increase the already elevated tensions on the Korean peninsula, North Korea on Thursday announced that it will liquidate all remaining South Korean assets on its territory.


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ISIS detainee spills the beans on terror group's chemical weapons plans

A senior US defense official on Wednesday said in an interview to NBC News that an ISIS official detained by US Special Operations Forces is a chemical weapons specialist and a "key operator" of the terror...


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Russian plane downed by 'terrorism': Egypt's Sisi

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday publicly acknowledged that "terrorism" caused the crash of a Russian plane in the Sinai Peninsula in October that claimed 224 lives. "Has terrorism ended? No... Whoever...


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Ramon Castro, eldest brother of Fidel and Raul, dies at 91

Ramon Castro, the eldest brother of incumbent Cuban President Raul Castro and former president and revolutionary icon Fidel Castro, has died. He was 91. Ramon was a farmer and not a member of the government but he did...


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Nepal plane crash: Rescue teams find wreckage of missing plane

Nepalese Aviation Minister Aananda Prasad Pokharel today said that rescuers have discovered the burnt-out wreckage of a passenger plane that went missing in a remote mountainous area with 23 people on board.


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Around 8,000 Afghan migrants stranded in Greece as Macedonia shuts border

Greek police today started to remove migrants who were stranded at the country's border with Macedonia after the latter decided to shut its border on Monday. At least 8,000 migrants, mostly from Afghanistan, were...


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