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Brasilia Closes Latin America's Largest Rubbish Dump

Pic: ReutersBRASILIA: One thing the designers of Brazil’s modernistic capital Brasilia forgot to map out in their intricate plans was where to put the rubbish.

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Canceled North Korean Visit To Prep For Olympics 'Not Permanent': South Korea Ministry

Pic: ReutersSEOUL: South Korea’s Unification Ministry said on Saturday that the sudden cancellation of a North Korean delegation’s planned visit to the South to prepare for the North’s art troupe during the Winter Olympics was “not a permanent cancellation”.

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U.S. Government Shutdown Begins As Spending Bill Fails In Senate

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: The U.S. government officially shut down at midnight on Friday after Democrats and Republicans failed to reach a last-minute deal to fund its operations, divided in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security.

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UN Chief Urges To Address Root Causes Of Crisis In Central Asia

Antonio Guterres.

UNITED NATIONS -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Friday urged parties concerned to address the root causes of the crisis in Central Asia and build peaceful societies resilient to terrorism and violent extremism, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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White House Says It Prepares For Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON -- White House is preparing for a government shutdown, as the chances of a short-term government funding bill passed by the Senate are dimmed, said a White House official on Friday.

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Egypt's Sisi To Run For President In 2018 Elections

Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.

CAIRO -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi announced on Friday that he will run for re-election in the presidential elections scheduled in March, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Dying North Koreans A Sign US Diplomatic Strategy Works, Tillerson Says

Signs of starvation and death in North Korea indicate that US diplomatic strategy works fine, says the secretary of state. The objective now is not to let Pyongyang evoke sympathy around the world for its sanctions-induced woes.

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1.3 Million Children Displaced By Iraq's War With Islamic State: UNICEF

GENEVA - About half the 2.6 million people displaced in Iraq after a three-year war with Islamic State militants are children and persisting violence hampers efforts to ease their suffering, the United Nations said on Friday.

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Somali Authorities Say Troops Rescue 32 Children From 'Terrorist School'

MOGADISHU - Somali authorities said troops stormed a school run by al Shabaab on Thursday night and rescued 32 children who had been taken as recruits by the Islamist militant group.

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Cairo Declaration Calls On UN To Put A Brake On US Plans For Jerusalem

KUALA LUMPUR – The international conference held at the Al Azhar Centre in Cairo, Egypt concluded on Thursday with the participants agreeing to adopt the Cairo Declaration, which called for an immediate halt to plans to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel by US President Donald Trump.

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