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Iran Nuclear Deal Cannot Be Renegotiated: Rouhani

BEIRUT: Iran’s president said on Thursday its nuclear accord with world powers cannot be renegotiated, after the Trump administration warned it was weighing whether the deal signed by its predecessor served U.S. security interests.

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Istanbul's Biggest Airport Closes After Luxury Private Plane Crashes Into Main Runway

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Istanbul's biggest airport was forced to close after a luxury private plan crashed into the main runway and burst into flames.

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Mexico Focuses On 10 Buildings In Search For Quake Survivors, 273 Dead

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MEXICO CITY: Rescuers swarmed over rubble with shovels and picks on Thursday in a frantic search for survivors two days after Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in a generation, focusing on 10 collapsed buildings where people may still be alive.

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North Korea's Kim Says Will Make 'Deranged' Trump Pay Dearly For U.N. Speech

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SEOUL/NEW YORK: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un blasted U.S. President Donald Trump as “mentally deranged” on Friday and vowed to make him pay dearly for threatening to destroy his country, hours after Trump ordered fresh sanctions over Pyongyang’s weapons programs.

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North Korea Official Says North May Consider Hydrogen Bomb On Pacific Ocean: Yonhap

SEOUL: North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said on Friday he believes the North could consider a hydrogen bomb test on the Pacific Ocean of an unprecedented scale, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.

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Russia Says Will Target U.S.-Backed Fighters In Syria If Provoked

Pic: ReutersMOSCOW: Russia warned the United States it would target areas in Syria where U.S. special forces and U.S.-backed militia were operating if its own forces came under fire from them, which it said on Thursday had already happened twice.

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Fearing Far-Right Surge, Merkel Tells Germans To Vote On Sunday

Pic: ReutersBERLIN: Fears in Germany that voter apathy could boost the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in Sunday’s election have driven Chancellor Angela Merkel and her main rival in final days of the campaign to urge their backers to go out and vote.

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Pope Candidly Admits Church 'Arrived Late' In Confronting Abuse

Pic: ReutersVATICAN CITY: Pope Francis, in some of his most candid and personal comments on the sexual abuse of children by priests, said on Thursday that the Catholic Church had “arrived late” in dealing with the problem.

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Mexico City Earthquake: Facebook To Donate $1m To Quake Victims

Pic: ReutersFacebook has said that it will donate $1m to the Red Cross in Mexico in the wake of a massive earthquake that struck the country on Tuesday.

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Thousands Rally In Philippines, Warn Of Duterte 'Dictatorship'

Pic: ReutersMANILA: Thousands of Filipinos rallied on Thursday to denounce Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and warn of what they called an emerging dictatorship, in a major show of dissent against the controversial but hugely popular leader.

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