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Jong-Nam Died 20 Minutes After Being Wiped With VX, Says Health Minister

KUALA LUMPUR: The autopsy report on the murdered Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has been completed. Health Minister Datuk Seri S.

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No Signs That Man Who Drove Into Crowd In German Town Was Terrorist: Police

A spokesman for German police said there were no signs that an incident in which a man drove into a crowd in the southwestern German town of Heidelberg on Saturday, injuring three people, was a terrorist attack.

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In 'Special Message', Taliban Leader Urges Afghans To Plant More Trees

The Taliban group in Afghanistan on Sunday used a rare public statement in the name of its leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, to call on Afghans to plant more trees for worldly and other-worldly good.

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Aggressive Cuts To Obama-Era Green Rules To Start Soon: EPA Head

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will begin rolling back Obama-era environmental regulations in an "aggressive way" as soon as next week, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said on Saturday - adding he understood why some Americans want to see his agency eliminated completely.

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Buffett Calls Clayton Homes Unit 'Best-In-Class' Despite Critics

Warren Buffett on Saturday used part of his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) shareholders to defend the businesses practices of one of his conglomerate's lesser-known but more controversial operating units: Clayton Homes.

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Vehicle Crashes Into Mardi Gras Parade Crowd In New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS: Police say 12 people were injured when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans.

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Merkel Says, On NATO Spending Target, Commitments Have To Be Met

Pic: ReutersGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that Germany needed to fulfill its commitment to boost defense spending to meet NATO's target of 2 percent of gross domestic product.

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Wary Of Trump Unpredictability, China Ramps Up Naval Abilities

Pic: ReutersBEIJING: The PLA Navy is likely to secure significant new funding in China's upcoming defense budget as Beijing seeks to check U.S. dominance of the high seas and step up its own projection of power around the globe.

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Turkish PM Seeks Backing For "Strong, Stable" Turkey In April Vote

Turkey's prime minister called on voters on Saturday to back a change to the constitution in an April referendum that would greatly strengthen President Tayyip Erdogan's powers, portraying the reform as a vote for stability.

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Bombs Target Oil Pipeline In Iraq's Kirkuk, One Killed

Four bombs went off on Saturday near a minor pipeline from an oilfield close to the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, security and oil industry sources said.

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