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Brave Syrian Swimmer Named UN Refugee Agency Goodwill Ambassador

Yusra Mardini.

UNITED NATIONS -- The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday appointed Yusra Mardini, a Syrian refugee who saved lives of 20 other refugees, as its new Goodwill Ambassador, UN officials said, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Passenger Dragged From Plane Reaches Settlement With United Airlines

David Dao.

CHICAGO -- A passenger, who was violently dragged off an overbooked United flight has reached a settlement with the airline, his lawyer said on Thursday, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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S Korea's Presidential Frontrunner Keeps Widening Gap With Runner-Up In Polls

Moon Jae-in.

SEOUL -- South Korea's presidential frontrunner kept widening a gap with his runner-up in polls, with less than two weeks left before a presidential election, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Aussie Jihadists Captured In Middle East Could Be Stripped Of Citizenship: Government

Christopher Pyne.

CANBERRA -- Three dual-national Australians, alleged to have been Islamic State (IS) jihadists captured by army forces in Lebanon, could have their Australian citizenships stripped, according to Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne on Friday, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Turkey Happy With Malaysian Steps Against Gulenist Network

Fethullah Gulen.

NEW DELHI -- Turkey has hailed Malaysia's action against the network of United States-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of involvement in the failed military coup in Turkey last year.

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Suu Kyi Leaves For ASEAN Summit, European Tour

NAY PYI TAW -- Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi left here Friday to attend the 30th summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the Philippines, according to official sources, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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New Zealand-Australian Troops To Train New Iraqi Forces

WELLINGTON -- New Zealand and Australian troops in Iraq will train about 2,000 Iraqi Security Forces personnel in the next fortnight to fight Islamic State insurgents, the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) said Friday, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Disarmament Of FARC-EP Will Conclude In A Month, Says Santos

Juan Manuel Santos.

BOGOTA -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said today that in a month, the FARC-EP should be disarmed.

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Turkey Sees Malaysia As Natural Partner For Global Humanitarian Work

Ilnur Cevik.

NEW DELHI -- Turkey looks at Malaysia as a natural partner for carrying out humanitarian work in the areas hit by conflicts and natural disasters.

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China, Greece To Deepen Ties Through Belt And Road Initiative

ATHENS -- China and Greece have agreed here to boost cooperation through the Belt and Road Initiative, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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