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Trump, Kim Summit In Singapore Presents Logistical Challenges For North Korea

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SINGAPORE: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s trip to Singapore for talks with US President Donald Trump poses logistical challenges that are likely to include using Soviet-era aircraft to carry him and his limousine, as well as dozens of security and other support staff.

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Volcanic Eruptions In Indonesia: Mount Merapi Erupts Suddenly

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One of Indonesia's most famous volcanoes - the Merapi volcano that is located on the border between Central Java and Yogyakarta - erupted on Friday morning (11/05), spewing ash as high as 5,500 meters into the sky. The sudden eruption of Mount Merapi led to the temporary shutdown of Yogyakarta's Adisutjipto International Airport. Meanwhile, local residents who live within a five kilometer radius of the volcano are forced to evacuate.

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Theresa May Splits Cabinet To Consider Customs Options

Theresa May has split her cabinet into two groups to consider options for customs arrangements post-Brexit.

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Iran Nuclear Deal: France Condemns US Move To Re-Impose Sanctions

France has condemned as "unacceptable" a US move to re-impose sanctions on companies trading with Iran.

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Indonesia Evacuates Residents, Shuts Airport After Java Volcano Erupts

JAKARTA - Indonesian authorities ordered people living near a volcano to leave their homes on Friday and a major city closed its airport after the 5,500 meter (18,000 ft) peak sent a column of steam and ash into the sky.

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Malaysia's Mahathir Says King Willing To Grant Full Pardon For Anwar

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia’s newly-elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Friday that the country’s monarch has indicated he was willing to grant a full pardon to jailed politician Anwar Ibrahim immediately.

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Unpicking The Results Of Lebanon's Elections

Beirut, Lebanon - The dust has finally settled in Lebanon's parliamentary election, after most of the 128 winning candidates were announced on Monday.

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Iran's Khamenei Attacks Trump's Nuclear Deal Decision

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has denounced US President Donald Trump, calling his decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal as "impudent" and "worthless".

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Sudanese Teen Sentenced To Death For Killing Husband After Rape

Noura Hussein, a 19-year-old Sudanese woman, was sentenced to death by a court for stabbing to death a man she was forced to marry after he raped her.

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How Will US Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Deal Influence Iraq?

Iraq's political progress will likely be hindered by the US' decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, analysts say, since the two rival countries continue to back different sides in Iraq.

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