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Saudi Launches Awareness Campaign Before Female Motorists Drive

A mixture of excitement and fear has enveloped the religiously conservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia as it awaits the lifting of a decades-long ban on women driving on June 24.

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Central European Countries To Boycott Brussels' Migration Meeting

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said leaders of the Visegrad Four countries of Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic will skip this weekend's mini-summit on migration in Brussels.

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Melania Trump's Jacket Mixes Message During Visit To Detained Immigrant Children

Pic: ReutersMCALLEN, TEXAS: Melania Trump, the wife of U.S. President Donald Trump, on Thursday visited children displaced by the country’s immigration crisis in Texas, only a day after Trump reversed course and ordered families to be kept intact when entering the United States illegally from Mexico.

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Brexit Anniversary Brings Little Cheer To Walsall

"The people here are as adamant now as they were two years ago, probably more so: just get on with it - and a plague on all you politicians in London."

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Political Tensions Loom Over Critical OPEC Meeting

Vienna, Austria - OPEC ministers are gathered in Vienna to discuss global oil output, with analysts expecting a significant decision on production amid political tension between some member states.

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South Sudan Armed Opposition Rejects 'Imposition' Of Peace Deal

South Sudan's armed opposition on Thursday rejected any "imposition" of a peace deal and said more time is needed to secure lasting peace in the country and it would be necessary to address the root causes of a civil war after the first face-to-face meeting between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar in almost two years.

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Romania Ruling Party Chief Convicted Over Fake Jobs Scandal

Romania's high court on Thursday sentenced the leader of the ruling left-wing Social Democrat party (PSD), Liviu Dragnea, to three-and-a-half years in prison over a fake jobs scandal.

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Sign Language Fluent Gorilla Koko Dies At 46

Koko, a western lowland gorilla said to have mastered American Sign Language, has died aged 46, the California institute which studied her said on Thursday.

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Virginia Probes Abuses Of Migrant Children At Detention Centre

Virginia's governor ordered state officials on Thursday to investigate abuse claims by children at an immigration detention facility.

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Trump Says North Korea 'Total Denuclearisation' Started, Officials See No New Moves

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said yesterday North Korea was blowing up four of its big test sites and that a process of “total denuclearisation ... has already started,” but officials said there was no such evidence since a landmark summit last week.

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