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Chaos in honeymoon paradise

Maldives military and police forces locked down the country’s parliament on Monday, July 24, after opposition lawmakers attempted to move ahead with a vote to remove Speaker Abdulla Maseeh, an ally of President Abdulla Yameen. According to local news source Maldives Independent, as well as international reports from Al Jazeera, …

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Suicide bomber kills dozens

Pakistani rescue workers try to move the bodies of victims at the site of an explosion in Lahore on July 24, 2017. Picture: AFP. A SUICIDE bomber has killed at least 25 people, many of them police, in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, an attack which shatters a period …

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Taxi dispute lands US student in China jail

University of Montana student Guthrie McLean was held in China after intervening in a taxi dispute. Picture: Jennifer McLean via AP AN American university student is free following a weeklong detention in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother during a fare dispute, in …

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Diana put Princes in ‘bizarre costumes’

Diana, Princess of Wales’ love of dressing up her sons in “bizarre” costumes is revealed in a photo published for the first time to mark a landmark documentary about her life. Proud mum Diana appeared to like nothing better than putting the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry in matching …

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Robot probes Fukushima meltdown

On July 19, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) sent a new type of submersible robot into the containment vessel of the third reactor at the Fukushima nuclear plant to search for fragments of melted nuclear fuel. This footage, captured by the robot’s camera, shows the interior of the reactor. The …

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Main parties in front in East Timor vote

Electoral workers empty a ballot box as votes are counted during the parliamentary election in Dili, East Timor, Saturday, July 22, 2017. Picture: AP. EAST Timor’s two largest parties are leading in the parliamentary elections, as counting continues into the night. No official numbers had been released by 10pm local …

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Kim prepares for a new launch

The vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says North Korea does not have the ability to strike the United States with “any degree of accuracy”. North Korea leader Kim Jung Un applauds after the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on July 4. Picture: AP …

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US: Americans banned from N Korea

US student Otto Frederick Warmbier (L) during his trial in North Korea. Picture: AFP THE Trump administration will ban American citizens from travelling to North Korea, US officials said, following the death of university student Otto Warmbier who died in June after falling into a coma in a North Korean …

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Rodman gives Trump’s book to Kim

Dennis Rodman sits with children from the Pyongyang orphanage and nursery. Picture: AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon FLAMBOYANT basketball star Dennis Rodman has handed over a copy of Donald Trump’s “The Art of the Deal” to a North Korean minister. The eccentric ex-Chicago Bulls player has been shown in video and …

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Seven sailors dead in ship collision

American Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald has collided with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan, causing damage and injuries. SEVEN sailors have been killed and a US destroyer has returned to port after a collision with a Philippine-flagged cargo ship off the coast of Japan, badly damaging the vessel …

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