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145-kg woman sits on minor, causes death

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:26

New York, Oct 18 (IANS) A 145-kilo woman in the US' Florida punished her nine-year-old cousin by sitting on her, causing the child to go into a fatal cardiac arrest, authorities said.

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China's Communist Party congress begins in Beijing

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:10

Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) China's biggest political event, the Communist Party congress that determines who rules the country and its direction for the next term, has begun here on Wednesday under tight security.

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Trump defends claim over fallen soldiers

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 07:56

Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has defended the claim that his predecessors did not properly console families of the slain soldiers.

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Morocco court postpones north-eastern protest trials

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 07:18

Rabat, Oct 18 (IANS) A Moroccan court has postponed until October 24 the trial of 21 protesters arrested for their role in organising demonstrations that rocked the north-eastern region for months.

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EU must keep Myanmar under pressure: B'desh President

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 06:48

Dhaka, Oct 18 (IANS) President Abdul Hamid has said the European Union should continue to exert pressure on Myanmar so that it takes back the Rohingya refugees who have escaped to Bangladesh.

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Talks on revising NAFTA extended into 2018

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 05:14

Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Representatives of the US, Mexico and Canada announced here that negotiations on revising the 1994 NAFTA will continue into next year in the face of "significant conceptual gaps among the parties".

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1 dead as Greenpeace plane crashes in Brazil

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 04:06

Rio de Janeiro,, Oct 18 (IANS) One person was killed and four others injured when a Greenpeace aircraft crashed in Brazil's Amazon region, a spokesman for the environmental group said.

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2 UAE pilots killed in plane crash over Yemen

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 03:18

Dubai, Oct 18 (IANS) The UAE Armed Forces has announced the death of two pilots after their aircraft crashed during an operation in Yemen, a media report said.

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Lebanon, China to enhance bilateral ties: Envoy

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:42

Beirut, Oct 18 (IANS) China's Ambassador to Lebanon, Wang Kejian, has stressed that Beirut and Beijing could enhance bilateral ties by reviving the Silk Road and re-activating the trade and cultural exchanges between both sides.

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