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Syria Civil War: UN Evacuates Four Besieged Towns

The United Nations has started evacuating hundreds of people from besieged Syrian towns in a rare sign of humanitarian progress that came as tens of thousands of civilians fled fresh fighting. Safe passage was secured for those in need of medical attention from four towns on Wednesday – a complex mission as a strained ceasefire appeared to buckle further. Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said plans were ... Read More »

Obama: ‘EU Makes Britain Even Greater’

US President Barack Obama has arrived in the United Kingdom for a three-day visit to make an appeal for Britain to stay in the EU. In an op-ed published by the Daily Telegraph shortly after his arrival in the British capital on Thursday, Obama said being inside the EU magnifies Britain’s influence across the world. “As citizens of the United Kingdom take stock of their ... Read More »

Malaysia, Australia, China To Meet Over MH370 Search

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Officials from Malaysia, Australia and China are meeting in June to discuss how to proceed with the search for disappeared flight MH370. The Malaysian Government said on Thursday in Kuala Lumpur that the three plane parts judged to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight two in Mozambique and one on the French island of Reunion had been recovered since the airliner went missing over ... Read More »

Turkey Freezes Assets Of Former Yemeni Leader Saleh

Turkey has frozen the assets of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in line with a decision by the UN Security Council, the government said. All of Saleh’s assets in Turkish banks and other financial institutions were frozen, the Official Gazette said on Thursday, but did not reveal the value of the assets Saleh was believed to hold in Turkey. United Nations-appointed investigators told the ... Read More »

Frontrunners Trump And Clinton Win New York Primaries

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the Republican and Democratic party frontrunners for US presidential nominations, have won their respective primaries in New York state. Trump easily won his nominating contest on Tuesday, moving closer to capturing enough delegates to clinch the nomination and avoid a contested convention in July. The billionaire’s big victory in his home state gave him renewed momentum in the Republican race and ... Read More »

India To Britain: Kohinoor Diamond Belongs To You

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In what appears to be a change of position, India’s government told a court that New Delhi should give up a claim over a huge diamond that has been in Britain for more than a century. Kohinoor, one of the world’s largest diamonds, has been at the centre of a diplomatic row between India and the UK, with India arguing for decades that it should ... Read More »

Syria: ‘Assad’s Future Is Not Up For Negotiation’

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The Syrian government’s chief negotiator has said his side is pushing for an expanded administration led by President Bashar al-Assad, and that Assad’s own future was not up for negotiation. The Western-backed Syrian opposition said on Monday that it was taking what it called a pause from UN-sponsored talks in Geneva aimed at ending the five-year-old conflict. The oppositon wants some form af transitional governing ... Read More »

Japan Earthquake: ‘Nearly 250,000 Told To Leave Amid Fear Of Tremors’

Naoki Kokawa, advisor to the Japanese Red Cross Society, told the BBC that more medical teams were being dispatched to evacuation centres. Two powerful earthquakes hit the south-western island of Kyushu last week killing at least 42 people. Japan’s meteorological agency has also warned that more tremors are likely to hit in the coming days. More than 1,000 people are injured and there has been ... Read More »

Drama In Brazil As Congress Votes To Impeach Rousseff

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Brazilian legislators have voted in favour of impeaching President Dilma Rousseff after a contest that has deeply divided the country and could end more than a decade of left wing rule. Tens of thousands of pro- and anti-impeachment protesters gathered in the capital Brasilia and other cities to watch the dramatic vote, which was shown live on national television on Sunday. The impeachment motion will ... Read More »

US Elections: Ted Cruz Beats Donald Trump In Wyoming

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Ted Cruz has won all 14 delegates at stake in the western US state of Wyoming, handing rival Donald Trump, who made little effort to win the rural state, another loss in a series of defeats in Western states. Cruz is trying to prevent Trump from obtaining the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the Republican nomination at the July convention in Cleveland. His win further narrowed ... Read More »

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