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220 People Drowned Off Libya While Attempting To Reach Europe - UNHCR

GENEVA -- Some 220 people drowned off Libya in recent days while attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR).

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North And South Korea Discuss Reunion Meetings For Divided Families

Pic: ReutersSEOUL: Delegations from North and South Korea met on Friday for talks to arrange the first reunions in about three years for families separated by the Korean War, with the Red Cross paving the way.

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Hundreds Attend Funeral For Fashion Designer Kate Spade

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Hundreds of mourners braved drizzling rain to attend the funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade on Thursday, many of them carrying her iconic purses as they flocked to a church in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri.

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Eurozone Gets Deal To Pave Way For End To Greece’s Bailout

LUXEMBOURG — Eurozone nations agreed on the final elements of a plan to get Greece out of its eight-year bailout program and make its massive debt more manageable.

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Algeria And Iraq Shut Down Internet To Prevent Exam Cheating

The Algerian government has ordered telecom companies to shut down the internet in the country for several hours every day for the next few days to prevent high school students from cheating.

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Turkey To Receive F-35 Jets Despite Opposition From Senate

Turkey will receive its first two F-35 fighter jets on Thursday, despite earlier attempts by the United States Senate to block the sales of the military equipment, the country's Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag has said.

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Haftar Forces Claim To Have Retaken Key Oil Terminals In Libya

Fighters loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar claim they have recaptured several important oil installations in eastern Libya after days of fighting led to a sharp drop in oil output.

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Iran's Zarif: Donald Trump's Behaviour 'Erratic, Dangerous'

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has renewed his call for a dialogue with his country's neighbours, saying the region cannot entrust the security of the Middle East to the "dangerous" and "erratic behaviour" of US President Donald Trump.

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Allies Line Up To Impose Retaliatory Trade Tariffs On US

Turkey and India announced on Thursday retaliatory tariffs worth hundreds of millions of dollars on goods imported from the United States, joining the growing list of Washington allies that have taken similar measures.

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Syrian Offensive Displaces Thousands In Rebel-Held Deraa

Thousands of civilians have fled regime bombardment on rebel-held areas in Syria's southern province of Deraa since Tuesday, with most moving into other rebel-held areas in the south, according to media reports.

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