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Taliban Storms Major City In Western Afghanistan

Taliban fighters attacked the western Afghan city of Farah from multiple directions in an ongoing battle to seize the provincial capital.

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George Soros Foundation To Close Office In 'Repressive' Hungary

Billionaire democracy activist George Soros' Open Society Foundations announced it will withdraw from Hungary and relocate to Berlin, citing an increasingly repressive political environment and security concerns for its personnel.

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Protesters March In Major Cities To Commemorate The Nakba

Demonstrations have taken place in cities around the world in commemoration of the Nakba, or catastrophe, the day Israel was formally recognised as a state on May 15, 1948.

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North Korea Casts Doubt On Trump Summit, Suspends Talks With South

SEOUL - North Korea on Wednesday threw into question an unprecedented summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump scheduled for next month, denouncing military exercises between South Korea and the United States as a provocation and calling off high-level talks with Seoul.

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Swiss Seek Quick Talks With Malaysia On 1MDB Investigation

ZURICH: Swiss federal prosecutors are seeking quick talks with Malaysian counterparts on how to press forward with an investigation of suspected corruption surrounding scandal-hit sovereign wealth fund 1MDB, the Swiss attorney general’s office said on Tuesday.

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Malaysia Condemns Israeli Violence Against Palestinian Protesters

PUTRAJAYA – Malaysia has condemned the Israeli violence against the Palestinians and called upon the United Nations to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident.

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Thailand Expresses Confidence On Future Of Southern Thai Peace Talks

BANGKOK – Thailand has expressed confidence on the future of the southern Thai peace process despite the change in Malaysia’s government following the country’s 14th general election (GE).

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Indonesian Police Hunting For "Teacher" Of Surabaya Church Bomber

SURABAYA -- Indonesian police are hunting for a man, identified as Abu Bakar, who was the "teacher" of the bomber at the deadly Surabaya church suicide attacks, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting Indonesia's East Java Police Chief Mahfud Arifin.

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Hawaii Issues "Red Air" Alert For Areas Near Kilauea Volcano

LOS ANGELES -- A "condition red" air quality alert was issued by Hawaii Monday after the Hawaii Fire Department reported that fissures in the southeast area of Lanipuna Gardens near Kilauea volcano were releasing high levels of sulfur dioxide gas.

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China Foresees New Achievements For Malaysia Under Mahathir's Leadership

Geng Shuang.

BEIJING -- China believes Malaysia will score new achievements in its national development under the leadership of newly-appointed Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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