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UK Queen And Husband Philip Celebrate 70 Years Of Marriage, Quietly

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth and husband Prince Philip mark their platinum wedding anniversary with a small family get-together on Monday, a far cry from the pomp and celebration which greeted their marriage 70 years ago.

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Trump Era Sparks New Debate About Nuclear War Authority

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WASHINGTON: It’s hard to overstate how thoroughly the U.S. military has prepared for doomsday — the day America gets into a nuclear shooting war.

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Zimbabwe President Defies Mounting Pressure To Leave Office

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe defied calls to quit Sunday, saying he will preside over a ruling party congress in December in an announcement that could trigger impeachment proceedings this week and more protests demanding his ouster.

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Tsunami Warning Issued After Magnitude 7 Undersea Quake Strikes Near New Caledonia

SYDNEY: An undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck 82 kms (51 miles) east of New Caledonia’s Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific on Monday, prompting a tsunami warning for coastlines within 300 kms (186 mile) of the epicentre.

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Bangladesh Says It's In Talks With Myanmar On Rohingya Repatriation Deal

DHAKA - Bangladesh is in negotiations with Myanmar aimed at a deal to repatriate Rohingya refugees and Dhaka’s foreign minister will address the matter at talks in Myanmar this week, the Bangladeshi foreign ministry said on Sunday.

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Mugabe Given Until Noon Monday To Quit As President Of Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe

HARARE - Zimbabwe’s ruling party fired Robert Mugabe as its leader on Sunday and gave the 93-year-old less than 24 hours to quit as head of state or face impeachment, an attempt to force a peaceful end to his 37 years in power after a de facto coup.

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Zimbabwe's Ruling Party Expels Mugabe: War Vets Head

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe was dismissed as leader of Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party on Sunday in a move to force a peaceful end to his 37 years in power following a de facto military coup.

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Syrian Army, Allies Take Back Albu Kamal From Islamic State

BEIRUT - The Syrian army and its allies took complete control over Albu Kamal, Islamic State’s last significant town in Syria, a military news service run by Hezbollah said on Sunday.

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Turkish Capital Bans LGBT Cinema, Exhibitions

ISTANBUL - The Turkish capital Ankara has banned the public showing of films and exhibitions related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, the governor’s office said on Sunday, citing risks to public safety.

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Satellite Signals Give Hope To Search For Missing Argentine Submarine

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina/BUENOS AIRES - A search and rescue operation for an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members aboard reached its third day on Sunday, after failed satellite calls likely from the vessel raised hopes the crew are alive.

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